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    Has anyone any advice for a noob 3DS XL owner?

    Hi all, just picked up an old blue version of it and wondering what are the essential games, accesories and deals for this console. All I have is a charger and Mario 2. Cheers

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    mario kart is essential imo

    super mario bros is almost always a must

    Nintendo released a lot of games in their 'Selects' range last year, they are usually cheaper than the original print versions.

    Original Poster

    Does any ds title work in a 3ds xl?
    Should I get an sd card?

    Any title will work. I've never bothered with extra cards in any ds console

    Zelda Link Between Worlds is great if you like that sort of thing. Animal Crossing is fun even for grown ups.

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys

    You need an SD card for some 3DS games because they create data on it in order to run. Off the top of my head Pokemons and Smash Bros need one.

    These will keep you busy for a long while

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    Jonnyblock

    Does any ds title work in a 3ds xl? Should I get an sd card?


    MicroSD cards are cheap enough that you may as well pick up a slightly larger one, if you intend to make any significant use of digital download games. Any make of card should be fine.

    I'd say Bravely Default if you like RPGs.

    Illusionary

    These will keep you busy for a long while … These will keep you busy for a long while [img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/US/BZLE.jpg?1456332568[/img][img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/US/AREE.jpg?1450999593[/img][img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/US/BNEE.jpg?1476113976[/img][img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/US/BFXE.jpg?1456937053[/img][img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/EN/BBPP.jpg?1479916157[/img]MicroSD cards are cheap enough that you may as well pick up a slightly larger one, if you intend to make any significant use of digital download games. Any make of card should be fine.


    I heard that you should play Ocarina of Time before the other Zelda games on 3ds. Especially if you are new to the series.
    Also, I reccomend Fire Emblem Awakening, I prefer it to Fates, only half way through though

    And once you've bought a few of those games you will also likely want one of these...

    amazon.co.uk/Hor…CQ/

    Rid1

    I heard that you should play Ocarina of Time before the other Zelda games … I heard that you should play Ocarina of Time before the other Zelda games on 3ds. Especially if you are new to the seriesAlso, I reccomend Fire Emblem Awakening, I prefer it to Fates, only half way through though


    You can't go wrong with any of the 3DS Zeldas, to be honest (even Triforce Heroes has its charms), but HUKD only allows five images per post and ALBW is my pick of the bunch As a primarily 2D game, it's arguably more approachable to newcomers that OOT is, too.

    That's fair enough on Fire Emblem - again, they're all excellent anyway!


    Edited by: "Illusionary" 10th Jan

    Get a vinyl skin to cover your console, if not after a few hours of play it will become greasy and scummy and look and feel like crap. Click


    Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 10th Jan

    A link between worlds
    Starfox 3D
    Final fantasy: theatrhythmn
    Fire Emblem: Awakening
    Tales of the Abyss
    Kid Icarus
    Majoras Mask
    Ocarina of Time

    Those would be my essential games.

    Original Poster

    Illusionary

    These will keep you busy for a long while … These will keep you busy for a long while [img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/US/BZLE.jpg?1456332568[/img][img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/US/AREE.jpg?1450999593[/img][img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/US/BNEE.jpg?1476113976[/img][img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/US/BFXE.jpg?1456937053[/img][img]http://art.gametdb.com/3ds/coverHQ/EN/BBPP.jpg?1479916157[/img]MicroSD cards are cheap enough that you may as well pick up a slightly larger one, if you intend to make any significant use of digital download games. Any make of card should be fine.



    Cheers, any of these on selects?

    Jonnyblock

    Cheers, any of these on selects?


    Yep, A Link Between Worlds.

    All of the above but three essential games no one mentioned...
    Luigi's Mansion 2
    Shovel Knight
    Terraria

    You may also want to consider getting a Circle Pad Pro, its an accessory which adds a second thumb stick to your 3DS.

    I own one and I don't actually use it for the second stick but I really like that it enhances the grip, basically turns your 3DS into a gamepad. I think I got it for around £12 when it was on offer a while back.

    Highly recommend it if you are playing for long periods of time. Note that it will make your 3DS a little bigger though.

    Also if you have an older 3DS you could look at installing custom software/flash cards if your into that sort of thing. Not sure which version you need now but mine is on 4.0 and I can use a gateway card.

    ceanth

    You may also want to consider getting a Circle Pad Pro, its an accessory … You may also want to consider getting a Circle Pad Pro, its an accessory which adds a second thumb stick to your 3DS. I own one and I don't actually use it for the second stick but I really like that it enhances the grip, basically turns your 3DS into a gamepad. I think I got it for around £12 when it was on offer a while back.Highly recommend it if you are playing for long periods of time. Note that it will make your 3DS a little bigger though.


    Just a note on this - I think that you're right in your assumption that this is an original model 3DS XL, but if it's a New 3DS XL then the Circle Pad Pro isn't relevant as this functionality is built-in (there also aren't many games that support it).

    Also if you have an older 3DS you could look at installing custom … Also if you have an older 3DS you could look at installing custom software/flash cards if your into that sort of thing. Not sure which version you need now but mine is on 4.0 and I can use a gateway card.


    Please don't do this - theft, of games or otherwise, is never a good thing.
    Edited by: "Illusionary" 11th Jan

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