Nice Little Surprise...

I came home today to a nice little surprise… a Mario hat. By registering a bunch of games and making platinum status on Club Nintendo before the cutoff date of June 30th, I was able to pick from two rewards offered to all platinum members. An exclusive Doc’s Punch Out download or a Mario hat. At first I chose neither, out of anger for how dumb these rewards were. Then after coming to my senses, and cleaning off blood and glass from smashing peanut butter jars,  I went with the Mario hat. It finally came today… and it’s pretty cool I guess. It’s a nice little freebie. It came with the hat and instruction manual about cleaning and maintaining. It also talks about the Mario hat, which I found amusing. It goes:

“This item was designed to replicate the shape of Mario’s hat, and was created specifically for Club Nintendo Platinum members. Please be aware that this item is not designed to function as a hat for practical use. Please enjoy this item as an interior accessory, a fun item when taking pictures, or to add to your collection of Mario related items.”

Hopefully next year we can share in some of the Club Nintendo rewards offered in other countries, like rare colored remotes. Well enjoy some pictures. They are a little dark, sorry about that.

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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