Either someone died at Nintendo or we should all start buying flying pig proof air craft because Aussie gamers who are eligible for free GameBoy Advance games on their Nintendo 3DS’ are in for a rare treat.

The titles are live right now! Nintendo have released ten free games to early buyers of the Nintendo 3DS system who registered their system through Nintendo’s website before the company dropped the price of the 3DS in September. The games complete Nintendo’s promise of supplying 20 free games to those customers as a type of compensation for them rushing out and spending more money on the system than newer customers.

To download the titles, you will need the Ambassador Certificate on your Nintendo 3DS. Then, fire up Nintendo eShop, head to Settings/Other and choose “Titles You’ve Downloaded”. Here you will find the ten titles you will be able to “Redownload” on your system. If you want all ten (and why wouldn’t you), you can use the Sleep Mode Download option. Go through and tell the 3DS to download all the titles in sleep mode, then close the eShop and shut the system while it’s on the home screen to start downloading.

Here’s the list of free GameBoy Advance games;

  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Wario Land 4
  • Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
  • Metroid Fusion
  • WarioWare, Inc: Minigame Mania
  • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

The titles are, without a doubt, the cream of the GameBoy Advance crop of games and each look and play beautifully on the Nintendo 3DS’ high resolution screen. These games will not be sold to normal Nintendo 3DS customers, unlike the other selection of NES games which will be made available in the eShop next year, complete with multiplayer enabled. The titles are around 50 blocks each on your SD Card, with the highest being Fire Emblem at around 250 blocks.

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