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Nintendo Wifi Connection: A Eulogy


Nintendo Wifi Connection had a lot of issues, but it was a free service used by a lot of amazing games in unique ways. I can go back and play Chrono Trigger to this day and it will function the same as the day it was released. Not Tetris DS, not Wario Ware DIY, not Contact, or Jump Ultimate Stars. These games are classics and these games are important. These games are games that I want to show to my children, but portions of these games have been lost to time. Forever.

I don't know if you ever actually used Nintendo Wifi Connection, or if you just mocked it in comment sections. I don't know if the service was worth hanging on to, or if no one was actually using it. I don't know if this is a result of Nintendo pushing folks to its Wii U and 3DS systems. I don't know you or where you're coming from, but I want you to imagine never being able to play your favorite games in your favorite way ever again.

What I know is that I will miss playing Tatsunoko vs. Capcom online until the end of my days.

What are your favorite Nintendo Wifi Connection memories? I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
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About jackal27one of us since 1:28 AM on 06.16.2008

I'm mostly a retro gamer. I don't hate everything after the 90's, but I tend to prefer retro game design. I enjoy alot of indie and portable games, not to mention a blockbuster title every now and then. However, like I said, the majority of my gaming takes place on older consoles.

My Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackal27
My Tumblr: https://jackal27.tumblr.com/

What I'm Playing:
Bravely Default
Kirby Triple Deluxe
Final Fantasy X-2 HD
Child of Light
Jeanne D'arc

My (supposedly) Weekly Posts:

Sound Test- Video game music. I love it, you love it, what more do I need to say?
Super Mario 64: Dire Dire Docks
Zelda: Link's Awakening: Tal Tal Mountains
Suikoden 2: Opening Theme
Dragon Quest V: Ocean Voyage
Katamari Damacy: Lonely Rolling Star
Castlevania:OoE: An Empty Tome
Castlevania: Heart of Fire
StarFox: Corneria
Mother 3:Hard Rain
Chrono Cross:Time's Scar(Opening)

Game Run!- Check out the exciting life of a poor retro gamer!
11/19/08- Batman(NES) and Power Blade
10/11/08- Mystical Ninja and Clash at Demonhead
10/10/08- MASSIVE update! NES and loads of games.
8/12/2008- Killer Instinct, TMNT:TF, Super Tennis
7/20/2008- Inindo, Wonderboy, Crusader of Centy
7/9/2008- NBA Jam, Out of This World

My Favorites:

Keep in mind that these change SO much... I'm terrible at lists...

...5 Consoles
2. DS
3. Playstation
4. NES
5. Wii


...3 Games
1. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
2. Final Fantasy IX
3. Dragon Quest V

Final Fantasy IX

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Unreal Tournament series

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Steam ID:jackal27


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