As per usual for a Nintendo console, 3DS offers a deep catalogue of varied games for players of all ages and preferences. Let us take a look at some of the most entertaining titles for that brilliant handheld! Among them are great games of all genres.
No Nintendo console can be complete without a Zelda game and it has to be said that 3DS can boast one of the most satisfying installments in the franchise. A Link Between Worlds is a sequel to the beloved SNES classic A Link To The Past. Much like that seminal title, it utilises a 2D perspective and lets the player explore dungeons full of winding corridors and complex puzzles. There is a rather unique gimmick – Link can now turn into a painting! – and a great amout of freedom, since the game allows the player to explore all of its areas from the get-go. Therefore, A Link Between Worlds is at the same time a tribute to the games of yore and a true innovator.
The gamers who are looking for a title to really sink their teeth into, there are few better propositions than the Monster Hunter series. 3DS is a home for one of its best installments, Monster Hunter Generations. It lets the gamers completely customize their combat style, choosing the approach that works for them, whether it will be based on aerial or ground-based offense. Monster Hunter is a series that offers many hours of involving gameplay and the opportunity to enjoy it during your morning commute is priceless!
If you are looking for great role-playing games, you find no shortage of them on 3DS. A great example is Bravely Default – a game in the typical JRPG style developed by minds behind some of the best installments of the Final Fantasy series. Even though it does not offer anything new on the first glance, its deep tactical combat and robust character customization makes it a title worthy of any RPG fan’s attention, much as its sequel Bravely Second.
On the other hand, if you are looking for something more dark and unorthodox, Shin Megami Tensei IV is just the game for you. This continuation of a classic role-playing series takes part in a post-apocalyptic, demon-infested world and is a great example of truly hardcore RPG roleplay. In a way, it can be called Pokemon for grown-ups, since it offers an option to capture demons and use them for your own purposes. What makes it different from that other monster-catching series is its complexity, difficulty and somber tone. Not a game for the faint of heart, but for a certain type of player it should be just perfect.
3DS is also a great console if you love great platforming. One of the examples is Shovel Knight – a title available on many platforms that however just feels the best on a handheld console. It is a successful homage to platform games from the eighties, such as MegaMan and DuckTales. Although it borrows a lot of ideas from old-school platformers, it also boasts a lot of original ideas. Thanks to this, it manages to combine old and new in a compelling and fun fashion.
If you love platformers, you most probably are a fan of Mario series. Obviously, 3DS had to have its Mario and Super Mario 3D Land does not disappoint. It successfully combines 2D and 3D perspectives and is extremely involving thanks to its incredibly well-constructed levels and tight gameplay. Many fans of the Mario series consider it to be its best installment in the last decade!
Picking up 3DS is also a great opportunity to play one of the biggest classics of gaming – Ocarina of Time 3D. The original is widely praised as one of the best games of all time, but its graphics and interface have aged it somewhat. However, the remake dazzles with its polished visuals and improved interface, making it easier than ever to get lost in the world of Hyrule.