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Club Nintendo is a rewards system for Nintendo consumers, chiefly relegated to exchanging points-based prizes for purchasing and registering games and consoles.
Some prizes have always been available, such as the Metroid: Other M Screensaver, while others are available on a limited basis, such as Virtual Console games. Metroid II: Return of Samus was made available in North America from December 2012 to January 2013 and Super Metroid was exchangeable from April 2013 to May 2013. Wii U owners who redeemed their coins for Super Metroid in the previously stated time period were refunded their coins and given a complementary download code for either console in May as a result of acknowledging that the game was available on Wii U that same month for thirty cents.
Earning enough coins over the course of a year can earn users Gold status, which offers a free reward such as the Club Nintendo Original Calendar 2012, or Platinum status, which allows users to choose either the Gold reward or a Platinum reward such as Metroid II in 2012.
In May 2014, Super Metroid was made available as a Club Nintendo bonus for 200 coins.
In December 2014, an NES Remix 2 shirt depicting Samus in 8-bit style shooting through the Mushroom Kingdom was offered for 700 coins.