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EUROPE! WE HAVE WII POINTS FOR STARS! Finally!

Lave IILave II Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Games and Technology
HUZZAH!

https://wiipointscard.nintendo-europe.com

I'll update with more as I work it out.

4 Stars = 1 Wii Point.


You can buy cards worth 100, 300, 500 and 1000 Wii points. Costing 400, 1200, 2000 and 4000 stars respectively.

So my 4611 points nets me 1100 points. Not too shabby.

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    Sunday_AssassinSunday_Assassin Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Nice. Didn't believe it would ever happen, but... Well there you go.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    ....

    :( I want free points....

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    In total I've got 2100 free wii points now. As I got a 1000 when they were test the system a while back on the old site. An event that will be forever marked by me having an odd number of points left. In this case 211.

    Still takes 5 full price purchases to get a free NES game, but still, can't turn down free can you.

    HOWEVER. By agreeing to use the site (i.e be the Nintendo VIP thingy) you agree to them monitoring how you play your wii. What games, how long, and so on. Just so you know.

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    RitchmeisterRitchmeister Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Oh and btw they have some absolutely shit hot stuff available to spend your wii points on. Shame I only have 2400, because if i had 15000 that Epona and Link statue would be mine.

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Oooh, they have stuff in the normal freebies too?

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    RitchmeisterRitchmeister Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Yeah it's so much better than before when it was just wallpapers and the *very* occasional decent thing.

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    Track NineTrack Nine Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Where's the other stuff hiding? The only part of the NoE site that seems to be working is the star points section Lewie linked to..

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    FantasyrogueFantasyrogue Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Not just the UK apparantly, I just visited the dutch Nintendo site and we've got the same deal now. Wow they added quite a few new things to the catalogue.. keychains, random nintendo themed things.. The wii point cards page doesn't appear to be working at the moment though. Damn. Oh well, I still have unspent wii points, don't need new ones right away.

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    updated title to take that into account. Cheers.

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    CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The page won't load for me, and the main Nintendo website still says 'We'll be back soon'. I assume I'll just need to wait a bit for stuff to update across the intertubes.

    4:1 is what I expected and its pretty poor. Still I wasn't spending those stars on anything else! Oh and now I can enter all the ones for the games I've bought over the last 6 months.

    EDIT: I can see it now!

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This is not for all of Europe. In Denmark we don't even have those cards with the codes for registrering the games.

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    CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    But, but, but they've got other stuff as well as Wii Points! A gold Link statue! I'm torn what to spend my points on now!

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    FantasyrogueFantasyrogue Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    That gold Link statue is a hell of a lot of stars though. I don't even have half of the stars needed for that thing.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Cullen wrote: »
    But, but, but they've got other stuff as well as Wii Points! A gold Link statue! I'm torn what to spend my points on now!

    Points.

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    CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    Cullen wrote: »
    But, but, but they've got other stuff as well as Wii Points! A gold Link statue! I'm torn what to spend my points on now!

    Points.

    But it's shiny and gold and Link and Epona:

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    I'd also need to buy about 10 more games so yeah, points it is.

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    XinramXinram Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Huzzah, free points!

    I don't have that many stars, but it's better than nothing.

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    Nexus ZeroNexus Zero Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Where are you guys seeing the gold Link statue? I can't afford one anyway, mind, but it'd be nice to have some media for the site.

    I've decided to use the VC less for settling my nostalgia (or ruining it - thanks Yoshi's Story) but to buy new games. My first 1000 points will be spent on Landstalker.

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    AddaAdda LondonRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Why won't the fooking page load D:

    Time to buy me some more games I'll only play once or twice, damn my limited attention span!

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I've got, like, 12 games or so and have registered none of them and not even noticed said cards inside them. What am I looking for?

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    AddaAdda LondonRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Nexus Zero wrote: »
    My first 1000 points will be spent on Landstalker.


    I'm tempted by Landstalker. I have horrible memories as a child of sending off a postal order of saved pocket money to some fake company listed in C&VG magazine. Game never showed up and company dissapeared also never managed to find the game in a shop to buy after that.

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    AddaAdda LondonRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    I've got, like, 12 games or so and have registered none of them and not even noticed said cards inside them. What am I looking for?

    Piece of paper with some game related graphics on them and a silver scratch off panel like a lotto card.

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    RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm so conflicted! Here we have it, finally, the ability to swap our stars for Wii Points! But there, standing tall and proud, is a gold Link and Epona statue, that costs twice as many stars as I've accumulated for the last few years. Shall I continue to save my stars and try and get the statue? Will it be sold out long before I can attain it? Should I just bite the bullet and go for the Wii Points, since it's what I wanted anyway? Argh, so confused... damn you, Nintendo!

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    Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Damn it, I've probably chucked it thinking it's some crappy advertisement :)

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    AddaAdda LondonRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Rohan wrote: »
    I'm so conflicted! Here we have it, finally, the ability to swap our stars for Wii Points! But there, standing tall and proud, is a gold Link and Epona statue, that costs twice as many stars as I've accumulated for the last few years. Shall I continue to save my stars and try and get the statue? Will it be sold out long before I can attain it? Should I just bite the bullet and go for the Wii Points, since it's what I wanted anyway? Argh, so confused... damn you, Nintendo!

    Am I the only one that can't see this site >.<

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    AddaAdda LondonRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Mr_Grinch wrote: »
    Damn it, I've probably chucked it thinking it's some crappy advertisement :)


    Wombles are claiming your Wii points as we speak.

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    Track NineTrack Nine Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Adda wrote: »
    Am I the only one that can't see this site >.<

    Nope.. as Mr. Wonder would probably say "I can't see shit!"

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Rohan wrote: »
    I'm so conflicted! Here we have it, finally, the ability to swap our stars for Wii Points! But there, standing tall and proud, is a gold Link and Epona statue, that costs twice as many stars as I've accumulated for the last few years. Shall I continue to save my stars and try and get the statue? Will it be sold out long before I can attain it? Should I just bite the bullet and go for the Wii Points, since it's what I wanted anyway? Argh, so confused... damn you, Nintendo!

    Points now expire, so your older points will dissapear soon. You can check on the site if it wasn't so monged.

    I doubt the statue will still be there by the time you get enough points anyway.

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    CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Adda wrote: »
    Rohan wrote: »
    I'm so conflicted! Here we have it, finally, the ability to swap our stars for Wii Points! But there, standing tall and proud, is a gold Link and Epona statue, that costs twice as many stars as I've accumulated for the last few years. Shall I continue to save my stars and try and get the statue? Will it be sold out long before I can attain it? Should I just bite the bullet and go for the Wii Points, since it's what I wanted anyway? Argh, so confused... damn you, Nintendo!

    Am I the only one that can't see this site >.<

    Nope. Initially I couldn't see the updated Nintendo site nor the Wii point swap site. Now I can see the new NoE site but not the point site. The DNS info must still be propagating via chinese whispers across the internet, which means, if my year 8 drama class is anything to go by, the final URL will be mrthompsonisawanker.co.uk

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    PsykmoePsykmoe Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This is good news, I've got about 8000 stars or so but the German part of the site is dead. Boo.

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    RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Lave II wrote: »
    Rohan wrote: »
    I'm so conflicted! Here we have it, finally, the ability to swap our stars for Wii Points! But there, standing tall and proud, is a gold Link and Epona statue, that costs twice as many stars as I've accumulated for the last few years. Shall I continue to save my stars and try and get the statue? Will it be sold out long before I can attain it? Should I just bite the bullet and go for the Wii Points, since it's what I wanted anyway? Argh, so confused... damn you, Nintendo!

    Points now expire, so your older points will dissapear soon. You can check on the site if it wasn't so monged.

    I doubt the statue will still be there by the time you get enough points anyway.

    Aw, no gold statue to complement my Ocarina of Time adult Link statue... but oh well, on the other hand, free Wii Points, so it's not all bad.

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    CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Lave II wrote: »
    Rohan wrote: »
    I'm so conflicted! Here we have it, finally, the ability to swap our stars for Wii Points! But there, standing tall and proud, is a gold Link and Epona statue, that costs twice as many stars as I've accumulated for the last few years. Shall I continue to save my stars and try and get the statue? Will it be sold out long before I can attain it? Should I just bite the bullet and go for the Wii Points, since it's what I wanted anyway? Argh, so confused... damn you, Nintendo!

    Points now expire, so your older points will dissapear soon. You can check on the site if it wasn't so monged.

    I doubt the statue will still be there by the time you get enough points anyway.

    1500 of my 9800 stars run out this month! Eep! No point in trying to save for Link - it's a never ending war of attrition.

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    FantasyrogueFantasyrogue Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    About 750 of my 3000 stars run out at the end of this month. The thing is, I got a wii points card for my birthday that I only bought 1 snes game with and my fiance got a wii points card for his birthday and he only bought 1 nes game. So we've already got a bunch of points sitting unused on our wii. Argh.

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    CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    About 750 of my 3000 stars run out at the end of this month. The thing is, I got a wii points card for my birthday that I only bought 1 snes game with and my fiance got a wii points card for his birthday and he only bought 1 nes game. So we've already got a bunch of points sitting unused on our wii. Argh.

    Better to have some more sitting in your Wii unused than to have them disappear at the end of the month.

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    JammersJammers Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I can't get on the site at the moment (because its being hammered, presumably) but those of you that have managed to get on, did any of you notice whether they've started giving out Star Points for the VC games you've already bought? I remember on the old site they said you'd be able to do so "soon" for the past year or so.

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    CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Jammers wrote: »
    I can't get on the site at the moment (because its being hammered, presumably) but those of you that have managed to get on, did any of you notice whether they've started giving out Star Points for the VC games you've already bought? I remember on the old site they said you'd be able to do so "soon" for the past year or so.

    The answer is no, unfortunately. Now they are just listed along with your other registered games. No points or nuffin'.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Man it sure does suck not getting free Wii points for all the Nintendo products I buy. Guess I'll just have to settle with getting games months, sometimes years ahead of time.

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    RhakaRhaka Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Argh. Dutch site still isn't up, but I managed to check the Belgium site. I've got enough points for the carrier bag, but it's already sold out :(

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    FantasyrogueFantasyrogue Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I managed to check the dutch site mere moments ago. The carrier bag, ds bag (brown one), the link statue, all the mario kart figures are all basically sold out. Pretty much just the notebook and the keychains left.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Not that I'm European, but what the fuck are "stars"?

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    JammersJammers Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    When you buy a Nintendo game\console, you get a little scratch card with a code on it. Input the code to the Nintendo website and get star points, which can be exchanged for goodies, like Wii points.
    They're also big balls of burning gas

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