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Topic: How Do You Earn Points?

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danielhbk

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Hi guys,

I want to download Wonder Boy in Monster World on the Virtual Console and it costs 800 points. Can someone let me know how the points system works?

Thanks.

danielhbk

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hobbes

2. Posted:

You buy Nintendo points cards at a store or you buy them online at the Wii shop with your credit card.

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Reala

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Personally I buy point cards, you get them from pretty much any shop selling wii games, and give you 2000 points for about $20 or £14.

there's nothing that's certain... of that you can be certain

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hobbes

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They are the same price online. You can buy 1000 for $10, 2000 for $20 or 5000 for $50.

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danielhbk

5. Posted:

Ok, thanks for your help guys :) It's a good idea cause i've wanted Wonderboy and others on my PC for ages but you can't get them. Hope you can get Metal Slug too:)

Thanks again guys.

danielhbk

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Machu

6. Posted:

win the Tetris Tournament ;)

Rawr!

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Sean_Aaron

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They won't be the same price for long. Many retailers are putting the price up since Nintendo has decided to replace retail Wii Points cards with Nintendo Points cards that are also good for DSiWare (online points for DSi cost more than online points for Wii for whatever reason). So, I'd buy them online -- anyway it's a faster process.

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CowLaunch

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Also check the cases of Wii or DS games you've got for a bit a paper with star points on it, these can be converted into Wii points. The process is rather arduous and convoluted though.

CowLaunch

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Mega_Wolf

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Keep in mind that by purchasing the wii points through the Wii Shop online, you don't have to pay taxes ;)

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Neomega

10. Posted:

Do the Chicken Dance outside Gamestop.

I'm not joking.

(insert comedy here)

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irken004

11. Posted:

Mega+Wolf wrote:

Keep in mind that by purchasing the wii points through the Wii Shop online, you don't have to pay taxes ;)

i bought wii points from Target a few days ago, and they didn't charge taxes either =)

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03bgood

12. Posted:

I heard that if you have a Club Nintendo account, you can convert the points you earned into Wii points. Is that true?

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thewiirocks

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03bgood wrote:

I heard that if you have a Club Nintendo account, you can convert the points you earned into Wii points. Is that true?

Only in Europe. They have a system of stars rather than coins. Occasionally Wii Point cards are offered in exchange for X number of stars. The US Club Nintendo does not have such offers. Last I heard, Nintendo had no plans of expanding it in that direction.

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brooks83

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irken004 where do you live? I bought mine at Target a couple of weeks ago and wasn't charged tax either. I was shocked too because they used to charge tax on them. I live in Texas btw.

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Sean_Aaron

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Yep, I love the points for stars thing in Club Nintendo Europa; really makes it worthwhile, though it's 400 stars for 100 points so you either need to save em up or just use them to round out your total for buying VC stuff. I've got over 700 right now; since Excite Bots and Punch Out!! look likely to be in my future I'm holding out to see if I can buy a bigger points card. Given that you don't get all that many stars per Nintendo purchase and they expire after two years, how could you reasonably save enough to get the biggest items in the Club shop? You'd have to be buying Nintendo product weekly!

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JTC-Pingas

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can you use a debit card also or only a credit card?

JTC-Pingas

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Sean_Aaron

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Debit card should work fine as long as it's Master Card- or Visa-branded. It's what I use and also works on the Japanese Shop (which takes JCB as well).

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