Smash Controller 3DS – My Nintendo Award

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Smash fans, My Nintendo has added a new reward to their site: The Smash Controller.

For those unaware, the Smash Controller is essentially a paid 3DS “Game” (it’s an app, really,) that allows an individual player to use their 3DS system as a controller in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It normally goes for $0.99, but for 80 Platinum Coins in My Nintendo, it’s a steal!

Granted, the application itself does not show gameplay at all on the top 3DS screen, so it’s still a bit of an aquired taste.

What I find most exciting about this, is the fact that the reward ends only a month before the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Why release a reward for games that have been out for so long, and just on the cusp of the latest release?

Could this be compatible with Smash Bros. Ultimate when it comes out? With the 3DS still going strong, getting support and games, I don’t think it’ll be too farfetched for the 3DS app to work with the new game. And with the Switch also getting Gamecube Controller support through a USB adapter, why shouldn’t the Smash Controller app get a update to work with the Switch?

Chances are, however, if you have a 3DS, and you have even a passing interest in the Smash Bros. series, you already have the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS game already. Especially as the 3DS version released before the Wii U version.

If you do, you can effectively skip this app, as the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS game has built-in functionality for the Wii U game, though you may need to update the game itself.

If you share your game cartridge with family or friends however, you may want to look into grabbing this app while you can for free!

If you were interested in picking this reward up from My Nintendo, you can go to the rewards page, here, but you would also need to have a Nintendo Account, some Platinum Coins, and one of the Nintendo mobile app games for smartphones.

Platinum Coins are earned through in-game “missions,” and usually have weekly resets for some missions, while others are one-time only rewards for completing game milestones. Regardless, just completing a few missions across Miitomo, Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, or Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp should be more than enough to net you this reward.

What are your thoughts on this 80 Platinum Coin reward? Do you think it’ll work with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Feel free to comment below!

Happy Gaming!

–Candid Gamer

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