Nintendo To Give Away NES Metroid via Club Nintendo

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  1. Hadrian
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/nintendo...es-metroid-away

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    So basicially you'll already have to have registered the Wii version of MP3 as well as the GC versions of MP & MP2 AND register Metroid Prime Trilogy.

    EDIT: Yeah thats only one of the previous Prime entries. Shame you can just have done Hunters as well as Trilogy but meh...just pirate the NES game.
     


  2. HaniKazmi

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    Actually, you only need to register one of the originals. Still stupid, as the origian metroid prime included it for free.
     
  3. Da-Bomb1

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    Wonder if MP1 still has the original Metroid included in it? I wouldn't be surprised if they took it out just for this.
     
  4. Pizzaroo

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    *Downloads Metroid rom*

    Huh, I feel so exclusive.
     
  5. Technik

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    some kid is like, mom i need to buy metroid prime 3 for $40 so when i buy a game that has this and 2 others for $50 i get a $5 game free
     
  6. Overlord Nadrian

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    Ow, I hate Ninty for doing this to me/us... Why do you have to register both one of the old games AND the trilogy just to receive a VC NES game? :hateninty:
     
  7. stanleyopar2000

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    I already got mine! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm glad that I'm a pirate for these cases.
     
  9. DeMoN

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    Is this for Europe only? Because my account is not being recognized and it says my email is invalid when I try to do a password recovery.

    The guy two posts above me is from the US and he said he got it. [​IMG]
     
  10. jgu1994

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    I actually thought they were giving away an nes cartridge. I'm sure that'd attract a lot more people
     
  11. Da-Bomb1

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    There's no way they'd do that. They'd have to set up a manufacturing process for such a minor thing...it'd cost WAY too much to be feasible. Not to mention the fact that not many people have NESs anyway.
     
  12. wolfmanz51

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    well I already have metroid on the VC so WTF
     
  13. MissingNo._

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    Can anyone say, "Stuipid?"
     
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    Edit: Nevermind. Didn't see the Europe part.
     
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    Yea.... I'll have to chime in on this being a bonehead move. An offer that if you bought 1 or 2 of the originals and you get a coupon for 1/3 or 2/3 off the new compilation might be a better selling point. If the consumer didn't care that much about them to buy them separately on the initial release, a free VC copy of the clasic NES title that fans of the series would have already bought isn't a selling point....

    A coupon for the VC in the trilogy box, or credit for a new VC game if you already bought the classic, that might be a nice bonus, especially if it was originally a part of the first game of the set.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this game also released as a GBA remake or port? That would have been a lot better as a prize IMO.
     
  17. HaniKazmi

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    Yes, metroid zero mission was an enhanced remake.
     
  18. Da-Bomb1

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    There was both a GBA remake and a port. Well, more of an emulated version.
     
  19. Hadrian
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    Thing is Nintendo were saying that they would do something like this before VC launched, now giving away Punch-Out/Super Punch-Out with Punch-Out!! Wii is a nice touch, same with Metroid Prime 3 coming with a Metroid game but Nintendo always have to mess it up in some way.

    Same with the points, I thought it was wonderful that Club points can be changed into Nintendo Points so you can buy stuff online but you don't get much and a lot of the time the site crashes when you try to convert.

    This is why people are getting less loyal, a lack of reason to stay loyal.
     
  20. shakirmoledina

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    they should always keep these things simple so tht many ppl can get interested rather than lose their confidence... a great idea i saw was the anniversary for contra where they put their previous games in contra 4 ds though not for this idea but still atleast this is better than what we are seeing
    selling it as a lone title is not good