Nintendo’s Virtual Console is a dream come true for players that love to go old school. But there are otherwise great games that are not available. These games really deserve a rebirth on Nintendo’s Virtual Console on the Wii U. Keep in mind I am not listing games that are available on the old Wii, as that is accessible on the Wii U. These are games that were great, but due to certain reasons, be it bankruptcy, licensing, or just plain lack of interest, these games deserve another shot. Do you agree with this list?
10. Mortal Kombat 4
Mortal Kombat 4 came out at a time when the series was in a huge slump. By this point, we were all “kombated out!” Despite that, Mortal Kombat 4 was a stellar game, bringing the series into the 3-D realm for the first time. The transition from 2-D to 3-D is never easy, even Mario had his growing pains, but once they’re in, it’s smooth sailing from there on out. This game would work great on the Wii U’s gamepad.
9. Code Name: Viper
Borrowing it’s gameplay and animations from Rolling Thunder, Code Name: Viper was a great entry in Capcom’s library. Why it hasn’t been released on any form of the Virtual Console is a mystery.
8. Doom 64
It’s no secret that Id Software has a low opinion of Nintendo, but still, there’s no reason why this gem can’t be reborn for a new generation on the Wii U. If Ultimate Doom and Doom II: Hell On Earth can be released on Doom 3: BFG Edition, why not Doom 64 on the Wii U?
7. Lethal Enforcers
Duck Hunt’s rebirth on the Wii U showed us that the Wiimote can double as a Zapper. Let’s crank it up a notch and put Lethal Enforcers on the Wii U. In fact, how hard would it be to remake Lethal Enforcers 1 & 2 on the Wii U? Konami, get on it!
6. Wizards & Warriors
This Rare developed game could easily find a home among the classic on the Wii U. Wizards & Warriors is a classic that has its quirks as well as high points. The chances are slim, but it would be great to see it.
5. Conker’s Bad Fur Day
This is purely wishful thinking, as Conker pretty much belongs to Microsoft, but think about it. Conker’s Bad Fur Day on the Wii U Virtual Console would be a great addition. It’s still as fun to play now as it was when it came out 14 years ago. Believe it or not, the Xbox version is far more censored than the N64 version.
4. Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti
Namco has a few classics on the Wii U, like Pac-Land and Mappyland. Since import games came out on the Virtual Console in the past, is it too much to ask for the Famicom version of Splatterhouse to make its way to the states? Namco, we’re waiting!
3. Mortal Kombat Trilogy
A big game for the N64, Mortal Kombat Trilogy combined all of the fighters from the first three games. While Goro and Kintaro were excluded from this version (they’re in the PlayStation version, however), it was still a great game to play, and ruined more friendships than GoldenEye 007.
2. Clash At Demonhead
Clash At Demonhead gave many players fond memories. The engaging story, the wide range of items, and the anime inspired humor make it a lost treasure. Either bring it back or remake it!
1. Devil World
The funny thing is that Devil World is already on Virtual Console in Japan and Europe, but not in America. Why not, Nintendo? You don’t think we can handle it? There’s a game available on the WiiShop called DoReMi Fantasy that has no English text at all, but Devil World doesn’t get a western release. Come on, Nintendo! Fire Emblem made it out here. Why not Devil World?