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Virtual Console (バーチャルコンソール Bācharu Konsōru?), sometimes abbreviated as VC, is a specialized section of the Nintendo Wii Shop Channel, an online service that allows players to purchase and download games and other software for Nintendo's Wii gaming console. The Virtual Console lineup consists of titles originally released on past consoles. These titles are run in their original forms through software emulation, and can be purchased for between 500 and 1200 Wii Points depending on system, rarity, and/or demand. The library of past games currently consists of titles originating from the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Nintendo 64, as well as Sega's Master System and Mega Drive/Genesis, NEC's TurboGrafx-16 and TurboGrafx-CD, SNK's Neo Geo AES, Commodore 64 (Europe and North America only) and MSX (Japan only). Virtual Console Arcade allows players to download video arcade games. Nintendo has no plans to add Nintendo GameCube games to Virtual Console due to their 1.4 GB capacity (and even higher for certain games), and because the Wii is already backward compatible with the GameCube's original Game Discs. Virtual Console titles have been downloaded over ten million times as of December 2007, relatively early in the console life cycle.
Virtual Console Global Problems
Only problems that may/will occur with any Virtual Console game that you test on Dolphin are listed below. To see specific platform problems, go to the page of that system (a table of systems are available under Virtual Console Main List, below)
Many games are asking for "Press start button", but it can't be pressed. Some games also ask for connecting Classic Controller, even if you have set it up on Wiimote settings.
Virtual Console Main List
This is the main list of all Virtual Console Games. The main list also are available in small lists separated by systems:
Help to complete the list!
- If a game is missing or information is incomplete, feel free to modify this page. Just click on edit at the top of the page. Though this intends to be a complete list, there may be Japaneses/Demo titles missing.
- If you have any problems with a game, go to the page for that game and write down the problem!
- ATTENTION: Please put in alphabetical order!