Your guide to 10 free NES game on your 3DS

In two short days on September 1, all you suckers lucky people who purchased a 3DS at the original price will be rewarded by Nintendo with free games. It turns out that it may be a little tricky finding out exactly how to get in on the free game goodness, but that’s why Infendo is here to guide you through the grueling path to free games.

From the Nintendo website:

How Do I Download Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Games?
Step by step instructions on how to download the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador games.

Important Note! The games are available only to systems that are eligible for the Ambassador Program.


  1. From the Nintendo 3DS HOME menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon.
  2. Scroll left and select “Settings / Other.”
  3. Scroll down and select “Account Activity” to view a list of transactions.
  4. The NES game will be listed here once it is available to download. Tap “Software Info,” and then “Redownload” to begin the download process.

The Ambassador Certificate: This certificate can be used to receive updates regarding the Ambassador Program, such as when new titles are available to download.

Ok so I lied, the process is really not that complicated and I have a feeling come Thursday, my 3DS will will be flashing with a SpotPass telling me exactly what to do. Anyhow, you’re welcome.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.