Pinch, punch, start of a new month. Nintendo of Europe has added a small batch of new Rewards to My Nintendo in the region, and as is normal is going for smaller and regular updates in comparison to Nintendo of America.
This time around we have two full downloads - or rather one across two platforms - along with a handful of discounts. We're not sure the offering's going to rock anyone's socks off, but nevertheless here are the details.
- Pilotwings - Wii U eShop 50% discount (25 Gold points until 16th September)
- Pilotwings - New 3DS eShop 50% discount (25 Gold points until 16th September)
- Pilotwings - Wii U eShop full download (65 Gold points until 1st November)
- Pilotwings - New 3DS eShop full download (65 Gold points until 1st November)
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Wii U eShop 40% discount (60 Gold points until 16th September)
- Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition - 3DS eShop 20% discount (600 Platinum points until 16th September)
That's the lot for this update in Europe. It's not as meaty as the North American equivalent, but more will be added sooner in the EU as each territory pursues different strategies.
Let us know what you think of the new additions in the comments.
You get a Pilotwings! You get a Pilotwings! EVERYBODY GETS A PILOTWINGS!!! (Except America)
More nothing, yay.
@BenAV For me its 'More stuff I already own, yay'.
@Mega_Yarn_Poochy Nevermind that, I'm more upset that we don't get discounts/downloads for SNES VC games on N3DS at all! I'd appreciate an option to use my points to get Super Mario Kart or Super PunchOut!! on either N3DS or Wii U, rather than only the latter.
I have loads of points, both gold and platinum, but there's nothing I want to spend them on.
If I had enough gold coins I'd probably get Pilotwings. It's game I've always wanted to try.
I'd have vastly, VASTLY preferred this to what we got in NA, ugh.
Sigh I know this has been echoed a lot around here, but I really miss Club Nintendo!
My Nintendo could have been so epic. Why not just give me £10 eShop credit for every 300 Gold Coins I get (or whatever)
I'll be getting Pilotwings because there's literally nothing else to get and my coins are going to expire soon. :/
So what about my over 3000 Platinum points, Nintendo?
umm not all of us have a new3ds how about giving us old 3ds owners a download as well?!!!
DKC Tropical Freeze for 15 euros! Thanks, I'll take that.
I don't know what they can offer to redeem this reward system, honestly.
The discounts on retail games are not that generous and come way too late in the console's lifespan.
Many people already own the VC games they offer, especially the NES and SNES titles. I can play those in four platforms or so already, I'm not that interested in getting them, even if it's "for free".
Things like miitomo clothing or 3DS themes are just not that enticing.
Games like Zelda Picross and WarioWare Touched are good offerings, but Nintendo can't give us free games each week. Bad for business.
I'm afraid we won't see this reward system take off until the NX and the mobile games that (presumably) take advantage of this are released.
I'm pretty sure that's a reference, but I can't wrap my head around as to what it references.
@AlexSora89 Oprah and that car giveaway, maybe?
Oh, right! Forgot about that one! In my defense, however, I'm not American, so I happen to forget about some of the reference pools sometimes.
For 64 golden coins that you can only get by buying new software over €60, I expected old Pilotwings to be a freebie. This is a bit stingy of Nintendo!
Tropical Freeze is, in my opinion, one of the best Wii U games so that it's a much easier recommendation. I got it at launch though.
Wow, could my luck be changing? I almost bought DKTF yesterday! Glad I waited.
I have over 2500 platinum points I know will expire. I give up. Thanks Nintendo for the service but I will stop.
I'm 5 gold short of Pilotwings,typical!
Got over 3000 plat points now and nothing to spend them on.
I'm not a fan of discounts as I constantly try to get physical games. I'd prefer another ds digital download. Warioware was awesome. At this point I'd prefer club Nintendo back. I've bought enough Nintendo products that I would've been able to get a few rewards in the time it's been closed.
Already have Pilotwings, so nothing of interest here. I'm racking up the Platinum points though, so hope that they have something decent available soon!
Wow, I feel bad for Europe. At least NA gets a nice amount of discounts! (But DKC: TF is definitely worth it.)
club nintendo was much better
@Kameli3 enjoy! Awesome game
@VanillaLake hear hear. I got it at launch too, I regret nothing. Beautiful game
@OorWullie lol me too!
@BensonUii Haha you must be joking... I said 65 because that's what you need for this discount. Yes, you get 70 and not 65. You are so funny...
Here is a question I pose to you all. Why is Nintendo doing this to its biggest fans?
Let's face it, the people, such as ourselves, that engage in My Nintendo Rewards and are active on Nintendo websites like Nintendo Life are some of the biggest fans of Nintendo. We look weekly for the Nintendo Download and keep up with My Nintendo's "reward" system even after they dumped Club Nintendo. How many consumers of Nintendo games and systems do you think keep up with this stuff weekly or even daily? I would vouch it's not that many compared to the sum of the whole. I posit that we are a small section of Nintendo customers that care and are actively involved in their products. How many of their games and consoles are sold to people and especially kids that could care less about this stuff? Many of them probably don't even know about My Nintendo Rewards. They removed game inserts explaining how it works and made it digital purchases only for Gold Coins. This reward system has no footprint like Club Nintendo had, and that was their choice. We are the ones that seek it out. Yet Nintendo continues to provide a joke of a "reward" system to its most engaged and, I would say, loyal fans. It's quite insulting actually. Before you say that they don't have to provide one, I agree, it's their choice. Yet they do. So why create one that is legitimately focused mainly on engaged fans and then try to make it as invaluable as possible to those same fans? Do you know how deep Nintendo's pockets are? Deep. Real deep. I personally think the company has been off track for years. If they hadn't dominated the handheld market they would have thrown in the towel years ago. They don't have to do this. They don't have to penny pinch their fans and give them non-competitive sales and discounts as well as a laughable My Nintendo Rewards. This shows me that Nintendo doesn't have its pulse on the current industry and they haven't for a long time. So I ask, why is Nintendo providing such a terrible reward system to their biggest fans? The answer is that they simply can and don't care. After the complete panning of this reward system online they refuse to listen to their customers and make it better. This will influence me when it comes to supporting their future consoles and I hope it would do the same to you. Focus on the "why?" instead of just the bad rewards. Do we deserve better? I think we do or scrap the whole thing. It's an insult.
@MJInnocent Yeah, I think Retro did a much better job with Tropical Freeze than with Returns. Probably, the new employees helped them in achieving a much better visual art. David Wise's soundtrack helps, too.
Wii U has a few amazing 2D platformers if you include Yoshi's Woolly World (which I love, too). If only it had a real 3D Mario game...
I think I'll go for Pilotwings on the Wii u. I never played it before, and I have the points.
Here is a fan reaction after reading the new "rewards" offers.
Youre the best, Nintendo. Dont forget to add some digital underpants for Mittomo for 500 platinum points.
Can someone explain to me how it works? you use the coins to get 50% off?
Gold coins don't let you get it for nothing?
@SavageGM amen mate, amen... I am one of those fans I have put so much money into Nintendo products over a period of 20 years, the club reward system was just that, a reward for being a loyal fan. I don't feel that way anymore sadly....
@BensonUii No offence intended, by the way.
@PinkSpider Yep. Instead of giving 50% off on extremely expensive SNES ROMs, why they don't just sell these games at the right price and with a cross-buy option? And where is Pilotwings 64? Yohi's Island? Super Mario All Stars? Compared to the other digital stores, Nintendo's is lamentable.
Just gonna keep on saving my digital money
the only thing I like about My Nintendo are the 3DS themes we get now and then. Other than that Club Nintendo was far superior, a sentiment I thought I would never utter.
Seems the new additions only benefit me. XD Quite shamefully, I've never owned or even played Pilotwings before, but saving towards free downloads for both my Wii U and 3DS now, there's no excuse. XD
But yeah, I would have expected another exclusive download now that Warioware Touched has ended at least. Even another DS download would have done, even if they are counted as DSiWare software there are more then enough small DS titles to fit the build (Yoshi Touch and Go comes to mind).
Oh well, maybe by the time TP Picross has ended, they would have made another brand new exclusive (Urban Champion Picross anyone? XD).
@VanillaLake YES! I love Yoshi's Woolly World too, enjoyed every minute of it, delightful. I do love 3D World too I have to say, it's the reason I bought my Wii U, the day SM3DW was released actually.
It's a bit crap, really.
If I get 9001 platinum coins, will I be able to get Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for free?
But I already own Pilotwings...damn...
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