My Nintendo Rewards Update: November 2016

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Update (Nov. 10): A new batch of Metroid-themed discounts were added to My Nintendo in celebration of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. All three of these discounts will expire on Feb. 11, 2017.


Wii U:

  • 20% Discount on Metroid Prime: Trilogy (400 Platinum Points)
  • 30% Discount on Metroid: Zero Mission (20 Gold Points)

New Nintendo 3DS

  • 30% Discount on Super Metroid (20 Gold Points)

3DS Themes:

  • My Nintendo Theme: Samus (200 Platinum Points)

My Nintendo is Nintendo’s current loyalty program, and the successor to the now-defunct Club Nintendo.

Platinum Points and Gold Points are My Nintendo’s currency. The former comes in two varieties, although they function the same. The latter can be earned by buying games off the Nintendo eShop.

While My Nintendo had a relatively promising start, its reward catalog has since devolved into a checklist of uninspired discounts and Miitomo accessories. The most interesting item, My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, seems to be a permanent occupant, but otherwise? Considering how easy it is to accumulate points, it’s disappointing to check back every month and see nothing too exciting.

It’s the start of a new month, so here are the newest additions to My Nintendo’s catalog:


Wii U:

  • 20% Discount on Kirby Super Star (200 Platinum Points)
  • 30% Discount on EarthBound (40 Gold Points)
  • 30% Discount on Xenoblade Chronicles (70 Gold Points)

Nintendo 3DS:

  • 20% Discount on BOXBOY! (100 Platinum Points)
  • 20% Discount on HarmoKnight (300 Platinum Points)

New Nintendo 3DS:

  • 30% Discount on EarthBound (40 Gold Points)
  • 15% Discount on Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (600 Platinum Points)

All of these new rewards will be redeemable until Feb. 1, 2017. Hopefully next month will yield more than just minor discounts on downloadable software. Still, this month’s batch could have been worse; EarthBound is a cult classic, and BOXBOY! and HarmoKnight are cute.

Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D are, to me, the most eye-catching titles on display. Two deities – the Bionis and Mechonis – were locked in combat for as long as time has been recorded. Both titans are now deceased, allowing life to begin and evolve on their bodies.

Shulk, who you may recognize from Smash Bros., led a peaceful life in Colony 9 with his friends until Metal Face led a squadron of Mechon to raid his home. Now on a quest for revenge, Shulk and his posse are travelling to save the people of Bionis. Shulk is blessed with the legendary Monado, which grants him the ability to see the future, and the sword’s hidden power is the key to defeating the Mechon… and unlocking the mysteries of his world.

While I’m not usually a fan of JRPGs, I spent about 87 hours playing through the game on my Wii, and there’s one quote that perfectly phrases my feelings towards it: “I’m really feeling it!”

Will you download any of this month’s My Nintendo rewards?

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