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If you"re looking for the best Nintendo 3DS games for an 8 year old, our experts are here to help. We"ve played, reviewed, and rated all of the biggest và best games, so you can be sure you"re buying a trò chơi your child will love. Here"s the list of our favourites, in order:



A hilarious quest for a stolen voice in this bro-centric role-playing adventureGenre(s): Role Playing trò chơi (Turn Based Battles)

Build your own bustling desert town in this adorable kích hoạt adventureGenre(s): Role Playing game (Real Time Battles), World Building

Monster battler"s tropical island instalment makes the perfect antidote to the cold winter weatherGenre(s): Role Playing game (Turn Based Battles)

We return to lớn a galaxy far, far away, in one of the best LEGO adventures ever.Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Solving mysteries with a hard-boiled Pikachu, in what is perhaps the most unusual Pokemon tie-in yet�Genre(s): Point và Click

A trip back lớn the tropical Pokemon paradise in Nintendo"s latest critter catching adventureGenre(s): Role Playing game (Turn Based Battles)

Brush up on your styling skills as you inherit your own boutique khổng lồ the starsGenre(s): Life Simulation

A triple dose of farming fun in this adorably chock-a-block farming/life simGenre(s): World Building

Chill with Mickey, fight ghosts with Stitch and các buổi tiệc nhỏ with Rapunzel in this Disney-themed adventureGenre(s): Life Simulation

Try your hand at running your own fashion boutique in Nintendo"s latest 3DS gameGenre(s): Life Simulation

Help Thomas and co get ready for some very important visitors in this mini-game collectionGenre(s): Mini-game

Everyone"s favourite vocaloid dances onto the 3DS in her new musical rhythm-action titleGenre(s): Music

Double pack of monster-raising, match three goodness hits the 3DSGenre(s): Puzzle (Match 3, etc), Role Playing trò chơi (Turn Based Battles)

Come fly with me, as the 3DS flight sim blasts off in a slightly upgraded outingGenre(s): Flight Simulation

Dusty & the rest of the Disney Planes hit the Wii U - but can they save the day? With simple, top-down gameplay, you take control of the entire rescue crew as you protect the forest và its inhabitants from disasters, in a truly fantastic kids game.Genre(s): Action (2D)

Nintendo takes the fight outside, but is this the Smash Bros. We"ve been waiting for, or a "lightweight" sequel?Genre(s): Beat "em up

Minis và villains join the fight for Skylands, as our favourite toy collecting adventure returns, with all the same co-op fun.Genre(s): Action (3D), Platform (3D)

Nintendo"s quirky face-stealing, Mii-centric role-playing adventure hits the 3DSGenre(s): Role Playing game (Turn Based Battles)

Everyone"s favourite culinary mini-game whiz is back - and this time she"s baking up a stormGenre(s): Mini-game

A level creator, & 100 new Mario levels come to lớn the 3DS in what could be the plumber"s last 3DS platforming outing.

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Genre(s): Platform (2D)

Harvest Moon comes over a little bit Minecraft in its latest outing - here"s our definitive verdictGenre(s): Life Simulation

A role playing game with a wicked sense of humour, Citizens of Earth has a lot in common with classic SNES game, Earthbound.Genre(s): Role Playing trò chơi (Turn Based Battles)

The kid"s film gets a match three tie-in - and luckily, it"s more Glinda than ElphabaGenre(s): Puzzle (Match 3, etc)

Creature creation game gets a retail version - but is it worth the extra cash?Genre(s): Platform (2D), World Building

Befriend a monster, and set out into the world in this Pokemon-style adventureGenre(s): Role Playing trò chơi (Turn Based Battles)

If you loved khách sạn Dusk, The Last Window, or any other great visual novel story, you"ll want to lớn read this reviewGenre(s): Point & Click (Visual Novel)

Sonic and friends return for a platformer with a change of pace, as they try lớn put bad Wii U memories behind them.Genre(s): Platform (3D)

The Mushroom Kingdom"s board game/mini-game-fest is back - và now, you all move at once.Genre(s): Mini-game, Trivia, thẻ or Board Game

Farming, fighting & friendship collide in this adorable Rune Factory-alikeGenre(s): Role Playing trò chơi (Turn Based Battles)

Pac-Man may have been around longer than I"ve been, alive but he"s no intention of fading away.Genre(s): Platform (3D)

Long-running farming-come-life-sim Harvest Moon returns khổng lồ the 3DS - but is it any good?Genre(s): Life Simulation

Just when you think you had picross beat - ding ding mother flipper, it"s back for more!Genre(s): Puzzle (Logic and Brain Teasers)

In which we faffed about as a knight, leading a guild of dungeon explorers!Genre(s): Role Playing game (Turn Based Battles)

Adventure Time, the Regular Show, Steven Universe, & many more best loved characters come together to take on the world in this side-scrolling beat "em up.Genre(s): Action (2D)

The little guys return in a 3DS adventure that"s unlike any Pikmin trò chơi you"ve ever playedGenre(s): Platform (2D)

The 3DS gets a multiplayer-oriented spin-off - but can it live up lớn its name?Genre(s): Role Playing game (Real Time Battles)