Can you play Wii or GCN games on the WiiU?

#1Assassin2713Posted 6/6/2014 7:41:10 AM
I'm probably buying a WiiU in a week or two for MK8 and SSB(in preparation for when it is out). So just wondering about Wii and GCN games. Thanks!
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#2CranberryPSOPosted 6/6/2014 7:42:26 AM
It's backwards compatible with the Wii, but not the GameCube.

I've heard rumors of homebrew modifications that make it possible to play GameCube games but I know nothing about that.
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#3BoSSMaCCPosted 6/6/2014 7:44:39 AM
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#4fon1988Posted 6/6/2014 7:50:21 AM
Assassin2713 posted...
I'm probably buying a WiiU in a week or two for MK8 and SSB(in preparation for when it is out). So just wondering about Wii and GCN games. Thanks!


Yes you can play both.

Almost all Wii games are compatible with the Wii U and there is one GCN game you can play, Wind Waker.
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#5freezingicekirbPosted 6/6/2014 8:23:15 AM
Technically, you can play Gamecube games on the Wii U... but it's kind of complicated and not exactly worth it (unless you have everything required to do it right off hand).
#6rockusPosted 6/6/2014 8:26:47 AM
You can play Wii games. With the announcement of the GameCube controller adapter I expect they'll announce something about GameCube games at e3
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#7Assassin2713(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2014 9:27:08 AM
If it gains the ability to play gnc games, I'll be pumped. You can download old nintendo titles in their shop, right? Like some NES or SNES games?
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#8Jacob46719Posted 6/6/2014 9:42:34 AM
Assassin2713 posted...
If it gains the ability to play gnc games, I'll be pumped. You can download old nintendo titles in their shop, right? Like some NES or SNES games?


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#9CranberryPSOPosted 6/6/2014 10:00:24 AM
There is a feature called the "Virtual Console" that has a selection of games from older systems. It's not just NES and SNES, there's some other consoles too like the Sega Genesis and stuff.

Granted this is also including "Wii mode" virtaul console. Wii mode stuff won't run on the Gamepad but will still run on the TV. You'll need a Wiimote and possibly a classical controller for Wii mode things.
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#10Assassin2713(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2014 12:09:26 PM
Jacob46719 posted...
Assassin2713 posted...
If it gains the ability to play gnc games, I'll be pumped. You can download old nintendo titles in their shop, right? Like some NES or SNES games?


why ask a message board?


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