You can’t go wrong with these DS and 3DS games. I’ll update the 3DS section too, so remember to check back!
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Mario Kart 7
This one’s a no brainer, if you own a 3DS you need to have Mario Kart 7. Outstanding online features, awesome tracks and it’s the best looking Mario Kart game to date. The gliding and underwater aspects add a bit of fun as well as new weapons and items to keep it interesting. Suitable for everyone.
Super Mario 3DLand
Another no brainer. Challenging difficulty in some areas might put some younger players off, but perfect use of 3D and the good old Mario charm combine to make this an essential 3DS purchase. Suitable for everyone.
Resident Evil: Revelations
Something for the more mature crowd- it’s a story driven shooter with monsters. Creepy and atmospheric, though not quite as violent as some other Resident Evil games, and although the action is broken up by a fair bit of exploring, this is fu, challenging and you’ll get the most out of it if you explore every nook and cranny. MA15+ although it’s not really too graphic.
Pilotwings is the first game I ever played on 3DS and it’s awesome. Most 3DS players won’t have a pre-determined idea of what Pilotwings should be, and lucky them. Guide a rocket belt (jetpack) a hang glider, and a plane around the island from Wii Sports Resort and complete missions/objectives and earn points by flying gracefully. Sounds boring? Not at all, and you’ll find yourself going back to try to master 3 stars on every course. Great 3D too. Suitable for everyone.
More to come…
Here’s a sick list of 3DS games I have played and would recommend you buy. You should get ‘em reasonably cheap these days.
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Scribblenauts is simple and addictive.Write words (e.g. ladder, chair) and they appear in the game to overcome puzzles. Super Scribblenauts recognises adjectives and the range of words the game interprets is truly impressive. Original, adorable, challenging, awesome. Little Maxwell will surely steal your heart. Suitable for everyone, parents will love it too. Don’t get it on iPad, get it on DS.
New Super Mario Bros.
A classic Nintendo game that will stand the test of time. Must play for all DS owners. Most gamers could probably power through it although it does get tricky in spots. Suitable for everyone.
Mario Kart DS
Definitely pick up Mario Kart 7 if you have a 3DS, but if not definitely give Mario Kart DS a try. It seems almost every DS owner on the planet has a copy by now, but you can’t recommend DS games without recommending Mario Kart. Suitable for everyone.
The Professor Layton Series
Puzzle and adventure. Don’t expect much action, it’s all about the story and the experience in Professor Layton games. They’re slow, pointy and clicky style affairs. There’s always a mystery to solve, clues to find, etc. Suitable for everyone, parents will love them too.
Sonic side scrolling platformer, it’s fun, fast and colourful. Suitable for all ages, can get tricky in some places. It’s probably the best modern Sonic game, it’s great on Wii too. Suitable for everyone.
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
It takes a unique kind of gamer in my opinion t take on and finish a Zelda game- especially on a portage console. Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass are the two for DS. It’s an investment of time, there’s sweeping stories and heaps to explore- they’re both great but if you had to choose one, go for Spirit Tracks because of better controls. Suitable for everyone, but you have to know what you’re doing.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
It hasn’t aged well even though it’s only a few years old, but with violence, crime and drugs, China Town Wars’ subject matter is a rarity on DS. Praised by critics on its release, I played but never finished this game. Suitable for more mature gamers, like anything with in the GTA brand.
Using the stylus to create some cool little artwork is more fun and more accurate than it sounds. I played this with my 3DS and it worked tremendously, if the lessons went a little slow. Still learnt some stuff but.
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