Nintendo's latest handheld the 3DS has a ton of great games. With the StreetPass functionality and new expansions added to the Nintendo Network, the variety of titles are the biggest draw for anyone looking to own a 3DS. Yet there are a select few titles that bring out the best in the handheld. Here is a rundown of ten games that any 3DS owner will want to own in their collection.
Dead or Alive Dimensions
This game provides a great DOA console-like experience that really excels on the 3DS. Not only is there a Chronicle Mode that teaches the basics of the fighting mechanics of DOA, as well as Arcade and Training Mode, but the game includes some neat StreetPass functionality that will keep players coming back for more. The environments make for some great backdrops of the action and the animations rival that of the series' console counterparts. There are collectible figurines, tradable ghost data, online multiplayer, and implementation with coins collected via Mii Plaza. All of this makes Dead or Alive Dimensions the best fighting game on 3DS. Those who aren't veterans of the DOA series or are new to fighting games will feel welcome and experience something that feels like a completely fresh package.
Kid Icarus Uprising
The rebirth of a classic Nintendo hero is a homerun on the 3DS. Pitt finally makes his return on a Nintendo platform after a very long hiatus ranging back to the NES days. Much like his cameo in Super Smash Brothers, Pitt not only has a beautiful updated look on the 3DS, but comes along with some great Rail Shooter and Action gameplay. Alongside a great story that will keep anyone occupied for a long while, the game comes with some awesome online multiplayer that is fun and addictive. There are tons of items, equipment, and abilities to collect and customize your own character for a unique experience both on and offline. This is one original title that 3DS owners must have in order to complete their collection.
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance
Another tie-in game into the Kingdom Hearts franchise, Dream Drop Distance continues the story of Sora and friends that leads into the eventual console sequel Kingdom Hearts 3. Not only does this game have the great visuals and story elements that the series is known for, but the new gameplay mechanics introduced into the game freshen up and fine tune the battle system to the best possible in the franchise's history. Flowmotion allows players to quickly traverse levels and unleash crazy attacks upon enemies. StreetPass comes into play by having players exchange Spirit Portals with each other, in which gamers can ally with or battle against another gamer's spirits in any of the game's worlds. Kingdom Hearts fans will really appreciate the hints and nods to aspects of previous games, while newcomers will be brought up to speed quickly and get a great action RPG experience that is fantastic on 3DS.
Super Mario 3D Land
Mario's solo adventure on 3DS brings an experience that stands strong when matched up against any of his past console adventures. Blending together elements from classic 2D Mario and 3D Mario gameplay, this game takes a familiar face in gaming culture and makes him play like new. The 3D effects are some of the best on the 3DS handheld, with few other games coming close to handling the 3D effects as good as Super Mario 3D Land does. Players can also exchange bonus rooms via StreetPass for chances to gain extra coins and extra lives as well as power-ups to use on Mario's newest adventure. Whether you are an old school Mario fan or one of the newer generation of gamers, there is no denying that Super Mario 3D Land is one of the best Mario related games out there.