The Virtual Console is a feature implmented in Nintendo's consoles that allows for you to purchase, download and play various games from older systems. These games often come exactly as they originally were, but some do include various changes and tweaks to enhance the user experience.

Anchors Wii U 3DS Wii

3DS

The 3DS Virtual Console continued on from the idea of the Virtual Console introduced in the Nintendo Wii, but expanded on it. It added the feature of save states to the games, allowing for you to create a restore point and go back to it. The 3DS Virtual Console mostly focused on portable games in the past, having compatibility for GameBoy and GameBoy Color games

Image Name Original Console Price Release Date Alterations
Pokémon Blue Pokémon Blue
International Version
Game Boy Ł8.99
$9.99
US: February 27th 2016
EU: February 27th 2016
Yes
Pokémon Blue Pokémon Blue
Japanese Version
Game Boy 1200¥ JP: February 27th 2016 Yes
Pokémon Red Pokémon Gold Game Boy Color 1200¥
Ł8.99
$9.99
Global: September 22nd 2017 Yes
Pokémon Red Pokémon Green Game Boy 1200¥ JP: February 27th 2016 Yes
Pokémon Red Pokémon Pikachu Game Boy 1200¥ JP: February 27th 2016 Yes
Pokémon Red Pokémon Puzzle Challenge Game Boy Color Ł4.49
$4.99
US: November 6th 2014
EU: November 27th 2014
None
Pokémon Red Pokémon Red
International Version
Game Boy Ł8.99
$9.99
US: February 27th 2016
EU: February 27th 2016
Yes
Pokémon Red Pokémon Red
Japanese Version
Game Boy 1200¥ JP: February 27th 2016 Yes
Pokémon Red Pokémon Silver Game Boy Color 1200¥
Ł8.99
$9.99
Global: September 22nd 2017 Yes
Pokémon Red Pokémon Trading Card Game Game Boy Color Ł4.49
$4.99
617¥
EU: July 10th 2014
US: November 13th 2014
JP: December 24th 2014
Yes
Pokémon Red Pokémon Yellow Game Boy Color Ł8.99
$9.99
US: February 27th 2016
EU: February 27th 2016
Yes

Wii U

The Wii U Virtual Console continued on from the framework of the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console. While containing the same consoles as the Wii, it then added the Nintendo DS and GameBoy Advance devices to its capabilities, and even added some Wii games as download software, allowing for more games. It also added the save state feature which was introduced in the 3DS Virtual Console. The Wii downloads do not have this, however.

Image Name Original Console Price Release Date Alterations
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Nintendo DS Ł8.99
950¥
$9.99
EU: 11th February 2016
JP: 23rd March 2016
US: 23rd June 2016
None
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team GameBoy Advance Ł6.49
702¥
$7.99
EU: 11th February 2016
JP: 23rd March 2016
US: 23rd June 2016
None
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Nintendo DS $9.99
950¥
US: 23rd June 2016
Japan: 20th July 2016
None
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire GameBoy Advance Ł6.49
$7.99
702¥
JP: 10th December 2014
EU: 11th December 2014
US: 1st January 2015
None
Pokémon Ranger Pokémon Ranger Nintendo DS Ł8.99
950¥
EU: February 25th 2016
Japan: 13th April 2016
None
Pokémon Ranger Shadows of Almia Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Nintendo DS Ł6.29
€6.99
950¥
EU: 9th June 2016
Japan: 27th July 2016
US: 4th August 2016
None
Pokémon Ranger Guardian Signs Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Nintendo DS Ł6.29
€6.99
950¥
EU: 9th June 2016
Japan: 3rd August 2016
None
Pokémon Snap Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 1208¥
Ł8.99
€9.99
$9.99
JP: April 6th 2016
EU: August 18th 2016
US: January 5th 2017
Yes
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Nintendo Wii Ł17.99
€19.99
$19.99
2700¥
EU: July 16th 2015
US: May 19th 2016
Japan: July 5th 2017
None

Wii

The Wii Virtual Console introduced the entire Virtual Console feature in an effort to bring as many older games to the forefront as possible. This is accessible in the Wii and in the Wii Menu on Wii U consoles.

Name Original Console Price Release Date Alterations
Pokémon Puzzle League Nintendo 64 1200 Points US: 5th May 2008
EU: 30th May 2008
None
Pokémon Snap Nintendo 64 1200 Points JP: 4th December 2007
US: 10th December 2007
EU: 17th December 2007
Yes
 
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