Using other people's save files for eShop games

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  1. Wowfunhappy
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    I just bought Super Mario 3D Land on the eShop. I already own a physical copy, but I really wanted the ability to play it on the go.

    However, I don't really feel like playing through all the levels again... I beat the game a while back, and ever since I've just been wandering through the worlds and replaying random levels.

    As eShop games are stored on easily-accessible SD cards, would it be possible to download and use someone else's save file? Best case scenario would be if someone had a 100% save, that I could download and copy to my SD card.

    Is this possible, and does any such save exist? Thanks!
     
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    Im pretty sure that the save file is attached to the downloaded game with its own unique string. Isnt Nintendo releasing a save extractor in the near future?
     
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    That sucks. :(

    Yes, Nintendo is releasing a save transfer tool, but it won't be until next year...
     
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    Yeah its a bit crap, the downloadable versions of the game arnt really made for people who have already completed the retail game anyway so it kind of makes sense.
     
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    AFAIK, the savefile is attached to the console not the game itself.
     

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