Jul 31st, 2014


This is just a heads up for anyone who plans on purchasing Mario Kart 8 in order to take part in the free game promotion that Nintendo has made available since May 30. You need to register your copy of Mario Kart 8 with Club Nintendo by tonight in order to be eligible for one of four free games in the United States, or one of 10 games eligible for the promotion in Europe. Not sure what the promotion is?

Nintendo is offering a free game with the registration of Mario Kart 8 to your Club Nintendo account, either through a digital purchase with a properly linked Club Nintendo account, or through a retailer with an insert code. Once you register the game, you’ll have your selection of games according to your region.

North America

  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Wii Party U


  • Nintendo Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Game & Wario
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Sonic Lost World
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • Wii Party U
  • The Wonderful 101
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Be sure and finish your registration today if you’ve been holding off!

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  • Justis Bistawros

    I got MK8 day one. I just had to go antigravity.

    • Josiah Parsons

      Same here, and I am so not disappointed. I am also enjoying my free copy of WWHD, and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Prid

    Thanks for the reminder, totally forgot it!!! I haven’t even opened up the game yet :/

    • Mr Ninty

      next blue shell has your name on it

  • Arkamarky

    What! Europe has 6 more free games then North America?! I had all the games in the North American deal but there’s 5 games that I don’t have from the European deal :'(

    • milon892

      can u give me your code for the free game? 😛 I wasn’t able to buy it but I will

      • Arkamarky

        Oops… If only I could have seen this earlier. Sorry D:

  • Gordon Tillett

    I registered and got my code but I don’t have an external drive yet. Does the code expire after today or no?

    • Zakariyya Al-Quran

      no i did same cuz i got the game but my wii u is at home and im on vacation, i bought the game and registered the code thats all thats requrired

    • Sdudyoy

      Did you register the game code to your Wii U? if so It’s like you purchased it and you can download it to your Wii U any time.

    • Hikingguy

      Per Nintendo’s website,
      Download code will expire on 10/1/14 12:00am PT

      • Roaming Pear

        get Wind Waker if you don’t already have it

  • jjbredesen

    In Norway we don’t have Club Nintendo, so we have to wait until around august 20th before getting our code…..

    • Sebastian Bergström

      Why didn’t you create an UK account?

      • jjbredesen

        Can’t register postal codes etc. and since i bought a US 3DS and DSI I have been using a US club Nintendo account, and redeeming digital only rewards, but for Wii U, its a bit worse.. think i can use a UK account, but not tried the code does at least not work in the UK.

        • Sebastian Bergström

          Now it’s too late for this promotion but you can always get an UK address here https://www.borderlinx.com. If you buy physical games in Norway you can always redeem the codes you get in CN UK.

          • jjbredesen

            Thanks 😀

    • I didn’t realize you were Norwegian. For some reason I thought you were Swedish.

      • jjbredesen

        haha actually I am originally British, but my parent are Norwegian and american and there family’s is from originally Greece and Holland, so I have no clue what to call myself xD

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    Just to note Today’s the last day to register MK8, August 31st is the last day to claim the free digital game.

  • Sebastian Bergström

    Yey EU was mentioned

  • I got Mario Kart 8 for my Birthday, was last friday but got the game last sunday. Very much fun that MK8 much more fun then I expected it to be. As for the free download I got WWHD, didn’t want to pay full price for it and I had Sonic Lost World and MH3U already so was a great deal for me 2 games for the price of free as one was my birthday gift 😀

  • Thomas Vienna

    It won’t let me 🙁 For some reason, I can’t download any title directly to my hard drive; it has to be downloaded directly onto system memory, then moved. The game I selected was just too big.

    • Shootdatrupee!…

      Wow… Did you…pick W101? I had Monster Hunter which was 8 gigs and it went fine…

      • Thomas Vienna

        In America, we only got 4 games to choose from, all of which I had. So I chose Wii U party, so I could more quickly access the table top games. Unfortunately, I have the basic model, so I only have about 2 gigs to work with.

  • john

    The thing that sucks about having a white version is there’s so little space… I registered and got the code for the game but I don’t have enough space to install it! Actually, I had to remove some apps just to create a Mario Kart save.

  • Darknut

    Bought MK8 a little while ago, maybe 10 days? Registered and claimed my dl code. Now just.need to buy a Wii U and download it before September 31st 😛

  • Prizm

    I got New SMB and bought another download code off eBay to get WW. The other 8 games either had crap reviews or just didn’t interest me.

  • Pokemonsilph

    Lucky Europeans, I would have loved MH3U… Had to settle for Wii Party Uuuuuuuuuu… (It’s actually pretty good with friends…)

  • tux_peng

    I already has WW & NSMB, so I got Pikmin 3

  • allvalve

    I bought the Mario Kart 8 bundle, and its fantastic. The free game I really wanted was Pikmin 3, but I really like to have physical copies of games, so opted for Sonic for the kids.