Best 3DS Games 2017

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You get two for the price of one with this game. When you buy Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars you get both the 3DS and Wii U versions for one price – and Nintendo even lets you give your spare copy to a friend if you haven’t got a Wii U.

That’s because this is a cross-platform title that lets you play with your friends regardless of whether they’re on Wii U or 3DS.

If you played any of the previous Mario vs Donkey Kong games, Tipping Stars will feel similar. You need to get your wind up Mario game characters from one end of a level to the other, manipulating the environment and using gadgets to guide them safely across the various perils.

Tipping Stars has a twist though, as when you build your own levels, you can ask players to tip you afterwards if they liked it – and vice versa.

It’s a welcome social element for this wonderful little puzzler, which will keep you coming back for months to come.

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk from £12

At time of review Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars was available for £14.99.