If you're left-handed, I have a minor bit of bad news about the terrific, original game that Nintendo started selling on the 3DS eShop today.

The game was made for people who are comfortable holding pens in their right hand. Righties, I think you'll have a great time with this game.

Dillon's Rolling Western is primarily for right-handed people—right handed people who would enjoy something very different from Nintendo. This is no sequel. And it's no simple game. It's a tower-defense-action-game hybrid with role-playing game elements. It's a Western starring a new armadillo hero who would fit right in with Nintendo's other mascots. It's polished, full of missions and content. It looks great, too.

For $10, it's a good deal and a breath of fresh air from Nintendo (NCL's SPD3 team) and co-developer Vanpool.


Except, if you're a lefty like me, you may not enjoy having to hold a stylus in your right hand while using the system's circle pad with your left. I tried just using my right thumb instead of a stylus. The screen wasn't responsive enough to my thumb. I tried attaching a Circle Pad Pro. The game isn't coded for it. I did get used to the stylus in my right hand—begrudgingly.

This is a good enough game that even I, a lefty, will keep playing it. But, for once, I wish I was a righty.


Watch the video above for a lot more info about the game and a demonstration on how I played it as a lefty.

(I've searched and searched for a lefty mode in the game. Nintendo confirms that there isn't one. Bummer.)