If you purchased your Nintendo 3DS before the price drop and took time to log into the eShop at least once, you’re a Nintendo 3DS Ambassador. That entitles you to 20 free games. Nintendo already released 10 games from the NES library, and they had said they would release 10 Game Boy Advance titles before the end of 2011.

According to GamesRadar, that’s happening this Friday. If so, we’ll be sure to update you with instructions once they are available.

During the second month of my working here at TechnoBuffalo, I ranked my three favorite Nintendo handheld systems. The winner was The NES Classic Game Boy Advance SP, a variant of Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance. Part of the reason for my selecting that portable in particular came from the GBA’s stunning software library.

Now, early 3DS adopters will get a taste of what that machine had to offer…at no cost beyond buying the 3DS before the price drop.

Here’s the roster of games Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors will be able to download for free:

  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
  • Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Mario vs Donkey Kong
  • Metroid Fusion
  • Wario Land 4
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!

If you owned a Game Boy Advance, you’ll likely recognize that these titles are among the best for the device. There are some marquee absences, like Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga or Pokémon Ruby/Saphire, but these 10 games are stellar.

Wario Land 4 is regarded as one of the system’s best platformers, Fire Emblem is one of Nintendo‘s greatest RPGs (and exceptionally long), The Minish Cap is a highlight amongst Link’s adventures and F-Zero: Maximum Velocity is probably one of the best portable racers ever.

Tip o’ the hat to PressTheButtons.com, where we first saw the news.

Does this make you glad you landed your Nintendo 3DS near launch?

[via GamesRadar]