Super Mario Maker, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Star Fox 64 3D join Nintendo 3DS budget lineup
Nintendo 3DS fans are in for at treat with the discounted titles recently added to the Nintendo Selects line. These titles are now only $19.99 and available now. (Links are not a paid endorsement but support this site.)
The 3DS’ release schedule isn’t what it used to be. In fact, there’s not much coming out this year at all — a handful of titles including the recent release of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey and the upcoming Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn next month after some Yo-kai Watch titles coming this month.
But while the system may be slowing down in favor of its younger, portable cousin Switch, it still is a great way to experience classic games you may have missed the first time around, or don’t have access to in other ways with the recent closure of the Wii Shop Channel and, with it, access to the extensive Virtual Console.
The latest round of Selects are ideal for just this reason.
Have you ever dreamed of building your own Super Mario Bros. stages or thought “hey, I can do better than what’s in the actual game?” If the answer to either of these questions is in the affirmative, then have we got the title for you! Super Mario Maker for the 3DS is only available in 2-D, but it takes much of what made the Wii U version special and squishes into portable form.
It’s fun to create stages that nobody is actually going to play and … you know what? Honestly, we don’t recommend this version. It’s not great. The original needs to be released for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo, we know you aren’t reading this, but please release Super Mario Maker for the Switch. That would be fantastic. (Ed. – Just put all these games on Switch, already …)
Joining its predecessor The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time comes The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Are you interested in the events directly following Ocarina? Have you ever wondered what would happen if the moon came crashing down to Earth? If you like long, tedious item collection (OK, only a few of the quests are tedious … like that Deku Scrub carnival and the stupid beaver in The Great Bay; everything else was fun) with a couple of amazing dungeons and fantastic gameplay, then Majora’s Mask is ideal for you.
Follow Link on his quest to relive the same three day period and stop the mischievous Skull Kid from destroying the world. For $19.99, it’s a great deal. The game seems short, but it will last quite a while, especially for completionists.
Seriously, though, skip the Deku carnival and the beavers. You don’t really need that final heart container, do you?
Finally, everyone’s favorite anthropomorphic fox is back in action on the 3DS with Star Fox 64 3D. Now is the time to take home a copy of the single best Star Fox game ever made.
Join Fox McCloud as he battles his way to the evil Andross in this portable action game. The 3DS version, based on the Nintendo 64 cart that was a sequel to the Super NES original, is full of action, spectacular visuals, updated controls and more.
If you’re a fan of the 3DS, this is a good opportunity to remember the system has a vast library of amazing games readily available. It’s never too late to start a collection. I’ve owned a 3DS in some form since it came out and I’ve never been disappointed.