Did you not get around to DKC after all this time on the VC? Well that's too bad

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#1 Posted by darkspineslayer (19706 posts) -
Because they are no longer avalible. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/11/donkey_kong_country_trilogy_to_be_pulled_from_wii_virtual_console Already gone in Europe and North America. I can't believe I hadn't heard before now either. Got lost in the shuffle with all the Wii news. This is a shame, because it was a great series. Granted, I think pretty much anybody on here that was going to buy it already did, but I think it's still worth sharing. It's baffling why it was pulled in the first place. Sure the now Microsoft owned Rare developed it, but Nintendo owns the rights to all of the characters. Not to mention this was the case over the years the games were avalible. If you own the games like I do, you obviously haven't lost them, and they will still appear in your download history.
#2 Posted by LOSTLEAD8R (473 posts) -

As well its still possible to get the games via the GBA titles (which I honestly think are better) but its not like they are gone forever. And I have a hunch that there will be some sort of collection coming soon, it seems like a logical move for nintendo to do such a thing.

#3 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (2762 posts) -
Missed it. dang it.
#4 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (8022 posts) -
i wonder what this is about. The VC is going to become a barren place as titles keep getting removed.
#5 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

I know I missed them. Stop reminding me :cry:.

#6 Posted by bulby_g (1123 posts) -

Damn. :( Have got them for the SNES and played them through then but would have picked them up on VC eventually.

#7 Posted by Blueresident87 (5339 posts) -

As well its still possible to get the games via the GBA titles (which I honestly think are better) but its not like they are gone forever. And I have a hunch that there will be some sort of collection coming soon, it seems like a logical move for nintendo to do such a thing.

LOSTLEAD8R

Exactly why Nintendo probably won't do it. The games they choose to make available for the Virtual Console are very questionable anyway, they always have been.

#8 Posted by Megavideogamer (5410 posts) -

Nope I didn't buy DKC 1,2,3 from the virtual console. Because I kept my Super Nintendo and the original cartridges. That is the thing about virtual console games. They are here today. Gone tomorrow. I hope Nintendo continues the virtual console on the Wii U.

#9 Posted by darkspineslayer (19706 posts) -

As well its still possible to get the games via the GBA titles (which I honestly think are better) but its not like they are gone forever. And I have a hunch that there will be some sort of collection coming soon, it seems like a logical move for nintendo to do such a thing.

LOSTLEAD8R
I enjoyed them on GBA too, but I have to say, the screen crunch and mono speaker did the most impressive parts of the games, the visuals and music, no favours. Still very good in GBA form though. Even if DKC is washed out.
#10 Posted by volume_three (2142 posts) -

And I have a hunch that there will be some sort of collection coming soon, it seems like a logical move for nintendo to do such a thing.

LOSTLEAD8R

This ^

#11 Posted by Jaysonguy (37647 posts) -

That is the thing about virtual console games. They are here today. Gone tomorrow.

Megavideogamer

No, that's not how it is

The people who bought them still have them

Also while it's great you have the originals you're playing on a component setup

#13 Posted by AlmightyDerek (4144 posts) -

[QUOTE="Megavideogamer"]

That is the thing about virtual console games. They are here today. Gone tomorrow.

Jaysonguy

No, that's not how it is

The people who bought them still have them

Also while it's great you have the originals you're playing on a component setup

Yeah the Wii/ Wii U upscales VC games so they don't look as bad on an HDTV as hooking a SNES up directly. I tried that once before to play Mario All-star (before the Wii version was released) and it looked terrible, as did Mario 64. Having the games upscaled through component/HDMI is much better than running it from the native console. I can't play any old console on my TV that came out pre PS2. Also I bought all 3 DKC games on the VC and I still have them so it's all good and you can still redownload them if you need too. You just can't buy them if you didn't have it already. Although like everyone I think it's stupid they pulled them. I have no idea why they would do that.