Wii U Gameboy Advance Virtual Console line-up announced

Nintendo has detailed its April plans for bringing Gameboy Advance games to Wii U's Virtual Console. It features eight games in all throughout the month.

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Nintendo recently outlined a few of the Gameboy Advance games that would be hitting Wii U's Virtual Console in April. Now that the month is just around the corner, the company has detailed the full line-up with dates and prices.

April will see eight GBA games hitting the Wii U in all, and each will feature off-TV play, Restore Points, and Miiverse functionality. First up, on April 3 will be Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion. April 10 will bring Kirby and the Amazing Mirror and WarioWare Inc: Mega Microgame$!. April 17 follows up with F-Zero: Maximum Velocity and Golden Sun, and then the month wraps up with Yoshi's Island on April 24.

The GBA games will cost $7.99, except for Kirby, WarioWare, and F-Zero, each of which are priced at $6.99 instead. Though not a Gameboy Advance game, Nintendo also announced that the NES classic Super Mario Bros 3 will launch on April 17 for $4.99, for both the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console.

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    March 26, 2014 6:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Wii U Gameboy Advance Virtual Console line-up announced.

    Nintendo has detailed its April plans for bringing Gameboy Advance games to Wii U's Virtual Console. It features eight games in all throughout the month.

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      March 26, 2014 6:55 AM

      it's really mind boggling how the virtual console isn't cross platform. it keeps me from buying anything from either 3DS or WiiU virtual console.

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        March 26, 2014 7:07 AM

        It's a dumb move for sure. That won't stop me from loading down my Wii U with GBA goodness.

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        March 26, 2014 7:21 AM

        Wait it isn't? So my Wii titles wouldn't carry over to Wii U? Man that is super lame.

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          March 26, 2014 7:24 AM

          They do... in Wii mode.
          To use them in Wii U functionnality (so, ultimately, on the Wii U menu & on the gamepad), you have to shell 1$ to "upgrade" them.

          But the non-cross platform between Wii U and 3DS is a real bummer, especially when the competitors (Sony) does it fairly well.

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          March 26, 2014 7:33 AM

          your wii titles do transfer to Wii U, but you have to launch wii mode on it to play them.

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      March 26, 2014 7:27 AM

      I'm just sad that Nintendo is releasing the GBA version of Yoshi's Island instead of the original. They added lame yoshi voices to the GBA version, and the overall quality of audio is worse. It's also missing some graphical effects.

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        March 26, 2014 11:47 AM

        You're right about the overall audiovisual downgrade (though I don't really mind the voices), but it's still a great game, so it's better than nothing IMO. I've played the GBA version extensively and it's not ruined by any means.

        I heard a rumor somewhere that Nintendo doesn't own the rights to the Super FX chip or something and that's why we are getting the GBA version. None of the Super FX games have ever come to the Virtual Console.

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      March 26, 2014 8:14 AM

      Are these full 1080p? HD remakes..I don't understand...I have a 102inch screen, are they going to look super deformed and jaggy as shit?
      Any further explanation anywhere?

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      March 26, 2014 5:54 PM

      But SMB3 is already on 3DS Virtual Console, is it Europe only?