10 games we want on 3DS

Paper Mario

The renowned paper aesthetic of Paper Mario could look really cool with multiple layers that have different depths. Not only that, but Nintendo was able to do some pretty creative things with Super Paper Mario’s perspective switches between 2D gameplay and 3D gameplay. They could take that even further with actual 3D. The Mushroom Kingdom could pop like never before, and new gameplay elements could have Mario jumping between different layers of the environment in order to dodge obstacles and rescue Peach yet again.

Star Fox

The Star Fox series got its start as a showcase for Nintendo’s Super FX chip, which produced what was, at the time, mind-blowing polygonal graphics on the SNES. Star Fox 64 then went on to introduce us to the Rumble Pak and make great use of analog control. Who’s to say Fox McCloud couldn’t do something similar on the 3DS?

It may only be a neat visual effect, but wouldn’t it be neat to see transmissions from the Star Fox team members come in via a window that actually pops out at you, making you feel more as if you’re inside an Arwing? It would be as if you’re actually living in the future or have been chosen as The Last Starfighter. That way, when Slippy screams annoyingly for help, you can feel like he’s actually there.


No “games we want for DS” list would be complete without Metroid Dread, even in the next generation. But while Nintendo could surely come up with some neat tricks to make an awesome 2D Metroid with 3D effects, a new first-person adventure may have more potential.

Metroid Prime 3 tried to do a lot of things to make players feel more like they were behind Samus’s visor. Metroid Prime 3DS could take the visual aspect even further, with icons and data that actually pop out at you rather than just use shadow boxes.

What would you like to see on the 3DS? Tell the world in the comments below.

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  • alexgm711 - June 29, 2010 7:41 p.m.

    reverandglass then you must start saving your money , cause a remake of the star fox 64 has been announced ;)
  • sveini22 - June 6, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    I totaly agree on Professor Layton
  • kaaos - June 3, 2010 7:21 p.m.

    megaman ledgends 3!!!!that'd be so fuckin cool!!!
  • GameManiac - June 3, 2010 3:42 p.m.

    Hell, I just hope in general that the 3DS isn't a modern VirtualBoy. That's all I want since I already have high hopes for the system. I wonder how it'll turn out in E3...
  • Spybreak8 - June 3, 2010 5:48 a.m.

    I keep getting malware warning on this page!? A site linked is showing up in the message. I'd take 3D enhanced Mario Kart in a heartbeat.
  • Cyberninja - June 2, 2010 9:57 p.m.

    i say 3d megaman of somekind battle network would work better i think but i like the zero/zx seris more
  • thephntm - June 2, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    Oops forgot StarFox
  • thephntm - June 2, 2010 9:52 p.m.

    Anyone with me when I say I want 3d Scribblenauts and Drill Dozer? Other things that would be fun are Zelda (preferably non-celshaded; not that I don't like it, I just want to see how a serious Zelda would look on a handheld), F-Zero, Metroid, and Mario.
  • yagirlfriendsfavoriterapper - June 2, 2010 5:19 p.m.

    GTA San Andreas:Stories in 3D!
  • shadowarrior99 - June 2, 2010 3:29 p.m.

    "but wouldn’t it be neat to see transmissions from the Star Fox team members come in via a window that actually pops out at you... That way, when Slippy screams annoyingly for help, you can feel like he’s actually there." lol! I think paper mario would be the best one that could use the 3d to it's fullest potential. we definitely need that on the 3ds, or whatever its called? recapthca- they sullied.
  • SumthingStupid - June 2, 2010 11:29 a.m.

  • speno93 - June 2, 2010 8:39 a.m.

    @revrock GTA Chinatown wars in 3D is an excellent idea. Love the idea of an ace attorney in 3D even more ways to examine crime scenes.I've never played ap paer mario so if one eever does come it will be an interesting new experience.
  • revrock - June 2, 2010 5:34 a.m.

    How about a Super Mario Bros. game in the vein of Warioworld on the Virtual Boy (not the red &black deal but use the 3D ideas). A portable Punch Out would be cool tool. BTW I was gonna scream if Starfox wasn't on this list...Also, a new DS Grand Theft Auto would be super cool (Chinatown Wars ruled...imagine the city and missions in 3D).
  • HawtKakez - June 2, 2010 1:33 a.m.

    All I want is to see the device first before considering compliable games to with it. But, if I wanted to see something different, I wouldn't mind seeing a new Dementia game. It might make the game a little scarier.
  • Crimmy - June 2, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    I'd love the Starfox, Advance Wars, and F-Zero ones.
  • Metroidhunter32 - June 2, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    Metroid FTW! But yeah, most all of these would work pretty well. Never played advance wars, but I've got the same problems with Fire Emblem.
  • gopikmin - June 1, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    That okamiden game, and the main nintendo franchises (including pikmin). I think other games with good graphics that can go on a nintendo system.
  • Psylockerules - June 1, 2010 11:08 p.m.

    only pokemon and zelda games (good ones, that is) would make me shell out for a 3DS...or an x-men game :P

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