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Donkey Kong: Original Edition available to Club Nintendo members, with a catch

Looks like I’m going to have to buy the eShop versions of Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone or Crosswords Plus, because that’s the only way you can get Donkey Kong: Original Edition if you’re in North America.

This special edition version of the Donkey Kong NES game has never been released for sale, though it’s been offered as a Club Nintendo prize in Japan and as a pack-in bonus for the Red Wii in Europe. This release includes the Cement Factory stage missing from the original title.

Both Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone and Crosswords Plus go on sale today at stores for $29.99 each, but if you buy either of them through the eShop (likely for the same price) and register them with Club Nintendo before January 3, you’ll be able to get Donkey Kong for free.

[Update: Yay, there are three other games you can buy and register to get Donkey Kong. Nintendo has made Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Style Savvy Trendsetters, and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask part of the deal.]

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