My Nintendo Rewards: Spend Gold Points On Nindie Games

My Nintendo rewards have been somewhat lackluster to say the least. The prior reward program, Club Nintendo, at least offered up physical rewards and full game downloads. Up until now, most of the time Gold and Platinum points would earn you discounts toward downloading digital games.

Nintendo has added a few sweet rewards that give you the entire game, but the pickings are slim and are only for 3DS and Wii U. This is frustrating because many of you (including us) have been earning Gold points by purchasing Nintendo Switch games. It would be nice to see some rewards for the system we’re actively using.

However, if you do own a Wii U or a 3DS, here’s what’s on tap. For 50 Gold points you can purchase Zen Pinball 3D (3DS), 60 Gold points nets you Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo (Wii U), 70 Gold points buys you Art of Balance (Wii U), and 90 Gold points will get you Runner 2 (Wii U).

What do you think? Will you be using your points to pick any of these up? Let us know down below!


For the first time, My Nintendo users can now redeem Gold Points for some of the hottest indie games on Nintendo platforms. For a limited time, you can redeem points to download select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles from our talented independent developers. Users will receive a download code that is redeemed in Nintendo eShop. Get it with Gold Points!

BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

(Wii U): 90 Gold Points

Runner2 is a rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to amazing new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Nefarious Timbletot who has un-fused CommanderVideo’s reality. Runner2 features 5 exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and 5 death defying BOSS battles! Play as 8 different characters and find secret areas to unlock new and zany costumes!

Zen Pinball 3D (Nintendo 3DS): 50 Gold Points

Zen Pinball 3D for Nintendo 3DS brings an incredible stereoscopic 3D experience to the acclaimed video game pinball series for the first time ever. Featuring four beautifully crafted, original tables, Zen Pinball 3D features the most advanced ball physics in a video pinball game to date, online leader boards ranking you against other players, in-game friend challenges, interactive 3D models, and more! Zen Pinball 3D for Nintendo 3DS is the definitive pinball experience on portable game consoles.

Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo (Wii U): 60 Gold Points

Time for some squirreling action! Prepare for some super squirreling action! Now with 50% new exclusive level content, ninja completion bonuses, super high speed turbo mode and a whole bunch of zany new squirrel outfits!Run, jump, swing and smash Mr Nibbles through 90 frantic levels of pixel perfect platforming. Mr Nibbles goes nuts for acorns and he’s on a mission to reclaim his stash from the pesky critters who stole them so he can feed his growing family.

Art of Balance (Wii U): 70 Gold Points

Grab your Wii U GamePad and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler! Puzzle games must be addictive. This was our top priority during the development of the game. That’s why we designed 200 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination. With its perfect touch controls ‘Art of Balance’ is easy to pick up and hard to put away. Play alone or invite friends to drop in at any time for co-op play. We even added split-screen and online multiplayer for extra fun. Seeking an even bigger challenge? Then try out the new endurance mode and improve your Online-Highscore.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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