Milk This! V:13 "....maybe Nintendo is listening to me after all."
-By Harold "Hbomb" Price-
-The Nintendo is watching us.-
-Posted 09/05/2005-

As you may already know, I am a huge fan of classic games. In this column, I have complained about Nintendo charging an arm and a leg for individual GBA carts of classic NES games. Nintendo has announced something. Unfortunately, it is not the compilation I have been hoping for.

Fortunately, it is way better.

As if the backwards compatibility with
GameCube was not enough, Nintendo is going to have downloadable versions of classic NES, SNES, and N64 games available through the Revolution.

I know what I'm getting for Christmas 2006. :)

Here is a few things I would like to see happen with this "Virtual Console"

-Multiple publishers.
Nintendo has released a lot of quality games over the years, but so have a lot of other companies. Some of the classic third-party games I would like to see are Mischief Makers (N64), Street Fighter 2 (SNES), Dragon Warrior series (NES).

Another columnist on another website (I forget who and what site) suggested that Nintendo and Sega make a deal to include classic Genesis games on Revolution. I would be totally in favor of it. There have been several quality titles that never made it to a Nintendo system, and this would be a good opportunity to give gamers a second chance.

-Affordable pricing.
When Nintendo announced the downloadable games, I was thinking maybe $5 each. When Philip and I were discussing it, he compared it to iTunes, suggesting maybe $1 downloads. I like Philip's idea better.

- Exclusives/Unreleased games.
Star Fox 2 (SNES), Sim City (NES), and the BS Satelliview SNES Zelda port come to mind. Of course, I would also like to see the Dragon Warrior, Fire Emblem, and Final Fantasy games that never made it to the US.

Ok, so I will not hold my breath,
but I will remain hopeful. Nintendo has definitely piqued my interest, and I absolutely can not wait for more details to come out..

Hbomb Out.

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