Game Releases by Score

Shovel Knight 1.

Shovel Knight

Platform: 3DS
June 26, 2014
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with memorable characters and an 8-bit retro aesthetic created by Yacht Club Games. You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this valley with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and save his lost beloved. He wields a ShovelBlade; a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly. However, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress at any cost.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.3
Bravely Default 2.

Bravely Default

Platform: 3DS
February 7, 2014
[Available in the U.S. - Feb 2014] This new yet traditional offering from Square Enix captures the charm and elegant and simplicity of yesteryear's canonical RPGs. Become a Warrior of Light and journey to the land of Luxemdarc in this classic tale of personal growth and adventure.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 3.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Platform: 3DS
October 3, 2014
Return to a world of exciting battles with Super Smash Bros. as you fight your way through a host of fan-favorite opponents. Make your way through memorable stages inspired by the most notorious classic Nintendo games. Challenge a myriad of familiar faces to battle, including Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu, or take on new contenders, such as Mega Man, Little Mac and Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus games. Leap into battle as your own personalized Mii characters. Dive into a thrilling new mode, exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS, Smash Run. Fight solo through a battlefield of enemies, and snatch up their dropped powerups before the clock runs out — and the real battle begins. Customize your fighter for when you're playing locally or online. Experience all the stunning beauty of the Super Smash Bros. world rendered in immersive 3D. Challenge family and friends locally or online, or seek out new competition from around the globe in online For Fun or For Glory matches.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 4.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Platform: 3DS
November 25, 2014
Persona Q is the inaugural Persona game for 3DS. The game takes the characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, puts them into an all new adventure. The game is in the style of Etrian Odyssey, where teams of five will navigate dungeons in a first-person view. New characters, enemies, the presence of Etrian Odyssey's F.O.Es will provide players with all new challenges.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.7
Retro City Rampage DX 5.

Retro City Rampage DX

Platform: 3DS
February 6, 2014
A parody of the open-world action genre, Retro City Rampage takes modern game mechanics and mashes them into an authentic 8-bit experience. It's one half fast paced arcade game, the other half a hilarious story mode! It's all the driving and shooting you'd expect and a whole lot more! With missions that twist pages straight from classic game experiences, you get to re-live and rewrite history in a way only a modern anti-hero could! When it comes to enemies, weapons are only the beginning! Put on your boots and jump on their heads! Toss 'em around to knock the rest down! Become truly unstoppable with awesome power-ups! Through its world, characters and missions, Retro City Rampage lampoons the entire 8-bit era from its games to the TV, movies and pop culture!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Pokemon Omega Ruby 6.

Pokemon Omega Ruby

Platform: 3DS
November 21, 2014
Pokemon gamers initially experienced Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2003 for the GBA. Now, a new generation of Pokemon people can experience the storyline that unfolds in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call 7.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Platform: 3DS
September 16, 2014
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL expands on the original in every way with new gameplay modes, 221 songs, and over 60 playable characters. Featuring music that spans the full breadth of the storied FINAL FANTASY franchise, players tap along to the memorable beats and harmonies as the adorable, stylized characters battle and quest through their worlds.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Pokemon Alpha Sapphire 8.

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

Platform: 3DS
November 21, 2014
Pokemon players first enjoyed Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance. Now, a whole new generation of Pokemon fans will experience the storyline that unfolds in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 9.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Platform: 3DS
October 23, 2014
Embark on a brand new adventure which teams Shantae with her arch nemesis, Risky Boots. When a curse falls upon Sequin Land, Risky Boots and Shantae must join forces to battle unimaginable evil. Shantae must give up her job as Scuttle Towns "Guardian Genie" and become a pirate if she hopes to get her magic back and save the day. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons and tools to advance her quest and power through monsters.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Siesta Fiesta 10.

Siesta Fiesta

Platform: 3DS
July 24, 2014
Siesta Fiesta is a colorful action game where players take control of the snoozing Siesta as he's taken on a one-of-a-kind tour of Fiestaville: home to the beloved Fiestas. Use Siesta's bed to bounce, boost and rebound across the island's 8 fun-filled regions. Siesta Fiesta combines various elements of classic arcade gameplay to create a truly unique adventure. Use the ball-like Siesta to smash Pinata Blocks, activate Power-Ups, battle bosses and trigger a host of whacky contraptions. With its intuitive gameplay and varied level design, Siesta Fiesta aims to appeal to both long-time gamers and newcomers alike.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 11.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Platform: 3DS
December 9, 2014
Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy 12.

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

Platform: 3DS
February 28, 2014
As the memories of Monte d'Or fade into the past, Professor Layton receives a letter from a like-minded archaeologist, Professor Desmond Sycamore. In it, Sycamore claims to have discovered a 'living mummy' and suggests Layton should see it for himself. Intrigued, the professor and his companions, Luke and Emmy, head for the town of Froenborg to investigate... [Nintendo UK]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Kirby: Triple Deluxe 13.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Platform: 3DS
May 2, 2014
Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea. Devour trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of stages with Kirbys Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy epic new moves like Archer. Its a grand new Kirby adventure PLUS a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters! When a mysterious being kidnaps King Dedede atop a giant Dreamstalk, only Kirby can save the day! Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling environments while using new and returning copy abilities to defeat enemies. Duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce 4-player battle mode where you fight using a chosen ability like Sword or Ninja. The last Kirby standing reigns supreme. Whether youre new to Kirby or an old fan, the Kirby: Triple Deluxe game offers a triple threat-action, adventure, and a battle mode! -Kirby's powerful copy ability returns, allowing him to inhale, spit and transform -Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling levels -Employ new and returning abilities, including: -Archer - Kirby wields a bow to strike silently from a distance -Beetle - Kirby grabs foes with his horn and slams them into the ground -Fire - Kirby can roll into a fireball and scorch through the air -Sword - Kirby dons a green cap and wields a sword -Kirbys new Hypernova ability lets him inhale obstacles and big chunks of levels! -Use the Download Play feature to duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce battle mode for up to 4 players! You can also sharpen your skills by playing solo -Enjoy a selection of additional game modes including Dededes Drum Dash and Arena -Collect hidden keychains in every level, each resembling legacy Kirby characters -Unlock improved items and new keychains by using the StreetPass function to tag other players
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 14.

Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

Platform: 3DS
August 29, 2014
Defense attorney Phoenix Wright and archeologist Hershel Layton collaborate to solve puzzles in a medieval city.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Mario Golf: World Tour 15.

Mario Golf: World Tour

Platform: 3DS
May 2, 2014
Luigi and his Mushroom Kingdom neighbors are teeing up once again in Mario Golf: World Tour. The Nintendo 3DS game includes both simple controls and a deeper experience for golf fans, plus courses that range from traditional to those inspired by the Mushroom Kingdom. The game launches this summer.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Inazuma Eleven 16.

Inazuma Eleven

Platform: 3DS
February 13, 2014
Take the world of soccer by storm! Genres collide in this soccer RPG! The original world-renowned soccer RPG INAZUMA ELEVEN is now available for digital download! Nobody loves soccer like Mark Evans. As captain of the Raimon Junior High soccer club, he dreams of taking his team to the top and winning the legendary Soccer Frontier championship. Unfortunately for him, nobody else in the club shares his passion... until theyre thrown into a match against the elite Royal Academy for the club's survival. It seems the only way Raimon will stand a chance is if Mark can convince new transfer student and ace striker Axel Blaze to come out of his mysterious early retirement... Train your team, find items, and level up; then take to the field for some tactical soccer action. The more soccer battles you win, the more special moves youll learn, and the stronger your team will be! Take on fierce opponents in eleven-on-eleven soccer matches! Field over 1000 potential recruits to craft your custom team and challenge your friends via local wireless play! The first few episodes of the INAZUMA ELEVEN anime are now available on the Nintendo eShop for FREE
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Azure Striker Gunvolt 17.

Azure Striker Gunvolt

Platform: 3DS
August 29, 2014
When lightning strikes, a new legend will be born. Azure Striker GUNVOLT is a 2D side-scrolling action game. The heroe's agility and control over lightning create a fresh approach to the genre that gives the player a unique feeling of speed and power.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
Tappingo 2 18.

Tappingo 2

Platform: 3DS
September 4, 2014
Solve pixel art puzzles by making numbered blocks extend into lines. Sounds easy? Wait until you find out these lines keep running unless they hit something! Be smart and use other blocks and lines to stop the line at the correct length. -Line running action that will make your brain crack. -Over 100 puzzles for you to solve. -Divided over small and big grids. -Game keeps track of time it took to solve a puzzle... can you beat it? -Awesome funky fresh art style and tunes.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
The Keep 19.

The Keep

Platform: 3DS
September 11, 2014
First-person dungeon crawler. Real-time combat. Rune magic. Fire, Ice and Lightning. Enter the Keep as an unsung hero on a quest to destroy the nefarious wizard Watrys. Explore the subterranean depths in this first-person dungeon crawler featuring real-time combat, a unique rune magic system, exploration, and puzzle solving. This game will awaken memories of what made old-school RPG dungeons so much fun to play while you fight, hunt for hidden treasures, and avoid deadly traps. Get to know your enemies, find their weaknesses, and crush them. Experiment with magic to discover powerful spells. Only the strongest will survive. To defeat the seemingly undefeatable Watrys, you will need to level up your character and find powerful armor and weapons. The game controls were designed with a stylus in mind so mastering both sword and magic is a fun and intuitive experience. Do you have what it takes to stand against such evil? Then dont procrastinate and enter. The Keep awaits you...
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Pokemon Art Academy 20.

Pokemon Art Academy

Platform: 3DS
October 24, 2014
Pokémon Art Academy boasts 40 lessons in which players can encounter favorite Pokémon from throughout the series, such as Pikachu, Oshawott, Charizard, Torchic, Fletchling and Fennekin.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Inazuma Eleven Go: Shadow 21.

Inazuma Eleven Go: Shadow

Platform: 3DS
June 13, 2014
Inazuma Eleven Go puts you at the center of a huge football adventure, recruiting the ultimate team to save your school club from closure. Learn powerful Special Moves, then take on rival teams as you shoot for the top.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.1
The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll 22.

The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll

Platform: 3DS
May 8, 2014
Denpa Men are all around you. Find and catch them to form a party and take them on an exciting adventure! The Denpa Men are mysterious creatures that live among radio waves. Invisible to the naked eye, they can only be seen and caught by looking through your Nintendo 3DS. In this game, catch Denpa Men, form your team, and head out on an exciting adventure across the world. All to save a special someone! This time, some Denpa Men can capture monsters, turning them into allies who can be summoned to your side. Capture powerful monsters to turn the tide of battle. Also, your Denpa Men friends now have their own little homes, which can be customized and decorated to suit your style. Network play is now better than ever. Trade items with players worldwide, and lend or borrow Denpa Men. You can import your hero and bring all your friends from the previous two THE DENPA MEN titles, too.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
Inazuma Eleven Go: Light 23.

Inazuma Eleven Go: Light

Platform: 3DS
June 13, 2014
Inazuma Eleven Go puts you at the center of a huge football adventure, recruiting the ultimate team to save your school club from closure. Learn powerful Special Moves, then take on rival teams as you shoot for the top.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Yumi's Odd Odyssey 24.

Yumi's Odd Odyssey

Platform: 3DS
March 20, 2014
(Also known as "Sayonara Umihara Kawase") Using her fishing hook, Yumi must make her way through a variety of levels by running, jumping, and throwing her coveted fishing line. Yumi can use her fishing line to swing between platforms, lower herself down to other ledges, and even catapult herself great distances by stretching the line to its breaking point.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.7
Xeodrifter 25.

Xeodrifter

Platform: 3DS
December 11, 2014
Drifting through the stars. Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. We join our nomad as he embarks on the investigation of a small cluster of four planets in the omega sector, after a collision with a rogue asteroid damaged his warp core. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets, and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers from a legendary supreme culture in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.7
Fantasy Life 26.

Fantasy Life

Platform: 3DS
October 24, 2014
A world where you live the life you have always wanted to lead. FANTASY LIFE is an original RPG for the Nintendo 3DS from LEVEL-5, featuring music by Nobuo Uematsu and image illustration by Yoshitaka Amano. Set in a beautiful and vast open world, players create their own avatars and take up a vocation of their choosing, living out their lives as they see fit. You can set out on an adventure to save the world, or spend your days in leisurely pursuits such as cooking or fishing. Find the meaning of your new life in the limitless possibilities that reside in FANTASY LIFE on the Nintendo 3DS.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.4
Mighty Gunvolt 27.

Mighty Gunvolt

Platform: 3DS
August 29, 2014
From the 8-bit generation. For the 8-bit generation! For the Nintendo 3DS e-shop comes MIGHTY GUNVOLT, along with retro graphics and sounds! This game is reminiscent of the 80s, not just in looks, but also with simple controls that create a surprising amount of complexity and fun. Accompanying Gunvolt in this adventure are the angel Ekoro from Gal☆Gun and Beck from Mighty Number 9. Each character possesses different skills that will force the player to finish each stage in different and creative ways.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Squids Odyssey 28.

Squids Odyssey

Platform: 3DS
July 3, 2014
A unique mix of action strategy and RPG! Squids Odyssey is a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of Squid heroes for epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps! Steev, Vahine and the rest of the Squids are in danger! An infectious black ooze is corrupting their world. The band of unlikely heroes need to fight back to save their underwater kingdom! Squids Odyssey is not just about gorgeous cartoon art, jaunty music and humorous storytelling, the battles also provide a deep challenge as strategy and skill are required to use the environment, the Squids strengths, and enemies weaknesses to victory! Features: -More than 15 hours of gameplay, 90+ levels and 15 Squids, plus the Pro Mode! -Recruit a unique team of Squids in four different classes: shooters, scouts, troopers and healers -Customize your party with special ability-boosting and crazy looking helmets -An epic story with giant turtle rides and heroic boss battles -Discover the Squids' legendary world through gorgeous levels.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Steel Empire 29.

Steel Empire

Platform: 3DS
July 31, 2014
Steel Empire is a steam punk shoot'em up game featuring a frantic combat filled with powerful enemies and insane obstacles. Enjoy a beautiful world and retro game-play as you dodge and shoot your way through classical stages. Choose one of 4 difficulty settings according to your set of skills and fight the evil empire! See how well you did using the Replay Mode and show your worth by getting all achievements. Steel Empire, originally released on Sega Genesis and Game Boy Advance, is finally available on Nintendo 3DS! Features: -Dance with bullets and shoot down the enemy -7 complex stages full of adrenaline-pumping action and boss fights -Collect special power-ups and increase your firepower with a level-up system (up to 20 levels) -Enjoy the retro graphics providing new 3D effects -The classic is back! Legendary side-scrolling shooting action now flying into the Nintendo eShop!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Disney Magical World 30.

Disney Magical World

Platform: 3DS
April 11, 2014
A new life awaits you in the magical world of Disney! Meet and interact with over 60 favorite Disney characters while exploring the worlds of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin, and Winnie the Pooh. When you can manage your own cafe filled with Disney magic and set off on ghost-hunting quests, your life becomes the adventure. Go customization crazy! Build new furniture to decorate your cafe with, and your own personal room above it. Put together hundreds of Disney-themed outfits with collectable clothes and accessories for your avatar. You can even plant and harvest crops, learn new greetings, and collect Disney character cards. Or, collect magic wands and battle through ghost-filled forests and dungeons. And if thats not enough, you can get extra worlds, more items, and outfits as additional paid content. In other words, the magic never has to end! -Interact with over 60 Disney characters! -Explore the worlds of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin, and Winnie the Pooh -Battle ghosts to help Disney characters and residents find special missing items -Manage your own cafe to make in-game money and attract Disney characters to dine in -Dress your avatar in hundreds of outfits using Disney-themed clothes and accessories -Friends can connect locally to show off their room and cafe -Enjoy StreetPass interactions with other players and see how theyve customized their avatars
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.4
Tomodachi Life 31.

Tomodachi Life

Platform: 3DS
June 6, 2014
What happens when friends, family, and celebrities become Mii™ characters and live together on an island? Tomodachi Life happens! Start by creating Mii characters and customizing everything about them. Have fun recreating your best friend, your favorite actor, mom and dad, co-workers...whoever! Then watch as they rap, rock, eat donuts, fall in love, break up, go shopping, play games, and live their crazy Mii lives.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.7
Steel Diver: Sub Wars 32.

Steel Diver: Sub Wars

Platform: 3DS
February 13, 2014
This strategic first-person shooter is the successor to Steel Diver. It features more tactical action game play than typical shooters, as players are asked to navigate heavy-duty submarines while staying one step ahead of their enemies. People can compete in local four-on-four team sub battles and go online to battle submariners from around the world (as long as each person downloads the game for him- or herself)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.6
Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks! 33.

Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks!

Platform: 3DS
February 14, 2014
A new challenge awaits in Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks! As Mark Evans and his friends prepare to take on the Frontier International Championships, a futuristic enemy travels back in time to threaten the very existence of football. Mark must work with his own future great-grandson, Canon Evans, to preserve the fate of the beautiful game – and help the Inazuma National team win the Frontier International Championships.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.2
Pokemon Battle Trozei 34.

Pokemon Battle Trozei

Platform: 3DS
March 20, 2014
(Also known as Pokemon Link: Battle!) Pokémon Battle Trozei is a game where players battle Pokémon to capture them through fast-paced puzzles. When you catch a wild Pokémon, it is called a Trozei. Your goal in this game is to Trozei every last Pokémon. You must make matches of the same Pokémon from among all the many Pokémon that fill your Trozei Box—the large field of Pokémon on the lower screen. The Pokémon that appears on the top screen is the wild Pokémon that you are facing in battle. Line up three Pokémon in a row to clear your Pokémon from the box, and to attack and reduce the HP of the wild Pokémon that you face. When its HP reaches zero, you will be able to Trozei that Pokémon! As time passes, the wild Pokémon will also lash out to attack you in return. When you’re attacked by a wild Pokémon, the Trozei Box will lose some of its energy. The wild Pokémon you face may even try to get in your way. If the Trozei Box’s energy reaches zero, it’s game over. [Pokemon.com]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.3
Ultimate NES Remix 35.

Ultimate NES Remix

Platform: 3DS
November 7, 2014
Take on a rapid-fire onslaught of challenges and mash-ups from 16 of Nintendos finest 8-bit games! Test your skills on a gauntlet of quick, tricky challenges and remix stages that combine parts of different games. The best mix of titles from the NES Remix and NES Remix 2 games is on Nintendo 3DS. Now youre playing with PORTABLE power! Link vs. Donkey Kong! Kirby vs. Boo! Its mash-up mania in this celebration of all things NES! Race through to earn stars on increasingly tough tasks, like beating Ridley from Metroid or making Princess Peach save herself! Compete in Championship Modes blitz of challenges from the Super Mario Bros., Supe Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario games, then compare scores with others in your region via online leaderboards*. -Features action-packed challenges from 16 classic 8-bit Nintendo games. -Dominate exciting chunks of retro Nintendo games from NES Remix, such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Excitebike, and Donkey Kong. -Challenges from NES Remix 2 include bite-sized chunks of Super Mario Bros. 3, Zelda II- The Adventure of Link, Metroid, Kid Icarus, and Kirbys Adventure, among many others. -Test your skills in a series of altered 8-bit challenges and improve your times to unlock more challenges! -Take on 3 unique challenges from the Nintendo World Championships and Nintendo Campus Challenge, then check your score on online leaderboards* to see how you stack up. -Connect to the Nintendo eShop to download full versions of your favorite classic games.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.7
Picross e4 36.

Picross e4

Platform: 3DS
May 1, 2014
The 4th game in the Picross e series! Now with big 20x15 puzzles! With Micross and Mega Picross modes! The 4th game in the Picross e series, with a Navigation Feature! As fans requested, new 20x15 puzzles have been added. Micross and Mega Picross modes are also included, with 150+ new puzzles! Tutorials and rule options let newcomers to the series start playing with ease. With save data from previous games, you can also play additional Special Puzzles. Picross is a "Picture Crossword Puzzle Game" where numbers act as hints to complete images. The rules are simple and easy to grasp. Anyone can do it!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Tetris Ultimate 37.

Tetris Ultimate

Platform: 3DS
November 11, 2014
The world’s most-loved puzzle game arrives on next-gen consoles, and is better than ever in Tetris Ultimate. With six exciting modes, fun new features, and unique visuals, the evolution of this iconic game is the ultimate must-have on next-gen consoles.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
4.4
Kirby Fighters Deluxe 38.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe

Platform: 3DS
August 29, 2014
Duke it out with up to 4 players in Kirby Fighters Deluxe! Duke it out with your favorite pink puffball in a fierce 4-player battle action game! Team up or go solo as you battle in new and classic Kirby arenas. Choose from powerful copy abilities like Sword, Ninja, Hammer and more as you take your fighting skills to the limit! Based on the wild battle mode introduced in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, this standalone game contains expanded gameplay features, the ability to play as a team, new arenas and more. Join up with a buddy and fire the powerful new Team Cannon to blast opponents with mega-damage! Earn rare copy ability hats for defeating Kracko and the King Dedede army in the single-player gauntlet. Owners of Kirby: Triple Deluxe can also access two bonus copy abilities plus an exclusive arena - Waddle Dee Train Tracks!
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.5
AiRace Xeno 39.

AiRace Xeno

Platform: 3DS
June 12, 2014
Race on 9 adrenaline-fueled tracks. Fly extreme speeds with 3 advanced jets. Take the ultimate 3D challenge. After the success of its predecessors, AiRace Xeno brings back the speed and adrenaline to your Nintendo 3DS! Take the challenge and pilot the most advanced and powerful jets as you compete to beat your best time. Race on stunning high-speed tracks featuring extremlely difficult tunnels, spectacular halls and hidden shortcuts. Take speed to a whole new level and enjoy a frantic new gaming experience: -Take the challenge - fly extreme speeds across 9 adrenaline-fueled tracks -Stunning environments packed with challenging obstacles, tunnels, shortcuts and more -Take control of one of 3 high-speed, futuristic jets powered with advanced technology -High-performance graphics and immersive 3D effects that put you in the middle of the action -Compete against fellow competitors around the world in online leaderboards -Fantastic replay value with special achievements to be unlocked
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.9
Nintendo Pocket Football Club 40.

Nintendo Pocket Football Club

Platform: 3DS
April 17, 2014
Head up your own football team and shoot for the top. Nintendo Pocket Football Club puts you in the managers seat at your very own football club, only on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Can you keep the crowds chanting and guide your pint-sized players from the lower leagues to the wonders of the world stage? As manager, train up your players and choose your tactics wisely to make the most of their abilities. Once youre satisfied, send your team forth and watch your decisions play out in matches packed with action but dont be afraid to alter your approach if it all starts to unravel before your eyes. Delve deep and show plenty of skill on the sidelines and you could lead them all the way to the glorious treble of the Pro League 1, the Federation Cup and the European Challenge Cup. With enough work, you could even bring the World Club Classic back home.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.4
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe 41.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe

Platform: 3DS
August 29, 2014
Bounce to the beat as Kirbys longtime rival in King Dededes rhythm action game! Jump on drums collecting coins and avoiding enemies while tapping buttons in sync with catchy Kirby tunes! This standalone deluxe game includes content not found in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, including all-new stages, new obstacles and more!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.0
Yoshi's New Island 42.

Yoshi's New Island

Platform: 3DS
March 14, 2014
Yoshi's Island brings Yoshi and Baby Mario back with flutter jumps, ground pounds, egg throws, and a host of new actions that use the unique features of the Nintendo 3DS.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.2
Tappingo 43.

Tappingo

Platform: 3DS
February 27, 2014
Tappingo is a new puzzle game in which you create small pictures by solving puzzles. Your goal is to solve each puzzle picture by making all the numbered blocks extend into lines of the correct length. The number on each block indicates exactly how long the line needs to be. The game keeps track of the time taken to solve each puzzle. You can challenge your friends or yourself to set a better time! How quickly can you solve each puzzle? -Over 100 puzzles based on different themes: hobbies, sports, computers, animals, etc. -Time Attack mode: finish each puzzle as quickly as possible -Two gameplay modes -Cool art style
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.4
Weapon Shop de Omasse 44.

Weapon Shop de Omasse

Platform: 3DS
February 20, 2014
Groove along to the beats of the hammer falls, tapping your Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen to the rhythm in order to forge your shop's weapons. The higher your CHAIN, the stronger and sharper the weapon will turn out. Any blacksmith worth his steel also knows that you have to strike while the iron is hot. Make sure to watch the weapon's temperature, which will affect its critical hit rate, durability, and special properties. [Level-5]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.4
Cube Tactics 45.

Cube Tactics

Platform: 3DS
March 13, 2014
This is no ordinary war. This is the war of cubes! Fierce enemies roam the land of cubes, protecting their core and bringing their opponents to mercy. Begin your training with Sir Knight as you take to becoming a Cube Master to tackle these lethal enemies in this strategic and tactical war-game with cubes. Perfect your skills with over 25 Quests to complete in Single Player mode and even more online Multiplayer battles with up to 3 enemies at one time! Trample your enemies and build your army with numerous cubes to earn medals not just for appearances but to equip and advance your army with even more power! The battle for power and position has begun in this tactical game of cubes! -Unique and strategic war-game with cubes -Battle against more lethal enemies with online Multiplayer mode and international rankings -Over 25 tactical Quests to complete in Single Player mode -Various cubes and fighters with unique combat abilities for thrilling battles -Multitudes of medals to collect and equip in-game for extra military power!
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars 46.

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

Platform: 3DS
April 15, 2014
Monsters have invaded the world of Aterra, and only a few special individuals, imbued with the power of the Star God, are equipped to fight it. With only a small group of warriors and a narrow window of time in which their powers are at their peak, the solution is clear: combine your Star power to make magical Star Children to boost up your forces in battle. The life of a student can be complicated when youre exploring dungeons, fighting monsters, AND trying to maintain a high school lifestyle. Learn to balance your activities because the deeper the bond you have with your classmates, the stronger the Star Children youll make! In this stimulating JRPG, youll be able to create bonds with 7 different female Disciples and create 24 classes of Star Children, so you must learn how to create the perfect Star Children for any situation. In no time, youll have dozens of powerful kids with different skills that can take on everything the monsters throw at you. -Combine Star power to make magical Star Children -Create bonds with 7 different female Disciples -Save Aterra, venture through dungeons & defeat monsters
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.6
Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit! 47.

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit!

Platform: 3DS
September 16, 2014
Nothing Tastes like Mama's Home Cooking. The original kitchen diva that created the cooking genre is set to school you with 60 brand new mouth-watering recipes and over 30 household mini-games. Cook your way through classic fare, exotic cultural dishes and sweet treats to delight the palate. Stylus-based activities will keep you busy around the house and prove to Mama that you've got the culinary chops to play in her kitchen.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
7.1
AeternoBlade 48.

AeternoBlade

Platform: 3DS
February 18, 2014
In the region of Awelsia, vengeful Freya travels with an unknown weapon called "AeternoBlade" to take revenge from Beladim, the Lord of the Mist who destroyed her village, Ridgerode, and killed her tribe. Her vengence is helped by Vernia , who has as much merit as Beladim. Vernia taught Freya about the ablility of AeternoBlade. Freya has to venture in many world dimensions to find how to annihilate Beladim. What is AeternoBlade? and How can Freya take revenge from Beladim ? Solve tons ton of mysteries in her adventure!
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.6
Toy Stunt Bike 49.

Toy Stunt Bike

Platform: 3DS
June 26, 2014
The #1 Best Selling XBox Live Indie game comes to iPhone and iPod Touch! Top five bestselling and Top Rated for over a year!Running at a stunning 60 frames per second on an iPhone 3GS, this is an addictive 3D micro-sized motorbike game with realtime physics on the bike and rider!Perform massive stunts, race competitively and collect flags to unlock your way through ten highly crafted levels set in a variety of household environments!Compete against other racers track times with Game Center fully integrated leaderboards!Note: This game is designed to run on iPhone 3GS and above and for iPod Touch 3rd Gen and above.“Toy Stunt Bike has a little something for everyone!”
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.0
Bit Boy!! Arcade 50.

Bit Boy!! Arcade

Platform: 3DS
April 17, 2014
Witness what happens when the time travelling pixel hero Kubi finds out that he is only a part of a game. Behold his emotions and get excited about the impact this will have on the game. How will the battle between the game designer and his hero turn out?
Metascore:
53
User Score:
3.8
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: World Duel Carnival 51.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: World Duel Carnival

Platform: 3DS
September 25, 2014
Play as yourself or one of eleven playable characters from the series, like Yuma, Astral, Tori, Shark and more, each with their own storyline and earn an invite to the World Duel Carnival where you can battle with more than 40 Duelists from the TV show! Players can enjoy a Story Mode and a Free Duel Mode where they can play with more than 5,700 cards. -The very first Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL video game and the first Yu-Gi-Oh! video game available for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. -Twelve playable characters, each with a unique storyline that can be experienced through Story Mode. -Battle with more than 40 colorful Duelists. -Customize your Deck with more than 5,700 cards from the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME. -In-game animated cinematics, and exciting Monster summon effects bring Duels to life. -Explore all the options in Free Duel Mode and customize card sleeves, game mats, and even Deck Lists to Duel for hours.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
5.9
Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder 52.

Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder

Platform: 3DS
January 9, 2014
Become one of the worlds best tiny robot helpers by doing your part to open a new museum. Collect Happy Points by vaccuming, picking up trash, and helping a cast of colorful characters, and then use those Happy Points to purchase special film that lets you photograph real-world objects and transport them into the game for the museums displays! Mr. Curator wants to immortalize objects from your day-to-day life, and its Chibi-Robos job to collect them! Lead Chibi-Robo on a scavenger hunt, taking photos of real-world objects with the Nintendo 3DS Camera so that he can transport them into his world for the museums collection. Along the way, youll meet eclectic characters who need Chibi Robos help, like a sushi-slinging squid, a high-flying super hero, and an eccentric pair of chefs. The more happiness you spread, the faster your quest for exhibits can progress. Just make sure Chibi-Robo doesnt run out of watts. Hes a tiny robot, after all. -Be the best mini robo-helper you can be -Clean up and play games with a cast of characters -Use the Nintendo 3DS Camera to go on a scavenger hunt -Transport real-world objects into the game world by taking photos of them
Metascore:
49
User Score:
7.7
Cocoro: Line Defender 53.

Cocoro: Line Defender

Platform: 3DS
June 26, 2014
Strategy line defender game. Japanese Universe. A legend handed down through the ages says that the Cocoro Islands were created by the god Perfect. He breathed his spirit into them and, through his will alone, each one received a founding entity. These founding entities had extraordinary powers that were to be used for the good of Cocoro; the Yoko were their protectors. And that is the incredible story were going to tell you... Cocoro is a strategy game where you control the "Yoko" of each of the four elements. In this typically Asiatic game world, you must unlock heroes with different characteristics and an array of weapons you can upgrade throughout the battles.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
tbd
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal 54.

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

Platform: 3DS
November 11, 2014
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is a standalone adventure that shares key characters, events and lore of the Sonic Boom universe with exclusive environments and characters, as well as an emphasis on platforming and puzzles. In addition to Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, gamers will also be able to take on the role of Sticks, the newest member of the team. She will play an integral role in the story after her best friend Amy gets kidnapped by the ancient villain Lyric.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
6.0
Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley 55.

Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley

Platform: 3DS
November 4, 2014
In Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, players will experience the role-playing farm simulation in a three-dimensional setting for the first time. The game has a fully customizable world, and players can customize their field in any way they see fit: from a field full of tulips like you might see in Holland, to a valley filled with water like Venice, the choice is up to you. You've never played a Harvest Moon game quite like this!
Metascore:
46
User Score:
4.1
Power Rangers Super Megaforce 56.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce

Platform: 3DS
October 28, 2014
Go, Go, Super Megaforce! The Ruthless Prince Vekar has arrived with his massive alien Armada to conquer Earth. To face this new evil threat, the MEGAFORCE RANGERS utilize special Morphers and Keys, which allow them to morph into the SUPER MEGAFORCE RANGERS! Using these special Keys, you'll have the incredible ability to play as Legendary Rangers from the past, gaining access to their amazing powers and weapons. Can you channel your inner Super Megaforce to stop the evil Prince Vekar once and for all?
Metascore:
43
User Score:
5.0
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends 57.

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends

Platform: 3DS
April 29, 2014
Plant the Seeds of Friendship! Mama is back in her gardening gloves planting the seeds of friendship! Make your animal friends happy by growing flowers, fruits and vegetables they can sell in their forest shops. With intuitive, stylus based-activities, customization and tons of fun rewards, Garden Mama 2: Forest Friends will get you growing in no time!
Metascore:
43
User Score:
tbd
One Piece: Romance Dawn 58.

One Piece: Romance Dawn

Platform: 3DS
February 11, 2014
In ONE PIECE: ROMANCE DAWN, eager fans will have the opportunity to live all of ONE PIECE epic battles against the most famous bosses such as Buggy, Arlong, Crocodile, Rob Lucci and much more. This new game opens doors to sail through the amazingly 3D drawn ONE PIECE world with Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami and other nakama, and run through famous stages such as Baratie, Arlong Park and more.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
6.7
Turtle Tale 59.

Turtle Tale

Platform: 3DS
May 22, 2014
Turtle Island has been invaded by pirates, and it's up to you to stop them! Captain O'Haire and his gang of Monkey Pirates have sailed in and taken over Turtle Island. Armed with his trusty water gun, Shelldon sets out on an adventure to reclaim his home, stopping anyone who gets in his way! With intuitive controls and colorful graphics, Turtle Tale is a classic 2D platformer that fans of retro games will love. Features -Classic 2D gameplay, inspired by our favorite retro platformers! -Travel through five unique areas of Turtle Island. -Catchy and colorful soundtrack.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
tbd
Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle 60.

Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle

Platform: 3DS
October 7, 2014
Fight evil robots as the heroes of the animated TV series in Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. Experience the rush of robotic power in shape-shifting action game Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS! Based on the animated TV series, prepare to bring the big guns - and swords! - into play against the villainous Vilius and his Corrupted Army. Can you stop him before he annihilates two entire planets?! When teenagers Guren, Ceylan, Chooki and Toxsa discover a rip in time and space, they arrive on planet Quarton, transformed into shape-shifting hero robots known as the Tenkai Knights! As Bravenwolf, Tributon, Lydendor and Valorn, their legendary prowess is put to the test when the rogue robot Vilius sets his sights on destroying both Earth and Quarton. Through explosive 2D, side-scrolling action, battle hordes of transforming mechanoids using each heros unique skillsets. There are stacks of strategies to employ, like Bravenwolfs nifty slides and slash attacks, or you can get to grips with Tributons deadly crossbow - perfect for picking off distant enemies! Better yet, Valorn can mash foes near and far, while Lydendor takes down bots with high-speed strikes. Robofusion Mode lets you combine with an ally to boost your powers, as you fight side-by-side for a set time. As you carve and blast a path to victory, youll get to use parts from defeated enemies to forge new equipment. With over a hundred customisation parts to discover, customise your character to improve statistics such as Dash, Range and Boost, and tweak them to fit your play style. Exploit enemy weaknesses or adapt to different terrains across the stages, then engage Titan Mode to beat the big bad boss, one-on-one! In addition to Story Mode, you can get together with up to three mates in VS Mode via Local Play to bash the bricks off each other in robo-tastic rumbles. So shape-shift into action and prepare to save not one but two worlds in Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS! -Play as your favourite characters from the animated TV series to save the world from Vilius robotic wrath! -Take parts from downed enemies to create unique equipment to suit your play style -Experience the action alone or with an ally - fight through story missions, then battle your mates in VS Mode! -Use the Touch Screen to track your enemies and use items
Metascore:
26
User Score:
2.9
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 91

    F1 2020

  2. 88

    F1 2020

  3. 86

    Death Stranding

  4. 86

    F1 2020

  5. 86

    CrossCode

Lowest of the Month
  1. 58

    Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise

  2. 59

    Infini

    • Release Date: Jul 3, 2020
    • User Score: 8.0
    • Platform: Switch
  3. 66

    Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

  4. 72

    Biped

    • Release Date: Jul 2, 2020
    • User Score: 8.0
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 73

    Marvel's Iron Man VR