Nintendo Unveils 2014 Gold and Platinum Awards

Nintendo throws fans a curve this year!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 07/16/2014 17:00 6 Comments     ShareThis

Members of Club Nintendo who have been registering their games and completing surveys diligently for the past twelve months will be happy to know that Nintendo has unveiled this year’s batch of Gold and Platinum status prizes! In a departure from the previous five years of rewards, Nintendo has opted for all-digital offerings this time around. Gold and Platinum members can choose from an assortment of sixteen downloadable games across the 3DS and Wii U eShops. The rewards are as follows:

Gold/Platinum Members

  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS)
  • Metroid (3DS)
  • Wario Land II (3DS)
  • Donkey Kong 3 (3DS)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Wii U)
  • Super Mario Bros. (Wii U)
  • Kid Icarus (Wii U)
  • Ice Climber (Wii U)

Platinum Members

  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (3DS)
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western (3DS)
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle (3DS)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
  • Dr. Luigi (Wii U)
  • EarthBound (Wii U)
  • NES Remix (Wii U)
  • Game & Wario (Wii U)

Club Nintendo members have until August 15 to claim their prize. There a ton of great titles here for players to choose from, so be sure to fill out your collection by heading over to Club Nintendo to snag your download code!

Anyone disappointed that Nintendo isn’t offering physical rewards this year? Any particular title you’re stoked to be receiving? Let us know!

Source: Club Nintendo

6 Responses to “Nintendo Unveils 2014 Gold and Platinum Awards”

  • 678 points
    amishpyrate says...

    Yeah…. Can’t complain about free games but I’d prefer a physical item to choose from. Japan gets all kinds of cool stuff from club Nintendo.

  • 702 points
    Matthew Tidman says...

    They probably did this to stop people complaining about the fact that rewards didn’t make it out until December.

    It’s really annoying, though, because the rewards we’ve been getting were really nice. They could have at least done a Luigi hat like they did the Mario hat since the majority of those coins were earned during the Year of Luigi.


  • 1558 points
    penduin says...

    Same problem here as with the Mario Kart 8 promotion: I already have all the ones I want. Oh well. I bet I’ll at least play Game & Wario more than Wii Party U.

  • 745 points
    OG75 says...

    I don’t feel right complaining about “free” rewards. However I do feel justified in feeling disappointment.

    The cool thing about the rewards in the past was that you were getting something EXCLUSIVELY from Club Nintendo that you couldn’t buy anywhere else (besides ebay a month later :) This year, we are getting something I could just buy anyway (Like Penduin, I own most of these games already and I don’t own the others because I was never interested in buying them.)

    Nintendo is definitely saving a lot of money by going this route (not paying for materials, production, shipping, etc.)

    My only hope is that the “digital only” route isn’t permanent. I’m getting a little worried as Club Nintendo’s items catalog is getting mighty slim (some straps, patches, etc.) I hope they re-stock with some great items such as posters, soundtracks(!), and figures (like the awesome Luigi’s Mansion one.)

  • 819 points
    Toadlord says...

    On the bright side, I don’t feel lame for not getting platinum. I’ve actually never played Zelda II, so this is a good excuse to do so.

  • 402 points
    geoffrey says...

    Not happy. If they were games that were unique to gold/platinum awards, I wouldn’t like it but I would be ok with it. But just a pile of games I can just go buy anytime I darn well please? And they’re all digital only (I always, ALWAYS go for the physical copy. The only exceptions ever so far are the 3DS Animal Crossing, and Link Between Worlds (and even then only because it came with the system.))? Sigh.

    I’ll be picking one of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, EarthBound, or NES Remix. Don’t know which. Probably Earthbound, but we’ll see.

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