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We all know that Nintendo has an incredible back catalogue, comprising all of its systems. However, they have not been utilising it to the greatest extent themselves, so how about we simple fans take charge? 

In this thread list the three games from past Nintendo systems you want to see released on the VC, doesn't need to be first-party, doesn't need to be a big multi-million seller, just the top 3-5 games you want to see. 


Personally, my first most wanted would be:

3. Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town/More Friends of Mineral Town

This game was a surprise for me. I never expected to like it, but it is very deep and engaging. A re-release on the Wii U eShop could generate new interest in Harvest Moon and i believe it would sell decently, if not well.

2. Super Mario All-Stars

Remade, superior versions of the original Mario trilogy, including the Lost Levels. The inferior original versions of all these games are already on the eShop, but what's stopping Nintendo releasing Super Mario All-Stars at a higher price than the available three originals together; e.g. the originals are all $6 here in Australia, so why not charge a $25 or $30 tag for the package, and make it available on both the 3DS and Wii U eShops as a cross-buy title?

1. Mother 3

This is a biggy, not just for me, but for most Nintendo RPG fans. Of course the fan translation exists, but a Western release of this has long looked impossible. However, the release of Earthbound Beginnings (I know a near complete translation existed already inside Nintendo, etc.), and the success both it and Earthbound have found on the eShop, give me hope that this will one day release internationally. The number of people who have been clamboring for this for years now, I am confident that it would sell very very well.

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Fatal Frame 4 in english

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and 358 2 Days
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and Advance 2
Mother 3
Final Fantasy I to VI
Pokémon Snap
Pokémon Stadium (with transfer pack emulation via wireless 3ds with VC Pokémon RBY)

If I'm in charge of the Virtual Console then I'd put that thing on PlayStation and Xbox consoles and then lmao until I get fired.

Nintendo is selling their IPs to Microsoft and this is true because:

Wii U -
Luigi's Mansion (GameCube)
Super Mario Sunshine
Pokemon D/P/P, Pokemon HG/SS and Pokemon B/W and B2/W2
Translate all the old Fire Emblem games and release those on there as well. But for 3DS and Wii U.

All the games the Japanese and European's keep getting that NA isn't.

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My 3 would be:

3. N64-Wrestlemania 2000-They need a wrestling game and both THQ and Nintendo would make nice change off of it

2. GameCube- Eternal Darkness- because Duh

1. The Goonies II- Have been wanting this game since I found out about the VC

Ruler said:
Fatal Frame 4 in english

I'd also bring Fatal Frame 2 Wii Edition to all regions, (including, for the first time, NA) and Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Mother 3 (tsk why isn't that out by now)
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Fire Emblem: PoR and RD
Super Mario Sunshine
Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door
Mario Strikers

Oh sorry, i couldn't hear you over the sound of me firing everyone.

For me it wouldn't be as much about releasing titles as modernizing the concept of the Virtual Console. A catalog of retro games was amazing in 2007 but today retro gaming is everywhere. There's a few steps I would take:
- Reduce the prices across all system
- Give players various options to emulate a game
- Add some sort of achievements (maybe trophies, as seen in Smash)

But most importantly I would release a "remastered" series that adds new features (not better graphics) to games: Super Mario Kart with 4 player online multiplayer support. Donkey Kong with leader boards. Mario Party online.
Last but not least I'd give players the option to subscribe to the VC service: For $5 a month you get access to all games (think PS Plus), or maybe to some sort of "Virtual Console Channel" that features new games periodically.