Top 10 Nintendo Applications

The best applications on a Nintendo console that are available through download on the shop or are pre-installed upon purchase of the console.
The Top Ten
1 Flipnote Studio 3D (3DS)

God, I just love Flipnote Studio 3DS. It takes everything that the original had and expands on it. You can now add more colors to your flipnotes, make a 3D effect, and more. If I recall correctly, you can even transfer your DSi flipnotes to your 3DS. Unfortunately, it's a bit harder to get Flipnote Studio 3D, but it's possible. SplashyTrash280 made a good video on how to get it in 2019 if you'd like to download it, but it requires a My Nintendo account. I really don't have a clue how to use the 3D effect though

2 Photos Channel (Wii)

My personal favorite photo app on a Nintendo console. You can do practically anything in Photo Channel! You can edit your photos, edit the mood, and even play a puzzle! There's some pretty nice music as well. Did I mention you can catch a cat that will give you tips on the photo channel? Of course, you can play a slide show of your images, and you can change the music. And of course, there's the nostalgia option. This is the most packed photo holding software I can think of. 8.5/10

3 Flipnote Studio (DSi)

Now on to the original. I really love Flipnote Studio, it's one of my favorite things on the DSi. It's really easy to use, and it's good for first-time animators. You can copy and paste things, add music and sound effects in the background, and even set the speed of how fast the flipnote plays. The only downside I have with Flipnote Studio is that there are only like 4 colors to choose from: red, white (only good for a black screen), black (only good for white screens) and blue. I know that you can make purple, but it's impossible to do so and it's not a part of the palette. There was Flipnote Hatana, where you could upload your own flipnotes and view other people's flipnotes. It looked like was fun at the time, and it's a shame Nintendo got rid of it (however, there's Sudomemo, a replacement for it). Overall, Flipnote Studio is an easy-to-use animating program with a solid amount of content packed into it. There should've been more colors though. 9/10

I remember this one. It was like the flipaclip of Nintendo and even though it's not as exciting as flipaclip, it still has the style that brings be back.

4 Pictochat (DS & DSi)

This is basically a chatroom on the DS and DSi. You can send drawings and text messages to your friends (shame I don't have any). You can choose one out of 4 chatrooms to enter. You can change the colors of the text and add emotes if you'd like. I think Pictochat is pretty good. I like the Smash Bros. stage as well. Again, I don't have much to add here. 7/10

5 Mii Channel (Wii)

I'm sure most of you will remember this one. You know what Miis are, correct? Well, for the 2 people who don't know, Miis are customizable avatars on Nintendo consoles.
On this channel for the Wii, you can make Miis of whatever you want. A video game character? Bam. Yourself? Bam. A cartoon character? Bam. A creepy abomination that should not have been made and needs to be deleted immediately? BAM. You can go to the Mii Parade to see Miis walk across a location similar to the Mii Plaza together. (WARNING: SENDING A MII TO A PARADE WILL ERASE ALL OF ITS DATA, SUCH AS ITS BIRTHDAY) That's the one thing I don't like about Mii Channel. Anyway, I like the music and the fact that you can use your Miis in games such as Mario Kart Wii and Wii Sports. 8/10

6 Nintendo Switch Online

4/10 I really don't like how we have to pay to play online, but at least it lets us play NES and SNES games.
edit: I now give it 2/10 because the internet for some games is atrocious (looking at you SMM2 MPVS) and also the N64+SEGA stuff is overpriced.

You have to use a phone for voice chat.
The Xbox had built in voice chat in 2002.
Bruh moment for Nintendo.

7 Nintendo DSi Camera (DSi)

Although this isn't as packed as the Wii Photo Channel, this one is still pretty nice. The editing you can do is the best thing about Nintendo DSi Camera in my opinion. You can make the most hilarious edits by distorting a picture. Just take a picture of something smiling and make it frown. Then put it into the slide show with the memories music playing (I LOVE the music by the way) and you are guaranteed to laugh. You can also add a mirror effect, add graffiti, change the color of the image, give yourself a mustache, and lots more. Apparently me and my sister are 0% related according to my DSi. This thing is just hilariously inaccurate. Despite that, Nintendo DSi Camera is pretty great in my opinion. 8/10

8 Nintendo 3DS Sound (3DS)

It's much better than the DSi version. You can edit the music you are playing with better options than the DSi's version in my opinion, such as 8-bit. You can change what happens in the background. There are many options, such as a Game & Watch game, which you can even control with the circle pad! You can edit the speed, pitch, and you can even play drums in the background of the song you are playing (you can even edit that as well! ) What's that? Spotify is better? Pfft, Spotify is overrated, I use Nintendo 3DS Sound because I'm cool. 7.5/10

9 AR Games (3DS)
10 DS Download Play (3DS, DS, and DSi)

This is just for playing local multiplayer. I like how Nintendo let us play games together. I remember playing Mario Kart DS with my sister in the backseat when I was younger. The only problem I have with this is that when you are trying to play some games like Mario Kart DS with a friend, it limits some things. For example, in Mario Kart DS, the person who doesn't own the game can only play in the default kart and they can only be Shy Guy. I guess they are trying to make them buy the game, but it's really annoying in my opinion. There's not much to add here, it's just for playing with others locally. 7.5/10

This app was cool to be able to play multiplayer games you don't have

The Contenders
11 Face Raiders (3DS)

This is one of the weirdest games I have ever played in my life. You can take a picture of yourself to fight... yourself? OK then, whatever. The game is pretty fun, but the final boss is just plain impossible. The final boss is fun, but hard. The music is OK, I guess, and it's a pretty unique though bizarre concept. The gameplay is easy to get used to, but the motion controls aren't really fun in my opinion. I just feel frustrated when I have to move when I am sitting on the couch. Despite that, I'd rate face raiders a 6.5/10.

12 Streetpass Mii Plaza (3DS)

Oh yeah, this one. I like Puzzle Swap, but Find Mii isn't exactly my favorite. I would've liked Find Mii more if there was some actual RPG elements in it. I like Nintendo's efforts to make players more active by making them walk around so they can get more play coins to play Puzzle Panel or Find Mii. The music is OK, I guess, but it kind of gets annoying after a while. Apparently there was DLC for this thing, but I'm not gonna buy it. Because what was the point? Like who would buy DLC for a software that no one cares about? The graphics are good, and the Lonk meme originated from this. I'd give Streetpass Mii Plaza a 5.5/10.

I've always loved the StreetPass Mii Plaza. I miss getting StreetPasses.

13 Nintendo 3DS Camera (3DS)
14 Nintendo DSi Sound (DSi)
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