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New Club Nintendo Awards Released

by Neal Ronaghan - March 31, 2010, 10:07 am PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: http://club.nintendo.com/

Use your hard-earned coins for an exclusive WiiWare game, the second DS Game & Watch Collection, or a trio of Mario posters.

Nintendo revealed three new rewards for their Club Nintendo program: a WiiWare title called Grill Off with Ultra Hand!, Game & Watch Collection 2 for DS, and three Mario posters.

Club Nintendo is Nintendo's reward program for their customers that allow them to collect coins by purchasing games and performing surveys. These coins can then be redeemed for different items.

The first new item is Grill Off with Ultra Hand!, an exclusive WiiWare title that originally came out in Japan a few months ago. For 80 coins, players can receive a download code for the game, which is a fast-paced game involving cooking and Nintendo's classic pre-video games toy, the Ultra Hand. There is a single-player and a multiplayer mode, and it uses the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

PXO

G&WC2 Box Art

Octopus


The second one is Game & Watch Collection 2, which is the second DS Game & Watch game to be featured in the program. In the latest game, players can try out Parachute and Octopus, two of Nintendo's Game & Watch titles from the early 1980s. They can also play Parachute X Octopus, which combines the two games and features modern graphics. This reward is available for 800 coins.

Mario Poster 3


Mario Poster 2

Mario Poster 1


The final reward is a set of three Mario posters. One features the history of Mario, beginning with his humble beginnings in Super Mario Bros. and going all the way up to last fall's New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The second poster features a drawing of Mario and a good deal of the series' cast. The final poster focuses on the man himself. The three posters are available for 350 coins.

Thanks to Uncle Bob for the tip!

Talkback

Use your hard-earned coins for an exclusive WiiWare game, the second DS Game & Watch Collection, or a trio of Mario posters.
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Nintendo revealed three new rewards for their Club Nintendo program: a WiiWare title called Grill Off with Ultra Hand!, Game & Watch Collection 2 for DS, and three Mario posters.


Club Nintendo is Nintendo's reward program for their customers that allow them to collect coins by purchasing games and performing surveys. These coins can then be redeemed for different items.



The first new item is Grill Off with Ultra Hand!, an exclusive WiiWare title that originally came out in Japan a few months ago. For 80 coins, players can receive a download code for the game, which is a fast-paced game involving cooking and Nintendo's classic pre-video games toy, the Ultra Hand. There is a single-player and a multiplayer mode, and it uses the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.


PXO
G&WC2 Box Art
Octopus


The second one is Game & Watch Collection 2, which is the second DS Game & Watch game to be featured in the program. In the latest game, players can try out Parachute and Octopus, two of Nintendo's Game & Watch titles from the early 1980s. They can also play Parachute X Octopus, which combines the two games and features modern graphics. This reward is available for 800 coins.


Mario Poster 3
Mario Poster 2
Mario Poster 1


The final reward is a set of three Mario posters. One features the history of Mario, beginning with his humble beginnings in Super Mario Bros. and going all the way up to last fall's New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The second poster features a drawing of Mario and a good deal of the series' cast. The final poster focuses on the man himself. The three posters are available for 350 coins.


Thanks to Uncle Bob for the tip!

Thanks for the tip, man!

I'm going go get myself some Grill Off, write up a news story on it, then start filling out my list of surveys for G&W Collection 2.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorMarch 31, 2010

oh shits, two things I want in that set.... which is very relevant because I've only wanted 1 thing total to this point.

And I have enough coins for both. :)

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorMarch 31, 2010

I already had one of the three, and had more than enough points for the other two - so yay!

Quote from: UncleBob

I already had one of the three, and had more than enough points for the other two - so yay!

I kind of want the G&W Collection. I picked up the other two, though.

I need to go on a survey rampage to get G&W Collection...

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorMarch 31, 2010

Got Game & Watch ordered.  Hopefully I got in fast enough to be towards the front of the queue so I will get it as early as possible.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorMarch 31, 2010

I have to say, I'm kind of disappointed in the poster. Why do a sprite for Mario 1, but not for 2, 3, or world?

It would have been better if each depiction was actually their in game version.  64 should be all blocky.


I guess they didn't do that for the Zelda one either, but for some reason that one just worked better.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorMarch 31, 2010

Quote from: Pale

Got Game & Watch ordered.  Hopefully I got in fast enough to be towards the front of the queue so I will get it as early as possible.

G&W2 isn't anything to get too excited over.  Octopus and Parachute are fun, yes, but the x title leaves something to be desired.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorMarch 31, 2010

I apologize for mucking this talkback thread up.  I tried to merge it with UB's original thread. Caused all sorts of issues.

My bad.  The convo can carry on though!

vuduMarch 31, 2010

The Moderation Log doesn't specify--did UncleBob actually post this in the TalkBack section or did Pale move it when we merged the threads? 

BlackNMild2k1March 31, 2010

I was confused since I clicked on this through the Nintendo Console Forum and ended up in a Talkback thread somehow.

Wow, the Mario one is pretty pimp. I'd get it just for that middle poster.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorMarch 31, 2010

Quote from: vudu

The Moderation Log doesn't specify--did UncleBob actually post this in the TalkBack section or did Pale move it when we merged the threads? 

I did nothing! ;)

I thought for a brief moment about posting this in Talkback, but then decided against it. ;)

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorMarch 31, 2010

Club Nintendo really needs to do Post-Rewards surveys (maybe worth 10 coins, if that).  Basically, once you claim a reward, you get two weeks (after it ships) and a survey will pop up about the reward asking things about why you chose to redeem for this item.  Do you really like Game & Watch games, or did you think it might be worth something later?  Or do you plan to sell it now?  Do you actually plan on hanging those posters up?  All three of them - or just one?  Keeping those bookmarks for yourself or giving them to your niece?  Did you get the Animal Crossing cards because you want more Animal Crossing stuff or because you wanted the cards themselves?

I really think this would help Nintendo do a better job at targeting what kinds of rewards we members want.  Hell, I think if we could all tell Nintendo that we like the "History of..." posters, we could get the next three poster set to consist of three "History of..." posters.  Metroid, Donkey Kong and... umm... Wario?

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorMarch 31, 2010

He did this in Console Discussion. I had the grand idea of merging and then posting a redirect topic.

I then broke everything and had to get Aaron to fix it.

BlackNMild2k1March 31, 2010

Quote from: Pale

He did this in Console Discussion. I had the grand idea of merging and then posting a redirect topic.

I then broke everything and had to get Aaron to fix it.

LOL

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterMarch 31, 2010

OK I give in, i'm turning in my 800 coins, getting this set of posters and the Zelda one.

I bought Japanese versions of the two G&W Collections a long time ago.  They're half-ass efforts, though not as half-assed as the usual US Club Nintendo offerings.  Seriously, they aren't even trying.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorMarch 31, 2010

How are they less half-assed than the JPN games?

StratosApril 03, 2010

I just got the first G&W a bit ago. Now I can start finishing surveys to get the second.

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorApril 05, 2010

Second Game & Watch already arrived!  At least they are shipping things out quickly now.  I waited a month for the first game to get shipped.

http://twitpic.com/1dfmdl

What I'm wondering is whether or not these games will become pointless given the onslaught of DSiWare G&W games.

TJ SpykeApril 05, 2010

The Collections can be played on DS and DS Lites as well as DSi and DSi XL. There is also the that Nintendo could add stuff (Game & Watch Collection 2 features a brand new game that basically combines the other two games together).

Mop it upApril 05, 2010

Quote from: Pale

Why do a sprite for Mario 1, but not for 2, 3, or world?

If I remember rightly, the original Super Mario Brothers didn't have any artwork, the box and manual also used an in-game sprite. Every other Mario image there was taken from each game's box or manual.

That middle poster is pretty good, I've always liked a hand-drawn style better than a computer-generated style like the left poster. I might get these, since nothing else really interests me, and I have plenty of coins. Now I just need to figure out for which games the artwork was used, I know I've seen most of those images before...

TJ SpykeApril 05, 2010

Quote from: Mop

Quote from: Pale

Why do a sprite for Mario 1, but not for 2, 3, or world?

If I remember rightly, the original Super Mario Brothers didn't have any artwork, the box and manual also used an in-game sprite. Every other Mario image there was taken from each game's box or manual.

I didn't realize that until I read your comment. I just looked and you are right, all of those Mario pics in the third poster are taking Mario from the how he looked on the box in each game. The pic of Mario on the box for Super Mario Bros. was a pixel image (as was the tradition for most NES game released in the first year of the systems release in North America).

They messed up though and took the Super Mario Advance art instead of the SMB2 art.

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