Nintendo’s handling of the Virtual Console has been, by any measure, horrendous. But they’ve still got the rights to some of the greatest games ever made, including Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid, which both come out for New 3DS today.
Also on the docket is Donkey Kong Country 2, which isn’t quite as great as its Virtual Console siblings but is still a very good game that’s well worth your time if you haven’t played it yet.
Please note, that’s New 3DS only—other models of the 3DS won’t let you buy Super Nintendo games—and you won’t get any sort of discount if you’ve bought any of these games on Wii U, because Nintendo.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – When an evil magician named Agahnim begins kidnapping young maidens in Hyrule, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him. Link must traverse both Light and Dark Worlds, navigate through mazelike dungeons and fight an assortment of foes in this Super NES classic.
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day! Play solo, compete with a friend or tag-team in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.
- Super Metroid – The Space Pirates, merciless agents of the evil Mother Brain, have stolen the last Metroid from a research station and threatened the safety of the galaxy. In this critically acclaimed Super NES masterpiece, Samus Aran must don her awesome array of high-tech weaponry to retrieve the deadly Metroid hidden deep within the cave-riddled planet Zebes.