The Nintendo Points Card is one thing Wii owners can use to buy retro classics made by Nintendo and other 3rd party organizations. Though i enjoyed playing old classics like SMB3 and Megaman, Wii Ware/Virtual Console may need more enhancements in the games it provides and the quality of those games it decides to put on "sale" in the Wii Shop Channel.
When compared to the Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network, Wii's version of the gaming shop system falls a little short. Firstly, the games that Nintendo allows to be played on the Wii has a lack of variety. Now, that statement may be partly false, as i do admit that there are many retro games available; however, the thing that annoys me is that the more famous characters, such as Megaman, Kirby, and Mario, make almost 9/10 of the Virtual Console. Once again, these games are enjoyable, but the PS and Xbox have arcade-type games that are enjoyable but are not remade into another game like what Nintendo did to Tetris back in the NES days. Games such as Half-Minute Hero would have been nice to have on the Wii.
Another thing I noticed with the Virtual Console is that they took out many unlockables and other gameplay extras. So how do they get off calling the Virtual Console when the NES had more to the game?
Maybe Nintendo should try to find new games for Wii Ware that PS and Xbox have included, or persuade 3rd party organizations to add some of their games on Nintendo's home console. Though it may cost money, it might even attract PS/Xbox fans to the Wii and would give Wii owners more to look forward to.
It would make a nice change on the Wii U...