Just got a 3DS XL for Christmas...please...help...

#1 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

So, I just got this thing for Christmas and I currently have no games to play on it. That's when I went into the eShop and saw that there's a bunch of old games in the Virtual Console that I would love to play. It's even better that they're really cheap.

The only problem is, I really don't want to support the stupidity of Nintendo's Virtual Console with purchases that don't carry across platforms. So, what should I do? I really don't want to spend $40 on a version of Super Mario 3D Land that I can't later sell or get rid of if I don't like it, but I just have no idea what I can get on the eShop that is both cheap, and awesome without supporting Nintendo's idiocy.

CONVINCE ME NOT TO BUY A VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAME OR I SWEAR ILL DO IT! I FUCKING SWEAR! YOU HEAR ME! DONT MAKE ME DO THIS!

#2 Posted by FLYmeatwad (154 posts) -

Why not just get Pushmo and Crashmo?

#3 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@DoctorWelch: You should get Pushmo, don't get Crashmo first because its way harder. Oh and don't be stupid, go and get Super Mario Bros The Golden 6 Coins..

#4 Posted by TruthTellah (7669 posts) -

@DoctorWelch: DO IT. I dare you. I double dog dare you.

#6 Posted by wchigo (524 posts) -

Yet another vote for Pushmo and Crashmo!! Need mo' -mos!

#7 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

Well, I got Pushmo, and now I'm like half way done with that game. Really great though.

#8 Posted by spankingaddict (2646 posts) -

Whatever man , Super Mario 3D Land is easily worth $40 . Get it !

#9 Posted by MAGZine (435 posts) -

@DoctorWelch said:

really don't want to spend $40 on a version of Super Mario 3D Land that I can't later sell or get rid of if I don't like it, but I just have no idea what I can get on the eShop that is both cheap, and awesome without supporting Nintendo's idiocy.

So then get a retail copy that you can resell and don't have it digitally.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

#10 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

@MAGZine: Well, it was Christmas day and I wanted to at least play something on my new 3DS.

#11 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4480 posts) -

Marvel Pinball's pretty good.

#12 Posted by GunstarRed (4733 posts) -

Isn't Mario 3D land one of the free games if you sign up a new XL before January or is that a european thing only?

#13 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

@MAGZine said:

@DoctorWelch said:

really don't want to spend $40 on a version of Super Mario 3D Land that I can't later sell or get rid of if I don't like it, but I just have no idea what I can get on the eShop that is both cheap, and awesome without supporting Nintendo's idiocy.

So then get a retail copy that you can resell and don't have it digitally.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

I never understood this saying from a logical standpoint.

#14 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Sell it

#15 Edited by HistoryInRust (6215 posts) -

Pokemon Black!

EDIT: This is not on the eShop so it's a pretty unhelpful suggestion!

#16 Posted by Hector (3346 posts) -

From the eShop I say get Mighty Switch Force and Liberty Maiden.

If you don't want to get a digital copy of Super Mario 3D Land, just get a physical copy of Pokemon Black/White 2,

#17 Posted by StrainedEyes (1310 posts) -

@Hector said:

If you don't want to get a digital copy of Super Mario 3D Land, just get a physical copy of Pokemon Black/White 2,

... or he could get a physical copy of 3D Land.

#18 Posted by MikeHawk (381 posts) -

I got a 3DS XL about a month ago and so far, I've bought Liberation Maiden and Denpa Men from the eShop. Liberation Maiden is only worth getting if you're a Suda 51 fan, as it's only 4 levels and can be completed in about 2 hours. I'm only about 10 hours into Denpa Men, but it's a pretty good Pokemon-like RPG.

#19 Posted by Hector (3346 posts) -

@StrainedEyes said:

@Hector said:

If you don't want to get a digital copy of Super Mario 3D Land, just get a physical copy of Pokemon Black/White 2,

... or he could get a physical copy of 3D Land.

Hahaha didn't even see that. I meant to say he could 3D Land physically and a copy of Black/White 2, two great games.

#20 Posted by MAGZine (435 posts) -

@huntad said:

@MAGZine said:

@DoctorWelch said:

really don't want to spend $40 on a version of Super Mario 3D Land that I can't later sell or get rid of if I don't like it, but I just have no idea what I can get on the eShop that is both cheap, and awesome without supporting Nintendo's idiocy.

So then get a retail copy that you can resell and don't have it digitally.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

I never understood this saying from a logical standpoint.

Historically, the saying is a bit different, but it makes a bit more sense if you 'reverse' it.

You can't eat your cake and have it too. That's what it's saying. You can find the history of it on wiki I think.

Although now that I've said that, if you read it again, I'm certain it'll make more sense.

#21 Posted by JBG4 (380 posts) -

Mighty Switch Force is great. Try it out...

#22 Posted by Eribuster (472 posts) -

@MikeHawk: Liberation Maiden has five stages, but the last one is a relatively short boss fight. Still worth getting if you want a nice shoot'em up. Do mind that it uses touch screen aiming and your mileage will vary. Like Metroid Prime Hunters and Kid Icarus Uprising, some people are fine with it while others see it as an unplayable method of control.

Another vote for Crashmo! It is a lovely puzzle game. I'm about 80 puzzles in and it's starting to get really tricky. I might go get Pushmo later since I didn't get it.

Crimson Shroud seems to be an nice jRPG with a table-top aesthetic. For its price, you get a bite-sized, ~7 hour JRPG experience. I have yet to get the game myself since the game goes all in to the table-top look (the characters are static figurines and you fight by rolling dice) and that's not what I really want.

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