Talk:Virtual Console

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Maybe we need a different symbol from a check or a cross in the table for a future release. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 08:24, 19 July 2007 (EDT)

Good idea, but what would we use? My Bloody Valentine
That was my question. Or wait, that is what my question should have been. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 08:29, 19 July 2007 (EDT)
Lol. OK, how about a picture that says "Coming Soon" :P My Bloody Valentine

Super Mario RPG[edit]

Do we really need Super Mario RPG on the VC list? It has not came out yet anywhere. What do you guys think?

--ToadTheMushroom 14:53, 29 December 2007 (EST)

It's not even confirmed to be released, some sources have even deconfirmed it, this is unreliable. When it really comes out, it can be added again. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 16:41, 13 February 2008 (EST)

Should we add South Korea[edit]

Question Mark. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 17:01, 15 January 2009 (EST)

Why not? =) -- Son of Suns (talk)

Well, I think adding another two columns would make the table too big overall. Maybe we should split it somehow. I'm not really sure about the design. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 12:57, 16 January 2009 (EST)

Yeah - I don't think we need one column saying whether it has been released or not and then another one for the same region saying the release date. Perhaps we need to just use release dates to indicate that the game has or will be released on that date. -- Son of Suns (talk)

Date layout[edit]

I find the month/day/year layout very confusing. I always have to check the numbers to see whether it's year/month/day, day/month/year or whatever. We should use the months as full words to avoid confusion.

If this is cleared, I would start remaking the table as discussed in the above section. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 08:58, 23 January 2009 (EST)

Month names might actually be better, as we are an "international" English wiki, and different dating methods are used around the world. -- Son of Suns (talk)

Minus World in VC[edit]

Ummm... the article states that the VC version of Super Mario Bros lacks the Minus World Glitch. I was not only under the impression that it was in fact in there, but I've done it myself. Is there a more recent version that doesn't have it, or what? Sabre Knight 23:33, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

P.S.: I just checked the other pages in this wiki. Minus World says it's not in, but Super Mario Bros./Glitches says it is. Any thoughts? Sabre Knight 23:37, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

It's on the VC on the 3DS and Wii.--Thejfh1999 14:57, 27 December 2011 (EST)

Super Mario 64 Changes[edit]

Yeah.... I read it several times and honestly have not idea what it means. Could somebody explain it a little better? A Link to the Present 21:30, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Mario Tennis AUS[edit]

I HAVE Mario Tennis 64 and I am from Austaila. Why is t marked with an X? SKmaric (talk)

Articles about VC Games[edit]

Most of them don't say they're playable with GameCube Controller, and the ones about NES games don't even say their Wii inputs !

--Wolfy 76700 12:59, 12 April 2011 (EDT)

Mario 64 Typo[edit]

Can someone verify that the typo at the end of SM64 has been corrected? Thanks. PoisonMushroom 16:51, 10 June 2011 (EDT)

Also, have the glitches been fixed? PoisonMushroom 16:51, 10 June 2011 (EDT)

The typo was fixed. The glitches were most likely not fixed.--Thejfh1999 14:58, 27 December 2011 (EST)


someone add Alleyway to the list. Lu-igi board

It's not a Mario game other than the minor reference. Mario4Ever

personally I think it should be on the list. Mario is after all controlling the paddle, meaning he is the main character.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lu-igi board (talk). Alleyway is too a Mario game. It's got its own article on here. And besides, for purposes like this, we include games like Donkey Kong Country which has no relation to Mario at all, less than a minor reference. And if you look on official Nintendo sites, they greatly express the game's relation to Mario. And Mario is the main character. A Link to the Present 16:51, 13 June 2011 (EDT)

It's a Mario game. Trust me.--Thejfh1999 14:59, 27 December 2011 (EST)

3DS NES Games Multiplayer.[edit]

Actually, the NES games do support multiplayer. Just hold the L and R buttons and a picture on the top screen will appear saying to press Y to switch between first player and second player. Sprite of Yoshi's stock icon from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tails777 Talk to me!Robin's stock icon from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

He's right.--Thejfh1999 15:00, 27 December 2011 (EST)

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 & Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 for Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console[edit]

  • There is an announcement that Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 & Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo Ambassador Program) will be released for the Virtual Console on the Nintendo 3DS. (Source for WL:SML3 & Source for SMA4:SMB3) DigiPen92 12:48, 17 November 2011 (EST)

Wario Land is coming to the North American eshop at one point, and SMA4:SMB3 is not ever coming. I'm a 3DS Ambassador and it never arrived.--Thejfh1999 15:11, 27 December 2011 (EST)

Backwards Compatibility[edit]

I got a Wii for Christmas, and it said "This Wii is not compatible with Nintendo GameCube discs and accessories," more or less. This article says that the Wii is compatible. I wouldn't argue with a box label, but I don't want to accidentally make the info contradict itself.

Roads (Talk - Me on Wikia - Me on Wikipedia) 19:43, 7 January 2012 (EST)

There's a new version released lately that doesn't support GCN games or controllers. What this has to do with the articles content is beyond me, so please take these comments onto the forums. The article is correct that GCN controllers play most of the VC games. Bop1996 (Talk)


How do you guys know when a game is going to be released for the 3DS?

Hi! I'm Shadow rocks!

Nintendo eShop info and official sites, as a few examples.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 09:41, 5 January 2013 (EST)

Wii U eShop pricing[edit]

When the eShop launched, games like Super Mario World were offered at a discount if players had already purchased them from the Wii Shop Channel and transferred their data from the Wii to the Wii U. Does anyone know whether Nintendo is still doing this sort of thing with VC releases or if it was just a limited-time offer (I feel it should be mentioned in the article either way, but I want to make sure that the mention is not inaccurate)? Mario4Ever 01:15, 27 May 2013 (EDT)

Super Mario Kart is not available for the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe yet[edit]

So stop putting the release date as "20 June 2013", it's not even available in North America yet.

VC Icons[edit]

How do you find those 3DS and Wii U VC icons where you see it in the console menu? Mario Weaboo (talk) 21:28, 26 September 2013 (EDT)

You may want to directly contact the uploader(s) of the images through their talk page.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 21:41, 26 September 2013 (EDT)

Icon categories?[edit]

Just a question, should the game icons from this page be licensed as "game logos" or sprites? --driftmaster130 (TalkEdits) 10:37, 7 December 2013 (EST)

DS on Wii U[edit]

I've seen an announcement that DS games will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. However, it is not from a source I can say with absolute certainty is a credible source and they never mentioned any games that will be coming with this addition. So does this deserve a mention at all?

The preceding unsigned comment was added by 3D Player 2004 (talk).

Well, it's brain age and only in japan(Just a rumor) wario land 3 (talk)

SMB2 Icon[edit]

Since Super Mario Bros. 2 is finally getting a Wii U VC release in Japan, should i replace the old icon with the Japanese one? I have it saved on my computer. Mario Weaboo (talk) 01:16, 12 March 2014 (EDT)

10$ eShop card[edit]

I noticed that it says that the ten dollar eShop card is only availble at best buy, but when i was at my local Target I saw a bunch of 10 dollar eShop cards next to the other eShop cards. I dont know if we got our facts wrong or if it was just an error so im asking you guys first before i edit the page Green 6017 King Of The Slowpoke (talk)

Add the information, then. Mario Green.pngBazooka Mario BadaBoom! 21:28, 4 April 2014 (EDT)

Some questions[edit]

Hello. I have some questions:

  • There is some way to get the Mario Kart: Super Circuit game to 3DS Virtual Console without being one consumer of Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program (I only goy my 3DS at December 2011)? If there is not, when Nintendo will go publish it to the 3DS or WiiU?
  • There is any preview of Super Mario Kart to WiiU at North America?
  • There is any preview to Gamecube games on Virtual Console?

-- 01:27, 12 July 2014 (EDT)

The answer is literally "No" for everything, I'm afraid. There might be hope for the second one, as you may be able to import it from your Wii, but otherwise, no. - Ninelevendo's Sig Image 03:01, 12 July 2014 (EDT)

Well, the ESRB rated it for Wii U. See the Super Mario Kart ESRB rating (Wii & Wii U) - User:Whitey (talk / edits) 11:25, 26 July 2014 (EDT)

How do we actually know that?[edit]

but will work with Wii U with the real ease of the Wii U GameCube Controller Adaptor.

what? user:wario land 3


This apparently happened. BlueStreak Speeds By 23:00, 12 January 2015 (EST)



I used to be Wolf O'Donnell but I couldn't log in. Since I can't edit for some reason, I'd like to point out a typo.

"The game timer is spaced slightly further apart. Most notable between "00" and between the " sign and the number preceeding it."

It should say "farther apart". It's a grammatical peeve of mine. :) StarWolf (talk) 14:00, 28 May 2015 (EDT)


Why is this article locked? ( 23:27, 6 July 2015 (EDT))

It's been protected so that only autoconfirmed users can make edits.
-Toa 95 (talk)

I'm autoconfirmed and I can't edit it. (03bgood (talk) 16:55, 31 July 2015 (EDT))

Nevermind, I can edit now (03bgood (talk) 17:07, 31 July 2015 (EDT))

New Mario and DK VC games need added[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of The Steven Stars hits the Japanese Wii U eShop on August 5, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time has been out in PAL regions since July 16, and DK: Jungle Climber hit the JP Wii U eShop on July 8 and the NA Wii U eShop last week on July 23. (03bgood (talk) 16:57, 31 July 2015 (EDT))

Nevermind, I updated it (03bgood (talk) 16:55, 1 August 2015 (EDT))

Redundant sections?[edit]

While editing, I noticed a few sections about the changes made in the games in Wii U VC games were copy pasted from the changes to the Wii VC games, such as Paper Mario, Super Mario 64, and Mario Golf. Should these redundant sections be kept in if they're exactly like the Wii Virtual Console versions? Toad's sprite in Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium wow it's Kiryu (TC) 21:27, 7 April 2016 (EDT)

I'm not quite up to speed on this stuff, but if none of the Wii U releases reverted the changes to the Wii VC releases, I think a note among the lines of "All changes made to the Wii Virtual Console versions were retained unless stated otherwise" would be a better way to go around it. --Glowsquid (talk) 22:47, 7 April 2016 (EDT)
Makes sense. I was thinking about doing that, but wasn't sure if the game info was still necessary. Toad's sprite in Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium wow it's Kiryu (TC) 23:34, 7 April 2016 (EDT)

Can South Korea column be added to 3DS VC list[edit]

  1. Will the design of the table be OK if one column is added? (Former discussion (about Wii VC))
  2. The templates template:Virtual Console Top and template:Virtual Console Info are used in both 3DS VC and WiiU VC lists, while Wii U is not released in South Korea. If the column is added, the templates should be split.

odo2718 (對話) 10:33, 25 May 2016 (EDT)

Result: The layout is (probably) OK and the column is added without splitting two templates. That's all. odo2718 (對話) 10:06, 5 June 2016 (EDT)

Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of The Minis (DS)[edit]

This game needs to be added the page, along with the release dates for all 3 regions. ( 00:27, 17 October 2016 (EDT))

[Wii U Game Section] Australia Release Date Problem[edit]

Can someone try to fix the problem with the Australian release dates for Wii U Virtual Console games? Its dates are not perfectly centered, they're shifted up a little bit. Thanks.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by ‎Tryloubliss (talk).

It's something in {{Virtual Console Info}}, but I can't spot the problem.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 20:17, 2 November 2016 (EDT)

Vanish Mario and emulation[edit]

On the bullet point about how Vanish Mario looks different in the VC version of Super Mario 64, it says: "Vanish Mario appears purely transparent instead of flickering in dithered colors for unknown reasons.[citation needed]"

First, is the citation needed for the reasons the graphics are different, or for the fact that Vanish Mario looks different in the first place?

Second, the reasons Vanish Mario looks different are known. Emulation of N64 graphics isn't accurate for various reasons: the two that wiki page mentions are imperfect approximations of how the N64 GPU displayed graphics, and the N64's use of three-point, instead of four-point bilinear filtering. Something about that could be added but it seems a little long for a single blurb in a section about SM64. In that case it might be worth looking into why Vanish Mario looks different, I assume it's because the VC uses high-level emulation. Toad's sprite in Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium wow it's Kiryu (TC) 17:48, 16 September 2017 (EDT)

Potentially false information?[edit]

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In the sentence *Note: $10 eShop cards are only available at Wal-Mart, GameStop, Best Buy, and Target in the United States only., the article claims that $10 eShop cards are only available in the US, however, I have seen these 10$ cards outside of the US. Does this bit of information have a source? Doomhiker (talk)Artwork of a Topmini from Super Mario Galaxy 20:21, 6 December 2018 (EST)