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May's Club Nintendo Rewards Are Up Now

Posted by James Newton

Here's what they are

It's a new month and that means new rewards for Club Nintendo members in North America. Here's what you can spend your coins on before 31st May.

WiiWare

Snowpack Park (Nintendo, 150 coins) — A game full of penguins, read our Snowpack Park review.

Eco Shooter Plant 530 (Nintendo, 200 coins) — Developed by Fire Emblem studio Intelligent Systems, check out our Eco Shooter Plant 530 review for more.

DSiWare

Art Style: PiCTOBiTS (Nintendo, 150 coins) — A true DSiWare classic and one of the better Art Style games. Read our Art Style: PiCTOBiTS review then pick this if you haven't already.

Remember — you must have a 3DS to claim DSiWare as a Club Nintendo reward — the codes only work in the 3DS eShop.

3DS Download Software

3D Classics: Urban Champion (Nintendo, 150 coins) — There are better games to spend your coins on, so read our 3D Classics: Urban Champion review before taking the plunge.

Any rewards take your fancy?

[via club.nintendo.com]

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User Comments (52)

Bazly

#1

Bazly said:

Yay! I already started a forum post about it! Playing Pictobits now :D

Bazly

#3

Bazly said:

"“If you are looking for a gaming experience that is faithful to your 8-bit memories as a child, but adds an entirely new third dimension to it, then this is the one for you.” - Drew
“It has simple game play that anyone… can pick up and play it. I love punching my way to victory in this simple fighting game!” - Nicky
“The 3D is great, the controls are great and (it) packs a bang for your money.”- James"

Some of the comments on Urban Champion :D lol.

paburrows

#5

paburrows said:

Yeah this group kind of makes me wish that I would have gotten one of last months games. Oh well.

Prof_Clayton

#7

Prof_Clayton said:

I'll probably pick up PiCTOBiTS sometime this month; I'll see how many coins I have left to spend first.

SKTTR

#8

SKTTR said:

EU is still waiting for Snowpack Park!

And I'm wasting those expensive star coins on lame 100 Points Cards which makes me feel ripped off now especially when seeing you Americans get so good deals for your coins each month.

XCWarrior

#9

XCWarrior said:

Pictobits looks like the one to pick up this month for sure. The others are easy passes.

Squirtodile

#10

Squirtodile said:

Nothing caught my eye, but i guess PiCTOBiTS is popular for you guys so i'll check it out. Then again, i didn't buy any games last month either.

Undead_terror

#11

Undead_terror said:

already got UCS really didnt want to waste coins on it,might get pictobits though
but the sad thing now is that 5 dollar games are more pricey then before on CN,should of kept the 100 coins

KaiserGX

#13

KaiserGX said:

Snowpak Park is a great game. Give it a shot if you like Chibi Robo or Animal Crossing like games.

XCWarrior

#14

XCWarrior said:

@dark-insanity Agree $5 games shouldn't be 150 coins, but if you have expiring coins on Club Nintendo, it's worth using them on. I have 190 expiring coins, so it makes Pictobits that much more appealing.

ajcismo

#16

ajcismo said:

Meh, I had Urban Champion as a kid back in the 80s and found it bland back then.

Dodger

#17

Dodger said:

Rather a mixed bag. A 6 out of 10, a 7 out of 10, a 3 out of 10 and a 9 out of 10. I think I'll pick up Pictobits. That was one of the games I wanted to see come to Club Nintendo.

They did do a good job at letting me know that some downloadable games exist that I never knew existed. I never knew that Snowpack Park or that game by Intelligent Systems existed and since that seems to be what they are trying to do with Club Nintendo (not release the best of Virtual Console like some people seem to expect), I guess this month is a success? Whatever. I still want pictobits and I'm not paying any extra for it so I'm happy.

I was actually just thinking that Urban Champion was a likely choice though. Think about it. They haven't released 3DSware in a while. Most Nintendo made new 3DSware games are still new and selling well. So 3D classics are your best choice. There aren't that many though. They already did Kirby's Dream Land and I still don't think they would do 3D classics Kirby's Adventure anytime soon and Kid Icarus was just released and was supposed to be a bonus for KI:U. They waited a few weeks to release it, I don't think they would make it a bonus on top of the games you've already bought this soon. That leaves those two shooter games and this. They already released Xevious (and I have it, rather average) so they probably don't want to release Twinbee. That leaves this. It has a good star rating on the Eshop if I remember correctly (along with Pawz and Clawz: Pampered Pet Resort which shows how much you can trust those) and it is an 8-bit Nintendo game. I'm just glad they are getting it out of the way.

ejamer

#18

ejamer said:

Pictobits is easily worth buying. I already own it, and would recommend the game to pretty much any puzzle or retro fan. The chip tunes alone make it worth having.

Eco Shooter also looks appealing (for me), but I'll probably save what coins I have left since I'm not keen on registering anything else until the Club Nintendo year starts so I can start building up for another Platinum award.

NTELLIGENTMAN

#19

NTELLIGENTMAN said:

Well, darn it! I already spent money on Pictobits and Urban Champion. I was really hoping Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, or almost any SNES game would be offered.

Justao76

#22

Justao76 said:

Somebody please help me. I'm so tempted to get urban champion. I had it as a kid, and didn't know any better and thought it was great. Now I know better, but still want to relive those memories. I know it's going to suck, but I feel compelled to pick it up. Can somebody please tell me if there is anyting redeeming about this remake?

Stargazer

#23

Stargazer said:

@ Justao76

For 150 Club Nintendo coins I'd say it's worth it. The 3D will be a nice addition and hopefully you'll get a nice nostalgia kick from it.

Or your childhood memories will be decimated.

Xilef

#24

Xilef said:

Why can't we have Club Nintenod here in Sweden. Seriously, i buy so many Nintendo games. It's even more painful when Club Nintendo codes still comes with the games bu you can't use them. :(

Chariblaze

#27

Chariblaze said:

Already have, Pictobits, so I'm done. Don't have enough coins to get everything willy-nilly anymore.

Haxonberik

#28

Haxonberik said:

Ok Pictobits saved this package and they're finally offering 3DS downloads, so Im happy, downloading Pictobits right away. Too bad they started 3DS downloads with Urban Champion...

rjejr

#31

rjejr said:

I don't think I've ever read about ANY of these games before.Well maybe Ecoshot, I'm not sure. Not really a front page that is going to make people want to run out and join Club Nintendo now is it? Don't they at least have some crappy Mario off-shoot that at least looks good? Definitely seems the worst of the months. By far the worst on first glance.

OK, so I went back and read all of the reviews and I'm still not impressed. I would have bought Eco Shooter if it had multiplayer. Who makes a lightgun game w/o multiplayer? We have Link's Crossbow training, which also isn't multiplayer, but I'm sure is superior to this is every way should I feel the need to shoot things for an hour.

Oh well, next month has to be better, it's impossible not to be.

Objection

#32

Objection said:

The games selection is getting weaker each month. Eco looks decent I guess but...

BalrogtheMaster

#33

BalrogtheMaster said:

Eco is a pretty decent game, it's by Inteligent Systems (Fire Emblem, Advance Wars), it's definitely good for free. Pick it up!

AddADashOfSalt

#34

AddADashOfSalt said:

Seriously? The first round was good... fluidity, etc. then it just got boring. C'mon, where are you hiding all the good games Nintendo?

thatoneguy4419

#35

thatoneguy4419 said:

Are you serious?! The one time I spend ALL my coins on a reversible pouch THESE games come out! I didn't think the games would be great this time around, but I was clearly WRONG. CURSE YOU NINTENDO!

Dreadjaws

#36

Dreadjaws said:

@Tech101
Coins do expire if they're not used in two years. According to the Club Nintendo FAQ (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/club/en/faq.jsp): "Unredeemed Coins expire after 2 Club Nintendo years (July 1-June 30)"

Anyway, I'll probably be getting PiCTOBiTS. It seems like a good puzzle game and I've always wanted to check it out.

Firejonie

#37

Firejonie said:

Don't have many coins so I don't think I will get either WiiWare title. Will get PiCTOBiTS, I sort of like Urban Champion so I may get it for 150 coins. Though I see how it can get boring after a few rounds.

Torchwood

#39

Torchwood said:

Wow, James guessed correctly on the Wiiware ones in a forum. Sadly I have no interest or memory on my Wii for Wiiware and have both Pictobits and Urban Champion. New physical rewards would be much appreciated.

shinesprite

#40

shinesprite said:

Blast it, I already have Pictobits (listens to Credits+ in head). ;)

As for the others, I think I'll pass.

KingH3nrry

#41

KingH3nrry said:

I swear the games are getting worse and worse as the the months progress... what a disappointment .

Millenia

#42

Millenia said:

eh. I'll try out this Pictobits that everyone is speaking of. Speaking of Club Nintendo, I have been waiting for months for them to restock the 3DS Game Card Case. :'(

EvisceratorX

#43

EvisceratorX said:

I'm actually really glad urban champion is one of them. There's not even the slightest chance that I would ever spend money on that game, so it's nice that it's free!

WolfRamHeart

#44

WolfRamHeart said:

PiCTOBiTS is definitely the best of the bunch here. Too bad that I already own it. I am tempted to get Urban Champion yet I know that it is one of the worst games in existence. I would never spend actual money on it so dare I use my precious coins on it or would I regret doing that? Hmm... :D

SKTTR

#48

SKTTR said:

PICTOBITS and SNOWPACK PARK are the best this time, because they're both made by SKIP who were also responsible for Chibi-Robo, Art Style and Captain Rainbow. These two games make the update - be sure to get them.

Intelligent Systems really dropped the ball on Ecoshooter. Such a short game with heavy lack of content. I was disappointed. Not the same class as Fire Emblem, or say, Pullblox. I can't understand people who favour this one and even Urban Champion above the other two. And you wonder about quality standards.
And Snowpack Park isn't a 6. The reviewer is a 6.

sinalefa

#50

sinalefa said:

Isn't it sad that the only game I know is actually Urban Champion?

In any case, that would be the only one I would never get. My interest has been piqued to pick Pictobits. I need to read the reviews for the other two.

SanFrisco9er

#51

SanFrisco9er said:

Wario jacked my money/coins when I was downloading(ordering) Urban champs it said"something went wrong with your order… but dont worry your coins are safe with wario"I was like fuuu———k!Hand over the money wario and no one gets hurt. Now I only have 10¢ :[ . Whos willing to give me a download code of urban champs IDC if it sucks(i thought it was good(but then i read the comments)).

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