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    The Nintendo 3DS is a portable game console produced by Nintendo. The handheld features stereoscopic 3D technology that doesn't require glasses. It was released in Japan on February 26, 2011 and in North America on March 27, 2011.

    Game Boy Advance 3DS Ambassador Lineup Mostly Revealed

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    patrickklepek

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    Edited By patrickklepek
    Minish Cap is one of those GBA games that just never made it into my GBA or DS. Can't wait!
    Minish Cap is one of those GBA games that just never made it into my GBA or DS. Can't wait!

    Nintendo promised early adopters of 3DS a suite of NES and Game Boy Advance titles by the end of the year, and the clock is ticking on the second wave. Naturally, I still haven't played Zelda II.

    Those games are definitely coming, though. Both Japanese and European 3DS owners are reporting having received SpotPass notifications about the games being delivered on Friday.

    Each territory is passing along the same game lineup, too:

    It’s expected a similar notification will arrive on American 3DS machines, but that hasn’t happened as of this writing. Please, please let The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap be on there--I’ve never played it!

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    #1  Edited By patrickklepek
    Minish Cap is one of those GBA games that just never made it into my GBA or DS. Can't wait!
    Minish Cap is one of those GBA games that just never made it into my GBA or DS. Can't wait!

    Nintendo promised early adopters of 3DS a suite of NES and Game Boy Advance titles by the end of the year, and the clock is ticking on the second wave. Naturally, I still haven't played Zelda II.

    Those games are definitely coming, though. Both Japanese and European 3DS owners are reporting having received SpotPass notifications about the games being delivered on Friday.

    Each territory is passing along the same game lineup, too:

    It’s expected a similar notification will arrive on American 3DS machines, but that hasn’t happened as of this writing. Please, please let The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap be on there--I’ve never played it!

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    #2  Edited By whylessness
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    #3  Edited By Boiglenoight

    Some good stuff here. Not bad Nintendo.

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    #4  Edited By EmuLeader

    Wow. Those are some really good games. Very surprised. Pleasantly so.

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    #5  Edited By CyleMoore

    I love you Nintendo.

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    #6  Edited By RE_Player1

    When are they going to properly sell GBA games? I bought a 3DS this week and would love to buy the GBA Fire Emblem games.

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    #7  Edited By sl1ppyfist

    I hope we don't have to wait until Christmas

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    #8  Edited By BlatantNinja23

    awww for some reason i thought Super Mario Bros. 3: Super Mario Advance 4 was on that list.... guess i missed read that a couple months ago.... great list of games though

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    #9  Edited By UltorOscariot

    Considering how weak I thought half of the NES games were, I'm actually a little impressed Nintendo didn't give us another half-assed selection of GBA titles.

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    #10  Edited By ChasingTheSun

    Metroid Fusion? Minish Cap? Aweeeee yeah!

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    #11  Edited By Donkey_Kong

    I logged many hours into Wario Land 3 as a kid, but that's the only one i've ever played. Can't wait to check out 4. These are great choices by Ninty.

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    #12  Edited By abendlaender

    Awesome choices Ninty

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    #13  Edited By linkster7

    That are some awesome games. Excuse to play through Minish Cap, yes please.

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    #14  Edited By Hosstile17

    Pretty pumped. My 3DS is going to get tons of action when I go home for the holidays!

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    Minish Cap is amazing. Ezlo!!

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    #16  Edited By ohthejawsoflife

    So stoked about fire emblem even though i own a copy

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    #17  Edited By DumlaoX

    Excellent selection of games here. Can't wait to play some Metroid Fusion again on my 3DS.

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    #18  Edited By Soulblitz

    Minish Cap is LEGIT

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    #19  Edited By sparklykiss

    Oh gosh, please let me have these. I am super duper stoked about this. :D

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    #20  Edited By fatwreck

    This is an extremely generous offering from nintendo. Little bit of everything, no chuff. This along with the 10 free NES games more than makes up for them.

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    #21  Edited By MisterMouse

    man I like kirby nightmare in dreamland a bit better but not a bad list.

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    Hats off to Nintendo for offering some absolutely classic games as pittance for the 3DS pricing snafu. Especially when you see the dreck Microsoft and Sony offered their customers after shitting the bed when XBOX Live and PSN were down.

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    #23  Edited By drevilbones

    This list is fantastic and reminds me that the GBA was a great system with some great games. I can't wait for these!

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    #24  Edited By Applederp

    None of these are Advance Wars or the first Golden Sun, so zero fucks are given.

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    #25  Edited By blurienh

    Original wario ware is still the best

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    #26  Edited By Shaanyboi

    Minish Cap is highly underrated. That game was pretty fucking cool..

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    #27  Edited By recroulette

    Advance Wars was the reason I bought a GBA, hopefully it will make it to the VC eventually.

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    #28  Edited By oraknabo

    How about Mother 3?

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    That list...actually comprises some amazing games.

    Huh.

    Metroid Fusion is probably my favourite handheld game of all time, along with the original Advance Wars.

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    #30  Edited By halberdierv2

    whohoo, 7 out of the 10 here I'm super stoked for. i just hope these are all for the US audience as well.

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    #31  Edited By Bevinsky

    Minish Cap is one of my favorite Zelda games ever. It's a shame they didn't give the Wind Waker universe the same treatment on the DS. Didn't like the DS games at all.

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    #32  Edited By beard_of_zeus

    Nice list! I've never played Minish Cap either, so hopefully NA gets it too.

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    #33  Edited By Hef

    Those are way better games than the first batch. I am going to play every single one of those.

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    #34  Edited By Vandersveldt

    @UltorOscariot: They said we will never be able to purchase GBA games on the 3DS. Therefor, no reason not to just give us the good ones :) They couldn't give us the best NES game because they plan on selling those down the road.

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    #35  Edited By Y2Ken

    No Advance Wars? Bummer. Still a pretty good list though.

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    #36  Edited By Video_Game_King

    Which Zelda games have you played, Patrick? (Skyward Sword and Zelda II don't count; we know about those.)

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    #37  Edited By ckeats

    That's a surprisingly deadly line up. Stuff like that makes me have zero regrets for getting this thing in launch day.
    I'm most excited about Minish cap as, not even a week ago I was scanning around eBay for a copy.

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    #38  Edited By Wright

    I remember playing the hell out of Fire emblem, great game!

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    #39  Edited By jasondesante

    yea and I bet the GBA zelda is gonna be the one patrick actually attempts to play.

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    #40  Edited By fishmicmuffin

    These are all fantastic games. Hopefully they'll be available for download soon!

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    #41  Edited By Julmust

    @TeflonBilly: Yeah, seriously. Didn't even bother getting the free stuff.

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    #42  Edited By Krystal_Sackful

    @TeflonBilly:

    Wipeout HD is NOT dreck.

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    #43  Edited By durden77

    Hell yes I never got to play Minish Cap! So many games on this list I'm so happy to have. Metroid Fusion is one of the best games I've ever played, let alone on the GBA.

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    #44  Edited By Dopey2400

    Not a bad list. The Golden Sun Games would have been a nice addition. How about Metroid: Zero Mission. That game was really good!

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    #45  Edited By citizenjp

    Hurry up already with it Nintendo! I wanna play Metroid Fusion and Wario Land 4 again :(

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    #46  Edited By TheAsianInvasion

    Minish Cap is still my all time favorite GBA game, spent dozens of hours getting all hearts.

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    Minish Cap was pretty fun though I would gladly trade Mario Kart or Fire Emblem for Mario and Luigi.

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    #48  Edited By DeF

    @Vandersveldt said:

    @UltorOscariot: They said we will never be able to purchase GBA games on the 3DS. Therefor, no reason not to just give us the good ones :) They couldn't give us the best NES game because they plan on selling those down the road.

    They said they don't PLAN to release GBA games on VC. They actually never said "never".

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    #49  Edited By TheHBK

    Yoshi's island, what a piece of shit.

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    #50  Edited By Haziqonfire

    Too many games to play ... I feel overwhelmed!

    I can never complain I have nothing to play on my 3DS now. Never.

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