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Metroid: Samus Returns
Have you got a craving for some sci-fi action that only a badass galactic bounty hunter like Samus Aran can satisfy? Do you want said sci-fi action to be portable with just a hint of 3D? Then you need Metroid: Samus Returns, the 3DS remake of 1991’s Metroid II: Return of Samus. It’s the year 20X5 and the Galactic Federation has sent a group of elite soldiers to the planet SR388 to investigate the parasitic organisms known as Metroids.
The squadron soon goes missing, though not before they are able to send data back to the Federation confirming the existence of Metroids on the planet. Realising the threat they pose, the Federation sends Samus Aran to the planet to destroy the species once and for all. Using all of Samus’ abilities, including her Grapple Beam, Power Bombs, and Super Missiles, players must explore the planet and dispatch as many of the hostile Metroids as they possibly can.
Though the plot of Metroid: Samus Returns is much the same as Metroid II, the 3DS title offers players updated graphics, a new control system, and new gameplay mechanics. So, if you’re after a classic Metroid experience that’s been refined for a modern audience, you really need look no further.
Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn
We’ve seen some adorable games in our time, but we’re struggling to think of one that is quite as cute as Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. Originally released in 2010 for the Nintendo Wii under the title Kirby’s Epic Yarn, the game was ported to the 3DS in 2019 and actually ended up being one of the last games released for the console.
Whilst going about his business one day, Kirby finds a delicious-looking tomato, and, since he’s a Kirby of large appetite, he decides to nosh on that bad boy. Sadly, for him, the tomato is cursed, and he is transported to Patch Land, where he is transformed into yarn. He loses his power to inhale and the ability to fly, but is granted the power to transform. He meets Prince Fluff, who explains that the evil Yin-Yarn has separated Patch Land, once united by magical yarn, into several pieces.
Being a helpful chap, Kirby teams up with Prince Fluff to reunite Patch Land once and for all. Not only is Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn a whole bunch of cutesy fun, but it also comes with a number of features that the original lacked, such as additional abilities for Kirby, Amiibo support, and new mini-games.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
You might not have noticed, but we love a good pun here at Team TripleJump, and it’s for that reason that we have absolutely no qualms in recommending The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. You know, because the main character is called Link and he can travel between worlds, thus Linking them? It’s fine, it’s a bit of a thinker.
In this instalment of The Legend of Zelda series, the evil sorcerer, Yuga, kidnaps the Hyrulean princess and takes her to the parallel world of Lorule. Hyrule. Lorule. Get it? Anyway, Link is able to obtain a magical bracelet which allows him to travel between the two, and sets out on a quest to find the ill-fated princess before it’s too late. The vast majority of A Link Between Worlds is played from a top-down perspective, but the developers introduced a cool mechanic where Link can move across walls like he’s painted on them, which gives a whole new dimension to the gameplay and the puzzles.
At first, this card, Hearthsone-like mechanic even raised so many questions that players had to turn to guides and even Hearthstone boosters (like that one) to master it. So? What are you waiting for? Better link that credit card to your Nintendo account while you still can. There’s no telling if you’re ever Ganon be able to get your hands on this one ever again. Those puns were bad. Someone fire the writer.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Some of the most brilliant innovations are made by taking things that people already like and combining them into one thing. Breakfast and burritos? BAM! Breakfast burrito! Chips, cheese, and gravy? VOILA! Poutine. Persona and Etrian Odyssey? SHAZAM! Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.
Shadow of the Labyrinth sees the characters from Persona 3 and 4 drawn into another world by a mysterious force and sent into a version of Yasogami High School. The groups meet with Zen and Rei, a duo whose memories have been lost, and they must work together in order to traverse the school’s labyrinths and seek the treasure that will restore Zen and Rei’s memories. In terms of gameplay, Shadow of the Labyrinth lifts its dungeon-crawling from Etrian Odyssey.
Players must explore the maze-like levels, all whilst looking for treasures and fighting the hostile Shadows using their Persona abilities. If you’re a fan of either the Persona series or the Etrian Odyssey series, then you’ll very much enjoy the blend of gameplay styles on offer in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Heck, even if you’re not a fan of either, if you like RPGs, dungeon exploration, and puzzles, then you’ll find something to like here.
Kid Icarus: Uprising
By the time Kid Icarus: Uprising made its way to the 3DS in 2012, it had been over two decades since the franchise had seen a release. You might think that the world had forgotten all about the series by then, but it turns out that you’d be wrong, as both critics and audiences were very pleased with the game and all it had to offer.
Inspired by Greek Mythology (though in the loosest possible sense), Kid Icarus: Uprising follows the angel, Pit, as he embarks on a mission to thwart Medusa, Goddess of Darkness, and Hades, Lord of the Underworld. It’s Hades’ plan to provoke war amongst humanity so that he can swoop in and claim their souls for himself. The greedy git. The game combines different gameplay styles; some of the game is ground-based, and plays out in third-person, allowing players to explore the environment and battle enemies, whereas other segments take place in the air and see players fighting their foes on rails.
If you’re after a third-person shooter with a spot of mythological flair, you really could do worse than Kid Icarus: Uprising. Considering that the developer closed down shortly after making the game, it doesn’t look like a sequel is on the cards, so it’s best to grab this one while you still can.