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Talking Point: Your Nintendo Christmas Presents

Posted by James Newton

Celebrate the gift of giving

If Father Christmas brought you everything you asked for this year, then a) you're very lucky and b) you probably want to crow about it here. That's why we've opened up the comments for you to brag, boast and bray about your Nintendo-related Christmas presents.

Whether you got the DSi XL you've been asking for, that super-rare copy of Stadium Events on NES or a pair of Super Mario pyjamas, let us know and feel free to share pictures below in the comments.

From everyone here at Nintendo Life we wish you a very merry Christmas. Happy gaming!

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User Comments (135)



Junkface said:

Got myself Donky Kong Coutry and Black Ops for the Dsi. Very happy with both.



RowdyRodimus said:

Mario Anniversary Collection- it's the only game on the Wii that appealed to me in the last six months or longer.

Oh and Intellivision Lives on the DS.



Bones00 said:

My wonderful wife gifted me Epic Mickey. We both love it so far! We've already had Kirby Epic Yarn and love that game too!



Corbs said:

My wife bought me the original Super Mario Bros. for the Famicom Disk System and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes for DS.



Swiket said:

You know what I got for Christmas? I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said, "Hey, smoke up Johnny."



Big_A2 said:

Me and my brothers collectively got:
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Rock Band 3
Boo, Cheep-Cheep, Wario's Hat, and Dedede plushes

And, uh, Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition from my brother. Might see if I can sell it....

Holy crap! Why is Iwata dressed as Santa?!



Link79 said:

I got Epic Mickey, Sin and Punishment 2 and Sonic Colors for Wii.
Also got some Wii points for whatever I might want from the shop.
Didn't need DKC returns. I've had that since last month.



invmat said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns
2000 Wii Points
(And maybe I get more today...)
I'm happy with both DKCR was fun (played multiplayer with little brother). Im probably saving the Wii Points for BIT.TRIP FLUX and Sonic 4 E2. And maybe I can't wait and download the only BIT.TRIP game I don't have yet: Core.



WaveGhoul said:

LOL @Swiket

It's 1:25 in the morning here, and my Insomnia is alive and kicking. Obviously Christmas hasn't started yet, but I opened up a Christmas Eve present a few hours ago and I got Donkey shlong Country Returns hehe. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to get into the christmas gaming spirit and play my final christmas-y game for this month 'Double Dragon' on the VC, ohhh yaaaaa.



cyberman67 said:

To my full surprise Father Christmas gave me a Gamecube with the Gameboy Player included. Said something about" told your friends months ago" and went away... Now i can finally play my beloved GBA classics on the big screen



RyuZebian said:

The 24th I got (that's right, Swedes are all cheaters who get gifts on the 24th!) Golden Sun: Dark Dawn! x=) I have yet to receive all my presents though, so I may very well receive something more.... With Steams holiday sale I've been spending a lot of time with computer games, but perhaps GG: DD will prove to be a real C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!! .... Probably.



BlueC said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns and Mario 25th Anniversary Collection.



KrazyKain said:

I got quite a few pc games this christmas. Battlefield BC2, Amnesia Dark Decent, Space rangers and Vampire The Masquerade: Redemtion (I like classics)

I also got a Microwave for my new house.



NintendoCoDGamer said:

Well.. this isn't necessarily a Nintendo gift but I got the gift of wireless internet!

A router.
So now I can use my Wii for TCon, MKWii, and anything else I feel like playing.



King_Boo said:

4 wii games, 2 ds games, dsi xl, new wii remote charging station, and some mario pajama bottoms and a mario shirt.



Monix2598 said:

I got Sonic Colors for DS, Mario Kart Wii and New Super Mario Bros Wii for Wii and nintendo points. The rest where clothes and stuff for 360.



suburban_sensei said:

I got Goldeneye 007 for Wii Just what I wanted, but I am not going to play it until after breakfast. Merry Christmas to all the NL users and staff!



deshadow52 said:

I got a Twilight Princess t-shirt, a New Super Mario Bros t-shirt and a promise to get me super mario all stars special edition later since it is hard to find it at the moment, at least here.



Awesome5 said:

Haven't opened presents yet, but my favorite nintendo present that I ever got, the one that got me started on gaming, was my N64 that came with Star Wars Podracing. THERE'S a game I'd like to see get a remake.



TheChosen said:

My sister got me Okami for the Wii! Apparently it was on sale. Thanks sis!

On a side note, I brought her a Yoshi doll.
And I also gave my other sister and brother my other Wii (long story) along with a copy of Job Islands. It was that diamond I found in a bargain bin of awful shovelware.



killer6370 said:

I got
Super Mario allstars 25 years
Mario Galaxy 2
and Starwars tfu 2
and some nintendo points



NintyMan said:

These are the games I got this Christmas:
Disney Epic Mickey
Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition
Wii Party
Metroid: Other M
My sister got Sonic Colors. And on Christmas Eve, I got the Super Mario Galaxy 2 soundtrack!



xAlias said:

I recieved Super Scribblenauts, Wii Party, and Super Mario Chess: Collector's Edition



SuperLink said:

Epic Mickey
Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Metroid: Other M
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Wii Points Gift Card
@NintyFan Nice on getting the SMG 2 Soundtrack



NESguy94 said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns
Zelda 2 in it's box in mint condition 100% complete.
and I bought a new laser reader for my Wii as mine died on Chistmas Eve



Radbot42 said:

I didnt get any games this christmas, the first one in years actually, but with the money i got I plan on buying Donkey Kong Country Returns!!



DeeEll said:

I didn't get any Nintendo things, but I did get money. I'll be spending the money on Nintendo things.

Close enough, right?



Mqblank said:

Super Scribblenauts and ordered Super Hero Squad Infinity Gauntlet on DS from for £4.99 for my nephew! (He loves the 360 version even though it is not the greatest game in the world.)



ogo79 said:

i got an Earthbound snes CIB with a mint cart and guide. im excited about that because it will arrive after Christmas



IAmNotWill said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns
Metroid: Other M

Cash to be used to buy more Nintendo stuff of course. Merry Christmas Guys!



CanisWolfred said:

None made or published by Nintendo, but I did get:
Sonic Colors
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

All for the DS.



Kevember said:

Special Edition Red Wii.
Sonic Colors (Wii).
Donkey Kong Country Returns.
Disney Epic Mickey.
Super Mario All-Stars Wii.

Hahah Satoru Claus!

Merry Christmas guys!



Crystalking18 said:

House of the Dead Overkill
Super Mario All Stars Limited Edition
Golden Sun Dark Dawn
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World The Game



nothankyou said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns was the only game, but I got this cool little RC Mario Kart with Bowser in it. I also got the latest issue of Nintendo Power, and I got myself a Wii remote holder from Club Nintendo.
Hurrah for Christmas!



ArmoredGoomba said:

Pikmin (new play control)
Super Mario all Stars Limited Edition
Donkey Kong figure
Nintendo Power (w/ NES wii remote skin)



Sylverstone said:

No Nintendo swag, but I got cash (and a freaking sweet netbook)!

Gonna scoot by over a GameStop and preorder a Nintendo 3DS when the time comes!



zezhyrule said:

Nothing Ninty this year... Not that I'm sad

well actually I got Chrono Trigger for the DS, but I already had it, so I'm going to return it. I still acted like I loved it though! (it was from my uncle, who fortunately included the receipt)



komicturtle said:

Waiting for my Epic Mickey Collectors Edition and Goldeneye 007 w/ Gold CC Pro to come in on Tuesday and Monday respectively. And really wanting an Xbox 360 as well so I can get my MvC3 on in Feburary. Merry Xmas people



DarkEdi said:

I got this weeks DKC Returns and 2 days ago Mario Galaxy 2. And a friend give me Contra Shattered Soldier (without blocket, ups). And i back to play again my Virtual Boy (it´s awesome). Ahhh, and i bought online DragonQuest III for GBColor and Metroid Zero Mission for GBAdvance (but it lacks memory, ups again).



DarkEdi said:

And almost forget, i hope to buy Epic Mickey and Goldeneye in this week or the next.



Token_Girl said:

No Nintendo swag this year from my family. The target gift card may go towards games partially though. My BF and I haven't exchanged gifts yet either, so I may have gotten something from him.



1upsuper said:

As far as gaming stuff goes, I got Sonic Colors for the DS, Donkey Kong Courtry Returns, a 2000 points card, Dragon's Lair Trilogy, Epic Mickey, Intellivision Lives!, 999, Muramasa, and Super Scribblenauts. I also got the two shirts and the DeDeDoll from Brawl in the Family and the DVD of Scott Pilgrim. And it would seem that in the near future I will be getting SnowBoard Kids 2. I feel pretty lucky to have gotten such a nice haul, though I don't think my backlog is thanking me.



7th_lutz said:

Nintendo DSi XL
Estrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City (DS)
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)
Blue Dragon (Awakened Shadow (DS)
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals (DS)
Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii)
Data East Arcade Classics (Wii)
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection (Wii)
Gradius (Nes)
Uninvited (Nes)
Project S - 11 (GBC)
Thunder Spirits (Snes)



Kaeobais said:

I got my uncles old NES along with Simon's Quest, Metal Gear, Metroid, River City Ransom, and Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (along with zapper, but obviously it won't work on my newer TV ). The best part wasn't playing it, but having to blow into the cartridges to get them to work. And then playing it



andyutd97 said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns
Mario and Sonic At Winter Olympic Games
and my mate Jonathan got me ...
Pikmin 2

Oh and I got 1000 Nintendo points



Bobpie said:

Metroid: Other M and Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth.
And an iPod Touch.



OldBoy said:

Fallout:New Vegas & Need for Speed:Hot Pursuit Sweeeeeeet!!
Sorry Nintendo. :,-( I'll look for you in the sales
Merry Xmas NL'ers



Expa0 said:

Finally got Skies of Arcadia! (and bunch of other stuff)

-Little Nemo Dream master

-Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
-Skies of Arcadia Legends
-Lost Kingdoms
-Resident Evil 0

Super Mario Galaxy 2

And a new controller for my SNES.



akacesfan said:

Goldeneye 007 (Wii)
FlingSmash (Wii)
MvDK - Mini Land Mayhem (DS)
Super Scribblenauts (DS)

4000 Nintendo Points



pokemonzrpg said:

As far as Nintendo goes:

Ironically enough, I did get Super Mario pajama pants.
Mad World (Wii)
Red Steel 2 (Wii)
Castlevania: Judgement (Wii)
Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar (DS)
Super Scribblenauts (DS)
I also got Super Mario 3-Dees Gummies

On top of that, I got even more things for the Xbox 360.



Kevin said:

I got Golden Sun Dark Dawn, Mario VS. DK Miniland Mayherm and Super Mario All-Stars.



kurtasbestos said:

My mommy got me Super Mario All-Stars when what I really wanted was Super Mario Galaxy 2. That's... kind of disappointing. But hey, I never really expected to get video games anyway and planned on buying many things after the holidays, so I suppose I should be grateful that I got anything at all.



Squiggle55 said:

merry christmas all
4 new games to keep us plenty busy until Littlebigplanet 2 comes out
epic mickey
kirby's epic yarn
Mario vs Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem !!
hope everyone's day was great



Big_A2 said:

A lot of people are getting Super Mario All-Stars Wii. I guess the clerks must be recommending it.

Or maybe it’s because it's cheap.



Stine said:

Super Mario Galaxy and Little King's Story. And money that I'm totally gonna spend on more games.



SonicMaster said:

Nothing Ninty-related yet, (shocking, right?) but hopefully I'll pick up some Nintendo loot tomorrow.



XCWarrior said:

Got Goldeneye and Disney Epic Mickey. Goldeneye multi is a lot of fun, have to delve into the single player more. Great Christmas fun.



HipsterDashie said:

I was surprised and pleased to get Sonic Colours for Wii. I wanted it, but didn't ask for it as I knew my parents were getting me a Fujifilm S2500HD for Christmas.

Other than that I got a Smugleaf Poke Doll, Yoshi Rucksack and 12 Months Xbox Live Gold. Oh, and a Mario Kart Pez-style dispenser.



Nintenzo said:

I got Epic Mickey, a black Wii Remote Plus, and an awesome NES Controller Wallet (wallet with a picture of an NES controller on it)! Oh yeah, I also got an ocarina! Does that count as Nintendo themed?



BulbasaurusRex said:

I got NBA Jam (I'm surprised nobody else has listed this one, yet), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, and Kirby's Epic Yarn, all for Wii.

@93 You mean a Snivy Pokédoll, right?



HipsterDashie said:

@Bulbasaurus Rex

Well I'd go as far as saying it's a Tsutarja Poke Doll, since I generally tend to refer to her by her Japanese name, plus as the Poke Doll itself is a Japanese import, I guess it makes more sense. But yes, I do know, strictly speaking, she's called Snivy, but whaddaya gonna do?

Also, lucky you getting Kirby, we have to wait until February still.



mattnd2007 said:

didn't get any games, almost too old to be getting gifts at all. i'm considering buying kirby with some of my christmas money though.



JumpmanZ said:

I got Flingsmash (with a black Wii Remote Plus), a black Nunchuck, Epic Mickey, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Metroid: Other M, and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Best Christmas my Wii has ever seen!



JumpmanZ said:

@Nintenzo Ocarinas totally count, Nintendo made gamers frantically search the web for the best value on an ocarina. Then there was another search for online ocarina lessons. It counts.



StrikerJ said:

We're a Nintendo family:

Wife: EA Sports Active 2
Daughter: Pink DSi, Zhu Zhu Pets 2 DS, Disney Princess Enchanted Journey Wii, PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Wii, Littlest PetShop 3 DS
Oldest Son: Black DSi, Pokémon Soulsilver DS, Super SribbleNauts DS, Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii
Youngest Son: Wii Party
Me: Final Fantasy The 4 Heroes of Light DS, Golden Sun Dark Dawn DS, Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS

Looking for our 3rd straight platinum Nintendo year.



pixelman said:

@Corbs: Nice! I got Might And Magic too. :3

My favorite present is easily the RetroDuo NES/SNES system I got. Been reliving old memories with my siblings all day... :3



Pupil_of_Life said:

The only games I got on Nintendo consoles this year were Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 for Wii and Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure. I've been seeing more transparent green cases this year...

On the other hand, my sister got a Harvest Moon game for DS, Glory of Heracles (that was accidentally tagged to me not her), and Disney Epic Mickey (which was on both my and her wish lists).



RedYoshi999 said:

I got New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario Party DS, 1000 Nintendo points and one of those plastic cases you put DS games in and you can see inside because it's clear. It holds 6 games.



-TR said:

Sonic Colours, DKCR, Metroid: Other M and Epic Mickey, as well as Super Scribblenauts. And a pair of slippers.



Hero_of_Time said:

I received Wind Waker,Four Swords Adventures, a Legend of Zelda wallet, and a Gamecube memory card.



jayo said:

I got:
Goldeneye with golden classic controller pro
Mario vs DK: Mini Land Mayhem
Lego Harry Potter for the DS
Super Mario Allstars Anniversary Edition
Donkey Kong Country Returns

Life is good!



Expa0 said:

@mariofanatic128 Probably gonna take me a long time before I get around to really play it. But from what little I have tried it, It reminds me of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories on GBA, so I suppose If you like RPGs and don't mind it being card-based then this one's for you. Also in case you care it has 60HZ support, which is nice.



Punny said:


  • Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition
  • Sonic Colors (complete with that sweet Sonic hat)
  • Disney Epic Mickey
  • Goldeneye 007


  • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
  • Super Scribblenauts


photofool83 said:

Wii -
Rabbids Go Home
Sonic Colors
Super Mario World
DS -
Batman Brave and the Bold
Super Scribblenauts

Gave as gifts:
Wii -
Haunted House
DS -
Wheel of Fortune
Professor Layton (D.Box & U. Future)
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Shantae: Risky's Revenge



Gamesake said:

I got new pants and someone regifted me Little King's Story (which is also pants).



RantingThespian said:

I got the Beatles Rock Band with a Rickenbacker 325 Guitar controller (John's main electric from 1960 to 1964). I know it's been out for a while, but it still is awesome.

I did get the Sims 3 for the DS from my brother. It's alright.

The rest (non Nintendo-related) are a John Lennon book, a Douglas Adams book, recording equipment for my home studio setup, a Dylan CD, a Clapton CD, and Genesis of the Daleks on DVD (classic Doctor Who).



BulbasaurusRex said:

I played Wii Sports Boxing to celebrate Boxing Day.

Yes, I know that's not what Boxing Day means, but we don't celebrate that official version in the U.S. In fact, we keep some stuff out until at least New Year's in my family.



pikku said:

Inception DVD
Toy Story 3 DVD
2000 Wii points (Bought Super Metroid and Ufouria)
so yeah, A pretty good year, I'd say



Cheezy said:

Wii Party
Sin And Punishment 2
Fling Smash
DKC Returns
Metroid Other M
Kirby's Epic Yarn
There were really no DS games that kept me on my feet this year, though. I also ordered Mario All Stars for Wii, but I haven't got it yet.



MR_SUPREME69 said:

I got a black Nintendo Wii
Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary
Pikmin for Wii
Wii Sports resort
Wii sports
Star fox 64 virtual console
paper mario virtual console
Goldeneye:007 for wii



J-Forest-Esq said:

Super Scribblenauts
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Professor Layton and TLF
and Donkey Kong CR
will be getting fluidity and cave story though



MetalMario said:

Donkey Kong Country Returns, 2000 Wii Points, Sin & Punishment Star Successor, Golden Sun Dark Dawn, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Super Princess Peach, MVDK: Miniland Mayhem, Super Mario All-Stars, Metroid Other M, Goldeneye, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Pikmin on Wii...a bunch of other stuff for PS3 and 360 and money.



MagFlare said:

My in-laws, in a display of profound and ridiculous generosity, got me:

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Dragon's Lair Trilogy
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
  • Sonic Colo(u)rs
    Not to mention the Scott Pilgrim boxed set. Holy balls, what a haul. I made sure to tell them thanks, but not to get me so much next year. :/


Percentful said:

I got super mario all-stars, and $150 toward the 3DS when it comes out.
Although, it's pure agony waiting until spring to spend it.



eirikr said:

I got for xmas The Conduit (believe it or noy), Donkey Kong, FF: 4 Heores Of Light and Mario Vs. DK Mini Land Mayhem! Pretty good presents.



Pj1 said:

For Christmas I got Donkey Kong Country returns and Sonic Colours!!

Christmas 1993 I was given Nigel Mansell's F1 World Championship for the SNES, I have never been given a games console for Christmas but I have good memories of recieving games for the festive season. I might ask for a 3DS for this Christmas in 2011!!!!!!!

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