Retro Gaming

I just got a Wii. My wife and I had originally bought it for her mother to exercise and increase her range of motion with Wii Fit and Wii Resort. Unfortunately, she never used it.

She had the Wii for about three years. She used it less than five times. I suggested to my wife, “If your mother’s not using it, let’s borrow it. I’d like to try it.” My wife agreed, and her mother was happy to give it to us. I guess she didn’t like her birthday present.

My wife and I have been playing it for a few months. One thing that caught my attention is the Wii’s Virtual Console. I never knew we could purchase older games for NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and N64. This greatly increases the Wii’s value! When I finish FF4 on DS, I’d really like to replay these NES classics:

  • River City Ransom
  • Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy II
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Megaman 2
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Double Dragon II
  • Bionic Commando
  • Metroid

The SNES list will come at a later time.

I’ve loved video games since the late 80’s, but it was the original PlayStation that turned me into a geek, especially during the Square golden era of RPGs. I’m planning to buy a PlayStation 3 because just like Wii’s Virtual Console, PlayStation 3 has a PlayStation Network with a library of all the original PlayStation games. There are so many games I would like to replay—especially in Japanese. I’m really looking forward to playing Chrono Cross and Final Fantasy VI in their native language.


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