With only one day left before those of us who brought a 3DS before the price cut will be able to download some free NES games, a lot of people have been asking “How do I do this?” and “What’s stopping other people downloading them?” Well, Nintendo of America have answered your questions!
When 1st September rolls around, there won’t be a special display in the eShop. The method to get the games is like a secret:
1) First, scroll left to “Settings / Other” and click on it.
2) Then scroll down and click “Titles You’ve Downloaded”
3) You will then notice that the NES games are listed here as if you had downloaded them before. Tap “Software Info”
4) Then, “Redownload”
Unfortunately, Nintendo of Europe have yet to release the Ambassador that lets us Europeans confirm that we are eligible for the programme; although as long as you brought your 3DS before 23:59 on 11th August 2011, you should be fine. As with most eShop updates, it is expected that the Ambassador programme will launch at around 7-8pm British Standard Time.