The first batch of Game Boy Advance titles are finally available on Thursday on the Wii U Virtual Console service after a long wait.
Wii U owners can purchase Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion at a $7.99 entry point. Like all Virtual Console titles, each game offers off-television play via the GamePad as well as individual pages on Miiverse, Nintendo’s community forum. The next batch will presumably include the RPG Golden Sun, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, and Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi’s Island. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced the April date in a February Nintendo Direct presentation.
In addition, players who purchase the NES title Dr. Mario on the Wii U eShop get $5 off the purchase of Dr. Luigi, bringing the price to $9.99. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition and Evofish are also available.
While the 3DS does not see the Game Boy Advance releases, owners can download Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball, Nintendo’s second attempt at the free-to-play market (along with Steel Diver: Sub Wars) as well as Sega’s Super Monkey Ball 3D at a $19.99 price.