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Nintendo 3DS Games - Top 3DS Games

Updated on July 16, 2011

I haven't been this excited about a handheld gaming console since, well, the game boy. Many people have dismissed Nintendo is recent years, stating that its focusing too much on a children's market, that - really - the Wii was the console to fight against Xbox and PlayStation. It turned out that Nintendo, like always, was smarter than we thought. We should never have underestimated the little guy.

The Wii has been a complete success and has produced some of the best games in the last few years - Super Mario Galaxy anyone? Then there the DS. It single handedly took what we thought the handheld market was, smashed it, and rebuilt something so, so much better. The touch screen was genius, the games were innovative, and they were able to market much of it to not just little kids but serious gamers as well.

And now this.

The first 3D gaming console ever is on the verge of being release, and who's the one behind the risk? You guessed it: Nintendo. Some are saying it's going to ruin the Nintendo DS, that the 3D will look fake and cheap, that they should focus there efforts on another new console. Have we not learned anything? The Nintendo 3DS, at least in my opinion, will be one of the biggest console - handheld or not - of the decade. The Nintendo 3DS will begin the transformation of gaming; it will be the first blocks for the foundation that will be the future. Nintendo 3DS first. Holodecks next. Sorry - too much Star Trek.

The most exciting aspect of the Nintendo 3DS is the games that have been promised. If the games that are announced not getting you excited then your not a true gamer, or at least not an old gamer. You'll know what I mean.

Here is a list of the top Nintendo 3DS games that have been announced thus far:


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Really? They are really remaking Ocarina of Time? Really?

Yes they really are. For all of you gamers - you know you kids who grew up in the 90's - this is it. This is one of our dreams comes true. We get to play one of the greatest adventures of all time, again. And we get to play it on the Nintendo 3DS - we get to play it on the Nintendo 3DS - we get to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 3D. Wow.


If Nintendo can pull this game off successfully and make the 3D as good as it sounds, then the Nintendo 3DS will be a complete success. People will buy it just for this game. At least, I know I will. Riding Epona in 3D and in the palm of my hand. It just makes me smile really, really wide.

This will be, without a doubt, one of the top Nintendo 3DS games.


Star Fox 64 3D

A classic N64 game.  We all remember flying through the air, with frog on our side, blasting enemies and trying to save the universe - all the while controlling a Fox.  Is the Nostalgia kicking in yet?  Another great addition to what will be a very rich Nintendo 3DS library, Star Fox 64 3D is another remake for the Nintendo 3DS.  It will have the same story line, characters, controls; the difference will be that the graphics will be better - oh and it will be in 3D.

Imagine flying through space with asteroids popping out at you.  Imagine having maneouver through a 3D mine field.  Imagine the immersion.  Imagine.

Like The Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64 3D will be one of the top Nintendo 3DS games.


Mario Kart 3D

I know I still play this game constantly.  Whether it's on the DS or it's the new one on the Wii, Mario Kart is one of the most popular Nintendo games of all time.  So it's an obvious choice for Nintendo to remake the classic again and release it on the Nintendo 3DS.  Some of you may say, "Really, another Mario Kart remake?"

Well, yeah.  Why not?  The game truly never gets old - it's timeless fun.  And now we get to play it in 3D. 

The graphics, as seen at E3, are impressive.  Looking down the track is such a great looking illusion that it I really have high hopes for the 3D technology of the Nintendo 3DS.  Plus they are making many all news tracks for the game, as well as many new detailed features that have never been seen before in previous Mario Kart games.  Mario scolding and Luigi anyone?


Kingdom Hearts 3D

This list of upcoming top Nintendo 3DS games wouldn't be complete with a Square Enix title.  For a decade now Square Enix has captured the imagination with its incredible story telling, graphics, and game play.  Final Fantasy has been its most successful, but Kingdom Hearts is a close second. 

The details for this game are still up in the air.  Is it a remake of the original PS2 game?  Is it similar to that game but with a different story?  What kind of characters will it feature?  Will the game play be the same as the previous Nintendo DS version?

What is known is that the game looks amazing on the Nintendo 3DS, the glorious 3D actually looking like, well, 3D.  This should be one of the best Nintendo 3DS releases. 


Pokemon Black and White

This probably one of the most anticipated games coming out for the Nintendo 3DS, and rightly so.  Pokemon has been etched in every gamers heart for over a decade now.  I remember when I first turned on Pokemon Red and how immersed I became with it.  It was part of my childhood. 

Now over five generation of Pokemon games later comes Pokemon Black and White on the Nintendo 3DS.  The game is supposed to have many 3D cities and other landmarks such as bridges in 3D.  As for the game play Pokemon Black and White promises hundreds of new pokemon and a storyline that promises to be original and immersive. 

Imagine if you were kid and this was your first Pokemon game.  Wow again. 


Animal Crossing 3D

This one of the best 3D worlds that is being created for the Nintendo 3DS.  At E3 this year a demo was shown of just an animal walking through the world.   It looked amazing.  The 3D effects were spot on, as well as the other character renders.  It's yet to be seen if the game will be like what it was on the Nintendo DS and Wii or if it will morph into something else entirley.

But from the demo it's safe to say that experience on the Nintendo 3DS will be one of the best and most detailed around. 



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      X B3ast 

      7 years ago

      Bring Ocarina anywhere instead of just home? Woo Hoo!

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      7 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      nice thing about the 3d on the 3ds is that there will be a slider to adjust the effect. So no worries. You can turn it off, or all the way up... or somewhere in between.

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      8 years ago

      The 3DS will be a hot commodity, but 3D makes my eyes hurt. After sitting through 3 hours of Avatar it felt like someone sand papered my corneas. Of course NINTENDO will pull this off, it's what they do best!

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      8 years ago

      I love games like Nintendo.

      Thanks for sharing this information, you remind me of my game station :)


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