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User Info: Diabolico81

4 years ago#1
Has Nintendo ever said why they haven't put this on VC?

User Info: P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N

4 years ago#2
Game was made by Rare.
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User Info: Socran

4 years ago#3
They never specifically stated, but it's generally believed it has something to do with Nintendo no longer owning Rare. They did put the DKC games on the virtual console, but those too have recently been taken down. The specific details will probably never be publically known, and even if they were made public, it would probably be too complex for the average gamer to understand completely.

However, we can safely assume it's not just because Nintendo "doesn't feel like it".
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User Info: noutBr

4 years ago#4
There is a minigame in DK64 called Jetpac which was an old Rare game. Nintendo only has the rights for the DK franchise and Rare kept all of the IPs they created including Jetpac.

So let's just say that it will be a complicated legal process to even get DK64 to appear on VC since there is no way that Microsoft would do Nintendo (and its fans) a favour like that without some kind of compensation.

But I don't care at all about DK64, it's basically a sequel to B-K with a DK skin, less witty humour, less fun gameplay and uninspired level design. Not that the game is really bad in general but compared to the brilliant B-K it is. Rare should have just made DKC4 or at least they could have tried to give DK64 the same vibe as the DKC games instead of just re-using assets from B-K (the music and sound effects are almost identical ffs).
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User Info: shaunme

4 years ago#5
Are there any games that use the expansion Pak on the VC .
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User Info: sonicsonic

4 years ago#6
Majora's Mask used it ?

User Info: FFXIgaiaknight

4 years ago#7
shaunme posted...
Are there any games that use the expansion Pak on the VC .

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they even took the Donkey Kong Country series down from the VC.
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