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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by CRTGAMER Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:09 pm

Xeogred wrote:Digital Failure again!

Always wanted to scoop up a bunch of the TG16 games... and there was a lot of Sega or third party SNES stuff on there too compared to the Wii U shop.

And you wonder why we emulate. :roll:

Agree 100%. At minimum, download all the free Demos for each of your Wii consoles while still available. All will fit on a 2gb SD card, but even the demos are locked to each console. No issue, just have at least a 2gb SD card for each console. As far as the purchased download Wii games, unfortunately will be only for one console, even if moved to the WiiU.

I went thru the Wii Shop last night, no new demos and some have already been removed! Have a selection of purchased games on one Wii console from Club Nintendo points a few years ago. Unlike my disc games which can be played on any of my Wii consoles, the downloads stuck to just that one console.
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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by Ziggy587 Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:57 am

Even after you can no longer purchase points through the Wii Shop Channel, you might still be able to find physical point cards on eBay and the like.
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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by alienjesus Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:22 pm

The phrasing I read was that you 'wouldn't be able to add Wii Points' so for now I'm going to assume points cards will stop working too.
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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by Anayo Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:26 am

Well this is lame. What if Valve announced that Steam was migrating to something else and you'd have to start your game library over from scratch?
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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by Exhuminator Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:44 am

Anayo wrote:What if Valve announced that Steam was migrating to something else and you'd have to start your game library over from scratch?

Perhaps then everyone would start using GOG instead, as they should already be doing.
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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by Xeogred Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:46 pm

HOT DAMN, I need to get Gradius Rebirth and Contra Rebirth (already got Castlevania). Glad I remembered those, I don't think they're available anywhere else. Nintendo erasing history.

Can you guys think of other Wiiware exclusives?
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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by Ghegs Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:21 am

Star Soldier R is pretty rockin' if you like shmups. I also personally liked Kyotokei a lot. Oh, and FAST Racing League.

Not exclusives, but Mega Man 9 and 10, and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood are certainly worth getting.
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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by Xeogred Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:01 am

Yeah that's how I finally played Rondo. Isn't this the only way to officially get Rondo of Blood outside of Japan? I think the PSP version was a weird remake or something?

Same deal with those shmups?

I guess that's the better question, what is available on the VC and Wiiware that's exclusive or never got any other releases outside of Japan.
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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by isiolia Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:12 am

Xeogred wrote:Yeah that's how I finally played Rondo. Isn't this the only way to officially get Rondo of Blood outside of Japan? I think the PSP version was a weird remake or something?


It's a 2.5D remake, but includes the PCE CD original as an unlockable, similar to how it also includes Symphony of the Night. It also includes the Akoumajou Dracula Peke game to unlock, though I think that one takes a bit more effort.
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Re: Wii shop channel closing down

by marurun Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:14 am

The PCE emulation on the Wii VC was pretty good. That's a very fine way to play Rondo.
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