A year of old and new
The Nintendo 3DS eShop recently turned one year old, a year that’s seen updates, a new look and a broad range of games. In its early weeks it struggled with a lack of exclusive releases, but after a year we’ve seen a number of developers pitching in on the service with high quality titles. The 3DS Virtual Console has also brought us some extra titles from Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear and even NES. All told, there’s plenty to choose from.
To kick off a week of features celebrating this landmark, our team have voted for their top ten download titles on 3DS so far. The voting excluded any software that was also available on DSiWare, while freebies from the 3DS Ambassador Scheme were only eligible if they’d since been released for purchase on the eShop. Eight staff members joined in, with a total of 30 games earning at least one vote, an indication of the variety on the platform. Some titles suffered in the voting due to only being available in one region, as there were four contributors from both Europe and North America. With that said, let’s get started.
Article written by Nintendo Life Feature’s Editor Thomas Whitehead