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Release dates announced for Virtual Console Campaign titles on Wii U

Get classic titles now through August via the Wii U Virtual Console Campaign.

As many of you already know, Nintendo is celebrating the 30th year anniversary of the Family Computer or FamiCom by releasing a mix of NES and SNES games on the Wii U Virtual console for a price of 30 cents between now and August. With each new month, there will be a new classic title available for download for a period of 30 days. Here is the release schedule:

From Wed, 1/23 to Thu, 2/21 : Balloon Fight (NES)
From Wed, 2/20 to Thu, 3/21: F Zero (SNES)
From Wed, 3/20 to Thu, 4/18: Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
From Wed, 4/17 to Thu, 5/16: Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
From Wed, 5/15 to Thu, 6/13: Super Metroid (SNES)
From Wed, 6/12 to Thu, 7/11: Yoshi (NES)
From Mon, 7/15 to Tue, 8/13: Donkey Kong (NES)

Will you be downloading any of these classic titles? Personally, I’ll be getting Kirby and Donkey Kong for sure. Can’t beat the price.

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    Can’t wait for those FIRSTy games!

  • [000]

    I am buying all of these. Can someone total those prices?

    • Brian McGuinness

      $2.10. Are you serious?

      • [000]

        I was lazy.

        • Adam

          3 times 7 is 21, not that hard.

          • [000]

            And x=10 if 2x+3x+50= 100, not that hard. But then, there was laziness.

  • AAAkabob

    $2.10 in the US plus tax so between $2.20 and $2.31 with tax. For 7 games that will otherwise be $4.99 ea or more before tax, there’s no reason to not buy them all lol. I know theres those humble indie bundles and all that, but I’d rather play on my controller w/ no hassle as opposed to on my laptop.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Well, these titles are established Nintendo IPs. With the exception of the Humble THQ Bundle, the indie bundles are indie-developed games that are typically exclusive to PC.

      • AAAkabob

        Heh I figured that would get a response out of you, looked into 2 girls 1 game podcast…it’s long dead now?  Anyways, I was attempting to reply to [000], but failed some how.  What exactly are you trying to say with your post?  I was trying to communicate that this is the best possible way to spend 30 cents.

    • Mason742

      no tax on digital titles…

      • Donald Estep

        yes, there are! Wii U and 3DS Eshop DOES have tax unfortunately.

        • http://www.facebook.com/kmaziuk Kyle Maziuk

          The only thing is that for these games is that $0.30, there IS no tax. I remember it was exactly 30 cents! But yes you are right, for all titles that are about a dollar or more, the tax I THINK is about 1%.

          • Ryan Dugger

            It was $0.33, I just got Balloon Fight. 

          • CTRAINGAMER

            HA! Mine was only $0.32! SUCK IT!….I’m sorry…


        There is tax. I bought Darksiders 2, Trine 2 and Balloon Fight digitally. Balloon Fight was 32 cents with tax. :p

  • savisn

    I really hope the Donkey Kong version is the 25th Anniversary European version that was released with the Pie Factory level.  I already have the other but would still pay .30 to get gamepad only.   But I’ll be in heaven if I can finally play Pie Factory

  • Laud

    What da heyl meng, I wanted f-zero on the 1st. ):

  • Scott Duperree

    I’ll be getting all of them, though I am skeptical of Yoshi.  Punch Out is one of my favorite games of all time, and I am excited to play it again.  Maybe I’ll beat it this time.  When I was a kid I couldn’t beat it even with Game Genie cheats on.

    • AAAkabob

      Yoshi is most likely the only game I won’t buy.

  • Matt Lambourne

    I’ll get all of them, but I have to be honest I dind’t realise Yoshi was a NES title.  I thought he was invented for SMW.

    • http://www.facebook.com/weston.nutter Weston Nutter

      He was. Yoshi was released on NES after the SNES and SMW came out.

  • Henry Hotspur

    With the exception of Yoshi, getting all of these. Seriously, 30 cents each?! Hell yeah.

  • http://www.facebook.com/weston.nutter Weston Nutter

    I guess I’ll be getting all of them, but I’m especially excited about F-Zero, Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong!

  • Jeffrey Debris

    Going to get all of them. Can’t really say no to a 30 cent deal :P

    • RetroSquid


  • Marcell Wade

    I have decided to buy the rest of them, a $1.98 for 6 Nintendo classics, it’s criminal, lol.

  • Yngve Elstad

    I bought the first one, and quickly realized I was getting the shitty 50hz version again, so I won’t be buying any of the others unless nintendo decides to give us europeans the propper versions of the game.

  • ludist210

    I’ll likely get them all, but I’m on the fence about Yoshi…crummy puzzle game, even at that price.  Wario’s Woods in that spot would have been excellent.

  • Ryan House

    I didn’t know there was a Yoshi game made for the NES I thought the first time Yoshi appeared was in Super Mario World for SNES

    • PacoJerte

       That is true but that was in 1990 and the game Yoshi was released in 1991 for the NES i know its pretty weird but thats what happened

  • JJ JJ

    Where’s my Earthbound nintendo!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/AdamRaue Adam Fox

    I’ll probably just get F-Zero….may get Super Metroid too…but really want F-Zero

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christoffer-Treyz/100001436286027 Christoffer Treyz

    what’s the point in paying money for the same games over and over again with every new console (for the last 30 years)? i don’t get it. unless, people succumb to their nostalgia. which makes nintendo effortless very happy. i wish i was a company with some nostalgic brands = a moneyprinting perpetuum mobile that would be. 

  • Seth S. Scott

    Ill be getting them all. Even though I own alot of them already, BUT SUPER METROID! Hell Yes! Cant wait till Earthbound is released for Wii U VC!! :) 

  • Einar

    Kirby, Donkey Kong and Yoshi :)

  • Elem187

    I have played them all except Yoshi, Kirby and Super Metroid (I think I moved on to PC gaming when these titles came out)

    I will get all of them. 30 cents for anything Nintendo makes is an absolute steal.