For example, some stages feature particle effects, and when you activate the stereoscopic 3D, the particles appear to “float” above the 3DS screen as you play.Certain stages are set up like the old-school Mario games, where you run from left to right, although with an added third dimension that lets Mario move around from front to back.Like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda is another decades-old Nintendo series that remains beloved by millions.
The 3DS has built up an incredible library of awesome exclusives over the past six years, from first-party franchises like Mario and Animal Crossing to third-party hits like Pokémon and Fire Emblem.
Nintendo wrote the book on portable gaming with the release of the classic Game Boy in 1989 and the company has kept the handheld market all but cornered since then.
The original Game Boy, as well as its successors – including the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS – all boast great libraries of exclusive first- and third-party titles.
Our favorite red-clad mustachioed Italian plumber has had a long run, dating all the way back to 1981 when he made his debut in the arcade classic, “Donkey Kong.” Then, a few years later, players were introduced to the game that would come to define a whole genre of platforming games.
Nintendo has continued to experiment with the Mario formula over the years, producing a myriad of sequels and spin-offs that include everything from puzzle games to RPGs.
You can’t beat a classic, however, and Mario still shines brightest when Nintendo sticks to the fundamentals of what made him so popular in the first place.