TechnoBuffalo reader Daniel Kulhanek sent a note to our own Jon Rettinger stating that he managed to download his 10 free Nintendo 3DS Ambassador games today; a full day earlier than Nintendo stated he was allowed to.
Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors became ambassadors by buying the 3DS before the price cut and signing into the eShop at least once before a certain deadline came and went. We did up a story explaining the full process nearly a month ago.
So, how do you get your 10 free NES games now? It’s a little odd, so pay attention. You’ll need to be connected to the internet for this, so make sure you’ve already done that part.
Boot up your 3DS. Once on the Home screen, open up the Nintendo eShop. Tap on the Menu button on the top left portion of the touch screen. Scroll down and select “Settings/Other.” Scroll down to “Your Downloads,” select it.
Once there, scroll through the list of titles and find these 10 NES games.
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
NES Open Tournament Golf
Donkey Kong Jr.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
You’ll need to “redownload” each game individually in order to play them. They take, literally, seconds to complete. Once you do that, they’ll appear as wrapped gifts on your home screen. Tap them to open and play.
That’s it. Make sure you snag your free games! Get your retro on, friends.