I got my pink 3DSXL two years ago and I’d just have to say that I love my 3DS so much more than my other handheld gaming consoles. I currently own 2 PS Vitas, a PSP Go, an old Gameboy Advance, a Gameboy Micro, Gameboy Advance SP, a DSi and DS Lite (and I’m planning to collect more!).
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So here are my top 5 reasons why I love the Nintendo 3DS and reckon why you should get one too!
Play it whenever and wherever I want
I don’t usually go out (because I work from home and my social life’s non-existent) however I make sure to bring my 3DS with me during long trips or whenever I have to wait too long in public. I’m also a lazy ass couch gamer so after long hours of working, I just like to lay in bed with a blanket over my head while hunting monsters with my 3DS.
Yes, I know that playing on a smartphone gives you the same portability. HOWEVER, I feel like the overall gaming experience isn’t as immersive and enjoyable. Using a dedicated device gives the best possible experience and when it comes to handheld gaming, the 3DS slays all competition.
The 3DS has a fantastic selection of games across all genres – Platformers, Adventures, RPGs, Action games, and more. Here are some of my personal favorites:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In the game, you take the role of mayor in a town full of talking animals, IKR. You are tasked to develop your town through public works projects, expand your house, hoard furniture and costumes. It’s charming, slow-paced and fun to play. Fair warning, though this game is addictive.
Pokemon Series (X,Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Sun, and Moon)
Of course, I have to include Pokemon in this list. I’ve played Pokemon games, from Generation 1 (Pokemon Red and Blue) to the recently launched Pokemon Sun and Moon. Capture and train Pokemons, solve puzzles and battle the elite four to become the very best.
BTW I just have to say that whoever says that Pokemon is a kids game definitely has not played a Pokemon game.
Mario Kart 7
Not really a fan of racing games except for this one. This game didn’t disappoint and my kids love it, too!
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is a remake of the original game for the 3DS with several enhancements here and there.
When Nintendo released the 3DS 5 years ago, people didn’t give a shit because it’s a bit overpriced at $250 and the launching titles were not that good. So 6 months later after it’s launch, Nintendo reduced the price to almost half and did what they do best, create awesome games. Currently, the 3DS has 12 million units sold worldwide.
I grew up playing Famicom games and Harvest Moon on my cousin’s Gameboy Colour on end so classic games will always have a special place in my heart. Another reason why I love the 3DS is that it’s backward compatible so it can play DS games as well as GameBoy, Gameboy Advance, SNES, NES and even a few Sega Game Gear games using the Virtual Console.
Play it with Friends and Family
When I got my 3DS, my kids instantly got fascinated with it. They love Nintendogs (real-time pet simulation game), Pokemon Rumble, Tomodachi and Project Mirai DX (a rhythm game created by Sega- fantastic game, I tell you!).
I bought them a 2DS so they won’t have to borrow mine, lol. I’ve also met quite a number of people through online groups who share the same passion with handheld gaming.
Pimp it out
You can get the 3DS in different colors and replace the faceplate if you get sick of the same boring design. Just look at these cute faceplates, y’all.
You can also get cute accessories to match with the 3DS.
So that’s it folks. If you own a 3DS, please feel free to share in the comments below what you ♥ most about it.
Til Next 🙂