Free Donkey Kong Offer on Club Nintendo

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  1. Clarky
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    Want free games? who doesn't. In the run up to Christmas Club Nintendo will be giving away free copies of Donkey Kong for the 3DS when certain games are bought and registered with them. These games incude Crossword Plus, Professor Layton and the Miricle Mask, Paper Mario Sticker Star, Art Academy and Style Savvy. The version of Donkey Kong being given away is one that was previously exclusive to Red Wii models which was the Nes version with all the arcade levels added back in. More details found in at the video at this link
     
  2. Terenigma

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    Or you could go here
     
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  3. boombox

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    Sounds pretty cool, I doubt I'll play it. But as I'm getting Prof Layton, I may as well :D
     
  4. Clarky
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    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    but could you play it on your 3ds?
     
  5. emigre

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    Em... yipee?
     
  6. Ergo

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    I'm not going to complain about free BUT could we maybe get an *arcade port* this time instead of the NES game?

    (Yes, I know: I'm an entitled monster and should be ashamed for even speaking this aloud blahblahblah, but I'd really like an arcade port. Just this one time. Please.)
     
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  7. linuxGuru

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    It sounds like you have to buy them from the eshop, so no thanks I'd rather have a physical copy.
     
  8. Terenigma

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    No, but i think its a really poor deal, at least make it a game thats actually worth it. not a game that is so old that the main character wasnt even called mario at the time. I know its free but im kinda getting fed up of nintendo offering such lame deals for you to pay out money for and also register you so they can spam-bomb you with more advertising.
     
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  9. Devin

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    You're thinking on the wrong track. These will be given out to people who buy the games, and register them. So instead of getting just coins, they'll also get a free download of Donkey Kong. While I agree it's not the best prize it's better than just getting coins. Great little bonus for people who were already going to buy those games.
     
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  10. FireEmblemGuy

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    Kids these days don't appreciate the classics. My little brother couldn't understand why I paid $5 just to download Galaga a couple months ago. Donkey Kong is probably somewhere in my top 10 arcade games (admittedly, my exposure to arcade games is somewhat limited having grown up in the middle of nowhere), and this'll be a nice add-on to my Paper Mario preorder.
     
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  11. Zarcon

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    Yeah, how awful that they are FORCING you to buy these other TERRIBLE games first and then FORCING you to register them to get Donkey Kong.

    I'm not sure how it's even possible to complain about this.
     
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    Nobody is saying you are being forced to do anything. They just think that (and I'm inclined to agree) paying for digital copies of the qualifying games isn't worth the arcade game. With a digital copy, you can't trade it in at a store, and you can only play it on the 3DS you downloaded it on. If it's available on eShop, you would probably be making a better financial decision to buy a physical copy of any of the listed games and buying Donkey Kong. If it's not available on the eShop, you would still have more benefits over a digital copy.
     
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  13. KingVamp

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    Sound good to me,but then he said e-shop... :/
     
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    Eh, why not. I'm buying Paper Mario anyway.
     
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    Lame, I already pre-ordered Paper Mario Sticker Star at EB Games. Maybe I'll get art academy. Always wanted to learn how to draw properly.
     
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    Bravo Tempers, you've some how made getting free shit with a game look like a bad thing.
     
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    A nice bonus for my paper mario preorder :D Now ill have Donkey Kong Gameboy, and Donkey Kong NES! YAY FREE SHIT!
     
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    Gamers gon' complain.
    NEVER forget that. XD
     
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  20. Kikirini

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    I want this, but... I don't want any of the games that are required to get it...
     
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