Nintendo opens it’s first wave of downloadable NES titles as part of their Ambassador program.
Bought your 3DS in March? Believed in the hype? Realized none of the good games were coming soon and that the available titles at launch were sucked (for the most part)? Felt cheated when Nintendo dropped the price tag by nearly $100 dollars?
Well cheer up (somewhat) because the first batch of titles, 10 to be exact, from the NES era, have arrived in the Nintendo eshop as part of the compensation or Ambassador program for early 3DS adopters. This means you’re entitled to all of these games for free.
NES titles include:
– Mario Bros.
– Legend of Zelda
– Wrecking Crew
– NES Open Tournament Golf
– Donkey Kong Jr.
– Balloon Fight
– Ice Climber
– Zelda II The Adventure of Link
– Ambassador Certificate: This software creates a special option on your 3DS (If you qualify for the Ambassador Program); here you can click “Notifications” and elect to receive information that pertains to the AP, such as new games added to the eshop, promotions, etc. Just download it.
The download process is not perfect and anything but easy so follow the steps below and claim what’s rightfully yours:
1. Click the eshop icon.
2. Click the menu button.
3. Scroll down to “Settings/Other” and click it.
4. Scroll down to “Your Downloads” and click it.
5. Scroll through the NES titles you want and click the “Redownload” option.
6. Yay for free games!
Weird I know, but you know Nintendo: Against the grain with odd interface choices and odd menu navigation. Either way now we have something to play on the 3DS besides crap-tastic software. Yes, they’re old games, but classic and free.