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06-03-2016 03:18 PM StaffPremium
So, bought my 9 year old a New 3DS XL. Any recommendations on best games out there for it? Anything that demonstrates the 3D well? I assume the 'Nintendo' games are the best, but not sure how to filter that down to a couple games.

He likes sports games and his dad appreciates something that makes him think a little.

Any suggestions? Please give your reasoning. I know little about the DS since you can't get achievements...
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Originally Posted by Kaens
Plus The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask or The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, it's a Zelda game nuff said.
Plus The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask or The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, it's a Zelda game nuff said.
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The 3D is horrible. I turned it off the first thing. Not even worth trying. The Pokemon and Zelda games are all solid.
06-04-2016 10:10 AM StaffPremium
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Originally Posted by Kaens
It seems like there are like 45 Pokemon games out there.. If you only could buy one or two, which ones would you buy? Unless you want to rank them all? I wouldn't be surprised if you could
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It seems like there are like 45 Pokemon games out there.. If you only could buy one or two, which ones would you buy? Unless you want to rank them all? I wouldn't be surprised if you could
Originally Posted by Fshguy
X and Y were really solid. There is the new 3DS pairing, but I have not tried them. They did just rerelease Red/Blue/Yellow grouping into the 3DS Virtual Console at like $10/each. All three of those were great, I was always a little partial to Yellow since it came just after the cartoon, and Pikachu follows you, instead of going in the ball, you cannot evolve the one you get to start, and he can learn surf.

However, to.really get the best Pokemon experience, you need a partner. I used to partner with my brother-in-law, now I partner with my son. One gets one version, X, and the other gets the other version, Y, and work together to get all the Pocket Monsters from the series.
06-04-2016 05:57 PM StaffPremium
X and Y were really solid. There is the new 3DS pairing, but I have not tried them. They did just rerelease Red/Blue/Yellow grouping into the 3DS Virtual Console at like $10/each. All three of those were great, I was always a little partial to Yellow since it came just after the cartoon, and Pikachu follows you, instead of going in the ball, you cannot evolve the one you get to start, and he can learn surf.

However, to.really get the best Pokemon experience, you need a partner. I used to partner with my brother-in-law, now I partner with my son. One gets one version, X, and the other gets the other version, Y, and work together to get all the Pocket Monsters from the series.
Originally Posted by futiles
Well, he does have a brother that might help, but our other DS's are an original or 2nd gen and a ds lite... not sure which Pokemon's would run on them?
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My 11yo daughter recommends Pokemon X and/or Y and Scribblenauts the later because you can draw something and it comes to like but it makes it look better, (that's a thinking game) They have a Super Hero edition as well with the DC universe stuff. They are super cool games.. and if you do a Game Stop purchase you always have 7 days to take it back in case he doesn't like it.
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Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 were the last Pokémon games for the DS, X and Y were the first 3DS ones.

I never played Black 2 and White 2, I skipped those, but, I never played a bad Pokémon games, so, I would look for those.
My personal favorites were Ruby & Sapphire, so I would recommend you get the new Ruby Alpha and Sapphire Omega games. As great as the old Red/Blue, Gold/Silver and even Ruby/Sapphire were, they are dated and I don't know that the kids would be into those. I mean, Gameboy (not color) graphics? You've trained them really well if you can get them to love those without already being exposed and hooked on Pokemon. Thus I would stay away from the older ones on digital store. Futiles is right, for maximum enjoyment you need two people (or just two of everything like I rolled until my son was old enough).

RE: Scribblenauts - that was a really awesome game for about an hour when you realize you could beat every level by choosing "jetpack"
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RE: Scribblenauts - that was a really awesome game for about an hour when you realize you could beat every level by choosing "jetpack"
Originally Posted by Kaens
IDK I didn't play it for very long, it's my daughters and was just going by what she told me.

On Topic: My daughter also says Super Smash Bros. is pretty good.. but not sure that falls in to the thinking gamers genre...lol sometime you just need to bash a few heads in and you do have to have some strategy in the game, albeit not much.
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A new Kirby game comes out this week, it's Kirby so not 5 stars but a decent platformer title for gameboy.
My personal favorites were Ruby & Sapphire, so I would recommend you get the new Ruby Alpha and Sapphire Omega games. As great as the old Red/Blue, Gold/Silver and even Ruby/Sapphire were, they are dated and I don't know that the kids would be into those. I mean, Gameboy (not color) graphics? You've trained them really well if you can get them to love those without already being exposed and hooked on Pokemon. Thus I would stay away from the older ones on digital store. Futiles is right, for maximum enjoyment you need two people (or just two of everything like I rolled until my son was old enough).

RE: Scribblenauts - that was a really awesome game for about an hour when you realize you could beat every level by choosing "jetpack"
Originally Posted by Kaens
I am trying to remember which ones I did. I was Yellow (wife was blue and brother-in-law was red). I was Pearl and son and brother-in-law were both Diamond. I was Y and son was X. I really think I did a fourth one in there, but none of the titles just out at me. But, it seems like I had one for Gameboy, GBA, DS, and 3DS.

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