When I boot up the Mega Man collections, I can see the title screens, I can see the game select screens, I can see the loading screens. When the game itself (say, Mega Man 4) starts playing, the screen goes dark, and only sound is available.
Neo-Geo games are much the same. Upon starting up one of Neo-Geo VC games (say, King of the Monsters), sound is present, but visuals are not. The Neo-Geo problem can be fixed, however. Note that I use component cables for my Wii--why wouldn't I? As it turns out, switching my component cables out for composite cables solves the problem. Neo-Geo graphics simply can't...I don't know...distribute properly through three cables instead of one. It's an odd problem, considering that this happens to exactly NONE of my other VC games, including NES games, which I imagine were built using more primitive software.
At any rate, cable-switching does not make the problem go away with the Mega Man games. If I have to borrow my friend's GameCube to play them, I suppose that's a price I'm willing to pay, as said GC is readily available. However, the Neo-Geo problem is incredibly annoying. Users with LCD TV's and component cables should not be made to switch their settup around for one brand of games. Is this a case of poor emulation? Would a simple patch (in the form of a system update) remedy the problem? As far as I know, Nintendo has not commented on the problem, so I doubt they recognize it as one.
However, a quick Google search will bring up other users with similar problems. Some recommend a graphical "soft boot" with the Wii Remote & Nunchuk, but that does me no good. There are lots of Neo-Geo games I'd love to get, but this annoying cable problem is keeping me from doing so.
What's up, Nintendo? Why can't I play King of the Monsters with my component cables?