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The Virtual Console is a service available on the Wii, the 3DS, the Wii U, and Nintendo Switch. It allows players to download games that were originally for older consoles, such as Nintendo's own NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 (Wii and Wii U), Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS (Wii U), Game Boy, and Game Boy Color (3DS). Sega has provided the Wii and 3DS Virtual Console with Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega Master System, and Sega Game Gear games.

Cost

Wii Points

Wii Virtual Console games are bought with Wii Points via the Wii Shop Channel. Wii Points Cards, which were once sold at most game retailers, each came with 2,000 redeemable Points on them. However, in Japan, cards were worth either 1,000, 3,000, or 5,000 Wii Points. Wii Points can also be purchased directly through the Wii Shop Channel with a credit card in blocks of either 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, or 5,000 Points.

eShop Credit

Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console games are bought with eShop credits via the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo eShop cards are sold at most retailers with the following values; $10*, $20, $35, and $50. In Australia and New Zealand, there are $15, $30 and $60 cards.

*Note: $10 eShop cards are only available at Wal-Mart, GameStop, Best Buy, and Target in the United States only.

Pricing

Wii

Console Wii Points
Nintendo Entertainment System 500-600
Super Nintendo Entertainment System 800-900
Nintendo 64 1,000-1,200

While this pricing is true for most games, a few select games have been priced differently. Imported games such as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Mario's Super Picross in Europe and Australia and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels outside Japan cost 100 Wii Points more than usual.

In the United States, retailers once sold 2,000 points cards for $20 apiece, at a price of one cent per point.

Similarly, in Australia, retailers only sold 1,000 points cards for $20 apiece.

*Note: Games released on the Virtual Console Arcade are automatically set to 500 points. However, most Virtual Console Arcade games are priced higher than 500 points.

Nintendo 3DS

Console Price
Nintendo Entertainment System General public:
JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
KR ₩5000
Ambassadors: Free
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (New Nintendo 3DS only) JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
Game Boy JP ¥411
US $2.99-$3.99
EU €3.00-€4.00
UK £2.70-£3.70
AU $4.50-$6.00
KR ₩4000
Game Boy Color JP ¥617
US $4.99-$5.99
EU €5.00
UK £4.50
AU $6.00-$7.50
KR ₩6000
Game Boy Advance (Ambassadors only) General public: None
Ambassadors: Free

Wii U

Console Price
Nintendo Entertainment System JP ¥514/¥100*
US $4.99/$1.00*
EU €4.99/€1.00*
UK £3.49/£1.00*
AU $6.50/$1.00*
Super Nintendo Entertainment System JP ¥823/¥150*
US $7.99/$1.50*
EU €4.99/€1.50*
UK £5.49/£1.50*
AU $10.40/$1.50*
Nintendo 64 JP ¥1028/¥200*
US $9.99/$2.00*
EU €9.99/€2.00*
UK £8.99/£2.00*
AU $13.00/$2.00*
Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $6.99-$7.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
Nintendo DS[1] JP ¥950
US $6.99-$9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00

*Note: Discounted price if originally purchased on the Wii Shop Channel via Wii Mode.

Controllers

Various controllers are needed used to play Virtual Console games.

  • Wii U GamePad - Can play all Virtual Console games in Wii U Mode. Only works in both Wii U and Wii Mode (only displays screen) on the Wii U console.
  • Wii U Pro Controller - Can also play all Virtual Console games in Wii U Mode. Only works in Wii U Mode for the Wii U console.
  • Wii Remote - When turned sideways, it can be used as an NES substitute. It is also compatible with Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Master System games. Works in both Wii U and Wii as well as the Wii U via Wii Mode. Can be used for Wii U SNES and GBA games if Two Button is held while the game boots.
  • Classic Controller - Can play any game. It is made to fit the design of the SNES Controller. Works in both Wii U and Wii as well as the Wii U via Wii Mode.
  • Nintendo GameCube controller - Can also play any game, but it is best compatible with N64 games. It currently only works for the original Wii console.

List of Mario games for the Virtual Console

Wii

# Game Platform Points JP release NA release EU release AU release S. Korea release Developer(s)
1 Donkey Kong NES 500 2006 / 12 / 02 2006 / 11 / 19 2006 / 12 / 08 2006 / 12 / 07 2008 / 04 / 26 Intelligent Systems, Nintendo R&D 2
2 Donkey Kong 3 NES 500 2008 / 07 / 23 2008 / 07 / 14 2009 / 01 / 09 2009 / 01 / 09 X mark.svg Nintendo EAD
3 Donkey Kong Country Super NES 800 2006 / 12 / 12 2007 / 02 / 19 2006 / 12 / 08 2006 / 12 / 07 2008 / 05 / 26 Rareware
4 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Super NES 800 2007 / 10 / 23 2007 / 05 / 21 2007 / 05 / 16 2007 / 05 / 18 2008 / 11 / 25 Rareware
5 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Super NES 800 2008 / 10 / 21 2007 / 12 / 24 2007 / 12 / 25 2007 / 12 / 25 X mark.svg Rareware
6 Donkey Kong Jr. NES 500 2006 / 12 / 02 2006 / 12 / 04 2006 / 12 / 22 2006 / 12 / 22 X mark.svg Nintendo R&D 2
7 Donkey Kong Jr. Math NES 500 2007 / 03 / 27 2007 / 09 / 03 2007 / 04 / 20 2007 / 04 / 20 X mark.svg Nintendo R&D 2
8 Mario Bros. NES 500 2006 / 12 / 12 2006 / 11 / 19 2006 / 12 / 08 2006 / 12 / 07 2008 / 12 / 30 Intelligent Systems, Nintendo R&D 2
9 Mario Golf Nintendo 64 1,000 2008 / 09 / 30 2008 / 10 / 06 2009 / 01 / 23 2009 / 01 / 23 X mark.svg Camelot
10 Mario Kart 64 Nintendo 64 1,000 2007 / 01 / 30 2007 / 01 / 29 2007 / 01 / 26 2007 / 01 / 26 2008 / 04 / 26 Nintendo EAD
11 Mario Party 2 Nintendo 64 1,000 2010 / 11 / 02 2010 / 12 / 20 2010 / 12 / 24 2010 / 12 / 24 X mark.svg Hudson
12 Mario's Super Picross Super NES 800/900 2006 / 12 / 19 X mark.svg 2007 / 09 / 14 2007 / 09 / 14 X mark.svg Jupiter Co., Ltd.
13 Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 1,000 2010 / 08 / 31 2010 / 06 / 28 2010 / 06 / 18 2010 / 06 / 18 X mark.svg Camelot
14 NES Open Tournament Golf NES 500 2007 / 07 / 24 2007 / 06 / 18 2007 / 05 / 11 2007 / 05 / 11 2008 / 08 / 26 Nintendo EAD
15 Paper Mario Nintendo 64 1,000 2007 / 07 / 10 2007 / 07 / 16 2007 / 07 / 13 2007 / 07 / 13 X mark.svg Intelligent Systems
16 Pinball NES 500 2006 / 12 / 02 2006 / 11 / 19 2006 / 12 / 15 2006 / 12 / 15 X mark.svg Nintendo EAD
17 Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 1,000 2006 / 12 / 02 2006 / 11 / 19 2006 / 12 / 08 2006 / 12 / 07 X mark.svg Nintendo EAD
18 Super Mario Bros. NES 500 2006 / 12 / 02 2006 / 12 / 25 2007 / 01 / 05 2007 / 01 / 05 2008 / 04 / 26 Nintendo EAD
19 Super Mario Bros. 2 NES 500 2007 / 08 / 10 2007 / 07 / 02 2007 / 05 / 25 2007 / 05 / 25 2008 / 07 / 15 Nintendo EAD
20 Super Mario Bros. 3 NES 500 2007 / 12 / 11 2007 / 11 / 05 2007 / 11 / 09 2007 / 11 / 09 2008 / 05 / 26 Nintendo EAD
21 Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels NES 500/600 2007 / 05 / 01 2007 / 10 / 01 2007 / 09 / 14 2007 / 09 / 14 X mark.svg Nintendo EAD
22 Super Mario Kart Super NES 800 2009 / 06 / 09 2009 / 11 / 23 2010 / 04 / 02 2010 / 04 / 02 X mark.svg Nintendo EAD
23 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Super NES 800/900 2008 / 06 / 24 2008 / 09 / 01 2008 / 08 / 22 2008 / 08 / 22 X mark.svg Square Enix
24 Super Mario World Super NES 800 2006 / 12 / 02 2007 / 02 / 05 2007 / 02 / 09 2007 / 02 / 09 2008 / 04 / 26 Nintendo EAD
25 Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 1,000 2009 / 01 / 20 2009 / 12 / 21 2009 / 06 / 12 2009 / 06 / 12 X mark.svg HAL Labs
26 Wario's Woods NES 500 2006 / 12 / 12 2006 / 11 / 19 2006 / 12 / 08 2006 / 12 / 07 X mark.svg Nintendo, Intelligent Systems
27 Wrecking Crew NES 500 2008 / 02 / 05 2007 / 11 / 19 2007 / 08 / 24 2007 / 08 / 24 X mark.svg Nintendo R&D 1
28 Yoshi NES 500 2007 / 03 / 06 2007 / 07 / 09 2007 / 05 / 16 2007 / 05 / 18 2008 / 08 / 12 Game Freak
29 Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 1,000 2007 / 10 / 30 2007 / 09 / 17 2007 / 10 / 26 2007 / 10 / 26 X mark.svg Nintendo EAD
30 Yoshi's Cookie NES 500 2008 / 06 / 10 2008 / 04 / 07 2008 / 04 / 04 2008 / 04 / 04 2008 / 11 / 11 Nintendo R&D 1

Note: The Donkey Kong Country series has been delisted shortly before the Wii U's release (except in South Korea), likely due to Microsoft's desire to renegotiate licensing agreements with Nintendo before re-releasing it. Yoshi's Cookie for the NES has been delisted on October 2013 (except in South Korea).

Nintendo 3DS

Games on the Virtual Console of the 3DS do not have 3D capabilities, except for 3D Classics. They are sold via Nintendo eShop.

The following Mario games have been released on the Virtual Console of the 3DS:

# Icon Game Platform Price JP release NA release EU release AS release S. Korea release Developer(s)
1 Alleywayicon.png Alleyway Game Boy JP ¥411
US $2.99
EU €3.00
UK £2.70
AU $4.50
KR ₩4000
2011 / 08 / 03 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 07 2011 / 06 / 07 2016 / 06 / 01 Nintendo R&D 1, Intelligent Systems
2 DKACicon.png Donkey Kong NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £4.49
AU $6.50
KR ₩5000
2012 / 10 / 17 2013 / 08 / 15 2013 / 11 / 21 2013 / 11 / 21 2016 / 03 / 02 Intelligent Systems, Nintendo R&D 2
3 DKGBicon.png Donkey Kong Game Boy JP ¥411
US $3.99
EU €4.00
UK £3.70
AU $6.00
KR ₩4000
2011 / 06 / 15 2011 / 06 / 16 2011 / 06 / 16 2011 / 06 / 16 2016 / 02 / 03 Nintendo EAD, Pax Softnica
4 DK3icon.png Donkey Kong 3 NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £4.49
AU $6.50
KR ₩5000
2013 / 03 / 27 2013 / 12 / 05 2013 / 12 / 12 2013 / 12 / 12 2016 / 07 / 06 Nintendo EAD
5 DKCN3DSVC.jpg Donkey Kong Country Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2016 / 03 / 04 2016 / 03 / 24 2016 / 03 / 24 2016 / 03 / 25 X mark.svg Rareware
6 DKC2 3DS VC Icon.jpg Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2016 / 04 / 06 2016 / 04 / 14 2016 / 03 / 24 2016 / 03 / 25 X mark.svg Rareware
7 DKC3 New3DS VC.jpg Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2016 / 05 / 09 2016 / 06 / 02 2016 / 06 / 02 2016 / 06 / 03 X mark.svg Rareware
8 DKJRicon.png Donkey Kong Jr. NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £4.49
AU $7.50
KR ₩5000
2012 / 04 / 18 2012 / 06 / 14 2012 / 08 / 23 2012 / 08 / 23 2016 / 04 / 06 Nintendo R&D 2
9 DKL3DSIcon.jpg Donkey Kong Land Game Boy JP ¥411
US $3.99
EU €3.00
UK £2.70
AU $4.50
2014 / 04 / 02 2015 / 02 / 26 2014 / 10 / 16 2014 / 10 / 17 X mark.svg Rareware
10 DKL2Icon.jpg Donkey Kong Land 2 Game Boy JP ¥411
US $3.99
EU €3.00
UK £2.70
AU $4.50
2014 / 04 / 16 2015 / 02 / 26 2014 / 10 / 23 2014 / 10 / 24 X mark.svg Rareware
11 DKL3Color3DSIcon.jpg Donkey Kong Land III Game Boy
Game Boy Color
JP ¥617
US $3.99
EU €3.00
UK £2.70
AU $4.50
2014 / 05 / 07 2015 / 02 / 26 2014 / 10 / 30 2014 / 10 / 31 X mark.svg Rareware
12 DKACicon.png Donkey Kong Original Edition NES EU €4.99
UK £4.49
X mark.svg X mark.svg 2014 / 09 / 18 X mark.svg X mark.svg Intelligent Systems, Nintendo R&D 2
13 Drmarioicon.png Dr. Mario Game Boy JP ¥411
US $3.99
EU €3.00
UK £2.70
AU $4.50
KR ₩4000
2011 / 07 / 27 2012 / 10 / 04 2012 / 03 / 22 2012 / 03 / 22 2016 / 05 / 18 Nintendo R&D 1
14 GWGicon.PNG Game & Watch Gallery Game Boy JP ¥411
US $2.99
EU €3.00
UK £2.70
AU $4.50
2011 / 06 / 22 2011 / 07 / 14 2011 / 07 / 21 2011 / 07 / 21 X mark.svg TOSE
15 GWG2icon.png Game & Watch Gallery 2 Game Boy
Game Boy Color
JP ¥411
US $3.99
EU €4.00
UK £3.60
AU $6.00
2012 / 03 / 21 2012 / 05 / 24 2012 / 05 / 03 2012 / 05 / 03 X mark.svg TOSE
16 G&WG3 Icon.png Game & Watch Gallery 3 Game Boy Color JP ¥N/Aa
US $3.99
EU €5.00
UK £4.50
AU $7.50
2014 / 11 / 24a 2015 / 02 / 05 2014 / 09 / 25 2014 / 09 / 26 X mark.svg Nintendo R&D 1, TOSE
17 Golficon.png Golf Game Boy JP ¥411
US $2.99
EU €3.00
UK £2.70
AU $4.50
KR ₩4000
2011 / 06 / 29 2011 / 09 / 08 2011 / 10 / 13 2011 / 10 / 13 2016 / 07 / 20 Intelligent Systems
18 MBicon.png Mario Bros. NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £4.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 05 / 08 2014 / 01 / 30 2014 / 01 / 09 2014 / 01 / 09 X mark.svg Intelligent Systems, Nintendo R&D 2
19 MGGBCicon.png Mario Golf Game Boy Color JP ¥617
US $5.99
EU €5.00b
UK £4.50b
AU $7.50b
2012 / 10 / 03 2012 / 10 / 11 2014 / 05 / 29b 2014 / 05 / 29b X mark.svg Camelot
20 MTGB VCicon.png Mario Tennis Game Boy Color JP ¥617
US $5.99
EU €5.00
UK £4.50
AU $7.50
2013 / 06 / 26 2013 / 12 / 26 2014 / 01 / 02 2014 / 01 / 02 X mark.svg Camelot
21 MarioPicrossicon.png Mario's Picross Game Boy JP ¥411
US $3.99
EU €4.00
UK £3.60
AU $6.00
2011 / 09 / 21 2011 / 08 / 04 2011 / 07 / 14 2011 / 07 / 14 X mark.svg Jupiter
22 MSP N3DSVC.jpg Mario's Super Picross Super NES JP ¥823
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2016 / 11 / 28 X mark.svg 2016 / 11 / 03 2016 / 11 / 04 X mark.svg Jupiter Co., Ltd.
23 NESGolficon.png NES Open Tournament Golf NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.00
UK £3.60
AU $6.00
2012 / 08 / 08 2012 / 07 / 05 2012 / 08 / 23 2012 / 08 / 23 X mark.svg Nintendo R&D 2
24 Picross2icon.png Picross 2 Game Boy JP ¥411 2012 / 10 / 24 X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Jupiter
25 SMB icon.png Super Mario Bros. NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €5.00
UK £4.50
AU $7.50
KR ₩5000
2012 / 01 / 05 2012 / 02 / 16 2012 / 03 / 01 2012 / 03 / 01 2016 / 02 / 03 Nintendo EAD
26 SMBLLicon.png Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £4.49
AU $6.50
KR ₩5000
2012 / 07 / 25 2012 / 12 / 27 2012 / 12 / 27 2012 / 12 / 27 2016 / 07 / 06 Nintendo EAD
27 SMUSAicon.png Super Mario Bros. 2 NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £4.49
AU $6.50
KR ₩5000
2012 / 11 / 28 2013 / 07 / 11 2013 / 08 / 07 2013 / 08 / 08 2016 / 03 / 02 Nintendo EAD
28 SMB3icon.png Super Mario Bros. 3 NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £4.49
AU $6.50
KR ₩5000
2013 / 01 / 01 2014 / 04 / 17 2013 / 12 / 26 2013 / 12 / 26 2016 / 04 / 06 Nintendo EAD
29 SMBDXicon.png Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Game Boy Color JP ¥N/Ac
US $5.99
EU €5.00d
UK £4.50d
AU $6.00d
KR ₩6000
2014 / 01 / 27c
2014 / 12 / 25 2014 / 02 / 27d 2014 / 02 / 28d 2016 / 05 / 04 Nintendo R&D 2
30 SMK New3DS VC.jpg Super Mario Kart Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99e
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2016 / 05 / 09 2016 / 03 / 24e 2016 / 03 / 17 2016 / 03 / 18 X mark.svg Nintendo EAD
31 SMLicon.png Super Mario Land Game Boy JP ¥411
US $3.99
EU €4.00
UK £3.60
AU $6.00
KR ₩4000
2011 / 06 / 07 2011 / 06 / 06 2011 / 06 / 07 2011 / 06 / 07 2016 / 02 / 03 Nintendo R&D 1
32 SML2icon.png Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy JP ¥411
US $3.99
EU €4.00
UK £3.60
AU $6.00
KR ₩4000
2011 / 10 / 12 2011 / 09 / 29 2011 / 09 / 29 2011 / 09 / 29 2016 / 06 / 01 Nintendo R&D 1
33 SMWN3DSVC.jpg Super Mario World Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2016 / 03 / 04 2016 / 03 / 03 2016 / 03 / 03 2016 / 03 / 04 X mark.svg Nintendo EAD
34 TetrisAttackIcon.jpg Tetris Attack Game Boy JP ¥411 2013 / 12 / 11 X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Intelligent Systems
35 WL2icon.png Wario Land II Game Boy Color JP ¥617
US $5.99
EU €5.00
UK £4.50
AU $7.50
KR ₩6000
2012 / 04 / 04 2012 / 12 / 20 2012 / 07 / 19 2012 / 07 / 19 2016 / 03 / 02 Nintendo R&D 1
36 WL3icon.png Wario Land 3 Game Boy Color JP ¥617
US $5.99
EU €5.00
UK £4.50
AU $7.50
2012 / 05 / 02 2013 / 08 / 29 2012 / 12 / 06 2012 / 12 / 06 X mark.svg Nintendo R&D 1
37 WLSML3 icon.png Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Game Boy JP ¥411
US $3.99
EU €4.00
UK £3.60
AU $6.00
KR ₩4000
2011 / 12 / 14 2012 / 07 / 26 2012 / 02 / 16 2012 / 02 / 16 2016 / 05 / 18 Nintendo R&D 1
38 WarioWoodicon.png Wario's Woods NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £4.49
AU $6.50
KR ₩5000
2013 / 05 / 29 2013 / 11 / 07 2013 / 10 / 24 2013 / 10 / 24 2016 / 07 / 20 Nintendo, Intelligent Systems
39 WCicon.png Wrecking Crew NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €3.99
UK £3.59
AU $5.20
KR ₩5000
2012 / 09 / 19 2013 / 03 / 07 2013 / 05 / 09 2013 / 05 / 10 2016 / 05 / 18 Nintendo R&D 1
40 Yoshiicon.png Yoshi NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £4.49
AU $6.50
2012 / 08 / 22 2013 / 02 / 21 2013 / 05 / 02 2013 / 05 / 02 X mark.svg Game Freak

a. Available only to participants who registered Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and one of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire with Club Nintendo from November 21, 2014 to January 20, 2015. It is currently unavailable to the general public.
b. Available for free to participants who purchase Mario Golf: World Tour from the Nintendo eShop from May 2, 2014 to May 29, 2014.
c. Available only to participants who registered their Nintendo Network ID before January 13, 2014. It is currently unavailable to the general public.
d. The European edition of the Nintendo Direct December 18, 2013 reveals a promotion for Nintendo 3DS users, as those who registered their Nintendo Network ID before the end of January 2014 will be eligible to receive a free download code of Super Mario Bros. Deluxe from the Nintendo eShop on February 13, 2014.
e. Only available on the New Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program

All of these games are available as free downloads for consumers who purchased a Nintendo 3DS prior to the August 12, 2011 price drop. The NES titles were first available in Japan on August 31, 2011 for these ambassadors, and available worldwide on September 1, 2011. The Game Boy Advance games were released in Australia on December 15, 2011, and worldwide on December 16, 2011. The Legend of Zelda became available in the Japanese eShop on December 22, 2011, making it the first Ambassador game released to the public. Currently, all NES titles offered by the Ambassador Program are available worldwide on the eShop. Nintendo has announced that GBA games will remain exclusive to 3DS ambassadors. GBA games have been released on the Wii U instead, and there are currently no plans for 3DS Virtual releases.

Mario NES games
Mario Game Boy Advance games

Wii U

Games on the Virtual Console of the Wii U can be played on the Wii U GamePad and Wii U Pro Controller. As with the Nintendo 3DS, they are also sold via Nintendo eShop.

# Icon Game Platform Price JP release NA release EU release AS release Developer(s)
1 DKicon.png Donkey Kong NES JP ¥514 (¥30*)
US $4.99 ($0.30*)
EU €4.99 (€0.30*)
UK £3.49 (£0.30*)
AU $6.50 ($0.30*)
2013 / 07 / 15 2013 / 07 / 15 2013 / 07 / 15 2013 / 07 / 15 Intelligent Systems, Nintendo R&D 2
2 DK3VCicon.jpg Donkey Kong 3 NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 11 / 06 2013 / 09 / 26 2013 / 10 / 24 2013 / 10 / 24 Nintendo EAD
3 DK64WiiUIcon.jpg Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo 64 JP ¥1028
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 04 / 02 2015 / 04 / 16 2015 / 04 / 01 2015 / 04 / 02 Rareware
4 DKC VC Icon.jpg Donkey Kong Country Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2014 / 11 / 26 2015 / 02 / 26 2014 / 10 / 16 2014 / 10 / 17 Rareware
5 DKC2 VC Icon.jpg Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2014 / 11 / 26 2015 / 02 / 26 2014 / 10 / 23 2014 / 10 / 24 Rareware
6 DKC3 VC Icon.jpg Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2014 / 11 / 26 2015 / 02 / 26 2014 / 10 / 30 2014 / 10 / 31 Rareware
7 DKJRWiiUIcon.jpg Donkey Kong Jr. NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 07 / 15 2013 / 04 / 26 2013 / 04 / 27 2013 / 04 / 28 Nintendo R&D 2
8 DKjrMath VCIcon.png Donkey Kong Jr. Math NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2015 / 04 / 15 2014 / 08 / 28 2015 / 01 / 22 2015 / 01 / 23 Nintendo R&D 2
9 DKJC VCicon.png DK: Jungle Climber Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 07 / 08 2015 / 07 / 23 2015 / 08 / 06 2015 / 08 / 07 Paon
10 DKKoS VCIcon.jpg DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $6.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 11 / 19 2014 / 11 / 20 2015 / 01 / 22 2015 / 01 / 23 Paon
11 DrMarioVCIcon.jpg Dr. Mario NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2014 / 02 / 26 2014 / 03 / 27 2014 / 02 / 13 2014 / 02 / 14 Nintendo R&D 1
12 G&WG4VCIcon.png Game & Watch Gallery 4 Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $6.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2016 / 03 / 16 2016 / 04 / 07 2015 / 12 / 10 2015 / 12 / 11 TOSE
13 GolfVCIcon.jpg Golf NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 11 / 13 2013 / 10 / 10 2013 / 10 / 10 2013 / 10 / 10 Nintendo EAD
14 SMRPG2 VCicon.png Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 06 / 10 2015 / 06 / 25 2015 / 07 / 16 2015 / 07 / 17 AlphaDream
15 M&LRPGIcon.jpg Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $7.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 04 / 30 2014 / 04 / 03 2014 / 04 / 03 2014 / 04 / 03 AlphaDream
16 MBWIIUicon.png Mario Bros. NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 05 / 29 2013 / 06 / 20 2013 / 06 / 20 2013 / 06 / 20 Intelligent Systems, Nintendo R&D 2
17 MG64 WiiU VC Icon.png Mario Golf Nintendo 64 JP ¥1028
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 09 / 02 2015 / 09 / 03 2015 / 10 / 08 2015 / 10 / 09 Camelot
18 MGAT WiiU VC Icon.jpg Mario Golf: Advance Tour Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $6.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 09 / 10 2014 / 09 / 25 2014 / 08 / 28 2014 / 08 / 28 Camelot
19 MH3on3 Icon.jpg Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2016 / 05 / 11 2016 / 11 / 03 2016 / 05 / 26 2016 / 05 / 26 Square Enix
20 MK64WiiUIcon.jpg Mario Kart 64 Nintendo 64 JP ¥1028
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2016 / 01 / 06 2016 / 12 / 29 2016 / 01 / 21 2016 / 01 / 22 Nintendo EAD
21 MKDSWiiUIcon.png Mario Kart DS Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2016 / 05 / 25 2015 / 04 / 23 2015 / 04 / 01 2015 / 04 / 02 Nintendo EAD
22 MKSC VCIcon.png Mario Kart: Super Circuit Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $7.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2015 / 07 / 22 2014 / 11 / 13 2015 / 04 / 23 2015 / 04 / 24 Intelligent Systems
23 MP2WiiUVC.jpg Mario Party 2 Nintendo 64 JP ¥1028
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2016 / 03 / 30 2016 / 12 / 22 2016 / 04 / 21 2016 / 04 / 22 Hudson
24 MPA VCIcon.png Mario Party Advance Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $6.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2015 / 10 / 28 2014 / 12 / 25 2014 / 12 / 25 2014 / 12 / 26 Hudson Soft
25 MPDS WiiUVC Icon.jpg Mario Party DS Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2016 / 04 / 27 2016 / 04 / 21 2016 / 04 / 21 2016 / 04 / 22 Hudson Soft
26 SuperMarioBall VC Icon.jpg Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $6.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 09 / 17 2014 / 11 / 27 2014 / 09 / 11 2014 / 09 / 11 Fuse Games
27 MarioTennis VC Icon.png Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 JP ¥1028
US $9.99
EU €9.99a
UK £8.99a
AU $13.00a
2016 / 07 / 20 2015 / 07 / 09 2015 / 12 / 17a 2015 / 12 / 18a Camelot
28 MarioTennisAdvanceIcon.jpg Mario Tennis: Power Tour Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $6.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 04 / 30 2014 / 07 / 03 2014 / 06 / 26 2014 / 06 / 26 Camelot
29 MvsDKWiiUicon.png Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $6.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 07 / 23 2017 / 02 / 09 2015 / 09 / 17 2015 / 09 / 18 NST
30 MvsDK2 VC.png Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2016 / 08 / 17 2016 / 10 / 06 2015 / 09 / 17 2015 / 09 / 18 NST
31 MSPicon.png Mario's Super Picross Super NES JP ¥823
EU €4.00
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2013 / 04 / 27 X mark.svg 2013 / 04 / 27 2013 / 04 / 28 Jupiter Co., Ltd.
32 NESOpenWiiUVC.jpg NES Open Tournament Golf NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2014 / 01 / 15 2014 / 03 / 06 2014 / 02 / 06 2014 / 02 / 06 Nintendo R&D 2
33 NSMBWiiUIcon.png New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 04 / 02 2015 / 05 / 14 2015 / 12 / 17 2015 / 12 / 18 Nintendo EAD
34 PaperMario WiiU VCIcon.png Paper Mario Nintendo 64 JP ¥1028
US $ 9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 07 / 15 2015 / 04 / 30 2015 / 05 / 21 2015 / 05 / 22 Intelligent Systems
35 PinballIcon.jpg Pinball NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 10 / 23 2013 / 10 / 24 2013 / 10 / 24 2013 / 10 / 24 Nintendo EAD
36 SM64WiiUIcon.jpg Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 JP ¥1028
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 04 / 08 2015 / 04 / 01 2015 / 04 / 01 2015 / 04 / 02 Nintendo EAD
37 SM64DSWiiUIcon.png Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2016 / 01 / 06 2016 / 08 / 25 2015 / 12 / 24 2015 / 12 / 25 Nintendo EAD
38 SMAWiiUIcon.jpg Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $7.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 07 / 16 2014 / 11 / 06 2016 / 03 / 10 2016 / 03 / 11 Nintendo R&D2
39 SMA4WiiUIcon.jpg Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $7.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2015 / 12 / 29 2016 / 01 / 21 2016 / 03 / 10 2016 / 03 / 11 Nintendo EAD
40 SMB VCicon.png Super Mario Bros. NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 06 / 05 2013 / 09 / 19 2013 / 09 / 12 2013 / 09 / 12 Nintendo EAD
41 Img virtualconsoleiconsmb2.jpg Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 08 / 08 2014 / 03 / 13 2014 / 01 / 23 2014 / 01 / 23 Nintendo EAD
42 SMB2icon.png
SMUSAIconWiiU.jpg
Super Mario Bros. 2 NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2014 / 03 / 19 2013 / 05 / 16 2013 / 05 / 16 2013 / 05 / 16 Nintendo EAD
43 SMB3iconWiiU.png Super Mario Bros. 3 NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 12 / 25 2014 / 04 / 17 2013 / 12 / 26 2013 / 12 / 26 Nintendo EAD
44 SMKicon.png Super Mario Kart Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2013 / 06 / 19 2014 / 08 / 06 2014 / 03 / 27 2014 / 03 / 28 Nintendo EAD
45 SMRPG VCicon.png Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2015 / 08 / 05 2016 / 06 / 30 2015 / 12 / 24 2015 / 12 / 25 Square Enix
46 SMWicon.png Super Mario World Super NES JP ¥823
US $7.99
EU €4.99
UK £5.49
AU $10.40
2013 / 04 / 27 2013 / 04 / 26 2013 / 04 / 27 2013 / 04 / 28 Nintendo EAD
47 SMA2WiiUIcon.jpg Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $7.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 04 / 03 2014 / 12 / 25 2016 / 03 / 10 2016 / 03 / 11 Nintendo EAD
48 WarioLand4Icon.jpg Wario Land 4 Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $7.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 04 / 30 2014 / 05 / 08 2014 / 06 / 05 2014 / 06 / 05 Nintendo R&D 1
49 WariosWoodsiconWiiU.jpg Wario's Woods NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2014 / 01 / 29 2013 / 11 / 07 2014 / 02 / 27 2014 / 02 / 27 Nintendo, Intelligent Systems
50 WMoDVCIcon.png Wario: Master of Disguise Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 10 / 07 2016 / 06 / 09 2015 / 08 / 20 2015 / 08 / 21 SUZAKU
51 WWWiiUIcon.jpg WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $6.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 04 / 03 2014 / 04 / 10 2014 / 04 / 10 2014 / 04 / 10 Nintendo R&D 1
52 WWTWiiUIcon.png WarioWare: Touched! Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 04 / 15 2015 / 04 / 09 2015 / 04 / 01 2015 / 04 / 02 Nintendo SPD Group No. 1, Intelligent Systems
53 Wreckingcrewicon.png Wrecking Crew NES JP ¥514
US $4.99
EU €4.99
UK £3.49
AU $6.50
2013 / 06 / 19 2013 / 06 / 20 2013 / 06 / 20 2013 / 06 / 20 Nintendo R&D 1
54 Wreckingcrew98icon.jpg Wrecking Crew '98 Super NES JP ¥823 2016 / 09 / 28 X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Nintendo R&D 1, Pax Softnica
55 YoshiWiiUicon.png Yoshi NES JP ¥514 (¥30*)
US $4.99 ($0.30*)
EU €4.99 (€0.30*)
UK £3.49 (£0.30*)
AU $6.50 ($0.30*)
2013 / 06 / 12 2013 / 06 / 12 2013 / 06 / 13 2013 / 06 / 13 Game Freak
56 YT&GWiiUIcon.png Yoshi Touch & Go Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99b
UK £8.99b
AU $13.00b
2016 / 05 / 18 2015 / 04 / 09 2015 / 07 / 23b 2015 / 07 / 24b Nintendo EAD
57 YIDSWiiUIcon.jpg Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo DS JP ¥950
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2015 / 04 / 08 2015 / 04 / 01 2015 / 05 / 07 2015 / 05 / 08 Nintendo EAD, Artoon
58 SMA3 VCIcon.jpg Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Game Boy Advance JP ¥702
US $7.99
EU €6.99
UK £6.29
AU $9.10
2014 / 10 / 15 2014 / 04 / 24 2014 / 04 / 24 2014 / 04 / 25 Nintendo EAD
59 YSVCIcon.jpg Yoshi's Story Nintendo 64 JP ¥1028
US $9.99
EU €9.99
UK £8.99
AU $13.00
2016 / 02 / 17 2016 / 03 / 24 2016 / 04 / 14 2016 / 04 / 15 Nintendo EAD

a. Available for free to participants who purchase Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash from the Nintendo eShop from November 20, 2015 (Europe)/November 21, 2015 (Australia) to December 17, 2015.
b. Available for free to participants who purchase Yoshi's Woolly World from the Nintendo eShop from June 25, 2015 (Australia)/June 26, 2015 (Europe) to July 23, 2015.
* In the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Famicom, Virtual Console titles were on sale at a reduced price of 30 cents until July 12, 2013 (Yoshi) and August 13, 2013 (Donkey Kong).

Notes

Wii

  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels was only available in Europe and Australia from September 15, 2007 until October 1, 2007. It was then still available to freely re-download for those who purchased it while it was initially available. On August 22, 2008, it was made available again, this time without any time restrictions.
    • This is also the first time that the NES version was made available outside Japan, having been remade for the SNES elsewhere. Thus, its title screen reads "Super Mario Bros. 2", its Japanese name, and on the Wii Shop Channel and Wii U eShop it is considered a import game.
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was regarded by Nintendo as the 250th game to be released on the Virtual Console in North America. Its European Virtual Console release was the first official release of that game in the region.
  • Timed demos of several Virtual Console games are included in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, all of which star the game's various fighters. The only default Mario title is Super Mario Bros.; Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario World are also included, but they must first be unlocked.
  • For reasons unknown, the NES version of Yoshi's Cookie and the entire Donkey Kong Country trilogy were de-listed in all regions except South Korea. While the reason for the removal of Yoshi's Cookie is unknown, the removal of the Donkey Kong Country trilogy could be due to legal issues with Microsoft, the current owner of Rare, who developed the trilogy before being completely sold over to Microsoft in 2002, although technically Nintendo, the original publisher, owns these games. The games remain available to be re-downloaded by those who had purchased them while available. The DKC games were restored to the Wii Shop Channel when they were released for the Wii U VC.
  • Transfer Pak functions and online N64 Tournaments like the Mario Tennis Ring Tournament mode are not supported.
  • N64 & Neo-Geo games don't support suspend functionality.
  • N64 Controller Pak functionality is not supported.
  • N64 games do not support the Rumble Pak functionality, despite the GC controllers having rumble features.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Only NES titles support multiplayer due to the GB, GBC, and GBA (Ambassadors only) games being too complicated to recode the games to add wireless features and there being no link port for multiplayer. NES games that have simultaneous multiplayer utilize 3DS Download Play, and Game Gear games, as well as Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, use local play while NES games that only have alternating multiplayer are played on a single 3DS. To alternate players when playing NES games, simultaneously press L Button and R Button to display a pair of NES controllers (<-America and PAL regions) or Famicom controllers (<- Japan only) in the lower-right corner of the top screen; press Y Button while they are displayed to switch control between players 1 and 2.
    • This feature can also be used when playing Game Boy titles to change the screen color from gray to the classic green.
  • While loading Game Boy, Game Boy Color, or (Ambassadors only) Game Boy Advance titles from the HOME Menu, by holding Start Button or Select Button the game on the top screen will be shrunk to its original resolution.
    • Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles will also display virtual versions of their respective consoles surrounding the screen to give the illusion of playing on the actual console. GBA, DS, and DSiWare games just shrink the screen to the screen size from the original consoles.
  • Many games (excluding the aforementioned Pokémon games) have been given the ability to create one save file each. This can be disabled or enabled by simultaneously holding R Button, X Button and Start Button.
  • GBA Ambassador games do not rely on hardware emulation; instead, they rely on hardware simulation with the 3DS booting into the GBA's firmware to play the games natively, the same way the 3DS handles DS backwards compatibility. Due to this, GBA games do not support Virtual Console features like Save and Restore Points, sleep mode, and Home Menu Access.
    • This occurs because the 3DS is not powerful enough to emulate the GBA in the same way it does other Virtual Console games. (This is also why GBA games are not available for purchase on the 3DS eShop.) Through hacking, it is possible to load GBA games into a regular Virtual Console emulator, but performance is slow and the ability to do this was removed in a later update.

Wii U

  • The player can create save states and remap controller buttons. For GBA games, there are options to change scaling, enable pixel smoothing, and view scans of the original paper manual.
  • The Wii Remote can be used for SNES and GBA games if Two Button is held while the game loads.
  • The NES games have a bilinear filter applied while the N64 games have a filter applied that doubles their resolution.
  • N64 games support Rumble Pak functions, but won't support Transfer or Controller Pak functions.
  • GBA and DS titles can only be played in single player mode.

Changes

Although Nintendo has claimed they will keep all Virtual Console releases true to the originals, they have made changes to various games:

Wii

  • Super Mario 64
    • During gameplay, the drop shadows located at the top and bottom of the screen have been removed and can only return if Mario loses all of his Health Points.
    • Chain Chomp's mouth is purple instead of red, possibly because the game in general is made a bit darker.
    • The player can't put a small Block between and on top of a larger Block.[2]
    • Vanish Mario appears purely transparent instead of flickering in dithered colors for unknown reasons.[citation needed]
    • All lag and loading times have been removed, and the game is impossible to crash.
    • The sound is slightly quieter.
  • Mario Kart 64
    • When Lightning is used, the flash that appears during the use of that item has been adjusted to avoid the risk of seizures.
    • The Kalimari Desert course's train has its wheels recolored from red to black for unknown reasons.
    • In Koopa Troopa Beach, the waterfall at the end of the shortcut is recolored blue from the original grey.
    • The game timer is spaced slightly further apart. This is most notable between "00" and between the " sign and the number preceeding it.
    • Saving ghost data is impossible, due to the lack of Controller Pak functionality.
  • Mario Party 2
    • When selecting the amount of players in a game, all four options appear at once, regardless of how many controllers are plugged in. In the original, only the options equal to the amount of controllers plugged in are shown.
  • Mario Golf
    • The Transfer Pak feature to transfer characters from the GBC version (Sherry, Joe, Azalea, and Kid) is removed, as are the extra four square boxes used for transferred characters on the Character Select screen. Consequently, said characters cannot be played as.
  • Mario Tennis
    • The Ring Tournament mode in Special Games is removed and cannot be selected, since the service is no longer supported after the official website was replaced with its sequel Mario Power Tennis in 2004.
    • The ability to unlock characters and courts via the Transfer Pak (e.g. Alex, Nina, Harry, Kate, and each characters' personal courts, except for Donkey Kong's) is removed. They still exist in the game coding, but cannot be played as during normal gameplay.
  • Paper Mario
    • The brightness of the light from the Super Block has been adjusted to avoid the risk of seizures.[citation needed]
    • The walls in the temple in Dry Dry Desert appear more curved.
    • The Crystal King's clones are more transparent, making it easier to spot the real Crystal King.
    • Monstar has stars surrounding it.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy and Game Boy Color games
    • NES games include restore points and download play but Game Boy and Game Boy Color games don't support multiplayer. However, Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow allow players to trade Pokémon via Wi-Fi in place of a game link cable. With the exception of the Pokémon games, only NES, Game Gear, and TurboGrafx16 games fully support 2-player options. All ten NES games from the ambassador program did not gain these features until they were respectively re-released for public purchase. Original Game Boy games also include two switchable color palettes; black and white and black and green, in which the latter is a nostalgic approach to original "brick" Game Boy players since the first Game Boy model has a green-tinted screen.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
    • The ground, sky, and waterfalls have a darker color scheme than in the Wii and Wii U VC versions.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
    • The game's pixels appear more filtered and the background border is less dim compared to the Wii and Wii U VC versions.
  • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
    • The game's print and trade features have been disabled due to the lack of a Game Boy Printer accessory and infared port.
    • In the Fortune Teller, all references to multiplayer features were removed, and replaced with duplicates of other existing text strings.
    • In the album, the pictures that are normally unlocked via the use of link and infrared features are impossible to obtain without hacking.
  • Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins
    • The lightning strikes that occur at the entrance of Wario's castle are toned down to reduce the risk of seizures.
    • The pipe glitch that was possible to perform in the Game Boy version was fixed in the 3DS version.
  • Mario Golf and Mario Tennis
    • Characters that could be unlocked in the Nintendo 64 version are omitted due to the lack of Transfer Pak functionality in the Wii VC versions and visa-versa in the 3DS versions.
  • Wario Land 3
    • Various cutscenes, such as the one where The Steep Canyon initially becomes accessible, have altered color palettes to reduce the risk of seizures.

Wii U

  • NES, SNES, N64, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS games
    • All games include restore points, Wii U GamePad off-tv play, and Miiverse support. Unlike on the Wii VC, N64 games support Rumble Pak functions which are replicated by the GamePad rumbling when needed. GBA, N64, and DS games also include their original instruction booklets.
    • GBA and Nintendo DS games don't support multiplayer. Nintendo DS games also don't include GameCube/Wii connectivity. Only a few DS games, such as The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, support sleep mode. N64 games will not support Transfer Pak functions.
    • All changes made to Wii VC versions of games were retained unless stated otherwise.
  • Game & Watch Gallery 4
    • For the Japanese Virtual Console release, this game has been fully translated into Japanese, with its title being Game Boy Gallery 4. This game was originally unreleased in Japan.
  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
    • The Virtual Console version has all 38 e-Reader levels built-in the game, including the ones that were previously only released in Japan, and they can be accessed from the Data Select screen. Originally, this required the use of the Nintendo e-Reader to scan Level Cards, which is incompatible with the Wii U. Also, the original game could only support up to 32 levels at a time. This is also the first time these levels are released in Europe and Australia, as the Nintendo e-Reader was never released there.

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See also

  • WiiWare — Applications and games that can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel.
  • DSiWare — Applications and games that can be downloaded from the DSi Shop.

Name in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バーチャルコンソール
Bācharu Konsōru
Spanish Consola Virtual
French Console Virtuelle
Russian Виртуальная Консоль
Virtualnaya Konsol
Korean 버추얼 콘솔
Beochueol Konsol

References

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-dttHujw0I
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8bmbS-euNI&t=116