Super Mario Galaxy pre-orders yield free coins

Mario CoinOK, so strike my previous rant on the September Surprise. Nintendo was a little late, but today they came through in a pinch.

Basically, Nintendo is going to be giving away free money to people who pre-order Super Mario Galaxy.

Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy Horoscope
For Monday, Oct. 8, 2007

You’ve got plenty of energy today; it’s a good day to dream of future rewards. After a lifetime spent chasing coins, finally one comes to you!

Now through Nov. 11, stop by a participating retailer and place a deposit to reserve your copy of the magnificent Super Mario Galaxyâ„¢ for Wiiâ„¢. Your cosmic bounty will be great: When you return to retrieve your game on its Nov. 12 launch, you will claim a limited-edition shimmering silvery Marioâ„¢ coin, an eternal testament to your foresight.

Don’t put off tasks you know need doing-–surely this is one of them.

So it isn’t really free money, unless your closest friends are mushroom-wearing asexual midgets and you have a curious tendency to go to the wrong house eight times in a row looking for your girlfriend.

And I’m sure it’s just me, but why is the prospect of getting a free, meaningless coin about ten times more appealing than a Spartan helmet DVD case holder?

15 Responses to Super Mario Galaxy pre-orders yield free coins

  1. Jared says:

    so i already pre-ordered at my gamestop…i’m assuming i’ll still get my free coin?

  2. ResidentialEvil says:

    “And I’m sure it’s just me, but why is the prospect of getting a free, meaningless coin about ten times more appealing than a Spartan helmet DVD case holder?”

    Umm, because you’re a Nintendo fanboy?

  3. KonohaShinobi says:

    Not necessarily ResedentialEvil, the Spartan DVD Holder was/is a bit on the lame side.

    Anyway, yeah that does sound awesome. I might actually preorder a game just for this coin.

  4. droop4 says:

    @ RE:

    No, i dont think that’s it…

    For me, that is way more appealing because of what the name Mario represents, and that the helmet, while cool looking, doesnt has the feeling of a collector’s property. In other words, i can picture my coin stored kinda like those collectors dudes store really old coins… but the helmet, well, its just not the same feeling.

  5. bryan3089 says:

    that helmet is lame. this coin is neat.

    and this GAME…

    is going to be INCREDIBLE.

  6. Jake (The Forums Administrator) says:

    I would love to see a Pic of this… Legendary coin…

  7. sakuragi says:

    “And I’m sure it’s just me, but why is the prospect of getting a free, meaningless coin about ten times more appealing than a Spartan helmet DVD case holder?”

    Umm, because you’re a Nintendo fanboy?

    Wrong, it´s because Mario is cool, and Master Chief has no charisma at all.

  8. dhelor says:

    Isn’t this only for Australia? I heard that about some pre-order gift thingy from Nintendo…

  9. deepthought says:

    Ugh.. it’s just more plastic crap to me. Now if it were a Zelda coin…. then we’d have something! 😉

  10. ResidentialEvil says:

    So in other words…it’s because you’re a Nintendo fanboy. Your responses pretty much confirm that.

    Personally, I think they’re both pretty lame.

  11. raindog469 says:

    Lame as hell compared to the bonus for Wind Waker (the Zelda collectors’ edition.) But the Halo helmet was even lamer because it cost like twice as much. As a friend of mine whose kid bought it said, “It can go on the mantel as a monument to your gullibility.”

  12. gojiguy says:

    I think a mario coin is cooler than a spartan helmet cd case. Now if that Spartan Helmet was an actual helmet we’d have a different story.

  13. droop4 says:

    @ goji:

    if it was a PB helmet it would kick major ass as the best collector’s edition gift! But it’s just a pretty geekee cd case… 🙁

  14. lyskan says:

    “deepthought says…
    October 8th, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Ugh.. it’s just more plastic crap to me. Now if it were a Zelda coin…. then we’d have something! ;-)”

    it’s called a Ruppee nub. 🙂

    @raindog:
    yeah that was the best.

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