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Club NintendoClub Nintendo is winding down, but the program has one last gift to offer if you achieved Platinum or Gold Elite status for the 2014-15 calendar year.  Yesterday was the cutoff date to meet the minimum earned coin requirements (and the final day to earn any coins at all; from here on you can spend whatever coins you have left until the club closes completely on June 30, 2015) and today, fast as lightning, Nintendo has revealed the final prizes on offer.  It's all downloads again this year for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS rather than a physical item with fantastic games such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 7 available alongside eShop favorites such as NES Remix 2 and Crashmo plus Virtual Console titles like Metroid Fusion and The Legend of Zelda.  There's really not a dud on the list.

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Considering that the Club Nintendo program is basically over, there's no point in complaining about the decision to offer downloads over physical items this year.  The club is dead; anything we get here at the end is a nice bonus.  If you're having trouble choosing between these options (and most everything is fantastic, don't get me wrong), I recommend Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 7, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Ultimate NES Remix, and Super Mario Galaxy 2.  The rest are all worthwhile and plenty of fun, but you can buy them on the eShop for much less money than the full retail price of, say, Donkey Kong Country.  Choose your final gift wisely!