Best 3DS Games 2017

Retro City Rampage DX

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Originally released on the Wii’s WiiWare download service, Retro City Rampage DX is a top-down action title which keeps its tongue firmly in its cheek, lampooning countless other titles while providing an addictive action experience at the same time. Taking a healthy amount of inspiration from the first two Grand Theft Auto games, this title sees you taking part in a wide range of missions and generally terrorising a crowded city which is intentionally rendered in a retro art style.
 
Throw in diverting mini-games and segments which replicate the gameplay seen in 8 and 16-bit classics like Contra and Super Mario Bros. and you’ve got one of the most innovative titles on the 3DS eShop. The amusing storyline and surfeit of video game-related in-jokes are the icing on the cake, and there’s also the benefit of knowing you own the definitive version – as the “DX” in the title suggests, this iteration has added content and enhancements.
 
Given the low price point – Retro City Rampage DX retails for just £7.99 – this is a must-have game for your Nintendo 3DS, even if you’re already purchased and enjoyed the WiiWare original.
 
Price: £7.99