Best Nintendo 3DS games?


#1

I travel up and down on the train a lot, so got a Nintendo 3DS to pass the time. What are the best games?

I’ve only got Super Mario 2 at the moment. Open to to different genres and don’t really have a preference.

What’s mad is how expensive some of the games are. Mario Kart 7, which came out over 5 years ago, is still £40 in the Nintendo store!


#2

ocarina of time 3D is meant to be amazing.


#3

Yeah, this is on my list. Weirdly, given the legendary status of the game, it’s only £15. Sounds like a bargain.


#4

now looking at 3ds’ on ebay. thanks a lot!


#5

Any of the Zeldas (I thought A Link Between Worlds was the best 2D one in years)
Mario 3D Land
Animal Crossing
Various Pokemon Games
Pretty much anything in the Nintendo Selects range
Mario Kart 7
Most of the Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright series
Metroid: Samus Returns

There’s also a decent range of JRPGs, although they’re not my bag, so can’t help there.


#6

is this a platformy/metroidvania one?


#7

#8

Yup - remake of Metroid 2.


#9

Zelda: Link Between Worlds
Animal Crossing New Leaf
MGS3D (its the worst port, but my favourite game of all time)

My girlfriend also spends a lot of time on Ever Oasis (looks like a fun lil’ JRPG), and Pokemon X


#10

ahhh ok. is it basically the same? played that one relatively recently


#11

Dunno - haven’t played either; There are differences, but I can’t remember how big they are.

(I lost my 3DS 18 months ago :cry:)


#12

The Professor Layton games look interesting. I was a fan of the Broken Sword games when I was younger, and these seem in a similar vein? Do you know if you need to play them in order, or can I just grab the latest one and dive in?


#13

There also seems to be loads of JRPGs. All look fairly interesting, but pretty indistinguishable. Hard to tell which are the good ones!


#14

I don’t I’m afraid, but I’d assume you can play them in whatever order.


#15

The Shin Megami Tensei games are top fun, and they’re sometimes in the sales. SMT 4 is immense, and so is its sort-of sequel SMT 4: Apocalypse. Bit grimdark, good story, involving combat and demon Pokémon.

There are a couple of excellent strategy RPGs in this universe too, SMT: Devil Survivor 1 and 2. More cutesy anime in tone, both great. Project X Zone 2 is another good SRPG if that’s your bag.

If you have a New 3DS/2DS, then Xenoblade Chronicles is incredible. And you can get SNES games, so try EarthBound!

Handheld RPGs are fab, so handy being able to do a quest here and there on a commute.


#16

Luigis Mansion 2


#17

The Gameboy Zeldas are all worth a punt - Link’s Awakening, Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, and Link to the Past too if you have a New 3DS yadda yadda


#18

Also Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks all great too (latter 2 are touch controls though)


#19

JRPG wise I’d say Bravely Default and Bravely Second.
If you’re grabbing DS games for it go for The World Ends With You.


#20

How do you get Minish Cap without hacking/homebrew? 3DS doesn’t natively run GBA games…

Phantom Hourglass was ace as I remember, although controls were weird at first. Liked driving a boat around!