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VirtualNES.com is the the premier online destination for playing classic Nintendo Entertainment System games, whether they be imported, homebrew, or even the elusive unreleased games. Unlike similar websites, VirtualNES.com is able to provide you classic NES games legally. We can only provide you with classic NES games that we have an original cartridge of, which have either been bought out of pocket or donated by Players Like You™. If we don't have the games in our possession, we can't have them online.

Here at VirtualNES.com we get emails regularly from hardcore gamers regarding all of the best classics, like Legend of Zelda, Bubble Bobble, and Super Mario Bros. Back in the day, consoles were very different in comparison to how they are now and they didn't offer any poker games. Luckily, the newer poker sites now fill that void, and with their no download poker software, have revolutionized gaming forever.

The original Vegas Dream Nintendo Game did offer casino games however. It brought online texas holdem to the masses for the first time. You can read about holdem's fascinating history at onlinepokerrealmoney.co.uk. The game of United States Texas Holdem for money went through a lot of trials and tribulations, mostly due to the legal environment in the USA. See the real money Durrrr Challenge section for more information.

This Fantasy Isn't Nearly Final Enough

I really don't like having to explain this type of thing, because invariably, anyone who tries to explain what happened with this series comes across as a crazy person, but I guess I'll just have to do my best, so to speak.

So, today, we've added Final Fantasy 2 to VirtualSuperNES.com. This is, actually, the fourth game in the series, because Square didn't release the second or third games outside of Japan, and the sequels have next to nothing to do with each other in terms of story, so they just changed the number and called it good.

The reason for that, however, that the translation of Final Fantasy 2 was taking too long, and the release date would have slipped several months after the SNES was on shelves. So, there's a half-translated and rather unstable prototype of Final Fantasy 2 now added to the Unreleased Games section, the real Japanese version of Final Fantasy 2, and the really nice fan-translated version of Final Fantasy 2. The Japanese Final Fantasy 1 was also added.

FF7

Still with me? Great. Here's where things get really strange. Final Fantasy VII was released in 1997 on the PlayStation, and Square actually got kind of sensible with the numbers, so I don't have to explain that any further. For reasons I won't go into right now (this would take far too long), a team of Chinese programmers took the entire game and rewrote it for a knockoff Famicom system. This is game that spanned 3 CDs at about 700 MB each, compressed into one 2 MB cartridge. Thing is, it's rather good, it has been added to the Pirate Originals page.

So, naturally, a variety of people worked together to translate this back into English, and fix a bunch of problems with the Chinese release. The underlying engine is still the same, but many sprites were redrawn and much of the music was fixed to sound less harsh and resemble the original sound of the game on the PlayStation. It's not perfect, but considering that the translation team had to disassemble the game to do it, it's a very impressive technical feat. So, Final Fantasy VII can be played in English here, and it is stored in the Translated games menu.

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