Five 3DS Games To Play On Thanksgiving
You know, instead of watching NFL football, or speaking to relatives.
Ah, Thanksgiving, the laziest of holidays. You just sit around all day ingesting copious amounts of food while enjoying the annual tradition of watching the Detroit Lions get massacred. Then it's off to dreamland.
Well, unless you have to cook. Sticking a hand up a turkey's butt doesn't sound much fun at all.
That said, you'll probably have a ton of down time, as well as relatives that want to talk your ear off about something unimportant.
With this in mind, we strongly suggest scampering off to enjoy these five random (but sweet) 3DS games.
Super Mario 3D Land
Might as well start with the best the system has to offer. Super Mario 3D Land is a wonderful journey through the Mushroom Kingdom, complete with cool power-ups, new levels (including "Special" worlds) and the best 3D effects we've seen on 3DS. We love it. In fact, we're about to play in a few minutes.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
You'll have to download this gem from the 3DS eShop, and it's definitely worth the effort. Mario's classic Game Boy adventure plays similar to Super Mario World, but Nintendo nixed Bowser in favor of Wario, while everyone's favorite plumber can jump higher with the help of the rabbit power-up. Excellent game.
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Activision surprised us with Skylanders, particularly the 3DS version that features entirely different levels from the console game. Not only that, but we dig being able to "beam" plastic figures into the virtual world to make use of their signature abilities.
Just make sure you don't lose any Skylanders en route to Thanksgiving dinner. Those little guys don't come cheap.
Star Fox 64 3D
This Nintendo 64 classic received a well deserved makeover in September, with enhanced visuals and gyroscope controls. Thanksgiving seems like the perfect time to unlock different routes and maybe challenge fellow 3DS owning family members to some multiplayer. Take that, grandpa.
You've played Tetris on Game Boy and countless other systems, but the new 3DS Tetris: Axis takes the critically acclaimed puzzler to a whole other level, with a variety of modes, including one that uses the system's cameras for some Augmented Reality fun. Not only that, but there are multiplayer options galore, even online play with other Thanksgiving day captives.