Nintendo 3DS


Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review

    By 17 December 2013

    To the avid - and aged - gamer, slotting Zelda: A Link Between Worlds into a 3DS is a bit like getting into a time machine and spinning the clock back 20 years. Because, on the face of it, the latest Zelda feels exactly like the early 90s Zelda title...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Nintendo 2DS review

    By 14 October 2013

    Nintendo is making moves to remain relevant in the shifting landscape of handheld gaming. That is, to some degree, what the Nintendo 2DS handheld console is all about. Because this handheld is something of an oddity. Why? The clue's in the number of the...

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    Hands-on: Nintendo 2DS review

    By 30 August 2013

    Just like that, Nintendo announced the Nintendo 2DS, a 2D version of its 3D hand-held console that it launched in March 2011. Pocket-lint played with the new console ahead of the official release in the UK on 12 October to see what all the fuss is about....

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    Disney Infinity pictures and hands-on

    By 28 January 2013

    First things first, let's get this out the way: Disney Infinity is not a Skylanders clone. Aside from the interactive figures, the game itself is an entirely different experience. Comparisons can obviously be made, but it's not until you see it in action...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Nintendo 3DS XL review

    By 10 July 2012

    When we reviewed the original Nintendo 3DS in March 2011 we thought that the lack of decent launch titles and limited battery life were its two biggest woes. But its believable, glasses-free 3D display - well, for some viewers, but not all - was an interesting...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D review

    By 6 July 2011

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D should have been a cause for jubilation. Finally we have a game that shows what the 3DS can do, proving that Nintendo's newest handheld can handle graphics of Resident Evil 4 calibre, if not quite Resident Evil 5. Sure,...

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    E3 Quick Play: Super Mario 3D

    By 23 June 2011

    Mario is back, and back in 3D. That was the big Nintendo news for Mario fans at this year after everyone’s favourite plumber missing the launch of the Nintendo 3DS earlier in the year. But is he going to be fashionably late, or just one of those guests...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D review

    By 22 June 2011

    The problem with remastered classics is that they so rarely live up to their status, or indeed your own memories. What was once revolutionary now seems antiquated. Visuals that once evoked awe now evoke nothing more than pity. Developers face a choice...

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    E3 Quick Play: Need for Speed The Run

    By 14 June 2011

    EA has brought the Need For Speed franchise back once again, this time with Need for Speed The Run, a game that for the first time involves you getting out of the car. Wait, what? That’s right there are elements you control that aren’t behind a wheel,...

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    Nintendo 3DS eShop hands-on

    By 9 June 2011

    Nintendo's equivalent of the App Store, its eShop has finally made it to the 3DS in the UK this week, two-and-a-half months after the handheld console was released, and many will be wondering if it was worth the wait. It does offer access to some new...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Steel Diver review

    By 6 May 2011

    Steel Diver is an oddity. Originally developed as a tech-demo for the 3DS, it’s been fleshed out as a full-priced retail game to fit inside Nintendo’s generous launch window, where it joins the trickle of titles emerging for the 3D handheld. Up to...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars review

    By 8 April 2011

    What do you think of when you think of the new 3DS? In your face 3D visuals? The kind of bright, colourful graphics you might expect from the Wii? Slick 3D updates of established favourites, with neat Wi-Fi features bundled in? Yep. Us too.  So why is...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Ridge Racer 3D review

    By 1 April 2011

    If there’s any racing game series that deserves to be called ubiquitous then Ridge Racer definitely fits the bill. Sure, EA rolls out Need for Speed these days to just about anything with a processor and a screen, but Ridge Racer has now appeared on...

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    Nintendo 3DS: Super Monkey Ball 3D hands-on

    By 25 March 2011

    Strangely, Super Monkey Ball 3D on the Nintendo 3DS has been getting bad press, but from our short time with the title, we're impressed enough with the varied gameplay styles and colourful use of the franchise's main stars. Indeed, we're such big fans...

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    Nintendo 3DS: Ridge Racer 3D hands-on

    By 25 March 2011

    In the second of our hands-ons with 3DS games on the console's launch day, after PES 2011 3D, we're looking at Ridge Racer 3D, the latest release in the incredibly successful arcade driving franchise, and one that Pocket-lint has been looking forward...