Nintendo finally released Earthbound on the Virtual Console for Wii U, gamers have been demanding this ever since the Virtual Console system for the original Wii was announced. This made me start to think of some of my most wanted Virtual Console games, specifically, ones that I think would possibly be overlooked. I eliminated games that had been previously released on the Wii Virtual console, as they’re still available to be played on the Wii U. Another factor in my “want” is the rarity of the physical copies, a few retro games carry a heavy price tag and a cheap Virtual Console release would be my better option. I tried to also figure out the odds of these games being released, based on different factors. Anyways, the following are my Most Wanted NES Games on Virtual Console.
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Ducktales 2 – I wasn’t even aware of the existence of a Ducktales 2 until a few years ago, it was released late in the life of the NES and is actually a valuable/rare game that collector’s seek. I’ve looked into it a few times and the price is usually $100+ for the cartridge alone. Reviews were favorable of the game and said it’s more of the same as the original Ducktales (I don’t think that’s a bad thing). Seeing how Capcom still has the video game rights to Ducktales, as they are publishing the remastered original, I think it’d be a great idea for them to re-release Ducktales 2 on Virtual Console. A simple port of the NES title is all that is required, I would love to pick this up for $5 or so and play it on Wii U instead of spending $100+ for the NES cartridge right now. This also puts money in Capcom’s pocket that they would not be making off the $100+ sale on eBay.
Odds of it happening – Highly Possible – As mentioned before Capcom still has the publishing rights to Ducktales video game properties, and if the Remastered Ducktales turns out to be a success it’s possible they decide to re-release or remaster Ducktales 2 to further cash in on the success.