Now that the 3DS is here, there’s already been a few games re-released for the device (Street Fighter IV and Rayman say hello). With some of the devices new features, it can be pretty safe to say that more remakes will arrive as well. There are, we think, a few games that would be perfect on the handheld, for a variety of reasons.
Over the weekend we bashed our heads together, asked Twitter, and came up with a few that we think should make the transition over to Nintendo’s latest. Have a look at our compilation below, and here’s hoping that developers hear our whining.
This one’s kind of obvious. A game where gauging distance is key, Portal (the original) would be a perfect fit in 3D. And, because of the nature of the game it wouldn’t need to be played for more than 15-20 minute intervals anyways, so doctors and people who have been faking 3DS migraine headaches wouldn’t be able to complain. Plus, it’s Portal.
Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
Before they worked on forgettable PS3 games, Factor 5 made the truly awesome Star Wars games for the Gamecube. Rogue Leader is still a highly-recommended masterpiece, a real triumph of Star Wars gaming, that captured a lot of the action and adventure of piloting the vessels from the movies. Taking key scenes from the films, the game was one of the best reasons to own a Gamecube. In 3D, with zooming asteroids and lasers firing past you, it’d be that much more awesome.
Retro Studios brought new life to Metroid in the form of three magnificent FPS/adventure games. With the new Circle Pad control, and in glorious (?) 3D the game’s puzzles would be that much more entertaining. Oh, and any of the three Prime games will do; they’re all pretty damn great.
Boom Blox 3D
Throwing my Wiimote at my TV screen while playing Boom Blox was always fun. The game captured the feel of throwing, even though the visuals didn’t match. I can imagine a similar game on the 3DS that deals with depth perception similarly, and perhaps a slingshot on the lower screen to match. It’s basically Angry Birds in 3D, minus the bacon. Mmmmm… bacon.
It’s a game about chipping away blocks in 3D. The Nintendo 3DS has 3D. Yes, the blocks were on the bottom screen, but if the they’re transferred to the top and with button presses instead of touch controls, it’d be a great combo. Besides, it’s ALREADY IN 3D.
Duck Hunt AR
Face Raider and AR Games brought great augmented reality features to the 3DS. Now, imagine a Duck Hunt game with the same great idea. Pivot around your room (or perhaps Nintendo would have you head outdoors for more of an effect) and shoot the ducks. Simple, and with some light leaderboards it’d be a heck of a lot of fun as a downloadable game.
It’s so trippy, it just might work! REZ is one of those once-in-a-lifetime games that you either love, or have no idea what’s going on. Yup, the 3D effect he be just groovy.
A horror game that deals with visual effects to freak out the player into thinking that they’re going insane as well? In three dimensions that would be almost too easy. Remember the fly that landed on the TV screen while playing it? I do, and I had to smack the screen to make sure it was dead. Hopefully Eternal Darkness in 3D, and perhaps with a bit of 3D camera work as well, would have that same effect.
We’ve always loved SSX games, and are kind of torn on the Gears of SSX that EA has coming for us this year. Imagine a version of the lovely SSX 3 in actual 3D, then, as the boarders are flying down mountains, performing tricks at high speeds. Seems like a no-brainer to us.
What games do you think would be perfect on the Nintendo 3DS?