Does anyone else get most of their download games for free in some way?

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3 years ago#1
Whether through Club Nintendo, Ambassador program, or some other special event, the majority of games that I've download did not cost me any actual money. I could probably count on one hand the number of eshop titles I paid full price for.
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3 years ago#2
Downloaded every demo
Got Four Swords when it was free
Got classic Kid Icarus for free with Uprising
Never paid a penny for anything on the eshop
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3 years ago#3
I've gotten a ton of stuff for free, but with 45 eshop games they weren't all free.
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3 years ago#4
Super Mario 3D Land came with it.
Metroid II was free
Donkey Kong was also free
Got Kid Icarus for free as well.
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3 years ago#5
I have more ambassador games than non-ambassador so yeah the majority were free. I've bought a few though.
3 years ago#6
Of my 30 downloaded games, I paid for exactly three of them.

20 Free ambassador games
Free Zelda: Four Swords (also downloaded to my DSi)
Free Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again (Club Nintendo coins)
Free Photo Dojo (it was free for the first month of its release)

And when I originally bought my DSi at launch, it came with 1000 free points as a promotion Nintendo was running at the time, so I downloaded:

Arcade Bowling
Army Defender
Bird and Beans
Pro-Putt Domo
Mario Calculator (not really a game, though)

I've since transferred those to my 3DS with the exception of Bird and Beans, since it's contained within the WarioWare ambassador title.

I've bought (with my own actual money):

3D Classics: Kid Icarus
Metroid II: Return of Samus
Kirby's Block Ball

I've never been big on downloading titles (partly because you can never trade them in once you're finished/bored with them, but also because I'm simply not interested with most DSiware/eshop games) so I doubt I'll ever get any more. Of course, my game purchases have plummeted in the last few years anyway (games I want that are confirmed for a North American release this year are: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon).

Overall, as you can probably guess, I'm quite pleased with my past transactions :)

On a side note, out of my entire gaming collection of 395 games, exactly 58 of them are digital downloads. </blogfaqs>
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3 years ago#7
Nope. I like games and I'm not a cheapskate ;)
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3 years ago#8
I paid $140 for a used 3DS that came with ambassador games and a load of other tiny DD games I'm not really interested in. I guess given the price it's like I got a bunch of games free.
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3 years ago#9
Yes but not all of them are obtained in the same way.
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3 years ago#10
Excluding demos and videos, here's my list:

Zelda Four Swords (downloaded both on DSi and 3DS)
Photo Dojo (was free at launch)
Ambassador games
Pokedex 3D
3D Classics Excitebike

Club Nintendo:
Metal Torrent
Brain Age Express Sudoku
Kirby's Dream Land
Mario's Picross
Donkey Kong
Metroid II
3D Classics Kid Icarus

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Minis March Again (purchased with free 1000 DSi points at launch)
Bird & Beans (same)
Mighty Flip Champs (a few years ago Kellogg's had a contest giving away 1000 DSi points; I won twice)
Mario Clock (Kellogg's)
Soul of Darkness (Kellogg's)
Crystal Monsters (Kellogg's)

Shantae $12
Alphabounce $5
Puzzle League Express $5
Looksley's Line Up $5
Pop Island Paperfield $2
DodoGo Robo $2
3D Classics Kirby's Adventure $7
Mega Man Wily's Revenge $4
Mighty Switch Force $6
Ninja Gaiden $5
Picdun 2 $5
SMB Lost Levels $5
Sonic Triple Trouble $5
Super Mario Land $4
Super Mario Land 2 $4

So since April 2009, I've spent less than $76 on DSi/3DS downloads. 15 games paid for, 41 free. (Plus one time Toys R Us had eshop cards on sale so I even saved on the ones I paid for.)
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