If you haven’t downloaded the ten 3DS Ambassador GBA titles available for free, go do that now! This is a great list of games and I know I’ll be enjoying these titles over the Christmas holiday and well into the new year! The full list can be found after the jump.
- F-Zero Maximum Velocity
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Wario Land 4
- Yoshi Island: Super Mario Advance 3
- Metroid Fusion
- Warioware Inc., Mega Microgame$
- Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
- Go to the Nintendo eShop Channel
- Scroll over and click Settings/Other
- Scroll down to Your Downloads
- Scroll down to the right game and click next if its not on that page
- Click Redownload and confirm your download
- Repeat steps two to six until you’re finished!
I was able to put it a few minutes on most of these. Minish Cap is my favorite so far!
Metroid Fusion and Minish Cap is gonna be taking up most of my time with the free GBA games that came out. I’m glad we got such a good list of games.
still bad to pick fe 8 ss and not fe 7 aka blazing sword
Look on the bright side, the GBA Ambassador titles are available to the public pretty soon, unlike the Ambassador NES titles. There’s a chance they’ll bring over that particular FE title alongside other awesome games!
yeah i got admit other than that poor choice i do like the title picked and i do own some of these when they were originally release but it still be nice to have them on the 3ds they wont be as expensive
…They choose Fe8 because its NOT as good as Fe7 =P. But its easier for people new to the series to dive into and play because its shorter and easier than 6-7. Also newer= cheaper for them to make. They also want to make it so that if/when the GBA games go public that there are plenty of others worth playing too. That said the current list is awesome. I was playing the heck outta Metroid Fusion (for the 1st time on a non-emulated version… and in a year or two) almost got to the end of the game, then I got some 3DS games and had to put it to the side.
That said Metroid Fusion got me to stop playing Legend of Zelda II Link’s Awakening on the NES (via ambassador) so there’s my two fav. games so far from that list of 20. Nintendo has already made NES games available via virtual console (on other platforms though) hopefully more will come to the 3DS, hopefully the GBA games will be made available to the public soon. Also hoping that the ones with mulitplayer options are modded to work wirelessly with the 3DS and that later updates to it will allow you to use either “save states” or to “suspend the game” like you can on the Wii. Also that you can transfer games from your Wii/DS to your 3DS (games that were bought on the Wii/DS platforms for e-shop that are compatible wt 3DS).
There’s also the Wii-U to consider, I think we will see more cross-platform or transferable interaction between consoles and their handheld counterparts. That being the main reason why the control pad pro was launched on the 3DS, (not just cause the vita has it) but more so in order to make it more compatible with the Wii-U. Ok I’ve blabbed for long enough here can’t wait to see what happens this year, one final thought. I wish Nintendo of America was more on page with that of Nintendo of Japan, it would make them come off as being more respectful and less arrogant.
Final, final thought, that I hope will end this post. What if the 3DS and the Wii-U could play IOS, had Steam games available, and you could play games from past eras (even this current one) via digital download on an expanded and more “Stream-lined” e-shop (think about it Nintendo Wii-U could’ve been called “Stream”).