Some of you might have heard that Nintendo released a surprise demo in the Japanese eShop for Super Smash Bros. 3DS, which gives the Japanese folks the opportunity to test out five characters.

You might think, “How unfair is that?!”, but do not worry! Japan aren’t the only ones who get this demo. During Nintendo’s Treehouse Twitch stream, they announced that the demo is coming to Europe and America too.

In Europe, Nintendo sent out an email to random Club Nintendo members that includes a total of four download codes for the demo that you are free to give away to friends (or enemies!), even if they are not Club Nintendo members, so they can download and enjoy the game together with you. In America, the demo codes were given to Club Nintendo members who achieved the Platinum status between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. They are required to have registered a Nintendo 3DS hardware or software and enabled to receive emails from Club Nintendo.

If you are one of the lucky ones who got their hands on the Club Nintendo demo, you are able to use it instantly, no need to wait. You’ve got unlimited uses too! Keep in mind that you have to activate this code before September 19.

Like the Japanese version, the demo covers five characters: Mario, Link, Pikachu, Mega Man and the Villager from Animal Crossing, each of them having four alternate costumes. Link, Mario and Mega Man come with an alternative colour palate, while the Villager as well as Pikachu have slightly different sprites.

Together with your friends, you can rampage through the Battlefield stage and see who is the strongest Super Smash Bros. player.

Nintendo won’t limit the demo to email distribution only. From September 19 on, the demo will be available in the eShop. It’s the same as the Club Nintendo demo when it comes to content and features. However, it has a limited amount of uses. You may only start the demo from the home menu 30 times in total.

If you want to test Super Smash Bros. 3DS but don’t have a 3DS, don’t fret. Selected retail locations will set up in-store kiosks where you will be able to play Super Smash Bros. 3DS.

  • Ryan Haney

    First come, first serve: A05V4FDV2M5AY5BN
    Have fun!

    • shigeru

      You sir, is my true hero of courage, thank you sooooo sooo soooo soooo much!!! You have my gratitude and appreciation, and if you ever need a friend i will totally be your friend! ^_^ thank you so so much!

      • Ryan Haney


        • Cheesus2000

          Do you happen to have anymore?

          • Ryan Haney

            Yes: A05V8KKY2D01XPL0 (those are zeros, not Os)

          • Ryano

            Trying this code now! Thanks!

          • Yatogami

            You wouldn’t happen to have a last one, would you? ^^; My email’s, just in case.

          • Ryan Haney

            Sorry, all gone. I put the 3rd one on Miiverse and it was gone in seconds. Check there for others.

  • Anthony Moseley

    Lame. Personally, I think every Club Nintendo member should have gotten one.

    • snasher72

      any other codes for usa please

    • True Davad

      I HATE how Club Nintendo gets this exclusively. Same thing with the Hyrule Warriors Demon King Alternate Costumes.
      Why can’t everyone else just play it without a code? The 3 friends thing hurts people who may not have friends who are on club Nintendo, are not on club Nintendo themselves, and all. I am one of those people. I am really pissed that I can’t play.

  • Dallin Frank

    Anyone with an extra code? I was never sent the email… 🙁

  • heroofmasks

    A05VD9YQ23X3MAJU there ya go the other 2 codes going to my friends

    • Carson G. Smith

      thank you kind sir/lady.

  • Soeroah




    Australian codes I don’t need, have at you. If you redeem one, please reply with which one you took, to save other’s time and effort.

    • gloverman64

      Thanks. My friends and I are having some fun. All 3.

  • Diagenesis

    Curious as to if anyone else would be so kind as to provide another code. It would appreciated deeply.

  • mathias

    pls send me a code email :

  • Terminian Hero

    You guys want a code? Here you go!

  • Yatogami

    Anyone with an extra code they don’t need? Only made it to Gold last time, so I didn’t get the codes. ><;; Please send to or put it here, if you want.

  • Juan Alberto Castillo

    I was stripped of my Platinum membership, and I was upset that I also did not receive a code. Anyone willing to spare a code? I have a 3DS here in the US, and my e-mail is:

    A code would really make my day.

  • Antony Dimakis

    Can anyone spare a code for Europe?

  • John Michael Robert Keegan

    Anyone else have an extra code? I’m super bummed that I did not reach platinum status this year. I would be eternally grateful!

  • wal

    i prefer when everywhere