3DS Ambassador games now available in the UK

Ten free NES games for the taking

Following their early release in the US, ten 3DS Ambassador games are now available for download in the UK.


In case you missed it, the ten free NES games are part of the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Programme - a thank you from Nintendo to those who showed their support for the 3DS by purchasing the console before August 12, 2011.

The following games are available via the eShop:

  • Super Mario Bros,
  • The Legend of Zelda,
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link,
  • NES Open Tournament Golf,
  • Donkey Kong Jr,
  • Balloon Fight,
  • Ice Climber,
  • Mario & Yoshi,
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Metroid

You'll also find an 'Ambassador Certificate' download which you should grab, too. It's just a video app with a Notification element that will keep you updated on when the other 10 games - GBA titles - will be available to you. Run it and hit the 'Receive Notifications' button on the lower screen.

Nintendo revealed its plans to compensate current 3DS owners with 20 free games at the beginning of the month.

Announced at the same time wereplans to cut the console's price by around a third.

The 3DS price cut came into effect earlier this month causing sales to rocket in Japan at least.