Best 3DS Games To Release Soon

By on February 16, 2011

Gamers around the globe are preparing for the Nintendo 3DS release on March 22nd. There’s no doubt that the hardware will deliver amazing 3D graphics, but will the software be worthy of it? After looking through the announced lineup of games, it’s hard to find a lousy one. It seems the issue people will have is which game is most worthy of their hard earn cash. Here are the top five games (in no particular order) that are definitely worth a look:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

This is a no brainer. Earning praise from critics and gamers alike when it launched on the N64, a port to Nintendo’s newest handheld is a dream come true. With enhanced graphics, new gameplay mechanics like the use of a gyroscope, and of course 3D, should make this return trip to Hyrule better than the last.

Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D “The Naked Sample”

As of now this game seems to be serving as an elaborate tech demo showcasing the processing capabilities of the 3DS. Beautiful graphics have always been a staple in the Metal Gear franchise, and “The Naked Sample” doesn’t disappoint. As long as they can keep the core experience intact like they did on the PSP, The Naked Sample will be one of the best games on the system.

Star Fox 64 3D

It’s sad that Fox and his crew never got the sequel they deserved. A few bad spinoffs put a bad taste in gamers’ mouths, and Nintendo seemed to abandon ship. After a long hiatus, Fox is back in action, and this time there’s no ground combat to ruin the fun. While the original was a blast on N64, this game looks even better on the 3DS. Meteors floating around in space, lasers whizzing past Slippy’s ship, and massive explosions look amazing popping out of the screen. Hopefully, Fox can redeem himself with this adventure, and perhaps we’ll see more of him in the future

Animal Crossing (Working Title)

Not much is known about this game, except the fact that it’s an Animal Crossing game. That being said, expect to help out your town by running errands for your furry neighbors, serving time at Nook’s Cranny, and shaking as many trees as you can. What’s not to love?

Mario Kart (Working Title)

While this probably won’t be a straight port from the N64 version, all Mario Karts are pretty similar to each other. Seeing a racing game in 3D on a handheld should be interesting, but if any game could pull it off, it would be this one. Mario has had a strong showing on every other Nintendo console, and there’s no reason it won’t be the same here.

About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.