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Shack PSA: Download your 3DS Ambassador games now

Although the free NES games for 3DS Ambassadors weren't supposed to be live until tomorrow, clever fans have discovered that you can download the games right now.

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Although the free NES games for 3DS Ambassadors weren't supposed to be live until tomorrow, clever fans have discovered that you can download the games right now. Ten NES games are available for 3DS early adopters, including the original Metroid, Super Mario Bros, and Zelda. But how do you take advantage of this offer?

Nintendo details the process on its support page (via Joystiq):

  • From the Nintendo 3DS HOME menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon.
  • Scroll left and select "Settings / Other."
  • Scroll down and select "Your Downloads" to view a list of transactions.
  • The NES game will be listed here once it is available to download. Tap "Redownload," then "Download" to begin the download process.

It appears that the Ambassador program works by having games appear in your account as already purchased, hence the need to "redownload" games that you have not yet downloaded. This process should remain the same for when the remaining ten Game Boy Advance games are gifted to 3DS early adopters.

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    August 31, 2011 11:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, How to download your 3DS Ambassador games, available now.

    Although the free NES games for 3DS Ambassadors weren't supposed to be live until tomorrow, clever fans have discovered that you can download the games right now.

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      August 31, 2011 11:41 AM

      Done, and done.

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      August 31, 2011 12:26 PM

      Woot.

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      August 31, 2011 1:29 PM

      Can't wait to play through Zelda, it's been probably 16-17 years since I played the original.

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        August 31, 2011 6:02 PM

        Think I will do this too.Its been 22+years I think.I never beat metroid 1 it was damn hard.If i breeze through it I will be shocked.I thought it was like Ninja Gaiden hard in sections.But maybe I just sucked back than.

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      August 31, 2011 2:28 PM

      There is no section of my Other Settings that says downloads or redownload.

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        August 31, 2011 2:54 PM

        oh I found it on one of them, but not the other :(