As you know every month the Club Nintendo downloadable rewards change. This month we have Super Mario 64 for 200 coins and Super Metroid for 150 coins. Of course these are for the Wii virtual console, but given that the virtual console release for the Wii U is expected soon, these could be added as Wii U purchases. Nintendo has still not announced an official release date for the Virtual Console, so that’s speculation on my part. The other two rewards available are for the 3DS and include Kirby’s Pinball Land and 3D Classics: Urban Champion for 150 coins. The Wii deals are certainly the better use of coin in my opinion, but what do you guys think? Here’s to hoping we’ll see the Virtual Console for Wii U soon! local_offer club nintendo eShop Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO Earthlock backers will get Switch version if it ever happens Zelda: Breath of the Wild Deluxe guide for $48 on Amazon zhenyaivan i love how we get free games from club nintendo! AAAkabob They’re not free, We essentially are getting 5% back on every dollar we spend. It’s better than nothing, but nothing to love lol David Thany So it is free because we’ve already paid for the products we wanted. These other games we download, we didn’t buy. AAAkabob Free usually means we don’t do anything but get what we want. If this was truly free anyone could get all of these games w/o ever registering anything. It’s like say BOGO-free means you get a free game. You don’t, you get the games at (at best) half the original price each. David Thany It’s still free because you don’t pay for it. AAAkabob -.- I give up, maybe you’ll understand with some higher education classes or after learning about general economics. Look up the saying “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” Adrian Don’t worry man, I know what you are saying. Hopefully once they finish HS they will understand what you are saying. They don’t understand the meaning of “free”, if they think “discount” or “rebate” equates to “free”. David Thany This isn’t a rebate or a discount program. It’s a incentive program. Get a clue will you. AAAkabob It’s a delayed rebate program in it’s simplest form wth are you talking about-.- Maybe not simplest, but it is a rebate program. David Thany I’m sorry rebate usually refers to getting some money back on your original purchase. AAAkabob Not sure if that sorry is genuine. Anyways, Retailers can also give you a gift card to their place of establishment as a rebate. For example, I bought a Macbook Air this past Summer and got 50 dollars off as well as a $100 iTunes/App store gift card. By your logic anything I get using that gift card was free. But the truth is that I had to pay for a Laptop to get it, along with the Laptop. Off to lunch, don’t be offended by anything I say I enjoy convos w/ people who share my interest. David Thany But did you pay additional $ for product B? Also I’m not offended. I understand the internet can get pretty nasty, but it’s cool here. Zorlac79 That is called a “bonus”. Zorlac79 re·bate /ˈrēˌbāt/ A partial refund to someone who has paid too much money for tax, rent, or a utility. AAAkabob Free = given or available without charge I ask you all who oppose my thoughts this. Why can’t I order EVERY game they have available w/o purchasing and/or registering Nintendo’s products and/or taking surveys? Are these “REWARDS” not free? Zorlac79 What kind of discount did you get? How much off? Oh. None! How much money did you get back? Hmmmm, none? Sooo, nope. Not a rebate or a discount. Free. Maybe it took an associates degree to understand that. AAAkabob The amount you get back is the retail price of the game you were rebated. David Thany In this case free just means this: without charge. If I buy a game for $60 and get a game free without charge then it’s free because I didn’t pay any money for it. Sure I paid for my other game but that doesn’t make the free game any less free. If they didn’t add the incentive I still would have bought my $60 game. It’s an insensitive to get people to buy your products that’s all. The game is still free. Zorlac79 Bravo! Excellent use of you “higher education!” Arguing about something that is given to you for free not really being free. Guest im sure he goggled that haha Zorlac79 Googled what? If your talking about the definition, it is the only way to post as a “fact”. AAAkabob I’m sorry I like to educate others and converse others to maybe realize how companies (even the big N) aren’t just giving things away Nilly willy. Tecpedz94 Its not free lol you bought a system or game that provided you with points if you didnt buy a game or so you would never have any points in order to receive the club nintendo rewards :p Its basically a reward for purchasing one of their products that obviously include surveys…. David Thany It’s still free in context of the situation. Your money went to product A and you get product B with no extra cost….so that my friend is free. Adrian David Thany. You are the ideal consumer. Your thought process is completely OWNED by companies and marketing departments. Haha, I used to work for a marketing company, and we would make our deals to appeal to people like you who actually thought we were in fact giving you free stuff :). David Thany If I buy a $3 burger and it’s buy one get one free. And I only pay $3 for it ,but get two, I indeed got one free. Adrian That’s what you like to think to think you got a deal. And that’s what the burger joint would have you think. But in reality you are actually buying two at 50% price. But even worse, you are FORCED to buy two. It’s a strategy to give a discount, but force consumers to purchase a certain amount of the discounted item. The same goes for all Buy X get 1 free deals. Honestly, put yourself in any companies shoes and realize EVERYTHING IS DONE TO MAKE A PROFIT. You, the consumer, are not getting favors done for you. AAAkabob I’m glad there are educated people on this website. Zorlac79 No it doesn’t! lol. The game or burger sells at a regular price and doesn’t change, in the past and the future to come. Now, if it was a new game or burger sold for too much but get one free, then your point would be valid. AAAkabob What are you talking about? Price doesn’t change? Price always is changing due to things in the background, whether it be because of retail markup, manufacturing costs changing due to an increase in production, etc etc. In short if Nintendo can lower the price of something to get you to buy more and have it be profitable to Nintendo, they will Zorlac79 C’mon, I’m not talking about inflation, or demand, etc. The price of a new game has been $59.99 for how long now? How many times have you paid that price on launch day? And how many times did you get a BOGO offer? For example: You are going to buy the new Zelda. You will go out on release day to get it. You will spend $60. Done! Oh wait, you got there and found out they are offering BOGO! Bonus! You got a free game. Now, if you said “I want the new Zelda.” I won’t pay $60 for it though. Two weeks later you see a BOGO sale. And you say “well, I also want the new Mario.” So you go get both. You just got the two for only $30 each. So in essence, it is all conditional and a mentality. So for those that were going to buy the games either way, with or without the points, it is freebie extras. For those that said I am going to spend $60 for a game so I can get 60 points that will cover half of a $5 game, that is just stupid. And if anyone thinks that people buy $60 games to get points to get a “FREE” $5 game……. AAAkabob But that’s just it, you didn’t get it free because you paid money. You just got an incentive to buy it and the other product. Free is Free, no way around it. Another way to think about it is “with my $60 I received this game aswell as this game” Zorlac79 Well in that sense, nothing at all is ever free then, EVER! You have to pay gas to get to where the free thing is, you have to pay to eat breakfast before you leave, and pay for clothes to wear since they are required. Man, then you have to pay the bills to use said free thing, elec, rent, etc. Next time someone says free, I will flip them off! You have opened my eyes dear friend. : / Adrian Zorlac, you are starting to get it. You have to think about all elements of a situation to determine the value. Although some things are free. It is EXTREMELY rare to get something free from a business (outside of a promo event). David, in terms of your burger analogy, if you get offered a BOGO burger on one day in the week, that’s great. But did you need an extra burger? If every day you just eat one burger, that seems to be your usual need as a consumer. By introducing 50% discounted burgers, and forcing you to buy two to take advantage of the deal, they are pushing you as a consumer to go outside of your normal comfort zone in order to “get in on the deal”. It’s all manipulation. I’m not saying it’s not a good deal, I’m just saying it is what it is….which is a DISCOUNT. AAAkabob YESSSS!!! I applaud you if you are sincerely realizing this. That is the definition to the concept “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” Granted there are still better deals than others, it’s just a matter of “is it worth what I give in exchange for it?” Adrian I think AAKabob already said this. But if these games were really free….why can’t I go on and download them without these coins? Wait, so I have to have purchased games in order to get these coins? OK. — So if a guy on the street tells you, “Hey I’m willing to give you this FREE bouncy ball. All you have to do is first buy this frisbee off me for $10.” Is the bouncy ball really free in this case? — How is this any different from Nintendo coins? David Thany That’s just silly and the same difference. Lets say for lunch everyday I buy a burger and it normally cost $3. On this normal day I would only get 1 burger for my $3, but look, today is buy one get one free. So my $3 just nabbed me an extra burger at no extra cost! Yeah, I just got a free burger. I guess for you this deal really sucks. AAAkabob All things equal, lets say this does happen. First of all, they would only do this if this still got them a profit. So let’s say the cost of the burger to the company is $1. You say they originally sell at $3, but have a sale of BOGO free and essentially the price is now $1.5. Now the law of demand states that as price decreases the demand increases. Using that info & the assumption that Nintendo isn’t a dumb company, we will assume that there was enough of an increase in demand to compensate for the price, thus the company still wins. http://goo.gl/W7Qgo And an even simpler way to shoot down your theory. You Still Pay Cash So It’s Not Free. David Thany Lets say my budget for lunch is $3 for a burger everyday Mon-Fri. So my 5 day work week cost me $15 from my lunch budget a week. Now if one of those days was a buy one get one free day and on that day I got two burgers for $3 and decide to keep a burger for tomorrow did I not just save an extra $3 that week? So if that extra burger wasn’t free wouldn’t I have spent $18 instead of $12 for that week? So my budget is telling me I received a free burger because I saved $3, the price of 1 burger. Zorlac79 Then you are the ideal consumer. You buy things even though they don’t have to give you any rewards afterwards! We were going to buy the games anyways, never knowing about a free game or a reward. So the sheep theory fails there. AAAkabob No, the sheep theory begins when one believes that spending more rewards them with free things. David Thany I don’t think we buy these game to get the rewards. We buy these games because we want to play them. The free games aren’t in our budget, and since we get them free they don’t effect our budget. AAAkabob Whether you intended to buy the extras or not, they were part of the package. Not like you can call the casing of the a videogame free. Everything you get is included in the cost. David Thany I can buy a PS3 game with no incentives(COD black ops II) and get the game I paid for. Cost me $60, I buy the same Wii U games at $60 with incentives and get free stuff. In the end I paid the asking value of the product, $60, only I got free stuff with the Wii U version. AAAkabob Boom, you just gave validation to my other post…the one where I have the law of demand graph linked. David Thany I don’t see how it proves your point. Even if the Wii U was the number 1 console in the market and was selling like hotcakes it will still have the rewards program. It’s not like this rewards program was a reaction to low Wii U sales. Zorlac79 That is correct. This rewards program has been around long before the Wii U came about. AAAkabob What are you talking about? I am saying that if you exchanged money (or anything for that matter) for something else than everything you received from that exchange is not free. David Thany If you have ever managed a budget you would know that isn’t true. I bought a Nerf gun last weekend, it was buy 1 get one free for that weekend. I bought it as a birthday gift. My budget was $50. The gun cost me $50 but I got another gun free of charge. If I were to go back today to buy the Nerf gun, I would only be able to afford 1 gun on my $50 budget. Therefore I got a free gun and a good deal that weekend. So it is free, in context of the situation. If product A is the same value as it will be with or without said reward. AAAkabob Nope you had to buy the first nerd gun. Why can’t you be like Zorlac and comprehend what I’m saying to you? Maybe when your brain matures a bit more. David Thany I never said the first nerd gun was free now did I? You just proved my point. I understand what you are saying, but I don’t believe it. Otherwise nothing is free and we can sue all these free offers for false advertising. AAAkabob HAH that’s cute bud. The thing is that here in the USA corporations has the legal system by the balls. That’s why when you get a mortgage, they tell you that you only have simple interest, but in reality it’s compounding interest. They had Lobbyists lobby that unjust law to be passed. Anyways, you just said exactly what I’ve been trying to tell you, nothing is free. “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” look it up man David Thany I think we just use the word “free” differently. A glass half full or half empty kinda thing. I work at MS and get free Xbox 360 games all the time (glass half full for me), but in your case if you had my job and got these free games you wouldn’t see them as free. You would see them as compensation for your work at MS above your normal paycheck (Glass half empty for you). Zorlac79 I don’t know how you and I got caught up in this rounds trolling efforts. I get heated when someone tries to insult people for no reason. But no matter how much you prove to these imbeciles, they just sit back and laugh that they are getting a rise out of us. I had a perfect system going for knowledgeispower, knowledgeiswhatsup, beanerslayer, and the rest of the trolls that hover these forums, and that is to as soon as you see their names, DO NOT read their message. It saved me a lot of grief! Funny, with these two clowns, we haven’t heard a peep from the others I mentioned. Coincidence? Nope! David Thany New to this site. So I don’t know who’s a troll or who isn’t just yet. Thanks for the heads up. Zorlac79 Well, unfortunately you got an easy first taste of it. The most of them just come outright and say “Wii U sucks!”, or Wii U is doomed!” Try not to get caught up in it…. even tough I’m not one to talk, lol. Adrian Zorlac, don’t be an idiot and try to turn this into another “trolling” war. This is called a conversation. Nobody here has said anything bad about the Wii U or Nintendo. We are just talking about reality. Look, I see that you and David are too stubborn to look at this in a different way, I think we have all given up trying to show you. — I’m not saying you guys are stupid, but you guys are wrong. Argue all you want. But take ANY course in economics, or talk to ANY Marketing or Economics professor or professional, not to mention any philosophy or logic professor or professional, and you will see that your opinions in this are incorrect. — I can tell that both of you don’t want your pride being hurt by being wrong, so this is a useless conversation. Even if we limit the definition of “Free” to not talk about time or effort, I think we can all agree that “free” means you didn’t pay for it. You are arguing, “It’s free because I only had to pay for something else to get it.” Honestly, that argument shouldn’t even need to be refuted because it is SO obviously wrong. But we have tried. Oh well. — It was fun while it lasted. Zorlac79 You don’t have to say something bad about Nintendo or Wii U to be a troll, just come to a forum and disrupt the flow of conversation with argument. Believe me, I am well aware of how economics work, possibly more so then you due to both education and experience. And it shows you all (the 2 of you, lol) have given up by coming back two days later to try and stir it up again. And don’t think it has anything to do with pride. Been wrong before and will be again. I just don’t like when people try to come and disrupt decent conversation, like in this case. Adrian *sigh* I came back two days later because I forgot about all this and I read the rest of the comments haha. Anyways, I don’t see many (maybe 1 or 2) disruptive comments in this thread, everything else has been part of the conversation that started when David first responded to AAAkaBob. — Calling somebody a troll who is trying to have a conversation just seems like ignorantly pushing them away without giving them a chance to speak. It’s like how some Christians just call gay people evil, or summarize other events or actions as evil without trying to actually understand them. Zorlac79 Oh believe me, I’m not “comprehending” what you are saying. It was a nice slice of sarcasm. I don’t comprehend TROLLING. You sir, are here for no other reason. People are here to discuss the new offerings from Club Nintendo, and you are here to disrupt the whole situation, nothing else. That qualifies as trolling, nothing else. Don’t try to put it off as trying to educate the masses, because that boat won’t sail. Even if that is what you really think, people here really don’t care to hear it. So even if it was to serve a purpose, it has failed. AAAkabob Nope it hasn’t, you have seen it from my viewpoint, so I’m content. Even if you want to reject the truth I have done my part;] Not trolling btw, you don’t even know what trolling is. Alienfish If gold prices went down $10 by tomorrow and you bought some then, would you be getting $10 of free gold? No, you’d be getting gold at a different price, as you had the option that weekend to buy two nerf guns at a discount. If you buy $200 worth of Nintendo games and then get Mario 64 with your 200 points, you have just participated in the option of adding that to your purchase. Even if you forget that you had to pay money to get the points, which you essentially bought with the money, then you still have to get past the fact that there are other valuable things, like time, having internet, or power consumption, that you have to spend in order to complete the process of getting something ‘free’ with your points. The real truth is that nothing is free David Thany I’m sorry but the price of these games didn’t go down on launch day. People who don’t have a club Nintendo account pay the same price with no rewards. This isn’t a sale. It’s a rewards program. And again, no, I didn’t buy 2 Nerf guns at half off, otherwise those guns would be on sale for $25 dollars each. Stop digging into what is not there. I understand that getting one free is equivalent to buying two for half price, but that was not the deal. My receipt shows I bought two guns for $50 and then one gun was taken out, -$50 on my receipt. Therefore I did not buy two guns for half price I bought one and got one free. These gun regularly retail for this price unless a sale. I understand that BOGO is a type of sale that can really help to move inventory and draw new and old customers in. It is a great deal for both the customer and the store. BOGO is always a good deal unless the original price was marked up or you just don’t need an extra item. I also understand what you are saying that nothing is really free, but that’s not the point. We are talking about paying dollars for a product vs not paying dollars for a product. If product A is $60 and after paying that $60 I get rewarded with free stuff then what I got is free as I didn’t spend any extra money on it. You would have a point if product A was overpriced to include the reward points, but product A isn’t overpriced. It is priced as it would be with or without rewards. Everyone knows that time is money. If you drove your car to pick up a free item then that item wasn’t free because you used gas, your time… yadda yadda yadda…Hell, just walking will spend calories your body needs to replenish with food that cost money….but that’s not the point. Alienfish There must be an IQ threshold for understanding this. I give up. David Thany lol, you’re a real genius. Zorlac79 That’s not true either, since not everyone gets these. It is no where advertised, in the store or anywhere on the package, that you will get the free games with this purchase. David Thany It’s not about spending more. Somehow you think people are buying these games to get these rewards. It’s the other way around. People are buying games they want, then getting rewarded for doing so. Zorlac79 No, the sheep theory is when everyone else does it then I/you must do it too. AAAkabob Fair enough, I was using sheep in a different way I have noticed that you have understood what I mean. I’m glad you were able to keep an open mind approach lol. dgallo911 the correct term in Nintendrome lol Kirzan If Product B was free, you wouldn’t be required to buy Product A to get Product B. If coins come from BUYING something, therefore spending money, then anything you get with coins isn’t “free”. Because you have to spend money, to get coins. Basic logic, ain’t innate it seems. David Thany Yeah I understand that, but if the value of product A is and will always be the same price on launch day, then product B that you paid zero dollars for was free, even though you had to buy product A first. That’s why they can call it a buy one get one free because technically that is what happened. You bought one and got one free. It isn’t a hard concept to grasp people. Unless the game was marked up from it’s original price there is no argument here. If it wasn’t free then why didn’t I pay additional dollars towards the cost…because it’s hidden? Like I said the original game has always been the same price regardless of what rewards were offered up as a bonus. Buy one get one free is exactly that, you buy one and get one free. They want to sell A by offering B as an incentive. But in this case they never advertise B as an incentive when you buy the game. So with or without the rewards the game’s price will always be the same on launch day. Kirzan Thank you for using the word “incentive” and proving my point. Incentive, at its most basic form, is a marketing tactic to get you to SPEND more money, or time. Do you not see how this counters your entire argument? It’s not about paying “additional dollars”. It’s about spending money for something that some may not have gotten in the first place, to get something else. Ultimately, you’re still paying money. Here’s a carrot on a stick. Go for it, champ. David Thany You just proved my point. As I said “incentive” is never advertised on the box. If I buy a $60 launch game, I’m buying it for the $60 launch game, not the dangling carrot. I know because I’ve only been a recent club Nintendo member and I buy many games across all platforms. I’ve bought so many Nintendo games the last 10 years without ever knowing they had such reward offers for buying their games. It wasn’t until the 3DS launched that I started getting the rewards and in the process I got a bunch of rewards from Nintendo at no extra cost. I got a gold Nun chuck, a 3DS game case holder, and several games for the 3DS. It’s a sweet deal, only wished I knew about it earlier. Zorlac79 Never once was required to do a survey. But I got extra points when I did do one! What did you get for free when you bought an Xbox? Or PS3? Or your car? dgallo911 u were doing ok, until you said car as its pretty common to get free rego, stamp duty etc lol Tecpedz94 I wasnt bashing nintendo for doing that i actually like it i got some cool stuff with it …. Zorlac79 Right on. Sorry, hard to decipher from the mass amounts of trolling going on here. Kirzan “What did you get for free when you bought…” Makes sense, that sentence. John Damn, I wasted all my Club Nintendo points! Zuxs13 buy more games. lol Chiwawa seems legit. Ricardo de Lima Thomaz Quick question: Does the Club Nintendo Points expire? I don’t want to use mine (have 700) to wait for a Wii U virtual console promotion or something else. Ashley King Nope, they don’t expire but your level of membership does. For example, if you get platinum this year because you purchased a bunch of nintendo games and a Wii U, that level will reset at the rollover. JPASK Just wait a few minutes, the trolls will arrive, you’ll love to see how they talk and insult users. MichelChartrand Actually the points themselves do expire as well, but you get 2 years. I have 20 coins ready to expire June 30th: To view: Login to Club Nintendo, click on Accounts & Coins in the top right, then on the next page click the Coins & Status tab, it should tell you how many coins you have set to expire, along with this explanation: Coin Expiration: Please note that unredeemed Coins expire after 2 Club Nintendo years (July 1 – June 30) JPASK No, I have like tons of CN cards and add them all. AAAkabob Yes They Do Expire. I’m surprised no one knows what they’re talking about (disappointed in you Ashley). They expire in 2 Nintendo Fiscal years. 1. Get to club.nintendo.com and login 2. Click on the Account & coins link. It is next to your name, badge, progress bar and coin total to the right of the page. 3. Click the Coin & Status button and look at your coin history details Ashley King I stand corrected, though I have points from me buying Wario Land: Shake It! in 2009 that haven’t expired yet. AAAkabob Interesting, you haven’t bought anything since 2009? Edit: I would assume they spend your coins in LIFO order. Ashley King Nope, I’ve yet to buy anything with coins since I bought my original Wii, which I didn’t register until 2009 myself. Looking forward to this year’s platinum reward, though. AAAkabob Huh, well I tell you what. Their website isn’t handled by an automatic system that’s for sure. I’ve had many instances where retail games and even downloaded games gave me problems with the coins. So it is very possible that they may have overlooked your account. Also, lend us your voice on this debate that is going on above lol Fred Wait, you haven’t bought anything with coins since 2009? and you write for a site about a Nintendo console? Did I misunderstand you? JPASK Are you sure? I had a DS code, entered it a few months ago and it worked. AAAkabob You can register games and systems whenever you choose (I registered my lil bro’s DSi bought several years ago). However, once you redeem the product on the website for coins those coins are supposed to expire after 2 Nintendo fiscal years. Jon you have 2 years to use acquired coins. Chiwawa At first I thought these were gonna be on eshop. my eyes betrey me. Fred Don’t get Super Metroid! On May 15th you can buy it on your Wii U for 30 cents. I know the author doesn’t think it is as good of a deal to get Kirby’s Pinball Land for 150 coins, but I LOVED that game when I was a kid and I’ve almost bought it in the eShop several time so it’ll be easy for me to justify getting it for free AAAkabob Agreed, this month is horrible for me. I already have Mario 64, gonna get super metroid for 30 cents later and Pinball doesn’t interest me… Fred This isn’t standard Pinball, each “table” has 3 “levels” (as in your ball can pop up through the top of it into a higher “level”) and a “Bonus Level” (transports to mini game to rack up lots of points) and a “Boss Level” When your ball falls through you can actually (with perfect timing) pop it back up in there). AWESOME GAME I’m getting it for sure! (even though I still have my GameBoy Cartridge) AAAkabob I know what it is, I research my games on youtube lol. It doesn’t appeal to me enough to spend 150 coins on it. Zorlac79 That and the Wii U version will be better for second screen play! Fred Is second screen play the same as off-tv play? I know I play punch-out on just the gamepad quite frequently Zorlac79 Yep, sorry to confuse. I don’t know why, but I like to play it on the gamepad screen a lot. Fred I also play off-tv a lot, there are several reasons Sdudyoy I would do this to put SM64 on my Wii u just to play on the Gamepad, But sadly it’s only for Wii. MichelChartrand Same here. Actually it would be great if they released it with the Mario 64 version for DS, as it would be pretty cool to play with the extra characters and whatnot on the gamepad. I’ve never played the DS version, would be a bigger enticement to buy. Fred There’s nothing to buy these are FREE if you have the club nintendo points MichelChartrand I meant for those who aren’t using club nintendo points. Anything available to redeem Nintendo coins is also available for purchase. I was just thinking that if they’re putting Mario 64 on the Virtual Console, they may have more people willing to plunk down actual money if they’re getting something new/seemingly new, as many people who played Mario 64 when they were younger may not be familiar with the DS version that lets you play with extra characters and not just Mario. MichelChartrand Until they make an announcement about Virtual Console on Wii U, my coins will stay firmly in place. It’d be really awesome if in future they just allow us to convert our club nintendo coins into eShop currency or something. Silent The rewards for the 3ds are kind of bad in my opinion. Adrian I’m not buying any Virtual Console games that don’t play on the gamepad. Sorry! Zuxs13 If you buy them with your coins now, in the future you will be able to upgrade them to the Wii U version for a discounted price. So it may cost you less in the long run. Free game now and $1-$1.50 upgrade vs $5.00 + in the future. Just a thought. Andrew Chambers Um, won’t super metroid be $.30 in May? I’d save my coins on that one and get the Wii u version. bizzy gie Super Mario 64! Zuxs13 Ill wait for a few more weeks and get Super Metroid on the Wii U. But I may get Mario 64 so I can get it for discount price when it comes out on the Wii U (some day) . Jon hmm, next month Super Metroid is out for 35 cents so I think I’ll wait until then 🙂 William Cole Why Super Mario 64? Everybody already has played it or still owns the game! Put stuff that people don’t know about! WE GET MARIO AND METROID! I still love this service though. I got Kid Icarus last time. Mike I would rather get SM64 because s.m. only going to be 30 cents in may. dgallo911 So, basically i spend money on my NEW wii U and i get free shit for my old school wii??? Seriously, if you nintendo fanboys/girls are happy with this shit u are even more dillusional than i thought – which is pretty impressive JPASK It also happens on Wii, plus you can transfer data from the Wii to the Wii U with an SD card, so either, your getting a free game. dgallo911 Wow, Zorlak, AAAK and David, i cant believe you guys have been debating the stupidest reward system in history to this extent. At the end of the day it doesnt matter who is right as “giving away” shit for nintendo’s last gen system for purchasing shit on its curent gen system is a bad fucking joke. Zorlac79 Not been debating their reward system, just arguing with stupid, which never amounts to anything. Gilbert Urbina The tittle says it all “Reward”…… anyway it’s a great thing by Nintendo doing this, very few company’s will do this… Zorlac79 ……… DemonRoach No Wii U virtual console yet? WTF? José Abraham Cervantes Posadas Plesase stop discussing, some people only want to know how to get those games Adrian Brown No, not Urban Champion again… that really should be free for everyone even if they don’t have a CN account! ejownz6 Do points ever expire? Krzysztof Bobkowski I don’t get it. I’ve got some points on my Nintendo club, but apart from stickers, figurines etc can’t see any games. Any ideas ? Linskarmo I got Super Mario 64! I think I’ll wait for Super Metroid on the Wii U VC. Thanks for the info! I probably never would have checked Club Nintendo otherwise.