Top 10 Best Nintendo 3DS Games of 2017 So Far

Top 10 Best Nintendo 3DS Games of 2017 So Far

10. Opening our list of Top 10 3DS games of 2017
So Far is Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop While there’s hundreds of other games that
make you feel the rush of cooking and restaurant management, none could ever take you as deep
into the addicting depths of cooking life as the legendary Cooking Mama. Taking you step by step through even the most
complicated recipes, in bite-sized mini game fashion. Localized for the western release, Sweet Shop
doesn’t carry the adorable mama voice that we used to love–but, the fun of the original
game remains, and that’s all that matters. Set aside your savory dishes for a moment,
and indulge in the teeth-melting sweetness of mama’s delicious desserts. With 60 different recipes, you’ll have to
use your stylus and your microphone to slice, stir, knead, and bake morsels of pure goodness
as she smiles over you like the angel she is. With activities spread over the game’s 160
different minigames, there’s always something to do. Try your hand at every activity, earn yourself
some medals, and serve up your creations to your loyal patrons–wandering about in your
sweet shop, looking for a tiny cupcake to brighten their days. With new customizations, decorations, and
everything nice, Cooking Mama retains the cutesy charm it used to have. While its popularity has waned over the few
years, it’s always comforting to know that, even when you’re doing bad, it’s okay. Because mama will help you! It has a PlayScore of 7.4. 9. RPG Maker Fes Ever wanted to make your own game? Watch your stories, characters, and maps come
alive? Well, the RPG Maker has allowed thousands
of other users make their dreams come true since the 90s. It gave birth to classics like To The Moon,
Pokemon Zeta Omicron, and so much more. Released in Japan, the legendary RPG creator
got a portable facelift when it was released on the 3DS. And while we were green with envy for what
seemed an eternity, NIS America brought us the sweet release of a western localization
just last June. A simplified toolkit for wannabe game directors,
it gives you the thrill of development, without the hassle of codes, numbers, and all that
programming mumbo jumbo. Enjoy its simple and intuitive user-interface
that’s accessible to even to their youngest audiences. Paint the world with brushes, and drag and
drop walls and caverns into the canvas of your imaginings. Other than world-making, it even allows you
to create scenes and events, bridge worlds together with portals, and fill the world
with its wide array of items and objects. And, with SD card support, there’s a million
more things you can do, letting you make up to 16 different RPG Worlds. While it’s definitely not as expansive as
its PC counterpart. This 3DS addition brings it down to more pocket-friendly
device, without compromising quality in the process. Sure, it’s not a game per se, but building
a whole universe from scratch is about as fun as any game in this list. It has a PlayScore of 7.46. 8. Mario Sports Superstars The olympic spirit is positively alive on
the 3DS, and who else to lead the way than Nintendo’s iconic plumber Mario. Combining golf, soccer, baseball tennis, and
horse racing into one gigantic athletic celebration–perfect for both competitive players, and party game
enthusiasts. And with that number of games, you might think
it’s just a bunch of mini-games strung together, but that is where you’re wrong. While it’s as expansive as their individual
game counterparts, Superstars still has an impressive for each of them–with full-blown
tournaments and a lot of replay value. While not all games are equal in terms of
fleshed out experience, there’s still a lot to unlock in each of them. Play against friends in golf’s four different
courses, roam around and take care of your horses, compete for the best rallies in tennis,
and have some Mario Baseball-like fun. But, rising above the rest, the highlight
for most players seems to be the exciting soccer games. Play with and against a whole team of eleven
players, and indulge in satisfying passess and the adrenaline-pumping highs of intense
rivalries. In spite of its place on this list, the game
received quite a number of negative reviews from critics, citing their lightweight games
that they feel aren’t worth the overall price. It also doesn’t make too much use of their
iconic characters like Mario, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, and Bowser (whom you can actually
play. We checked.) And while it’s missing some of the Mario magic
of other Nintendo first party-titles, it’s still a pretty awesome game. It has a PlayScore of 7.61. 7. Blaster Master Zero A platformer slash shooter made exclusively
for the portable Nintendo Consoles, this game aims to revive Sunsoft’s classic Blaster Master
Game released on the NES in 1998. From the makers of Mega Man Zero and Bloodstained:
Ritual of the Night, Inti Creates pays tribute to the well-loved game. Retaining many of its important elements and
providing a much needed revamp to its weaker aspects. Using today’s advanced technology, the game
runs buttery smooth on today’s consoles even with its graphically overhauled visuals. Rediscover the beauty of Blaster Master with
rebalanced stages, and fresh new areas and bosses. While the original storyline borders on ridiculous,
this remake manages to salvage some of its key aspects of its exposition and taking a
few liberties in the rest. Just like the original, follow protagonist
Jason Frudnick as he ventures deep underground with his newfound tank SOPHIA III in a quest
to retrieve a frog named Fred. However, in addition to that, you’ll also
meet his new sidekick, Eve, who plays the part of engineer turned love interest. She plays her role well, allowing the two
characters to have a richer character deve lopment through their witty dialog and banter. One thing that sets Blaster Master Zero apart
is its hybrid gameplay. Journey around the alien environments inside
your tank to embark on a metroidvania-like, sidescroller exploration. Or step out, to barge into dungeons and fight
against the extraterrestrial creatures in top-down shooting fashion. A remake done right, it receives a PlayScore
of 8.31. 6. BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Boxboy was an instant classic when it first
released on the 3DS last 2015, and spawned an equally loved sequel the next year. At each time, HAL Laboratory impressed its
players, adding even more innovative features and gameplay to the adorable monochromatic
puzzle platformer. With this latest release, they’re capping
off the series with an explosive finale that is sure to cement them as a memorable landmark
in platformer history. This time, the world is under yet another
catastrophic crisis. With Qbby being the last hope for survival,
it’s time to release the boxes once again, and open up for some mind boggling puzzles. There’s more dangers in store for for our
box-shaped main character as he faces off against smoke, wind, and water in a quest
to save the cute little Qbabies. Rescue them to receive powerful new skills
that open you up to more interesting surprises. Destroy environments with Bombox, teleport
with the Warpbox, and reach new heights with box rocket and remotebox. There’s 18 new worlds to discover, each more
colorful than the last. It even brings in a slew of new unlockables. Swipe in some Kirby-series amiibos to get
some special costumes, or achieve the perfect score to get Qucy and a cool retro gameboy
scheme. While goodbyes are hard to say, especially
with a series as loved as Boxboy, their excellently crafted finale along with the rest of their
games, will be enough to satisfy us for years to come. It has a PlayScore of 8.35. 5. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Crafted by the same people that made harvest
moon, Story of Seasons makes for an enjoyable alternative to Marvelous Entertainment’s classic
farming simulator. Moving to the newer generations, Story of
Seasons delivers the charm of the genre in full 3D graphics–and with the Trio of Towns,
there’s three different cities explore with a triple serving of the adorable country life
fun. Dive into the realms of farming, finance,
and flings–made more enjoyable with the touch of cutesy visuals. Unlike the usual inheritance story that most
farming sims begin with, this one takes a different, more complex tone as you set out
to prove your father wrong and become the best farmer you can be. Created by Marvelous, it’s still pretty much
a Harvest Moon game. Plant crops, take care of animals, and find
the love of your life. What sets it apart from other games is the
addition of three new towns to visit and discover. Go to Lukoko Town to bask in the warmth of
the tropical sun, get a taste of the traditional Asian life in Tsuyukusa, or check out the
bovine sights of Westown. With each of them having a variety of exciting
festivals and activities to partake in, this just might be the biggest Story of Seasons
game yet. Visit each town, get to know the people, and
immerse yourself in the wondrous new world. It has a PlayScore of 8.45. 4. Ever Oasis For what seems to be dying console, there’s
still a handful of new IPs heading to the 3DS–and they’re definitely not something
to thumb your nose at. One of them is this collaboration of established
game icons: Koichi Ishii from Secret of Mana, and the studio Grezzo responsible for Ocarina
and Majora’s Mask. It’s an assortment of the games we loved before,
with elements of Animal Crossing, Monster Hunter, and Legend of Zelda combined. But with that said, it also packs a lot of
ingenuity. A hybrid of Management and action RPG, the
game takes you into the sandy dunes of their world and giving you the job of creating a
lively oasis, and protecting the citizens from the threat of Chaos. Venture around their orange environments in
search of residents of your new town, and fight against the Chaos-fallen enemies by
swapping around your party three characters in real time fashion. Form alliances with other races, and work
beside them in the war against chaos. Aside from protection, you’ll also have to
build stores, provide stocks, and collect your share of the profits. Eventually, you’ll have a bustling oasis,
full of the lively creatures of the deserts. Bask in their egyptian artstyle, and adorable
chibi characters, that definitely fit in with the 3DS’ lineup of games. However, amidst the positive responses, Ever
Oasis was also criticized for what others thought as shallow gameplay for both their
town-building and action aspects. Despite everything though, it managed to receive
a PlayScore of 8.52. 3. Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World Before Yoshi’s big papercraft debut on the
Switch, let’s take a moment to look back on Nintendo’s nifty surprise for its 3DS playerbase. While Yoshi’s Woolly World was initially released
on the Wii U, this port makes a few adorable additions. The most obvious of which is Yoshi’s loyal
canine companion, Poochy, who will gladly help you out when you’re in a spot. In keeping with the friendlier atmosphere,
it also has a new mellow mode for its kiddie audience and for those looking for a more
casual experience. But at its core, it’s essentially the same
game, with much of the praise and critique as the Wii U original. Strung together by the creators of Epic Yarn,
it boasts the same vibrant colors, and lush yarn-strung worlds. Jump back into Yoshi’s enjoyable platform
adventures–gobbling up enemies, knocking them out with his wool balls, and collecting
a bunch of beads along the way. Solve all the puzzles in each world, and unlock
a solo poochy collection stage. Edit your own Yoshi palettes, or swipe in
some amiibos to give him a brand new skin. While Poochy alleviates most of the frustrations
of the Wii U version, it just doesn’t seem that he’s used enough in the game. But all in all, it’s still one of the most
adorable games on the 3DS, and we can’t get enough of it. It has a PlayScore of 8.71. 2. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King A beloved masterpiece from the PlayStation
2 back in 2005, Nintendo scores big on the franchise, ushering its transition from home
console to the portable. And this isn’t just any port of the original. While it removes the orchestrated soundtrack,
it places in its stead an array of new features that gamers of the new generation can surely
appreciate. The last of its series to feature the traditional
single player campaign, dive into its gripping storyline, and help Hero and his friends end
the tyranny of Dhoulmagus. This new version boasts an array of new additions,
like scenes, dungeons, monsters, and two new playable characters in Morrie, and the bandit
queen Red. While they only appear later in your journey,
their various skills and abilities transition pretty well into the original story. To integrate into the modern generations,
they’ve also implemented easier saves, hotkeys, and sped-up battles. And with that, despite being a decade old
game, it still retains a feeling of freshness and novelty. With this remake, Dragon Quest reminds everyone
why they became important in the first place. Surrender yourself to nostalgia, and fall
in love once again with their quirky cast of characters, and enjoyable, family-friendly
adventures. While we might have to settle for its MIDI
soundtrack, at the very least we don’t have to deal with random encounters anymore. It has a PlayScore of 8.8. 1. And the best 3DS Game So far is Fire Emblem
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Awakening and Fates helped the Fire Emblem
franchise pierce through the mainstream market with their friendlier combat and character
creation system. But, the series’ most recent installment revives
the iconic Fire Emblem Gaiden from 1992. Doing away with the weapons triangle we’ve
been used to for a few years, Shadows of Valentia returns with their stats-based, plot-driven
system and all the tactical RPG fun. Rekindle the fire of Alm and Celica’s story,
sailing off to separate paths, and reuniting as two opposing forces in a world ravaged
by war. The push and pull of their tense relations
is what brings us forward through the story–with Alm at the helm of a rebellion, and Celica
leading a lawful band of soldiers. While it misses the tinge of romance in their
more modern iterations, Echoes takes a welcome turn into the dark and gritty territories
of fantasy tales. Another drastic change is their return to
a mix between simplistic and complex combat system that might put off some newcomers. It veers away from the marriage system of
Awakening and Fates, with more honest RNGs, basing attacks and positions on each unit’s
statistics. To make up for it, the game introduces Mila’s
Turnwheel that lets you reset some of your turns, as well as an option to turn off permadeath. While it doesn’t introduce the beauty of the
franchise, as much as Awakening did, Shadows of Valentia is perfect for veterans looking
for a more old-school experience. It has a PlayScore of 8.82.

100 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Nintendo 3DS Games of 2017 So Far”

  1. Thanks for the update… Didn't expect 3DS to have enough games this year for a top 10.. Is 3DS dying? Or are any of you plays it still?

  2. Uh, Story of Seasons is Harvest Moon people, Marvelous is just using other name in the west because Natsume owns the trademark of the name Harvest Moon in the west so they changed the name of the franchise here so yeah, it's the real Harvest Moon

  3. I'm sorry….Kelica? XD Wot I didn't even know how they actually pronounced her name and still though it was pronounced like Selica.

  4. sunsbookishgamesx

    I did a 3ds collection on my channel I didn't realise I have so many games and this makes me want to buy more 🤗

  5. 3DS is (for now) still better than Switch. The new console will have it's time…but it is in need for more good games. We only have BotW…and a port of MK8…that's it.

  6. Am I the only 1 who don't get why some people rate with decimals, " I'll give it a 6.66, like how do you even know that 0.006 difference GOOD LORD.

  7. ok im going to be fucking pissed if fire emblem echoes is NOT number one -_-

    edit: ok good. i was worried for a second lol

  8. mmorpg like dark souls or a hak slash the 3ds don't have, only turn's rpg i regret since i bought this console

  9. it's celiac dumbass
    also i'm glad fire emblem is on the list it's about time the game got praise despite how frustrating the game can be at times it's the best game of 2017 so far

  10. all the best of 3DS game comes from Japan?? by the way, I'm playing Fantasy Life which is also beautiful and so funny.

  11. i wish more game reviewers or list compilers played the games themselves, this guy is literally reading the games descriptions and bits of reviews from critics. not giving any criticism or telling why THEY liked it. Like ProJared or JonTron. But i guess this is just for people who don't want to spend 20 seconds reading the actual list of 3ds games released recently, and their respective review scores.

  12. Here are the games for reference:

    10. Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop
    9. RPG Maker Fes
    8. Mario Sports Superstars
    7. Blaster Master Zero
    5. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
    4. Ever Oasis
    3. Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
    2. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
    1. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

  13. Story of Seasons IS Harvest Moon. The previous publisher (Natsume) owns the copyright to the name, so they have to release it under a different name outside of Japan

  14. Misleading video. Ever Oasis demo shows how shallow and boring it is. Get fantasy life instead.
    Mario sport? Has nothin to do with actually playing tennis.
    Dq7 and 8 feel old.

  15. I just bought a 2ds and I'd like to know which is better and why, story of seasons or fantasy life? Hope you could help me guys!

  16. I uploaded my demo of tales of revenge which starts off with my friend passing away. How will it plaay out? Well I'm in the proccess of making the full title

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