Club Nintendo is closing down tomorrow 6/30/15 and if you haven’t used any of the coins that you have used this year, they’re about to be gone as well. Depending on how many coins you have, you can get a handful of decent games in digital form.
Here’s what I got with my 700 coins
Legend of Zelda – 3DS – 200 coins
The original NES classic in my hands. I already have 2 versions of this game (the NES version and the Legend of Zelda collection on Gamecube) but I simply don’t have the time or space to play them and would much rather have it on the go. The cool thing about the digital versions is that you have save states like emulation so messing up isn’t so hard. This game is still fairly challenging but obviously lacking in content when you compare it to its future iterations. But when you compare it in the time that it was made, it’s incredible that they were able to fit so much onto such little space.
Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX – 3DS – 200 coins
This is one version that has not been made available on any other collections so the only way to experience this great game is either get yourself the Gameboy or Gameboy color version (the Dx version is the GBC version) and play either on a Super Gameboy for SNES or Gameboy Player for Gamecube. I currently have the Gameboy version, but unfortunately the save battery is dead so I can’t progress unless I leave the system on all night. The 3DS version is perfect for playing on the go.
Earthbound – Wii U – 200 coins.
This is an incredible deal compared to the super expensive Super Nintendo version. Again, as with the other titles, there is a save state feature that allows you to save at any point and reload that time. This may be considered cheating, but when games are so brutally unforgiving it’s nice to have that safety net to fall back on. Earthbound is regarded as one of the best if not the best RPG for Super Nintendo. I highly recommend you getting this deal if you have the coins and want to experience a great game.
There are plenty of other games available – these are the ones that I believe give you the most bang for your coins. Super Metroid would be an honorable mention as well. Whatever you decide on, use the coins. If you don’t, you’re literally throwing away free games.