Those that have a Club Nintendo account have been able to bring home some pretty cool rewards thus far just for buying and registering some of their favorite games on Nintendo systems. As those signed up for the fan-centric service are already well aware, it’s possible to reach two tiers that will provide users the ability to select various prizes based on their rank at the end of the year, and Nintendo has just announced what awaits eager consumers for 2014.

In a surprising twist, the Big N has opted to bail on physical gifts and instead is offering its supporters a number of different downloadable Wii U and 3DS titles as penance for their continued patronage. Those that achieved Platinum status will have a wider selection of titles to choose from as a whole, but Gold-level members can choose from a number of Virtual Console classics that are currently available on both the 3DS and Wii U.

Overall, the games up for grabs are ones that have been widely available for a number of months, which may come as a bit of a peeve to dedicated fans, but there’s still a bountiful selection to choose from. The list of games currently being offered to Club Nintendo’s 2014 Platinum and Gold status users can be found below:

  • Game & Wario (Wii U) — Platinum
  • NES Remix (Wii U) — Platinum
  • Earthbound (Wii U) — Platinum
  • Dr. Luigi (Wii U) — Platinum
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS) — Platinum
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle (3DS) — Platinum
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western (3DS) — Platinum
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (3DS) — Platinum
  • Ice Climber (Wii U) — Platinum/Gold
  • Kid Icarus (Wii U) — Platinum/Gold
  • Super Mario Bros. (Wii U) — Platinum/Gold
  • Zelda II: The Adventures of Link (Wii U) — Platinum/Gold
  • Donkey Kong 3 (3DS) — Platinum/Gold
  • Wario Land II (3DS) — Platinum/Gold
  • Metroid (3DS) — Platinum/Gold
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS) — Platinum/Gold

Despite offering a quality game or classic to consumers for free, some fans will be understandably be a little disappointed when comparing this year’s Club Nintendo rewards to those featured in the past. While some will dismiss those disappointed by these prizes as “entitled,” there’s no doubt that these items just don’t compare to the likes of the Super Mario Bros. figurine that was handed out to loyal Club Nintendo fans back in 2010.

Still, a free game is a free game, and there’s bound to be at least one title that diehard Ninty fans can pick up. If that’s not the case, then maybe gamers can make a friend or significant other’s day by offering them the as-of-yet unclaimed game to play for themselves. We doubt anyone would be disappointed by that.

What do you think of this year’s Club Nintendo rewards? Let us know in the comments below!


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Source: Club Nintendo