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Topic   Nintendo Wii Shop Channel Closure - Get Worthy Titles Before They Are Gone Forever

Lunar
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* 2-Dec(#1)
Looks like Nintendo is retiring its Wii Shop Channel.

Points can be added until 3/26/2018
Purchase content until 1/30/2019


Let's talk about what games are worth the time and money to buy!

On a related note, RTT's Let's Play Together Game of the Month is

Sega Mega Drive (Europe) Pulse Man

Which I think is a definite must purchase on the Wii Virtual Console. It costs 900 points, a bit steep compared to other Genesis titles but this one's physical value is well over $300 for a complete copy.

I also think alot of the NEC TurboGrafx-16 titles are worth the admission price considering the alternative.

Let's make a list of games that we think is worth it to grab before they are gone.

Sega Genesis
Pulse Man

NEC TurboGrafx-16
Air Zonk
Legend of Hero Tonma
Lords of Thunder



KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
2-Dec(#2)
How's the Contra?
DefaultGen
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2-Dec(#3)
Are there any deals on Wii Points since they're going out of style? The ones on Ebay are marked up at a premium like they're collectible, lol.

Lunar
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2-Dec(#4)
I just buy from Nintendo directly.

BleedingViolet
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2-Dec(#5)
Um wtf? Why would you be able to purchase points for two months after you cant use them anymore?

Dammit! I need the Internet at my house soon 😐
DiamondDave
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2-Dec(#6)
Check the years again.
BleedingViolet
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2-Dec(#7)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Check the years again.

Lol D'OH!!!

I is stupid, nice catch sir 😊
creagan
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2-Dec(#8)
Galaga 88 was a must have for me.
PizzaTheHutt
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2-Dec(#9)
Lunar wrote:
> Let's make a list of games that we think is worth it to grab before they are gone.

For me personally, I can't recommend too many Virtual Console games because I often found a lot of the ones I played didn't age very well (there are a few exceptions). So most of the money I spent in Wii Shop Channel went towards WiiWare titles.

Nintendo 64
Sin & Punishment
Pokemon Snap

WiiWare
Alien Crush Returns
Bit.Trip series
Bonsai Barber
Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth
Cave Story (though if you can buy this on Switch or 3DS get it there instead)
Contra ReBirth
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles My Life As A King
Jett Rocket
Lit
LostWinds
Muscle March
Pearl Harbor Trilogy Episode 1 1941: Red Sun Rising (unfortunately episodes 2 and 3 never happened)
Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People (it's episodic, there's 5 total)

razeak
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2-Dec(#10)
I really liked Castlevania. I just downloaded it in September I think. It's a great 2d throwback to the classic gameplay from the NES.
Lunar
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2-Dec(#11)
Castlevania is prob easier to get the normal way(NES cart, NESC, or GBA even)

But Rondo of Blood is prob worth it seeing how much it costs.

DefaultGen
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2-Dec(#12)
I think he meant Castlevania: TA ReBirth, unfortunately an exclusive locked to a dying download service frown

Lunar
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2-Dec(#13)
Oh, never heard of that one. I'll check out some vids and update the OP tomorrow

Missile
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3-Dec(#14)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> Let's make a list of games that we think is worth it to grab before they are gone.
>
> For me personally, I can't recommend too many Virtual Console games because I often
> found a lot of the ones I played didn't age very well (there are a few exceptions).
> So most of the money I spent in Wii Shop Channel went towards WiiWare titles.
>
> Nintendo 64
> Sin & Punishment
> Pokemon Snap
>
> WiiWare
> Alien Crush Returns
> Bit.Trip series
> Bonsai Barber
> Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth
> Cave Story (though if you can buy this on Switch or 3DS get it there instead)
> Contra ReBirth
> Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles My Life As A King
> Jett Rocket
> Lit
> LostWinds
> Muscle March
> Pearl Harbor Trilogy Episode 1 1941: Red Sun Rising (unfortunately episodes 2 and
> 3 never happened)
> Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People (it's episodic, there's 5 total)
Hopefully someone already preserved the roms or whatever so that they don't get lost for good. I'm pretty sure some of those games are never getting re-released ever again. Strong Bad and Pokémon snap aren't really must grabs though, physical copies of the PC version are cheap and plentiful, and the N64 version of Snap isn't particularly expensive either.
Antipop
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3-Dec(#15)
I'd toss the following games on that list:
- MUSHA Sega Genesis ($300+ cart only)
- Monster World IV Sega Mega Drive (Europe) (Japanese exclusive)
- Gate of Thunder NEC TurboGrafx-16 (another killer Turbografx shooter)
- DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure Super Famicom (Japanese exclusive)
razeak
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3-Dec(#16)
I have zero doubts the games arent already available on hacked Wiis.

I was referring to Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth. I'm going to grab Contra Rebirth. Gradius Rebirth is also available, but I haven't heard great things about it
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader
3-Dec(#17)
Anyone play much of Contra Rebirth? Impressions? Is it an all new Contra or a remake?
Admiral
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4-Dec(#18)
I really enjoy Contra Rebirth. One of the best WiiWare titles, IMO. For some reasons I thought it included some parts that were remade from various games, but I'm not certain. Definitely one to get though I think.

*For the record, not that I condone it...but you can easily install WiiWare titles on a Modded Wii....
razeak
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4-Dec(#19)
I bought Castlevania to celebrate the Halloween season. I was just making a statement that they exist on hacked Wiis. I'm not condoning it. It is just an observation. I don't have a modded Wii. They aren't technically lost forever. Regardless I'm going to grab the other two titles in the Rebirth series before the servers drop.

The game has a really great flow to it and I really like the overall level design. There are a few places and a boss fight that can hang me up.
sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Dec(#20)
Bomberman Blast is pretty good.

Also recommending Gleylancer, Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, Super Fantasy Zone, Dynastic Hero and Pulseman, just to name a few.

Topic   Nintendo Wii Shop Channel Closure - Get Worthy Titles Before They Are Gone Forever