Starting today Nintendo is supporting a “new” Virtual Console platform. And by “new” I meant new for us since Commodore 64 games have been trickling into Europe since March of last year.
To kick off the Commodore 64 celebration Nintendo released three downloadable Commodore 64 games for 500 Wii Points ($5) a piece. Three games may not sound like much, but that’s three times more Virtual Console content in a single week than we’ve been getting this year. Seeing the Commodore 64 stuff instead of treasures from other consoles already supported by the Virtual Console gets a “meh” from me. Maybe I’ll change my mind when Jumpman inevitably gets released, but right now Nintendo could be using these slots to release more Virtual Console imports, rarities like Final Fight III, and/or tons of other titles.
Take a look at the Commodore 64 line up in video form and see if you’re satisifed. If not you can get Onslaught, Hudson’s light gun meets FPS WiiWare game for 1,000 Wii Points ($10).
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