Do You StreetPass?
The best 3DS games to share data with other players, as well as a short list of titles that'll make use of StreetPass in the months ahead.
Nintendo's 3DS comes with plenty of bells and whistles, including glasses free 3D and a built-in gyroscope.
One of the most popular features, StreetPass, lets users wirelessly share data without opening their systems.
If you own a 3DS and have the wireless (the slider along the right side of the unit) turned on, there's a great chance you'll eventually meet another 3DS user without even knowing it.
Perhaps you already have. If you visited MiiPlaza and noticed someone new, congratulations. You have successfully performed a StreetPass.
Plenty of games make use of this feature, and publishers have different ideas for titles currently in development. Here's a list of our favorite StreetPass enabled games, along with a glimpse at the future.
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Capcom's hard-hitting brawler lets you accumulate tiny figurines of popular Street Fighter characters. Not only are they fun to look at, but you can also select five for random StreetPass battles with other players.
Dead or Alive Dimensions
Instead of using figures, Dead or Alive Dimensions analyses your fighting style and pits it against another player's. You'll discover the results the next time you play the game.
Ridge Racer 3D
Compete against another person's Ghost Data in a three lap race. Win, and you earn points. Lose, and the player's data remains.
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Cross swords with nearby 3DS owners via Pirate Duel mode. Select attacks and blocks for your pirate, then close the handheld and hope for the best. Defeating opponents lets you earn valuable experience points that go towards unlocking new rewards.
Nintendogs + Cats
Nintendo's pet simulator uses StreetPass in a non-violent way, giving players a chance to exchange Mii characters, puppies, kittens and presents.
The future of StreetPass
Sonic Generations (winter 2011)
Sonic the Hedgehog's upcoming 3DS adventure will use StreetPass in some undetermined fashion. One idea Sega has is the option for players to share info on their favorite Sonic video games.
Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns (fall 2011)
Get ready to swap some crops in Natsume's farming sim.
Pet Zombies (10/31/11)
Decorate your zombie's habitat with the help of 3DS owners, who can wirelessly send disco balls, grandfather clocks and other items via StreetPass.