This year marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Nintendo Famicom, which of course became the NES on introduction to the USA and beyond two years later. To mark the occasion, Nintendo has already told us that they intend on offering a selection of NES and SNES games at a bargain price of 30 cents (30p in the UK), for 30 days each.
Now further details have been confirmed, including the games on offer and the dates that you can pick them up for the Wii U Virtual Console. After the offer period each game will revert to its standard price. Here is the information straight from Nintendo:
• Balloon Fight (NES) Jan. 23-Feb. 21
• F-Zero (SNES) Feb. 20-March 21
• Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES) March 20-April 18
• Kirby’s Adventure (NES) April 17-May 16
• Super Metroid (SNES) May 15-June 13
• Yoshi (NES) June 12-July 11
• Donkey Kong (NES) July 15-Aug. 13
So which of those gems are you most looking forward to playing on the Wii U Game Pad? For me personally the SNES games are a highlight but I love the idea of finishing the campaign off with Donkey Kong, arguably the first ever Killer App for the NES.