PSA: 3DS Ambassador games progress lost once system is turned off

If you want to continue your progress on your NES games, make sure the system stays on.


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Optical_Matrix3096d ago

Nintendo just keeps making mistake after mistake. Not gonna waste my time with these then

digitaledge3096d ago

Why not? They are free (if you got a 3DS early), and you'll be able to upgrade them to the full version (including full save functions) free of charge when they are released to the public.

digitaledge3096d ago

Wonder why there are disagrees to my comment?

I don't think that I said anything incorrect! The games ARE free if you bought the 3DS early, and you CAN update them free when they are released to the public.

These are facts, so why disagree?

radphil3096d ago

I think the notion behind it seems that they just rushed it out to try and keep those people about the price drop thing happy.

digitaledge3096d ago

That may well be the case, but at least the updates are still free, and the 10 GBA games are not set to be publically released in the near future.

I still don't understand why there were disagrees to my comment, though, although it does happen quite frequently on here.

The OP stated that he's not going to waste his time with these games. So, either he has a 3DS already (and would be silly not to take advantage of the free games, since he is entitled to them anyway), OR he doesn't have a 3DS (and therefore wouldn't be eligible for the free games anyway), and is therefore commenting negatively just for the sake of it.

The facts are: 3DS early adopters get 10 free NES games and 10 free GBA games. The NES games will be updated free of charge when the final versions get released to the public, and the GBA games are not scheduled to be released to the public at all.

How exactly can facts be disagreed with? lol

radphil3096d ago (Edited 3096d ago )

"The facts are: 3DS early adopters get 10 free NES games and 10 free GBA games."

See this is the thing. I don't consider them free, because ambassadors paid $70 more in comparison to everyone else. So in a way people paid $70 for these games.

To be honest the ambassador thing felt last minute in terms of planning it with the price drop.

digitaledge3095d ago (Edited 3095d ago )

Many would agree that this is the price you pay for being an early adopter, though. The people who have to have the latest stuff always pay more.

Do I think that I should be compensated for buying my PS3 on release when the price was dropped soon after? Or because it is now half the price it was when I bought it? No I don't. I understand that price drops occur - sometimes early, sometimes quite late.

Nintendo didn't technically have to do anything for the early adopters, but they did, just like Sony didn't have to give free games etc after the PSN incident. It's a thank you to the fans for supporting them and sticking with them, and I'm quite pleased that they did it.

And besides, didn't IGN state that the value of these games is actually worth more than the price drop anyway?

EDIT - And now I'm out of bubbles, so I can't carry on this conversation. :( However, as always, it was nice to actually have someone join the discussion. :)

radphil3095d ago

I do agree that it's nice that they did this. It's just that I felt they could have gone about it in a way that made it seem like it wasn't last minute. :p

As far as the IGN thing though, I'll be honest with you, I barely if at all pay attention to them.

And yea it's a shame this bubble system holds up how many messages you can give. Then again, a lot of stuff needs to be revamped.

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notimetobeidle3096d ago

I guess this is a throwback.

ThePsychoGamer3096d ago (Edited 3096d ago )

I thought this was already explained, these games would feature limited functions until they went public, then Ambassadors would be able to get a free update for the game with every thing functioning, including saves.

Misterhbk3096d ago

You realize how dumb that is? You cant even save your game? What's the point of playing? Idk about you but I'm not one for starting a game over everytime I wanna play it.

Emilio_Estevez3096d ago

I agree. There used to be a time when you lost progress when you turned it off, but that was stopped for a reason. It sucks, thats why we can save now.

digitaledge3096d ago (Edited 3096d ago )

Here's what Nintendo say about the early access versions of these games (and it certainly wasn't some hidden secret that has just been revealed):

"Features of the Virtual Console NES titles (priority delivery version)

- An electronic manual explaining game controls will be included.
- The official version* (which will be delivered at a later date) will include a full electronic manual.
- Alternating multiplayer modes are supported in some titles, but simultaneous multiplayer modes are not.
- The official version* (which will be delivered at a later date) will also support versus play.
- Does not include the “Restore Point” function (which allows you to create and load restore points at any time while gameplay) usually included in the Virtual Console Game Boy and Game Boy Color games.
- However, it will include the “VC Suspend” function (which allows you to save the game when you suspend play by pressing the HOME Button). The official version* (which will be delivered at a later date) will support the Restore Points function.
- You will be able to “Transfer to another Nintendo 3DS” with the “System Transfer” function that will be provided in future system updates.
- *Official versions of the games will be launched later for a fee, but Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors will be able to upgrade from the priority delivery version to the official version free of charge. "

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