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How to download your Ambassador Games with video instructions (GAMES UP FOR NA!)
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August 31, 2011, 10:37:21
Joystiq has posted a "How to download Ambassador Games" PSA on their website. The instructions are as follows:

"In order to get your free games, you'll have to open up the eShop (cool so far), then ... go into the "Settings/Other" menu there, scroll to "Account Activity," and then click to "redownload" each game, even though you're actually downloading them for the first time."

You can't do it just yet but, when the time comes, now you're ready.

Source: Joystiq

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Posted: 08/31/11, 10:37:21  - Edited by 
 on: 08/31/11, 18:35:29    
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Ice Climber - awesome! Once you get used to the controls it plays great and has a decent difficulty curve. It's surprisingly tough to get the end of stage bonus!

Yoshi - pretty good puzzle game. I remember playing this on my TI-83 calculator throughout all of grade 10 and 11, good times. Mode B is where it's at.

Wrecking Crew - I got bored of it after the first 5 stages. The fact that you get into positions where you can't clear the stage and just have to wait to die puts me off. Will give it another go sometime.

NES Open Golf is a robust golf game. I'm surprised it has so much depth. I got the hang of it within a few minutes and birdied the third hole. It seems to have a lot of options and content.

DK Jr - not as good as I remembered, but still fun.

Balloon Fight - Great time-waster. Will go for high scores, repeatedly.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 16:20:42
Yoshi is surprisingly good. I've never played this puzzle game before, so it's totally new to me. I got hooked almost immediately. It's probably my favorite game of the Ambassador Program.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 16:56:02
Mine are downloading as we speak :)

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 16:56:16

I had played it on the NES and it is fun but another game that probably a lot of people missed and I find to be MUCH better is Wario's Woods. I got to play that one on the GameCube thanks to Animal Crossing. I got pretty addicted to it and the game gets TOUGH.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 18:25:18

Yeah, Wario's Woods is excellent. I still have my NES cartridge, stored somewhere down in my basement. I've of course unlocked it in Animal Crossing, and I even spent $5 and downloaded the Virtual Console version, too.

I'm a Wario's Woods consumer whore, apparently.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 18:32:54
+1 for Wario's Woods. Fell in love with it via Animal Crossing, and 5$ well spent on the Wii VC. It would have be too good to be true if it were one of the Ambassador titles. I'd actually love to play the SNES version someday.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 18:43:17

I've played the SNES version via an emulator around a decade ago. It was pretty good too - Toad had some unique moves/abilities exclusive to that version, if I recall correctly.

Interesting thing about the SNES version? It's a North American exclusive. It was never released anywhere else in the world.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 19:09:37
Man, Balloon Fight is AWESOME. I love the inertia based gameplay and it's just fun to control. It's my favorite of the titles so far.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 21:10:41
Yeah, Yoshi isn't too bad! It's nothing like Yoshi's Cookie, thankfully.

Is NES Open Golf different from just Golf? I assumed it was the latter.

Wario's Woods is pretty cool. I'm interested in the SNES version.

Press Select to jump back to the Level Select in Wrecking Crew.

It still takes too long to start a stage, though.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 21:58:17
Do you guys think Balloon Fight is the most derivative Nintendo made game of all time? I can't remember another example of Nintendo just straight ripping off a game like that.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 22:01:23
Radar Scope? Devil World? Not every branch was a paragon of innovation in the early days.

Balloon Fight IS a Joust rip, but it does feel completely different. I like it better, I have to say. Joust is just too brutal.

Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 22:13:52
Mrs_Mustache likes Wario's Woods a lot, too, but she never comes here anymore.
Zero scared her away, or something.

Or I'm making that up.


Posted by 
 on: 09/01/11, 22:24:03

Posted by 
 on: 12/24/11, 19:16:49

Updating them with MULTIPLAYER. Color me surprised! I've said again and again I believed we'd never get multiplayer because, well, we didn't get multiplayer for any eShop VC game we've paid for.

Nintendo surprised in a good way, here. Awesome.

Posted by 
 on: 12/28/11, 20:07:36

Actually that was already confirmed for the NES games. Doesn't really matter to me since I can play multiplayer NES games in plenty of other forms. What I want is multiplayer in GBA games, which I can't easily play.

Posted by 
 on: 12/28/11, 20:13:45
I'm kind of assuming this is a first step towards that (and paid eShop VC games). But maybe there is some issue preventing it for handheld games?

Posted by 
 on: 12/28/11, 20:17:42
I think it's because most (if not all?) of the ambassador NES games aren't simultaneous, so it's easier to add it in. I mean hell, technically SMB had multiplayer already, it was just single system multiplayer (you could use the shoulder buttons to change to controller 2).

It would be pretty sweet if they added it to the GBA games, but I'm not expecting it.

Posted by 
 on: 12/28/11, 20:35:36  - Edited by 
 on: 12/28/11, 20:35:55
Local or online Multiplayer for NES games?

Posted by 
 on: 12/28/11, 21:19:47


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 on: 12/28/11, 21:20:24
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