19 Reasons to Buy a Wii: #7

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The Nintendo Wii is about to launch on November 19, 2006. Between now and then, Game Freaks 365 is going to list 19 reasons each day for why you should buy a Wii.

#7 Virtual Console – One of the greatest strengths that Nintendo has is its legacy. As a company, Nintendo has released some of the most memorable games and systems in the history of gaming. The Wii is not just about the future of gaming, it’s also about the past. With a treasure chest of games, Nintendo plans to put their back catalog to good use with the Virtual Console. You can download NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx-16 for a nominal fee. The games available at launch will include:

NES
* Super Mario Bros.
* The Legend of Zelda
* Donkey Kong
* Donkey Kong Jr.
* Ice Hockey
* Pinball
* Soccer
* Tennis
* Urban Champion
* Wario’s Woods
* Baseball
* Solomon’s Key

Super NES
* F-Zero
* SimCity

Nintendo 64
* Super Mario 64

Genesis
* Sonic the Hedgehog
* Altered Beast
* Golden Axe
* Columns
* Ecco the Dolphin
* Gunstar Heroes
* Space Harrier II
* Toe Jam and Earl
* Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

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