Nintendo Badge Arcade

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Nintendo 3DS icon
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD
Access Games[5]
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s) Japan December 17, 2014[1]
United States of America November 10, 2015[2]
Europe November 13, 2015
Australia November 13, 2015
Genre(s) Minigame
Modes Single-player
Ratings CERO:  A
PEGI:  3
Media Nintendo eShop digital download
File size 576 Blocks

Nintendo Badge Arcade is a freemium application for the Nintendo 3DS released in 2014 in Japan and worldwide in 2015. The game consists of various crane-game minigames where the player collects various badges referencing various gaming franchises, mostly from Nintendo. These badges, when obtained, can be used to customize the 3DS's HOME MENU, as well as replacing icons for certain Nintendo 3DS applications such as Nintendo 3DS Sound. The game also offers exclusive custom 3DS HOME MENU themes to unlock.

The game can be played for free via daily gameplay, special promotions, and offers, however obtaining additional plays requires real money, with each play being sold for $1 USD each. As of 2017, no new badges have been added to the game due to storage limitations.[6]

Content from the Animal Crossing series

The Animal Crossing series has received various badge sets related to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival.

List of Animal Crossing sets

New Leaf sets

Badge set image Crane image Available Badges
Software Icon 1 NBA.jpg Software Icon 1 NBA Crane.jpg November 26 – 27, 2015 4× software badges
November 26 – 27, 2015 4× software badges
March 4 – 10, 2016 4× software badges
March 4 – 10, 2016 4× software badges
January 11 – 12, 2016 4× badges
January 11 – 12, 2016 5× badges

Happy Home Designer sets

amiibo Festival sets

Other related Animal Crossing content