Best Games on the Wii Virtual Console

The Virtual Console on the Nintendo Wii is a fantastic service allowing Wii owners to buy many '80s and '90s games from early-generation systems, including the NES and SNES - and even the Sega Genesis! It is a great way to experience classic games for the first time or relive some of gaming's finest moments.

The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Greatest game on the Nintendo 64! This game is what all other adventure games want to be: Memorable, easy to play, and awesome gameplay. It has everything the first generation of 3D adventure platform games built on, and the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time took these concepts to an epic level, improving on all of them. Ocarina of Time was epic, sad, challenging, funny, and scary all in the same game. There is no doubt it is the best Wii download available!

Let's review all these good old games whether it's on the Wii Virtual Console or not.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: 84/100.

Super Mario 64: 100+/100.

Mario KArt 64: 97/100.

Super Smash Bros. : 98/100.

Super Metroid: 80/100.

Super Mario Bros: 89/100.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2: 91/100.

Punch Out! : 90/100.

The Legend of Zelda: 73/100.

Pac-Man: 57/100.

Wow I was looking at an old Nintendo Power and it was showing this game during the development stage... it turned out WAY better! Zelda 64? Thank gutness they came up with Ocarina of Time! (Mm that IS kinda catchy... Zelda 64... Zelda 64! )

This game is perfection. Just... perfection. Don't be fooled by the not-so-great graphics, this game has awesome gameplay and changed the world of video gmes forever.

2 Super Mario 64

Best 90's game and virtual console game by far! The only games better than Mario 64 are Mario Galaxy and Galaxy 2. Mario 64 is the best game of the 90's!

The game that showed the world how 3D gaming was done. Yet another Mario masterpiece.

Super Mario 64 is perfect! It sure deserved to be on the Wii Virtual Console.

If it werent for mario galaxy and mario galaxy 2, it'd be the greatest video game ever invented.

3 Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart is the video game series that has meant the most to me. Mario is the best series but of his games, Mario Kart is the most enjoyable. It has brought so much joy to me, so many happy memories. It all began with Super Mario Kart and I have loved the series all the way. Mario Kart 64 is no exception, it might be the best game ever.

Akin to Super Mario 64, it wowed with its 3D shimmer yet thrilled with its fun and frolicking mechanics.

my fav racing game all time and the new one came out and its just a great

without it there would be no mario kart wii

4 Super Smash Brothers

My personal favorite Virtual Console game. High playability, and it's aged much better than most games on this list. It has a great combo system, and I'm still finding new combos to use. Just don't expect much in the way of shielding and dodging, because these mechanics are poorly implemented. My personal favorite 4-player party game, even more so than the likes of smash 4 or Mario party. Never really been a LoZ fan (flame shield: on). The games just aren't my style, and that's why it's not Ocarina. As for Mario 64, it's excellent, but Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 are both better in just about every way, anyway. Mario Kart 64? Seriously? I will never understand how people value it as the best Mario Kart. In my opinion, Mario Kart just gets better with every new console (though Double Dash had it down with the whole two character thing).

It's where brawl started, and it sure deserves to be up here, I mean it's the only game for N64 I know that crosses over different video game characters into one, all-out, brawl!

Epic battle with Nintendo characters

My first N64 game. For me, best one.

5 Super Metroid

The SNES sequel to the 1987 adventure Metroid, this game is still considered one of the best ever.

One of the greatest games ever made. It's the pinnacle of the franchise also.

2nd greatest SNES game. A Link to the Past edges it out, but just barely.

Such an epic adventure

6 Super Mario Bros.

One of the best-selling games in history, this 1985 classic was a major reason video gaming caught on.

I used to play this game the most! it was one of the best games I've ever played! and today, I'm still playing it

This is on the NES, not the N64.

This isn't a N64 game.

7 Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Cited by many as the best Sonic the Hedgehog game, chosen by many as the best Genesis game, and even considered by some to be one of the finest platformers around.

There's nothing wrong with preferring Sonic the Hedgehog 2 over Sonic Next-Gen. WHY DO YOU MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT?! >:(

8 Punch-Out!!

I am so happy that this is on the list. I agree that ocarina of time is the best, but had to vote for punch out because it should be next after ocarina of time but is sadly at number 8 instead. fantastic list though

"I can't win, Doc!" "Stick and move, Mac! Stick and move!"

9 The Legend of Zelda

This classic adventure started a series that is beloved and cherished by millions to this day.


10 Pac-Man

Pills, ghosts, and fruit - oh my! It did start a revolution, after all.

The Contenders

11 Paper Mario Paper Mario Product Image

It is so much better than Sticker Star, like all the other Paper Mario games in the 2000s.

First off, the sharp resentation. Also, the RPG style is what makes this series, well, Paper Mario. Yes, Super Paper Mario does not have much of the Paper Mario feel, but please see RabbidLuigi's reasons why he put Super Paper Mario on his list of "Top 5 Overhated Games". Most Mario RPGs blow us away in many ways.

A timeless classic

12 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

Took the fighting genre, nailed it, and exploded it into a phenomenon.

13 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Product Image

Sequel to Ocarina. Improves on it in every way. So much to do. Only 1000 points. I would pay 10000 points for it. It's certainly worth it.

14 Cave Story
15 MySims MySims Product Image
16 Super Mario World Super Mario World Product Image

How are Ocarina of time and super Mario 64 at the top? They may be great but this game is the best of the games before the 21st century!

The best Mario platormer with super Mario bros 3


17 Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast Product Image

its fun but its hard on the arms your shaking the comtroler(s) the whole game its fun i guess.

Hat is a Wii game not a virtual console game

18 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Product Image

So underrated...

Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars will regardlessly get a 9.9/10.

19 Chrono Trigger

My favourite game ever! So I wouldn't dare imagine such a fantastic game being left out.

20 Conker's Bad Fur Day Conker's Bad Fur Day Product Image

This isn't on the vc I wosh it was though

21 Pok├ęPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

This game is the best it is so fun when I got it I gamed all day u have to try it out it's so fun

22 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

2nd greatest game on Virtual Console.

23 Pokemon Snap

hands down. rocks. intriguing gameplay that offers you amazing new ways to look at pokemon from a whole new perspective.

24 Mugen Battle

Not a Wii games

25 Star Fox 64 Star Fox 64 Product Image

Super addictive and fun, great graphics and gameplay. My favorite Virtual console game.

It is fun, addicting, and a good sequal to super star fox on the snes

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