As mentioned previously, Nintendo made moves to placate those early-adopters who bought one of the 3DS handheld units at the original price of $250. If you had purchased one of the units at that price, and had accessed the online eShop prior to Aug. 12, you would be able to download a total of 20 games for free.
The first batch of those free games has now been released. To access them, if you are eligible:
- Go into eShop
- Click the upper-left “Menu” touch screen button and select “Settings/Others”
- Click “Your Downloads”
- Scroll down the screen, going past your previous download history, until you see the NES titles.
- Click the Redownload button for each game to download.
This first batch of games are all from the “Virtual Console” line of releases, which are re-releases of original NES games that have been converted (“ported”) for the 3DS. The games are:
- Super Mario Bros.
- Legend of Zelda
- NES Open Tournament Golf
- Zelda II: Adventure of Link
- Wrecking Crew
- Ice Climber
- Balloon Fight
- Donkey Kong, Jr.