The Best Games for Your New Nintendo Handheld

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There's a reason Nintendo owned the on-the-go gaming market for decades. From the Game Boy to the 3DS XL, the House of Mario consistently packs a one-two punch of great software and clever hardware in its portables. Want proof? Take a gander at our compilations of the best games on current Nintendo handhelds. You'll see that these titles offer up great experiences with one of video games' best pedigrees behind them. That's the reason you got one, right?


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So, 3D, huh? Is that what you like? Leaves and papers and stuff hovering in front of you?
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VectorVictor99

Just got a 3DS XL, and while there are some good games on it...the online store is extremely disappointing. I was under the impression from the 'Ambassador' program that there would be more NES and GBA games, but the former only has an overpriced smattering, and the later is nowhere to be found.

If Nintendo could just get more and better content at a reasonable price for their store, I'm in. As it stands now, it's just a curiosity that I'm afraid will collect dust. :(