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#1 UncleBob

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

It's up now, though you have to search for it.

Only good for 30 days.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

It's worth noting that Nintendo will be offering a different $0.30 game every month through July.


  • January: Balloon Fight
  • February: F-Zero
  • March: Punch-Out Featuring Mr. Dream
  • April: Kirby’s Adventure
  • May: Super Metroid
  • June: Yoshi
  • July: Donkey Kong
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Super Metroid for $0.30 is crazy good.

Probably a stupid question, but will the Wii Virtual Console also have those prices? Or only the Wii U Virtual Console?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Not a bad promotion at all. Hats off to you Nintendo!

#5 Saix_XIII

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Do you keep these or do they expire after 30 days?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

Does this apply to the regular Wii and 3ds too. Dont have a Wii U but would definitely like to pick up some of those titles.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

So does equal 30 wii points?

#8 sultangaming

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

Do you keep these or do they expire after 30 days?


From the announcement it seems that we can keep them.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

So I have to buy $10 worth of credit for a $0.30 game? Son of a whore...
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

So I have to buy $10 worth of credit for a $0.30 game? Son of a whore...

The Wii U eShop lets you pay the exact amount for whatever you buy, unlike the Wii Shop Channel.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

The Wii U eShop lets you pay the exact amount for whatever you buy, unlike the Wii Shop Channel.


Right, but the virtual console is in the Wii channel right? They don't have virtual console games int he Wii U shop yet.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Balloon Fight and these other games will be in the eshop.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

I always liked Balloon Fight. Plays a lot like Joust, except with balloon fighting instead of jousting.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

The Wii U eShop lets you pay the exact amount for whatever you buy, unlike the Wii Shop Channel.


Are you sure it lets you pay as little as 30 cents though. The Playstation Store lets you pay the exact amount as long as it costs $5 or more. At least that's how it used to work. Not sure if it is still the same. So, if you bought something for 30 cents, they would charge your card $5 and you'd have $4.70 in your Sony Store wallet.

I've 1-2 things on my Wii U, but they all cost over $5 for sure.

#15 mpaullin

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

Balloon Fight and these other games will be in the eshop.


Right. I am interpreting this as a promotion leading up to (and past) the launch of the full virtual console on the Wii U (sometime in the spring). With that in mind, I suspect the sale will only be on the eShop (which uses $$ instead of points).

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

I just bought it for $0.32 exactly on the Wii U eShop Channel using my credit card. Yes, it let's you pay the exact amount.

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#17 Deader2818

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Im not sure if the virtual console will be its own channel on the Wii U or just something done through the eshop. Would make sense to just have it through the eshop

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

This game is FUUUUN
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Are you sure it lets you pay as little as 30 cents though. The Playstation Store lets you pay the exact amount as long as it costs $5 or more. At least that's how it used to work. Not sure if it is still the same. So, if you bought something for 30 cents, they would charge your card $5 and you'd have $4.70 in your Sony Store wallet.

I've 1-2 things on my Wii U, but they all cost over $5 for sure.


I just looked at my credit card online.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Im not sure if the virtual console will be its own channel on the Wii U or just something done through the eshop. Would make sense to just have it through the eshop


Balloon Fight is its own channel, like on Wii

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Do you keep these or do they expire after 30 days?


IGN says permanent and the eShop says nothing of expiration. The price goes up to $5.99 after 30 days.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

I know what I'm downloading as soon as I get home...

This promotion is so awesome! I hope they keep doing this promotion after July. :bouncy:

...Similar promotions would be cool too. I don't expect to spend 30 cents for everything, but packages of old games would be pretty sweet!
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

Badass! Ill buy any game they put up there for .30!

#24 sicsonic

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Is it possible to buy these online and get a code, if I don't have a WiiU yet?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

as i understand from the nintendo direct video, they are trials, once 30 days passes, and if i understood iwata, you have to purchase the game for ''regiuraa purice'' or discounted price if you had it before the trial, i might be mistaken as iwata's english pronuntiation is not that good and I'm not an english native speaker so is kinda difficult for me.

anyway I'm sure he addressed that point in the video if someone wants to be sure.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:56 PM

For $.30 I can ignore the fact that the Nintendo Network account system is completely worthless in regards to your store purchases. I'll grab this when I get home, thanks OP!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Does anyone know if Wii points carry over to the Wii U? I have a 2000 point card that's sealed in a clamshell.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

Exactly

It's 30 cents down, a dollar more to pay to have them available on the Wii U


You got your facts mixed here:

Exisitng games on Wii's Virtual Console: $1.00-$2.00 to upgrade

Balloon Fight on the Wii U Virtual Console - 30 cents

#29 mpaullin

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

You got your facts mixed here:

Exisitng games on Wii's Virtual Console: $1.00-$2.00 to upgrade

Balloon Fight on the Wii U Virtual Console - 30 cents


Well I just watched the actual video (only read article from other sites before). It does look like this is actually a glorified rental. They didn't make it very clear, but I think you are expected to pay once 30 days is up.

#30 Caddywompus21

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Geez I thought Nintendo got generous all of a sudden like with the Ambassador games, but nope same old Nintendo.