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4.0 out of 5 stars
The good outweighs the bad, 19 Jun. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars
I would just like to express my opinoins about the wii points
I'll get the negative points over and done with first
Why did Nintendo feel the need to whack a credit card size piece of paper into a dvd case and chuck in an instruction booklet(and paper disc) too? they should have sold it like the old pay as you go scratch cards people topped there phone credit up with as this would have saved money not just for Nintendo but for us too(as i expect the points would sell for less)
The cases do make good replacements for games or dvds but they soon start to build up(i have 4 and counting!) if you need replacment cases there cheap enouth to buy and i think its a waste as i would rather have cheaper points
Also the point cost of some of the games are hefty for example columns which i loved playing on the mega drive costs 800 points to download and i feel that is a rip off as you only get 2000 points for £15 and it puts me off downloading it as i dont think its quite worth it.
On the plus side however if you dont have a credit card to buy points directly from nintendo you can buy these in the shops at all good games stores(and some shoddy ones too i expect) at high street shops which sell games and of course Amazon or ebay if you dont want to venture outside(check my plugging skills)
Also there are some fantastic games to choose from alot of which are imposible to get on internet emulators and the conversion jobs on some of the games are excellent,on streets of rage 2 you can connect 2 wiis together and play the game on 2 t.v.s which was not possible on the original version or again on internet downloads,You can also use a gamecube controller on most virtual console games too.
Also there is talk of being able to cash your vip stars you get when you register a game on Nintendo's website into points which i think is an excellent idea.
Here is a list of the point costs for the diffrent systems regardless of what game you want to download
There are other consoles which are being added to the virtual console such as the neo-geo by Snk along with the Sega Saturn(which at the moment is a rumor but my fingers are firmly crossed)
Also here are some game reccomendation's for you to consider
Streets of Rage 1 and 2
Super Castlevania IV
Toejam and Earl 2
Super Mario World
The virtual console gets updated every Thursday at midnight so keep checking also check out Ngamer for what to spend your points on(Another good plug)
Anyway as my review title states the good outweighs the bad so get some points and go back to the old school (or at least see what most people over 20 used to play)