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Posted 8/13/15
Does anyone else think NES virtual console games look like ass on the Wii U?
Wii virtual console games look great in Wii mode. But in Wii U mode, they are darker and less crisp.
While I find this to be true on television, ironically, it is even more noticable on gamepad screen. Too bad it can't emulate a classic controller in Wii mode.
I haven't yet purchased any DS/N64/SNES on Wii U, so I can't comment on those. But GBA games look fantastic!
Anyways, I can't play Earthbound Beginnings in Wii mode, I don't understand why NES games look worse in Wii U mode. Wish Nintendo would fix this.
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Posted 8/13/15
tv's were waaaaay smaller when the NES was first released so it makes sense that it doesn't look that good on newer HD tv's. As for the gamepad, it already has a low resolution so maybe the resolution of the gamepad doesn't work well with the NES games...
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Posted 8/13/15

Dabossman26 wrote:

tv's were waaaaay smaller when the NES was first released so it makes sense that it doesn't look that good on newer HD tv's. As for the gamepad, it already has a low resolution so maybe the resolution of the gamepad doesn't work well with the NES games...

Not sure you grok what I'm getting at.
I don't care about the low resolution.
The point is same game, same screen, same console, looks better in Wii mode vs. Wii U mode.

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Posted 8/13/15
The Wii U VC does some kind of filtering that makes NES and SNES games look worse than they originally were. The Wii VC does the same to a certain extent but it's not as noticeable.
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Posted 8/13/15

retrometroid wrote:

The Wii U VC does some kind of filtering that makes NES and SNES games look worse than they originally were. The Wii VC does the same to a certain extent but it's not as noticeable.

Yeah. Figured it was something like that. Wish I could turn it off!
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Posted 8/14/15
Good thing I still have my old consoles.
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Posted 8/15/15
I think it has less to do with them altering it and more to do with the fact they were created to be played on CRT TVs, hence the colours seeming off and the image expanded to fit the size of newer TVs and the WiiU GamePad.
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