List of Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console games

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This is a list of all Virtual Console releases for the Nintendo 3DS. The Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service originally launched on June 6, 2011, alongside the launch of the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, with Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles. The service then began to add Nintendo Entertainment System titles in 2012, followed by a selection of Game Gear titles between 2012 and 2013, TurboGrafx-16 titles in Japan in 2014, and finally began to add Super Nintendo Entertainment System games in 2016.

Similar to the Wii Virtual Console service, by returning to the HOME Menu the game will create a Suspend Point, returning the player to that point in the game the next time they load the game; turning off the console, however, results in the game returning to the title screen. A new feature for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console is the addition of the Virtual Console menu, accessible by tapping on the bottom screen or pressing X (except with SNES games). Here, the player can save and load restore points, reset the game, and access various other features. When starting games, the player is given the option to enable restore points the first time they access the Virtual Console menu, and can be deactivated by pressing Start, X, and R simultaneously on the menu.

In 2010, before the launch of the system, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé was asked whether or not Virtual Boy games would be released through the Virtual Console service, to which Reggie responded that he could not argue for this as he lacked familiarity with the platform.[1] Later, when asked this at the 73rd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in 2015, Satoru Iwata responded that, despite the Virtual Boy's financial failure, he would "take note of that advice for the future."[2][3]

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Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors Program

Before the proper launch of the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, Nintendo allowed users to download ten free NES and Game Boy Advance titles as part of the "Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors Program", distributed to early adopters of the system before its first price drop.

The selection of NES titles were released on September 1, 2011[4]:

The Game Boy Advance titles, meanwhile, were released on December 11, 2011:

Game Boy

The Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service began with the release of Game Boy titles in June 2011. By holding down L and R and pressing Y while playing, the player can switch between the standard black and grey screen and the green monochrome screen similar to the original Game Boy display, which also blurs the screen. In addition to this, by holding down the Start or Select buttons when starting the game, the game will be displayed at its original resolution with a Game Boy border, which will pop out when using the 3D depth slider.

Most games cannot be played in multiplayer mode, as they originally required a Game Link Cable to play, though the Pokémon games use wireless features for multiplayer.

According to Natsume, Nintendo had "moved on" from releasing Game Boy Virtual Console titles by October 2015.[5]

Title North America Japan Europe Australia S. Korea Additional notes
Adventure Island December 1, 2011 July 13, 2011 November 3, 2011 November 3, 2011 N/A N/A
Alleyway June 6, 2011 August 3, 2011 June 7, 2011 June 7, 2011 June 1, 2016 N/A
Avenging Spirit August 11, 2011 June 7, 2011 August 11, 2011 August 11, 2011 N/A N/A
Balloon Kid November 3, 2011 N/A January 26, 2012 January 26, 2012 June 15, 2016 N/A
Baseball July 14, 2011 June 7, 2011 July 28, 2011 July 28, 2011 April 6, 2016 N/A
Bionic Commando December 29, 2011 November 16, 2011 December 29, 2011 December 29, 2011 N/A N/A
Bomberman GB 3 N/A July 11, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Burger Time Deluxe October 27, 2011 September 14, 2011 October 27, 2011 October 27, 2011 N/A N/A
Castlevania: The Adventure October 25, 2012 March 14, 2012 May 7, 2012 May 7, 2012 N/A N/A
Catrap October 13, 2011 July 27, 2011 October 6, 2011 October 6, 2011 N/A N/A
Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge N/A November 9, 2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Donkey Kong June 16, 2011 June 15, 2011 June 16, 2011 June 16, 2011 February 3, 2016 N/A
Donkey Kong Land February 26, 2015 April 2, 2014 October 16, 2014 October 16, 2014 N/A N/A
Donkey Kong Land 2 February 26, 2015 April 16, 2014 October 23, 2014 October 23, 2014 N/A N/A
Donkey Kong Land III February 26, 2015 N/A October 30, 2014 October 30, 2014 N/A N/A
Double Dragon October 20, 2011 June 22, 2011 June 23, 2011 June 23, 2011 N/A N/A
Double Dragon II N/A August 8, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Dokodemo Daiundōkai N/A May 16, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shūgō! N/A June 7, 2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dr. Mario October 4, 2012 July 27, 2011 March 22, 2012 March 22, 2012 May 18, 2016 N/A
Fortified Zone July 7, 2011 June 15, 2011 July 7, 2011 July 7, 2011 N/A N/A
Gargoyle's Quest August 25, 2011 June 29, 2011 August 25, 2011 August 25, 2011 N/A N/A
Game & Watch Gallery July 14, 2011 June 22, 2011 July 21, 2011 July 21, 2011 N/A N/A
Game & Watch Gallery 2 N/A March 21, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ganbare Goemon: Sarawareta Ebisumaru! N/A June 27, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Golf September 8, 2011 June 22, 2011 October 13, 2011 October 13, 2011 July 20, 2016 N/A
Heracles no Eikō: Ugokidashita Kamigami N/A August 24, 2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ikari no Yōsai 2 N/A January 11, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru N/A September 5, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters July 19, 2012 February 8, 2012 March 8, 2012 March 8, 2012 N/A N/A
Kirby's Block Ball May 17, 2012 October 26, 2011 February 9, 2012 February 9, 2012 N/A N/A
Kirby's Dream Land June 30, 2011 June 7, 2011 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2011 February 3, 2016 N/A
Kirby's Dream Land 2 August 1, 2013 February 15, 2012 May 17, 2012 May 17, 2012 April 20, 2016 N/A
Kirby's Pinball Land July 12, 2012 August 29, 2012 July 26, 2012 July 26, 2012 N/A N/A
Kirby's Star Stacker January 17, 2013 May 23, 2012 August 30, 2012 August 30, 2012 N/A N/A
Lock'N Chase January 19, 2012 November 2, 2011 December 1, 2011 December 1, 2011 N/A N/A
Mario's Picross August 4, 2011 September 21, 2011 July 14, 2011 July 14, 2011 N/A N/A
Maru's Mission February 9, 2012 January 18, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge September 15, 2011 June 7, 2011 September 15, 2011 September 15, 2011 N/A N/A
Mega Man II May 8, 2014 September 25, 2013 August 7, 2014 August 7, 2014 N/A N/A
Mega Man III May 8, 2014 October 9, 2013 August 14, 2014 August 14, 2014 N/A N/A
Mega Man IV May 15, 2014 October 23, 2013 August 21, 2014 August 21, 2014 N/A N/A
Mega Man V May 22, 2014 November 6, 2013 August 28, 2014 August 28, 2014 N/A N/A
Metroid II: Return of Samus November 24, 2011 September 28, 2011 November 24, 2011 November 24, 2011 June 15, 2016 N/A
Mole Mania July 26, 2012 November 7, 2012 October 4, 2012 October 4, 2012 N/A N/A
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon September 13, 2012 March 7, 2012 August 16, 2012 August 16, 2012 N/A N/A
Nekketsu! Beach Volley da yo: Kunio-kun N/A January 25, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Kyōteki! Dōkyū Senshi no Maki N/A August 3, 2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nekketsu Kōkō Soccer Bu: World Cup Hen N/A August 1, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pac-Man September 1, 2011 July 7, 2011 August 4, 2011 August 4, 2011 N/A N/A
Picross 2 N/A October 24, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokémon Blue Version (NA) February 27, 2016 February 27, 2016 February 27, 2016 February 27, 2016 N/A This game was released in three different versions: an English Version, a French Version, and a Spanish Version.
Pokémon Blue Version (JP) N/A February 27, 2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokémon Red Version February 27, 2016 February 27, 2016 February 27, 2016 February 27, 2016 N/A This game was released in three different versions: an English Version, a French Version, and a Spanish Version.
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition N/A February 27, 2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pinball: Revenge of the Gator October 17, 2013 January 9, 2013 September 5, 2013 September 5, 2013 N/A N/A
Pop'n TwinBee N/A June 13, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pri Pri: Primitive Princess! N/A July 18, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Qix July 7, 2011 June 15, 2011 July 7, 2011 July 7, 2011 N/A N/A
Quarth September 27, 2012 February 22, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radar Mission June 6, 2011 October 5, 2011 June 23, 2011 June 23, 2011 N/A N/A
Side Pocket October 6, 2011 September 7, 2011 November 10, 2011 November 10, 2011 N/A N/A
Super Mario Land June 6, 2011 June 7, 2011 June 7, 2011 June 7, 2011 February 3, 2016 N/A
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins September 29, 2011 October 12, 2011 September 29, 2011 September 29, 2011 June 1, 2016 N/A
Tennis June 23, 2011 July 20, 2011 June 7, 2011 June 7, 2011 March 2, 2016 N/A
Tetris December 22, 2011 December 28, 2011 December 22, 2011 December 22, 2011 N/A This game was removed from the Nintendo eShop in all regions after December 31, 2014.
Tetris Attack N/A December 11, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Sword of Hope N/A December 7, 2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Sword of Hope II July 12, 2012 June 13, 2012 August 9, 2012 August 9, 2012 N/A N/A
Trip World N/A November 30, 2011 January 5, 2012 January 5, 2012 N/A N/A
Tumble Pop July 19, 2012 April 11, 2012 June 7, 2012 June 7, 2012 N/A N/A
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 July 26, 2012 December 14, 2011 February 16, 2012 February 16, 2012 May 18, 2016 N/A
Zoids Densetsu N/A August 31, 2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Game Boy Color

Game Boy Color titles began to be released in June 2011 alongside the launch of the Virtual Console service, with The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. The Game Boy Color titles consist of both Game Boy Color-exclusive titles and some later Game Boy titles being played in Game Boy Color mode, with their full-color palettes enabled. Similar to Game Boy titles, the player can enable a Game Boy Color border by holding down Start or Select during startup. Game Boy Color games are also incompatible with multiplayer, though the Pokémon games use the system's wireless capabilities for this.

Title North America Japan Europe Australia S. Korea Additional notes
Balloon Kid GB N/A October 19, 2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bionic Commando: Elite Forces January 1, 2015 N/A November 13, 2014 November 13, 2014 N/A N/A
Blaster Master: Enemy Below December 15, 2011 November 22, 2011 December 8, 2011 December 8, 2011 N/A N/A
Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong N/A May 7, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Game & Watch Gallery 2 May 24, 2012 N/A May 3, 2012 May 3, 2012 N/A N/A
Game & Watch Gallery 3 February 5, 2015 N/A September 25, 2014 September 25, 2014 N/A N/A
Harvest Moon GBC May 16, 2013 N/A March 28, 2013 March 28, 2013 N/A N/A
Harvest Moon 2 GBC October 16, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Harvest Moon 3 GBC December 11, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Koto Battle: Tengai no Moribito N/A May 30, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Legend of the River King March 28, 2013 N/A July 3, 2013 July 3, 2013 N/A N/A
Legend of the River King 2 September 18, 2014 N/A October 23, 2014 October 23, 2014 N/A N/A
Lufia: The Legend Returns January 15, 2015 N/A November 20, 2014 November 20, 2014 N/A N/A
Mario Golf October 11, 2012 October 3, 2012 May 29, 2014 May 29, 2014 N/A N/A
Mario Tennis January 2, 2014 June 26, 2013 January 2, 2014 January 2, 2014 N/A N/A
Mega Man Xtreme May 1, 2014 December 4, 2013 September 4, 2014 September 4, 2014 N/A N/A
Mega Man Xtreme 2 May 29, 2014 December 25, 2013 September 11, 2014 September 11, 2014 N/A N/A
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible II N/A September 12, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge November 6, 2014 N/A November 27, 2014 November 27, 2014 N/A N/A
Pokémon Trading Card Game November 13, 2014 December 24, 2014 July 10, 2014 July 10, 2014 N/A N/A
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition February 27, 2016 N/A February 27, 2016 February 27, 2016 N/A This game was released in three different versions: an English Version, a French Version, and a Spanish Version.
Prince of Persia June 7, 2012 N/A January 29, 2012 January 29, 2012 N/A N/A
Rayman May 31, 2012 July 25, 2012 May 31, 2012 May 31, 2012 N/A N/A
Revelations: The Demon Slayer N/A April 25, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shantae July 18, 2013 N/A July 18, 2013 July 18, 2013 N/A N/A
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children - Black Book N/A November 13, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children - Red Book N/A November 13, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe December 25, 2014 N/A February 27, 2014 February 27, 2014 May 4, 2016 N/A
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX June 7, 2011 June 8, 2011 June 8, 2011 June 8, 2011 March 2, 2016 N/A
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages May 30, 2013 March 27, 2013 May 30, 2013 May 30, 2013 April 20, 2016 N/A
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons May 30, 2013 March 27, 2013 May 30, 2013 May 30, 2013 April 20, 2016 N/A
Toki Tori August 30, 2012 N/A August 2, 2012 August 2, 2012 N/A N/A
Trade & Battle: Card Hero N/A August 10, 2011 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wario Land II December 20, 2012 April 4, 2012 July 19, 2012 July 19, 2012 March 2, 2016 N/A
Wario Land 3 August 29, 2013 May 2, 2012 December 6, 2012 December 6, 2012 N/A N/A
Xtreme Sports August 21, 2014 N/A August 7, 2014 August 7, 2014 N/A N/A

NES

NES titles began to be added in early 2012. By holding down the L and R buttons and pressing Y the player can switch between both controller port inputs for multiplayer, though some games support Download Play for multiplayer.

Title North America Japan Europe Australia S. Korea Additional notes
Adventure Island II March 6, 2014 April 24, 2013 March 27, 2014 March 27, 2014 N/A N/A
Adventures of Lolo January 8, 2015 April 9, 2014 October 16, 2014 October 16, 2014 N/A N/A
Antarctic Adventure N/A August 21, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Atlantis no Nazo N/A October 2, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Balloon Fight May 2, 2013 August 22, 2012 May 2, 2013 May 2, 2013 N/A N/A
Bases Loaded July 10, 2014 May 15, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Battle City N/A July 31, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Binary Land N/A August 7, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa N/A February 19, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Blaster Master July 24, 2014 September 5, 2012 January 10, 2013 January 10, 2013 N/A N/A
Bubble Bobble N/A October 16, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Castlevania April 4, 2013 October 17, 2012 February 14, 2013 February 14, 2013 N/A N/A
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest January 16, 2014 March 27, 2013 January 16, 2014 January 16, 2014 N/A N/A
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse June 24, 2014 N/A April 17, 2014 April 17, 2014 N/A N/A
Chack'n Pop N/A November 20, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Challenger N/A March 13, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
City Connection November 21, 2013 January 16, 2013 October 17, 2013 October 17, 2013 N/A N/A
Clu Clu Land March 27, 2014 June 12, 2013 May 8, 2014 May 8, 2014 N/A N/A
Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge December 19, 2013 January 23, 2013 November 28, 2013 November 28, 2013 N/A N/A
Devil World N/A April 17, 2013 March 20, 2014 March 20, 2014 N/A N/A
Dig Dug February 14, 2013 October 3, 2012 April 18, 2013 April 18, 2013 N/A N/A
Donkey Kong August 15, 2013 October 17, 2012 November 21, 2013 November 21, 2013 March 2, 2016 N/A
Donkey Kong 3 December 5, 2013 March 27, 2013 December 12, 2013 December 12, 2013 July 6, 2016 N/A
Donkey Kong Jr. June 14, 2012 April 18, 2012 August 23, 2012 August 23, 2012 April 6, 2016 N/A
Double Dragon December 12, 2013 February 6, 2013 December 5, 2013 December 5, 2013 N/A N/A
Double Dragon II: The Revenge June 12, 2014 May 29, 2013 May 22, 2014 May 22, 2014 N/A N/A
Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai N/A June 12, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shūgō! N/A July 10, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dragon Buster N/A March 19, 2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Elevator Action N/A March 12, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Esper Dream N/A July 10, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Famicom Detective Club: Kieta Kōkeisha N/A April 24, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Famicom Detective Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo N/A May 1, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Famicom Wars N/A December 26, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Field Combat N/A May 1, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Final Fantasy N/A December 18, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Final Fantasy II N/A February 13, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Final Fantasy III N/A February 13, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fire Emblem Gaiden N/A April 3, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light N/A August 1, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Front Line N/A January 15, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Galaga March 13, 2014 May 22, 2013 May 1, 2014 May 1, 2014 N/A N/A
Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū N/A March 6, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ganbare Goemon 2 N/A January 8, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru N/A June 5, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness October 30, 2014 March 5, 2014 October 30, 2014 October 30, 2014 N/A N/A
Getsu Fūma Den N/A February 20, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ghosts 'n Goblins October 25, 2012 February 13, 2013 January 3, 2013 January 3, 2013 N/A N/A
Gradius October 18, 2012 May 8, 2013 November 1, 2012 November 1, 2012 N/A N/A
Hanjuku Hero N/A October 30, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ice Climber January 31, 2013 July 4, 2012 May 2, 2013 May 2, 2013 March 2, 2016 N/A
Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu: Subette Koronde Dairantō N/A August 7, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ikki N/A February 13, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Joy Mech Fight N/A April 24, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Kanshaku tamanage Kantarō no Tōkaidō Gojūsan-tsugi N/A September 18, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
King's Knight N/A February 5, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Life Force January 23, 2014 February 20, 2013 December 19, 2013 December 19, 2013 N/A N/A
Mach Rider April 10, 2014 July 17, 2013 June 12, 2014 June 12, 2014 June 15, 2016 N/A
Mappy N/A August 28, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mario Bros. January 30, 2014 May 8, 2013 September 9, 2014 September 9, 2014 N/A N/A
Mega Man December 27, 2012 July 18, 2012 October 18, 2012 October 18, 2012 N/A N/A
Mega Man 2 February 7, 2013 August 8, 2012 February 7, 2013 February 7, 2013 N/A N/A
Mega Man 3 March 14, 2013 September 26, 2012 April 4, 2013 April 4, 2013 N/A N/A
Mega Man 4 April 25, 2013 October 17, 2012 April 25, 2013 April 25, 2013 N/A N/A
Mega Man 5 May 16, 2013 November 14, 2012 May 16, 2013 May 16, 2013 N/A N/A
Mega Man 6 June 20, 2013 December 12, 2012 June 11, 2013 June 11, 2013 N/A N/A
Metal Max N/A January 9, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Metroid March 1, 2012 February 29, 2012 March 15, 2012 March 15, 2012 February 3, 2016 N/A
Mighty Bomb Jack December 6, 2012 September 26, 2012 October 25, 2012 October 25, 2012 N/A N/A
Mighty Final Fight November 27, 2014 January 29, 2014 October 9, 2014 October 9, 2014 N/A N/A
Milon's Secret Castle October 31, 2013 December 26, 2012 September 26, 2013 September 26, 2013 N/A N/A
NES Open Tournament Golf July 5, 2012 August 10, 2012 August 23, 2012 August 23, 2012 N/A N/A
Ninja Gaiden December 13, 2012 August 29, 2012 November 15, 2012 November 15, 2012 N/A N/A
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos August 22, 2013 N/A August 29, 2013 August 29, 2013 N/A N/A
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom November 28, 2013 N/A January 23, 2014 January 23, 2014 N/A N/A
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun N/A October 31, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nintendo World Cup N/A May 22, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nuts & Milk N/A July 17, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pac-Man November 29, 2012 November 21, 2012 February 28, 2013 February 28, 2013 N/A N/A
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom N/A February 19, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream March 8, 2012 February 1, 2012 March 1, 2012 March 1, 2012 N/A N/A
Renegade February 27, 2014 April 3, 2013 February 20, 2014 February 20, 2014 N/A N/A
Ripple Island N/A April 10, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
River City Ransom November 14, 2013 November 28, 2012 July 25, 2013 July 25, 2013 N/A N/A
S.C.A.T. Jaunary 22, 2015 N/A December 4, 2014 December 4, 2014 N/A N/A
SD Gundam World Gachapon Senshi - Scramble Wars N/A March 19, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shadowgate N/A April 30, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Shadow of the Ninja January 29, 2015 N/A December 4, 2014 December 4, 2014 N/A N/A
Shin Onigashima N/A June 5, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sky Kid February 20, 2014 April 10, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Solomon's Key September 19, 2013 December 5, 2012 August 22, 2013 August 22, 2013 N/A N/A
Spelunker June 27, 2013 December 19, 2012 July 18, 2013 July 18, 2013 N/A N/A
Star Luster N/A November 27, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Star Soldier September 24, 2013 November 14, 2012 August 15, 2013 August 15, 2013 N/A N/A
Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight September 4, 2014 February 26, 2014 December 18, 2014 December 18, 2014 N/A N/A
Sugoro Quest: The Quest of Dice Heroes N/A March 19, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Summer Carnival '92 RECCA September 5, 2013 December 12, 2012 August 15, 2013 August 15, 2013 N/A This is the first release of the game outside of Japan.
Super C January 24, 2013 October 10, 2012 May 2, 2013 May 2, 2013 N/A N/A
Super Dodge Ball February 16, 2012 March 6, 2013 June 5, 2014 June 5, 2014 N/A N/A
Super Mario Bros. February 16, 2012 January 5, 2012 March 1, 2012 March 1, 2012 February 3, 2016 N/A
Super Mario Bros. 2 July 11, 2013 November 28, 2012 August 7, 2013 August 7, 2013 March 2, 2016 N/A
Super Mario Bros. 3 April 17, 2014 January 1, 2013 December 26, 2013 December 26, 2013 April 6, 2016 N/A
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels December 27, 2012 July 25, 2012 December 27, 2012 December 27, 2012 July 6, 2016 N/A
Tecmo Bowl September 12, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Legend of Kage N/A January 22, 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Legend of Zelda July 5, 2012 December 22, 2011 April 12, 2012 April 12, 2012 February 3, 2016 N/A
The Mysterious Murasame Castle August 7, 2014 July 3, 2013 May 29, 2014 May 29, 2014 July 6, 2016 This is the first release of the game outside of Japan.
The Tower of Druaga N/A December 19, 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Wing of Madoola N/A January 30, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tsuppari Ōzumō: Risshin Shusse Hen N/A June 19, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ufouria: The Saga N/A July 24, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Valkyrie no Bōken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu N/A September 4, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wario's Woods November 7, 2013 May 29, 2013 October 24, 2014 October 24, 2014 July 20, 2016 N/A
Wrecking Crew March 7, 2013 February 19, 2012 May 9, 2013 May 9, 2013 May 18, 2016 N/A
Yie Ar Kung-Fu N/A June 19, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yoshi February 21, 2013 August 22, 2012 May 2, 2013 May 2, 2013 N/A N/A
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link November 22, 2012 June 6, 2012 September 13, 2012 September 13, 2012 May 4, 2016 N/A

SNES

SNES games began to be added to the service in March 2015, exclusively available for New Nintendo 3DS systems as the system's better CPU allows the games "to run on the system with quality results"[6] SNES games have an added "Pixel Perfect" mode that displays the game at its native resolution with perfectly square pixels, and has the option to send gameplay information to Nintendo.

Title North America Japan Europe Australia Additional notes
Breath of Fire March 3, 2016 N/A October 6, 2016 October 6, 2016 N/A
Breath of Fire II November 24, 2016[7] N/A October 6, 2016 October 6, 2016 N/A
Castlevania: Dracula X December 29, 2016[8] N/A January 26, 2017[9] January 26, 2017 N/A
Contra III: The Alien Wars May 19, 2016 May 9, 2016 May 12, 2016 May 12, 2016 N/A
Demon's Crest December 8, 2016[10] N/A December 15, 2016[11] December 15, 2016 N/A
Donkey Kong Country March 24, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 24, 2016 March 24, 2016 N/A
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest April 14, 2016 April 6, 2016 March 24, 2016 March 24, 2016 N/A
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! June 2, 2016 May 9, 2016 June 2, 2016 June 2, 2016 N/A
EarthBound March 3, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 3, 2016 March 3, 2016 N/A
F-Zero March 3, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 17, 2016 March 17, 2016 N/A
Final Fight July 14, 2016 August 9, 2016 September 8, 2016 September 8, 2016 N/A
Final Fight 2 September 22, 2016 November 21, 2016 September 8, 2016 September 8, 2016 N/A
Final Fight 3 September 22, 2016 November 21, 2016 September 8, 2016 September 8, 2016 N/A
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War N/A August 27, 2016 N/A N/A N/A
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem N/A June 22, 2016 N/A N/A N/A
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 N/A November 28, 2016[12] N/A N/A N/A
Kirby's Dream Course July 28, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 9, 2016 June 9, 2016 N/A
Kirby's Star Stacker N/A November 28, 2016[12] N/A N/A N/A
Live A Live N/A November 28, 2016[12] N/A N/A N/A
Mario's Super Picross N/A November 28, 2016[12] November 3, 2016 November 4, 2016 N/A
Mega Man X August 11, 2016 May 9, 2016 July 14, 2016 July 14, 2016 N/A
Mega Man X2 October 6, 2016 July 20, 2016 August 11, 2016 August 11, 2016 N/A
Mega Man X3 November 10, 2016 November 21, 2016 August 11, 2016 August 11, 2016 N/A
Mega Man 7 June 16, 2016 May 9, 2016 July 14, 2016 July 14, 2016 N/A
Pilotwings March 3, 2016 April 6, 2016 April 14, 2016 April 14, 2016 N/A
Pop'n TwinBee N/A November 28, 2016[12] N/A N/A N/A
Romancing SaGa N/A November 21, 2016 N/A N/A N/A
Super Famicom Wars N/A November 28, 2016[12] N/A N/A N/A
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts June 23, 2016 July 20, 2016 October 20, 2016 October 20, 2016 N/A
Super Mario Kart March 24, 2016 May 9, 2016 March 17, 2016 March 17, 2016 N/A
Super Mario World March 3, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 3, 2016 March 3, 2016 N/A
Super Metroid April 14, 2016 April 6, 2016 March 10, 2016 March 10, 2016 N/A
Street Fighter Alpha 2 August 25, 2016 August 9, 2016 July 28, 2016 July 28, 2016 N/A
Super Castlevania IV September 8, 2016 November 21, 2016 October 20, 2016 October 20, 2016 N/A
Super Punch-Out!! May 5, 2016 November 21, 2016 April 28, 2016 April 28, 2016 N/A
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers August 25, 2016 June 7, 2016 July 28, 2016 July 28, 2016 N/A
Super Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting August 25, 2016 July 20, 2016 July 28, 2016 July 28, 2016 N/A
Tactics Ogre N/A November 21, 2016 N/A N/A N/A
Tetris Attack N/A August 9, 2016 N/A N/A N/A
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja July 14, 2016 June 7, 2016 August 25, 2016 August 25, 2016 N/A
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past April 14, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 10, 2016 March 10, 2016 N/A

Game Gear

SEGA began to release titles for their Game Gear handheld console through the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service beginning in March 2012, and continued to release them until June 2013 in most regions and until December that year in Japan. The Game Gear Virtual Console emulator was developed by M2 rather than by Nintendo.[13]

Title North America Japan Europe Australia Additional notes
Columns June 13, 2013 August 8, 2012 June 13, 2013 June 13, 2013 N/A
Crystal Warriors June 27, 2013 February 6, 2013 June 27, 2013 June 27, 2013 N/A
Defenders of Oasis June 20, 2013 July 18, 2012 June 20, 2013 June 20, 2013 N/A
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine June 13, 2013 January 30, 2013 June 13, 2013 June 13, 2013 N/A
Dragon Crystal March 15, 2012 March 14, 2012 March 29, 2012 March 29, 2012 N/A
G-LOC: Air Battle July 4, 2013 September 26, 2012 July 4, 2013 July 4, 2013 N/A
Nazo Puyo N/A September 25, 2013 N/A N/A N/A
Nazo Puyo 2 N/A October 23, 2013 N/A N/A N/A
Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux N/A November 20, 2013 N/A N/A N/A
Puyo Puyo Tsu N/A December 25, 2013 N/A N/A N/A
Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei - Jashin no Kuni he N/A October 2, 2013 N/A N/A N/A
Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict N/A January 15, 2014 N/A N/A N/A
Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya June 13, 2013 November 6, 2013 June 13, 2013 June 13, 2013 N/A
Sonic Blast June 20, 2013 April 18, 2012 June 14, 2012 June 14, 2012 N/A
Sonic Drift 2 July 4, 2013 November 14, 2012 July 4, 2013 July 4, 2013 N/A
Sonic Labyrinth June 27, 2013 May 16, 2012 May 10, 2012 May 10, 2012 N/A
Sonic the Hedgehog June 13, 2013 December 4, 2013 June 13, 2013 June 13, 2013 N/A
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 June 27, 2013 October 31, 2012 June 27, 2013 June 27, 2013 N/A
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble March 15, 2012 March 14, 2012 March 29, 2012 March 29, 2012 N/A
Tails Adventure June 20, 2013 April 3, 2013 June 20, 2013 June 20, 2013 N/A
The G.G. Shinobi March 15, 2012 March 14, 2012 March 29, 2012 March 29, 2012 N/A
Vampire: Master of Darkness July 4, 2013 June 27, 2012 July 4, 2013 July 4, 2013 N/A

TurboGrafx-16

Four TurboGrafx-16 titles were released over the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service, two in December 2013 and two in February 2014.

Title Release date
Alien Crush February 26, 2014
China Warrior December 25, 2013
Gradius December 25, 2013
R-Type February 26, 2014

References

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