If you bought a 3DS and connected to the eShop before the system price drop on August 12 of 2011, the following games are yours as a thank you from Nintendo: Yoshi’s Island, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Metroid Fusion, Warioware Inc., Mario Kart Super Circuit, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Warioland 4, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and Mario VS. Donkey Kong.
As before with the ten NES games, head to “Settings” and check under “Your Downloads.”
Yoshi’s Island is one of my all-time favorites, and I can’t wait to finally play Minish Cap. My 3DS has suddenly turned into the greatest single collection of games I’ve ever held in my hand! No word yet on when these (and other?) GBA games will become available for sale on eShop, but I hope Nintendo will make an announcement soon.