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Posted by WinterSnowblind

@Chavtheworld said:

@WinterSnowblind: All of the other regions have working Ambassador checkers, to make sure you are an Ambassador, whats up with the EU website being completely busted in that regard? Like, theres a link on the US site for "European" users, which takes you to ambassador.nintendo-europe.com - but it just redirects you to their homepage? I really want to make sure I am an Ambassador as I recieved no notification thingy they were on about on the bombcast, but I have had my 3DS since launch, and its up to date and connected several times to the eShopsince the eShop opened. Similarly the EU site only has a small FAQ and text page on the matter, no massive guide etc like the NA and other sites.

Yeah, NOE have really dropped the ball with this whole thing. I'll honestly be surprised if we even get the games tomorrow.

Posted by Galiant

Nintendo needs to get with the times. It's about time.

Posted by Alex_Carrillo

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

@RE_Player92 said:

Wait you can't save at all? Not even a save state?

@drowsap said:

@ds8k: yea u cant save any you have to play zelda in 1 sitting and with 3 hours or battery life lol hope the updates come soon

That's not quite right. The games act like the Wii VC where when you close out of it, it saves your game right at that point. The only thing that's missing is the ability to create restore points that you can load up at will.

An example: Play 30 minutes of Zelda. Close out of the game,l and it will save you at 30 minutes in. Go load up Ocarina of Time 3D. Once you got your fill of that, you can simply reopen Zelda OG and the game will start right where you left off.

You can even turn off your 3DS and the game will still resume where you quit out of it. So really the lack of a restore point feature isn't that huge of a deal unless you really suck at Mario.

Battery life also lasts a lot longer if you're playing NES games; especially since you're not using the 3D functionality. You'll probably get DS battery life with that.

Posted by PulledaBrad

Why are people crying about no saves? I mean c'mon guys. Its coming. Calm down an appreciate something for nothing. Nintendo didnt have to do this to stop whining about it.

Posted by Alex_Carrillo

@yoshimitz707 said:

@dillinger said:

I don't considering having to click three times, or whatever, all that annoying. Sure it's not in obviously places, but are you really that lazy?

Except you have to do it 30 times to get all the games.

They're giving us 30 games for free?

Posted by AgentOHarah

@Alex_Carrillo said:

@yoshimitz707 said:

@dillinger said:

I don't considering having to click three times, or whatever, all that annoying. Sure it's not in obviously places, but are you really that lazy?

Except you have to do it 30 times to get all the games.

They're giving us 30 games for free?

Learn math, it's good for you.

Posted by xxNBxx

Thanks for the write up Patrick, it made getting the games ez as pie.

Posted by cytracet

I'd like my $70 dollars back. Better yet, give me $250 and take this gameless device away.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Downloaded it all.

Posted by afjkidd5

Even though it was clunky, the process was relatively easy and painless. I'll never say no to free games!

Posted by Management

@Larsa said:

Nothing in Norway yet :(

Thank go it's not just me. We'll have to wait then.

Posted by dbz1995
@AgentOHarah said:

@Alex_Carrillo said:

@yoshimitz707 said:

@dillinger said:

I don't considering having to click three times, or whatever, all that annoying. Sure it's not in obviously places, but are you really that lazy?

Except you have to do it 30 times to get all the games.

They're giving us 30 games for free?

Learn math, it's good for you.

Learn sarcasm, It's good for you.
Posted by Klaimore

Sweet thank you sir Patrick

Posted by ChrisInCali

Playing these on the 3DS' super small screen is useless.

Posted by Skronk61

Haha I probably would have never found them without this post, thanks Patrick.

Posted by MEATBALL

Looks like a tedious process but I'm not so sure solutions from Microsoft or Sony would be much better. The welcome back program was problematic and I'm imagining a process akin to xbox live's licence migration were Microsoft in the same situation (of course they'd be the ones most likely to come up with a pain-free process, like when they gave gold members free Undertow years ago.)

Posted by GunslingerPanda

I'm guessing the UKers aren't getting it then.

Actually, I thought the date for this was tomorrow? Maybe it's different here.

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Posted by Brackynews
I'll stick with my copy of this, thanks Nintendo.
Posted by Anjon

@MEATBALL: Not to rush to Sony's rescue, but the Welcome Back Program was virtually painless. It only have three steps, I think?

1. Click the huge "Welcome Back Program" box on the front page.

2. Download the Welcome Back unlock code.

3. Download your games, which were all in the Welcome Back category. You could just add them to the cart and download them all.

What they COULD have done is have you track down everything on your own (Nintendo style), making you hunt down the Welcome Back download through the normal PSN Store interface, then make you track down every single game on the list manually.

Posted by phrali
@PulledaBrad said:

Why are people crying about no saves? I mean c'mon guys. Its coming. Calm down an appreciate something for nothing. Nintendo didnt have to do this to stop whining about it.

lol
Posted by chikin_n_rofls

this is so goddamn terrible, the things I do for 3ds content...

Posted by megalowho

This shit was so cumbersome I had to take out my stylus for it. At least there's a smooth certificate jam involved.

Posted by MEATBALL

@Anjon said:

@MEATBALL: Not to rush to Sony's rescue, but the Welcome Back Program was virtually painless. It only have three steps, I think?

1. Click the huge "Welcome Back Program" box on the front page.

2. Download the Welcome Back unlock code.

3. Download your games, which were all in the Welcome Back category. You could just add them to the cart and download them all.

What they COULD have done is have you track down everything on your own (Nintendo style), making you hunt down the Welcome Back download through the normal PSN Store interface, then make you track down every single game on the list manually.

There was an issue where if you only grabbed one game in the process you wouldn't be able to download the others until you went through a few screens in account management, not as tedious as this process of course, but it did leave some scratching their heads. Basically, this is the sort of thing where there was always a good chance the process was going to be a little bit odd - this isn't aided by Nintendo's typical online incompetence, but I'm not rushing to put this in quite the same basket as blunders like the friend code system.

Posted by Floppypants

I can't believe I wasted that much time downloading that stuff. The super tiny screen is bad enough, but the controls feel loose too.

Posted by OneManX

It took like maybe 3 mins. for me to download everything, it's a pain, but it's really not that bad.

Posted by awadnin

TY , Nintendo :]

Edited by JackSukeru

Here's a few tips for playing Zelda 2 Patrick:

  • Use your magic for more than the Life spell, it's not too awesome to use so If you run into a room with a bunch of tough enemies, use the 'Shield' spell to half all damage for the duration of the room, it's pretty cheap and basically gives you double your current health.
  • The same goes for the 'Jump' spell. It's only required at a few points in the game but can make some hazardous platforming sections much more manageable.
  • As soon as you get the downward thrust ability; ALWAYS BE DOWNWARD THRUSTING!
  • All Dungeon entrances except for the white, green and final dungeon have a Darknut Statue that randomly spawns a Red Darknut or a Full Magic Jar when struck, and since it is at the very beginning of every dungeon it can be grinded until you have full health and magic (once you have the 'Life' spell).
  • Putting in one of the crystals in the statue following each boss will fill your experience bar up to your next level. Don't use it if you're close to leveling and save the one in the first dungeon for the later levels. The bosses will not respawn.
  • Don't TOUCH the bubbles!!

And with that, I wish you good luck!

Posted by MythDarK

They added the games to the download history for those who created a friend code before August 12. Not so hard to understand.

Posted by streek471

It was tedious, but not that bad, and my 3DS has been getting play time between Link's Awakening DX, OOT3D, and Overclocked so i'm not complaining.

Posted by Katkillad

So many crybabies. "Wahhhhh it took 15 extra seconds inbetween each download... of my FREE games, thanks for nothing Nintendo."

Nintendo has never been known for their ease of use for any of their online software so I don't know why anyone is surprised.

Posted by BBQBram

Fuck, I knew it. I thought that since I had checked into the eStore multiple times since launch I'd be set, but no, you were actually required to get the system update and then check into the eStore. They sure could have worded that better.

Edited by Hyperfludd

You can save, just not in the way you usually can. It's a hard save, not a suspend one. Before you want to switch games or turn off the 3DS, exit the software manually by pressing home, then the X button.

I only downloaded 3 out of the 10 games because..I don't really care about the rest. Yoshi, which turned out to be a pretty meh puzzler, the always entertaining Balloon Fight and Zelda 2 for the same reason as Patrick.

Edited by somethingdumb
Posted by Gonmog

really? :/

Posted by Jolt92

I need this to roll out in Europe now, I want to play Metroid.

Posted by The_Nubster

what.

Posted by MisterMouse

That seems like a crazy way to do things, and all Nintendo has to say for itself is... "Sorry."

Posted by Secret_Italian_Supercat

Nintendo seriously needs to acquire somebody and learn how to do digital distribution. If they don't figure this crap out the are quickly going to become well and truly irrelevant.

Posted by GaZZuM

Another UK user who hasn't had them added to his downloads yet :/

Posted by Tacobot

Thanks for the update and the little walkthrough Mr. Klepek.

Edited by MrKlorox

Weird. I was on the 3DS Store an hour or two ago and NOTHING hinted that these things were there.  
 
Swipe, tap, swipe, tap, swipe multiple times to find the game, tap, tap, wait for download, tap, repeat 9 more times. That's WAY more than 30 actions.
 
Oh Nintendo, why must you be so Nintendo? One of these days it's really gonna screw you over.

Posted by Comicfan47

Ehh dont have a 3DS yet, dont know if im going to buy one either. If I do it would probably be in another 9 months. Think they will still be up then???

Posted by Th3_James

Awesome. Now over the next year I will play Legend of Zelda on the shitter.

Posted by LordXavierBritish

Yoshi is fucking terrible.
 
Why isn't this Tetris Attack. They should release Tetris Attack again.

Edited by Cubical

those crap n64 Zelda games sucked balls and majora,s mask was one of the worst things Nintendo ever shot out of there ass. of course Zelda 2 is better Zelda has sucked since it left hthe snes 19 years ago.

Posted by endless_void
@Katkillad said:

So many crybabies. "Wahhhhh it took 15 extra seconds inbetween each download... of my FREE games, thanks for nothing Nintendo."

Nintendo has never been known for their ease of use for any of their online software so I don't know why anyone is surprised.

Lmfao are you fucking stupid? I paid 50 bucks for these lousy snes games that I already own. I don't even need to explain why :|
Posted by prestonhedges

@RockmanBionics said:

Here's a few tips for playing Zelda 2 Patrick:

  • Use your magic for more than the Life spell, it's not too awesome to use so If you run into a room with a bunch of tough enemies, use the 'Shield' spell to half all damage for the duration of the room, it's pretty cheap and basically gives you double your current health.
  • The same goes for the 'Jump' spell. It's only required at a few points in the game but can make some hazardous platforming sections much more manageable.
  • As soon as you get the downward thrust ability; ALWAYS BE DOWNWARD THRUSTING!
  • All Dungeon entrances except for the white, green and final dungeon have a Darknut Statue that randomly spawns a Red Darknut or a Full Magic Jar when struck, and since it is at the very beginning of every dungeon it can be grinded until you have full health and magic (once you have the 'Life' spell).
  • Putting in one of the crystals in the statue following each boss will fill your experience bar up to your next level. Don't use it if you're close to leveling and save the one in the first dungeon for the later levels. The bosses will not respawn.
  • Don't TOUCH the bubbles!!

And with that, I wish you good luck!

He only needs one tip: Error is actually fundamental to your journey.

Posted by DantronLesotho

I can't fathom how anyone can give a shit about NES classics these days after they've been available in ROM form for SO long. Super Mario Bros. 1? Really?

Posted by AquaGeneral

Why in this day and age, especially with digital downloads that they do not come out worldwide at the same time. There is no excuse, all it does it make other users wait an extra day, making it slightly less enjoyable by the time they finally get a chance to play it.

Posted by OriginalGman

Jeff is dead fucking wrong. As biased as I am towards 3D Zelda games, I love the classic ones just fine too. But any game that requires you to stumble through a dark cave BEFORE you find the damn candle that will illuminate it could never best Majora's unique time travel mechanic and crazy-ass characters. "I am error" does not beat a hand sticking out of a toilet asking you for something to wipe with.

People may have had trouble with Majora's Mask the first time they played it, but it still gives you some fucking context about what's going on and what you need to do, and it is totally beatable without a guide. The first Zelda gives you little direction, but you can do the dungeons in any order so long as you have a few items. Zelda II is like a pinata at a birthday party, except you were blindfolded across the street and there's heavy traffic and someone kicked you in the nuts. But hopefully candy will still come out.

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