After a booming start giving out free Virtual Console games to users who ponied up the points, the My Nintendo loyalty program has received boos and mehs ever since it almost immediately scaled back to offering desktop wallpaper and minor discounts on full prices eShop titles. Gold and platinum points have been going to waste ever since, but now the program is ready to offer up free games once again. For a limited time, My Nintendo is offering four indie titles for Wii U or 3DS in exchange for gold points.
- BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Wii U): 90 Gold Points
- Zen Pinball 3D (Nintendo 3DS): 50 Gold Points
- Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo (Nintendo 3DS): 60 Gold Points
- Art of Balance (Wii U): 70 Gold Points
I've already cashed in some points for Zen Pinball 3D. Now I know these aren't free downloads on the magnitude of Super Mario Bros. 3 or Mega Man 2, but don't look a free game in the mouth here. If you're a Nintendo fan, chances are you have some points going to waste in your My Nintendo account, so why not partake and try something new? Step outside your comfort zone and see where it takes you. You may just have some fun along the way.