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3DS Ambassador Game Boy Advance Games Revealed

Posted by James Newton

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After a long wait, Nintendo of Japan has revealed the full line-up of ten Game Boy Advance games that will be available to Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors.

In Japan the games are available from this Friday, but we're just waiting on confirmation from Nintendo of Europe and America on the dates.

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi’s Island
Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Metroid Fusion
Wario Land 4
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames

While Europe and North America got the same NES Ambassador games as Japan, it's still worth noting that the GBA list may look slightly different when it reaches the West.

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Marios-love-child

#3

Marios-love-child said:

Id be happy if we get the same in Europe (which im sure we will)

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity was the one that particularly caught my attention and not just because it was first on the list :-D

NX01Trekkie1992

#4

NX01Trekkie1992 said:

only complaint I have is no SuperStar Saga, but hey, they're free, so whatever. REALLY glad to see Minish Cap on the list though, best handheld Zelda to date, I could play it again and again

grumblegrumble

#5

grumblegrumble said:

I'm SUPER STOKED that Zelda - Minish Cap is part of the list ;) It's easily the BEST gba game ever made, and one of my favorite Zelda games in the entire series ;) Now we just need to see Oracle of Seasons/Ages released, too.

grumblegrumble

#7

grumblegrumble said:

Haha. I used to own Mega Microgames when it was originally released. I'm just remembering how fun and ultimately frustrating it was at the same time ;)

TheN64Dude

#11

TheN64Dude said:

YEEEEEEEEEESSSS! YEEEEEEEEEESSS! I KNEW THEY'D PUT MINISH CAP IN THERE! YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!

Tasuki

#14

Tasuki said:

Nice list there for all you ambassadors. I remember playing some of those games back on the GBA but I missed a few of them mainly Minish Cap. I wonder how much the cartridge goes for nowadays.

sc100

#17

sc100 said:

Wow!! Incredible line-up. These will keep me busy for a loooooong time.

SilentHunter382

#18

SilentHunter382 said:

I have already: F-Zero, Yoshi's Island, Minish Cap and Wario Land 4.

Still they are good games to have and the one I am most excited about is Metroid Fusion because a friend gave me the game but he failed to tell me that the saving was bangjacks. :(

CorbsAdmin

#20

Corbs said:

No SuperStar Saga makes me a sad panda. But still, a great lineup of games. :D

Chris720

#21

Chris720 said:

3DS - The Official Zelda machine!
Dang those games look epic, especially F-Zero, Fire Emblem, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and, ofcourse, Minish Cap!

This is a good thing to wake up to. :3

LordTendoboy

#22

LordTendoboy said:

So Nintendo is just releasing these games for free to the Ambassadors, and then they're done with them? What a waste of coding and emulation. If Nintendo were smart, they'd put these games on the eShop next year so they can make some money back.

grumblegrumble

#23

grumblegrumble said:

I totally agree @tendoboy1984... Why would they just release them for us early adopters and not make money off of their 'hard work' ;) I think these games would sell incredibly well, considering all of the Zelda fans who now own 3DS's and have played Ocarina 3-D.

skywake

#25

skywake said:

@21 damn straight. So far we have Zelda 1 & 2, OoT, Spirit Tracks, Phantom Hourglass, Link's Awakening, Four Swords. Now there's Minish Cap AND the chance of Majora's Mask and Seasons/Ages is pretty high.

Not much missing.....

RantingThespian

#26

RantingThespian said:

@tendoboy1984 We don't know yet. Nintendo actually said that they don't know if the GBA games will eventually be available to buy. So far the NES games will be on the eShop eventually, and the GBA ones are a maybe.

GameLord08

#28

GameLord08 said:

@tendoboy - Have you forgotten the unfortunate moment where early 3DS owners paid approximately £70 more than now when the console was first released, nine months back? It's not a waste; they got that extra money back then.

Not to say they shouldn't put these on the eShop to get more sales, but still, analyse things a little carefully first.

Raptor78

#29

Raptor78 said:

Epic lineup. Some great games in there, nothing that I wouldnt enjoy playing. Stoked that Fire Emblem is amongst them as its one that had been on my Ambassador list to Santa since the original announcement...
and ofcourse the original warioware makes for a great timewaster. So really happy!!!

Nightwalker

#30

Nightwalker said:

A fine list of game, although I wouldn't choose Mario Kart: Super Circuit to go with it.
Mario kart 7 has just been released as a better, more refined game, and I doubt that any 3DS owner who has that game would go back and play something older.

Chozo85

#32

Chozo85 said:

This list has exceeded my expectations. Although the first 5 games announced were all great games I had played all of them comprehensively. F-Zero, Fire Emblem, Wario Land 4 and Zelda give me an opportunity to play some games that I previously missed on the GBA.

Tony3DS

#33

Tony3DS said:

Thanks James! I'm very excited to try all these out (especially Kirby never had that one). I still play Minish Cap & Wario Ware on my DS Lite (because I love how much better it looks than on the GBA SP). Now it will be interesting to see how much better they look on a 3DS screen than DS Lite, don’t you think? Of course Gameboy Player on a nice TV isn’t too bad, but not portable.

Fuzzy

#34

Fuzzy said:

Been wanting to play Minish Cap for a while. Will be nice to play a Fire Emblem game as well.

I can also get rid of 2 of my GBA carts- Yoshi's Island and Wario Land 4. Oh man, Wario Land 4 is awesome.

Raptor78

#35

Raptor78 said:

About making them available to everyone, you have to remember that these are bare bones GBA games with only the Manual included, you cant even jump to your home etc like you can with the NES games. Even the non-ambassador version of those hasnt been released yet because they dont have all the features yet. Im not saying they wont release them to the public, but I cant see them being released for at least another 12 months minimum.

Morpheel

#36

Morpheel said:

:O :D

Wow if that's true (for all regions), then that's 1, 2... 3... 8 games I have never played before +1 I never really owned +1 game I gave to a friend as a good bye gift right there! That's 10 new games for me!

:'( I'm so happy.

I still have M&L:SS for the GBA so I don't mind the lack of it on that list at all!

KryptoKrunch

#37

KryptoKrunch said:

If there's a high enough demand (from the new buyers) then they'll release these to the public.

Vriess

#39

Vriess said:

YES!! Minish Cap :D

@ 39. LordJumpMad
The GBA Classic NES series games have already been released as NES games last September.

phoenix1818

#40

phoenix1818 said:

Those are some great GBA games! Too bad I missed out on the Ambassador Program, I would have really liked to play Metroid Fusion.

Hopefully they will eventually get released on the 3DS shop despite what Nintendo has already said about that.

LittleFuryThing

#41

LittleFuryThing said:

While I'm sad that Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Advance Wars 2 didn't make the list, it still is a great collection.
Was really surprised at the inclusion of Minish Cap, that's one of my favourite LoZ games.
I've never played Fire Emblem before - I've heard good things about the series - so that is a very welcome choice.

Chris720

#42

Chris720 said:

@25 I hope we do get Seasons/Ages, I spent a good part of my child life playing through those. Not too keen on Majora's Mask, but Nintendo should definitely make it for the fans of the game.

Nintendo might let the public buy GBA games at some point, but I think it's down to whether they can afford to get a team together to spend hours emulating a game to be put on the eShop for a measly £5 or something.

CapnKael

#43

CapnKael said:

Literally the best list I could have hoped for. Hours of gameplay there! Amazing.

James

#44

James said:

I'm reading rumours some people are getting SpotPass notifications about this; if you get one, please let us know!

Teh-Ray

#45

Teh-Ray said:

Now all we need is multiplayer, and this'll be perfect. Kirby and the Amazing Mirror was simply...amazing with four players! Used to play it all the time at school with friends. Too bad no multi, though.

Still, there's a disturbing lack of Mario 3 everywhere. It wasn't in the NES games, a Classic NES game, nor in these GBA games. Oh well, good thing I own it multiple times then.

Raptor78

#46

Raptor78 said:

@42 LittleFuryThing
Im sure if you like Adance Wars 2 then you will love Fire Emblem. I like them both but I think I prefer FE over AW2. Pretty much the same kind of stratergy game but with a fantasy twist instead of Sci-Fi. So yeah its a shame Advance Wars 2 didnt make the cut but Fire Emblem was a good choice from Ninty.

ChibiJib

#47

ChibiJib said:

no warioware twisted?!?! :( Anyways, this is a great lineup, much better than the nes one!

tripunktoj

#49

tripunktoj said:

Ive just bought a 32GB SD, which got me thinking we are half through december and details on these games were taking so long, anyway Im glad they are here. A more solid and diverse selection IMO, not perfect but it does the trick.

tripunktoj

#50

tripunktoj said:

I own all carts except Fire Emblem, well regarded amogst gamers but I think there are many people like me who are not that into RPGs and would have prefered the more friendly M&LSS over FE . But I think we all agree WW twisted > WW and FZGPL > FZMV... at least I got 3 out of my 5 choices Minish Cap, Amazing mirror and Wario Land 4, nice to have em on 3DS

eviLaTtenDant

#51

eviLaTtenDant said:

Nice selection indeed. And while i have most of these games i'm still glad it didn't turn out as conventional as i thought. :) Looking forward to Yoshi's Island and WarioWare the most since i don't own 'em yet.
I only hope they can make the multiplayer modes work some day.

@Teh-Ray (46.): I'm still hoping they'll release SMB3 as a 3D Classic.

Raptor78

#52

Raptor78 said:

Warioware Twisted may have required a bit more effort on their part, but as it was never released in Europe, I dont hope they make the effort and release it as an eShop title. The 3DS has everything it needs to make it work and its the only Warioware title I dont own.

edhe

#53

edhe said:

BLOODY F-ZERO: MAXIMUM VELOCITY! I have that game, and I hate it so much.

I'm a bit underwhelmed by the last 5 games (there had to be a kirby game in there), but out of all 10 games being offered (for free, of course), I'm excited about Super Circuit, Yoshi's Island, Metroid Fusion, Fire Emblem (I own both GBA games) and of course Minish Cap.

And I'd happily buy other GBA games if Nintendo have the foresight to actually offer them up for sale in the eShop.

I'm also glad we have confirmation of the release date.

eviLaTtenDant

#54

eviLaTtenDant said:

edhe wrote:

And I'd happily buy other GBA games if Nintendo have the foresight to actually offer them up for sale in the eShop.

Amen to that ! Good ones i don't own yet that have every feature of the original version that is. ;)

kirby95

#55

kirby95 said:

Cool list. I have a GBA but I don't have any of those games on the list. The majority of my GBA games are all pokemon or third party titles. Can't wait.

BenAV

#56

BenAV said:

Oh, I haven't played that Fire Emblem game before... Really excited now.
Can't wait till Friday (or probably Saturday in Australia) :D

kyuubikid213

#58

kyuubikid213 said:

This is just incredible! Minish Cap, Fire Emblem, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and all the others are just AMAZING!!

Too bad they aren't going to have 3DS features such as Suspend Game and whatnot. CAN NOT WAIT!

I hope I get these on Christmas...if I don't I will get them all from the eShop and open them on CHRISTMAS DAY. Otherwise...I wouldn't touch my Christmas presents.

XCWarrior

#59

XCWarrior said:

9 out of the 10 games I never owned. Never would have expected Fire Emblem was going to the be the one title I already bought, lol. Still, a great list.

grumblebuzzz

#60

grumblebuzzz said:

Boo, I wanted Metroid: Zero Mission! Nintendo, I'll trade you like 7 of these for it. How bout it? ;;)

pkee

#61

pkee said:

Great :) I had all 5 of the games announced months ago, but was still happy getting them on the 3ds, and while I still have most of the games, Kirby and Fire Emblem I've never had or played, and I really look forward to replaying these games!

Shworange

#63

Shworange said:

My son's 3DS is part of the ambassador program, I'll be playing his 3DS a lot! :). Too bad I can't just transfer single games to my 3DS...

espinozac7

#66

espinozac7 said:

I used to play Yoshi's island on the SNES but the console broke. Now i can play it again.
Only complaint about the GBA games are that they didnt put Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga or Super Mario World

Whopper744

#67

Whopper744 said:

Very nice list. I have to say I was looking forward most to Zelda Minish Cap, since it is one Zelda i have never really got to play. It would be hard just to focus on it though with Wario Land 4, Yoshi's Island, Metroid Fusion, and all the other great games just sitting there waiting to be played.

Bankai

#68

Bankai said:

Fire Emblem alone would have been enough for me.

Good on you Nintendo!

Rawk_Hawk

#69

Rawk_Hawk said:

I already own Fusion, Mario Kart, and Wario Ware. I would have liked to see Wario Ware Twisted, but otherwise a great lineup. I can't wait to try F-Zero

Malkeor

#70

Malkeor said:

Wow....these are pretty amazing games....
O.O
I played a few back then but owned NONE of them.

cheapogamer4life

#71

cheapogamer4life said:

Whoo hoo! I miss the whole gba era so I'm super excited to get a chance to play all these great game. Well all but Mario vs. Donkey Kong. That one I'm only excited for thanks to the DSiware version! :D

bezerker99

#72

bezerker99 said:

I'm so excited to be a 3DS Ambassador as I haven't played ANY of those great games listed above (except for Fusion - of which I intend to play thru again).

/me hugs Reggie and the awesomeness that is Nintendo!!!

Link79

#73

Link79 said:

YES! The entire list is great! Not a bad game on there!
This is much better than some of the Nes ambassador games.

NintyMan

#75

NintyMan said:

Another good day is today! I'll be getting single one of those!

Now I'll finally be able to play Fire Emblem, Wario Land 4, Minish Cap, and Kirby & and The Amazing Mirror for the first time. I'm especially glad that Kirby is there because Nintendo acted like it wasn't in it before. There might not be Mario & Luigi in there, but this is an excellant list anyway!

Anybody still disappointed in having a 3DS since launch? I'm not. I knew this Ambassador Program would be the cat's meow since the beginning! Thank you Nintendo!

Aqueous

#77

Aqueous said:

Nice, I can't wait to have these or at least some of these, I bet there will be a couple I won't enjoy but we shall see.

Having Zelda show up is the best thing ever, well that and Metroid, soon I'll have played all Zelda and Metroid titles

Whopper744

#78

Whopper744 said:

The NES games they gave were good games, but I just think they didn't feel right for whatever reason. They feel and look something like a home brewed emulator. Maybe part of it is due to the small screen size they use and lack of save states like the other downloadable virtual console games. That along with the button layout of some of the games. I think the GBA ones may feel a little more at home though.

StephenYap3

#79

StephenYap3 said:

No Mario and Luigi?
No Pokemon Fire Red?

Personally, I didn't enjoy Minish Cap, Metroid Fusion, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. For the least part, they're free.

Dodger

#80

Dodger said:

Amazing. The only thing that could of made this better is Mother 3. I wanted Kirby, I wanted Fire Emblem, I wanted Wario Land, I wanted Minish Cap. I didn't expect F-Zero but it is a welcome surprise! I hope my 3DS gets back this week. It is in the mail and it might get back by Friday...

I will admit, I did want Superstar Saga. I would prefer that to F-Zero (which makes it two racing games) but I'm fine with this.

Whopper744

#82

Whopper744 said:

Now if they would only come out with a new Fzero.
By the way, this may be a stupid question, but I know nothing about Fire Emblem really. Is Marth, Roy, or Ike in this game??? Just curious about it.

Spoony_Tech

#83

Spoony_Tech said:

Today is agood day to di.... oh wait wrong site! :p

I do like that list but still miss mario and luigi. Also whould be nice for the other metroid. I hav'nt played half that list so can't complain.

GeminiSaint

#85

GeminiSaint said:

Not a bad line-up at all!
I would have liked to see Superstar Saga, Drill Dozer and Metroid Zero Mission in there somewhere too, but I can't complain, really. I'm also very glad Minish Cap made the cut! :D

Dodger

#87

Dodger said:

Just one thing. I wonder when/if they are going to add multiplayer to these because they've given us two racing games and a Kirby game with support for 4 players. They haven't added it to the multiplayer NES games but the NES games didn't really revolve around multiplayer unlike Mario Kart.

I remember them saying they would add it eventually but I hope I remember correctly and I hope that eventually is sooner rather then later.

Either way, I just downloaded Super Mario Kart and am having a blast so it is going to be a good 16 bit week.

AutumnShantel

#88

AutumnShantel said:

Fire Emblem? But that game sucks.... lol Actually it's my favorite series, I'm psyched!! I wonder if that means they'll release the one that came out before it, sometime, too. I was hoping to see SuperStar Saga on the list, but it's alright. I'll live. And now I can finally play the Amazing Mirror, my brother had it, but he was the only one that played it.

Knux

#89

Knux said:

Oh sweet, I have never played some of those games before! I can't wait! :D

Squiggle55

#91

Squiggle55 said:

This is fantastic. I've never played a fire emblem game or this Zelda so I'm very happy.

bro2dragons

#92

bro2dragons said:

If I'd had my druthers, I'd have picked the first Fire Emblem over Sacred Stones... but I still love the hell out of Sacred Stones, and am Stoked to play Minish Cap and Wario Land 4, so... WOOOHEEE!

Not a bad game in the bunch and a MUCH better pack all around than the NES Ambassador games (I'm looking at you, Donkey Kong Jr., Open Tournament Golf, and Yoshi).

CanisWolfred

#94

CanisWolfred said:

In your face, all the doubters! And half the games are ones I really wanted to try, so yeah, I'm really looking forward to this.

DrakeStaff

#96

Drake said:

I'm a bit disappointed Advance Wars isn't on the list, but it's probably because Japan never got AW1 and 2 seperately, only on a combo cartridge, meaning there's no single version they can release globally.

TheGreenSpiny

#97

TheGreenSpiny said:

@98 Drake: Me too. I'd take that over FE.

Good list overall, except for F-Zero. I never could get into the 2D F-Zero games.

Robo-goose

#101

Robo-goose said:

YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!! Fire Emblem, man! Freakin' FIRE EMBLEM is one of the free games, and it's the Sacred Stones, too! Dang, this day is amazing!

motang

#102

motang said:

Awesome list, though I would have liked Metroid Zero Mission as well. Hopefully Nintendo will sell that on the eShop! ;)

MeloMan

#105

MeloMan said:

F-Zero:MV and Warioland 4 would be my candidates as I've either played or am good on playing the rest of the titles, and I'm exactly making a b-line for those. I think the only GBA game I've wanted to play and never did would be Metroid Prime Pinball.

QuickdrawKid

#107

QuickdrawKid said:

What an awesome selection. :D There are quite a few games I never got to play, like Minish Cap and Metroid Fusion.

With Mario Kart 7, Mario 3D Land, and this lineup, that's my 3DS gaming sorted for a few months at least. ^_^

tactical_Crow

#108

tactical_Crow said:

Fire Emblem...... (Crying tears of happiness) If they change the list I'm sending a strongly word letter to nintendo.

misswliu81

#109

misswliu81 said:

@Joshers744 yep, marth, roy and ike are in fire emblem.

those are great GBA games, especially minish cap, metroid fusion, kirby and the amazing mirror and F-zero.

emirblade

#111

emirblade said:

The only game I already have is Minish Cap but I don't care, this is a great game list! hope its the same for US or close enough.

cyrus_zuo

#112

cyrus_zuo said:

Simply an amazing list of games. I'm very excited as I only own Minish Cap. (Anyone looking to buy a copy? I still have the original retail box ;).

Link245

#116

Link245 said:

WOOHOO! I'm very satisfied with each title (unlike the NES games). My only complaint is Golden Sun isn't on their, but I still love all the titles on the list.

Crunc

#117

Crunc said:

Are these the ones that they won't sell? I think that's pretty dumb. My kids would like some of these, but because we didn't get a 3DS until this xmas, they are SOL? It makes no sense. Give the games free to ambassadors, absolutely, but not sell them at all to others? Why?

Hokori

#118

Hokori said:

sweet none of these games are of games already on VC ^.^
Thank You for not including any GBA remake/ports (besides Yoshis island)

Martyn

#119

Martyn said:

@Crunc They said they "currently have no plans" not that they'll never do it! It's all about how they worded it :)
They will most likely will put them up for everyone to purchase sometime, they're not bonn say no to free money i don't think! :)

Reggie4Life

#120

Reggie4Life said:

OMG I have every available Zelda game on 3DS and this will just expand my collection! Let's see, I have Ocarina of Time 3D, Four Swords Anniversary Edition, Link's Awakening DX, Zelda I, Zelda II, and now this will just add to it! AWESOMESAUCE!!!!

pntjr

#121

pntjr said:

My 3DS is now a Zelda Player.
No MLSS support? Meh
Wario Land 4: YESS! The only problem with that game was the soundtrack. -_-
Don't care for FZERO.
Kirby? FUU YEAH!
Fire Emblem? Just what I needed!

This AAA list far succeds the A list of the NES games.

CanisWolfred

#122

CanisWolfred said:

@Link252

I'm disappointed by the lack of Golden Sun, too, but I'd rather it be remade in 3D, perhaps with new difficulty settings. I wouldn't mind playing Golden Sun on Hard.

Tare

#123

Tare said:

The NES games were available a day earlier then they said they would be, maybe the games will be available on thursday

NinjaMario

#125

NinjaMario said:

Someone PLEASE ANSWER ME ASAP!!!!!! which 5 were the first 5 announced and which 5 are the newly announced??????!!!!!!???!!!???!?!?!?!? PLEASE answer... pleassee!!

Aqueous

#127

Aqueous said:

Old 5 were:
Warioware
Metroid
Yoshi Island
Mario Kart
Mario vs DK

New 5:
Zelda
F-Zero
Wario Land
Fire Emblem
Kirby

Punny

#128

Punny said:

Minish Cap? Heck Yes!
@128: The newly announced games were F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Wario Land 4, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Fire EMblem: The Sacred Stones, and Kirby and the Amazing Mirror. The other five were already confirmed. I hope this helps. :)

bub166

#131

bub166 said:

Frack. Why did I not buy an Ambassador 3DS... These had better be available to buy later on, as I have never even played any of these. Being a huge Metroid and Zelda fan...

Azikira

#134

Azikira said:

Actually, I think its funny but I don't like the Minish Cap at all. I have every other zelda game, and Minish Cap to me is like the Handheld equivalent of Majoras Mask; A highly overrated game. XD
Expecting to be bombarded with tons of hate mail now

Azikira

#136

Azikira said:

@Aqueous: I am the only person I know personally who doesn't think MM was the best N64 Zelda game. And one of my friends, who is a Zelda-nut actually got into a fight with me for not liking Minish Cap. XD
I tried telling him it's playable, just not my favorite.

carson

#137

carson said:

The Ambassador PROGRAM (not scheme) has officially sealed my allegiance with Nintendo for life. I really feel like the company cares for their loyal costumers and respects our business.

Microsoft or Sony would never do anything to this extent. They would probably just offer some DLC or exclusive characters for a dumb game via feeding money to the evil GAMESTOP.

I also agree that the 3DS has been nothing but a "Zelda Machine!" Best thing ever for Zelda fans. I'd like to get some Pokemon in the mix of all this fun!

TKOWL

#138

TKOWL said:

Question is: will Amazing Mirror have multiplayer capabilities?

Knowing Nintendo, probably not.

Ecto-1

#139

Ecto-1 said:

@120
Keep in mind that they only said they don't have plans to release them. They didn't say they would never be released, they just don't have immediate plans for them. A few months ago, Nintendo of America said they had no plans for releasing Xenoblade Chronicles; now, it is slated for an April release.

warioswoods

#140

warioswoods said:

Wow, that is a surprisingly awesome selection of games. I couldn't come up with a much better list, myself.

And... WARIO LAND 4! Wooohooo!

ianmage1

#142

ianmage1 said:

No SuperStar Saga... Nintendo, you ripped me off... these games plus the NES games are not worth the extra $80 I spent. all you had to do was give me THAT game...

TheAmazingRaccoon

#145

TheAmazingRaccoon said:

that is a much better list than the nes games. I am quite impressed, can't wait for tomorrow (or saturday depending what time they release them)

Metal_Slugger

#146

Metal_Slugger said:

I hope they offer Minish Cap to everyone. Thats one of my favorite looking Zelda's. I will pay top dollar Nintendo top dollar dang it.

Ashflow

#147

Ashflow said:

All of these should be made available to everyone eventually, but the one I want the most is Minish Cap! My Zelda 3DS NEEDS it (and the 2 upcoming NES games) to be complete. I hope too that the oracle games (as virtual console games), ALttP (as a 3d classic), and MM3D (after the new 3ds Zelda, of course) will be made available-maybe throw in ports of TWW and FSA, too. That would be 15 out of 17 games on my special edition 3ds, making it really the best Zelda console ever. This is of course wishful thinking, and I highly doubt all of those will happen, but if it did happen I'd buy every single one (that I don't already own). Make it happen, Nintendo! :P

Vampire-Jekyll

#148

Vampire-Jekyll said:

I was really hoping Golden Sun would be in the batch but that's okay because, with the exception of Metroid Fusion, I never owned a single one of these titles when they originally released. This is a much better bunch of games compared to the 10 we recieved from the NES.

StarDust4Ever

#149

StarDust4Ever said:

Hooray for WarioLand, Yoshi's Island, Super Circuit, and M vs DK! :D

But no sign of M&L: Superstar Saga? :'(

WaveWarlock

#150

WaveWarlock said:

I love how they completely skipped the original SMB2-remake Super Mario Advance....sigh* Not that i really care anyways since i own a copy but seeing SMB2 get the shaft is kind of annoying. Can't say i care too much for these free Ambassoder games considering it just all seems overwhelming, and I'd rather just score the carts and play them on my DS Lite.

FernaMedel

#152

FernaMedel said:

was this article changed? this used to have Europe's GBA release dates. Anyways, I think its pretty much certain that these games are coming out in America as well on the same day… hopefully.

Bass_X0

#153

Bass_X0 said:

I love how they completely skipped the original SMB2-remake Super Mario Advance....sigh*

They probably didn't think it enough unique content after giving us Super Mario All Stars on the Wii. It'll likely be one of the first games they do sell when more GBA games come to the service.

Lomprayah

#154

Lomprayah said:

I'm not eligable for the ambassador games so have today ordered minish cap GBA cartridge on eBay and will use it with my old NDS lite ;-)

Raptor78

#156

Raptor78 said:

@ 140 carson

definition of scheme - A large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining some particular object or putting a particular idea into effect.

seems like a scheme to me. lol

Winter

#158

Winter said:

Does someone know, is there no new games in Europe today for 3DS eshop? Is that because of the Ambassador games? Anyway, can't wait until tomorrow!!!

McRokert

#159

McRokert said:

Yeah i am also curious what will hapen in Europe in the E-shop in about ten minutes ..

tovare

#161

tovare said:

Nintendo knows their stuff. I feel great about paying a bit more for my 3DS :-) I've only played Mega Microgames and Metroid Fusion before, both were truly awesome games.

WertyYertrew

#162

WertyYertrew said:

Okay, so apparently I was right about everything, from the waiting-to-the-last-minute to the inclusion of Minish Cap and Fire Emblem.

I don't know about anybody else, but considering the entire list is composed of some of the GBA's best games, I'd say I'm pretty satisfied with this.

Chris720

#163

Chris720 said:

Well nothing yet and there hasn't been any news added either... could they be releasing the games later? I sure hope so... still jealous because of those Aussies. >.>

JarredBuzzo

#165

JarredBuzzo said:

I hope Nintendo sells these games to non ambassadors. I'll be sure to mention that in my post play surveys (of course I'm only one person, but maybe others will do so and request GBA games in general on the eShop, a lot of people would be willing to pay for them, I know I would).....

Sonicman

#166

Sonicman said:

Hello people, I'm new to NL and I just wanted to say something: "We can hardly stand the wait please reggie don't be late!" :D

grumblegrumble

#168

grumblegrumble said:

We're still waiting... ;/ I have a theory that they'll just show up today or tomorrow and the notification will come after I downloaded them (like with the NES games.) NoA is lacking in this notification department.

grumblegrumble

#173

grumblegrumble said:

@sonicman1011 I noticed that. I downloaded Blaster Master: Enemy Below (a big fan of the original NES game) and yeah, I noticed no gba games. I guess it'll either be tomorrow or next week.

Whopper744

#174

Whopper744 said:

Hopefully it will still be today or tomorrow...I hate when they release everything on Sunday. Why don't they do it on a Friday so you can actually enjoy it over the weekend??
Oh well anyway, my guess with these will still be tomorrow night sometime....probably without warning. :p

Sonicman

#176

Sonicman said:

If you don't know, Ausies already got their games! So we will hopefully get ours today too ;)

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#177

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

Minish Cap- already beaten it, but I can always try for a 100% run.
Kirby- I've already had two that sucked, but I hope this one isn't too bad.
F-Zero- I hope this one's better than the first game.
Fire Emblem- are you serious? That came out of nowhere.
Wario Land 4- Oh, baby, yeah!

Wolfpacleader1986

#178

Wolfpacleader1986 said:

@Mickeymac Try saying that when you ACTUALLY RECEIVE THEM. I'm so disgusted with NOA, I'm seriously considering getting RID of my 3DS. They have NO KNOWLEDGE of it? I'm SICK AND TIRED of being the LAST to get ANYTHING when I've been a loyal customer of theirs for 25 YEARS! If I don't get my games by tomorrow night, I'M DONE!

WaLzgiStaff

#184

WaLzgi said:

@dragon: But a majority of the user base (as well as 3-4 admins) are from America! Therefore "scheme" is EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL!!!!

Geonjaha

#185

Geonjaha said:

@187 A majority of users from America doesn't mean the site would suddenly do it their way. They haz to deal. :3

grumblegrumble

#187

grumblegrumble said:

@wolfpacleader1986 seriously? you give us other semi-not-really-patient Americans a bad name. LOL (all joking aside...) A release takes time to roll out across the country, you know? Time zones. Australia has them, now Japan does. Europe should be next, then us. If we don't have them by tomorrow afternoon, then I would start freaking out lol ;) I think with the NES games, they just simply started with us and then worked backwards, or forwards, as the case may be.

grumblegrumble

#190

grumblegrumble said:

@Wolfpacleader1986 I do get it. I posted about this in the "GBA games - when will they roll out?" thread. I'm super pissed at NoA. I think they need to fire and re-hire their whole North American division. However, with these being free games (gifts) I really don't think we should complain. I AM complaining, however, about NoA's lack of support with its customer base. It truly does suck, and doesn't live up to what other regions of the world are offering and supporting their customers.

theblackdragonAdmin

#191

theblackdragon said:

all right, all right, it's time to chill. I'm sure Nintendo appreciates our patience; they're probably as eager to get the Ambassador games out as we are to play them. :3

WaLzgiStaff

#192

WaLzgi said:

Which is funny because I don't remember Nintendo of Australia telling their fans about the games either ;)

Sonicman

#194

Sonicman said:

1. Quit making such a fuss about the whole "scheme" thing! Does it really matter that much people?
2. I agree with you @grumblegrumble NoA needs to step up their game, they're always the last about everything these days, and it really pisses me off!

James

#195

James said:

Not this scheme business again. I even used the US form of programme so you guys wouldn't get confused.

Aqueous

#196

Aqueous said:

This is growing quite funny. Actually I found them quite helpful, all of my downloads before I linked to the eshop were added to my club nintendo in a day or 2 after I asked.

Best comment yet James

grumblegrumble

#197

grumblegrumble said:

I'm makin' a Chill Pill Conspiracy Scheme Cocktail, anybody in the U.S. want one? :) Who else has their 3DS plugged in and on waiting for the notification signal? OMG. I'm such a geek. lol.. Pouring another cocktail...

eviLaTtenDant

#198

eviLaTtenDant said:

@Wolfpacleader1986: There are three main Nintendo's. NoA, NoJ and NoE. Get used to that.
NoA told you guys you'd get the games until December 31st. Today is December 15th so there's still quite some time for 'em. In this case i don't see how they're doing anything wrong yet.

Edit: Soon to be the most commented news here ?

WaLzgiStaff

#199

WaLzgi said:

@James: You should also use "Colours" and "Theatre" as well as chips and biscuits. None of us Americans are familiar with such rubbish :gentleman:

grumblegrumble

#200

grumblegrumble said:

Thankfully, I downloaded the wonderful Blaster Master: Enemy Below this morning to help pass the time and I suggest my North American brothers do so, too. It's a wonderful game! Probably better than half of those free GBA games lol ;) Ok. Maybe not. But close!

Sonicman

#201

Sonicman said:

@grumblegrumble I'm right there with ya fellow American! Pour me a glass of that cocktail if you would please ;). Also, I'm not a big fan of Blaster Master to tell you the truth. Can't wait for these games though, I haven't played a single one of them (I don't have any good GBA games except for all the Sonic Games, lol.)

grumblegrumble

#202

grumblegrumble said:

Pours @sonicman1011 a glass of the "We're Grateful, Really!" Cocktail hehe ;) Oh wow. You haven't played Minish Cap? I think you shall love it! I spent an entire Summer when it came out playing through that game and it's amazing! I'm hoping the rest of the games are equally as impressive.

grumblegrumble

#207

grumblegrumble said:

Ok. I'm at work now so I can't check. The minute you guys get a notification or see the games available to download please comment here ;) Sometimes the news page here on NL isn't updated fast enough lol

grumblegrumble

#210

grumblegrumble said:

I can't wait to play Zelda: Minish Cap, you guys. I don't think you quite understand. haha.. It was just one of the most fantastic games I've ever played and it's been well over 6 years (2005, I think) since I've laid my eyes on that terrific game. Every part of it enchanted me and it reawakened my love for playing video games after a 5 year hiatus, since the old days of the NES and the Super Nintendo and N64. Ok. I'm getting weird now. Just know that I love the game tremendously! The other games are great classics in their own rights, as well. I'm so grateful that Nintendo is giving us these games.

Now here's a bit o' We're Tired o' Waitin 4 GBA Games Trivia: Did you know The Minish Cap was Zelda's 12th title in the series' franchise history? :)

@BenAV I'm so jealous.... ;>

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