What are the best platformers for the 3DS?

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    #1Super Mario 3D Land

    Super Mario 3D Land

    Super Mario 3D Land is a new reinvention of the classic Mario formula, famous over the years. This game is the first platforming Mario game that is set in a true 3d environment. Players will experience an exhilarating new sense of depth, distance and speed while running, jumping and stomping on enemies throughout the levels


    Nintendo 3DS


    Jeffrey Fuller
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "The Nintendo DS to me is a very good mobile gaming device. I found it to be much more fun with games like Super Mario 3D Land. I love the environment, story, and the continuing fantasy world of the Mario Bros. This one had a lot of variety in the levels and it really is one of the best platformers in my opinion to come out in 5 years. "
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    #2Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic 2D side-scrolling platform game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.


    Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One


    Kelly Hill
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Shovel Knight: is a classic adventure game in which the villian is the Enchantress and the Shovel Knight tries to save his beloved. He goes to battle and actually there are three additional games within the game as an even bigger game experience. This is classic and one of the best platform games available. "
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    #3Kirby 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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    Luis Alberto Madrigal
    Written on July 14, 2018
    "I have always loved playing the 3DS most out of any of the handheld systems. My favorite platform for this system is Kirby Triple Deluxe. I remember playing this game when it came out and had a ton of fun with it."
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    #4Cave 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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    Carol Pena
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "This is a classic game that is revamped for today's gamers. The gameplay is fantastic especially that Nintendo has made it for the 3DS console. This game would attract kids and adults alike with his interactive stories. In conclusion, this is a very fun little strategy game to entertain each and every one in the family. "
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    #5Yoshi'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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    Mark Stevens
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "This game is an instant classic and I couldn't put it down once I started. I've always been a fan of Yoshi and when this game came out for the 3DS, I knew I had to try it. It offers hours of gameplay, tons of collectibles, and charming music."
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    #6Super 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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    Susan Weaver
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "Super Mario World, what can I say? This is a fantastic platform game that has stood the test of time. If you are looking for a platform game for the 3DS then look no further, because Super Mario World is the absolute best platform game for the 3DS."
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    #7Kirby: 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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    James Wells
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "While Kirby: Planet Robobot is a great game, I much prefer 3D Sonic the Hedgehog. I highly recommend that game instead if you are old enough to remember the Sonic games and want to play them again in their newfound glory. Cool levels? Check. Quirky, slightly creepy, and somehow aerodynamic sidekick Tails? Check. Creepy-mustached porky villain? Check. Honestly, it will keep you entertained for hours whereas Kirby: Planet Robobot isn't quite as detailed and lengthy."
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    #8Donkey 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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    Erika Olvera
    Written on July 14, 2018
    "This game is great, it has everything you would want from a fast paced platformer aside from good music. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a long platforming experience with some difficulty"
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    #9New Super Mario Bros. 2

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    The new sequel to the New Super Mario Bros comes with the classic side-scrolling Mario's gameplay, but with an enhanced 3D version that makes the game even better. Rescue once more the Princess Peach from Bowser's hands



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    Nathan White
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS is one of the best platformers for the 3DS, because not only do you get the classic gameplay of mario, but you can also play co-operative with a friend. I believe this is a must have if you're into platformers."
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    #10Super Mario Maker

    Super Mario Maker

    Super Mario Maker is a side-scroller platformer game creation video game by Nintendo for 3DS and Wii U released in September 2015. You can create and share your very own Mario levels using the Wii U GamePad controller, then play a near-infinite number of intensely creative levels from other makers around the world.  


    Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U


    Peter Robinson
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "i like the efficiency that this app has brought, i like it. "
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    #11Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

    Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World

    With this 3D new adventure of Poochy and Yoshi's Woolly World you could discover a handicraft world bursting at the seams with creativity, as you guide Yarn Yoshi™ or Yarn Poochy through clever side-scrolling stages.


    Nintendo 3DS


    Denise McCoy
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "If you're looking for one of the best playformers for the 3DS, this is definitely it. It's very colorful and well-crafted. It provides hours of fun and is perfect for kids and adults alike. "


Best What are the best platformers for the 3DS
1Super Mario 3D LandGames 26 Paid
2Shovel Knight: Treasure TroveGames 23 Paid
3Kirby Triple DeluxeGames 20 Paid
4Cave Story 3DGames 17 Paid
5Yoshi's New IslandGames 17 Paid
6Super Mario WorldGames 14 Free
7Kirby: Planet RobobotGames 10 Paid
8Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DGames 9 Paid
9New Super Mario Bros. 2Games 6 Paid
10Super Mario MakerGames 4 Paid

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