Five Third Party 3DS Games Every Nintendo Fan Should Play
There's more to this system than just Star Fox and Zelda.
If you own a 3DS, odds are good there's a Nintendo game or two in your library, be it Star Fox 64 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D or Pilotwings Resort. No big surprise, since most consumers buy Nintendo's systems to play its games.
On the flip side, numerous third parties have also released titles for the handheld, and while there are more bad games than good, a select few absolutely belong in your collection.
With this in mind, we present the five third party games you need to play.
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Capcom kicked things off with a wonderful port of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation beat-em-up, complete with online play, a new over the shoulder perspective, collectible figurines and 35 playable characters.
Six of the best WiiWare games on one cart. You receive the critically acclaimed Bit.Trip Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate and Flux, with new control schemes and glasses free 3D effects. A bit pricey at $39.99, but each game's super addictive.
Dead or Alive Dimensions
Team Ninja's hard-hitting brawler features a new story mode, the biggest roster of any DoA title, a touch screen enabled move list and wireless StreetPass battles. Ah yes, and lots of jiggling.
FIFA Soccer 12
This is hands down the best portable sports game you'll find on 3DS. EA delivered a pint-sized FIFA that compliments its console counterparts, with over 500 clubs, Be A Pro/Career modes and an exclusive 3D Street Soccer mode. A must for all FIFA fanatics.
Ridge Racer 3D
Despite being more than 12 years old, Namco Bandai stills finds ways to deliver a quality Ridge Racer experience, and the 3DS version is no exception, with a satisfying mix of old/new tracks, sharp visuals and plenty of slick rides.