Nintendo Australia Releases Ambassador Nintendo 3DS Freebies Early

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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  • Keith E.

    While this is great news, some of the statements in this article are incorrect.

    1. You didn’t have to register your system, you just had to connect it to the Nintendo eshop by August 11.

    2. You don’t need to have downloaded the Ambassador Certificate. It’s an extra that’s mainly just for show.

    3. You don’t want to shut off the system if you expect it to download anything. Instead, just close it and it will be in Sleep mode.

    • Anonymous

      Nitpicking =p

      Not that I’m arguing, logging into eShop was registering the system with Nintendo, as it told the company that you owned a 3DS before the date (but that information is redundant anyway, it was merely for people who might have been wondering why they couldn’t receive the download). Same with the ambassador certificate – you don’t need to download it, but you need to be able to. If you’re searching for it on eShop and can’t find it, you aren’t eligible for the downloads.

      Regardless, to be clear – we wrote “shut your system” not “shut off” – as in, literally CLOSE the lid of the system to activate sleep mode. =)

      Thanks for the comment!

      • Keith E.

        You’re welcome. I was indeed a bit picky…I guess I just pride myself on knowing random 3DS factoids. Gotta use them somewhere, right? ;P

        Anyway, I should have complemented you on the article. Very well structured, to the point, and informative.

        Cheers mate, and enjoy those games!