Donkey Kong: Original Edition From Club Nintendo Has Exclusive Content

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Nintendo are giving away a “special version” of the original NES Donkey Kong game that they say features exclusive content never seen before in the U.S. via Club Nintendo. How do you get it? By buying one of these five games as a download off the Nintendo eShop:


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You’ll need to link your the Nintendo 3DS eShop to your Club Nintendo account beforehand, and then buy one of the above games off the eShop before January 6th, 2013.


Your purchase will automatically be registered to your Club Nintendo account, 3-4 weeks later, Nintendo will e-mail a download code for Donkey Kong: Original Edition for your 3DS.


What makes this version of Donkey Kong special? The cement factory level after the first stage, which was in the arcade game, but not in the NES release.


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