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Best Nintendo 3DS Games

7 Best Nintendo 3DS Games Of All Time

The Nintendo 3DS has been around for years now and has provided some of the best titles to the gaming industry. Now, because of this vast catalog available, we understand it’s pretty overwhelming to find the best games out there. 

If you’re here for the same reason, you don’t want to miss out on this article. Today, we’re about to dive in and discuss the seven best Nintendo 3DS games of all time.

For a quick glance, here is the list:

  • Yo-Kai Watch 2
  • Pokémon Ultra SuTheyn
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf
  • Super Mario Bros 2
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Mario Kart 7

Let’s get started.

1. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits

Yo-Kai Watch 2 is one of the most highly anticipated games released in July 2014. Additionally, It is an open-world role-playing video game that stars two playable characters, “Nathan Adams” and “Katie Forester.”  

The game starts when our main character is asleep, and two Yo-kai decide to show up, they steal the Yo-kai watch and erase all of their memories about Yo-kai. Now it is your job to help the main character get his memories back by embarking on a fantastic adventure in Springdale. 

The players have to use the console’s touch screen to navigate the open world to interact with various Yo-kai. There are more than 350 Yo-kai that the player can befriend and discover. In this game, the players can assemble and summon their team of 6 Yo-kai to fight all the troublemaking Yo-kai and solve other people’s problems. 

The game is suitable for 9+ and currently is a part of our ongoing discount sale at Retro vGames for just the price of $32.57.

2. Pokémon Ultra Sun

Pokémon Ultra Sun is a roleplaying game released in 2017. It also follows the steps of all the previous installments and at the same time shows the journey of a young Pokémon trainer. The game is set to place in the Alola region present in Hawaii. 

The players get to take the role of a Pokémon trainer that encounters various Pokémons, tales and uncovers the mysteries behind the reminiscent forms of the legendary Pokémon. The game provides encounters and battles with more than 400 Pokémon, including the new forms. 

You also get to venture into the new Ultra Megalopolis, a dark world whose light is stolen by Necrozma. Get closer to the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala to figure out what kind of connection they have with the Legendary Pokémon Necrozma. 

The game has received positive feedback from the public and is one of the best titles from the Pokémon series. The game has been suitable for anyone 5+ and is currently available at the Retro vGames at a discounted price of $70.97.

3. Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land was developed and released worldwide in November 2011. The game sets itself apart from other super Mario games because it combines the traditional 2D Mario and the new free-roaming Mario games. 

It also introduces new gameplay and mechanics, making it easier for players to feel and judge the game. In addition, the circle pad provides them with complete control of Mario’s movements in the game. Besides this, they can exactly see the distance and depths in the environment, making it easier to make calculations while jumping.

The game also introduces new enemies, including Goombas with tails, Piranha Plant that can spit ink to obscure players’ views, and tall stacks of Goombas.

 The game is currently available at a discounted price on Retro vGames for just the price of $26.52. 

4. Animal Crossing New Leaf

Animal Crossing New Leaf is a social simulation game developed and was first released in 2012. In this game, the player moves into a new village where he gets mistaken as the mayor of the town. Now, as the player, all decisions rest on your shoulders and as a matter of fact it is also your job to provide a better future for your town and life. 

The game also provides players with a fantastic town experience where they can make new discoveries and friends every day. In addition, You get to express yourself by customizing your character, house, and town in a way that defines you as a player. 

Anyone above the age of 10 can play the game and it is also currently available on our Retro vGames store at a discounted rate of $26.52.

5. New Super Mario Bros 2

New Super Mario Bros 2 is a 2D side-scrolling game. Like its predecessors, it focuses on Mario and Luigi’s efforts to save Princess Peach from Bowser and Koopalings. In addition, the game seems to take inspiration from Super Mario Bros. 3, as it also contains the P-Meter, Racoon Mario, and the Koopalings, which are present in the said game. 

This particular game emphasizes collecting coins more than the other Super Mario games and provides multiple unique items that offer a vast number of coins. Additionally, the game’s primary goal is to collect one million coins by the end.

The game spans into nine worlds, out of which six are main worlds, and the other three are special worlds. In addition, these worlds accumulate a total of 85 levels with multiple exits to experience and explore new areas.

The game has received positive reviews from the fan base. In addition, anyone above the age of 5 can play the game and is currently available at a discount on Retro vGames for just $29.17

6. Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. is a Non-traditional fighting game that was first released in 2014. The game’s primary goal is to use different attacks to weaken opponents and also knock them out of the arena.  At the same time, it is a crossover between multiple Nintendo franchises and third-party franchises. 

The game includes multiple fun modes for players where players can put themselves against their friends and family worldwide and compete online, whether it is “For Fun” or “For Glory.”

Besides this, the game has also introduced a new mode called  “ Smash Run,” where four players have to solo fight their way to clear out a vast battlefield. Additionally, During the fight, players face recognizable enemies from their favorite franchises. 

Each player’s goal is to take down these enemies and collect power-ups. Additionally, At the end of the time limit, the players can use these power-ups to their advantage while battling each other. 

For these reasons, the game has also been well received by the audience and can be played by anyone above 10. Not to mention, it is also currently being sold at a discount. 

Head to our Retro vGames store and get it for just $58.06.

7. Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart is a racing game developed and released by Nintendo in 2011. Like the previous Mario Kart titles, the players are racing on different Mario-themed tracks while using one of the seventeen characters from the Mario world.

The game also lets players pick up and use different power-ups that can either assist the player or hinder other opponents. Other additions to the game include the ability to drive your Kart underwater, drive in first person, hand-gliding attachments, and fully customizing your vehicles.

It supports both online and local gameplay for up to eight players and has gotten positive reviews from the audience. In addition, anyone above seven can also play this game.

It is currently available on Retro vGames at a discounted price of $105.58

FAQs About Nintendo 3DS Games 

Are 3DS games still being made?

The Nintendo 3DS titles started in 2011 and were discontinued in September 2020. Even though no new titles are coming out anymore, the 3DS has many excellent pre-existing titles waiting to be played.

What was the last 3DS game?

Even though a few small 3DS games have been coming out here and there, the notable titles have stopped, and the last one that came out was the Persona Q2: New Cinema on the Nintendo 3DS console.

What games should I get on my 3DS?

Some of the best games on Nintendo 3DS include:
1. Yo-Kai Watch 2
2. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
3. Super Mario 3D Land
4. Animal Crossing New Leaf
5. Super Mario Bros 2
6. Pokémon Sun and Moon
7. Mario Kart 7

What are the rarest Nintendo 3DS games?

Some of the rarest 3DS games include:
1. Kirby: Planet Robobot
2. Winx Club: Saving Alfea
3. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
4. Shin Megami Tensai: Devil Survivor Overclocked
5. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
6. Dragon Quest 8: Journey Of The Cursed King
7. Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps

What was the first game for the 3DS?

The first-ever game that was released for the Nintendo 3DS was Kid Icarus: Uprising, but there were some other third-party titles announced as well, and these included:
1. Square Enix
2. Final Fantasy
3. Metal Gear Solid 3
4. Snake Eater 3D
5. Assassin’s Creed: Lost Legacy 
6. And many more.


We hope that this article has been meaningful to you and has also helped you find some of the best Nintendo 3DS Games of all time. The current pandemic is taking a lot of toll on people, and games can help a lot and at the same time can bring them some joy, distraction, and a smile.

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