Best Nintendo DS and 3DS Games for Kids

The Nintendo DS is one of the biggest portable systems ever made. Since its release in 2004, the system has evolved its look while maintaining its appealing play for gamers of all ages, including the upgrade that came with the Nintendo 3DS. Whether your kids are into sports, animals, art, adventure, puzzles, or simulation games, there's something on this list of great Nintendo DS and 3DS games for kids that they're sure to love. If you're looking for the latest games from Nintendo, check out our Best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids list.

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Mario Sports Superstars Game Poster Image
Fun, cartoony collection of portable sport games entertains.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop Game Poster Image
Sweet cooking sim great for younger gamers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Detective Pikachu Game Poster Image
Fresh Pokémon perspective perfect for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
(2018)
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Bye-Bye BoxBoy! Game Poster Image
Think outside the box in fun, addictive puzzler's finale.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Cave Story+ Game Poster Image
Remade indie adventure focuses on desolation, exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2017)
(2017)
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Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Game Poster Image
Revamped adventure is fun for all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2019)
(2019)
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Luigi's Mansion 3 Game Poster Image
Cartoonish haunted house game has a smart, brave hero.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Game Poster Image
Remake has mild combat, fresh graphics, bonus campaign.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2019)
(2019)
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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Game Poster Image
All-ages RPG shows benefits of teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon Game Poster Image
Latest "catch 'em all" games bring new features to series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
(2016)
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Blaster Master Zero Game Poster Image
Old-school adventure reboot blasts its way to a new home.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2017)
(2017)
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Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Game Poster Image
Updated games have mild violence, mostly good messages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Runbow Game Poster Image
Colorfully chaotic party game expanded with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2018)
(2018)
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Ever Oasis Game Poster Image
Entertaining game fuses adventuring with city building.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Super Scribblenauts Game Poster Image
The ultimate puzzle game for imagination and creativity.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Game Poster Image
Fast, fun puzzler's only real flaw is fishy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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WarioWare Gold Game Poster Image
Great fast-paced 300 mini-game collection tests reflexes.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
(2018)
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Yo-Kai Watch 3 Game Poster Image
Improved Yo-Kai Watch tale is the biggest and best yet.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2019)
(2019)
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Monster Hunter Stories Game Poster Image
Buddy up with fantasy creatures in fun RPG spin-off.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
(2017)
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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Game Poster Image
Fun puzzler with challenging conundrums, super role models.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
(2014)
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Game Poster Image
Captivating legal adventure full of sly humor.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
(2016)
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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology Game Poster Image
Excellent time-traveling tale whose time has come again.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2018)
(2018)
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