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#31 Vector

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:45 PM

Any word if these titles will be available to non-ambassadors? Wouldn't mind picking up Metroid Fusion and Minish Cap again. Enjoyed both of them.


Unfortunately I don't have the link to the story, but not too long after the Ambassador Program was announced, Nintendo said it had no plans to make the GBA games available to non-ambassadors.

#32 Tengaport

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:47 PM

Unfortunately I don't have the link to the story, but not too long after the Ambassador Program was announced, Nintendo said it had no plans to make the GBA games available to non-ambassadors.


I remember hearing that, but I was hoping I was wrong on the details. Oh well :*(

#33 Scorch

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:48 PM

I can't download them. I don't know why. I got the NES ones no problem, the list of GBA games shows up under the "Account activity" option, but the only thing I can click there is software info, where it says "coming soon". I clicked "Your downloads", the same way I downloaded the NES ones, and they're not there.

/edit: Nevermind, they're at the bottom. wtf?

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#34 ryosnk

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:50 PM

Great selection, half the games I never played so this will be fun experiencing them for the first time.

#35 doodofdoods

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:52 PM

Nintendo should make these available to others. It'd be stupid not to. It's free money. Plus I want moar gba games.
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#36 z3razerviper

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:53 PM

I can't download them. I don't know why. I got the NES ones no problem, the list of GBA games shows up under the "Account activity" option, but the only thing I can click there is software info, where it says "coming soon". I clicked "Your downloads", the same way I downloaded the NES ones, and they're not there.


Do you have the latest firmware? Also wernt the first batch of games suppose to get some sort of software update?

#37 callmewoof

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:55 PM

Thanks for the notification. They're all downloading now. So many A+ titles! Yoshi, fire emblem, metroid, mario kart, zelda, etc etc. Holy crap!
Say, "fuzzy pickles."

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#38 WesWarlord

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:59 PM

How much do these cost without being an ambassador?


They said in the past these games won't be available for purchase at any point without being an ambassador. Don't know of that will remain the case or not.

#39 Crunchewy

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:00 PM

Nintendo should make these available to others. It'd be stupid not to. It's free money. Plus I want moar gba games.


Yep. Make it a timed exclusive for ambassadors (and free for them), but to not offer them at all (for a price) to others is irritating. Annoying, and not fair for my kids who are just getting a 3DS this Xmas. There's a number of titles on this list that they'd like to buy. Maybe Nintendo will have a change of heart. I hope so, anyway.

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#40 Pescado Plus

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:01 PM

Good to know. Time to get downloading! Thanks, OP.
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#41 johnnypark

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:03 PM

Unfortunately I don't have the link to the story, but not too long after the Ambassador Program was announced, Nintendo said it had no plans to make the GBA games available to non-ambassadors.


I'm pretty sure they said "...some of which will not be available in the eShop." They never said none of the 10 would not ever be out for purchase, but it was rather vageand cryptic to not say more.

#42 SirChadlyOC

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:12 PM

I LOVE Fire Emblem. I'm glad that lots more people get to try it now. Sacred Stones is not as good as the one that came out before it, but it's still pretty great. I'm really happy that I suddenly have that game on my 3DS for all my holiday car rides in the next few weeks. <3

In for ALL THE GBA GAMES!!!!

#43 mr_bungle

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:16 PM

I'd buy almost all of those. Otherwise I will have to resort to other measures. Nintendo, I want to give you my money...
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#44 MfMonster

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:17 PM

YES! I was thinking it should be dropping any day. Love the selection too. Now if only I was home to DL.
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#45 Ionotropic

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:26 PM

Pretty nice line-up. Definitely takes the sting out of all the extra money I spent.

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#46 doppelganger

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:35 PM

Great, thanks! 3DS games make poop time fun!
What? Don't act like I'm the only one >.>

#47 PDJ

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

Great, thanks! 3DS games make poop time fun!
What? Don't act like I'm the only one >.>


True dat.

#48 jollydwarf

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:43 PM

Damn, stuck at work. Hope these aren't "OOS" by the time I get home!

#49 johnnypark

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:20 PM

Great, thanks! 3DS games make poop time fun!
What? Don't act like I'm the only one >.>


Its true. If you had told me ten years ago that id be able to play a better looking version of Ocarine of Time on the toilet, I'd have called you a goddamned liar.

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#50 xFatalFlaw

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:22 PM

I'm pretty sure they said "...some of which will not be available in the eShop." They never said none of the 10 would not ever be out for purchase, but it was rather vageand cryptic to not say more.


They were talking about the NES titles. They will eventually be on the eshop and we will then be able to update them for free when they are out. For now we have the straight ports, I'm assuming they will add save states to the paid versions. As for GBA, they said they had no plans to bring them to the eShop but I kind of hope they do so that other GBA games will be available. If not, so be it, but 20 games free(21 if you count mario bros on yoshi's island) is not bad :)

#51 SirChadlyOC

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:30 PM

Its true. If you had told me ten yeada ago that id be able to play a better looking version of Ocarine of Time on the toilet, I'd have called you a goddamned liar.


I'd have been like, "well yeah, I suppose you could lug this big-ass CRT in there and put it on a wooden board covering the sink, but then how do we wash our hands?"

#52 raarar

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:32 PM

Wake up for my 3 day weekend and get this news. Awesome! I have only ever played 2 of the 10 games, so this was a totally awesome plan for me. $170 + 20 free games (12 of which I have never played) is fantastic.

#53 GlassDarkly

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

Does anybody know how to get Yoshi Island to play with a bigger screen? The other games I've tried are not as boxed at it is. And I tried the "hold select and start buttons" trick too but to no avail.

#54 pacino408

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:40 PM

Thanks for the update! Got all of them and starting a run of Fusion.

#55 Nintendo_Hawk

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:56 PM

Thanx .. off to grab em' now !! Appreciated !

#56 SteveGo

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:01 PM

Glad I didn't cave back then to become ambASSador, and waited until the $170 + $50GC deal to get a 3DS. Pretty sure I have all those except 1 or 2.


Cool story, bro.

#57 menikmati

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:05 PM

Oh shit, the Download Later option actually works. Queued up the 10 games and they all downloaded while in in sleep mode.

#58 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:14 PM

Nintendo should make these available to others. It'd be stupid not to. It's free money. Plus I want moar gba games.


I don't think they will and here is why. I been waiting since the Wii's launch for Pilotwings 64 on the god damn Wii VC. I am still waiting with no signs of it ever coming out (and no clue why since it's free money). Now I could imagine these games be the same way as that. A ton of people want it, but Nintendo is like lol no.

Also thank god for the download later feature. It makes it much easier than waiting for one to download, do another, etc. Saves me time.

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#59 ray2dee

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:27 PM

Damn, stuck at work. Hope these aren't "OOS" by the time I get home!


Classic lol

#60 mariol90

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:17 PM

Does anybody know how to get Yoshi Island to play with a bigger screen? The other games I've tried are not as boxed at it is. And I tried the "hold select and start buttons" trick too but to no avail.


try to delete it and redownload. mine is stretched. and the stretching looks better than DS games... haha.