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Since: 18.3.03
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#81 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
    Originally posted by Oliver
    Has anyone tested out the backwards compatibility for the system? Also, does it work well with the Wavebird controller?


Wavebird works flawlessly.

Related: Does anybody know how to get back to the Wii Channel menu after playing a GC game without resetting the system? For some reason my 'home' button does nothing while playing GC games.



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#82 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.06
I believe you can't.



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#83 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
Yeah, I've tried figuring out how to do it myself, with no luck ... it's actually a bit annoying (maybe a firmware update could fix the problem?).

UPDATE: Also, for no real reason, here are the top 10 Wii games of 2006 in terms of sales:

    Originally posted by IGN
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    Nintendo

    Red Steel
    Ubisoft

    Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
    SEGA

    Rayman Raving Rabbids
    Ubisoft

    Call of Duty 3
    Activision

    Madden NFL 07
    EA

    Trauma Center: Second Opinion
    Atlus

    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
    Activision

    Excite Truck
    Nintendo

    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
    Majesco


Note that only two of the games were first-party titles, which is a big departure for Nintendo from past console sales numbers ...



(edited by Alessandro on 11.1.07 0854)


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KJames199
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Since: 10.12.01
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#84 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.71
The Wii is great and I love it, but hey, don't die for one...
Jennifer Strange had taken part in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" game run by KDND 107.9 radio in Sacramento, which promised the winner a Nintendo Wii.

[...]

Local assistant coroner Ed Smith said initial tests showed death was "consistent with water intoxication".

Contestants were first given eight ounce (225 millilitre) bottles to drink every 15 minutes.

Contestant James Ybarra told Associated Press news agency: "They told us if you don't feel like you can do this, don't put your health at risk."

Mr Ybarra said he quit after five bottles but remaining contestants started on larger bottles.




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#85 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.85
    Originally posted by KJames199
    The Wii is great and I love it, but hey, don't die for one...

I thought about you when I heard this story. I was like "oh man, what if James had entered a contest like that while he was searching high and low for a Wii".

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Zeruel
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Since: 2.1.02
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#86 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by KJames199
    The Wii is great and I love it, but hey, don't die for one...
    Jennifer Strange had taken part in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" game run by KDND 107.9 radio in Sacramento, which promised the winner a Nintendo Wii.

    [...]

    Local assistant coroner Ed Smith said initial tests showed death was "consistent with water intoxication".

    Contestants were first given eight ounce (225 millilitre) bottles to drink every 15 minutes.

    Contestant James Ybarra told Associated Press news agency: "They told us if you don't feel like you can do this, don't put your health at risk."

    Mr Ybarra said he quit after five bottles but remaining contestants started on larger bottles.



http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-011607water,0,7468573.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Station fires 10 over woman's death following water-drinking contest.

I'm amazed that people OKed this contest. Anyone who has ever wrestled or played football in high school knows the dangers of drinking too much water. Once in a while, around these parts, someone dies by drinking too much water before or after an intense workout.


New news: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070118/ap_on_re_us/water_intoxication

Sheriff looks into water-drinking death

Yikes!

(edited by Zeruel on 18.1.07 1401)


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El Nastio
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#87 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.96


There are now 42 games on the Virtual Console. The 43rd will be out next week.

Click Here (nintendo.com)


Of note in the article is the following;

"of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past from the SNES, the library of downloadable Wii titles grows to 42. Also, next week will see the addition of an all-time favorite, Mario Kart 64.


Yeah. that's right. MARIO. KART. 64.


I knew there was a reason why is saved some points over Christmas!



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Since: 26.3.03
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#88 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.07
Yeah, I've got 1400 points banked. I was going to use 800 of them on Link to the Past, but now I think I'll hold on to them until next week.

Of course, that will leave me with 400 points I can't use on anything. The points are neat and all, but I hope NoA will start allowing us to just link a credit card to our Wii Shopping account.

On the other hand, the current system keeps me from buying EVERYTHING on impulse. (Well, everything except Urban Champion.)

Now...where's my Bionic Commando?



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#89 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Yeah, I've got 1400 points banked. I was going to use 800 of them on Link to the Past, but now I think I'll hold on to them until next week.

    Of course, that will leave me with 400 points I can't use on anything. The points are neat and all, but I hope NoA will start allowing us to just link a credit card to our Wii Shopping account.

    On the other hand, the current system keeps me from buying EVERYTHING on impulse. (Well, everything except Urban Champion.)

    Now...where's my Bionic Commando?


Yeah I kinda wanted them to link it to, but I think in being the family friendly company they figured the easiest thing for parents to control the situation would be to do it this way. Like the 360 has it linked and then you can set parental controls, but my brother in law hasn't "had the time to look into it" so his kids aren't on Live right now.

EddieBurkett
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#90 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.77
I haven't purchased anything from the Wii Shop yet (except for the free trial internet browser), but I thought I saw a button that allows you to add points without needing to purchase a card. Can you only purchase points in pre-set quantities, or can you just add 800 points to purchase a game if that's all you plan on spending? (Assuming anyone here has used that method for obtaining points...)

As silly as it is, I'm hoping they eventually release the SNES Mario Kart. Don't get me wrong - I like the 64 version, but it was the first Mario Kart that got me hooked.



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Since: 26.3.03
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#91 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.07
You can buy points online through the channel, but only in quantities of 1000, 2000, 3000, and 5000. And therein lies the problem. In the case of me and my 1400 points, if I buy Mario Kart 64, I'll be left with 400 points, meaning if I want to then buy an NES game, I'll have to buy another 1000 points just to have enough to cover the 500.

I suppose they just want you to bank a whole bunch of points and not fret over it like I'm doing.



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JALman
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Since: 7.7.02
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#92 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.71
Hey guys, the News Channel is now available. Just get the latest update and you should be set.

Nice to see the Globe make a return appearance. Hopefully the News channel will be more updated than the Forecast channel.

(edited by JALman on 26.1.07 0838)


Torchslasher
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Since: 17.1.02
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#93 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
We had over 80 Wii's for last Sunday, because it was going to be in the new Target circular for that week. We apparently sold them all by 10am that day. Yep, in two hours flat.

(We still have 60GB PS3 machines just sitting in the case.)



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#94 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.96
Here's a quick question; what do you if you run out of internal memory (other than delete stuff?) I got 1600 blocks left right now, and I'm concerned with long-term saving (you can't save VC titles ontot he SD card).



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Since: 26.3.03
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#95 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.07
I think you can save game saves and VC games to the SD card, you just can't load them from there. I think you have to do some sort of juggling. Like load what you're currently playing onto the Wii memory and everything else on the card until you're ready to use it.



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KJames199
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Since: 10.12.01
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#96 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.73
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    I think you can save game saves and VC games to the SD card, you just can't load them from there. I think you have to do some sort of juggling. Like load what you're currently playing onto the Wii memory and everything else on the card until you're ready to use it.
I believe you are 100% correct. You can copy VC games to an SD card, but to play the games, they have to be on the hard drive. I haven't tested it, but that's what I've heard.

I love the Excite Truck feature where you can replace the in-game music with your own MP3s. It greatly improves the game for me (and I thought the game was pretty great to begin with).

What has everyone bought for the Virtual Console so far? I got Toe Jam & Earl, which is somehow both really boring and really great. Not sure how that works, but I love it. I also got SNES SimCity, which is pretty bare-bones compared to the SimGames that followed it, but I love it anyway. I refuse to build roads, so all my SimCitizens have no choice but to use mass transit. You'd think the fire department would complain about this. And you'd think the people on fire would complain more.

There are tons of games on there already that I'd like to pick up - F-Zero, Mario Kart 64, Gunstar Heroes - but I'm holding off for a bit. Though I might crack and get NES Pro Wrestling when it comes out (rumoured to be very soon). I've never beaten that game and I'm determined to do so. I am the master of the Back Brain Kick.



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#97 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.07
    Originally posted by KJames199
    What has everyone bought for the Virtual Console so far?

I have purchased (in order) Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, Pinball (boring as hell, but it was the first NES game I ever bought, so the nostalgia factor was high), Street Fighter II, Super Mario 64, and Mario Kart 64. (The kart control on MK64 feels SO loose after getting used to the DS version.)

I'm especially interested in SNES and N64 games since I never had either system. Come to think of it, I never had a TurboGrafx16 either, but none of the VC games released for it so far excite me.

(edited by SchippeWreck on 31.1.07 1522)


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#98 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
I have only bought Super Mario Bros, and I have a question for you old-school game players like myself.

I seem to remember that once the Game Over screen hits, you could hit either the Select or the Start button, and it would take you back to the same world you left off at. So if you died on World 5-3, you would start back at World 5-1.

Meanwhile, in this port of Super Mario, once the game over screen hits, you start all the way back at 1-1. So am I crazy and just not remembering right?

I ask because I know I've beat the game numerous times, but I never remembered beating it all the way through in one go-around. I was never good at the 1-up trick of the Turtle on the stairs, so I can't fathom how I was able to beat the game without the trick mentioned above.

Anyways, Mario Kart 64 is next on the list to buy off the VC.



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#99 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.96
Well, I'm a tool, as I figured out how to save VC games to the SD card (turns out they are considered channels so you need to copy the "channel" of the VC over to the CD card).

My VC games thus far;


GUNSTAR HEROS
R-TYPE
Street Fighter II
Super Mario bros.
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Kart 64


Tomorrow; Contra III.



Torchslasher, I'm none too sure about the trick you just mentioned. I never used it in the original game, so I'm not sure if it would work in the VC game.



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Since: 24.3.02
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#100 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
GameFAQS.com has this to say about SMB:

"If you run out of lives and want to continue then at the game over screen press and hold A then press start at 1 player (or 2 player) and you will start at the beginning of the world at which you died!"

I seem to recall that you had to hold A from when you died until you hit Start, or something to that effect.




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