With the Western release lists for Virtual Console taking shape, it turns out Nintendo's going a bit further in its homeland - with a different range of games to the ones we're getting, according to a report on 1UP.

Hudson's already said that's the case with its own games, and it looks like it will be with NES, SNES and Megadrive too. Not only that, but there's an additional kick in the teeth in the shape of slightly better pricing on Megadrive games, too - just 600 Wii Points as opposed to 800 in the West. As you already know, we'll be paying EUR 20 / GBP 14 for 2000 Wii Points.

Here are the titles not on our lists that appear on the Japanese line-ups, then, as announced by their respective owners:

  • NES
  • Five-in-a-Row (Go-moku Narabe)
  • Gradius
  • Legend of Kage
  • Ninja Jajamaru-kun
  • Xevious

  • Super NES
  • Contra III
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
  • R-Type III
  • Street Fighter II
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Mario Picross
  • Super Mario World

  • Megadrive
  • Shadow Dancer

  • TurboGrafx-16
  • Adventure Island
  • Bomberman '94
  • Necromancer

Thanks to 1UP for help with the Nintendo and SEGA entries.

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