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  • Summary: The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 22, 2017
    75
    Minecraft: New 3DS Edition is a surprisingly competent version of the game despite its obvious limitations. However, the draw distances are terrible, multiplayer isn’t available at the beginning, and it won’t stack up to the console versions. If you truly want Minecraft on the go and own a Nintendo Switch, I suggest buying that version instead as it is the same price and, unlike the New Nintendo 3DS Edition, it will be receiving the Better Together Update this Winter.
  2. Oct 19, 2017
    70
    Minecraft New 3DS Edition isn’t a bad game at all—at its core it’s still the same brilliantly addictive creativity sandbox. That said, its complete lack of multiplayer and the availability of the vastly superior Nintendo Switch version for the same price unfortunately makes Minecraft on 3DS functionally obsolete.
  3. Sep 20, 2017
    65
    There are already so many different ways to play Minecraft, and the 3DS version fails to live up to the standards set by the other versions. It’s not a bad slice of pizza, but there are so many better choices.
  4. Sep 26, 2017
    60
    The title of “New Nintendo 3DS Edition” is a misnomer as there is nothing here that makes this edition any more special than those already available. And now that we know it will not be included in the Better Together cross-play campaign, it almost feels dead on arrival. There is a chance, down the line, Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition will actually be worth its asking price, but that time is not now.
  5. NF Magazine
    Jan 7, 2018
    55
    As someone who's played every version of Minecraft to date, this New 3DS edition is the one I'm going to come back to the least. [Issue #31 – January/February 2018, p. 28E]
  6. 55
    Overall, Minecraft on New 3DS is exactly what I imagined it to be: a portable version of a game we’ve all played several times. If you’re in the market for a portable version of Minecraft, just get it on Nintendo’s newest system, the Switch.
  7. 50
    While many asked for the game on 3DS, the wait has dimmed most of those hopes, and now the game simply arrives too late to be worth it for most gamers. If the price drops and the 3DS is the single platform that you have as a Minecraft option, then sure, it's pretty decent. However, if you have any other way to play the game then it's likely better.

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jan 6, 2020
    10
    Por lejos la mejor versión de este miserable juego de m13rd4 wn que era más mala el maicra
  2. Sep 19, 2017
    10
    Minecraft: New 3DS is a good game. There are those who will say unto you that because the "phone" version is cheaper and runs smoother, itsMinecraft: New 3DS is a good game. There are those who will say unto you that because the "phone" version is cheaper and runs smoother, its better. Some will pass, saying, "Minecraft Switch" has the Better Together" update, and is portable too, so its better." But verily, I say unto you, "Minecraft N3DS" works, has acceptable framerate, and isn't an incomplete game. I may be biased toward the franchise, but still. Buy It. Expand
  3. Jan 4, 2020
    10
    The Minecraft on the new 3ds handheld consoles are great!!! They keep me occupied unlike some of the other games i have for the 3ds. The onlyThe Minecraft on the new 3ds handheld consoles are great!!! They keep me occupied unlike some of the other games i have for the 3ds. The only thing i dont like is that it is not like the minecraft for iOS. It doesnt have things like fireworks. I never saw a single enderman in survival. There also isnt online multiplayer. The animal and enemy cap of 24 is way too low for regular play. The world size is too
    small. 2016x2016 chunks is not a lot of space compared to near infinite on the other editions of minecraft. Otherwise this is a good game. Worth your money. 10/10
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  4. Oct 21, 2018
    8
    A pretty good version of Minecraft. It has decent world size. the render distance is awful tho
  5. Oct 21, 2017
    8
    Minecraft has been on a Variety of consoles, but with the new Nintendo 3DS, It's on every console. This version is a wonderful addition to theMinecraft has been on a Variety of consoles, but with the new Nintendo 3DS, It's on every console. This version is a wonderful addition to the others.The portability makes it unique, and instead of crafting Items like The Crafting Table or the map, They will readily be available on the touch screen. The touch screen also has the map scale as well , and i really love the fact you can craft with the touch screen.However its quite disappointing that it is not compatible with the 3D option, and render distance is quite short. There are frame rate problems/issues now and then, but this doesn't stop Minecraft for the New Nintendo 3DS from being a wonderful title. Expand
  6. Sep 18, 2019
    8
    Minecraft runs surprisingly well on the 3ds. If you are looking for a full Minecraft game though, this may disappoint you. Think of it as aMinecraft runs surprisingly well on the 3ds. If you are looking for a full Minecraft game though, this may disappoint you. Think of it as a pre-bedrock update for mobile. Expand
  7. Oct 31, 2017
    1
    The fact that it’s only on the new 3ds blows my mind Minecraft fans that have the 2ds and old 3ds and xl systems are missing out if they addedThe fact that it’s only on the new 3ds blows my mind Minecraft fans that have the 2ds and old 3ds and xl systems are missing out if they added circle pad pro support. However the original 3ds and 2ds systems have a slightly slow cpu. If they made a version for the older 3ds they would make more money so why didn’t they make it? It is because the new 3ds Minecraft was rushed you can tell by the menus and gameplay. However if you want a better portable version of Minecraft I recommend getting it on the psvita or Nintendo switch. Expand

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