During last week’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that the Virtual Console service is going to be launching in the coming months for Wii U. To celebrate, Nintendo is offering several games, one each month, for the deeply discounted price of $0.30 to recognize the 30th anniversary of the Famicom. Yes, that is only thirty cents!
And even thought this retro service is not yet available, Wii U owners can download Balloon Fight, a cult co-op Nintendo classic, right now on the eShop.
Here is a breakdown of the games that are going to be a part of this promotion:
Jan (right now) – Balloon Fight (NES)
Feb 20 – F-Zero (SNES)
March 20 – Punch Out! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
April 17 – Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
May 15 – Super Metroid (SNES)
June 12 – Yoshi (NES)
July 15 – Donkey Kong (NES)
While all these games are worth thirty of your hard earned cents, the clear stand out winner here is Super Metroid. Kirby’s Adventure is also a solid NES title that most gamers missed as it was released very late in the NES timeline. But even though Nintendo is offering these sales to honor the NES, gamers should be happy that SNES titles are also included.
It is worthwhile to note that Virtual Console titles on Wii U offer different features than on the Wii Virtual Console. Miiverse functionality and Gamepad support are unique to the Wii U Virtual Console.