A fellow blogger reminded me today that there’s every possibility that the new Nintendo Switch will most likely feature a nice collection of Virtual Console game. And this time, it might just be some awesome GameCube games. The GameCube was my first Nintendo console, and I arrived fairly late to the party. So it’s not like I have tons of GameCube games to look forward to, but there are some that I’d love to see. Because being on the Switch, I guess it would mean they would be portable too.
One that several sources have mentioned as being under testing to come to the Switch is also one of my favourites game series. Animal Crossing. Although it’s apparently in testing, I can’t find news anywhere yet that it’s confirmed for the Switch. Thinking about it got me wondering though: will Wii games be backward compatible too? Because if so, it wouldn’t make much sense to make the GC game available while we can play the more updated Wii version.
I feel that it would be awesome considering the nostalgic value, but could we get used again to sending every fossil, one at a time, though the post office. Or playing without any wifi connectivity? I’m not sure really, I guess for me it would depend on the price.
This is the game I would look forward to the most. This is the way I love my Chibi Robo: a tiny robot living in this huge house, helping out his family. Not only cleaning and gathering rubbish, but also helping them with their problems. Chibi has two of these adventures, one on the GameCube and one on the DS. But the one on the DS has never made it outside of Japan. “Okaeri! Chibi Robo! Happy Richie” was a great game, I managed to play it in Japanese, but still, I’d love to play such a great adventure again. If you want to read more about the Japanese game, you will find it here.
Nintendo seems adamant to cast Chibi Robo into another kind of role here in the West though. Photo Finder was nice, but a very meagre offering. And although Zip Lash is a nice game, you could have exchanged Chibi for any kind of platform here. No, this seems the perfect opportunity to make us fans happy.
I played and enjoyed Pikmin 3 a lot on the WiiU. Challenging at times for me, but I couldn’t help but love the charming little creatures. Even restarting days in our travels to make sure they wouldn’t fall victim to the huge ladybug that gobbled up any strays. So I’d love to see adventure 1 and 2 in the virtual console as well. It seems to be the only way for us to get their adventures on portable. Sure, a new 3DS game featuring the Pikmin is expected but…you’ve guessed it: another platformer…
So that’s my wish list when it comes to GameCube games on the Virtual Console of the Switch. Only a few more days and we will know more at the presentation that Nintendo has in store for us. As a reminder, the presentation will be at 8pm Pacific / 11pm Eastern on 12th January, which is 4am UK / 5am CET / 1pm Tokyo / 3pm AEDT on 13th January.
What GameCube games would you like to see on the Nintendo Switch?