It actually wasn’t that long ago when the 3DS was first welcomed into our lives. 2011, in fact. It was a more fancier version of the Nintendo DS, with its 3D gaming ability that didn’t really catch on in the end.

The cool thing about the 3DS was its capabilities of being able to still play the DS games. So, even if you upgraded to this console, you didn’t have to lose your back catalogue of games. There are a few favourite games that come to mind when thinking about flipping open the 3DS and putting a finger on the power button.

Star Fox 64 3D

Based on the Nintendo 64 version, this re-release was a nostalgic play through. From the music to the characters, it hasn’t lost its enjoyable game play. The upgrade was motion control and 3D graphics, but luckily, both can be turned off.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

A spin-off game from the regular series, it saw you working for Tom Nook as a home designer for different villagers. It’s a fun game that gave those who enjoyed designing homes in the original games a chance to be creative.

MODAN‘s editor enjoys a tea and gaming

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Another game to be re-released on the 3DS from the Nintendo 64. A classic, to be honest. Still just as good to play today, and one that one is hoping will be released on the Switch because it never, ever gets tiresome. Follow Link as he goes on a journey from kid to man, fighting all sorts of rotten creatures with an ultimate goal to defeat Ganondorf.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Before New Horizons came New Leaf. In this version you become the mayor, taking over the post of Mortimer (where are you?). Over time you expand the area you live in with new shops and entertainment, including the famous club where K.K Slider performs. It’s just as good as any Animal Crossing game, and well worth investing in if you fancy trying an older game.

There are so many more to choose from, such as any Mario game (including the best version of Mario Kart, in MODAN‘s opinion). Sims 3, Yoshi’s New Island, Nintendogs, Super mario 64, any Pokémon game, Majora’s Mask 3D, Luigi’s Mansion… the list goes on.

Share with us your favourite DS games below!


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