Worst Nintendo 3DS Games


The Top Ten

1 Mario Party: Island Tour

I do agree that people are harsh towards the newer Mario Party games, because this game isn't really BAD or anything, but Nintendo completely changed the formula for 9, IT, and 10. Takes away much of the fun factor and strategy with those linear boards as opposed to boards with many paths that you go around yourself, less minigames, and the goal of going to the end of the track for the most mini stars as opposed to going around the board that ends in a set amount of turns, for which we can plan ahead and think about how we use our items and save coins from minigames after every turn and events on the board to receive stars. and Cube just isn't a great company.

I used to be a die-hard Mario Party fan. There's nothing wrong with the series itself. But the last two games have been really bad. The last good game was Mario Party DS, and that came out like seven years ago. And Mario Party 10 doesn't look too promising either.

I think some people are a little too harsh towards newer Mario Party games.

Darthvadern will not be happy seeing this at number one (No offense darth, In fact I actually like this game too) - B1ueNew

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2 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

I know it's so much worse than the other Paper Mario games, but it's not bad on its own merits. Sure, there is no hints on where to go next and the combat is pointless (and there are no new villains or bosses), but if you aren't comparing it to the BEST GAMES OF ALL TIME, then maybe you guys could appreciate how well they implemented the paper/sticker gimmick, the cool music, and the interesting levels.

This game could have been the best, but no we HAD to take out the RPG elements. This and Super Paper Mario should not even be considered paper Mario games!

Wow! This Game Gets Boring Really Fast. I'll Definitely Prefer Super Paper Mario Over This Game For Sure. HECK YEAH! That Game Was A Hundred Times Better Than This.

This is one of the worst games ever made right up with Infinite Warfare, Sonic 06 and E.T. - B1ueNew

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3 Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

If you do buy the game here's a heads up if you use knuckles on one of the levels keep pressing the jump button and you can fly

Okay, thanks for giving me a heads up. I will not tell my mum to buy it for my little brother

This game is bad it's gameplay I thought was suppose to be about speed but no you need the friggen explore through the level anywho the thing I don't like about this game is that you have to find all the crystals in the level you are on to move its boring and repetitive

Who is the brown character? - AzertyQwerty

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4 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

This is one of the best games I've ever played. I have not played the first Luigi's mansion, and I really want Luigi's Mansion 3 soon. But who was stupid enough to put this on the list? I know that whatever gets put on the list originally is up to one person, and everyone has their own opinion, but once this was on the list, who was stupid enough to vote for it? If it's too complicated at the beginning, I understand. I think when you play this game for the first time, the first mansion is the hardest part of the game. But once you beat it, you get the hang of the puzzles and the rest of the game is a much smoother ride, aside from a couple difficult parts.

This game is awesome! Who put This here?

Screw You Losers Saying This Game Sucks, You Obviously Don't Know "Quality" Games - VideoGamefan5

This game is awesome - Amaimon

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5 Bird Mania 3D

Just hearing the title of it makes me uninterested! - docreywashere

Never heard of it sounds bad - B1ueNew

Worthless piece of crap

What is this

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6 Mario and Luigi: Dream Team

This game is the worst game I have ever played.

This game doesn't look that bad at all. I haven't played it but it looks like a fun game to be honest - B1ueNew

Terrible game

Ok, from a critical standpoint, how is this game worse than Paper Jam? I respect if you dislike it but seriously though this is like the most original mario game out there! - darthvadern

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7 Nintendo Badge Arcade

You have to pay just to get the badges? I think I'll just buy a theme with that money thanks, Nintendo.

Sometimes you get a shameless rip off of classic crane machines and make them into digital microtransactions. Sigh.

It's a freemium game, give it a break

it sucks

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8 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinty

Bad but not this bad. More like honorable mention. Still awful though.

Never heard of it - docreywashere

One of the best 3ds games ever

HEY ITS NOT BAD It's THE BEST - ChikoritaDude21

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9 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

That game did kind of suck because you can't really choose your character.

That’s the problem with the 3ds versions you can only play as the character you want to (expect Mario and Sonic ) in certain events.

10 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Never played but I just assumed it wasn't good

Inferior version of Mario Party, and Mario Party itself sucks.

It looks Ok to be honest - B1ueNew


The Contenders

11 Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle

I have seen this game on the clearance bin at the store for a year and it's still there, Just proves No one wants to buy this crap even when it's cheap - B1ueNew

This is The gayest video game I've seen in me life, and how is this below mario and luigi? - VideoGamefan5

This is the most bad game in the world. If you like when hurt you play this game

This Game Is Really Boring And Crappy - VideoGamefan5

12 Garfield Kart

Best anime rpg

This is one of the best games ever! It's a classic!

Garfield kart > team fortress 2 and fallout 4 - B1ueNew

Best anime game on the PS4 - B1ueNew

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13 Battle of Giants: Dinosaurs - Fight For Survival

Worst fighting game ever worse than shaq fu - dinosaur

14 Mario Tennis Open

Lets hope for the best for MT Aces

15 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

This game does not belong here

Majora's mask was so much better and challenging than Ocarina of time. I'm not trying to be rude, but Ocarina of Time doesn't deserve all it's praise. All I here people say when a new Zelda game comes out is,"Oh,oh, Skyward Sword isn't as good as Ocarina of Time so it isn't worthy to be considered a Zelda game." It drives me nuts!

What the heck? I can respect opinions... but this is a GREAT game, and tons others agree...

It's pretty overrated but it's good - B1ueNew

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16 Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

The sex symbolism is blatant and uncalled-for.

17 Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Stealth Force Edition

Never Get This Game, Michael Bay's Game - VideoGamefan5

A game based on a Michael Bay movie. Surprised this is E10 and a nintendo console, I would surprised if this game didn't have explosions - B1ueNew

18 New Super Mario Bros. 2

I consider myself a fan of platformers, even the occasional Mario fair. But when a game is made into a 1up feast with an easy difficulty spike, you're doing something wrong. Add uninspired levels into account and you have the worst recipe for a Mario game.

This game should not take place in any good Mario games list, even more so than the Mario game I have a personal vendetta against! - Thifer20

Am I the only one who LIKES this game!? Just because it's easy doesn't mean it's AWFUL!

Don't you care about if a game is fun or not, because you play games to have fun.

Not bad but painfully unoriginal, nothing new except gold flower - darthvadern

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19 Yoshi's New Island

Yoshi's Island wasn't on the NES, dumbass. It was the SNES.

The music is repetitive. I haven't played the game myself but I'm sure the gameplay is also repetitive - yoshiclay

The Yoshi's Island For The NES Was WAY Better!

Overhated - B1ueNew

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20 Yo-Kai Watch

I'm worried that I'm gonna be ranted at by a caps lock guy, but here goes nothing... I don't really like Yo-Kai watch. There are only 2 Yo-Kai that I found cute (Jibanyan and the other cat guy) and I hate how overly girly the female character's design is. It didn't really emotionally touch me like a Final Fantasy or Pokemon game, and the adverts make me wanna bang my face against a wall. I do like the battle system, however. BUT PLEASE DON'T GET MAD AT ME! I'M ONLY 12! =(

I doubt any of the people who called this a Pokemon Ripoff actually played the game. Don't listen to them. Sure, there's some similarities, but it's not ripping off Pokemon. (This is coming from a huge Pokemon Fan)

It was all right. There are much better RPGs for the 3ds though, like the utterly amazing Bravely Default. And while I get its geared more towards kids, so is Pokemon. And I honestly prefer Pokemon. I'd get it if your a fan of the RPG genre though. It has unique gameplay and a catchy soundtrack.But if you want to introduce your kids to RPG's, I'd recommend the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon or maybe one of the Final Fantasy games without all the damn's and stuff. Yo-Kai gets a 68/100 from me. Check out the anime though, it's really good.

Yo - kai watch is absolute crap, my little bro loves it, he even reminds me of it, annoying and boring...

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21 Super Mario Maker

Don't waste your time, just get the Wii U version.

It's going to be good people.

The Wii U version is better - darthvadern

While the 3ds version isn't released yet, but it doesn't look to be as good as the WiiU version. The lack of the Mystery Mushroom and seemingly little to no online activity, Super Mario Maker 3DS is more like Super MEHrio Maker 3DS, amma right? Ok, ok, I suck at puns.

22 Pac-Man Party 3D
23 Rayman Orgins

This is good not bad

I'm not sure me and the list maker we have play to the same game. Personaly I think it's one of the best game of the system - AzertyQwerty


It’s not bad - KingSlayer93316

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24 Metroid Prime: Federation Force

It's so bad that even Samus tries to kill herself because she is the final boss in the end.

My legit reaction to Fed Force trailer: Oh, so it's Tri Force Heroes but with Metroid? 10/10 Nintendo, 10/10.

The game isn't even out yet.

Just get halo instead - Dvafan2

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25 Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land

Major disappointment for Regular show Fans. - Garythesnail

Honestly, Regular Show is my favorite T.V. show on Cartoon Network. But this game really is just dull. It's just a sample of the many cheesy games Mordecai and Rigby actually play, and most of it is really hard. Will I play it again? Sure, I'm keeping it, but I pray that it won't bore me to death.


26 Face Racers

I started a website dedicated to destroying every copy of this.

And I thought face raiders was on drugs

YES! I agree it is so babyish

27 Captain America: Super Soldier

Another crappy licensed game - B1ueNew

28 Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
29 Asphalt 3D


A free app game being sold on the market for 40 dollars, Now that's what I call greedy and robbed - B1ueNew

Ubisoft I will never buy from you after seeing this gem

30 The Denpa Men 2: Beyond The Waves

This isn't a bad game! This is innovative and fun! Seriously! This is fun! The balancing in the other half is wonky but you have a work around. Grinding.

Wha how is this on here.

A bad game doesn't need a sequl - dinosaur

31 Frozen: Olaf's Quest

I hate this game its very bad on so many levels. I do not recommend this game!

Why. Does. This. Exist.

I. Just. Hate. Frozen. IT SUCKS!

My little sister has this game. It looks bad but I never played it.

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32 The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave

TAKE THIS OFF THIS LIST IMMEDIATELY. THIS IS THE BEST RPG EVER, sure it may seem like a Pokemon rip-off, but trust me it isn't. (COME AT ME FINAL FANTASY 7 FANBOYS) *Puts up Flame Shield in prediction for an attack*

This game is not bad dinosaur - pugiscool

There are way worse jrpgs like conception 2 and sticker star - ikerevievs

33 Frogger 3D
34 Tomodachi Life

Oh come ON! This game definitely doesn't deserve to be here! I understand that people say it's not fun because you can't control the characters and stuff, but this game really is a masterpiece. The amount of randomness makes it fun, and the mini games are fun. Some people might be annoyed it's not like Animal Crossing, but that would defeat the purpose of this game. It's SUPPOSED to be different! And the mii possibilities so are endless. Seriously. You can give them all types of fun outfits and rooms, and watch their reactions. That's not all, but you can also watch them fall in love, get married, and even have kids (they ask you if they should have a kid, and if you press yes a few days later you get a phone call, go to their house, and there is a bundle of joy awaiting of you! You can even choose its name, gender, and look if you want to) and eventually, watch them grow up and either send them off to other islands or have them become a resident of your island. The possibilities so ...more

This game definitely doesn't deserve to be here! I understand that people say it's not fun because you can control the characters and stuff, but this game really is a masterpiece. The amount of randomness makes it fun, and the mini games are fun. Some people might be annoyed it's not like Animal Crossing, but that would defeat the purpose of this game. It's SUPPOSED to be different! And the mii possibility so are endless. Seriously. You can give them all types of fun outfits and rooms, and watch their reactions. That's not all, but you can also watch them fall in love, get married, and even have kids (they ask you if they should have a kid, and if you press yes a few days later you get a phone call, go to their house and choose its name, gender, and look if you want to) and eventually, watch them grow up and either send them off to other islands or have them become a resident. The possibility so are endless, and the graphics are absolutely amazing (especially of the food and items. ...more

How could you guys say this! It may not be the type of game that makes a big impact on your life and is seen as a masterpiece, but it is fun and random and awesome. I do wish you could control the characters and have SOME say in their lives, but having it be just like Animal Crossing would defeat the purpose of it being a different game. The Miis are hilarious and it's really fun to make new people and watch them make friends and get married and even have children. Even just giving them stuff is fun, especially food because every time you are holding your breath to see if this food will be the ONE in over 200 food items that is their "super all-time favorite," which is obviously rare but happens more than you'd think. Overall, I could see why some wouldn't enjoy it, but it's really fun and definitely doesn't deserve to be called "worst" or "bad! "

This game is quite good! Outside of being too repetitive, it's very fun! - darthvadern

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35 Lego the Movie Videogame

There IS a 3ds version, but the picture is wrong. Lego Movie for Xbox 360 was good though. - Idontneedausername

Most lego games suck - B1ueNew



36 Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Actually its not good - ikerevievs

No. no no no no no no no no NO! This game is good! - Frouze

37 SpongeBob HeroPants


38 Lego: Marvel Superheroes: Universe In Peril

This game is just horrible, the controls just make no sense at all. Just download the demo to see what I'm talking about. This game is an insult to the power of the 3ds. Luckily, the console version is a lot better.

Most lego games suck, But this one is truly terrible, The controls are awful and there's barely any content in it - B1ueNew

Worst game my 3DS had to run. - B1ueNew

Disgusting - iliekpiez

39 Cave Story 3D

Easily the all-time worst legally available and well-known version of this game. Don't waste your time on this, Just download Cave Story on the 3DS E-Shop and you'll get the best version apart from Cave Story + - xandermartin98

40 Pokémon Omega Ruby

This game was lit! Although I've only played Alpha Sapphire this is basically the same - darthvadern

One of the weaker Pokemon games? Yeah, easily. One of the worst 3DS games? Heck no!

Too much water


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41 Roller Coaster Tycoon 3D

Nothing but a cash grab that discredits their company.

Probably the worst game I've ever played. AWFUL!

42 Mario Kart 7

What I enjoy Mario kart 7

Who Put This Here!? They need a good beating.

No Waluigi, instant bad

Incorrect. Because a certain character is not in the game doesn't mean that the game's instantly bad. - Jasmine21064

Huh this was great - darthvadern

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43 Kirby Triple Deluxe

Yeah! Who put this game on here? The stage design and boss fights make this one of the best Kirby games ever!

Why so much praise? I mean, the game isn't bad at all. Just don't come looking for nostalgia, because there is none to be found here.

Whoever put Kirby triple deluxe or Luigi's Mansion Dark moon, your mum's a hoe - B1ueNew

I like this game, but it’s pretty easy. I beat the game in 17 hours (Original Mode: 8 hours, King Dedede Mode: 9 hours) - KingSlayer93316

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44 The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes

Zelda games are so boring and lame.

Zelda games are boring and lame.

The most unoriginal Zelda game. It's just Zelda Four Swords in a nutshell. - bugger

I hate this game
Every enemy does 1 heart of damage
Single player is hard and tedious
It takes FOREVER for people to show up in online
The game lags a lot
The Den Of Trials is evil
The people I play with are always trolling me (one time some butthole threw me into the water in the chest room and I didn’t get anything! And some jerks carried me and didn’t let me get the hammer! I raged quit after that)
The Ninja Suit and Bear Minimum is so broken in VS mode!
Drablands challenges are annoying and hard
Everyone online sometimes commit suicide on purpose just to fail the level and leave the lobby!
I hate the Volcano,Desert,Ruins and Sky levels!
That’s why I hate this game!

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45 Pokemon Sun

What you people are insane. Both Sun and Moon are the best.

Continuing the Mediocre trend of Pokemon that began sense X and Y.

46 Cars 2: The Video Game

I have this game - B1ueNew

47 Turbo: Super Stunt Squad

AWFUL - VideoGamefan5

48 Mario Sports Superstars

I like this game - Tyler730

People seem to hate it because of Pink Gold Peach, this game looks dissapointing though - darthvadern

I kinda liked this game. What’s wrong with it? - KingSlayer93316

49 Minecraft New Nintendo 3ds Edition
50 Detective Pikachu
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