Hello? Yes, the free NES game is now up!

Last night Nintendo updated the Shop Channel on Wii, paving the way for anyone who spent 500 Points on the Internet Channel to claim their free NES game, as we reported on way back when.

If you're entitled, you'll need to connect to the Wii Shop Channel and run the update, then reconnect and look out for the onscreen help to get you close to your free NES title. If you're not entitled, well, you got the Internet Channel for free, so it all evens out in the wash.

European readers might also be interested to hear that the Connection Ambassador Promotion designed to encourage Wii owners to get their friends online is now also activated, meaning you can earn free Nintendo Points and games just by convincing your Wii-owning chums to experience the world of WiFi Connection.

All-in-all, a pretty good day for Internet Nintendo goodness all around.