Looking to buy a video game console. My wife has fond memories of playing Super Mario and Contra with her late mother and I want to enjoy those old games with her. I think I have seen something akin to having hundreds of Nintendo and Super Nintendo games all on one disk. How does that work? What console is that? I guess the logical answer is the Wii, but the guy in the store said he didn’t know anything about it.
Well, you can use the Virtual console on the Wii to download games. They have Contra and all (I think) of the old Mario games. N64 games are 1000 points ($10), SNES games cost 800 ($8), and NES is 500 ($5). They have some other non-Nintendo systems too, but I don’t know how much the games cost.
After a few games, you might run low on the Wii’s internal memory and need to store games on an SD card…
But if you want old school games on your console without using a hack or buying a bunch of systems or a collection, then you might try getting a Wii.
EDIT: I think what you’re talking about is a mod/hack that you hook up to your Wii (don’t really know how it works) and you download ROMs from your computer to play on your Wii. The homebrew channel, maybe?