Just in case you're like me and completely ignore manuals and all the other junk that comes with games, you might want to check those Wii games again for a little card on the back of which you can scratch off a panel and get points for either the Nintendo shop or the Shopping Channel.
I have a feeling that I'm the last person on the planet to discover this, but my friend only pointed it out to me last night, and I had 6 unused game cards to reap the rewards from.
If you're interested, 6 games got me 1750 "Club Nintendo" points, which can be used to buy Nintendo crap like key rings on the website, or exchanged for Wii Shopping Channel points. For my 1750 points, I exchanged 1600 for 400 Shopping Channel points.
My first stars were from the Cube itself! Accumulated loads of stars in the past. Got about 11k or something but I cashed them all in for VC games.
Nim you slow bugger!
And don't buy that shop crap. The only good thing they had was a Zelda collectors disc for the Cube which had Zelda I, II, OoT and Majoras Mask. Annoyingly my Caroline got it and I didn't but then I got the OoT/Master Quest disc so I lolled all over the place.
Yeah, I'm slow. I must be getting old! The problem is that I missed out on the last generation of gaming - never owned a PS2 or Gamecube. How long have they been running these points cards? Should I start ripping up my old SNES box?
GBA and Cube was when it all started. I did a lot of GBA importing (fantastic shop in Glossop!) so I missed out on a few points cards. It's also a good idea to steal friends and relatives cards if they give consent.
Right, I just raided a bunch of DS game boxes and now have 5 more of these cards. Didn't get one with the M3. heh.
I have a few import games. The Japanese ones have the code but not the scratch panel, it's just printed on a piece of paper. I guess import codes don't work. Pants.