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GBA releases on Wii U will come with digital manuals

One of the best parts of getting a new game as a kid was ripping into the packaging in order to read the manual on the way home. Now days the manual is little more than a black and white printed slip that has controls and a bunch of warnings on it. The good news is that Nintendo remembers the glory days of full-color manuals and backstories for their games, as the upcoming GBA Wii U virtual console releases will have all of their paper manuals included with the digital release.


At least with the manuals included it actually feels like a full game purchase, even if you can’t hold it in your hand. What do you think of this inclusion?

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  • darkcreap

    Mmmm. Great indeed.

  • Mario Garth

    This good. Yes?

  • MetroidZero

    Can’t wait for Fusion. Only 2 more days! :D

    • Donaald

      Yeah, they don’t make games like that anymore. :)

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Yeah, they don’t make games anymore. :(

        • Nicolas Dorion

          I’m mostly glad to see nintendo hasn’t abandoned the Metroid series after ……last game

  • shanafan

    Making good use of the gamepad. Me liking!

  • Ultrasyd

    They heard me ! That’s what I asked for :D Thx

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      I asked it too. :]

  • MerryBlind .

    Good. Now I’d like a smoothing filter I can turn On/Off in any VC game and Wii Mode, just like my PS3 has. thank you.

    • Donaald

      Same here a trilinear filter or super eagle for GBA games would be epic

      • MerryBlind .

        Do you know what they used on PS3? I just remember it being pretty effective while not blurring too much. Pretty sure it wasn’t just a bilinear filter since bilinear filtering blurs 2D games way too much.

        • Donaald

          I think it’s FSAA

          • MerryBlind .

            No it isn’t. It’s definitely something applying to the whole screen. Something along the lines of a bilinear filter. It’s probably just that.

  • ActivesiN

    that’s pretty cool to have the manual on the gamepad

  • A SNES Day Off

    Good. Now do the same for existing NES/SNES games.

  • David Trail

    NICE

  • Adrian

    Will there be Pokémon games??????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • TrueWiiMaster

    Awesome. I wish they’d do this on all of their VC games.