Starting now through January 6th, 2013, if you purchase one of five select digital titles from the Nintendo 3DS eShop, you can get yourself a rare version of the NES Donkey Kong. When originally released in arcades, Donkey Kong featured four different stages. Due to memory restrictions on the NES, only three of those stages made the NES game. This all new digital bonus features the NES version of the game with all four stages including the Cement Factory for the first time!
Getting the game is simple. First, make sure your 3DS is linked to your Club Nintendo account. Then, purchase and register the DIGITAL version of Crosswords Plus, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Style Savvy: Trendsetters, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, or Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Finally you should receive a download token for the Donkey Kong: Original Edition game within 3-4 weeks after purchase.
Again, the key word in all of this is DIGITAL. This will not work with retail copies of the game. This is all part of Nintendo‘s new focus on pushing their digital eShop releases! I, for one, will be dropping $29.99 on Crosswords Plus when I get money, and when I get my 3DS XL system back from Nintendo. Yay for toddlers dropping expensive gaming devices!