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Nintendo Adds Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS Virtual Console Support to The Wii U April 2, 2015

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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That’s right, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games can now be purchased and downloaded on the Wii U.  And yes, not only will you be able to play these games on the Wii U Gamepad, games which featured rumble through the optional Rumble Pak support will rumble plenty on the gamepad.

Currently, the only two games you can buy through the service is Super Mario 64, originally released on the Nintendo 64, or Yoshi’s Story DS, originally released for the Nintendo DS.  Nintendo promises that more games will be released through the service throughout April including Paper Mario, Mario Kart DS and Donkey Kong 64.  Personally, I’d like to see some of the harder to find titles for these platforms make an appearance, like the Pokémon Stadium titles from the Nintendo 64, or Metroid Prime Hunters on the DS, but hopefully the service takes off and more titles will get added.

Nintendo 64 games will range in price from $9.99US to $11.99 US.  Nintendo DS titles will range in price from $6.99 US to $9.99 US.  While Nintendo has not offered downloadable DS games in the past, you could purchase Nintendo 64 games on the Wii using the Wii Shop Channel.  If you had previously done this on your Wii U (or a Wii who’s data you transferred to your Wii U) you can buy a Nintendo 64 game at the discounted price of $2.00 US).

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