15 Games Every 3DS Owner Must Play

Some top quality games that should be in everyone's handheld collection.

With the huge selection of quality games on the original DS, which ranged from fantastic RPGs (Etrian Odyssey series, Chrono Trigger DS and Radiant Historia just to name a few) to stunning adventures such as Scurge: Hive, Mega Man ZX, and Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, the 3DS had big shoes to fill. With the frankly miserable start the 3DS had, many 3DS owners were worried that there weren't enough games to make the purchase worth it. Over the years however, the quality games finally started to seep out and now you can easily have 30 games in your collection with each of them being just as brilliant as the last, if not more. Thanks to the 2DS, the whole 3DS library become available to fans who didn't care for the 3D gimmick and people on a tighter budget. To accommodate these new customers, new games had to be released to keep up with the demand and please old and new Nintendo fans alike; and they certainly delivered. This is not even accounting for the massive library of Nintendo eShop titles - which are plentiful. So plentiful that they require their own exclusive article, so this list will only be covering physically released games.These are games that any 3DS owner can get into comfortably and have fun with:

15. Mario Kart 7

We all knew this one was coming - and deservedly so. The game pretty much defines the term 'pick up and play'. It's fun. It's fast. It's your standard Mario Kart fare running at that oh-so-silky-smooth sixty frames per second. That's not the only thing that makes this installation stand taller than Mario Kart DS. The tracks are far more exciting to race in due to being able to use hang-gliders to fly over large gaps and propellers to move underwater. Overall, it feels like a lot of effort went into making these tracks feel three-dimensional instead of flat and it pays off in full. Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U also continues this trend. In Mario Kart 7, collecting coins will grant you vehicle parts which you can use to customize the stats of your vehicle so you can quickly find the best combination that suits you. You also unlock new characters this way, not that it means much because this is probably the worst character roster Mario Kart has seen in years (unlock them and you'll see). Nevertheless, all the staple characters such as Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, and Toad are present at least. And of course, the online mode is amazing and is the true experience. Join communities. Earn points to move up the ranks and most of all have fun. Which is what this game is entirely.

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