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Nintendo 3DS Is Still Amazing

BryceNobody

Member
Are these things rare these days? I'm looking into getting one now.
You guys sold me on it.
Purchased + imported a new Japanese 2DS XL for just over $200 a few months ago. A good quality, used 3DS is only around $100-$120, sometimes cheaper. I’ve easily sunk more hours into a 3DS than any current gen console this year.

Worth the plunge.
 
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OuterLimits

Member
The amount of Atlus games make it an awesome system to me anyway. I still need to play Etrian Odyssey Nexus and the Persona Q games.

Both 3DS and Switch have stellar JRPG libraries, although it sucks the output by Atlus dropped significantly from the 3DS.
 

Rest

All these years later I still chuckle at what a fucking moron that guy is.
It was great. I miss the 3D effects.
 

TLZ

Member
I was hoping I'd be able to play these on the Switch through BC since the carts are similar, but that didn't happen :(
 
The 3DS is still, to this day, the system I take with me EVERYWHERE. Even walking to another room in my house. The glassesless 3D is still amazing and its a shame there will be nothing like it ever again. I just wanted to give it some love on here and see if there are others that feel the same. On to what makes it really special, the games.



Ocarina of Time. My favorite game of ALL TIME. Remade. In 3D. What a spectacular release. I remember when Nintendo announced it as just a little logo lost among other 3DS games on a powerpoint slide and like a 3 second clip in a montage during e3 and I was like WAIT WHAT?? HOLD ON WHAT DID I JUST SEE?? Then the reports started coming in with photos of its remade graphics and it was AMAZING. I had tears in my eyes because my GOAT was just announced on a system with cutting edge technology(Im a total gadget geek) and as a Nintendo fan we never get a technologically advanced system. I must’ve played this non stop over and over 30 times. Diving into the Zora pond to dive for the rupees in 3D was stunning. I wouldn’t believe i entered my favorite videogame world in 3D with all the classic music and the feels coming back, riding Epona around with the tree swooshing by, brought back so many young memories I had. Then to fight Ganon in 3D, holy crap. I loved it.

Majoras Mask. Are you kidding me?! They gave us that too, remade in 3D?? That intro song and just the whole vibe of the game is my happy place.

The sequel to a Link to the Past-Link Between Worlds. What the heck???? I couldn’t believe this release. an old geezers dream came true. And it was SPECTACULAR. What an adventure to go back to that world with all new things to do.

Kid Icarus Uprising- talk about an epic game made for a handheld. I remember getting to the end and being so blown away with the ending and how you beat the main boss.

Super Mario 3D Land - seeing mario jump in 3D for the first time was really cool. And the game was a blast.

Starfox 64 3D - i remember the original I had got with the rumble pack on n64, what an experience that was. I was like, I dont need to go to arcades anymore. To see flying a ship in 3D with the stars and barrel rolls, shooting, what a blast. With 1 cartridge local multiplayer, i played this so much with my cousins. So much fun.



The first game I bought on launch was street fighter 3D and that was really sick even though Im not much of a fighting fan. I remember showing it to my brother and mom and they both didn’t like the 3D. I was blown away and they were just like its blurry, its no good. They didn’t get it & I was so surprised. How could you not see how awesome this is?!?


The AR games were pretty fun too. Very innovative.


I just wish they continued and we would’ve got a higher resolution 3DS 2. Also, the analog stick still feels better then the Nintendo Switch’s stick. Anyhoo, who else has fond memories ( or current ones ) with the 3DS?
Modding it makes it so much better
 
It's a shame that so many people dislike the 3D screen and we won't see the technology again. The games were great, but for me the screen is the most revolutionary aspect. It makes the old games still look so good and unique.
 

nush

Member
Definitive versions of all the Sega Ages games

It's the killer app series that proves the value of the 3D. Yes, Nintendo, your former competitors titles did a better job off selling the concept than you did yourselves. Also helps that these were under the loving development of retro gods M2. The only fly in the ointment is that some titles were locked to the cartridge collection releases meaning that you had to double dip to get them.

Nintendo didn't even put one Virtual Boy title on the 3DS, that should have been a no brainer remake but at least M2 did put out a 3D Master System game on the 3DS.
 

Apocryphon

Gold Member
I really enjoyed Super Mario 3D Land, Snake Eater, and RE: Revelations, but then platform did lack content compared to the DS.

Would you guys buy a 3DSwitch?
 

GeekyDad

Member
Let's put it this way, between (mostly) my 3DS (and being able to also throw my DS cards in it) and my PSP, I've barely touched any other new system. I've still got the Metroid Switch game sitting in the wrapper from Christmas.

Haters gonna hate, but yeah, OP, just having the ability to go from one room to another without having to put your system down, or to be able to play prime Zelda titles on it -- put 300+ fucking hours into Monster Hunter III Ultimate (with the CPP) -- and I can play fucking Resident Evil games whilst on the shitter. I'm sorry, fuckers, it's an amazing system, and still continues to be. Maybe it doesn't have the breadth of library the original DS has, but there are still more games on it I wanted to play but couldn't afford to play.
 
It ended up being a great system, despite a rocky start. Lots of good exclusives! RPG and visual novel central. Sad to say it’s going to be expensive to collect for the foreseeable future.
 
Super Mario 3D Land is the most underrated game in the series. It actually inocorporated the depth of the 3D effect in clever ways in its gameplay. It is way better than that trash 3D world on Wii U/Switch.
 

F31 Leopard

Member
My favorite thing was Street Pass! It was so fun taking it around with me and seeing who I’d get. I used to work at a very busy airport so I’d get people from all over the world.

Such a neat little game system. It’s sad that the big 3 are all just conventional game systems now. I miss the gimmicks even if they were, well, just gimmicks sometimes.
Yup Street Pass was the shit. My brother and I used to go to the mall walking back and forth for hours just to collect street passes from tourists. (I from Hawai'i) I was bummed Street Pass wasn't brought over to Switch.
 

Panajev2001a

GAF's Pleasant Genius
The 3DS is still, to this day, the system I take with me EVERYWHERE. Even walking to another room in my house. The glassesless 3D is still amazing and its a shame there will be nothing like it ever again. I just wanted to give it some love on here and see if there are others that feel the same. On to what makes it really special, the games.



Ocarina of Time. My favorite game of ALL TIME. Remade. In 3D. What a spectacular release. I remember when Nintendo announced it as just a little logo lost among other 3DS games on a powerpoint slide and like a 3 second clip in a montage during e3 and I was like WAIT WHAT?? HOLD ON WHAT DID I JUST SEE?? Then the reports started coming in with photos of its remade graphics and it was AMAZING. I had tears in my eyes because my GOAT was just announced on a system with cutting edge technology(Im a total gadget geek) and as a Nintendo fan we never get a technologically advanced system. I must’ve played this non stop over and over 30 times. Diving into the Zora pond to dive for the rupees in 3D was stunning. I wouldn’t believe i entered my favorite videogame world in 3D with all the classic music and the feels coming back, riding Epona around with the tree swooshing by, brought back so many young memories I had. Then to fight Ganon in 3D, holy crap. I loved it.

Majoras Mask. Are you kidding me?! They gave us that too, remade in 3D?? That intro song and just the whole vibe of the game is my happy place.

The sequel to a Link to the Past-Link Between Worlds. What the heck???? I couldn’t believe this release. an old geezers dream came true. And it was SPECTACULAR. What an adventure to go back to that world with all new things to do.

Kid Icarus Uprising- talk about an epic game made for a handheld. I remember getting to the end and being so blown away with the ending and how you beat the main boss.

Super Mario 3D Land - seeing mario jump in 3D for the first time was really cool. And the game was a blast.

Starfox 64 3D - i remember the original I had got with the rumble pack on n64, what an experience that was. I was like, I dont need to go to arcades anymore. To see flying a ship in 3D with the stars and barrel rolls, shooting, what a blast. With 1 cartridge local multiplayer, i played this so much with my cousins. So much fun.



The first game I bought on launch was street fighter 3D and that was really sick even though Im not much of a fighting fan. I remember showing it to my brother and mom and they both didn’t like the 3D. I was blown away and they were just like its blurry, its no good. They didn’t get it & I was so surprised. How could you not see how awesome this is?!?


The AR games were pretty fun too. Very innovative.


I just wish they continued and we would’ve got a higher resolution 3DS 2. Also, the analog stick still feels better then the Nintendo Switch’s stick. Anyhoo, who else has fond memories ( or current ones ) with the 3DS?
I was not sold on its price and specs, but when I actually played Zelda: TOoT remake at a mall before launch I was hooked. 3D effect was real. The console had DS BC and had lots of charm. So did the Wii U.

The Switch, while it is a great console for what it enables and it is successful, does not have much Nintendo charm in its UI and system built in apps. Apple is the same in its modern OS UI’s too, more and more sterile :/.
 

wondermega

Member
Love the 3DS - I only ever had the original one, and therefore it simply gets uncomfortable to play after a little bit (I guess I should have got the newer model at some point, but I have a nostalgic attachment to my existing one and besides.. do I really need more stuff?) I never went too hard on a bunch of the games, but I scooped up all the Sega 3D classics (I love the machine for those alone!) and of course there's so many other great modern day games on there as well. I really need to grab Snake Eater at some point.

I thought it was great that Nintendo bet the farm on a weird gimmick like that so far down the line - disappointed that it kind of ran into a wall, but for what we got I was very satisfied. Mighty Switch Force, Mutant Mudds, Pushmo, I could keep going. So disappointed that we didn't get a bunch of classic NES/SNES remakes in stereo on this thing! Sega does what Nintendon't!
 
I really enjoyed Super Mario 3D Land, Snake Eater, and RE: Revelations, but then platform did lack content compared to the DS.

Would you guys buy a 3DSwitch?
100%. That was the first iteration of Glasses less 3D. Imagine how much better it wouldve gotten had they had a chance to continue perfecting and upgrading the technology. Our only hope now is Avatar 2 being so successful, companies will jump back on the 3D wagon. Man, snake eater on a Nintendo console was mind blowing to me. I struggled through every frame of that game on those 3DS screens but it was so worth it. Wish the other 2 games were on there too. Love that series.

Super Mario 3D Land is the most underrated game in the series. It actually inocorporated the depth of the 3D effect in clever ways in its gameplay. It is way better than that trash 3D world on Wii U/Switch.
Great gameplay elements. I still think 3D world was a 3DS game that moved to the Wii U because of the disappointing 3DS hardware sales numbers.
I was not sold on its price and specs, but when I actually played Zelda: TOoT remake at a mall before launch I was hooked. 3D effect was real. The console had DS BC and had lots of charm. So did the Wii U.

The Switch, while it is a great console for what it enables and it is successful, does not have much Nintendo charm in its UI and system built in apps. Apple is the same in its modern OS UI’s too, more and more sterile :/.
Switch UI is completely not Nintendo. The same company that did the amazing wii shop channel with that unforgettable music to this UI is blasphemy.
 

Soodanim

Member
The only reason I keep my 3DS XL around is because one day I'll rip my games and play them on an emulator so that I can play with a semblance of image quality and performance while using a controller that is actually comfortable to hold.

The 3D effect was a novelty that wore off quickly, and so many games didn't bother supporting it completely for one reason or another. I'm glad that phase of gaming is behind us.
 
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jufonuk

not tag worthy
A great system. Some console level looking games. Resident evil Revelations being one.

Some great gems and exclusives.
Kid Icarus uprising.

Yeah the DS eclipses it for sheer choice but having backwards compatibility was great.
I wish it did DS numbers but it will be remembered fondly.

Still have my 3DS XL
What would be amazing is if they did a version of the switch. Fully dockable in a 3DS XL form factor. Having the foldable design offers inbuilt screen protection.
 
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BeardGawd

Gold Member
3DS was an amazing machine. As mentioned you can basically play the entire Zelda franchise and other Nintendo classics on one machine.

There is nothing else out there with glassless 3D that actually tracks your eyes like the New 3DS so you dont have to be in a specific spot. I've always wished there were some phones are tablets that used the same tech but at higher resolution.
 

D-ray

Member
I still have my 2DS with me and it's always good to be able to play both NDS and 3DS games. Maybe it's abit uncomfortable due to the weird size, but it still rocks.

I just need to fix the analog stick drift.
 
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