Nintendo Giving Away Super Mario 3D Land To New 3DS Owners In Europe

By Ishaan . November 20, 2013 . 10:01am

Nintendo of Europe are holding a promotional campaign where they’re giving download copies of Super Mario 3D Land away for free to new Nintendo 3DS owners.


In order to avail your free game, you need to register a Nintendo 3DS or a Nintendo 3DS XL between 15:01 (UK time) on November 27th, 2013 and 22:59 (UK time) on January 13th, 2014, along with any one of the following games at Club Nintendo:


  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (launching November 22nd)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • LEGO CITY® Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • Sonic Lost World (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS version)
  • Pokémon X
  • Pokémon Y
  • Bravely Default (launching December 6th)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy


24 hours after you’ve registered your 3DS and one of the above games, you’ll be able to log in to Club Nintendo and avail your download code. The code will need to be redeemed by February 13th, 2014.

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  • Crevox

    I need this in US

  • SHSL Big Bro

    Kinda sucks. I got my 3DS registered before that date, alongside pokemon y, so I’m missing out on all these free games. MH3U, ACNL, and now SM3DL…

  • malek86

    It’s worth pointing out that the 2DS is excluded from the promotion, lest someone thinks they could take advantage of this.

    I guess they are already giving you the console for cheap enough?

  • Rhiwion

    I just checked because I wasn’t sure.

    I didn’t register my 3DS XL yet. ))) Thanks, Nin10. <3

  • Enjoy! 3D Land is one of the greats

  • Solomon_Kano

    Would be nice to see in the US, since I’ll be picking up my 3DS soon. Could just hold off on registering it for a bit and see if NOA follows suit, I suppose.

    • malek86

      Promotions tend to differ wildly between USA and EU, for some reason. It’s possible you will not get this, but still get something else cool too, like that SMT + FE promotion.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Hm. Guess it’s like how PS+ never lines up between regions either.

        Well, that’s cool with me. I’d be fine with us getting something else, if we get anything.

  • Aphrodi

    Good think I haven’t registered my 3DS/Pokemon x+y and animal crossing yet XD

  • British_Otaku

    I might consider getting my own European 3DS soon for a digital copy, PlayStation Plus has some nice deals and accounts but if Nintendo keep offering high profile games (which are probably near full price in stores) for free with varying conditions (buy 2 get one free, register a new system and get one free) we aren’t that far behind.

    • malek86

      Mmh, not really. Most of the offers have been of the “register your console” variety. Seems like there’s the usual market tendency to encourage new users to come, rather than reward already existing users.

      That said, this year, I took advantage of the “buy 3 get 1 free” promotion to get DKC3D, and I also managed to enter the “buy 1 get 2” promotion for MH3, but only because I registered my second 3DS under a different account (can’t register the same product twice…). I can’t use that trick anymore from now on.

      Not too bad overall, but nowhere near PS+ levels of convenience.

      • British_Otaku

        Getting more systems out there is the best case scenario for them, especially when it is around Christmas time when it can be a whole new audience who increase interest for the next release in a series.

        I was either half asleep during the whole deal phase or the games I wanted from the offers were ones that I wanted a box and the right to trade for.

        I know it is pretty far off from PS+, but it is good enough for me. >_>

  • James Enk

    i hate the fact that i can not register my games or consoles on club Nintendo

    • British_Otaku

      Why is that?
      Is it because of the country you live in? I don’t see much of a reason why you can’t register on the UK Club Nintendo or Japanese one, as long as you don’t expect to get physical goods sent to where you live.

      • James Enk

        what about address and stuff like that?

        • British_Otaku


          I took addresses from hotels or any street I could google for my Japanese PSN and American PSN.

          You aren’t going to be called or sent post unless you are banking on a prize (in which case, have a pal or company that can send it to you in that country/region).

          • James Enk

            lie??? anw ty for the info

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Just dont have anything shipped to you

      • herolove

        If its the same as before that wont work. Then you bye a console/game you normally get a code to register on club Nintendo, but in a country that’s not part of club Nintendo (like the Scandinavian countrys) you don’t get one. But if you bye it from another country I never had any problem to register.

  • Ronldbx6

    Been had this, need to go back and finisher the bonus stages.

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. I actually don’t know if I ever registered my 3DS. Might be a good thing to check up on…

  • XaviIniesta

    I just noticed that I never got a Pin code with my European 3DS purchase.
    And furthermore, Sweden (and the rest of the Scandinavian countries, as pointed out by someone below) are not part of Club Nintendo for whatever reason.

    Now I’m sad pandas. ;_;

    • herolove

      The reason is that a company called Bregsala own all rites to distribute all Nintendo games in Scandinavia (witch they got before the nes got popular). Becourse Nintendo of Europe is not directly involved we don’t get any codes :(
      There has even been some rare cases there we don’t get some games the rest of Europe get fore the same reason.

      • XaviIniesta

        Still!? I haven’t heard that name in years… (And I assume you mean Bergsala.) I remember them having distribution rights back in the NES days, but I didn’t think their distribution rights influenced things like this. I don’t understand why they can’t cooperate with Nintendo on the codes.
        I think I’m going to write Bergsala a letter of complaint.

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