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Old 20 September 2006, 13:26   #1
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Nintendo Wii Virtual Console to get A500 games

According to an article on N-Sider, some Amiga 500 games will be available on Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console in the future.

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Source: Amiga.org
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Old 20 September 2006, 13:29   #2
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Wow if this turns out to be true its very good news!

Wee is gonna be my next purchase seeing as I cant afford the megabucks for a PS3 :/
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Old 20 September 2006, 14:34   #3
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interesting.... wifi - sword of sodan, gauntlet, golden axe anyone?.... qucikly though i need a wee / wii or two...

sounds pretty cool.... i look forward to seeing it... thanks paul
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Old 20 September 2006, 16:49   #4
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Old 20 September 2006, 18:12   #5
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I'd be very suprised if this did actually happen but also very pleasantly suprised i should add.I'm already sold on Wii (take a look at the bowling , looks like way too much fun) as it seems to represent what games should be all about - fun fun fun.Graphics are pretty darn funky too even though it was supposed to be a lightweight in this department ( check out some of the movies for Excite Truck on IGN . Nice)
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Old 20 September 2006, 18:21   #6
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Great, I will be able to buy Giana Sisters for €/$5.

I hope some textadventures make to the Wii too.
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Old 20 September 2006, 20:14   #7
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crono-trigger stole my life!

thats the t-shirts that need to be re-printed!


damn awsome game though...
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Old 20 September 2006, 20:49   #8
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Who here reckons that they use WinUAE as the emulator core and dont give Toni et.al a penny?
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Old 21 September 2006, 00:13   #9
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As Adropac2 says I too would be very surprised if this actually does happen, but if it does then I hope it uses WinUAE (and they somehow acknowledge Toni's hard work)
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If they don't acknowledge Toni's hard work, I'll buy a red shiny apple, paint it green and sit on it for 1 day.... won't eat it though... becuase.. well, firstly, it's painted, secondly, it has been under my but for a day.
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Old 21 September 2006, 00:32   #11
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If they don't acknowledge Toni's hard work, I'll buy a red shiny apple, paint it green and sit on it for 1 day.... won't eat it though... becuase.. well, firstly, it's painted, secondly, it has been under my but for a day.
err... ?
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Old 21 September 2006, 03:57   #12
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imma thinking this has something affetication towards apples marco....

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kinky.... very kinky.....
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Old 21 September 2006, 17:04   #13
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If they do it, they will have to license kickstart from Amiga Inc.

I guess that Nintendo pass the criterior of having a turnover of more than $500,000
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If Ninty owned Amiga Kickstart roms, it might actually become a challenge to find them on the wires...
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Old 21 September 2006, 22:29   #16
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So this Wii (school boy giggle) does seem to be a bit of retro machine doesnt it? Adding Amiga and Arcade games to PCE, MD, SNES and NES games certainly gives that impression...
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If all of what you have listed turns out to be true Antiriad (as per rumours) then I most definitely know where I'll be investing my money
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Can't see it happening. Too many consoles supported by the Virtual console will mean that the users are buying less games as they can use a library of thousands for free.
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Yeah I know, just dreaming

Wasn't there also a rumour that it would play Saturn and Dreamcast games as well
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But that's not how Nintendo is doing it. You have to pay for EACH GAME, not by the console. I don't know why the Nintendo fanboys are so hyped about the Virtual Console.. at $5 for a NES, $8 for a SNES, and $10 for a N64 game this is a rip off. Especially when you consider you can't trade, transfer, or sell the games you buy. It's cheaper to just buy these games second hand.

Edit: The only benefit I can see is playing multiplayer games online.

As far as Amiga 500 games on the Wii. I'll believe it when I see it.
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