Blob of contradictions

Finally got some new games and now a Club Nintendo prize


After years of saving up points, I finally reached the 800 point mark on Club Nintendo. The way it the points work is that for each Wii game that you own, you get 50 points; for each DS game, you get 30 points. It is then followed up by a survey which awards you a further 10 points per game. However, the points expire at the end of the year, and I decided to go all out :)

You get to choose a different reward based on the number of points you have earned (the hardest to get prize is the Game and Watch game - I have 3 of their games from the mid-80s based on that) and I decided to get what Nintendo used to make historically - their Hanafuda card set. Apparently, they're quite well made and I'm really excited to see what they look like in person.

The games that lead to this award were Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii and Picross 3D for the DS. I haven't played a whole lot of DKCR yet (the first 2 levels - I really like the game so far) but have been playing a fair bit of Picross. I loved the original for the DS and this one is very good in its own way. The 3D puzzles are definitely much harder to conceptualize in my head but hopefully, my puzzle-starved brain appreciates it :D

Will post updates on this as they come :D