Nintendo has confirmed it'll
still be delivering the full complement of free download titles to
participants in its 3DS Ambassador program before the end of the
year. The GBA titles which have been revealed in the program thus far
are all doozies, giving the remaining mystery-gifts plenty to live up
to. So what might they be?
Above: Or "Ambassador Program," if you prefer (which Nintendo's "neat consumer graphics" department clearly doesn't)
So far, US 3DS owners who
bought the system before August's price cut have been promised free
downloads of the GBA's Mario Kart: Super Circuit (which you won't care about after you've picked up Mario Kart 7), Metroid Fusion (a timeless classic),
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong (another fine title), WarioWare Inc (the first, and arguably best entry in the series), Kirby and the Amazing Mirror (a stellar Kirby adventure), and Super Mario Land 3: Yoshi's Island (a must-play). Nintendo maintains these titles
will remain exclusive to early-purchasing Ambassadors, whose
remaining treats are yet to be announced.
Other Nintendo top-sellers
on the system include Golden Sun, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga,
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords or
Minish Cap – all of which also made our list of the GBA's best games. There's also the 0.0000000000000001% chance Nintendo will finally take this as an excuse to release Mother 3 in English-speaking countries, thus eliminating all ill will over the price drop. We canvassed you a while back on which titles you'd like to
see in the program: suggestions included Metroid: Zero Mission,
Advance Wars and a rather firm endorsement of that Golden Sun idea.