What a Virtual Console Kirby Super Star Could Really Mean

By François Chang

May 17, 2010

If you haven’t heard already, Kirby Super Star has made its way to the Wii Virtual Console and it is available for the low price of 800 Nintendo Points ($8). It is great to see Nintendo release a great game for all the fans, but it could mean another thing as well.

It could mean that Nintendo may be rethinking one of their strategies. From this perspective, it looked as if Nintendo was going to hold out all of its premiere Super Nintendo titles for Nintendo DS, and slap a nice round $30 price tag. We have seen this with the release of Chrono Trigger and Kirby Super Star Ultra. Now, Kirby Super Star Ultra can be considered a quick pass, considering you can get the same game on Wii for a fraction of the price. It could be only a matter of time before we finally get Chrono Trigger.

I’m all about saving money, and if someone like myself could have waited a year or two years (what’s one or two years after a decade?) to save over $20 dollars, then I’m all for it. Next time Nintendo releases a classic for the current day full-price, it may be worth thinking to yourself, “will this be available for download soon?”

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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