By: Chris Buffa December 14, 2011 0 Comments

Now you can exchange gold coins for downloadable games.

Several days ago, we reported Nintendo's plan to revamp its Club Nintendo website, giving users the opportunity to redeem gold coins for downloadable games like Super Mario Kart and 3D Classics: Xevious.

Today, the company proudly rolled out this new site, and we have to say, it's definitely an improvement over the original.

From the publisher:

[I]Starting today, Club Nintendo members can exchange 100 Coins for Super Mario Kart and 150 Coins for Fluidity on the Wii console. Normally these games are offered at 800 Wii Points and 1,200 Wii Points respectively, making this new offer a great value for members. Club Nintendo members also have the option of exchanging 100 Coins for 3D Classics: Xevious and 150 Coins for Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! for the Nintendo 3DS system. These two games normally sell for $5.99 and $7.99 respectively.

Members will notice the Club Nintendo website has been redesigned with a fun new look. In addition to new Coin-earning opportunities, Nintendo has added new Rewards, including Nintendo-themed notebooks and pen cases, plus a set of limited-edition posters honoring the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. Members can also now register select Nintendo 3DS games from third-party publishers, so there are even more ways to earn Coins.

The current round of downloadable game offers will remain available to members through Jan. 10, and new offers will be announced next month. Club Nintendo will choose new games based on members' feedback on available downloadable games, so they can expect to find more fun surprises in the future. To collect even more Coins, members are encouraged to look back into their library of games for Wii and the Nintendo DS family of systems and register those products on Club Nintendo.[/I]

The part about games getting exchanged for new ones is without question the best news. Glad to see Nintendo investing in this new feature instead of just letting the same old titles languish in the Rewards section.

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