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Nintendo 3DS
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Nintendo 3DS

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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo New 3DS

CNET
24 October 2014
  • Summary: Nintendo's New 3DS isn't much improved overall, but that new display alone almost makes the purchase worthwhile -- or will do, once it's available outside of Japan.
  • Pros: The New 3DS' facial tracking makes for a hugely improved 3D gaming experience. Its new analog stick is appreciated and the clip-on covers add a lot of style.
  • Cons: The new C Stick has poor feel though, and I can't help wishing for a more significant boost to battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Review

Game Over Online
3 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Two and a half years ago, Donkey Kong Country Returns hit the Wii with a gorilla-sized thud and delivered not just one of the system’s best platforming experiences, but also one of the most enjoyable (and frustrating) of the generation.
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Value for money 8
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Features 7
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Nintendo 3DS Review

BigPictureBigSound
6 September 2011
  • Conclusion: I found the Nintendo 3DS to be the most enjoyable, and most comfortable, in small doses, which is perfect for the casual gamer, or anyone with a lot of other stuff going on in his or her life. The quick levels of the titles I tried helped to stave off encroaching headaches and eyestrain.
  • Pros: Glasses-free 3D here today!, Backward-compatible to DS/DSi games and DSiWare, Bonus: Built-in 3D camera for sweet stills and more
  • Cons: Expect some eye fatigue over long stretches, Limited titles at launch
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Overall 9
8.5

Nintendo 3DS review (2014): a good reason to give 3D another shot

Engadget
3 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Both of the new 3DSes bring enough improvements to warrant an upgrade from the original system. Nintendo has finally managed to make the 3D effect work comfortably, and hardware looks more refined on both models. If you already own a 3DS, an upgrade in 2015 is a wise decision.
  • Pros: 3D screen works better, is more enjoyable to use, Secondary analog pad offers richer control options, Upgraded processor does everything faster
  • Cons: Some games work differently on the last-gen 3DSes, Customizable plates only offered on the smaller New 3DS, Buying games and apps is still a chore
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS

PC Magazine
2 May 2011
  • Conclusion: A time-tested game system design coupled with innovative, convincing 3D technology, makes the Nintendo 3DS a force to be reckoned with. It's not only the most advanced Nintendo DS yet, but a solid first in a new generation of handheld game systems.
  • Pros: 3D works surprisingly well. Bright, beautiful screen. Analog thumb pad is comfortable. Compatible with DS game titles.
  • Cons: 3D can be hit or miss; requires watching the screen at just the right angle. Mediocre battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hardware Review - 'Nintendo 3DS'

WorthPlaying
13 April 2011
  • Summary: Experience incredible gameplay featuring real 3D graphics with no need for special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS system opens up a whole new world of eye-popping gameplay possibilities.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS Review

Brighthand
9 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The Nintendo 3DS is the latest handheld offering from the Big N, and with it comes a first for gaming: glasses-free 3D. Is there more to this portable device that[...]
  • Pros: 3D effects look great, Outstanding extras and preloaded software, Well-rounded experience provides fun even when not playing games
  • Cons: Poor battery life, Weak launch line up, Steep price point
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS review

DigitalBattle
8 April 2011
  • Excerpt: We’ve had our 3DS for a while now, we’ve spent some time with it, played all the games we could get hold of, and we’ve gotten to know Nintendo’s the 3D capable portable console. Is it a gimmick? Or a portable revolution? It’s somewhere in between. Read on for our full 3DS review.
  • Pros: 3D effect is wonderful, Powerful hardware, great looking games (for the most part), Lots of potential
  • Cons: Pricey at $250, 3D effect has limits and requirements, Poor battery life
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Kidzworld
28 March 2011
  • Excerpt: The Nintendo 3DS, with its ability to show glasses-free 3D images, is finally out! So almost awesome, so almost perfect!
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Overall 8
8.0

Nintendo 3DS

D+PAD
28 March 2011
  • Conclusion: Most importantly the 3DS feels like the start of a journey rather than being simply the final chapter in the story of the Nintendo DS. Though this in itself has its down side – for, deep down, we all know that an improved version of the system is already being crafted in the bowels of Nintendo’s R &...
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