Korea’s Empty Virtual Console


    vcb Another week, another meager Virtual Console release. At least this week’s Virtual Console game, Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCs (aka MERCs or Wolf of the Battlefield II) is a pretty good one. Ever since WiiWare came out Nintendo has been releasing fewer Virtual Console games, but our selection really isn’t that bad compared to South Korea.


    Korea has an anemic selection of Virtual Console games. Instead of getting weekly releases they get a few Virtual Console games a month and WiiWare isn’t even available over there. The list below is the complete selection of Virtual Console games in South Korea since the console launched on April 26, 2008.



    Super Mario Brothers
    Kirby’s Adventure
    Donkey Kong
    Antartic Adventure
    River City Ransom
    Super Mario Brothers 3
    Bubble Bobble
    Super Mario USA
    NES Open Tournament Golf
    Adventure Island
    Urban Champion
    Downtown Nekketsu Koshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundokai
    Mario Brothers
    Adventures of Lolo
    Nekketsu Koko Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen


    Super Famicom

    Contra III: The Alien Wars
    Super Metroid
    Super Mario World
    Gradius III
    Donkey Kong Country
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past
    Super R-Type
    Panel de Pon
    Donkey Kong Country II: Diddy Kong’s Quest
    R-Type III: The Third Lightning


    Nintendo 64

    Mario Kart 64
    Starfox 64
    Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
    1080 Snowboarding


    Doesn’t this list make you feel a little grateful for Nintendo of America/Europe/Japan’s constant stream of Virtual Console games?


    Licensing issues may have been a reason why there are no Sega Genesis games are on the list. Samsung took care of releasing Sega stuff in the past, but Nintendo of Korea could have filled the void with more Japanese/US releases.


    Images courtesy of Nintendo.

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