What are the best Nintendo 3DS games?

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    #1Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
    Embark on an epic journey, travel across a vast world, and hunt larger than life beasts as you search for the source of a mysterious virus in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

    Nintendo 3DS


    Ralph Walker
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "This game is pretty good but this description is pretty darn generic. It's like saying Snoopy goes and hangs out with Charlie Brown until something else happens. The game is mediocre at best and there are much better games available."
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    #2Pokémon Sun and Moon

    Pokémon Sun and Moon
    In Pokémon Sun and Moon, you must embark on a new adventure as a Pokemon Trainer and catch, battle, and trade all-new Pokémon on the tropical islands of the Alola Region. This game was developed by Game Freak in 2016. 

    Nintendo 3DS


    Ryan Burns
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "The best 3D Pokemon game for the Nintendo. Catch every Pokemon in this fun and engaging game."
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    #3Ever Oasis

    Ever Oasis
    In Ever Oasis you must fight to protect your own oasis, the last safe haven in the desert, as you explore and solve puzzling dungeons, gather items and more. This game was developed in 2017 by Grezzo. 

    Nintendo 3DS


    Carolyn Bradley
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "What a great game! I love how many different things this has to it. It's almost nostalgic but also has fresh visuals and decent graphics. It's fun that it challenges my thinking abilities with puzzles but also has a simulation aspect to it with my oasis. I like getting to build my character and improve my skills, only complaint is that I spend too much time playing!"
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    #4Mario Sports Superstars

    Mario Sports Superstars

    Five full-on sports—Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Horse Racing—bring the challenge and depth you demand to Nintendo 3DS™ systems. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer*, hone skills in training, or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi, or one of sixteen others, you're on the road to superstardom!


    Other Platform


    Richard Wheeler
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "If your are looking for a game that you can enjoy with all of your friends, this is the game. Not only is it Mario, which we all love, it is a great game that will have you spending hours playing either by yourself, or with you friends. A lot of fun."
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    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4


    Lawrence Alvarez
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This game is just awesome. There's a reason it's one of the best selling games ever. I've spent at least 500 hours playing and I just never get bored. The only downside to this on 3DS is the lack of mods, but still an incredible game."
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    #6Fire Emblem Awakening

    Fire Emblem Awakening
    Fire Emblem Awakening is a tactical role-playing video game, where you command and fight alongside an army of heroes against a dark dragon whose agents include armies of the undead with the power to destroy empires.

    Amazon, Nintendo 3DS

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    Evelyn Chen
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This game is pretty good. It has a lot of graphics and it kinds of remind me of another game, Final Fantasy. What sets this apart from that game is that it has a lot of characters and it's in 3D. I just think that it is your typical role playing game. "
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    This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and it's available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

    Other Platform


    Diane Keller
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I think this game is the perfect example of a good Nintendo 3DS game. This game is the introduction to a whole line of games that involve the character Metroid. This game introduces you to the main character and then grabs your attention so you are more likely to stick with this game series. I think this makes it a great game to include on the best Nintendo 3DS games list."
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    #8The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third game in The Legend of Zelda series, and the first and for the Super Nintendo. When an evil magician kidnaps young maidens in a quest to break the imprisoning seal on Ganon, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him.


    Nintendo 3DS, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii U


    George Ramirez
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I'm a glutton for anything Zelda: I own the cartoon from the 80s! Granted, I watched it when it air, but that's neither here nor there. While the graphics for LoZ:ALtoP aren't what you'd call revolutionary, they're comfortable, in a sort of nostalgic, pixelated security blanket sort of way. Zelda would take the light/dark concept further in Twilight princess, but it was the SNES we first glimpsed it. I'm so thrilled to be playing this on my 3DS now."
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    #9Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
    Donkey Kong Country Returns in 3D for the Nintendo 3DS system without leaving behind the famous playability and fun of the previous versions of the game for the different systems. Enjoy the new jumps, the new worlds and the new barrel-rolling in this platformer.


    Nintendo 3DS

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    Jack Sanders
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a remake of a game I use to own on an old console. All I can say is that remakes are never good. I have never been more disappointed in a Donkey Kong addition. This is by far the biggest let down. Don't believe the hype. I only recommend it if you simply love Donkey Kong."
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    #10Super Mario World

    Super Mario World

    Mario and his dinosaur companion, Yoshi, are looking for the dinosaur eggs Bowser has stolen and placed in seven castles. Super Mario World, is a platform game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released from 1990 to 1992 (depending on the region) and was one of the most popular games for the SNES. 


    Super Nintendo, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Android

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    Mark Schmidt
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Who doesn't love the Super Mario brothers! Super Mario World brings the whole Mario universe back to me. I love playing Mario and going after Bowser like I did on my NES and SNES. One of the all time great games and fun for the whole family. The beauty of this is now available for my 3DS and it's probably my favorite game on my 3DS. I don't know what else there is to say but Super Mario World is a must have in the collection for all 3DS owners because if you haven't experienced this you're missing out on video game history."
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    #11The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is an action-adventure video game and the fourth installment in The Legend of Zelda series, which is developed and published by Nintendo. 


    Nintendo 3DS , Game Boy


    Virginia Payne
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "Zelda will always be one of the best. If you're new to the game it doesn't matter you don't have to start at the beginning. This is a fun one to play and works great with the 3 DS"
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    #12The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is an action-adventure video game and the remake of the original Majora's Mask game developed by Grezzo and Nintendo. 


    Nintendo 3DS


    Roy Day
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "This is a great game from a storied franchise. I know I will get tens of hours of great gameplay playing this game. "
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    #13Cave Story 3D

    Cave Story 3D

    Cave Story for 3DS is a side-scroller based platformer game that is set in a 3D environment that allows new features to the game experience. Explore caves like in the classic Cave Story, but now in a more realistic and funny way.


    Nintendo 3DS

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    Melissa Cruz
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "Nintendo has been in my blood since I was a child. I grew up with the classic Nintendo system and now with my 3DS I am always on the lookout for good games. I tried Cave Story 3D but I wasn't overly impressed. I guess it just isn't the type of genre that I typically play. However, the graphics are great."
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    #14Kirby Triple Deluxe

    Kirby Triple Deluxe

    A new instalment of the Kirby saga, now on 3DS. Inhale your opponents to acquire its capacities and unleash the great power of Hypernova in this new platformer for everyone.


    Nintendo 3DS

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    Kelly Gonzales
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I wanted the best Nintendo 3DS games out at the moment. I heard about Kirby triple deluxe from a friend and it has been very fun to play. Lots good gameplay and a fun story."
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    #15Yoshi's New Island

    Yoshi's New Island

    Creat new ways to make your path to the Yoshi's Island while crushing your enemies in this 3DS adventure for the Nintendo 3D system.


    Other Platform

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    Susan Weaver
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a really good Nintendo 3ds game so it does fit into what I am looking for. This solution is really great as it gives me a game for the system that I want that is really well thought of, nicely done."
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    #16Kirby: Planet Robobot

    Kirby: Planet Robobot

    Harness the power of a mysterious mech to stop ruthless invaders from mechanizing Kirby's home world. Smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease, and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities in this supercharged action-platformer.


    Nintendo 3DS

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    Olivia Lynch
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I love this game. This is seriously my favorite game to play on the 3DS. It has great game play, good looking graphics, it is updated, keeps me busy for hours. I'm looking forward to playing it more. It really keeps your attention and there is always something going on in it."
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    #17The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is an action-adventure video game and the 17th installment in The Legend of Zelda developed and pu7blished by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. 


    Nintendo 3DS


    Leonardo Amador
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "The Legend of Zelda has been a popular game since it came out decades ago and the 3DS installment of A Link Between Worlds is no exception. It's a great game with fun graphics that you can play on the go, however it will be hard to put down."


Best What are the best Nintendo 3DS games
1Monster Hunter 4 UltimateGames 9 Paid
2Pokémon Sun and MoonGames 6 Paid
3Ever OasisGames 5 Paid
4Mario Sports Superstars Games 4 Paid
5MinecraftGames 3 Paid
6Fire Emblem AwakeningGames 2 Paid
7MetroidGames 2 Paid
8The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastGames 0 Paid
9Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DGames 0 Paid
10Super Mario WorldGames 0 Free

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