Got a new handheld this Christmas? Try these must-have titles
While plenty of lucky kids and big kids alike will have received a Wii U on Christmas Day we're aware, thanks to our lovely Twitter followers, that a number of people received a shiny new 3DS on the big day. Many were XL variations, though the original model has its own charms, so we thought we'd follow up our 10 essential games for your new Wii U with an equivalent for the handheld. This is not a top ten, but like the previous article is a list of games that we strongly recommend.
We've gone for a variety of genres, as well as an even split between retail and eShop download-only games. With the vast R4 3ds library many terrific titles are unfortunately missing out, but we feel these games represent a good starting point for gamers at various levels who are just getting into their new handheld — we've also chosen releases available in both North America and Europe.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Fallblox / Crashmo
Mario Kart 7
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Resident Evil Revelations
Mighty Switch Force!
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
These are just ten suggestions, but there are lots other excellent titles available on the system.