Nintendo Says Sorry for 3DS Price Drop with 20 Free Games


Are you one of those people who plopped down $250 for a 3DS and are feeling a little burned now that Nintendo is dropping the price? Well, Nintendo is a bit guilty so beginning in September, 3DS early adopters (or “Ambassadors”) will be receiving a total of 20 free downloadable NES and GBA games. The NES games will arrive in September, and the GBA games will come later in the year.

So far these are the games that are known to be included in the hand out. There are still five NES and five GBA games to be revealed:


  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Balloon Fight
  • Ice Climber
  • The Legend of Zelda


  • Yoshi’s Island
  • Mario Kart
  • Metroid Fusion
  • Wario Ware, Inc.
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong

The games will be available to Ambassadors before anyone else. If you are already a 3DS owner, chances are very good that you’re an Ambassador. To check, just go to the e-Shop and there will be a message there alerting you to your status.