Thursday, 1 September 2011

Nintendo 3DS ambassador programme games released


If you purchased the 3DS before August 12 at the original price (before the massive price drop), you were eligible for the Nintendo Ambassador programme.

What this effectively meant was that Nintendo was offering you 20 free games as compensation for missing out on buying it for the cheaper price.

You weren't eligible if you purchased the console after this date.

The first 10 games were released today, and all of them are well-known Nintendo classics from the original console.

These are the games available for download from today via the E-shop:

Super Mario Bros
The Legend of Zelda
Donkey Kong JR
Ice Climber
Metroid
Zelda II - The adventure of Link
Balloon Fight
NES open tournament golf
Mario and Yoshi
Wrecking Crew

Although difficult to find on the E-shop, they were there for downloading. (You need to go to the menu on the top left of the E-shop, Choose Settings/Other and then go to your downloads. If you go down the list these games are available for download.) It'll take a bit of time though, as you can only download them one at a time.

The next 10 games are Gameboy Advance games that will become available later this year including:

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Metroid Fusion
WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania
Mario vs. Donkey Kong

And 5 titles to be announced at a later date. 

It's good to see that Nintendo is looking after their loyal customers, but this doesn't change the fact that they need to start releasing  more new games and new IP's to showcase the technology in order for the system to do well in the future.

I still have faith in Nintendo to do just that, but in the meantime all we can do is wait.

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