Mario’s Scrooge McDuck-level of obsession with gold isn’t the only new thing in New Super Mario Bros. 2: when the game launches on August 19, 3DS owners will be able to purchase and obtain the entire game via digital download in the eShop.
Typically, a newly-released handheld title is worth 30-50 Coins on Club Nintendo, a website which allows Nintendo customers to register their console, game, and download purchases in exchange for Coins, which are redeemable for some swag and 3DS and Wii eShop titles. To reel in more guinea pigs for Nintendo’s first attempt at online retail, Club Nintendo is offering 100 Coins for people who download New Super Mario Bros. 2 by September 20.
Still, don’t expect a completely free lunch out of the promotion. Once a title is registered on Club Nintendo, the user has to fill out a survey or two about the quality of the game. In order to properly test the new service, Nintendo will probably require a few required surveys before the Coins start rolling in.
To get the coins, make sure to register on Club Nintendo, then link your 3DS with your Club Nintendo account in the eShop. Once New Super Mario Bros. 2 is downloaded, Club Nintendo will automatically update with surveys about the game and service. If you register your 3DS at the same time, you’ll have more than enough Coins to afford Starship Defense for the 3DS, Mario Tennis on the Wii, or the one new titles which will cycle in next month.