Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Grab F-Zero For 30 Cents On Wii U Now!

As Nintendo gears up to release the Wii U Virtual Console this Spring/Summer, they are continuing their 30th Anniversary Famicom celebration with the release of F-Zero for the SNES. The Big N kicked off the celebration last month with the rather weak Balloon Fight for NES which most downloaded simply to test the service. I personally held off and waited for a game that has truly earned its place as a classic.

After giving the game a bit of a test run, I am happy to report that the game has made the transition smoothly and will definitely make fans happy with its minor but welcome additions. To kick things off, you have the choice of playing on your big screen or on the Wii U Gamepad which is nice for those who want to free up the TV for others (This continues to be one of the coolest features of the Wii U). Next up is the Save State which allows you to save and continue from literally any point in the game. A welcome feature for those who don't want to race an entire circuit over again because they screwed up on the final race. Lastly are the control options which give you access to just about any controller you want including the Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro and Wii Remote (for NES and other compatible games). You also have the ability to remap buttons on your controller of choice which is pretty sweet for those who want their classic games to control like newer titles. Overall, the Virtual Console service on Wii U is pretty impressive and brings some nice features not present on the Wii's Virtual Console Service. Here is a quick rundown of the titles still coming as part of the 30th Anniversary with each title costing a mere 30 cents!

  • February 20 to March 21: F-Zero (SNES)
  • March 20 to April 18: Punch Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
  • April 17 to May 16: Kirby's Adventure (NES)
  • May 15 to June 13: Super Metroid (SNES)
  • June 12 to July 11: Yoshi (NES)
  • July 15 to August 13: Donkey Kong (NES)

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