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Talking Point: Your Nintendo Christmas Presents

Posted by James Newton

What was in your stocking?

By now you've unwrapped (and probably discarded most of) your Christmas presents and digested your Christmas meal. It's time to talk what you got this year.

No, we don't mean the Christmas meal: tell us about your Nintendo Christmas presents. Was Satoru Claus good to you this year?

Drop us a comment below and let us know what Nintendo goodies you unwrapped this year.

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Tasuki

#1

Tasuki said:

The only things video game related I got was Kirbys Return to Dreamland and a $100 gift certificate for a local retro video game store. I gave my copy of Skyward Sword to my son to unwrap and we spent the day playing it. Tomorrow I will be going out to get a new HDTV.

I hope everyone had a good Christmas themselves.

Syrup

#2

Syrup said:

Super Mario 3D Land
Mario Kart 7
Pushmo
Mighty Switch Force
Nyko Power Pak

Karakato

#3

Karakato said:

Nothing gaming related but I did get a stash of cash amounting to approximately $160. Spent most of it on MK7, Rayman origins and two prepaid cards for the 3DS and PS3.
Enjoy the rest of the Year guys, I know I will.

Retro_on_theGo

#6

Retro_on_theGo said:

The only Nintendo related things I got were a Zelda Twilight Princess shirt and cap. They're awesome! :)

Pastry

#7

Pastry said:

Mario Kart 7 was all the Nintendo merchandise I got. I'm still playing Metroid Prime anyway.

Radixxs

#8

Radixxs said:

I was lucky enough to get Skyward Sword, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, and Rayman Origins. I won't be in need of games to play for a loooong time.

WildMan

#9

WildMan said:

Got the zelda themed 3ds with zelda ocarina of time 3d and a $20 gamestop giftcard which I will be using for Mario kart 7 :-D

RD74

#10

RD74 said:

I got Skyward Sword, Skylanders (3DS) & 16 characters, Batman on PS3, Rayman Origins on Wii. Also an oldie, but classic Megaman Zero collection. Still my game of the year is between Mario Kart 7, Skyrim or Battlefield 3.

RantingThespian

#11

RantingThespian said:

I got Mario Kart 7 from my brother and his wife. Then I got Skyward Sword from my mom . . . but it didn't come with the Wii Remote Plus, so I gotta go out tomorrow to snag one so I can play it.

I also got a George Harrison book (Living In A Material World), Army of Darkness on DVD, a Barnes & Noble gift card, and a really nice Keyboard/Synth.

Ras

#12

Ras said:

I got some 3DS cards, Epic Yarn, and Mario/Sonic Winter Olympics.

R-L-A-George

#14

R-L-A-George said:

Bust-a-move: Universe from a mystery santa and I gave myself Xevious courtesy of Club Nintendo. It is a good game.

Link79

#15

Link79 said:

I got Kirby's return to Dream land, Mario kart 7 and Rayman Origins.
That should keep me busy for a while. :)
Didn't need skyward sword since I got that last month.

shredmeister

#17

shredmeister said:

Mario Kart 7
Star Fox 64 3D
Kirby Mass Attack
Legend Of Zelda - Spirit Tracks
Legend Of Zelda - Twilight Princess (missed out on those, though Skyward Sword is still in my current playlist)

AND, I got a used, but mint condition, crimson & black DS lite to replace the one I broke a couple of years ago, so that I can have a proper screen for my DS games (as opposed to the 3DS) with a GBA port to boot...aaah, they don't make 'em like that anymore. Plus, I get to use my rumble pak again.

kurtasbestos

#18

kurtasbestos said:

My mommy sent me a copy of Skyward Sword from the Americraine so I don't have to buy a Japanese Wii and/or learn how to read whatever language it is that they speak here. Thanks for helping me be lazy, Mom!

JakobG

#19

JakobG said:

My parents are too stuck-up and intolerant to believe gifting videogames isn't bad.

neetyneety

#20

neetyneety said:

All I got was a shirt and a pair of pants this year....
oh, but I did get tons of cash. so I went ahead and bought my own gifts (Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D, and once I can find a copy. Skylanders 3DS :P

MrZanctom

#23

MrZanctom said:

I Nintendo's arch rival's new game. I got Sonic Generations and it is awesome. I already got all the other Nintendo games before Christmas because I just couldn't wait for them :)

Twilight_Crow

#26

Twilight_Crow said:

A week or so ago, my uncles gave me Mario Kart 7 and Mario 3D Land for Xmas.

This morning I got Zelda Skyward Sword and Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D. :D but who cares. I got some Pony figures!!!

milkman12

#27

milkman12 said:

portable SNES
super mario world(snes)
super starwars
super starwars:empire
DK Country

GameLord08

#28

GameLord08 said:

Well, this year wasn't my lucky year, but knowing my family, I'll probably be getting late presents in January. Better late than never. :D

LEGEND_MARIOID

#29

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Don't celebrate it but I've been lucky enough to have acquired 9 Nintendo consoles games in Nov and Dec through trade ins and saving up and presents. Been a good holiday season for us therefore.

b1snaga

#30

b1snaga said:

Two friends of mine got me a Zelda 25th Anniversary Poster and a Super Mario t-shirt. Really nice friends ;)

daznsaz

#31

daznsaz said:

got the kids a blue wii.was good it says sega on the box and published by the.bit like nintendo saying put your name on a console,its been a while

Ultranintendofanboy

#32

Ultranintendofanboy said:

I received Castlevania Judgment great game! but is more easy to play it if u have the classic controler the wii controlers suck for that game unfoortunetly.....

Mr_Reece

#33

Mr_Reece said:

I didn't get any Nintendo related gifts for Christmas, although I did buy my brother Mario Kart 7.

And he gave me Skyward Sword for my birthday last Friday. Does that count?

47drift

#34

47drift said:

I got Fortune Street and by gum I'm hooked. It's amazing how addictive this game is, and as a Monopoly fan it's nice and easy to learn. Weird how it never made it over until now.

Noire

#35

Noire said:

I got all my Nintendo swag on their various release dates so no goodies on that side for me. Christmas was dedicated to my Sony consoles. :P

Dizzard

#37

Dizzard said:

I got the Skyward Sword (with the gold motion plus remote). I'm listening to the orchestral CD right now. :D

I got some money a few days earlier too, some of it I used to buy Pullblox and Freakyforms. Keeping the rest for the new year sales.

BlueToad

#40

BlueToad said:

Mario Kart 7
Super Mario 3D Land
Sonic Generations (3DS)
and money which will end up being spent on more games!
Mario kart 7 is soooo good!!! playing it right now

3DS

#41

3DS said:

No Stocking but Game wise I received Mario Kart 7, Sonic Generations (PC), GTA 4 (PC) and a Voucher for GAME

ToneDeath

#45

ToneDeath said:

I got Cave Story 3D and Kirby Mass Attack, plus enough dosh to buy Kirby's Adventure Wii and Mario & Sonic 2012.

Got my sister Mario Kart 7 and a boxset of Zelda mangas. The family played a bit of Mario & Sonic 2012, TV Show King 2 and then Wii Sports Resort.

Mikau94

#46

Mikau94 said:

Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Sola to Robo Special Edition
T-Shirt with the hylian crest on it
Skyward Sword Poster

Codyshelby

#48

Codyshelby said:

1. Super Mario 3D Land
2. Zelda: OoT
3. Pushmo
4. Mario Kart 7
5. 3DS System
6. Mighty Switch Force
7. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again

Good Nintendo year for me!

Donjwolf

#49

Donjwolf said:

Got the following for Christmas!

Dragon Mutant figure by Papo (bought this myself as nobody IRL gives presents)

The rest are all PC games sent digitally by my online friends!
Most of them are oldies!
Wing Commander
Wing Commander 2
Wing Commander 3
Police Quest
Police Quest 2
Police Quest 3
Braid
Dungeons of Dredmor
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload
Blur
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Detective
Puzzle Chronicles (Valve gave it to me free apparently)

pntjr

#50

pntjr said:

I experienced one of the worst christmases yet.

I got a $20 3DS Points Card, but I scratched the card too hard and I can barely read the numbers. I'm going to call Nintendo tomorrow and see if they can give me my points.

A couple months ago, after Hurricane Irene, my computer burned down. I'm saving up for a new one, but since I'm in college, money is tight, so I'm barely making it. My parents got me a Windows CE Netbook, and it sucks. Everything is so outdated, and whenever I try to get a new browser, or download anything, it says {filename} is not a valid Windows CE application. My dad said that he knows a guy that can try to dowload windows XP on it. But If he can't my dad promised me he'll buy me a laptop or tablet soon.

That's pretty much all I got. (Besides BEATS headphones and earplugs, which are nice)

My bro hit the jackpot though, he got 20+ things, because it's his last Christmas before College. I wonder if I can go in his room and take a couple things... He's not gonna notice it at all

DestinyMan

#53

DestinyMan said:

I got:
1. Donkey Kong Country Returns soundtrack
2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword with 25th anniversary CD included
3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
4. Pikmin 2
5. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
6. Fortune Street

Overall, a very good list of gifts. I was expecting to get them except the two Gamecube games, which was a pleasant surprise. I missed out on those two back in the day.

jdkipfer

#54

jdkipfer said:

I received
-MK 7
-Classic Controller Pro
-Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune Wii game pack
-$65 in gift cards for Walmart
However, I still have another celebration to go to, where I have living grandparents and 4 sets of uncles and aunts, so this is not a final list.

andyutd97

#55

andyutd97 said:

Super Mario 3D Land
Mario Kart 7
3DS Stylus Pack
And a new 1080p LED tv to play my beautiful Wii U on once I get it

Yadoking

#57

Yadoking said:

I had a very Zelda Christmas in general, aside from some Fangamer gear.

  • Skyward Sword Wiimote bundle (obviously)
  • SS guidebook ( woah, awesome!)
  • Toon Link Plush dude
  • Ocarina of Time 3DS case
  • A link poster (looks like adult link from ocarina)
Slapshot

#59

Slapshot said:

Well lets see here:

  • I bought Shinobi and *Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy: for myself.
  • Then Ninty gave me 10 Free Ambassador Games
  • Pushmo
  • Mighty Switch Force
  • $50 Gamestop Card (For Vita game's)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion GOTY Edition
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary HD Collection
  • Portal 2
  • Ratchet and Clank: All for One
  • Little Big Planet 2

...and to think I'd cleared out a large portion of my backlog recently! :D

BTTFDeacon

#60

BTTFDeacon said:

A projector to use for all of my consoles. Not really a Nintendo gift but so far I've used it with my n64 snes and Wii (and xbox360) so I'm calling it a Nintendo gift.

StarDust4Ever

#61

StarDust4Ever said:

I found Super Mario 3D Land and and Mario Kart 7 in my stocking, courtesy of Mrs Clause. I even got the Tanooki Mario preorder bonus Keychain in the bottom of my stocking, which I promptly added to car keys. ;)

FYI, my best friend of 14 years is getting a purple Game Cube + accessories, along with Mario Sunshine and Luigi's mansion. Game Cubes are pretty cheap nowadays (they're like $30 bucks used). I even used a security bit to open the system and blow the dust out with one of those CPU compressed air cans. I wiped down the case and now it looks good as new! He doesn't have any console game system at all, and Sunshine is his favorite Mario game of all time! He'll be coming over to my house on the 26th to celebrate Christmas.

Oh, and I'll likely be getting a Hyperkin Supaboy (handheld SNES) for my B-day in January... :D
http://retro.nintendolife.com/news/2011/12/supaboy_is_a_portable_super_nintendo_for_usd80

Sasukeanditachi

#62

Sasukeanditachi said:

The only Nintendo gift I got was Fortune Street, and Sonic and Sega all Stars(Sonic is mine and my brother's). My brother also got the 3ds Rayman Raving Rabbits game, and a 3ds.

coolvw93

#64

coolvw93 said:

so far the only nintendo thing i have been given is Punch Out!!! on wii.

other than that, i got some beatles 45s to add to my collection and Fresh Prince of Bel Air seasons 2 & 3, new video camera, and a sweet new hat. (AWSOME)

Also got $60, going to gamestop to see how much i can strech my dollars.

BLUlink

#65

BLUlink said:

I had a nice Christmas this year! :D
My little cousin got me 20$,
My brother got me a 3 pound bag of gummy bears, XD
and "Santa" got me Cave Story 3D, and Pokemon Rumble Blast! :D
I've saved up about 100, so Ima go buy Skyward Sword today! :D

HeroOfCybertron

#66

HeroOfCybertron said:

The only Video Game related things I got for Christmas were these two 3DS game slide cases that hold 6 3DS or DS games each.

TKOWL

#67

TKOWL said:

I didn't actually GET any video games, but I got VG-related stuff: A Scraggy plush, a Sonic hat, and a Mario Kart pull-back.

Pokefanmum82

#68

Pokefanmum82 said:

i got tetris:axis, mahjong cu3ed and james noir's hollywood crimes from my hubby and the kids. Tomorrow my mom is coming down to visit so I will probably buy some more games and then my dad is coming down in the new year so I will have more presents to add to this list.

Haxonberik

#71

Haxonberik said:

Limited Edition Skyward Sword (Gold Wiimote FTW)
Super Mario 3D Land
Star FOx 64 3D (yes, it took THAT long)
Mario Kart 7
Also Uncharted 3 and Skyrim on the PS3 if someone cares to know
Now how can I play this much games?

Wanderhope

#72

Wanderhope said:

Last month I traded in my 360 for Super Mario 3D Land and Skyward Sword. Yesterday I got Dragon Quest IX and Pokemon Black. Tomorrow is my birthday and, knowing my wife, I'm 1000% sure I will be getting Mario Kart 7.

robohobo93

#75

robohobo93 said:

The one thing I really wanted was Super Mario 3D Land, but it didn't seem likely. I was just a little disappointed, but still grateful for the things I was getting. Two days before Christmas, my mom came up behind me and showed me she had gotten the last copy from GameStop (the lady behind her was so mad!). I couldn't have it early so I had to wait, and ended up finding it, literally, in my stocking. Beat the main quest in a day, so I'm hoping the Special Worlds are as challenging as I've heard they are.

I also got a Donkey Kong t-shirt that says 'Going Bananas,' lol.

Nightsider

#79

Nightsider said:

I got Mario Kart 7 my bro got Pokemon Rumble Blast(aka super pokemon rumble) and i got my sister animal crossing city folk

blackjim

#80

blackjim said:

I got Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, two 3DS prepaid cards for the eShop, a traveler bag for my 3DS, a baby Luigi stylus, and Super Mushroom earbuds. (All offically licensed).

CreaterCurator

#85

CreaterCurator said:

1.Super Mario 3D Land
2.Halo Reach
3.- 3 Legend of Zelda comic books
4. A super rare legend of zelda twilight princess pin from 2008! Thats why its rare!!

paburrows

#87

paburrows said:

What I would hope now is that I've recieved a fair amount of streetpass tags since I've purchased my 3DS in August, but what I'm hoping for is that now that Christmas has come and gone and I'm assuming that a lot more people have recieved their own 3DS that my Streetpass tags will go up astronocially.

MrArcade

#88

MrArcade said:

Original GBA
Gameboy Pocket
Super Mario bros deluxe
Wario land 2 and 3
Mario kart 7
Mario Bros mug (-:

BlackShyGuy

#89

BlackShyGuy said:

My buddy living in Japan got me Kishala Daora from monster hunter figurine. I got from family, Kirby Return to Dreamland, Metroid Curruption,, a new phone.

Smashbro99

#94

Smashbro99 said:

A Sexy Red 3DS, Skyward Sword, and the Zelda: Oracle of Ages manga. Also downloaded Four Swords for free, so this was a very Zelda Christmas for me. :D

Aqueous

#95

Aqueous said:

Ok James, where did you get that one, the other times it was impressive but that was unreal, when and where did you get it?

Mario Kart 7
The Zelda of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D
Dragon Quest VI Realms of Revelation
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword

I gained one non Nintendo game, Dragon Quest VIII for ps2, then I got some other stuff but I only truly got the ds games and ps2 game for my self.

Mik

#97

Mik said:

I only got three of the four Wii games I asked for this Christmas.

#firstworldproblems

deku-scrub

#98

deku-scrub said:

I got Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land, along with some pretty righteous non-gaming presents.

Kitty_hime1

#100

Kitty_hime1 said:

so...much...games with the...word sky!!!!
anyway the nintendo games i got was:
Dead or Alive: Dimensions
Super Monkey Ball 3d (gonna trade in)
Nintendogs+cats: Golden Retriver version (gonna trade in because i already have the toy poodle one)
a case for my 3ds (does that count)
my non-nintendo items were
a fuzzy polka-dotted blanket
a music box (now i have 2 lol)
how to draw manga book
gloves
cute fuzzy slippers (that looks like a pair of boots lol)
a little plastic thingy that you flip over and pink gel will start falling
a lava lamp (the kind with the plastic fishies still need to buy the water for it lol)
a smash jornal (ya know those fancy scrapbooks)
an earaser that looks like a iphone
a sented earaser (pepperment smell)
a new sentsy smell (you go girl smell)
new sheep pajamas (wearing right now)
can't remember much else
my older brother got Skyward sword bundle (with golden wiimote plus)
i would tell you what my 4 younger sibs got but i don't want to take up all the comment space lol

AutumnShantel

#102

AutumnShantel said:

My family still spoils me, despite being all growed up for a while now. I got a ton of stuff, but not much Nintendo this time; I got two games, Mario Kart 7 from my little brother and Skyward Sword from my boyfriend. I did get a 32" HD television to play all of my amazing (non-HD lol) Nintendo games on, I would count that.

CanisWolfred

#103

CanisWolfred said:

First Party: Wii Sports Resort

Third Party: Solatorobo

Got a PS3 recently so the rest of my presents were for that system.

Jockolantern

#104

Jockolantern said:

Kirby's Return to Dreamland
Kirby: Mass Attack
Batman: Arkham City

Good stuff. :) Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and happy gaming through the New Year!

Ashflow

#105

Ashflow said:

I didn't get anything video-game related... -is still a teenager-
So pretty much I just have to remind myself that Christmas isn't about the presents, even though they make it a lot better.
Edit: didn't realize asterisks bolded things

NX01Trekkie1992

#107

NX01Trekkie1992 said:

I didn't directly get anything gaming related sadly, however I did get 20 bucks from my gma that I used to buy Arkham Asylum and Portal 2 while they're on sale on Steam

Pogocoop

#109

Pogocoop said:

Blaze Blue contium shift 2 for 3DS
and Profesor layton and the last Spector

  • cash to get Mario Kart 7 soon :P
NTELLIGENTMAN

#110

NTELLIGENTMAN said:

As far as game related merchandise goes, I got:
Art Academy (DS)
Alpha Protocol (360)
Vanquish (360)
Qubed Collection (360)
Splatterhouse (PS3)
Lego Star Wars III (3DS)
Lego Pirates of the Carribbean (3DS)
Angry Birds Trucker Hat
NES Style Deadmau5 T-Shirt

I also got an extra copy of Splatterhouse so I'm going to return it and pick up 1-3 games. I also received $40 which I may or may not used on more games. I had over $700 in credit at eStarland.com of which I used $500 on myself so I also have:

Madden 11 (PS3)
Halo: Anniversary (360)
Saints Row: The Third (PS3)
Super Street Fighter IV (3DS)
Super Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Bayonetta (PS3)
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3)
Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (PS3)
Venetica (PS3)
Saints Row (360)
Nintendo Monopoly
Sonic Beanie
Nanostray (DS)

I also gave the following games this year:

Band Hero (PS3)
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (PS3)
AC/DC Track Pack (PS3)
Rock Revolution (PS3)
Guitar Hero: World Tour (PS3)
Bust-A-Move Universe (3DS)
Bejweled 3 (DS)
Just Dance 3 (Wii)
Professor Layton and the Last Specter (DS)
Jewelry Designer (DS)
Assassin's Creed (360
Assassin's Creed II (360)
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (360)
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (360)
Thief (Xbox)
Assassin's Creed: Revelations T-Shirt

Singularity

#111

Singularity said:

Someone's living the good life.

I just got Skyward Sword for Christmas, this year. Gave what I could afford.

Dodger

#114

Dodger said:

Nothing for me but I gave my little sister Rhythm Heaven and she seems to like it (A Sam's Club find. $10 new which is cheaper then a lot of places used. Saw A Boy and his Blob for $12 and Monster Hunter Tri for $17. Seriously, check your local cost club every once in a while and you can find some good deals). I also gave my Dad the complete Sid Meyer's Civilization IV pack for PC (found at wal-mart for $20, all expansion packs and the spinoff game, Colonization). That game is great and he had lost the disks to install it on his new laptop.

Actually, that series as a whole is pretty great. Dad and his friends played it in college, I remember watching him play it as a kid, I was playing Civ 3 back when I was playing Backyard Baseball (before Atari ruined it) and other kid PC games and I loved Civ 4 until our computer was to slow to run it. We want to get Civ 5 when we get a new PC. Even Civilization Revolution for the DS is a good game and I got it for $8. Ah, nostalgia.

I got some Christmas money that I want to get MK7 with and an Amazon gift card that I might get a PC gaming controller with. Might get some non-Zelda music for my 3DS, I never use my Ipod anymore.

TysonOfTime

#115

TysonOfTime said:

Hey everybody! Just finally decided to sign up after lurking for so long.

Anyways, for Christmas I got MK7, Cave Story 3D, Fortune Street (which is pretty awesome) and Rayman Origins. I also got a eShop prepaid card, which I used to get Pushmo, Mighty Switch Force, and Metroid II.

It's a good time to be a gamer.

theblackdragonAdmin

#116

theblackdragon said:

@116: there's no need for jealousy; it's not some kind of contest or anything. we're asking what Santa brought people is all, and #113 was an honest answer. :3

DF2506

#119

DF2506 said:

I got Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS. Its awesome. Such a great game!
I also got Plants VS. Zombies for the DS (playing it on my 3DS). Fun game. Braaaains!

I did get Pushmo a bit before Christmas. Also got Skyward Sword way before Christmas (but was pretty much a Christmas gift).

Hopefully I'll also get some good news from Nintendo (cough*AnimalCrossing3DS*cough) tonight from Japan and sometime this week from America! :)

8bit_XAN

#120

8bit_XAN said:

My wife got me SM3DL bundled 3DS (and the Sony Wireless Stereo Headphones for BF3). I then picked up Pilotwings & Nintendogs + Cats for $5 a piece. Also picked up Zelda OoT & Mario Kart 7. Loving the 3DS (bought the Nyko battery pack; 8 hrs of wifi gaming), I definitely underestimated it (despite adoring my DSi). Looks like I'll be plenty busy this following month, since I'll be out of the country for vacation - woohoo!

brandonbwii

#124

brandonbwii said:

Skyward Sword
Nano Assault
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman Arkham City
Cave Story 3D
Shinobi 3D

My friend may be giving me a prepaid card and then I'll be getting VVVVVV.

In case you didn't notice I love 3DS. :D

chevx

#125

chevx said:

5 boxer and a Dressing shirt and a pair of gloves
ummn yeah thats about it :D

Mik

#128

Mik said:

@theblackdragon oh, I'm not jealous. I'm just VERY anti-consumerist Christmas culture. I just feel that if this guy wasn't so blazé about that, others wouldn't feel the need to bash him. But I guess this comes from the fact I live in South Africa where I see people in squalor on a daily basis and get angry that I can do so little to rectify the situation. It's me being 50% curmudgeonly, 50% saintly.

brandonbwii

#129

brandonbwii said:

Clothing wise I now have a T-Shirt that reads "That's what she said". It was an awesome gift since I say it almost all the time anyway. :)

GrandSparkster

#130

GrandSparkster said:

Got Might Switch Force for myself. Also received a $250 Best Buy Gift Card.
Didn't have much else but some shoes and a external hard drive (the latter I'll exchange for a slightly cheaper price.

Yanchamaru

#132

Yanchamaru said:

Data East Arcade Classics, Retro Gamer eMag Load 3, and Super Mario 64 Player's Guide to help me find all the stars.

brandonbwii

#133

brandonbwii said:

I didn't mention Pushmo and Mighty Switch Force as I got those the day of release. If we're just talking holiday season, though, add those games to my list as gifts to myself. :P

EDIT: and Gunstringer for 360 Kinect. I also should say Fruit Ninja Kinect I guess since it came with it.

Jgam

#134

Jgam said:

!!!! Finally a nintendo 3ds!!! (well i buy it myself so i was a christmas gift for me)

theblackdragonAdmin

#137

theblackdragon said:

@Mik: one person stepped up to say something negative about what he posted, and that was you. we get where you're coming from, but please, we ask that you be kind to your fellow users here at Nintendo Life. leave your anger at the door, please; don't take it out on others.

stubbs

#138

stubbs said:

I got a limited edition legend of Zelda 3ds from
Electronics boutique I'm waiting for it to come in the mail
Can't wait to get it

CosmoXY

#139

CosmoXY said:

My lovely wife got me Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. That's all I wanted and I couldn't be happier. She's not into gaming so I got her some other nice gifts.

ChaosTheChao

#141

ChaosTheChao said:

I got Mario Sports Mix, Twilight Princess, Skyward sword, MASATL2012OG and loads of other non-Nintendo presents. Are these games any good? I haven't played them yet.

GamerZack87

#142

GamerZack87 said:

From my parents I received an Aqua Blue 3DS console, a copy of Pokemon Black Version and a $15 eShop card.

From my brother and his girlfriend I received a Luigi-dressed-as-Mario plushie, five keyrings (Fire Mario, Mushroom, Cap Goomba, Paragoomba, and Cheep Cheep), a copy of Star Fox 64 3D and a second eShop card.

I gave my brother his own Cosmos Black 3DS console and a copy of Star Fox 64 3D (funny how we gave each other the exact same game, isn't it? ;))

During the Boxing Day sales yesterday I picked-up Pokemon White Version to complement my copy of Black.

That is all. :D

SarcasticWisdom

#143

SarcasticWisdom said:

Mario Kart 7.
LoZ: Ocarina of Time 3D.
Right after i opened it, i played the cheese out of Mario Kart 7!
OoT is sadly still in the lobby.

Dak_n_Jaxter

#144

Dak_n_Jaxter said:

Great Christmas!

  • Nintendo 3DS - Blue (case too)
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • LoZ Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
  • Mario and Luigi - Bowser's Inside Story
  • Skyrim (ps3)
  • LoZ - Skyward Sword

Amazing Day

AVahne

#146

AVahne said:

A Gamestop gift card, which I used to buy Dead or Alive Dimensions, Nano Assault, and a replacement copy of Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon.
Also, I got socks XD

NintenDude97

#147

NintenDude97 said:

I got-

  • Xbox 360 4GB Slim and an extra controller
  • Madden 12 (360)
  • Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
  • Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
  • Steel Diver (3DS)
  • Asphalt 3D (3DS)
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy (3DS)
  • Cave Story 3D (3DS)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
  • 25$ Best Buy gift card (Gonna try to use it towards LOZ:OOT3D)
  • 5000mah battery pack for my 3DS (lasts 10 hours on full screen brightness and wireless on)
  • 10 bucks

Also got a bunch of Legos but that's not Nintendo stuff so I won't list them.

TheAmazingRaccoon

#149

TheAmazingRaccoon said:

An Offspring poster signed by the original band (an extremely rare item in NZ)
Wario land shake dimension
DeBlob 2
$70 worth of eb games vouchers (which will be going towards a special edition zelda 3ds console. If they let me do a system transfer in store, that is)

And the most important gift was:

My late Father's wedding ring. My mother gave it to me several years ago, and I had misplaced it. I was fearful that I would never see it again, and it had extreme sentimental value to me. I moved out recently, and while my mum was rearranging the room after I had left, she found it. She kept it until Christmas (about a year after I had misplaced it). It was totally unexpected and really made my Christmas. I am never taking it off again.

TimboBaggins

#150

TimboBaggins said:

This was a banner year for me. I bought the Zelda 3DS bundle ($179.99) on Black Friday along with Super Mario 3D Land, Starfox 64, Sonic Generations, and Street Fighter IV. But wait, there's more....

For the Wii, I got Rayman Origins (for $35 on Black Friday) , Kirby's Return to Dreamland, and Skyward Sword with the gold controller. Then, during Gamestop's 3 for 2 sale I bought Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rock Band 1 and 2 ($6 each), Wii Fit w/ balance board ($50), and I have been playing Skyrim on my Mac (figure that out). I have so much to play, its a full time job!

Pj1

#151

Pj1 said:

I'm going to pick Mario Kart 7 in the New Year, I did buy Rayman Origins for £18:00 then two days later it's been reduced to £15:00, I'm not doing that again....

So I'll wait for a price reduction for Sonic Generations

Ren

#152

Ren said:

I feel like Mik does, but I'll keep my mouth shut about it... Games are games, I'm glad we all got a little something.
I don't really get gifts since all my people wouldn't get me a video game gift if it would cure cancer but I did get myself Skyward at launch, and Pushmo a few days back. A really lame image search game on dsiWare, and I'm very happy about all the Nintendo gifts to us with all the updates, the ambassador games and video function. As a filmmaker, the 3d video toy is the funnest thing I could ever get to fit in a pocket. Also got Fluidity from Club N and many points left for more games, plus the platinum award buttons. All the cool extras have really kept me buying N junk, keep it up nintendo; happy holidays to me.
Any other adult closet gamers have techniques for convincing your family that Video games are not the mark of right-wing, consumer sheepdom? My people don't understand the appeal so I have to supply my own habit.

Simon_Deku

#155

Simon_Deku said:

I got OOT 3D & Mrio Kart 7. With a late November birthday, there isn't much stuff left to get for christmas!

Gamer83

#157

Gamer83 said:

Didn't get anything Nintendo-related as far as games this year. I did get Sonic Generations and the signature edition of Assassin's Creed: Revelations for the 360 as well as a 3-month XBL Gold card. Most of the other games I wanted I bought throughout the year because I couldn't wait to play them.

TheN64Dude

#158

TheN64Dude said:

I got:

Sega Saturn (Black)
Sonic Jam
Sonic R
Sonic 3D Blast
Mario Party 3
Donkey Kong Country Returns (My 1st copy mysteriously disappeared)
Kinect (for some reason)

aoeder

#159

aoeder said:

-The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo Selects)
-The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
-Super Mario Galaxy 2
-Mario Kart 7
-Cave Story 3D
-Super Mario Sunshine (a used copy)

golephish

#160

golephish said:

picked up madden and sims 3 for 4.99 from best buy - mario 3ds and 50 in the eshop. thinking I want MYST 3D soon - also got frogger and the case — oh how I want resident evil case ..

Kaeobais

#161

Kaeobais said:

I got
Nintendo Monopoly
A Super Mario Bros. shirt.
Mario Kart Double Dash
A plush Coin Block that makes coin sounds when bumped.
A Sonic bobble head.
And Mario and Luigi in LEGO form (except Mario had two of the same arm :/ )

OverlordMao

#162

OverlordMao said:

Finally moving forward with my split Nintendo/Sony love and got myself a 160gb Slim PS3 :D
also Brutal Legend
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
Disgaea 4
and a $20 PSN card (which bought me Crash Bandicoot 2, Rayman, and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis)

Gonna spend the next few years catching up on my Sony gaming I've missed out on. WOOOOOO! :)

Late

#163

Late said:

Kirby's Adventure Wii
Metroid 2: Return of Samus

Not Nintendo:
Heroes of Might and Magic 1-5 with all 7 expansion packs

Gretski

#166

Gretski said:

I got Super Mario 3D Land and a copy of Skylanders with figures that don't work. Now I have to take it back to GameStop, it's such a drag.

WaveBoy

#167

WaveBoy said:

Game related...
Mario Kart 7
Blue Wii remote Plus

Titles i bought myself for Christmas. :p
zelda: Skyward Sword
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
Kirby's Return to Dreamland
Super Mario 3D Land
StarFox 64 3D
kid Niki: Radical Ninja (CIB) - NES
Kickle Cubicle (CIB) - NES

Supermarioman

#169

Supermarioman said:

Most of my gifts came in the form of music related items, but as far as games go I still got some nice stuff. The 3DS and Super Mario 3D Land were waiting for me and some money which I bought a 3DS Card and Mario Kart 7 with. Also a bit un-related, but after a long Nintendo burnout the 3DS has kick started my love in the company once again!

Ras

#171

Ras said:

@pntjr "I got a $20 3DS Points Card, but I scratched the card too hard and I can barely read the numbers. I'm going to call Nintendo tomorrow and see if they can give me my points."

They totally can. Same thing happened to me, and they fixed me up. It scares me to scratch them off now. Anyway, they'll give you a control number or something, and you have to send a picture of the card. Um, you might need a picture of the receipt, too . . . can't quite remember. Try to get that from whomever gave you the card if you can.

JoeDiddley

#172

JoeDiddley said:

I downloaded Pullbox, Mighty Switch Force, Zen Pinball & Tetris (GB) with anticipated Christmas money.
Then I tapped & unwrapped my presents on Christmas morning :)

Today I also picked up cheap copies of Starfox 3D & WarioWare Smooth Moves.

MasterGraveheart

#173

MasterGraveheart said:

Mario Kart 7
Sonic Generations (3DS)
Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Rayman Origins (Wii)
Nintendo Points/3DS Cash, with which I got...
-Moto Heroz
-Mighty Switch Force
-Pushmo
-Gargoyle's Quest
-Metroid II: Return of Samus
-Blaster Master: Enemy Below
-Mega Man in Dr. Wily's Revenge
-Super Mario Land 2: The 6 Golden Coins
-Tetris
I still have 2500 points on my Wii to spend... hmmm... the two remaining Super Star Wars games and Pulseman, perhaps?

mightyzinn

#174

mightyzinn said:

a nintendo 3ds and two games for it,super mario 3d land and sonic generations and sega satern but thats not nintendo

Torchwood

#175

Torchwood said:

I got-
-Sonic Generations 3DS
-Professor Layton and the Last Specter
-Punchout Wii
-Super Paper Mario
-Kirby's Return to Dreamland
And my sister got-
-Mario Kart 7
-Tetris Axis
-Pokemon Rumble Blast

Sockymon

#176

Sockymon said:

A stack of Wii games - Punch Out, Conduit 2, Trauma Centre, Boom Blox Bash Party and a gorgeous Tatsunoko vs Capcom fightstick! :-) Might pick up Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus in the Amazon sales now.

phoenix1818

#177

phoenix1818 said:

Just Skyward Sword this year, although my brother got Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land, so I'll get around to playing them when he's done with them.

Also, I finally picked up a copy of Smash Bros. Melee today, so I'll be gaming for a while yet! Now I have to try not to waste all my money on Steam sales!

Thwiidscube

#178

Thwiidscube said:

Well, I got an iPad! :D Also, I got $150, which I've used some of so far to buy Zelda: Skyward Sword (Which is epic!) and two eShop cards. With the eShop cards, I bought Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2, CATRAP, Freakyforms, Pushmo, Pyramids, and Kirby's Adventure (3D Classics, of course). I'm having a great time with all my games, and I'm expecting to get MORE money, so that means MORE games!!! :D It's great being young! ;)

xj0462

#179

xj0462 said:

i got mario kart 7, warioware D.I.Y., pushmo(a great game) metroid II(its ok) 3D classics twinbee(really cool, not much for 3d effect though) AiRace:tunnel(its prety good) and i got swapnot last thursday.
i also transfered need for speed nitro X, army defender, AiRace, dragon quest wars, from my friend bens DSi, and i got some gift cards to gamestop and got plants vs zombies and space invaders extreme 2 and plan to get more soon.

Ashflow

#180

Ashflow said:

Surprise!
Got MK7 (so did my bro) and Skyward Sword (to share with my bro) in a special edition 2-day late Christmas with my relatives from another state. MK7 is awesome so far and I can't wait to try SS (tomorrow night at the earliest :().

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