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My Nintendo (and Miitomo) now active! Start nabbing those points!
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March 31, 2016, 15:34:50
 
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The successor to Club Nintendo is finally here, and it seems like a solid improvement! The way it works is you can get three different types Coins through completing Missions.

Miitomo (blue) Coins are from using Miitomo. These apparently work as platinum coins as well.
Mushroom (platinum) Coins are from using My Nintendo itself regularly.
Star (gold) Coins are from purchasing eShop games.


(oddly, Gold seems to be more valuable than Platinum, which is why I'm wondering they didn't just go with Silver or something. But I digress)

You can then use your coinage for some choice rewards. Here's the full current list:

WII U DIGITAL:
Pikmin 3 Add-On Content: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10 (20 Gold Points)
Metroid Fusion (Wii U) (60 Gold Points)
Super Punch-Out!! (Wii U) (70 Gold Points)
Super Mario 64 (Wii U) (90 Gold Points)
New Super Mario Bros. U Add-On Content: New Super Luigi U (90 Gold Points)

3DS DIGITAL:
Flipnote Studio 3D (Free!)
My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (1000 Platinum points) (new game!)
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS) (35 Gold Points)
WarioWare: Touched! (3DS) (1000 Platinum Points)

My Nintendo Theme 1: Mario (200 Platinum Points)
My Nintendo Theme 2: Donkey Kong (200 Platinum Points)

DIGITAL GAME DISCOUNTS:
15% discount on Super Mario 3D Land (450 Platinum Points)
15% discount on Animal Crossing: New Leaf (450 Platinum Points)
15% discount on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (600 Platinum Points)
15% discount on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (750 Platinum Points)
15% discount on Yoshi's Woolly World (750 Platinum Points)

30% discount on Punch-Out!! (50 Gold Points)
30% discount on Ultimate NES Remix (70 Gold Points)
30% discount on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (100 Gold Points)
30% discount on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (100 Gold Points)
30% discount on Splatoon (140 Gold Points)

MIITOMO REWARDS:
Miitomo 1 game ticket (85 Platinum points)
Miitomo Mario Suit (250 Platinum points)
Miitomo 5 game tickets (420 Platinum points)
Miitomo 10 game tickets (250 Platinum points for one time only)


Lots of good stuff to offer, from discounts, VC games (including the first DS VC game on 3DS!), and even new software like Twilight Princess Picross!

I got 250 coins just from doing some basic stuff--signing into Miiverse and eShop (30 platinum apiece once a week), and linking my account to My Nintendo and Facebook. It's a solid starting point towards getting that sweet, sweet Picross game.

All in all, it seems like a good replacement. My only gripe--and it's kind of a biggie--is that it currently doesn't offer any reward for buying physical copies of games. Kinda stings.

Anyway, go nuts and get some Coins! What rewards do you have your eye on?

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Posted: 03/31/16, 15:34:50  - Edited by 
 on: 04/04/16, 00:05:41    
 
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
 
How do you even redeem physical games now? I don't seem to have any codes or anything inside any of my physical games?!


Posted by 
 on: 03/25/18, 05:59:38
@Mop it up

It's nice that there are a few things you can buy outright with gold coins, but as a mostly-physical buyer, I don't think I'll get much mileage out of this.


Posted by 
 on: 03/25/18, 07:45:40
@Zero
Highlight a game in the menu then press the plus button to go to “options.”
From there, go to “My Nintendo Rewards Program.”


Posted by 
 on: 03/25/18, 08:51:38
@ploot Woah, that's weird! So multiple people could receive points for the same card? I guess this is why you get 1/5th the points of a download?


Posted by 
 on: 03/25/18, 19:26:26
@J.K. Riki Using coins as currency is just about the same thing, isn't it?

@ploot Yup, if you have enough gold coins to fully cover a purchase, you can. No eShop funds needed.

@TriforceBun I'm the same way, but I've still gotten a few bonuses out of it. If they continue with Wii U and 3DS games and discounts at the same coin prices, I can still get some more stuff out of it too.


Posted by 
 on: 03/25/18, 19:33:39  - Edited by 
 on: 03/25/18, 19:35:12
@TriforceBun @Mop it up Play more indie games!


Posted by 
 on: 03/25/18, 19:38:11  - Edited by 
 on: 03/25/18, 19:38:27
@Zero Release more of them as physical then. ;)

Though most indie games don't appeal to me for one reason or another, but that's a discussion for another thread...


Posted by 
 on: 03/25/18, 19:52:18
@Mop it up Releasing them as physical doesn't solve the issue of how to spend eShop points though!


Posted by 
 on: 03/25/18, 22:13:23
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