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Club Nintendo: Tips for Reaching Platinum Status

Upcoming Chances for Coins

by Matthew Blundon and James Jones - July 26, 2010, 7:41 am PDT

Here are some upcoming titles, and important dates to keep in mind to maximize your coin total.

To conclude these tips, we've taken what we know about Nintendo's release schedule through the end of the 2010 calendar year and come up with some important dates for getting the most out of your purchases.  This list is incomplete as some games don't have release dates yet, but it will help you put all the previous tips to use. 

The games on this list alone offer the opportunity to collect over 700 points.

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii)
Release Date: June 27, 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: N/A
Register to get 10 bonus coins: July 25, 2010

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky (DS)
Release Date: July 11, 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: N/A
Register to get 10 bonus coins: August 8, 2010

Metroid: Other M (Wii)
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: August 3, 2010
Register to get 10 bonus coins: September 28, 2010

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)
Release Date: September 12, 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: August 15, 2010
Register to get 10 bonus coins: October 10, 2010

Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (DS)
Release Date: Fall 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: Unknown
Register to get 10 bonus coins: Unknown

FlingSmash (Wii)
Release Date: Holiday 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: Unknown
Register to get 10 bonus coins: Unknown

Wii Party (Wii)
Release Date: Holiday 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: Unknown
Register to get 10 bonus coins: Unknown

Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
Release Date: Holiday 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: Unknown
Register to get 10 bonus coins: Unknown

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS)
Release Date: Holiday 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: Unknown
Register to get 10 bonus coins: Unknown

Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
Release Date: Holiday 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: Unknown
Register to get 10 bonus coins: Unknown

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayham (Wii)
Release Date: Holiday 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: Unknown
Register to get 10 bonus coins: Unknown

PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (Wii)
Release Date: Holiday 2010
Estimated Date Available for Wishlist: Unknown
Register to get 10 bonus coins: Unknown

As you can see, there are plenty of upcoming games that will give Club Nintendo members the opportunity to earn points before and after their release.  Good luck, and happy coin hunting!

Talkback

mustbeburtJuly 26, 2010

where are these tips?

TJ SpykeJuly 26, 2010

I don't see a list, I do have some tips though:

1)Always indicate that you intend to buy a game that appears on the Club Nintendo site. You will have like 3 years to register the game to get those 10 bonus coins.
2)Try to buy and register a game as close to the release date as possible, you get bonus coins if you register a game within 3 weeks of its release.
3)Don't forget to do all follow-up surveys for those extra 10 coins.
4)Remember to link up your Wii Shop Channel account with your Club Nintendo account so that all Virtual Console and WiiWare purchases will automatically contribute coins to your account.

Click on the other pages over on the right sidebar.

BlackNMild2k1July 26, 2010

Shouldn't there be a "next page" button at the bottom of the article?


no one is looking to click in a table of contents off to the side to get through the article.

Yes, yes, and yes.  It's a bug, we're working on it.

Undone by a link.

Retro DeckadesJuly 26, 2010

Quote from: TJ

1)Always indicate that you intend to buy a game that appears on the Club Nintendo site. You will have like 3 years to register the game to get those 10 bonus coins.

I think I remember seeing an expiration date of about a month the last time I filled out an "intend to buy" survey.

TJ SpykeJuly 26, 2010

Maybe they changed it? I just checked and it says I have until February 16, 2014 to register Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and get the 10 coin bonus.

Retro DeckadesJuly 26, 2010

Quote from: TJ

Maybe they changed it? I just checked and it says I have until February 16, 2014 to register Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and get the 10 coin bonus.

Hmmm, interesting. Perhaps, for some reason, they are really pushing Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon? It's the only game on my "Earn Coins" list that sits there asking me to register it, though I don't remember ever filling out an "Intend to Buy" survey.

I'm actually tempted to pick up Link's Crossbow Training - $25 for 50 Club Nintendo points, a WiiWare game and a piece of plastic to shuck.

gojiraJuly 26, 2010

I have a few tips myself. 

1. If you buy a used game from Gamefly you still get the Club Nintendo code. 

2. Relieve your friends/family of their codes if they don't use Club Nintendo.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 26, 2010

Quote:

With each passing year, gamers are finding it increasingly difficult to collect enough coins to reach Platinum status, and too often end up in a panic at year's end.

Really?  "Each passing year"?  We *just* started the third year.

Well...it was harder this year than last. Less older games around to register.

If the past two years' Platinum rewards are any indicator, there are cheaper ways to get essentially the same thing Nintendo will give out than hoarding Club Nintendo coins.

The Gold/Platinum awards may not be anything great, but these tips will also load up your account with coins that can be spent on other Club Nintendo rewards... which are also not anything great...

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

The Gold/Platinum awards may not be anything great, but these tips will also load up your account with coins that can be spent on other Club Nintendo rewards... which are also not anything great...

You get a point for making my counter-argument for me.

The Game and Watch titles are cool.

Except I already bought the Japanese versions on eBay years ago for not much money.

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

The Gold/Platinum awards may not be anything great, but these tips will also load up your account with coins that can be spent on other Club Nintendo rewards... which are also not anything great...

Well, the posters look nice. And if Goozex can come through for me, I'll be able to trade in the Game and Watch Collections for two games I've been looking for - one of them for about a decade - so that's nice.

ShediNJha01October 17, 2010

I know this is kinda late, but i just bought Link's Crossbow Training for under $2 and still got the 50 coins.

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