The 10 best Nintendo 3DS games

Nintendo 3DS is the most popular of modern consoles worldwide shipped over fifty-five million units, that is, according to this indicator, 3DS inferior to the Xbox One and PS4 combined. In Russia, however, it earned considerably less success. Perhaps the impact bias is that Nintendo products are for children, or that on the 3DS entirely platformers but other games about Mario.

In fact, on the 3DS have found refuge many Japanese projects, it is enough niche not to pay off the older consoles, but having a dedicated fan base. They include, for example, a lawyer simulator, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and a nice set of puzzles Professor Layton, step-by-step game from Etrian Odyssey and dark puzzle-adventure Virtue”s Last Reward, rhythm game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and airplane shooter Ace Combat. The list goes on — what we’ll do.

This top ten we were focusing primarily on console players with experience and for those fans of Japanese role-playing games who didn’t catch that after PS and PS2 time of portation from Nintendo. In the end, fans of Mario and followers of platformers and so long ago know where you can find New Super Mario Bros. 2Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Super Mario 3D Land.

And our list included more diverse projects, we chose only one part of the widely represented on the 3DS series, but other editions, for example, The Legend of Zelda or Shin Megami Tensei deserves your attention.

To live in the peaceful forest village to build a house, meet neighboring animals and just live happily ever after, Animal Crossing invites you to create your own corner of comfort and tranquility. It is impossible to pass, there are no end goals — it’s intended to linger and relax in the pleasure. You can fish, plant trees and flowers, and to arrange the exhibition in the Museum, to participate in festivals — in short, to do what the soul lies.

And Animal Crossing does not become boring: the city lives its own life (in the real calendar), there is always something going on, and there is fun to return again and again, and at the same time and invite friends. Comfort and peace of mind — sometimes that’s what we need.

9. Pokemon X/Y

Do you think that this list could go without mentioning one of the most popular RPG series in the world? The franchise, which had long been confined to the games? Of course not. The question was only in the release of “Pokémon” choose. The newest part is the Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, but we decided to give preference to Pokemon X/Y, better suitable for exploring the series.

Than “Pokemon” has earned worldwide fame and millions of fans? Four elements, lying in the basis of the local gameplay — gathering, collecting, pumping charges and the constant rivalry which perfectly complement each other and spurring interest in further achievements.

And Pokemon X/Y develops all these four directions. Seventy new pokemon will be forced to light up the eyes of those who certainly want to “catch them all”. Debuted in this part of the three-dimensional graphics will admire in the animation Pets and more attached to them. Extra incentive for leveling is getting the mechanics of mega evolution: thanks to her pokémon with special items gain a new, more perfect forms.

Finally, and most important: the Pokemon X/Y made a powerful emphasis on the social element of the game, bringing to mind the online component. To change pokemon, meet other players and challenge them to a duel has never been so easy. For the first time in the history of the series can never be the subject, and to sit exclusively online, so good here, everything furnished. Avid collectors of PokemonX/Y will easily be occupied for dozens, if not hundreds of hours.

8. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

A series of role-playing games, conquer Japan, with the third part moved to the Nintendo console. In Monster Hunter you are, as you can guess, play the role of a hunter of monsters from small to truly gigantic. For awards you can buy useful to combat drugs and equipment that will give you new skills and allow you to challenge bigger opponents.

The main fascination is Monster Hunter in co-op in the campaigns against huge monsters four. It is through the spirit series gained tremendous success in the homeland and is inspired by the many similar on the mechanics of games.

You also have to stand side by side with your friends in a battle against incredible monsters, do not even have to get up off the couch: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the first time in the history of the series on portable consoles have full online multiplayer.

7. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.

Perhaps you did not know, but among the games about Mario is actually quite a lot rpg. Series Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi consisted of four parts, and just appeared on the shelves of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. combines elements of both cycles. The inhabitants of the painted world fall into the three-dimensional Mushroom Kingdom, Bowser and paper Bowser are once again kidnapping the Princess (now also two), and three brothers-all plumbers need to be corrected urgently.

As is usual in role-playing games of Mario, Paper Jam Bros. battles are turn-based, requiring timely press these buttons to carry out an effective attack or to defend, and very clear, and bored not going to work. And here is a funny story making fun of many of the plot clichés and the gaming conventions of the classic “Mario”. How much do you find on consoles Comedy RPG? The game, incidentally, is fully translated into Russian.

6. Shin Megami Tensei 4

The samurai of the magical Kingdom of Mikado falls into a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, populated by demons. Who runs the city? What fate awaits him? There are several possible answers.

Shin Megami Tensei 4 — typical Japanese role-playing game: here you will find a fairly open world, branching plot and lots of side quests. As in other parts of Shin Megami Tensei, a very important your decisions. You stand on the side of Order, or would you prefer Chaos?

In addition to the dark and complicated history, Shin Megami Tensei 4 a turn-based combat system, which is based on the ability to negotiate with demons to recruit them to the team, to develop and combine. No less fascinating than “Pokemon”, but people will look at you with reproach.

5. Bravely Default

A classic JRPG from Square Enix, proving that the company, once famous for games of this genre, have not forgotten how to do them. Four young heroes sets off on a long journey to awaken four crystals and save the world — neither give nor take, tie some old Final Fantasy!

Classification system veterans of the genre will surely remind you of Final Fantasy V, and the appearance of characters on Final Fantasy Tactics and 4 Heroes of Light. The basis of the combat system here is the ability to save some moves at the right time to go several times in a row. In other words, just like in the good old nineties.

By the way, in the beginning of next year should get a sequel, Bravely Second: End Layer. It will appear on the Russian shelves.

4. Fire Emblem: Awakening

Thirteenth issue of the series, marked the beginning of a console tactical role-playing games, was the most affordable for beginners. Here you can develop in outof-the battles on and off the final doom of the characters on the battlefield — and the real hardcore can leave everything as it was before, and furious to cut the complexity, forcing carefully calculate every move.

Fire Emblem: Awakening gives many hours of fun tactical battles, but are not limited to them: many of their loyal fans the series has gained with its expressive characters, and Awakening is breaking all records for the number of dialogs. And their quality!

The fact that each of the plurality of characters may build relationships with anyone else — and if it works out for couples, it comes up to children. From adults who came from the future to help parents. And with the characters of the “second generation,” it is also possible to build relationships! Fans of romantic ties between the characters in the BioWare games you should definitely pay attention to Awakening.

3. Mario Kart 7

Nintendo traditionally releases one of his main racing series on each of their own consoles, and the 3DS could not be the exception. In Mario Kart 7 there is no fundamental innovations (in addition to certain areas of the track machine throw parachutes to gliders, and flying), but to explore the series it fits perfectly. Besides the portable racing game, able to compete with it, still need to search.

From a technical point of view, the game makes a great impression, online multiplayer in place of a lot of content — what more could you want?

2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

For many years Ocarina of Time took first place in the list of the best games on the website-aggregator of reviews Gamerankings.com (until it moved to the second position Super Mario Galaxy). Ocarina of Time made in his time a small revolution in the approach to management in three-dimensional games and memorable open world, epic story and, of course, the spirit of adventure.

In released on the 3DS remake did not only added support for stereoscopic 3D, but in many ways improved graphics and also introduced a few fixes that can make your first experience a classic action adventure easier and more enjoyable.

Such attention and another part of the “Zelda” with the Nintendo 64 — dark Majora”s Mask.

1. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

All of these games — and indeed all the games for 3DS can be run on any version of console including 2DS. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D — exception: it will only go up to a more powerful New 3DS.

And it is understandable why Xenoblade Chronicles was one of the most advanced games for the Wii, stretches for miles of open world, dozens of NPCs and a huge amount of content, which is enough for a hundred hours. And it was all ported to a portable console, only with a slight deterioration of the charts.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will inherit the best traits of the JRPG and MMORPG, combining one of a kind open world and hundreds of quests with vivid and developed characters and a thrilling story. If you are even slightly interested in Japanese role-playing games, you just have to join the Boxes.