The year-end Club Nintendo rewards have finally been revealed.  Those members that managed to earn between 300 and 599 coins in the 2011-2012 Club Nintendo calendar year, which ended on July 1st, are eligible to order one of the Gold status rewards (mentioned below) for free.  Nintendo fans that earned 600+ coins hit Platinum status can pick from one of the Platinum or Gold rewards mentioned for no charge.

Club Nintendo members that hit one of the Elite Status marks have until July 31st, 2012 to pick one of the following gifts:  (More pictures of the gifts can be seen at the end of the article)

Reward: Limited Edition Platinum Poster Set
Status Requirement: Platinum

Platinum members can pick up this exclusive three poster set.  Each poster features artwork from a game including The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Kid Icarus: Uprising.  These posters, especially when framed, would look fantastic in any game room.

Reward: Platinum Mario Playing Cards
Status Requirement: Platinum

This deck of clear plastic cards is sure to be a hit.  Mario characters and the Club Nintendo logo appear on each card.  I’m sure this deck of cards will be highly sought after by Nintendo fans and Mario collectors within a few years.  Another great reward choice.

Reward: Club Nintendo Original Calendar – 2013
Status Requirement: Gold, Platinum

Once again, Nintendo of America gives members that hit the Gold status the option of picking up this free calendar.  This gift always has some cool art, but Gold status members don’t need to fret.  For the first time ever there is another option for those that only hit the Gold level.

Reward: Digital Game Download
Status Requirement: Gold, Platinum

The option to download ONE of these titles is also now an option for everyone that hit Elite Status.  The options include Super Mario Kart (Wii Virtual Console), Metroid II: Return of Samus (3DS eShop Virtual Console), The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (Wii Virtual Console), or Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again (DSiWare only redeemable on a 3DS through the eShop).  A nice change for those that aren’t happy with only getting the yearly calendar.

Last year many Club Nintendo members that hit the Platinum Status weren’t satisfied with the Super Mario Bros. pin set that was given out and many Gold Status members were sick of the yearly calendar.  So how do these new rewards stack up?  Are the rewards improving?  Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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