This Week on Wii Shop Channel - Vintage Final Fantasy, Kirby, and more

This week we check out Final Fantasy III, Kirby's Dream Land, and Big Town Shoot Out.

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Discussion

15 comments
squall_83
squall_83

You guys can thumb me down all day, I'm still right. It has nothing to do with Nintendo or Square owning the rights. The simple fact is they literally take images of the roms from the original cartridges and inject them into a Wii channel that runs an emulator. This is a common practice amongst people who have modded their Wii. That way they can play any classic game, not just the ones that have been released on the shop.

mled
mled

@squall_83 yup, what you said makes sense. Now that I think about it they probably did it because the person responsable for these decisions isn't very good at it OR because of some laws. @happy_dude64 - wrong, Nintendo owns the rights to the games it released, I'm not sure about all of those laws, but they may not be able to release it as FFVI in the states if they previously released them as III, Square Enix doesn't really need to be involved for an emulated game to come out you know... And FFVIII is a great game.

buckxn
buckxn

that's what i'm saying, Tunder... give it to me on my 3ds!

Thunderstarter
Thunderstarter

Why isn't FFVI available in the DSi/3DS shop? :(

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

ok please stop these Xperia play commercials theyre weird @.@

bhmg
bhmg

The best final fantasy hands down!

happy_dude64
happy_dude64

@swuall_83...yes because nintendo made final fantasy...think before you post. hell u even have another ff game as ur user name....the worst as well. squall...lmao. just to educate you. Square Enix...back then soft made and continues to make ff games.

Megasus_
Megasus_

@sagameister3 Same here, I always liked Dream Land 2 much more though!

squall_83
squall_83

@mled They have to call it Final Fantasy III because the virtual console games are emulators with the actual rom from the system inside. Nintendo would actually have to edit the rom file to make it say VI. I guess that's just too much work for them. They're more interested in the absolute least amount of effort, ie: taking 10 seconds to dump an existing rom into their emulator package.

sagameister3
sagameister3

I actually remember owning kirby's dream land lol :)

mled
mled

Call the games by their name, it's Final Fantasy VI, yes, I know the story behind that III, but seriously, nowdays? No use in confusing the new generation of gamers...

Reltec
Reltec

Oh, now I can do the Opera scene on the Wii.

Bane_09
Bane_09

Yay Kirby and FFIII, now if only I had a few dollars to spare :(

jjmonster2006
jjmonster2006

yea it would be nice if they announced what games were coming out before everyone else bought them.

Superzone
Superzone

This week on the Wii Shop and eShop? Uhh, you mean LAST week? Little late here GS...