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Japan's Legendary Virtual Console

Phil Larsen

There's a certain feeling of envy emanating from non-Japanese Wii owners right about now, because the big release on Japan's Virtual Console calendar in June is not to be sneezed at. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is known to some intellectually superior gamers as one of the greatest SNES games ever made, and a catalyst for the entire range of righteous Mario titles we enjoy today -- Super Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi, and many others.

Kudos, Japan. While we may be disappointed, it gives us a bright shiny ray of hope that maybe, just maybe, we'll be rocking out with this classic sometime in the future. However, Nintendo are tacking on an extra 100 Wii Points to the price tag, making the download a still-reasonable nine bucks. There's an extra dollar that will be lost forever, never to be spent on that bus fare to Grandma's house.

Check in after the break for the full list of Japan's June Virtual Console releases.

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
Transformers: Convoy no Nazo
Nekketsu Koko Dodgeball Bu
Yoshi's Cookie

Super NES
Super Mario RPG (900 Wii Points)

Sega Master System

Phantasy Star IV

PC Engine
Power Tennis
Days of Thunder
Blazing Lazers

Neo Geo
King of the Monsters
Ninja Commando
Art of Fighting 2

Eggy (delayed)

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