The 3DS eShop Guide

Considering the vast 1000+ library in the Nintendo 3DS eShop, it can be a daunting task to find a good download only game to buy. So here at Always Nintendo, we’re going to create a list of titles that show potential to living up to Nintendo’s Seal of Quality. We do not promise that you will enjoy all of these games, just that they are worth researching.


Virtual Console

  • Catrap
  • Ketzal’s Corridors
  • Kirby’s Dreamland (1, 2, and 3)
  • The Legend of Zelda:  (1, Adventure of Link, Link’s Awakening, and Oracle of Ages/Seasons)
  • Mario Tennis
  • Mario’s Picross
  • Mega Man Xtreme (1 and 2)
  • Metroid (1 and II)
  • Shantae
  • Super Mario Bros. (1, 2, Lost Levels, and 3)
  • Super Mario Land (1 and 2)
  • Tetris
  • Wario Land (II and 3)



  • 3D Classics: Kid Icarus and Xevious
  • AlphaBounce
  • ArtStyle: BoxLife
  • Azure Striker: GUNVOLT
  • Cave Story
  • Dark Void: Zero
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western
  • Dr Mario Express
  • Gunman Clive
  • HarmoKnight
  • Kirby Fighters Delux
  • Inazuma Eleven
  • The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition
  • Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
  • Mighty Switch Force 1 & 2
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies
  • Plants Vs Zombies
  • Pushmo and Crashmo
  • Retro City Rampage DX
  • Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball
  • Sakura Samurai
  • Shantae: Risky’s Revenge
  • Shovel Knight
  • SteamWorld Dig
  • Steel Diver: Sub Wars
  • WarioWare Snapped


Is there anything we missed? Tell us your recommendations in the comments below


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