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Play secret of mana or zombies ate my neighbors on wii U?

Because those games are on the Wii Virtual Console, they require some kind of controller that the Wii (not the Wii U) knows about - the system is operating without access to any of the Wii U specific ...
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Are some glitches corrected on the virtual console version of old games like Pokemon red/blue/yellow

I got the games today, and can confirm that none of the glitches have been fixed. The games really are true to the originals. It is still unclear however whether you will be able to upload these ...
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How Many levels are in Super Mario World?

Actually, you're dad was probably referring to finding all the exits from all the levels in the game In the Super Nintendo version of the game, there are 96 exits total. These are tracked on the ...
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What's this repeating area in the original Zelda?

If it's the maze I'm thinking of, you need to go through it in a special order. North -> West -> South -> West This video shows it:
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

Virtual Console games are direct copies of the original game, emulated on the Wii U. The only improvement you may or may not notice is the fact that Wii U uses digital video signal (hdmi) as opposed ...
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Golden Sun data transfer to The Lost Age on Wii U virtual console

You're going to have to type the password. The Golden Sun games on the Wii U are run on a special emulator, so it essentially becomes a GBA for it... there isn't a way in the Wii U menu to transfer ...
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

Having played both digital versions on Wii using component cables and Wii U using HDMI, there is no discernible difference. The Wii U version has additional support for the Pro Controller and the ...
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Has Nintendo ever released previously "unreleased" games?

Yes, Nintendo has indeed released previously unreleased games through Virtual Console. One of the most prominent example would be Mother, which was released in Japan only in 1989 for Famicom (aka NES ...
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Is it possible to transfer Pokémon between 1st generation games on the same 3DS?

No, I have the games and can confirm that this is impossible. Just like any other pre-6th generation game, trading requires two systems as Pokemon Bank is not yet supported, and will only feature ...
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When playing an N64 game on Wii virtual console, what is happening when the spinning N logo appears?

It's loading both the emulator and the entire N64 ROM into RAM, and also loading a firmware handler to run the console in "N64 mode." Most emulators on Nintendo's systems (beyond the simpler NES and ...
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How do I get rid of the "THE END" screen in Super Mario World?

There is no way to make the screen go away with your controller. You will have to quit the game through the Wii menu or reset your system.
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When downloading a Wii U eShop game together with the physical copy will it get you twice the save files?

No, you won't. The disc slot acts as a "variable" piece of software. If you check your save data in the Settings, everything to do with a specific piece of software (such as the Wind Waker HD, which I ...
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Transfer "save data" from Wii-mode to "Wii U-mode"

No. The answer is No. The VC games on the Wii U can not access the save game data of VC games within the Wii-mode environment and vice versa. The VC game save data for games in Wii-mode can only be ...
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Do Wii U Virtual Console discounts go off purchased games or games that are saved to the Wii system?

It is possible to receive the discount when the game is not installed on the Wii part of your Wii U. I can confirm this, as I've been able to buy "A Link to the Past" at a lower price despite the game ...
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How do I play N64 virtual console games in widescreen on Wii U?

Try changing your tv settings under the screen mode, you should get a larger image that stretches it slightly, now go into your options on DK64 and change it to widescreen and it will correct the ...
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Wii Virtual Console -- Black screen

It turns out that you can only do this with the Nunchuck controller. Agh.
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Can Teleport and Fly be used interchangeably in the Long Range Trainer Glitch?

Yes, you can use any move that will take you away from the currently planned fight. Dig or an escape rope would also work as well. From the article you linked. Any method of 'escape' from the Long-...
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Wii save data on the Wii U

The save files are compatible if you play the original Wii VC game in Wii mode (an option on the Wii U menu for playing Wii games), but not with the upgraded native Wii U VC versions of the games.
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Is there a legitimate method for saving/restoring installed games on Wii after the shop is shut down in 2019?

As long as you have an external storage medium with enough storage for the games, it's possible. You can keep the games on this medium, and then you can use the method here to play them off of the ...
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How to recover a deleted save file in Pokemon Gold Virtual Console?

Once a save file is deleted, there is no way to recover it.
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Are some glitches corrected on the virtual console version of old games like Pokemon red/blue/yellow

The person who said that the experience overflow glitch was fixed is incorrect. On Pokemon Red, I was able to get a level 1 Nidoking and level him up to 100 without a problem. The only "glitch", ...
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

I have both versions, and the Wii U renders at 960x720 (The 4:3 version of 720P.) There's no edge antialiasing, but there's definitely additional texture filters that were not present in the Wii ...
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

The Wii ran 64 games at 480p through component cables, as the N64 could if you had a set (they'll set you back a pretty penny, as Nintendo never licensed 3rd party component cables for SNES/N64/GCN). ...
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How do I play N64 virtual console games in widescreen on Wii U?

DK64 like all Rareware games starting with GoldenEye 007 in 1997 supported true 16:9 WIDESCREEN native and dolby surround, infact some games such as GoldenEye featured a range of aspect ratios to play ...
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How many possible times can one play through Altered Beast?

Once you've beaten Round 5, the game will loop back to Round 1... but on the next higher difficulty. This means that if you beat the game on Normal, you'll have to beat it again on Hard, and then ...
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