Today marks the end of a process that began months ago. First Nintendo slashed the price of the faltering 3DS mere months after launch, but the company promised to make it up to early adopters by handing out 20 classic games by the end of the year. The NES games came in September, and while we always enjoy playing the first Super Mario or Zelda, what we really wanted were the more sophisticated GBA titles. Today, barely making Nintendo’s end of 2011 deadline, 3DS Ambassadors can now download 10 amazing GBA classics for free.
So what do those that paid $249.99 for a 3DS get? Here’s the list:
The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Mario vs Donkey Kong
Wario Land 4
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Seriously, that is a superb list of games, though it could have been perfect had Advance Wars been included. Regardless, those that registered their 3DS before the cutoff can now download these stellar games in a few easy steps. Go to the eShop, once signed in go to Settings, then in the “Your Downloads” section all ten titles should appear in your history, allowing you to download them. It works the same as it did for the NES games and if you need any more instruction, Nintendo has a more in-depth guide. Have fun Ambassadors!