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Multiplayer games - local network 3DS

Playing multiplayer games over local area network (LAN) is a somewhat forgotten form of multiplayer, which had its heyday in the 1990s when Internet cafes were extremely popular. In LAN, players don't need to connect via the Internet, because their computers or consoles are directly connected to each other (wirelessly or with the use of network cables). This form of multiplayer is usually chosen by people who get together in one place (called LAN parties).

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Action 28 June 2016

Another entry in the bestselling adventure game series, combining popular LEGO franchise with the classic universe of Star Wars. Its plot is largely based on the seventh part of the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and tells the story of completely new characters, though some familiar and iconic faces from previous movies appear in the background. There are also many exclusive plotlines that fill in the story gaps between Return of the Jedi and the latest movie in the series. The game mechanics remained mostly the same and the gameplay comes down to exploring, fighting enemies, and solving many logical puzzles, most of which require a creative use of the famous bricks. Nonetheless, some new features have been added, like allowing a multiply uses of single brick for different purposes and eye-catching blaster duels, during which we can make use of cover.

3DS

Pokemon Crystal
Pokemon Crystal

RPG 26 January 2018

A port of a GameBoy Color console title from 2000 and an enhanced version of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver. It offers similar content to two previous entries, but features many small changes.

3DS

Pokemon Gold
Pokemon Gold

RPG 22 September 2017

New edition of a classic entry in the Pokemon series and part of the so-called second generation along with Pokemon Silver. The original game debuted in 1999 in Japan for the Game Boy Color handheld, and then has been released on Nintendo 3DS console family more than fifteen years later. The story of Pokemon Gold takes place in a fictional world inhabited by the eponymous creatures, as players once again venture as a beginner pokemon trainer to catch all of their species and beat the best trainers around. Pokemon Gold introduces many novelties compared to the first generation, starting with new region (inhabited by previously unseen species of pokemon), night/day cycle, additional items, and ending with the breeding mechanics. The core gameplay remained unchanged, so we explore the world from top-down view, interacting with NPCs, catching pokemon and engaging in turn-based battles against trainers we meet. All of this is presented in 16-bit colored visuals, complemented with music by Jun'ichi Masuda. Additionally, the game supports local wireless and PokeBank application, the latter letting us transfer our pokemon to newer games from the series.

3DS

Pokemon Silver
Pokemon Silver

RPG 22 September 2017

A new edition of the franchise's classic installment. Along with Pokemon Gold, the game constitutes the so-called second generation of the main video game series. The original version had its debut in Japan in 1999, and was released for Game Boy Color. More than fifteen years later, the game returns, coming out for Nintendo 3DS. Pokemon Silver is set in a fictional world inhabited by the titular creatures. The player takes on the role of a beginner Pokemon trainer. Their goals are to catch all the species of monsters and to defeat the best trainers. Compared with the first generation, the game introduces a lot of novelties, such as a new region (completely new Pokemon can be found here), a day-night cycle, additional items, as well as Pokemon breeding mechanics. The core of the experience remained unchanged however, as the player explores the game world viewed from above, talks to NPCs, catches new Pokemon and competes against the encountered trainers. All of this is conveyed by 16-bit visuals complemented by music composed by Jun'ichi Masuda. Contrary to the original version, the edition for 3DS gives an opportunity to both play and exchange with others via the local wireless network. Additionally, the game supports the PokeBank application, so the player can transfer their subordinates to new installments of the series.

3DS

FIFA 14
FIFA 14

Sports 24 September 2013

A soccer simulation game, and the 21st installment in the FIFA series. The game was created by EA Canada development studio. As always, you can control players from your favorite teams in matches against living opponents or computer AI. FIFA 14's data base contains 15 thousand footballers from several dozen leagues from all over the world. As compared with the previous FIFA games, FIFA 14 brings about some crucial changes to gameplay mechanics, including improved ball physics. Furthermore, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions employ a new game engine, called Ignite (used also in Madden NFL 25), that ensures high quality graphics.

3DS

FIFA 15
FIFA 15

Sports 23 September 2014

Another edition of a popular soccer game series, whose consecutive installments have been appearing yearly for over two decades, developed a Canadian giant and its subsidiary EA Sports. Traditionally, the game offers a full spectrum of single and multiplayer modes, including Be a Pro and the Tournaments returning after an absence in previous iterations. The new edition is more dynamic than its predecessor and brings about a wide array of changes, such as improved AI, new tactical options, and more freedom in the set pieces. Since FIFA 15 is the first game in the series released on the eight generation consoles and powered by the advanced Ignite engine, the most visible changes are related to the graphics. The ones standing out are remodeled players, accurately imitating profiles and faces of their real-life counterparts. Players react properly to the situation on the pitch, argue with the referee, or scuffle with opponents.

3DS

New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. 2

Arcade 28 July 2012

New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a continuation of the side-scroll platformer, originally released in 2006 in the version for Nintendo DS console. Players have the opportunity to get to know further adventures of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and other characters from the fantastic mushroom universe. The title was produced by the developer Nintendo EAD.

3DS

Fire Emblem: Awakening
Fire Emblem: Awakening

RPG 19 April 2012

This tactical RPG is the eleventh entry in the acclaimed Fire Emblem series, and the first to be developed for Nintendo 3DS. In contrast to the previous installments in the series, the game is not a remake but an entirely new chapter in the history of the franchise. The story takes place 2000 years after the events of the original Fire Emblem and Fire Emblem Gaiden, focusing on a group of soldiers from the kingdom of Ylisse. The player controls a customized character suffering from amnesia, taken in by the king of the realm and serving him by defending the kingdom from monsters and forces of the hostile nation of Plegia. The gameplay, like in the previous titles in the series, focuses on tactical movement of characters across battlefield and fighting enemy units. Other features include the ability to build relationships between the characters to improve their abilities, adjustable difficulty levels, a mode that disables permanent death of characters, and multiple camera perspectives in battle.

3DS

Inazuma Eleven
Inazuma Eleven

RPG 13 February 2014

Inazuma Eleven is a combination of cRPG and football. As a young player we have to gather a team that is able to defeat all rivals in football matches. The game was created by Level-5.

3DS

Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 7

Racing 02 December 2011

The seventh installment of the series of crazy go-kart races. Traditionally, the most famous Nintento heroes are behind the wheel, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Bowser. A large selection of offensive and defensive bonuses helps us to achieve success.

3DS

Yoshi's New Island
Yoshi's New Island

Arcade 14 March 2014

Produced by the Japanese studio Arzest plays a platform game with a nice hero of the universe Mario Bros. in the title role. Driven by Yoshi's dinosaur, players must safely transport the little Mario through an island full of traps and hostile creatures.

3DS

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Action 11 October 2014

Improved version of the fourth installment of the flagship action-RPG series by Capcom. In the game we play the role of a mercenary travelling with a caravan, who undertakes to defend several settlements from the monsters plaguing their inhabitants. The Ultimate version introduces a new, more extensive system of character movement, and the ability to play a multiplayer game via the Internet.

3DS

Donkey Kong Country Returns
Donkey Kong Country Returns

Arcade 24 May 2013

Skillful platformer telling the story of Donkey Kong monkey. This time the angry Tikis made a covenant with wild animals from the jungle, and to top it all off, he stole supplies of bananas. The game introduces cooperation mode, and the whole thing looks very impressive thanks to interesting boards, refined audiovisual effects and puzzles.

3DS

Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros.

Action 13 September 2014

Another entry in the fighting game series that began in 1999 and is an exclusive franchise of Nintendo’s consoles. The most characteristic feature of Super Smash Bros. is the appearance of characters known from other top-selling series of the Japanese developer. It isn’t different this time, with over 50 characters available, known from such franchises as Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, or Legend of Zelda. The roster also includes completely new and previously unavailable fighters from Mega-man, Pac-man, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Animal Crossing, and Bayonetta. In terms of gameplay, the title remains true to the tradition of previous games in the series, giving us a unique mix, which requires more than simply pummeling your opponents. Each skirmish takes place on a special, multilevel arena, and the gameplay may change during the battle, in a more platform game manner.

3DS

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

Strategy 25 March 2011

Tom Clancy;s Ghos Recon: Shadow Wars is a turn-based strategy produced by Ubisoft. The player plays the role of the commander of an anti-terrorist unit sent with dangerous missions to various corners of the globe. The title exploits the technical capabilities of an innovative platform, including a three-dimensional display and a touch-screen assistant.

3DS

Mario Sports Superstars
Mario Sports Superstars

Sports 10 March 2017

A sports game created by Camelot Co. Ltd., specifically for Nintendo 3DS. The game offers various sports disciplines, such as football, horse racing, golf, baseball or tennis. Each discipline can be viewed as a separate game, and the contestants are represented by characters such as the titular Mario, Luigi, and other Nintendo characters. Apart from the single-player mode, Mario Sports Superstars also features competition-oriented multiplayer equivalents (playable online or via local network). The game utilizes the unique capabilities of the console's 3D screen, but also makes use of the touch screen.

3DS

Yoshi's Woolly World
Yoshi's Woolly World

Arcade 03 February 2017

Three-dimensional platformer for the whole family developed by Nintendo. Yoshi’s Wooly World is set in a world made of yarn. We play as the titular green dinosaur Yoshi, one of the main mascots of the Japanese company; the game expands on concept of Kirby’s Epic Yarn. We received a classic platformer in 2.5D, in which our hero is followed by running eggs, which can be shot at various targets or parts of scenery. Thanks to the world being made of yarn, many objects can be unraveled to unlock new paths and secrets. Yoshi’s Wooly World offers a cooperation mode for two players. Each three-dimensional location is made of virtual yarn, and every character resembles a handcrafted puppet filled with cotton.

3DS

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

Adventure 02 June 2011

Second installment of the cult survival horror action game series, developed by Capcom for Nintendo 3DS console. The mainstay of this production is the Mercenaries mode, known from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The task that awaits you during the subsequent missions is to eliminate hordes of enemies and fight for the best score possible. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D introduces a number of changes and improvements to the gameplay mechanics - for the first time in the history of the series we can move while aiming.

3DS

Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Action 19 August 2016

Another installment of the popular series of games for Nintendo consoles. Similarly as previous titles from the Prime sub-series, Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a science-fiction first-person shooter. It was developed by Next Level Games and features only a stub of a plot. During the game the player assumes the role of a soldier of the Galactic Federation. Together with his companions, he fights against the Space Pirates while controlling mechs. The basic campaign mode was designed with cooperation mode for up to four players in mind. Despite the fact that the game focuses purely on action elements, the developers added a bit of tactical depth – before each fight the player can select the equipment of his mech. The game also contains multiplayer modes based on competition between players, including a special mode called Blast Ball, which is a futuristic variation of soccer for two three-person teams.

3DS

Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition

Fighting 14 February 2012

Tekken 3D: Prime Edition is the next installment of the legendary fighting series for the Nintendo 3DS portable console. The game, of course, takes advantage of the device's greatest asset, which is the display of three-dimensional images.

3DS

Mario Party: Star Rush
Mario Party: Star Rush

Party 07 October 2016

Another installment in the Mario Party series by Nintendo, released for the 3DS portable console. It is basically a virtual version of a classic board game. The game is focused on the multiplayer mode, which can include up to 4 players, who take on the roles of colorful board pieces and move around the board according to the results of the die rolls. That's how you travel through locations, trying to gather the eponymous stars and find new friends, such as Mario, Peach, and Donkey Kong. Those friends help you in overcoming challenges and obstacles, which you encounter during your adventures. Depending on the chosen game mode, in Mario Party: Star Rush you either play against other players, or cooperate with them to beat powerful boss enemies.

3DS

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Arcade 27 September 2016

One of the side installments of the popular series of action games in which the protagonist is the famous blue hedgehog named Sonic. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is a companion game for the Sonic Boom television series. The title was created by Sanzaru Games, the studio also responsible for the video game Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Similarly as that game, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is a colorful, two-dimensional platform game divided into levels and filled with action sequences and puzzles. The presence of ice and fire elements is a novelty – proper usage of them is required to get past some of the obstacles. In Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, the heroes from the television series must face a new enemy, known as D-Fekt, as well as and their old adversary Dr. Eggman. Five characters are playable in the game: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Sticks and unavailable in previous game Amy. In addition to the single player mode, the developers also added multiplayer modes such as Bot Racing.

3DS

Super Street Fighter IV 3DS
Super Street Fighter IV 3DS

Fighting 26 February 2011

Street Fighter IV is the first installment of Capcom's series, released on the Nintendo 3DS console. The production is a conversion of a game known from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

3DS

Asphalt 3D
Asphalt 3D

Racing 25 March 2011

Asphalt 3D is a racing game created with the technical capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS pocket console, produced by Gameloft. Players have the opportunity to drive more than 40 models of sports cars through the streets of cities such as Berlin, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. The creators foresaw many fun variants, including road fights (also in multiplayer mode), chases and drift shows.

3DS