Mario 3D Land, Zelda A Link Between Worlds, Mario Kart 7, Fire Emblem Awakening, Metroid Samus Returns and Luigi’s Mansion 2 are the essentials I think. The three N64 remakes, Star Fox 64, Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask are excellent as well. Professor Layton is always fun, maybe Kid Icarus if you don’t mind the strange control-scheme, or Super Smash Brothers. Definitely Resident Evil Revelations if you haven’t played it on anything else yet. Also Donkey Kong Country Returns if you like challenging sidescrollers and don’t have a Wii. In the recent years they released some other console ports, and while I don’t know how it plays on 3DS, Captain Toad is recommendable.
Seriously though. Luigi’s Mansion 2. Why hasn’t anyone mentioned that one here yet? It may very well be the system’s best game.
Also, even if you like Zelda, skip Triforce Heroes. The worst game in the franchise that doesn’t deserve to bear the name.
I personally liked DS less than 3DS, and would have less recommendations for it, as far as Zelda goes Spirit Tracks was good though and it’s Yoshi’s Island was decent.
Last edited by S.Peelman - on 29 July 2018