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Awesome Mario Kart Trophies Added to Club Nintendo Europe

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Four available for 5000 stars each

We suspect, based on our community game nights and events — they will return! — that Mario Kart 7 is pretty high on a number of favourite game lists. The franchise is also the classic multiplayer experience on Nintendo systems, successfully bringing out the most competitive instincts in players.

Naturally, if you play with friends you may want to up the ante, so the new Mario Kart trophies available on Club Nintendo Europe may be worth a look. They cost a fair amount at 5000 stars each, so you'd better start filling out surveys now.

Will you be blowing your collected stars on these, or are they out of your budget? We'll keep an eye out for their appearance in North America, too.


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User Comments (92)



Araknie said:

Well, i'll start adding stars again then, i need that Lightning one badly.



ledreppe said:

They're just cheap plastic last time I heard about them. Not worth 5000 stars. I recently spent all my stars on a Mushroom Kingdom figurine and 3DS card case.



RupeeClock said:

I knew I was saving up my stars for a reason, now I just ordered myself that awesome Lightning trophy to go with my Shell trophy!



FritzFrapp said:

Not true. My son has had the medium sized shell trophy for some time. They're made out of a sort of chrome-plated resin and feel pleasingly heavy. Definitely one of the better offers on the European Club Nintendo.



Jonny said:

I was going to save up for a second SNES pad but this could convince me instead...



SphericalCrusher said:

Damn! I've been checking Club Nintendo every day for months, looking for new items (Since I missed the Yoshi WiiU case). We need more items in NA Club Nintendo!



PorllM said:

Just ordered the mushroom, haven't wanted anything on the stars catalogue in 4-5 years this is awesome



DreamyViridi said:

Earlier this year, I won the Shell Cup at an Expo.
It'd be awesome if they were offering the Mushroom Cup as a prize at the next Expo later this year. I love the look of that one.



NintyMan said:

Dat Lightning Cup Trophy.

You Europeans have no excuse to complain about your Club Nintendo.



ledreppe said:


I was pleasently surprised by the quality of it! Although I couldn't help feeling it was rather expensive, and maybe I could've spent my stars on something else. It'll sit proud on my gaming shelves, collecting dust obviously.



andreoni79 said:

@DestinyMan @Luigi Tornado
Europe never had games as rewards... We can still have Nintendo points cards. For 1000 points we just have to register 16 games!
USA had Mario Rpg for 200 coins...



Nintenjoe64 said:

@UnseatingKDawg @DestinyMan @LUIGITORNADO
The vast majority of the EU Club Nintendo rewards are absolutely terrible. Notepads or stickers. The US rewards are regularly updated and include games but this is the first new thing on the EU eshop in ages. The MK7 trophies need about 30 games worth of points.



Volmun said:

@andreoni79 i think the only games we have had in the EU/UK star catalog is Mario Tenice (GBA) Game and watch collection on DS and a physical Game & Watch game.

@Nintenjoe64 & @andreoni79 Thank-you for pointing that out to the ppl who are unaware on this.



solcross said:

@Nintenjoe64 It's a trade-off, because NoA's rewards are basically what you're describing. You guys get cool trophies, and we get game rewards that are sometimes good, and we both get a lot of useless garbage. To be honest I'd still rather have the trophies.



Sean_Aaron said:

Still waiting for something worthwhile. I was going to get the Mario laces, but naturally they're gone...I've still got surveys to do; sure wish the website was less clunky!



Gioku said:

Wow, again? I guess there's not much hope we'll see these in the US... oh well...



Fingeldor said:

I'm really tired of seeing the same stuff in North America, please bring these, or something else.



Barbiegurl777 said:

Yeah this is ridiculous. Some of the North American gamer's over here would enjoy getting the same trophies as well. The banana & mushroom trophy be nice to have in my room sitting on my dresser lol. Let's go NA Club Nintendo!!

Happy Gaming! (^_^)



ricklongo said:

Man, I hope those come to Latin America!

Oh wait... the Club Nintendo would have to be available here first.



idork99 said:

I'm jealous. I'd get one if they brought it to NA. Who cares if it's cheap plastic. They're awesome looking.



UnseatingKDawg said:

@Nintenjoe64: While I can agree that notepads and stickers are terrible, the US shop isn't updated regularly outside of new game downloads.

Know what? Let's just agree that Japan has it best, and that just sucks.



rdp223 said:

How many stars do you guys accumulate with a system or a game?

I really wish NA had some dope stuff...ahhh. I want that lighting bolt trophy.



Yosher said:

Already had the banana, mushroom and shell ones from the last time they were on. This is the first time the lightning one is on too though, ordered it right away! That will be 6 cups I'll have, including the Leaf and Special cup trophies too. But now I'm all out of stars. I hope that, when they come, I'll have enough to purchase both the Flower and Star cups as well!



ikki5 said:

YAY!!!! NA club nintendo still has mostly garbage while UK gets key chains, wii points cards, music CDs, an NA platinum reward and these..... plus a few other decent things



SilentHunter382 said:

Already have the Shell trophy the last time they put it up. May get the lighting one this time if I have enough points saved up.



tsm7 said:

What is the star to coin ratio? If these were in NA, would they be 500 coins each?



SilentHunter382 said:

You get 250 stars for each Wii U and 3ds game you add to your account.

Ok I will be short 650 stars if I add my unused codes. Not worth it to get codes only. If I was only short one then ya I would have. Ah well I still have my shell one.



Xaltheron said:

Have 2000 atm, I just hope they're not out of stock again by the time I get 5000...



Doma said:

@PinkSpider I've been registering games since the GC days and only collected about half that in total. Let me guess, you buy/register every Nintendo game available? lol



Mk_II said:

i've got the Banana Cup trophy last time around because the Green Shell was sold out immediately. And now i don't have enough stars... poor me

BTW: they are expensive but worth it. Very high quality and NOT made of plastic!



ULTRA-64 said:

Anybody having trouble registering games lately? I keep getting errors and problems =(



sleepinglion said:

Sometimes I think the US Club gets overstocked items from other clubs... I caved a year or two ago and bought my own SNES and NES Wiimote attachments from a pro who puts classic controller parts in those shells. Works great, but I'd given up on the US store giving us cool controllers.



Darkness3131 said:

I went to a mario kart tournament once (wii though) and I won. All I got was a mint tin.... On a side note these are so pretty.... NA, NA, NA!



Obito_Sigma said:

That Mushroom trophy looks beautiful... but 5000? I wonder how many games you'd have to buy before they expire by July 2015. Is that 5000 coins for anyone who lives in America?



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mantez said:

I wish the Aussie Club Nintendo would get these I have a heap of stars waiting to be used, but all we get is pikmin tote bags and note books



Ras said:

@One-Winged-Pit I would never waste coins on a game I can buy for cash. With my luck, the second I gave up my coins, they'd offer something really cool that I then couldn't afford.



Matthew94 said:


Just bring back the loving SNES controller, I have 9050 points waiting for that loving thing.
Watch the profanity please — TBD



TARDIS-Blue_Blur said:

@Obito_Tennyson No It wont. We get 250Stars for Wii U and 3DS games and 200 - 250Stars for Wii and DS games. The Wii U and Wii is 1000 Stars worth. 3DS 750Stars. DS 500Stars.

I will get one of the Trophies as soon as my Wii U got registered! x3



allav866 said:

These are better than the Club Nintendo of America's Platinum Rewards, and they aren't even Platinum Rewards. Well, there's always eBay...



SMW said:

That green shell looks as if its about to fire a massive green laser beam! Target locked: Sony HQ.



GamerZack87 said:

I would get one, if not for two key problems:

1. I don't have anywhere near enough Stars
2. I live in Allforgottenaboutland, aka Oceania



JaxonH said:

Oceania? Let me guess.... New Zealand maybe? Or is it one of the smaller islands?

Guess we really are a mixed community from the world over...



GamerZack87 said:

@JaxonH: Actually it's mainland Australia, but by saying "Oceania" I include the other even more forgotten places as well. Basically I feel as though Nintendo of Europe is still in the 1600s and doesn't know that we even exist...



JaxonH said:

I do notice that a lot actually. I remember reading the articles about Metroid Prime Trilogy not getting a steelcase in Australia, the only region not to get one. Don't get me wrong, here in the US I miss out on some things, like the Xenoblade LE packaged with Red Pro Controller and the Pandora's Tower steelcase, and we ALL miss out on the cool things Japan gets- all the amazing 3DS models, the Wii U models and bundles, the JP only games like Yakuza HD, but I really can't complain.

I just wish they'd announce that extended Gamepad battery for NA. It releases Oct 4 in EU (not sure whether that includes your region as well). Nintendo controllers have never been region locked, so I doubt the battery for a controller would be. Maybe it can be imported or something...



GamerZack87 said:

@JaxonH: We haven't even received a Wii U price drop in Australia, let alone heard any news about the upgraded GamePad battery or white Premium Pack. And I already got the most worthwhile items from the Australian Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue (G&W Collection 1 and 2), so now it's a matter of waiting for a CN update.



unrandomsam said:

Still junk. I was about 500 points short of the SNES Classic Controller when it went out of stock. (Only thing I actually wanted). Got one of the game cases but I am not bothered about at all about tat like this.



Ultrasyd said:

I was about to reach 7000 stars soon with Zelda, AC IV and Watch_dogs, but I'm not sure they will propose better in the following month... So I spent 5000 stars for a toad trophée



Grustein said:

@DestinyMan Yes, I have a good reason to complain about it, it's only a few countries that have it.

I'm sorry, I'm just bitter. They habe so much cool stuff I can't get my hands on T.T



shiftyraccoon said:

Does anyone in the UK / Europer have any points cards they're not using to help me get 2000 points to get hold of one of these!?



FishieFish said:

I doubt anyone would give you 8 game codes.

Also if these are still up tomorrow I am ordering the Lightning one!
Also you Americans, quit complaining!
You get everything early and so many games that never come to Europe!



Volmun said:

my lightning trophy terned up this morning 8D.... i would have posted erlyer.. my net has bean going mad to day -_-

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