Donkey Kong 64 is coming to the Wii U VC!

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Donkey Kong 64 is coming to the Wii U VC!

Postby GrayMagicΓ » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:26 pm


DLC? UGANDA WILL NOT HAVE THIS SICKNESS!

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Postby Xellos » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:43 pm

Hmm, I'm wondering if Rareware's Jetpac game is still featured in this re-release.

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Postby MazLad » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:57 pm

I'm happy to see this but was wondering if they could also do the same for Banjo Kazooie, since it was an N64 game and it would be a port of that version I'm hoping it would be possible. What do we reckon?

I'm ever hopeful because some time back I had an Xbox 360 but got rid of it after the horrendous Xbox One announcement. My only regret is not having the Banjo games and Perfect Dark to play :(
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Postby MazLad » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:15 pm

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Postby Taylor » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:19 pm

Just bought it! I've never played through it properly before, so I'm really happy to see this. I worried it might've been an April Fools.
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Postby GrayMagicΓ » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:24 am

DLC? UGANDA WILL NOT HAVE THIS SICKNESS!

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Postby Nomonoke » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:47 am

I'm so excited about this! While I have an N64, it doesn't have the expansion pack, so I can't play this. Which is sad, because it's one of my absolute favorite games. Will buy it when I have the available funds. XD

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Postby Scrubber » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:09 am

Its out NOW in Europe in case anybody is waiting for April 16th.
I will be buying this soon, I hope they got rid of that painful jetpac game for that rare token. That really annoyed me.

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Postby NPChilla » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:19 am

Wondering how they've tweaked the game - Rare owns Jetpac so that's the only bit they'd have to remove from a VC port.
We should all buy it on our Wii U systems, it's the nearest thing to Project Ukulele on a Nintendo platform! :D

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Postby Xellos » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:13 pm

Jetpac is confirmed to still being in the game. Nintendo must have made an agreement with Microsoft, or else they will getting sued by them very soon now for copyright infringement:

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Postby Rueckkoppler » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:00 pm

Wow, but these people on Miiverse truly exaggerate... Seeing the inclusion of Jetpac as opened floodgates to Banjo-Kazooie and the other games... I guess it was just a tiny agreement they made. Jetpac's not that big of an IP.

I've got the game as well. What I can say: It looks pretty good & I'm excited to play it now for the first time properly! Its certainly upscaled somehow. Also, they included the original N64 manual & of course the save-state-option. But there is no widescreen option, which bugs me a lot. Some games (especially the Rareware games) included widescreen as a option, but it only mashes the screen if you're not able to stretch it to 16:9 (It's like a 4:3 still inside the 16:9 interface).The only workaround so far is setting the Wii U to 480p & 4:3. Then you can set your tv to stretch it over the whole screen.

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Postby Marcus_Siactro » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:00 pm

Finally able to play this for the very first time. I have to admit I was veeery excited when I saw the announcement this morning! This is the one epic Rareware I never played until now :)

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Postby Scrubber » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:08 am

Why do Nintendo not make any effort with their re releases? They just make an exact port, no graphics enhancements, no removing things people hated (Jetpac), no tweeks, no reworking to make it suit modern tvs etc

Kazooie and Tooie on xbla were reworked and they look stunning, they also removed the stupidity of having to recollect ALL the notes in every world if you die/leave the level. Why can't nintendo do this.
We're given DK64 exactly as it was, with poor resolution and a game that's meant for 50hz tvs

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Postby dotEXE » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:30 pm

It depends on the release. OoT and Majora's Mask on 3DS received significant overhauls, all the Final Fantasy rereleases were reworked (some to a massive extent), but the Virtual Console is more intended to be a "high-quality emulator".
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Postby Rueckkoppler » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:01 pm

Yep, we could say that DK64 is not important enough for Nintendo. Just look how much attention they give Zelda in comparison. Not having widescreen support really sucks...

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