This time of year is exciting for students as it time for Spring Break, and that means the school year is almost finished. For parents, Spring Break is a time for reconnect with their children and enjoy some moments of leisure as you embark on family vacations and escape the cold air and prepare for the warmth that spring brings with it. While great fun is had once you reach your vacation destination, the trip to get there can be boring and tedious. Thankfully, you can beat the travel blues with a New Nintendo 3DS XL, software from Nintendo, and make that lengthy car ride or flight a peaceful and enjoyable journey for all involved.
Instead of sitting in the backseat of the car watching the lines of the road fly by, pick up your 3DS and enjoy the journey. Whether you want to play a game on your own, play with friends and family, watch an episode of your favorite TV show, or watch a movie, the New Nintendo 3DS XL has you covered. Below, you will find a Spring Break Gaming 101 Guide that will provide you with valuable information about 3DS software that you can enjoy during your break, and other essentials to get the most out of your handheld.
Outside of gaming, you can download valuable entertainment applications like Hulu and Netflix, so you can watch all your favorite programs right on your 3DS. Once you’re done watching TV programming or a movie, it’s gaming time and the 3DS has a vast library of quality software to keep you entertained during spring break. Whether it be a fighter, competitive racer, engaging narrative driven adventure game, or a collection of Olympic sporting events, the 3DS has you covered.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Price: $39.99 – Full Review
All of your favorite Mario and Sonic characters are ready to join the fun in Rio de Janeiro, host of the Olympic Games in 2016. Friends and families can take the rivalry on the road with this portable collection of supercharged events like Soccer, BMX, Beach Volleyball and Archery, or they can try Plus Events, which add a Mario & Sonic twist to the athletic proceedings, like dodging stacks of Goombas in BMX Plus or vaulting over Moto Bugs in Equestrian.
Mario & Luigi Paper Jam – Price: $39.99
Paper Mario jumps out of a book and into the bizarre adventures of Mario & Luigi, resulting in hilarious, and dangerous, hijinks! Become the superstar team of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario to take on quests, take down enemies and untangle these two unique universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi series.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – Price: $39.99 – Full Review
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS takes the tried-and-true fighting game that pits classic Nintendo characters against each other, and adds more features than ever before, with robust single and multiplayer modes, silky smooth online play and myriad customization options.
Mario Kart 7 – Price: $29.99 – Full Review
Fan-favorite game Mario Kart 7 brings Mushroom Kingdom racing fun into glorious 3D. For the first time, drivers explore new competitive kart possibilities, such as soaring through the skies or plunging to the depths of the sea. New courses, strategic new abilities and customizable karts bring the racing excitement to new heights on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Other notable titles to consider include: Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow, which can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop. These classic RPG adventure games have stood the test of time and will keep you busy for the entirety of spring break.