Nintendo 3DS Holiday Gift Guide 2018 - Prima Games

Nintendo 3DS Holiday Gift Guide 2018

by Josh Hawkins

While the Nintendo Switch has taken the front seat in most Nintendo fans’ lives, there are still plenty of fans out there who turn to their Nintendo 3DS for all their handheld gaming needs. If you find yourself struggling to find a gift for the 3DS fans in your life, then search no further as we’ve got a few ideas to help you get started.

Games to Buy Nintendo 3DS Fans This Holiday

The 3DS’ library has grown quite a bit since the handheld took to the market several years ago and players still continue to dive into the adventures on their 3DS almost daily. Of course, the release of the Nintendo Switch hasn’t halted the release of new titles on the 3DS series, and there are still plenty of great titles worth picking up for the 3DS fans in your life this holiday season.

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon

If you’re looking for a more traditional Pokémon experience that still features tons of new Pokémon and a great story then Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are a great place to look. As expanded versions of the original Sun and Moon stories, the Ultra series takes things to a new level with all kinds of sweet, new Pokémon as well as some updated visuals and mechanics that really help to bring the Pokémon series into the next generation.

Luigi’s Mansion

When the original Luigi’s Mansion released it took fans of the Mario series on a whole new type of thrill ride, giving players a chilling and exciting journey as Luigi took on ghostly enemies from beyond the realm of the living. It was a hectic tale that really gave players a new appreciation for Luigi and his little quirks and this updated version of the Nintendo 3DS brings the classic to life all over again for those who want to take a trip down memory lane. Whether they’ve played the original, or are diving in for the first time, Luigi’s Mansion offers some great challenges for the 3DS fans in your life.

Super Mario Maker 3DS

You’ve explored the world of Mario, now it’s time to create your own worlds in Super Mario Maker for 3DS. Not only does the game allow you to play on custom Mario levels, but you can also build your own levels from the ground up to create some unique experiences. It’s a great tool for those who want something more laidback—or challenging depending on the type of player you are—and it continues to be one of our go-to games for a good time on the 3DS.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Often named as one of the best games in the Legend of Zelda Series, Ocarina of Time 3D brings the fun of the original Ocarina of Time to the 3DS in an excellent remaster that allows players to explore Hyrule and take on the evil forces of Gannon no matter what they are. It’s the perfect adventure to take on the go and gives players a look at one of the most iconic games available on any Nintendo system.

Of course, the 3DS has a ton of great games for players to dive into and you really can’t go wrong with many of them. If you’re looking for the diamonds in the rough, then this list is a great place to start looking to get the best gifts for the 3DS fans in your life.

Looking for more help getting gifts for the gamers on your shopping list? Make sure you check out our holiday gift guide for Xbox One fans to get some great ideas for what to get the Xbox lovers in your life.

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