Nintendo's 3DS Ambassador program has just gone live in North America with 10 free NES games available to download.
The games — which were scheduled to be released tomorrow — are available to download for eligible 3DS owners. As a reminder, here's what's available:
- Super Mario Bros.
- The Legend of Zelda
- Ice Climber
- Balloon Fight
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Wrecking Crew
- NES Open Tournament Golf
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Here's how to download the games:
1 — Enter the eShop from the 3DS Home Menu. It's the icon with the bag on it.
2 — Scroll to the far left and select "Settings / Other".
3 — Scroll down and select "Your Downloads"
4 — The games will appear here once ready for download, alongside software you've already downloaded. You don't need to download these again, just the NES games.
5 — Select the NES game you want to download, select Software Info and then Redownload.
6 — Your NES game should now begin downloading!
Nintendo has warned that due to the large numbers of people attempting to download these games, you may experience longer than usual download times. Have patience, and soon the games will be yours.
Don't forget to download the 3DS Ambassador Certificate while you're at it to stay informed about upcoming Ambassador information.