Nintendo Picks old NES games as ‘Best of 3DS’

So I got some 3DS cash for Christmas and I’m pokin’ around the featured categories on the eShop yesterday and I see “The Best of 2012” and figure I’ll take a look. ‘Oh wow, Dillon’s Rolling Western was a 2012 release?’, I think. ‘Oh right, Sakura Samurai, that looked pretty cool and maybe — wait, what!?’, I’m interrupted mid-thought as I’m suddenly seeing Super Mario Bros., a Sonic the Hedgehog game for Game Gear, a handful of Game Boy games and even Metroid! Yes, the red hot new release from 1986 which did come out on the 3DS eShop in 2012 but completely does not count for a “best of the year” list. I also take odds with Colors 3D and Petit Computer which are more productivity apps than games.

Oh Nintendo. On one hand they’re pioneering Day One digital releases for retail games and on the other they’re saying a ROM dump of Super Mario Bros. is one of the best 3DS games of 2012. Is this list based on sales? User ratings? Who knows, but if Bird Mania 3D makes the cut then surely there were enough ports of hidden object and iOS games to fill out this list without dipping into Virtual Console releases. Anyways, there is some good stuff worth looking into on this list so check out all 25 entries below.

  • Pokemon Dream Radar
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Colors 3D
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Sakura Samurai
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western
  • Bird Mania 3D
  • GO Series Undead Storm
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • 3D Classics: Kid Icarus
  • Mutant Mudds
  • Zen Pinball
  • Pokedex 3D Pro
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
  • Punch-Out!!
  • Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!
  • Metroid
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  • THE “DENPA” MEN: They Came By Wave
  • Samurai Sword Destiny
  • Petit Computer
  • Liberation Maiden
  • Game & Watch Gallery 2
  • Kirby’s Block Ball

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