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My Top 10 Nintendo 3DS Games

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Fantasy Life - Nintendo 3DS
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Rhythm Paradise Megamix - Nintendo 3DS
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Dead or Alive: Dimensions - Nintendo 3DS


A compilation of sorts for the polarizing fighting series Dead or Alive, a fighting series known for its impossible boob physics. Seriously, It's like every female characters are fighting on the moon...

Anyways, while it is famous for having an immature novelty, I've always liked the series for its fast-paced rock-paper-scissor gameplay. This 3DS exclusive does the series justice as it plays like a DOA game and retains its core mechanics, as well as the gravity tits, without sacrificing any fidelity in its visuals or gameplay - just do not play it with the 3D on. This also has a lot of content as expected of a compilation fighter so there is a lot to do and definitely a lot to see...
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Yo-Kai Watch - Nintendo 3DS
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Mario Kart 7 - Nintendo 3DS


You really cannot have a Nintendo console without having a Mario-related game on it. The obligatory Mario Kart game for the 3DS refines everything control and gameplay-wise from Mario Kart DS while adding more terrain options in its tracks with the glide and submarine mechanic. My only problem with this game is that it's a follow-up to the best Mario Kart game ever made and this felt like a bit of a disappointment as it lacked content and had less replay value. Still, it's Mario Kart - fun, addicting and gleefully chaotic.
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Stella Glow - Nintendo 3DS


The most obscure game on this list and it is a shame that not a lot of people will get to play this game. Stella Glow is, in my opinion, the definitive hidden gem of the 3DS. The final game from Imageepoch before folding, Stella Glow is a *ahem stellar strategy RPG that harkens back to the likes of Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre. While it is quite fan-service-y with its anime-like aesthetics, it's turned-based combat - while quite standard at face value - is excellently presented and surprisingly deep, and the characters are actually pretty endearing behind its fan-service tendencies. There is a demo for this game out now on the 3DS EShop, I implore you give it a try.
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Kirby Triple Deluxe - Nintendo 3DS


The Kirby series is a really strange beast when it comes to recognition. The entire franchise as a whole is pretty lucrative for Nintendo - 30+ million games sold worldwide is massive so I assume it has a pretty robust fan base. To my bloody surprise and for some inexplicable reason, it is one of the most underrated and underappreciated series in Nintendo's slew of franchises. Maybe because of its innocent and childish nature or easy-as-fuck gameplay but the pink blob of death and destruction deserves more than this. Triple Deluxe is more of the same of what Kirby is all about - fun platforming, highly accessible gameplay, and the variety of powers you can attain. On the 3DS, it looks great and it's one of the few games that I can tolerate with the 3D gimmick on as it uses depth perception as a mechanic.
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Bravely Default - Nintendo 3DS


To sum it up short, Bravely Default is the best Final Fantasy game to ever come out in a decade. And I know you're thinking "why is this a FF game, it doesn't even have the name". Well, it was actually a sequel to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes originally but eventually turned into Bravely Default. It has retained plenty of FF terminology, the plot is about four young warriors saving the world from a great evil (it also has crystals in it), the gameplay is an open world exploration RPG with random encounters, turn-based combat, and a job system ripped straight out of FFV. So yes, this is still a Final Fantasy game regardless and I will reiterate again - the best one to come out in a decade. What makes Bravely Default so unique even if it technically is your typical turn-based JRPG is its titular Bravely and Default system where you can accumulate or sacrifice turn points to dish out multiple damage or to manage your team's individual actions easier. And what's better, enemies can do it too, making every battle like a game of cat and mouse. Along with a stunning visual style, likeable cast of characters and a story with an incredible twist, it's the most definitive JRPG for the 3DS to date.
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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS - Nintendo 3DS


If you want to see a technical showcase of how powerful the 3DS is (not the New 3DS), look no further than the 3DS port of the 4th Super Smash Bros. While it doesn't have as much content as its Wii U counterpart, it has the same number of character rosters and retains the same fast-paced gameplay the series is known for. Yeah, it does have its limits like it cannot handle the 8 Player feature that the Wii U version could do but it runs at a consistent 60fps and manages to keep it that way even in incredibly busy looking fights. What's more, as a handheld fighter, it looks great. With the game itself, it's Super fuckin' Smash Bros and the novelty of Nintendo characters beating the shit out of each other never gets tiring, and for a handheld port, it has a shit ton of content to unlock and discover. I still prefer the Wii U version but playing Smash on the go is always a win.
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One of the biggest disparity within the Zelda fandom that I've seen is what play style is better. The overhead view that the original had and A Link To The Past perfected or the revolutionary 3D perspective that Ocarina of Time made standard for future main titles, as well as third person action games in general. Personally, I prefer the 3D perspective but the overhead games are as good. A Link Between Worlds is more or less a reiteration of A Link To The Past, with an almost the same map format and art style, and the non-linear exploration gameplay. Of course, that isn't a detriment to the game itself. A Link Between Worlds contains in my opinion the best set of dungeons in the entire series. Every single one is almost perfect in design and execution, and its paint-wall mechanic gives them more depth than they already had. Gameplay wise, it's Zelda at its usual greatness and it's great, from its incredibly balance difficulty to the amount of things you can discover within.
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Pokemon X - Nintendo 3DS


Out of all the Pokemon games in the main series, X and Y was the one that I was completely hyped for and excited about. Not only was it the first main series title to get a 3D overhaul, it was also introducing a new type - something that hasn't happened in over a bloody decade. On release, I was not disappointed in the least bit. Pokemon X is possibly the most accessible title I have ever played in the entire series. While it only introduced around 80 new Pokemon, it made the wise choice of mixing a variety of previous gen Pokemon into the mix. It also introduced what is undeniably one of the best online component I have ever seen on any RPG. Incredibly easy to use and can be accessed on the go in-game. And in its core, it's still bloody Pokemon. You go around the map collecting gym badges, fight the obligatory villain group, beat the elite four and collect all Pokemon in existence.
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Nintendo 3DS


Ever since Wild World on the DS, Animal Crossing is a series that I was hesitant to get into. Wild World's slow pace, grating activities and flaccid sense of progression completely put me off playing other future titles. That is until New Leaf came along. New Leaf changed my perspective completely about the series. Along with its charming visuals and relaxing tone, the gameplay - while still slowly paced - felt more rewarding in the long run than the previous games as you had absolute control of how your town will be like (especially if you're the mayor). There are way more interesting and fun activities, and the best part is it's incredibly satisfying that doing them gets you cool shit. I still play this game sporadically and I don't think it will ever end but hey, if a game has that much longevity, why complain?
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Fire Emblem Awakening - Nintendo 3DS


This is the game that made me glad I bought my 3DS. The one that made me fall in love with the Fire Emblem series and the one that pretty much saved the 3DS from its 2 year slump since launch. Awakening is to the 3DS like what Halo was to the Xbox or Super Mario Bros. was to the NES. To this day, this is hands down the most definitive game I have played on the platform. Coming out in the west in 2013, it started the wave of releases that pretty much made the 3DS a household name. Pokemon X and Y, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Mario & Luigi Dream Team, Luigi's Mansion 2, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Bravely Default, A Link Between Worlds - all great games coming out in that one year for that system. It also saved the Fire Emblem series itself, turning it from a low-key niche series that was in danger of cancellation to one of Nintendo's most revered and profitable intellectual properties. Awakening completely devoured hours of my life for how addicting and fun it was. Even as the story was done, I didn't want it to end. I wanted to get every single characters available and level them up to the point where they roflstomp everything on the map. The series' ruthless and no-hand holding difficulty and complex tactical gameplay is still intact but it has never been so varied and accessible. The biggest fault I could find in the game is its nonsensical time-travel story but other than that, this game is a modern masterpiece. Great characters, sleekly presented visuals, incredibly rewarding and absorbing gameplay, and an almost endless amount of content. I don't think no game will ever top Awakening for me as the best 3DS game ever made.
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So the Nintendo 3DS has been out for about 5 years now and it's has become a pretty neat handheld to be reckoned with. Even with the dominance of mobile gaming, this console stayed strong and has remained consistent in terms of sales and relevance.

The biggest reason for its success is pretty much the core reason why a console succeed - the games. This baby has an incredibly strong library of first, second and third party titles. It's not as vast as it's older brother the DS but damn, the majority of them are pretty darn good.

So here is a list of the 10 best games I have played on the system. I haven't played all the games on the system so apologies if I don't have your favourite.

Rules: One game per franchise and absolutely no remakes or remasters so sorry Majora's Mask 3D or Xenoblade Chronicles 3D...

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