My Hanafuda cards are in the mail!

#1 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

Just because I sold my Wii a couple months back to pay rent doesn't mean I can't enter my old games' serial numbers into Nintendo's database to redeem rewards! With my friend's copy of Punch-Out!! I was pushed into 800-coin territory, and I redeemed said coins for Mario-themed Hanafuda cards! Anyone else bothering with this Club Nintendo stuff? And if so, what are you spending your coins on?



#2 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

What are hanafuda cards?

My Nintendo games are from the shitty Greek Nintendo partner Nortec and don't have point cards, not even hardware like the classic controller :-(

#3 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

They're the business Nintendo started in. It's a Japanese playing card set. I'm sure it'll come with instructions on a couple game types. If not, there's always the internet.

#4 Posted by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

Oh great, the only stars I had are expired... Not that they were many, but I could have gotten a points card... Now I just have 60.

#5 Posted by ahoodedfigure (4240 posts) -

Cool :)  That would probably have been what I would have gone for if I'd had the coins, although I think if I had the choice I might go for a traditional design rather than a Mario'd-up version :)  Be sure to tell us about the quality, and maybe show a few of the cards off in pics! :)

#6 Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell (2093 posts) -

You can only register Nintendo published games, or I would have had some hanafuda cards a while ago. I'm at 710 right now, need a couple more games....

#7 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -
@MasterOfPenguins_Zell:
When was the last time you checked your account? If you uploaded a bunch of serial numbers a month or more ago, you can now fill out surveys on each game and get an extra 10 points for filling them out. If you have 9 games (Wii, DS, WiiWare, doesn't matter), and you fill out surveys for each, you can get the 800 points you need.

Also, I didn't see a traditional design set. I saw Mario Party themed (Occidental I'm assuming) playing cards, and Mario themed Hanafuda ones.

And yes, I'll be sure to take hellaphotos of the first Hanafuda session my friends and I have.
#8 Posted by SpinCookie (680 posts) -
@Al3xand3r said:
" Oh great, the only stars I had are expired... Not that they were many, but I could have gotten a points card... Now I just have 60. "
Wha?  You can't get Wii points cards through club nintendo...
#9 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

Yeah, I don't know what that guy was talking about either.

#10 Posted by SolidEyeSystem (76 posts) -

I only had enough points for the Mario DS game case, but it's pretty cool looking.  Came with a bunch of styluses too.

#11 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -
@SpinCookie said:
"Wha?  You can't get Wii points cards through club nintendo... "
You can in the UK one, if you noticed I said stars, not coins :-P

Alas, I have nothing. All I can get is a wallpaper x-D
#12 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

Wow, the UK system's fucked. The range is from wallpapers to something that has value in actual money?

#13 Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell (2093 posts) -
@Suicrat:
All my registrations.
#14 Posted by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -
@Suicrat said:
" Wow, the UK system's fucked. The range is from wallpapers to something that has value in actual money? "
What's fucked about that? Obviously the actual items cost way more stars...
#15 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

O, that's lame. Are there 2 Nintendo-published games you want to purchase between now and the end of the year?

#16 Posted by Suicrat (3764 posts) -

Sorry, I didn't mean 'fucked' in that sense. I just meant confusing.

But how could you be just short of a Wii points card and only be able to afford a wallpaper?

#17 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

I didn't say I'm just short. As I said, 700 of my stars expired (I don't even know how), now I have but 60. Big difference.

#18 Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell (2093 posts) -

Yeah, there probably will be. I'll end up getting Wii Sports Resort... I'll find something else, the problem is that I've bought plenty of DS games, (Just recently bought two) and they're just not first party so no points for me. Oh well, I'll figure it out.

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