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Club Nintendo in December includes Kirby’s Dreamland 3, Super Mario Kart

by Ron Duwell | December 16, 2014December 16, 2014 4:30 pm PDT

Can we just rename “Club Nintendo” into “Club Kirby?” For the fourth straight month, a Kirby game has been the centerpiece of Nintendo’s free game program, and I’m getting a little sick of the pink puffball!

Actually, this month’s is a Kirby game I have never had the chance to play. Kirby’s Dreamland 3 is more of a continuation of the first two Game Boy Dreamland games rather than the NES masterpiece, hence why it has a 3 at the end of its title. I don’t know much about it other than Kirby fans usually hold Kirby Super Stars in higher regard. Still, its soft graphics are cute enough, and I know that this one brings Kirby’s animals friends into the console mix.

Maybe I’ll give this one a try. I have plenty of coins now that the holiday season is coming to a close.

If Kirby is not up your alley, then how about Super Mario Kart? Yup, the Super Nintendo original is also available through the program, albeit not natively on the Wii U. You’ll have to go through the Wii’s Virtual Console and use a Wii-mote or Classic Controller. I have to admit though, I am not really a fan of this game. My Mario Kart-ing days started on the Nintendo 64, and I find this one really tough to go back to.

After that, I’ll always throw a recommendation to Kid Icarus of Myths and Monsters. This Game Boy sequel to the NES cult-classic was sadly lost into history, but it’s actually a much better game than its console big brother. It is a perfect Nintendo 3DS game to pick up if you always ignored it when complaining about how Kid Icarus never got a sequel.

After that, 1080° Snowboarding is available through the Wii’s Virtual Console, the original Metroid is available through the Wii U’s, and the usual offering of shovelware games that can be found on the Nintendo eShop.

Pretty decent choices this month, and I think I’ll pick up Kirby to complement my growing Virtual Console library. Yourself?

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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