Early adopters rejoice! The 20 Ambassador Program games (10 NES; 10 GBA) announced for the 3DS Shop are eligible for free points. It is not clear how many points each one is worth, but we will keep you posted. This is is just an assumption on my part but, given that free software such as Pokedex 3D, 3D Classic Excitebike, and Netflix have each netted 10 coins each, I believe that it is safe to assume that each of the free Ambassador Games will also net you 10 Coins. This will total 200 Coins if my assumption is correct.
Go Nintento said:
Looks like things just got even better for those of us that are in the Ambassador Program as well as Club Nintendo. You'll be able to obtain coins for the 20 free games that Nintendo is releasing.
Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors who link their Nintendo 3DS systems to their Club Nintendo account prior to downloading their games will be eligible to earn Coins for the 20 free games. We don't know how many coins just yet, but free games and free coins is nothing to complain about! Thanks to all that sent this in.
Nintendo 3DS owners who have performed the latest system update OR who visit the Nintendo eShop using a wireless broadband Internet connection prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Aug. 11, 2011, are automatically registered for the program and will receive 20 free downloadable games before the end of the year.
I'll let you know that my realistic (pessimistic?) expectations when it comes to Nintendo doing stuff like this has saved me from more than one disappointment. It's only 1:0 because you started counting just now.