Topic: Rank the best 3D effect in your collection 2019

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Unfortunately, This year seems to be the last year that Nintendo would support the 3DS. After this year Nintendo will have only switch and switch mini devices. It is really sad to see that most people didn’t use 3D effect of the 3DS, due to the lack of understanding what 3D Stereoscopic effect really mean. Which made this feature the most underrated feature in gaming history!!! So I want to recognize 3DS main feature the 3D effect. Below is my list of the best 3D effect games and apps on the 3DS:

1. Swap Doodle (It has both background depth in effect and text/badge pop out effect simultaneously)
2. Zombie Slayer Diox (It only has pop out effect, but layers looks amazing popping outside feels like magic)
3. Super Mario 3D Land (has both depth in and pop out effects , however I mostly like pop out effect that happens mostly in top down view levels).
4. Shantae and the pirate curse (Depth in effect in background and pop out for character art dialogue)
5. Luigi Mansion Dark Moon (The best depth in effect by far feels like luigi walking in a diorama, pop out effect rarely seen when ghosts get away from the background and get close to screen they pop out)
6. Street Fighter 3D (both depth in and pop out effects, however the pop out effect is not too far outside the screen)
7. Urban Trial FreeStyle 2 (both depth in and pop out effect, although it is mostly depth in effect)
8. 80’s OverDrive (Only depth in effect, however it look very nice in this game)
9. Flipnote Studio 3D (Both depth in and pop out effects, However the pop out effect is too short it feel it didn’t pop out)
10. Luigi Mansion Remake (Only depth in effect, However since the game too dark the effect has been ruined with seeing double images)
11. Resident Evil Revelation(Only depth in effect and again like Luigi Mansion Remake the darkness of the game ruined the 3D effect with double images on screen)

What is your opinion of the best 3D effect of the 3DS?

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario 3D Land, and the Professor Layton games all make really fantastic use of the stereoscopic 3D effect.



I loved the 3D effect in Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate. It was built with that in mind.



In no particular order:

  • Super Mario 3D Land - Built with the 3D effect in mind, and some levels take advantage of it.
  • Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - I feel that the times where Link uses the bracelet to merge with the walls are some of the best moments in the game.
  • Bravely Default and Bravely Second - While not essential per se, the depth effect in these games, particularly when paired with the already excellent art for some of the cities, looks amazing.
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - This almost feels like Luigi is wandering through a diorama.
  • Ocarina of Time 3D and Majora's Mask 3D - Also not necessary to enjoy the games, but dang do these use the effect pretty well. The occasional texture pop-in looks a little weird, but that has more to do with the older assets in these awesome remakes.
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening and FE: Fates - While not essential, the 3D effect on higher settings makes it seem like each map is a pop-up diorama.

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I love the New 3DS. There are many good examples posted above. Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask are my favourite because the stereoscopic 3D effect make the games more immersive and the simple N64 geometry is perfect for 3DS conversions. Starfox 64 3D is another good example and I've always wanted Super Mario 64 3D and I feel sad that it doesn't exist. I'd make it if I knew how to.

New game I'd choose Mario Kart 7, the effect here is subtle but works for a racing game quite well, don't you think?

Like the OP said, when the background is black the effect doesn't work well and you see a double image.



To be honest, I only ever used it for 3D Land and Link Between Worlds.

I found it to be mostly just a fun gimmick more than a serious aid to enjoyment.

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3D Land is absolutely the best one, the game is clearly better with it on, obvious choice.. Granted, I partially gave up on 3D because its so awkward on an original 3DS, so I didn't give it much of a chance to many later 3DS games I played.

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I have never liked nor consistently used the 3D feature. I couldn't even tell you which of my games support the feature without putting them in the device and trying it or looking it up online.

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I hardly ever use this feature since it causes me massive eye strain and dizziness and simply doesn't work that well for long-haired people with glasses but some cases which really wowed me are...

  • Kirby: Planet Robobot (that and other Kirby games were the only games I could play in 3D with relative ease and I adore Robobot's effects in particular)
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising (best 3D I've seen so far but unfortunately I couldn't handle it at all during gameplay. Still couldn't resist during cool moments and cutscenes, though)
  • Luigi's Mansion 2

I can't remember whether Paper Mario: Sticker Star had notably good 3D effects but I remember it being the only game - apart from LM2 and Kirby - where I insisted on playing it in 3D only despite the trouble it caused me which says a lot. iirc it added to the diorama feel which I really liked.

I occasionally use 3D in Swapdoodle when making notes if that counts for anything.

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I never see anyone else mention this, but LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins absolutely deserves to go on any 3D effect list. Used in multiple different ways to really give the game an extra layer of panache.

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Easily Ocarina of Time has the best 3D, just like @BlueOcean said, it makes the game way more immersive. I remember playing it in the garden at night time when I used to smoke and just being totally lost in the game, especially toward the end. The 3D effect just made the tiny 3DS screen look so much bigger like you were peering into Hyrule itself!



ralphdibny wrote:

The 3D effect just made the tiny 3DS screen look so much bigger like you were peering into Hyrule itself!




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