Remember last week when the internet was abuzz with talk of new rewards for Club Nintendo? You know, something about being able to download WiiWare, DsiWare and 3D Classics with your Club Nintendo coins? Ring a bell yet? Of course, we (myself included) all jumped on over to the Club Nintendo website in order to validate these claims and if proven true, reap our just rewards only to be met with a message from Mario stating that Club Nintendo was down. A day later when Club Nintendo was back up and running, at least for me, the new rewards were nowhere to be found. It was obvious that Nintendo was working on the site trying to implement these new rewards, but the question now was how long do we need to wait? Well, thankfully the waiting is done and Club Nintendo has been given a facelift and stocked with some nice new rewards, both physical and electronic.
Head on over to Club Nintendo to check out the new look and the latest rewards, some of which I am listing here below.
Super Mario Kart (SNES, Wii Virtual Console) — 100 coins
3D Classics: Xevious (3DS Download Software) — 100 coins
Fluidity (WiiWare) — 150 coins
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again (DSiWare) — 150 coins
Please take notice before ordering that Mario vs. Donkey Kong will only work on a 3DS as the DSi Shop does not have a redeem code function.
UPDATED WITH PRESS RELEASE
Club Nintendo Facelift Introduces Downloadable Games as Rewards
Nintendo of America’s rewards program has announced a major overhaul of its website and the introduction of downloadable games for loyal Nintendo fans. Now, Club Nintendo™ members who earn enough Coins can redeem them for select downloadable Wii™ and Nintendo 3DS™ games. The revamped site offers members a streamlined online experience and more exciting ways to redeem Coins.
Starting today, Club Nintendo members can exchange 100 Coins for Super Mario Kart™ and 150 Coins for Fluidity on the Wii console. Normally these games are offered at 800 Wii Points™ and 1,200 Wii Points respectively, making this new offer a great value for members. Club Nintendo members also have the option of exchanging 100 Coins for 3D Classics: Xevious® and 150 Coins for Mario vs. Donkey Kong™: Minis March Again! for the Nintendo 3DS system. These two games normally sell for $5.99 and $7.99 respectively.
Members will notice the Club Nintendo website has been redesigned with a fun new look. In addition to new Coin-earning opportunities, Nintendo has added new Rewards, including Nintendo-themed notebooks and pen cases, plus a set of limited-edition posters honoring the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda™. Members can also now register select Nintendo 3DS games from third-party publishers, so there are even more ways to earn Coins.
The current round of downloadable game offers will remain available to members through Jan. 10, and new offers will be announced next month. Club Nintendo will choose new games based on members’ feedback on available downloadable games, so they can expect to find more fun surprises in the future. To collect even more Coins, members are encouraged to look back into their library of games for Wii and the Nintendo DS™ family of systems and register those products on Club Nintendo.
For more information about Club Nintendo or to join, visit http://club.nintendo.com.
[PR Email from Nintendo of America]