List of Virtual Console games for Nintendo 3DS (North America)

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This is a list of current and upcoming Virtual Console games and 3D Classics that are available on the Nintendo 3DS in North America.

Available titles[edit]

The following is a list of the 150 games (160 including limited-edition titles such as Donkey Kong: Original Edition and titles for 3DS Ambassadors) available on the Virtual Console for the Nintendo 3DS in North America, sorted by system and in the order they were added in Nintendo eShop. To sort by other columns, click the corresponding icon in the header row.

Nintendo Game Boy[edit]

These titles were originally released for use on the Game Boy system, which was launched in 1989.

Title Publisher Developer(s) Release Date ESRB
Alleyway Nintendo Nintendo R&D1, Intelligent Systems June 6, 2011 E
Radar Mission Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 June 6, 2011 E
Super Mario Land Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 June 6, 2011 E
Donkey Kong Nintendo Nintendo EAD, SRD June 16, 2011 E
Tennis Nintendo Intelligent Systems June 23, 2011 E
Kirby's Dream Land Nintendo HAL Laboratory June 30, 2011 E
Fortified Zone Jaleco Jaleco July 7, 2011 E
Qix Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 July 7, 2011 E
Baseball Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 July 14, 2011 E
Game & Watch Gallery Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 July 14, 2011 E
Mario's Picross Nintendo Jupiter August 4, 2011 E
Avenging Spirit Jaleco Jaleco August 11, 2011 E
Gargoyle's Quest Capcom Capcom August 25, 2011 E
Pac-Man Bandai Namco Namco September 1, 2011 E
Golf Nintendo Nintendo R&D1, Intelligent Systems September 8, 2011 E
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge Capcom Capcom September 15, 2011 E
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 September 29, 2011 E
Side Pocket G-Mode Data East October 6, 2011 E
Catrap Asmik Asmik October 13, 2011 E
Double Dragon Aksys Games Technōs Japan October 20, 2011 E10+
BurgerTime Deluxe G-Mode Data East October 27, 2011 E
Balloon Kid Nintendo Nintendo R&D1, Pax Softnica November 3, 2011 E
Metroid II: Return of Samus Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 November 24, 2011 E
Adventure Island Hudson Soft Hudson Soft December 1, 2011 E
Tetris Nintendo Nintendo, Bullet-Proof Software December 22, 2011 E
Bionic Commando Capcom Capcom December 29, 2011 E10+
Lock 'n' Chase G-Mode Data East January 19, 2012 E
Maru's Mission Jaleco Tose February 9, 2012 E
Kirby's Block Ball Nintendo HAL Laboratory May 17, 2012 E
Kirby's Pinball Land Nintendo HAL Laboratory July 12, 2012 E
The Sword of Hope II Kemco Kemco July 12, 2012 E
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters Nintendo Nintendo, Tose July 19, 2012 E10+
Tumblepop G-Mode Data East July 19, 2012 E
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 July 26, 2012 E
Mole Mania Nintendo Nintendo EAD, Pax Softnica July 26, 2012 E
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Konami Konami September 13, 2012 E
Quarth Konami Konami September 27, 2012 E
Dr. Mario Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 October 4, 2012 E
Castlevania: The Adventure Konami Konami October 25, 2012 E
Kirby's Star Stacker Nintendo HAL Laboratory January 17, 2013 E
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Nintendo HAL Laboratory August 1, 2013 E
Pinball: Revenge of the Gator HAL Laboratory HAL Laboratory October 17, 2013 E
Mega Man II Capcom Capcom May 8, 2014 E
Mega Man III Capcom Capcom May 8, 2014 E
Mega Man IV Capcom Capcom May 15, 2014 E
Mega Man V Capcom Capcom May 22, 2014 E

Nintendo Game Boy Color[edit]

These titles were originally released for use on the Game Boy Color system, which was launched in 1998.

Title Publisher Developer(s) Release Date ESRB
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Nintendo Nintendo R&D2 June 7, 2011 E
Blaster Master: Enemy Below Sunsoft Sunsoft December 15, 2011 E
Game & Watch Gallery 2 Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 May 24, 2012 E
Rayman Ubisoft Ubisoft May 31, 2012 E
Prince of Persia Ubisoft Ubisoft June 7, 2012 E
Toki Tori Two Tribes B.V. Two Tribes B.V. August 30, 2012 E
Mario Golf Nintendo Camelot Software Planning October 11, 2012 E
Wario Land II Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 December 20, 2012 E
Legend of the River King GBC Natsume Natsume March 28, 2013 E
Harvest Moon GBC Natsume Natsume May 16, 2013 E
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Nintendo Capcom May 30, 2013 E
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons Nintendo Capcom May 30, 2013 E
Shantae Capcom WayForward Technologies July 18, 2013 E
Wario Land 3 Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 August 29, 2013 E
Mario Tennis Nintendo Camelot Software Planning December 26, 2013 E
Mega Man Xtreme Capcom Capcom May 1, 2014 E
Mega Man Xtreme 2 Capcom Capcom May 29, 2014 E

Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

These titles were originally released for use on the Nintendo Entertainment System, which was launched in 1985.

Title Publisher Developer(s) Release Date ESRB
Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Nintendo EAD February 16, 20121 E
Metroid Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 March 1, 20121 E
Punch-Out!! Nintendo Nintendo EAD March 8, 2012 E
Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 June 14, 20121 E
The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Nintendo EAD July 5, 20121 E
NES Open Tournament Golf Nintendo Nintendo R&D2 July 5, 20121 E
Donkey Kong: Original Edition (Limited release) Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 October 1, 20122 E
Gradius Konami Konami October 18, 2012 E
Ghosts 'n Goblins Capcom Capcom October 25, 2012 E
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Nintendo Nintendo EAD November 22, 20121 E
Pac-Man Namco Namco November 29, 2012 E
Mighty Bomb Jack Tecmo Koei Tecmo Koei December 6, 2012 E
Ninja Gaiden Tecmo Koei Tecmo Koei December 13, 2012 E
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Nintendo Nintendo EAD December 27, 2012 E
Mega Man Capcom Capcom December 27, 2012 E
Super C Konami Konami January 24, 2013 E
Ice Climber Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 January 31, 20131 E
Mega Man 2 Capcom Capcom February 7, 2013 E
Dig Dug Bandai Namco Namco February 14, 2013 E
Yoshi Nintendo Game Freak February 21, 20131 E
Wrecking Crew Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 March 7, 20131 E
Mega Man 3 Capcom Capcom March 14, 2013 E
Castlevania Konami Konami April 4, 2013 E
Mega Man 4 Capcom Capcom April 25, 2013 E
Balloon Fight Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 May 2, 20131 E
Mega Man 5 Capcom Capcom May 16, 2013 E
Mega Man 6 Nintendo Capcom June 20, 2013 E
Spelunker Tozai Games MicroGraphicImage, Irem June 27, 2013 E
Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo Nintendo EAD July 11, 2013 E
Donkey Kong Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 August 15, 2013 E
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Tecmo Koei Tecmo Koei August 22, 2013 E
Summer Carnival '92: Recca Naxat Soft KID September 5, 2013 E
Tecmo Bowl Tecmo Koei Tecmo September 12, 2013 E
Solomon's Key Tecmo Koei Tecmo September 19, 2013 E
Star Soldier Konami Konami October 24, 2013 E
Milon's Secret Castle Konami Konami October 31, 2013 E
Wario's Woods Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 November 7, 2013 E
River City Ransom Aksys Games Technōs Japan November 14, 2013 E10+
City Connection Hamster Axes Art Amuse November 21, 2013 E
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Tecmo Koei Tecmo Koei November 28, 2013 E
Donkey Kong 3 Nintendo Nintendo R&D4 December 5, 2013 E
Double Dragon Aksys Games Technōs Japan December 12, 2013 E10+
Crash 'N' The Boys: Street Challenge Arc System Works Technōs Japan December 19, 2013 E
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Konami Konami January 16, 2014 E
Life Force Konami Konami January 23, 2014 E
Mario Bros. Nintendo Nintendo January 30, 2014 E
Sky Kid Bandai Namco Namco February 20, 2014 E
Renegade Arc System Works Technōs Japan February 27, 2014 E10+
Adventure Island II Konami Konami March 6, 2014 E
Galaga Bandai Namco Namco March 13, 2014 E
Clu Clu Land Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 March 27, 2014 E
Mach Rider Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 April 10, 2014 E
Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo Nintendo EAD April 17, 2014 E
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Aksys Games Technōs Japan June 12, 2014 E10+
Super Dodge Ball Aksys Games Technōs Japan June 18, 2014 E
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Konami Konami June 26, 2014 E
Bases Loaded Hamster Jaleco July 10, 2014 E
Blaster Master Sunsoft Sunsoft July 24, 2014 E
Notes:
  1. Released September 1, 2011 for Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors.
  2. Available exclusively to users who purchase select games from the Nintendo eShop before January 6, 2013.[1] It is currently not available.

Nintendo Game Boy Advance[edit]

These titles were originally released for use on the Game Boy Advance, which was launched in 2001.

Title Publisher Developer(s) Release Date ESRB
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity Nintendo Nd Cube December 16, 20111 E
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Nintendo Intelligent Systems December 16, 20111 E
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror Nintendo HAL Laboratory December 16, 20111 E
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Nintendo Capcom December 16, 20111 E
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Nintendo Intelligent Systems December 16, 20111 E
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Nintendo Nintendo Software Technology December 16, 20111 E
Metroid Fusion Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 December 16, 20111 E
Wario Land 4 Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 December 16, 20111 E
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 December 16, 20111 E
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Nintendo EAD December 16, 20111 E
Notes:
  1. Release date for Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors; no plans for public release.

Sega Game Gear[edit]

These titles were originally released for use on the Game Gear system, which was launched in 1991.

Title Publisher Developer(s) Release Date ESRB
Dragon Crystal Sega Sega March 15, 2012 E10+
Shinobi Sega Sega March 15, 2012 E
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble Sega Aspect Co. March 15, 2012 E
Columns Sega Sega June 13, 2013 E
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Sega Compile June 13, 2013 E
Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya Sega Sonic! Software Planning June 13, 2013 E10+
Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Ancient June 13, 2013 E
Defenders of Oasis Sega Sega June 20, 2013 E10+
Sonic Blast Sega Aspect Co. June 20, 2013 E
Tails Adventure Sega Aspect Co. June 20, 2013 E
Crystal Warriors Sega Sega June 27, 2013 E10+
Sonic Labyrinth Sega Sega June 27, 2013 E
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega Aspect Co. June 27, 2013 E
G-LOC: Air Battle Sega Sega AM2 July 4, 2013 E
Sonic Drift 2 Sega Sega July 4, 2013 E
Vampire: Master of Darkness Sega SIMS July 4, 2013 E10+

3D Classics[edit]

These games, originally released in 2D form, have been remade to take advantage of the system's 3D display.

Title Original Platform Publisher Developer(s) Release Date ESRB
Excitebike NES Nintendo Arika June 6, 2011 E
Xevious Arcade Nintendo Namco July 21, 2011 E
Urban Champion NES Nintendo Arika August 18, 2011 E10+
TwinBee NES Nintendo Konami September 22, 2011 E
Kirby's Adventure NES Nintendo Arika November 17, 2011 E
Kid Icarus NES Nintendo Arika March 23, 20121
April 19, 2012
E
Space Harrier Arcade Sega Sega November 28, 2013 E10+
Super Hang-On Arcade Sega Sega November 28, 2013 E10+
Altered Beast Sega Genesis Sega Sega December 5, 2013 E10+
Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Genesis Sega Sega December 5, 2013 E
Ecco the Dolphin Sega Genesis Sega Sega December 12, 2013 E
Galaxy Force II Arcade Sega Sega December 12, 2013 E
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master Sega Genesis Sega Sega December 19, 2013 E10+
Streets of Rage Sega Genesis Sega Sega December 19, 2013 E10+
Notes:
  1. Release date for consumers who received a download code with a pre-release purchase of Kid Icarus: Uprising from select retailers or who purchased separately through GameStop.

Future releases[edit]

The following is a list of titles that have been announced for the Virtual Console. Nintendo has announced new games and release dates through its press room site.[2] Sega[3] has revealed upcoming titles on their sites. Hudson has revealed new titles and release dates through its forums and on its websites. New games (if any) are added to the Nintendo eShop Thursdays at noon ET/9 am PT.

Title Publisher(s) Release Date ESRB Platform Source
The Mysterious Murasame Castle Nintendo August 7, 2014 E NES Nintendo Life
Gargoyle's Quest II Capcom 2014 RP NES Capcom Unity
Mighty Final Fight Capcom 2014 RP NES Capcom Unity
Street Fighter 2010 Capcom 2014 RP NES Capcom Unity

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Hatfield (October 2, 2012). "'Donkey Kong: Original Edition' Is Free With Select eShop Games!". multiplayerblog.mtv.com. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Official Nintendo Press Room Site
  3. ^ Sega's Official Virtual Console Site