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.
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.
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.
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 $5 and downloaded the Virtual Console version, too.
+1 for Wario's Woods. Fell in love with it via Animal Crossing, and 5$ 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.
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.
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.