How To Get 10 Free GBA Games On Your 3DS

How To Get 10 Free GBA Games On Your 3DS
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Did you buy a 3DS back when it cost $350, then watch the price drop $100 and take Nintendo up on their offer to give you 20 games as an apology? If so, then you can get the second half of that apology right now.

All you need to have done before today was register for the 3DS Ambassador program. Now, just do what I do in the video here and you’ll suddenly have a 3DS that contains…

  • F-Zero Maximum Velocity
  • Super Mario Advance: Yoshi’s Island
  • The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
  • Mario Kart Advance
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong
  • Metroid Fusion
  • Wario Land 4
  • Wario Ware, Inc. Mega Microgame$

Those are 10 of the best games ever on the Game Boy Advance. The only major Nintendo franchises not included there that flourished on the GBA are Advance Wars and Pokemon. But how can you complain about this?

Unfortunately, if you’re not a 3DS ambassador, Nintendo will not let you download these games. They won’t even let you pay for them. Strange, right? Surely, at some point, they’ll make them available. Until then, fellow ambassadors, enjoy!

For those who missed the first batch of games released to Ambassadors, check the same download history that I show you in this video. You should find 10 classic Nintendo Entertainment System games, including The Legend of Zelda and Metroid among the available downloads.

The GBA ambassador games went live in Japan earlier this week. As of today, gamers in other regions can get them too. I’m in America, so I can vouch four our country. Europeans, I hope you’re set too. How are we doing in Australia?


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