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27th April, 2008 at 15:23:14 -

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.

 
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27th April, 2008 at 15:42:10 -

LOL! Nim !!

I went through mine the other night, I have loads, it was like christmas!

However, I was really angry to find that I couldn't buy Wii points with them because they had "sold out" and they seem to constantly be sold out on the nintendo site.

 
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27th April, 2008 at 15:57:55 -

How can they be sold out of virtual shopping credit?!

I also noticed that they're sold out of LINK STATUES, requiring 15000 points to buy. That's 60 Wii games! Are there even 60 good Wii games? (no)

 
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27th April, 2008 at 16:00:50 -

Nimski, you get the scratch cards with all Nintendo games, not just Wii games

 
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27th April, 2008 at 16:18:40 -

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.

 
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27th April, 2008 at 16:42:29 -

I had enough for the Gameboy Palyer when that first came out but naturally each time I checked the catalogue (more than once a week)it was sold out. This went on for probably over a year.

Never spent my points and then along came the Link statue, but as we all expected, it was sold out. After that I just decided to spend my stars on Wii Points...

 
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27th April, 2008 at 16:56:34 -

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?

 
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27th April, 2008 at 17:23:30 -

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.

 
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27th April, 2008 at 17:26:29 -

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.

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27th April, 2008 at 17:36:44 -

US ones are quite odd too. You would get some kind of subscription to a magazine or something

Hey so I'm not the only person who stockpiles game boxes it seems! Might be the only one to still keep all boxes from the Amiga days onwards.

 
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27th April, 2008 at 18:03:05 -

I love keeping ym games/consoles boxes - Love them being in perfect condition.

 
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27th April, 2008 at 18:30:29 -

Grrr... why isn't there a Club Nintendo for the US?

 
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27th April, 2008 at 18:48:28 -

so in europe you get free VC games, and in the US we get ... 3 months of nintendo power?!

That's not fair!

 
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27th April, 2008 at 19:23:15 -

We also got Mario Kart and Wii Fit first, not that we needed Wii Fit before the USA, of course

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27th April, 2008 at 19:46:47 -

Ive got loads of GBA and Gamecube games with those point, but no wii to spend them on. Am i wrong in thinking you need a wii to get to the nintendo shop?

James you're not the only one that keeps your boxes, ive got all my Amstrad cpc boxes although we don't really own many boxed games (most are in plastic cassette cases)

 
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28th April, 2008 at 03:34:51 -

Aw we sold on our Spectrum stuff. Last game I got for it was New Zealand Story when my sis was born almost 16 years ago. So no tapes left for us.

You don't need a Wii to get onto the shop, you can basically "buy" VC games and other little things with stars. The little gifts are usually rubbish, which include ringtones. Urgh.

 
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28th April, 2008 at 09:31:49 -


Originally Posted by Fifth
Grrr... why isn't there a Club Nintendo for the US?




Originally Posted by Dustin Gunn
so in europe you get free VC games, and in the US we get ... 3 months of nintendo power?!

That's not fair!



It's surprised.. I didn't know this wasn't available to American residents. I can only assume that it's up to each regional Nintendo office to decide what kind of offers to run. It's usually us Brits who are jealous of the treatment US customers get from gaming companies! Nintendo will probably realise their mistake soon and offer UK residents "Triforce Teabags" for 3000 stars instead.

So, what's Nintendo Power? Would I be right in thinking that it's just some brand propaganda magazine in which no game receives less than 9 coins/mushrooms/wiimotes out of 10? Personally, I wouldn't put any stock in gaming magazine these days, much less one that caters to a particular brand, much less one that's delivered to you by the brand's company! But hey, I guess it's free, and it's nice to get things in the mail that aren't bills.

If it's any further consolation, you have to trade in a hell of a lot of "Club Nintendo" stars to accumulate enough Shopping Channel points for a VC game. I had to cash in points from 6 Wii games and 2 DS games to get one NES VC game. That's around $7 back for spending over $400.

 
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28th April, 2008 at 09:35:41 -

Lol, are Triforce tea bags the pyramid-shaped ones or am I thinking too much about it? Also, I have a couple of American Nintendo games, and yeah, the piece of paper inside is a magazine subscription form...

Oh wait I just thought of Zelda and the Triforce, never mind

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28th April, 2008 at 10:06:36 -

Triforce teabags would be pretty kickass, though

I had no idea about this, thanks Nim! I have 750 star points Nothing to spend it on, though... Maybe I'll save them for a keyring.

 
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28th April, 2008 at 10:23:45 -

The reward stars are good for topping up your Shopping Channel points by small amounts. I've only ever seen Wii Points cards in shops for 1000 or 2000 points, and that sometimes doesn't break down nicely into, for example, 2 SNES games and a NES game. On the Nintendo Club website you can buy 100 and 300 points, so it's good for bumping up your points a wee bit to buy one more VC game.

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28th April, 2008 at 13:17:57 -

Nim: I think Nintendo Power isn't a magazine with reviews, it's more like a guidebook of some sort.

 
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28th April, 2008 at 13:33:58 -

It's a magazine?

https://w1.buysub.com/pubs/IM/NTN/np-sub-test.jsp?cds_page_id=46528&cds_mag_code=NTN&id=1209407548365&lsid=81191332264030384&vid=2&cds_to_id=noprTest&cds_mag_code=NTN


 
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28th April, 2008 at 13:39:00 -

Nintendo Power has Reviews, game guids etc... I didn't subcribe to it, but it keeps getting sent to my house for some reason. I think its cause they screwed up my acount at Game Crazy (a used game shop).


 
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29th April, 2008 at 09:16:49 -

Grr this is partially why Australia sucks, all my Nintendo games and not a single point/card to be seen.

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29th April, 2008 at 09:23:47 -

You get good weather, stop whining

 
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29th April, 2008 at 11:06:48 -

But apparently bad broadband

 
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We have awful broadband! Anyway you get pretty sick of all the hot humid days after a while, I want rainy and overcast!

 
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That's how it's been here for months now! It's getting warmer but theres no escaping the clouds. The clowwwduss.

 
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30th April, 2008 at 11:27:05 -

Where are you seeing these things??

 

  		
  		

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30th April, 2008 at 12:32:18 -


Originally Posted by Dr. James
It's getting warmer but theres no escaping the clouds. The clowwwduss.

Hahaha, I read this in a Charlie the Unicorn voice. Chaaaaah-leeeeee!

 
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30th April, 2008 at 13:01:35 -

Theres clouds here but also blue sky... but sometimes it still rains o_O... or is airplanes releasing urine

 
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It makes me sad... no stars for us 'mericans. Nintendo power is a good magazine. It's the only video game magazine I can look through without flinching while my mom is near. (Of course, you all wouldn't give a poop about extra bad violence and naughty pictures. But I got standards. Not that the occasional violent title isn't fun. I enjoy a good round of halo. But I'm talkin Ninja Gaiden and the like.) They say when a wii game has tacky controls. They've got the widest range of content (for a console-specific magazine, that is.) and it's clean, but fun. That's partially why I like nintendo. (Not a fanboy, just a fan.) They have fun stuff, but it's not morally degrading. Yea, yell at me all ya want. It would just prove my point. I can't even stand to look through the PSM or XBOX mag. Absolutely no content, and dumb gunk everywhere.

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1st May, 2008 at 06:41:39 -

100 point cards are back "in stock".

 
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1st May, 2008 at 06:55:05 -

Argh! I just went about swapped 400 points for 100 wii points. Then went back to get more, and I couldnt. Either each member is limited to one amount or they went really fast. Either way, it's bloody stupid, what good is 100 wii points?

 
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1st May, 2008 at 08:26:32 -

Ugh, I got caught by that too. I'll just get some more tomorrow. Let's hope the world doesn't run out of 16 digit random numbers like they did in April!

 
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1st May, 2008 at 08:32:40 -

Rofl >_<

I really need to download Paper Mario too ;_;

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Blech. I had Nintendo power back when I had my N64 and it was mostly guides and maps and such. You'd pretty much know what score a game would get in the review a year before it came out. Overhyped Rare games would always get a 9 or a 10 and the big nintendo games would get 8s or 9s.

I think EGM is a pretty honest mag, and IGN is a good site for news and reviews. I'm pretty sure Sega pays off Play magazine after every issue though. They're the only ones left promoting sega's crap.

 
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Originally Posted by -Adam-
Argh! I just went about swapped 400 points for 100 wii points. Then went back to get more, and I couldnt. Either each member is limited to one amount or they went really fast. Either way, it's bloody stupid, what good is 100 wii points?



It's good if you bought a 2000 point card, then bought 2 SNES or Megadrive games on the VC (800 points a piece). That leaves you with 400 points and there's nothing you can buy at that price. Add another 100 though and you can buy a NES games

 
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28th May, 2008 at 06:09:02 -

I finally got upstairs to the loft and checked the Wii and DS boxes. Yup, there are VIP cards inside those, too. 1000 stars for the Wii and 500 for the DS (1200 stars = 300 shopping channel points)

 
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29th May, 2008 at 06:32:40 -

Yes I think the conversion rate is pretty crappy :/

OH let me just say: "The wee cards you get with Wii games" - I thought that was a take on Wii but I realise you are Scotish! Thats adorable!

 
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19th September, 2010 at 11:19:43 -

Sorry to bump an old thread but they're offering Nintendo Stars for Wiiware/VC games too. I think this is a new feature because I don't remember seeing it before.

 
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