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Australian Connection Ambassador Promotion Ends 21st November

Posted by Brad Long

Connect those friends, fast

You may or may not remember the Connection Ambassador program that Nintendo started three years ago.

For those catching up, it granted those who could get ten friends to connect their Wii to the internet the ability to download every NES game from the Virtual Console for the grand price of absolutely nothing.

Nintendo of Australia has recently announced that the Ambassador Program will officially come to a close on the 21st of November this year, ending just in time for the launch of the Wii U.

Those who have already reached the gold or platinum status and have not yet downloaded their titles will still be entitled to after the close of the program. It might be time to get those stubborn friends to get their Wii consoles connected to the internet!

We currently have no confirmation if this is happening in Europe, but with Australia and Europe almost being on par with everything these days, don't be surprised to hear something from Nintendo of Europe in the next couple of days.

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User Comments (8)

Jamouse

#1

Jamouse said:

Did anyone actually ever manage to connect 10 other people and claim those nes games?

Starwolf_UK

#5

Starwolf_UK said:

I thought it was only Nintendo published NES games?

"We currently have no confirmation if this is happening in Europe"
http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/news/2011/the_connection_ambassador_promotion_ends_on_21st_november_55213.html
So yes and same day. Reminders are always welcome because as you can see, the original NOE story can so easily be missed. Interesting fact:
"After the end of the promotion, it will no longer be possible to gift titles which you received due to your Gold or Platinum status."
Does this mean gift copies were free as well?

I would ~guess~ it has expired in Japan and also IIRC, never launched in America. But I'd wager the Wii U launch is a good time to end it as cross-system compatibility could be a nightmare (e.g. can Wii Us and Wiis be friends?).

Chunky_Droid

#6

Chunky_Droid said:

@Starwolf_UK: It was a blink-and-you-miss-it news story on the Nintendo Australia page aswell, no official PR sent out like all the other stories they post, so thanks for the heads up about Europe!

As for the NES games, alas it is every Nintendo published NES game. I wrote the original story and I still missed that bit when I wrote this one ^facepalm^.

Chunky_Droid

#8

Chunky_Droid said:

The news story only appeared on the Australian site on the 26th of October, being a Friday, the news piece wasn't posted up over the weekend, taking it to Monday.

I wasn't aware of it being on the shop either, as I have a US Wii :)

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