Game Releases by User Score

Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition 1.

Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition

Platform: 3DS
February 19, 2016
Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition Includes: All 3 Versions of Fire Emblem: Fates (Birthright, Conquest, Revelation*) on a Single Cartrige. *Allows purchasers to play Revelations three weeks prior to launch on eshop. It's the only way to get all Three Versions on a Single Cartridge. Also includes a Hardcover Art Book and Nintendo 3DS XL Carrying Pouch featuring Game Art. Two kingdoms are on the brink of war. Whose side will you choose? Torn between two families, you’re an heir of Hoshido, raised by Nohrian royals. If you walk the path of Conquest, you must fight to change your misguided kingdom from within. Command warriors with expert precision and forge deep relationships to master this turn-based strategy game.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation 2.

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

Platform: 3DS
March 10, 2016
Requires full version of Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest or Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
Pokemon Sun 3.

Pokemon Sun

Platform: 3DS
November 18, 2016
Using Pokemon Bank, you'll be able to transfer Pokemon you've caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow into your copy of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. Pokemon from Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X, and Pokemon Y can also be brought into Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon in the same way.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Pokemon Moon 4.

Pokemon Moon

Platform: 3DS
November 18, 2016
Using Pokemon Bank, you'll be able to transfer Pokemon you've caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow into your copy of Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon. Pokemon from Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X, and Pokemon Y can also be brought into Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon in the same way.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest 5.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest

Platform: 3DS
February 19, 2016
Two kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr. It is up to the player to decide which side to fight for. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will face different types of challenges.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Picross 3D: Round 2 6.

Picross 3D: Round 2

Platform: 3DS
September 1, 2016
A fresh new layer of paintand strategy! Chip away at a three-dimensional block puzzle to reveal the object hidden within. Only this time, blocks can be painted with two colors of paint to mold detailed shapes. Enjoy more than 300 puzzles at the Cafe or even tap compatible amiibo figures (sold separately) to solve 10 more puzzles hiding secret Nintendo characters! In the Cafe, the more puzzles you complete, the more that open up to play. Accomplish certain objectives, like getting a high ranking on 30 puzzles, and youll earn even more. You can choose between easy, medium, and hard difficulty levels for each one, but no matter the complexity, youll always be rewarded with the hidden object. Some sets of puzzles offer additional tasks, from Timed Challenges to One-Chance Challenges. With this many brainteasing activities, there are always new risks to take and hidden objects to find! -Solve over 300 3D Picross puzzles using two colors of paint -Complete a variety of objectives to unlock even more puzzles -Scan compatible amiibo figures to unlock additional Nintendo character puzzles -Every puzzle can be completed in three difficulty levels: easy, medium, and hard -Additional challenges include timed puzzles and one-chance puzzles
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright 7.

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Platform: 3DS
February 19, 2016
Two kingdoms at war – the peace-loving Hoshido and the glory-seeking Nohr. It is up to the player to decide which side to fight for. As the prince/princess of Hoshido, who was raised by Nohr royal family, you will be torn between two families you love. Whichever path you take, you will face different types of challenges.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Monster Hunter Generations 8.

Monster Hunter Generations

Platform: 3DS
July 15, 2016
Monster Hunter Generations is the most customizable Monster Hunter experience to date, and serves as a fitting tribute to the last decade of the series with a blend of brand new areas and monsters, and returning fan-favorites that have been updated and adapted to the newest generation of gameplay. Monster Hunter Generations introduces new gameplay mechanics including Styles and Hunter Arts that can further refine a very personalized playstyle. Mount monsters from mid-air using the Aerial style or make the most out of the advantageous Hunter Arts abilities with the Striker style. Hunter Arts are visually striking, indispensable combat skills and power-ups that hunters using any style or weapon can equip. Along the hunter's journey, players must defend each of the game's four villages from new major threats—the Fated Four. With hundreds of quests in store, there are tons of challenges to tackle in a solo adventure, and also via local or online play with up to three other hunters. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse 9.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Platform: 3DS
September 20, 2016
The story of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse depicts the remnants of Tokyo, ravaged by a catastrophe. Demons and humans co-exist, but in this state, the remnants of humankind are just a prize being fought over by the higher deities. One lone Hunter, the game's protagonist, meets an early demise and through a pact with a lesser god, is brought back to life in exchange for his pledge of servitude. From there, the protagonist allies with other Hunters in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Tokyo beginning a plot that crosses over with the events of the original Shin Megami Tensei IV.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.9
Pocket Card Jockey 10.

Pocket Card Jockey

Platform: 3DS
May 5, 2016
Stack cards like it's a race to the finish. And it is. In this fast-paced mash-up of solitaire and horse racing, you'll jockey your way to victory by clearing cards to energize your horse. You can even level up your noble steed through strategic positioning on the track. Can you master solitaire and horseback racing…at the same time?! After you get a dozen races under your belt, you can retire your horse—a sad moment for any jockey. However! You can relocate your horse to your very own farm and pair them with other retired horses to breed new ponies...that are completely adorable! Eventually these babies will pony up by maturing into horses that you can ride in competitions for prizes. You can then get items at Chirp's shop, such as puzzle pieces or temporary bonuses. After completing certain puzzles, your horse will gain even more stats when leveling up. That’s some next-level jockeying!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Rhythm Heaven Megamix 11.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Platform: 3DS
June 15, 2016
(Also known as "Rhythm Paradise Megamix") Test your rhythm by chopping wood, sticking speeding viruses with forks and playing badminton while flying an airplane, all in time to catchy tunes in this deceptively challenging rhythm game. The accessible controls and catchy music, combined with the new visual feedback system, make this a great entry in the Rhythm Heaven series. Can you match the beat and reach Rhythm Heaven? FEATURES: -Features updated rhythm games from the Game Boy Advance, Wii and Nintendo DS Rhythm Heaven games. -A combo of new rhythm games, fan-favorites, and U.S. debuts make this the ultimate Rhythm Heaven game Rhythm Heaven Megamix includes more than 70 rhythm games, the most in the series. -Some Rhythm Heaven rhythm games found only in Japan make their North American debut with new music. -Soundtrack created with help from legendary Japanese music producer, Tsunku♂. -Encounter others with the StreetPass feature for a chance to match their punching robot's skills in a 1-on-1 battle. -Play with up to four players simultaneously and take on special multiplayer rhythm games to earn Flow Balls (additional systems and games required for multiplayer mode; sold separately). -Purchase additional rhythm games by spending Flow Balls.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Kirby: Planet Robobot 12.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Platform: 3DS
June 10, 2016
Harness the power of a mysterious mech to stop brutal invaders from mechanizing Kirby's home world. Smash through tough obstacles, lift heavy objects with ease, and scan enemies to shape-shift into new Modes with powerful abilities in this action-platformer. That's right—Kirby's Robobot Armor can shape-shift into different modes by scanning enemies to copy their moves—like the new Jet Mode. Not to mention, Kirby can copy abilities the old-fashioned way too—by inhaling them! After saving the world, team up with three friends to defeat foes in Team Kirby Clash, an RPG-styled 4-player brawl where you choose from varied roles and level them up. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice 13.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

Platform: 3DS
September 8, 2016
This narrative adventure stars beloved defense attorneys Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice and sees the return of many familiar faces alongside some exciting new additions. Filled with puzzling cases to solve, the new game also brings popular investigative techniques from previous installments, along with brand new mechanics such as the Divination Séance. Spirit of Justice sees Phoenix in a brand new location: a courtroom situated in the Kingdom of Khura'in, origin of the Kurain Channeling Technique, where mysterious séance trials decide the fate of all defendants. Meanwhile, defense attorney Apollo Justice faces his own challenges holding down the fort at the Wright Anything Agency, as he takes on a case that will have explosive implications. Both our heroes are joined by a host of returning friends and adversaries in their fight to bring about justice. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Bravely Second: End Layer 14.

Bravely Second: End Layer

Platform: 3DS
April 15, 2016
The successor to Square Enix’s Bravely Default game. Time has passed since the events of the previous game, bringing about plenty of new dangers to encounter. Agnés Oblige has been kidnapped, and as a knight in her service, it’s up to our hero, Yew, to save her.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma 15.

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Platform: 3DS
June 28, 2016
Choice is your only method of salvation and your only method of escape. How much of your humanity will you sacrifice to gain your freedom? As a new age of ruin looms large on the horizon, you have to make impossible decisions and weather unimaginable consequences as you straddle the line between absolution and damnation.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past 16.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

Platform: 3DS
September 16, 2016
You plan to become a humble fisherman of peaceful Estard Island, the only land in a world of ocean. But when you discover the artifacts from an ancient land, you tear the fabric of time and unveil the world that once was. Transported to past lands, you must solve their mysteries and break the spell of annihilation. Prepare for your destiny!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
BoxBoxBoy! 17.

BoxBoxBoy!

Platform: 3DS
June 30, 2016
Our boxy hero, Qbby, has a brand-new power that lets him duplicate his blocky bod into TWO sets of boxes. He'll put every box to use to survive perilous traps across 11+ worlds of puzzling levels. Learn new tricks and box formations to get past obstacles, like switches, spikes, and even lazers. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward 18.

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

Platform: 3DS
August 19, 2016
Manage your very own boutique and become the star of the entire fashion business! Dive into the world of fashion! Run your very own business and help your customers to become truly stylish! The fashion is business in the palm of your hand - choose from your path and show your talent! - Share your best looks and challenge your friends - Participate in contests and take pics with your pals! - Decorate to your heart's content - Create the perfect showroom! - Choose from 19,000 items! - Manager your fashion store - Delight your customers
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Mega Man Legacy Collection 19.

Mega Man Legacy Collection

Platform: 3DS
February 23, 2016
Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcoms iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection will feature all six games and more! In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history. FEATURES * Six classic games in one Play a piece of video game history with the original six Mega Man games and experience the origins of the classic series. * 8-bit style with HD flair The games retain their retro 8-bit style with an added HD finish, giving a crisp, clean look to the charming, classic sprites. * Challenge remix mode for new and veteran players The robust new Challenge Mode remixes gameplay from all six games for a new type of challenge. It provides both increasingly difficult trials for experienced players and also teaches newcomers to become familiar with the style of the games and tackle some of the trickier areas. * Museum of the era The Museum Mode features a massive repository of history and art collected from the era of the games in this collection. Take a look back at the history of Mega Man with loads of information, high-res art, concept pieces, sketches and more in the Museum. * Developed with an all-new engine Using the newly developed Eclipse Engine, Capcom and Digital Eclipse are able to archive these six pieces of video game history with faithful reproductions of the originals for a new generation of gamers. * Leaderboards and video replays Fans will be able to watch video replays of the top players on the leaderboards, showcasing a whole new generation of Mega Man talent!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.4
Corpse Party 20.

Corpse Party

Platform: 3DS
October 25, 2016
Corpse Party is an adventure game that uses hand-drawn 2D sprite and tile art to tell the story of a group of Kisaragi Academy High School students who are trapped in a haunted elementary school filled with the decaying corpses and tormented souls of countless children whod mysteriously vanished from the Japanese countryside years, months or sometimes only days prior. Desperately trying to escape and survive, players will experience unnatural, unnerving and decidedly uncensored horrors through the eyes and ears -- of these frightened teenaged victims. Detailed 2D sprite animations and art stills show the bloody and unsettling fates that await those who enter, and full Japanese-language voice-acting combines with 3D audio support to create a simulated surround sound experience when playing with headphones, offering players a delightfully uncomfortable level of immersion.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.4
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 21.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Platform: 3DS
January 22, 2016
Paper Mario jumps out of a book and into the bizarre adventures of Mario & Luigi, resulting in hijinks. Become the superstar team of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario to take on quests, take down enemies, and untangle these two unique universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi series.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 22.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Platform: 3DS
September 29, 2016
The 2D high speed, old-school style side-scrolling action that you remember from Azure Striker Gunvolt is back. In this game, Gunvolt's rival Copen from the first installment returns to the fray as a playable character. Prevasion: This ability allows Gunvolt to neutralize enemy attacks at the cost of his EP energy. Copen also has an ability exactly like this. Kudos is a point system that increases whenever you deal damage to an enemy. Whenever you take damage, your Kudos are reduced to zero. When activating a save point, using a special skill or clearing a mission, Kudos are converted into bonus points. The Muse's song: For as long as you can maintain 1000 or more Kudos, the BGM will change and Lumen AKA The Muse (or in Copen's story, Lola) will sing for you. Anthem: When Gunvolt or Copen's HP reaches 0, the Muse's power can bring them back to life, with additional power-ups. In that state, the BGM will change to the Muse's song. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
7th Dragon III Code: VFD 23.

7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Platform: 3DS
July 12, 2016
In the year 2100, dragons have descended upon earth and humanity is at the mercy of these terrifying beasts. However, not all is lost. As the protagonist, the player will team up with Nodens Enterprises-a video game company dedicated to stopping the dragon menace-to become a dragon hunter and eventual savior of the universe. Although times are bleak, Nodens Enterprises has found a way to tip the scales in favor of mankind: By traveling through time to three different eras, the protagonist can upset the balance of the dragons' power. This will give them the edge to defeat the True Dragons, and stand a chance against the most powerful one of them all... the 7th Dragon: VFD.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 24.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

Platform: 3DS
December 2, 2016
Get ready to play a near-infinite number of side-scrolling 2D Mario courses anytime, anywhere. Earn in-game medals in 100 built-in courses and access recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker game on the Wii U console. Plus, design courses and share them with other players via the StreetPass feature and local wireless. Want your cannons to shoot coins? Go for it. In this game, you call the shots, and simple touch-screen controls and interactive tutorials make designing courses a snap. Learn design tips and tricks from Mary O. and Yamamura, then share your masterpieces via the StreetPass feature and local wireless. Collaborating has never been easier now that you can share incomplete courses with other players. Finish off a course together and a special icon will commemorate the collaboration. That's one of many reasons that this is the must-play portable Mario™ game for inventive groups of friends and anyone yearning for never-ending Super Mario magic. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.6
Sega 3D Classics Collection 25.

Sega 3D Classics Collection

Platform: 3DS
April 26, 2016
A collection of 9 classic SEGA games in one package. From the arcades straight to your Nintendo 3DS, experience the classics that defined the genres in gameplay. The games are: -Power Drift -Puyo Puyo 2 -Maze Walker -Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa -Fantazy Zone II W -Sonic The Hedgehog -Thunder Blade -Galaxy Force II -Altered Beast
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.6
Disney Magical World 2 26.

Disney Magical World 2

Platform: 3DS
October 14, 2016
Live your dream life in Disney Magical World 2 alongside Disney characters. Adventure with Elsa and Olaf from Disney Frozen, dance with Disney Princesses, soar with Mickey in Magical Dream parades, and more, while snapping photos to share your memories. The magic is in your hands, so use your wand to solve a ghostly mystery along the way. Explore six different Disney-themed worlds from classics like Disney Frozen, Disney The Little Mermaid, and Walt Disney Lilo & Stitch. You can harvest a field with Winnie the Pooh, fish with Donald Duck, mine with the Seven Dwarves, explore ghost-filled dungeons for treasures, and more. On your journey, you’ll discover the magical town of Castleton, where you’ll live amongst classic Disney characters. Shop with Daisy, Minnie, and others to build and buy hundreds of Disney-themed items. You can customize amazing outfits and even decorate your dream home and Café. Ready to make a memory? Then dance at the Enchanted Ball or throw a Café Party with your new Disney friends. [Nintendo.com
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.1
Project X Zone 2 27.

Project X Zone 2

Platform: 3DS
February 16, 2016
In the sequel to the original world crossing adventure, legendary characters from Japan's most prolific video game publishers come together to create the biggest mashup strategy game ever! Developed by MONOLITH SOFTWARE INC., Project X Zone 2 gives gamers the opportunity to play as their favorite characters from a multitude of franchises and form teams of characters hailing from classic and current franchises and engage enemies through strategic turn-based battles. Featuring characters from YAKUZA: Dead Souls, the Sakura Wars series and Virtua Fighter series and more from SEGA Interactive Co., Ltd / SEGA Games Co., Ltd, characters from Capcom's franchises including the Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry series and Megaman X series, and characters from the TEKKEN series, Tales of Vesperia, and .hack// series from BANDAI NAMCO!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.6
Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale 28.

Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Platform: 3DS
March 1, 2016
Dive into the soil of a land corrupted by darkness. Restore life, fight evil, save the day, and return to PopoloCrois! Its Prince Pietro's 13th birthday, and all the people of PopoloCrois have come out to celebrate! But among them is a very special guest: Marmela, a representative from an otherworldly kingdom called Galariland. Her country has been ravaged by shadowy creatures who corrupt the soil, preventing crops from growing -- and since this same phenomenon has been occurring in PopoloCrois as well, the king now seeks her counsel. Her expert opinion? Prince Pietro should visit Galariland personally as an ambassador for PopoloCrois, to see the damage first-hand and learn all the ways the Galari people are fighting back. But once he's there, he finds there's no way home, and his princely name holds little sway over the long-suffering people of this new world. It is up to you, as Prince Pietro, to make a life for yourself in Galariland while seeking a way home, doing everything you can in the meantime to cultivate the earth and new friendships alike. A fantastical fairytale adventure awaits!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.8
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure 29.

Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure

Platform: 3DS
October 13, 2016
Gurumin stars a strong-willed girl named Parin, who is sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town while her parents are off excavating an ancient ruin. With no other children living in this town, Parin is surprised one day to encounter a young girl being tormented by a stray dog. After Parin drives off the mongrel, she is shocked to discover the young girl is actually a monster, and like all monsters, invisible to adults. Parin is soon invited to pass through a crack in the wall behind her home and enter Monster Village. Parin has just started making monster friends when evil spirits, known as the Phantoms, invade the village and monsternap most of the inhabitants. Parin soon learns of the Legendary Drill, a weapon hidden underneath the village and, in the right hands, powerful enough to destroy the Phantoms. Thus begins Parin's quest to reclaim the Legendary Drill and set the world right. Features Non-linear game play set in vast world with a variety of stages in different environments. 23 non-player characters, 48 unique enemies, and over 90 items to collect. Destroy everything in your path with your legendary drill: almost all objects are destructible, and many hide money and valuable items.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits 30.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits

Platform: 3DS
September 30, 2016
A pair of sinister Yo-kai have arrived in Springdale, and they’re up to no good. Can Nate and his friends stop them?
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
Disney Art Academy 31.

Disney Art Academy

Platform: 3DS
May 13, 2016
Master the art of drawing beloved Disney and Pixar characters! Step-by-step lessons can teach anyone how to draw. Add some magic to your art! The Magic Brush makes it easy to add patterns, such as sparkles or stars, to any work of art. Go from amateur to expert with over 80 characters to draw!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
Dragon Ball: Fusions 32.

Dragon Ball: Fusions

Platform: 3DS
November 22, 2016
Dragon Ball Fusions is the latest Dragon Ball experience for Nintendo 3DS! Its an RPG action game that combines fighting, customization, and collecting elements to bring Dragon Ball to the next level. It features a huge character roster from Dragon Ball all the way to Dragon Ball Super.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Hyrule Warriors Legends 33.

Hyrule Warriors Legends

Platform: 3DS
March 25, 2016
Cut down entire legions of enemies using over-the-top powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. In the portable version, experience new story elements and playable characters from by The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker game such as Tetra, King of Hyrule and more. Additional new features, such as the ability to switch between different characters on the fly, allow you to strategically position characters and defeat foes in all-new ways like never before.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.5
Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls 34.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls

Platform: 3DS
September 30, 2016
A pair of sinister Yo-kai have arrived in Springdale, and they’re up to no good. Can Nate and his friends stop them?
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.8
Final Fantasy Explorers 35.

Final Fantasy Explorers

Platform: 3DS
January 26, 2016
FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS focuses on cooperative play with friends, utilizing a refined party system allowing Explorers to master over twenty jobs, each offering unique ways to defeat or even recruit the realm’s mightiest monsters. Players have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as to transform into legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance ability. Multiplayer functionality is enabled through the Nintendo 3DS wireless communication. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.5
River City: Tokyo Rumble 36.

River City: Tokyo Rumble

Platform: 3DS
September 27, 2016
Follow the story of a hot-blooded high school student named Kunio and his good friends. When a nefarious gang moves into Tokyo to try to take it over, it's up to this self-proclaimed "fighter for justice" and his buddies to make sure the streets stay safe! Punch, kick, use weapons such as soccer balls, iron knuckles, chains, and even bicycles to knock some sense into those devious gang members. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.6
The Legend of Kusakari 37.

The Legend of Kusakari

Platform: 3DS
August 25, 2016
Help the heroes and CUT that GRASS! You know what's the worst thing ever? Fighting slimes and dragons knee-deep in grass and weeds. Well if Kusakari has anything to do with it, it wont be that way for long. Get your scythe sharpened and jump into this quirky Japanese adventure puzzle game. Slice through over 50 levels of grass-filled action and help those heroes save the kingdom, in battle grounds fit to have a picnic on! Up to the challenge? Compete for the most grass cut in the endless grass cutting competion and record your best cut in the online leaderboards!
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Mario Party: Star Rush 38.

Mario Party: Star Rush

Platform: 3DS
November 4, 2016
Think fast and engage with a variety of ways to party with Mario, Toad, and more, on-the-go or on the couch. It's always your turn as you and up to three friends roll the dice, roam the board, and recruit fan-favorite allies. The bigger your party, the faster you'll earn stars and coins in frantic minigames. Break free of turn order and choose your path to victory in Toad Scramble, a mode with five wild worlds filled with bite-sized, open maps to play on. Blast across them in cannons, creep around haunted houses, or get a lift from Lakitu. You may get a chance to take down Bowser's mech. Team up with Yoshi, Daisy, Waluigi and other allies along the way. Pit your skills against friends by racing along in a gauntlet of rapid-fire minigames in Coinathlon. Cannon down Goombas, take out Shy Guys pinball-style, and even surf on a leafboard…but watch for Wigglers! You may even find yourself wandering a labyrinth of Boos. Partying is tough business. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.9
Metroid Prime: Federation Force 39.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Platform: 3DS
August 19, 2016
Enlist with a four-player local or online squad in this co-operative sci-fi shooter set in the Metroid universe. Hop in a specialized battle Mech suit and work with your teammates to take down enemy forces and complete objective- based missions. Then, take a break and play a fun, pick-up game of Blast Ball with fellow troops.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
5.4
Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle 40.

Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle

Platform: 3DS
September 29, 2016
Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle is an action puzzle game that challenges players to put their sharpened ninja skills to the test! Taking place in a time long forgotten by men, players assume the role of Usagimaru, a legendary hero who embarks on a massive quest to save his village from the clutches of vile monsters.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice 41.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Platform: 3DS
September 27, 2016
Sonic the Hedgehog is racing once again in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice as the game introduces more adventure, speed, exploration, and an all-new fire and ice gameplay element that will help propel the action. The game also features the return of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks. Developed by Sanzaru Games Inc., Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is a single-player game with collaborative gameplay components that shares key characters, events and lore of the Sonic Boom universe. Players see Sonic and his friends in familiar settings as they embark on a brand new adventure to battle Dr. Eggman as well as an all-new super villain, D-Fekt. The team’s adventures brings them to locations both familiar and new as they explore, race and protect their world. To create an entirely new experience, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice infuses fire and ice elements throughout gameplay, enabling new abilities to play out in special character moves and interactions with environments. The new title also delivers gameplay that enables players to run through the game at top speed, or take their time with deeper exploration and puzzle play. New to the title is the introduction of Bot Racing, a supplemental game tied to the single-player story that features multiplayer gameplay. The new Bot Racing feature is an extension of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice that is purely about racing and speed, where a user unlocks character-themed Bots to challenge friends on fast courses or tracks. [Nintendo UK]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.2
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 42.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Platform: 3DS
March 18, 2016
Mario, Sonic and their pals go to the ultimate training grounds for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Train with Mario or Sonic in their own stories, then test your skills in fourteen events. Soar high in BMX, blaze over 110m Hurdles, perfect your swing in Golf and field a team in Brazil's favorite sport: soccer. Get in the Games by training your Mii character in Mario or Sonic gyms led by top-notch trainers, like Donkey Kong or Tails. Inspire the city with your victories while searching for missing medals, or find out why Mario & Sonic's gyms are at odds. In any event, give your Mii an edge with outfits, like a pirate or a knight, or even character costumes like Toad or Knuckles. Compete with friends and family in all 14 events. Or for a new twist, try Plus Events - supercharged with Mario & Sonic elements. Dodge Goomba stacks in BMX, vault over Thwomps in Equestrian, or shoot at moving Boo targets in Archery.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.9
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village 43.

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village

Platform: 3DS
November 8, 2016
Revive the Land, Save a Village. Many people used to live in Skytree Village, and the land was lush and green. However, the power of the Harvest Goddess gradually began to wane, and the land became parched and dry. It's up to you revive the seven Skytrees to bring life back to this desolate land. With user-friendly tutorials, you will immediately be able to jump into the thick of things, customizing your farm by raising and lowering the land, creating rivers, ponds, and more. Upgraded tools will assist you shaping the land more efficiently, and afterwards you can kick back and relax in your boat to do a spot of fishing. Play as a boy or a girl, woo bachelors and bachelorettes, and start a family.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
5.9
Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories 44.

Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories

Platform: 3DS
October 13, 2016
Chase down the Truth! Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~ is an adventure mystery game from the mind of Taisuke Kanasaki, director of the famed Hotel Dusk: Room 215! Join the exploits of two gritty detectives whose sense of justice and raw instinct drive them to seek the truth. Put your sleuthing skills to the challenge by re-investigating old crime scenes and solving cold cases by searching for clues and interrogating perps! Find leads by diving head first into old investigation notes, crime scene photos and eye witness reports as you put together all the pieces. Once you have a solid lead, interrogate persons of interest to see what they do (or don't) know. Grill perps by asking tough questions, but be careful! Ask the wrong questions and your Interrogation Gauge will deplete. Ask too many wrong questions and it's Game Over!
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.0
Sadame 45.

Sadame

Platform: 3DS
February 25, 2016
Choose the role of a Samurai, Ninja, Monk or Rogue and confront an invasion of Japanese traditional Yokai taking over the nation. Hack and slash your way through an army of monsters using Swordsmanship, Ninjitsu, pole sword, bow, and supernatural powers. Enhance your skills by defeating waves of enemies and slaying evil bosses lying in wait. Level up and customize your hero to take on tougher foes and learn new combo skills for devasting attacks. Unselected heroes will support you as an Assist - or you can send them to Assist other players via StreetPass™! Hack your way through 23 stages based on Japanese historic battles across four chapters, all beautifully hand-drawn using classic 2D Japanese art style.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.2
Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- 46.

Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI-

Platform: 3DS
April 19, 2016
Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- is a strategic simulation RPG experience for the Nintendo 3DS
Metascore:
35
User Score:
4.2

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 84

    Mini Motorways

    • Release Date: May 11, 2022
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 83

    Citizen Sleeper

    • Release Date: May 5, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  3. 83

    This War of Mine: Final Cut

    • Release Date: May 10, 2022
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PS5
  4. 82

    Citizen Sleeper

    • Release Date: May 5, 2022
    • User Score: 5.3
    • Platform: PC
  5. 82

    Cotton Fantasy

    • Release Date: May 20, 2022
    • Rating: E10+
    • Platform: PS4
Lowest of the Month
  1. 54

    DOLMEN

  2. 62

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong

  3. 62

    DOLMEN

  4. 63

    Seven Pirates H

    • Release Date: May 12, 2022
    • Rating: M
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 63

    Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

    • Release Date: May 10, 2022
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 5.8
    • Platform: Switch