Nintendo gamers looking for some cheaper games have no doubt taken advantage of some of the previous Nintendo Selects titles. These games showcase some of Nintendo's most popular franchises like Mario or The Legend of Zelda along with titles that have slightly smaller followings like Animal Crossing or Pikmin. More games available at a lower price are always fun for everyone except maybe a company's accounting department. Nintendo is always about fun, so they've announced that twelve games will be joining the Nintendo Selects program starting March 11.
Many of the games need no introduction to gamers. They likely already pop up frequently on must have lists for both the 3DS and Wii U systems, so it only makes sense that they join the roster of $29.99 best selling titles. The lower price is helpful to gamers that just spent a ton of money on a new 3DS or Wii U console so they don't have to spend as much money on expanding their library. Fans looking for something new and cheap to play may also pick some of these up as well. The full list of games joining the Nintendo Selects club next month are:
- Animal Crossing: City Folk
- Donkey Kong Country Returns
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Mario Party: Island Tour
- NES Remix Pack
- Pikmin 3
- Super Mario 3D World
- Super Mario All-Stars
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
- Yoshi's New Island
Keen eyed Nintendo fans have no doubt noticed by now that a number of these, such as Animal Crossing, and Super Mario All-Stars are older games from the Wii. Other titles, like Super Mario 3D World, are obvious classics that some would argue should come free with every 3DS or Wii U. The interesting note here is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Not only is Ocarina of Time one of the hardest 3DS games to find a physical copy for, it's still one of the best reviewed games of all time. Joining the Nintendo Selects program may increase the physical availability of Ocarina of Time 3D.
The new Nintendo Selects prices for these games don't go into effect until March 11, so if you're looking at picking one or more of these up in the near future, you can save some money by holding off for a few days. Nintendo's accountants would rather have bigger numbers to work with, but wallets everywhere for Nintendo gamers are about to be glad they won't be so empty so long as gamers are picking up one of the Nintendo Select titles.