What’s On My Nintendo 3DS?

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

The other day I mentioned my top ten Nintendo 3DS games. Most of those games were physical copies. I think only two (maybe three) of them were downloads.

I was never big on digital downloads because I love to have the physical copy of the games. Yet, there are some games that are only available as digital downloads. Plus, if I wanted a game that badly, I would cave and download it.

That being said, I have a lot on my Nintendo 3DS…

As of right now, I have 19 downloads on my 3DS, but only 17 of them are actual games. I organize my games by series.

So… The first 12 games (yes, 12!) are Pokemon. I have:

  • Pokemon Red
  • Pokemon Blue
  • Pokemon Yellow
  • Pokemon Shuffle
  • Pokemon Battle Trozei
  • Pokemon Rumble World
  • Pokemon Picross
  • Pokemon Dream Radar
  • Pokedex 3D
  • Pokemon Bank
  • Poke Transporter

Technically those last four are really games. Dream Radar is kind of like a mini-game and Pokedex 3D was a collecting thing so it was like a game for me.

Next, I have:

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice

Three icons, five games. So I guess that makes up for the Pokemon “games” that aren’t really games.

Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice were only available as digital downloads. I have the main trilogy on my Wii, but we don’t play the Wii nearly as often as we used to. Plus, I wanted as much of the collection on my 3DS as I could.

Followed by that, I have:

  • Tomodachi Life
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition
  • Mario Vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars
  • Puzzles & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition

Tomodachi Life is a lot of fun. I remember getting it because I thought it would be like The Sims.

I have Oracle of Ages for my Gameboy Color (remember that thing…?) but I thought playing on my rechargeable 3DS would be easier than checking to see if the battery still worked on the game cartridge. My Gameboy Color still works, but the screen is so dark!

As for the two Mario games, those were kind of impulse buys. I love Mario and I love puzzles, so I thought I would try something different. I’ll admit, I stopped playing Tipping Stars because I got stuck on a level. It got pretty hard the further along you went.

Anyway, that’s what I have on there so far. I have plenty more games on my eShop wishlist.

What do you have on your Nintendo 3DS? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Nintendo 3DS Games

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

I’ll be doing a Nintendo 3DS game review for my next solo review so I thought I would talk about some of my favorite 3DS games.

This list is not in any particular order since it was hard to pick and choose my favorites, to begin with – there are so many! So, they’re in alphabetical order.

Top Favorite Nintendo 3DS Games

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

I’m in love with the Animal Crossing series. I started playing the game when the original came out for the Gamecube way back in April 2001. Since then, I’ve collected all the Animal Crossing games falling in love with each installment more and more. New Leaf is definitely one of the best in the whole series.

Elliot Quest

Kris and I got a review copy of this game from Miketendo64. It was a game neither one of us had ever heard of, but we were both pleased. It had an intriguing storyline and the gameplay was a lot of fun.

James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes

This was one of the first games I got for my 3DS. I got two of the same game (I believe it was Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon) for Christmas, so I went to the game store to exchange one copy for a new 3DS game. At the time, there wasn’t much out for the 3DS so I picked up James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes. It’s a mystery puzzle game and while it was short, I remember enjoying it. It’s a game I should play again soon.

Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Speaking of games I have to play again soon, A Link Between Worlds is one of them. I love Zelda and this game didn’t disappoint. Kris usually plays them and I watch, but I played this one myself and had a lot of fun with it.

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Like Animal Crossing, the Luigi’s Mansion series in one of my favorites. I can only hope there will be a third game for the Nintendo Switch. Dark Moon was more complex than the first game. It took me a long time to defeat the final boss because it was super hard and you were timed which just made me panic. Still, it was enjoyable.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

You can’t go wrong with a Phoenix Wright game. I loved Dual Destinies, but Spirit of Justice had most of the older characters in it as well as new ones. Everyone was brought back together again. It was an awesome storyline, as usual, and I hope they continue making these games. It had a great ending but seemed like a series ending.

Pokemon Sun/Moon

I didn’t realize how many Pokemon games came out for the 3DS until I was looking at a master list of the games. It was hard to pick and choose which Pokemon games I enjoyed the most, but I had to go with the main series game. Sun and Moon were awesome, even though I was skeptical about them at first. They weren’t afraid to break away from old traditions and it worked.

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

I also had to pick a non-main series game for Pokemon. I love the Mystery Dungeon games. It’s fun being a Pokemon and having multiple Pokemon following you around in various areas that change each time you enter them. Super Mystery Dungeon was a great addition to the Mystery Dungeon games.

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

What could be better than Layton and Wright getting together? This game was my first introduction to Professor Layton. Kris and I wanted to try out his series but decided to start with this game as it gave us the best of both worlds. Needless to say, I fell in love.

Tomodachi Life

Such a simple game, yet so much fun. While I haven’t played it in a while, I have a gazillion people living in my Tomodachi town. Everyone’s getting married, having babies, and then those babies get married and have more babies. The games are fun and their life problems are pretty funny. I especially enjoy the concert hall and making up songs for them to sing because their voices are just hilarious.

What are some of your favorite Nintendo 3DS games? Let me know in the comments below!

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Nintendo Direct 2017 Recap

Nintendo Direct 2017

If you have to work like Kris and I, then chances are you missed this year’s Nintendo Direct. It was hosted on the 12th of April, which was a Wednesday. I was able to catch the tail-end of it, but then dinner was ready, so you know. Lucky for us, Nintendo posted a recap of the upcoming games for the Switch and the 3DS.

Reading through the recap, I believe what I was most interested in was the section detailing the upcoming Switch games. While I’m pleased and impressed by the Nintendo Switch itself, it did not have a strong launch line. Instead, Nintendo seemed to place all their bets on Breath of the Wild — rightly so, it seems, but it still stands that there were not many games at all at launch.

I agree and even with this next line-up of games, we still won’t be getting most games until late spring and summer. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will come out by the end of April and while we plan on getting it, most people already have it. We never bought the DLC for Mario Kart 8, so it’ll have fairly new features for us, but I still wish they created a Mario Kart 9.

I’m looking forward to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as well, especially with how stingy I can be with DLC! It’ll definitely be fun to explore all of the other racers and carts. I believe you mentioned Arms as well when that was first announced, so that’s another game to keep an eye out. I think I’d like Arms much better than 1-2 Switch when it comes to showing off the Joy-Cons motion controls.

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I can’t wait for ARMS! That looks like it will be such a fun game and completely unique too. That’s being released June 16. Another game that will be out this summer is one of the two Sonic games they showcased. The summer game, Sonic Mania, goes back to the old school ways of graphics and stage levels. I’m excited for this one even though the Sonic games have been going downhill lately.

Hey, if they return to the original Knuckles, I’ll be satisfied! I hate what they did to his character in the Sonic Boom games, but I won’t get into that. I’m interested in seeing what they do, but I’m not too optimistic with the new Sonic games coming out. I did find it interesting that they’re going to have a Monopoly game for the Switch. I remember having one for the GameCube with all sorts of themed boards, so I’m curious as to what they’re going to do for the Switch version. If it has themed boards after their franchises, like Pokemon and Legend of Zelda, I may splurge on it.

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We’ll just have to see what the Sonic games look like as their release dates get closer. I’m definitely interested in Monopoly. It’s one of my favorite board games and I too remember the Gamecube version. I wonder what they’ll do for the Switch? It would be cool if they added their franchises to it! There are interesting games to come during the course of 2017. I can’t wait to add more Switch games to our so-far small collection.

Did you watch Nintendo Direct? What games are you excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

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