Those who miss their old Nintendo 64 games but don’t have working equipment to run it, you will be in luck soon. Nintendo DS and Nintendo 64 titles will be added to Nintendo’s Virtual Console this year, according to today’s Nintendo Direct. Both systems have less-than-traditional controls, but Nintendo seems to have taken that into account. DS titles will have various display modes, with some games consolidating both screens onto one, while others will split them between the main screen and GamePad. Nintendo 64 titles will have various control schemes, with several defaults based on hand-positions for the old, three-pronged Nintendo 64 controller. Nintendo 64 games will cost between $10 and $12, while DS games will cost anywhere from $7 to $10. It appears that games you used to own on Wii that have been transferred to Wii U will be discounted to $2.

During the Direct, Mario Kart DS, Yoshi’s Island DS, Donkey Kong 64, Super Mario 64, Paper Mario, WarioWare: Touched!, and more were showcased. Yoshi’s Island DS and Super Mario 64 are available today, while Yoshi Touch & Go and WarioWare Touched! will be available on April 9. Donkey Kong 64 will be available on April 16th, Mario Kart DS on April 23, and Paper Mario on April 30.

Source: Nintendo Direct

Our Verdict


Stefan Terry
One of my earliest memories with games was just after Pokémon had come out in the states for the first time. I remember, after having watched the show for a couple weeks, stumbling across a friend with an original Gameboy playing Pokémon Red version using a Weedle. When he told me he was playing Pokémon, I told him I didn't know there was a Pokémon that had a pumpkin for a head. Boy games have come a long way. Speaking of games, I also contribute to making them somewhat professionally, and ocassionaly write about them. You should see some of that games writing stuff, I hear it's real popular with the kids these days.


Leave a reply

You may also like

More in DS