List of Virtual Console games for Nintendo 3DS (North America)
This is a list of current and upcoming Virtual Console games and 3D Classics that are available on the Nintendo 3DS in North America.
The following is a list of the 166 games (178 including those available for Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors, Donkey Kong: Original Edition and Tetris), 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
These titles were originally released for use on the Game Boy system, which was launched in 1989. The first three Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console titles were Game Boy games and debuted alongside the Nintendo 3DS eShop in June 2011.
One title, Tetris, has been removed from the service.
- Delisted on December 31, 2014
Nintendo Game Boy Color
These titles were originally released for use on the Game Boy Color system, which was launched in 1998.
Nintendo Entertainment System
These titles were originally released for use on the Nintendo Entertainment System, which was launched in 1985. The first 10 NES games were released on August 31, 2011 to Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors. These games were later released to the general public with additional features, such as the ability to save the game at any point; the Ambassador versions were patched to add the new features.
The Mysterious Murasame Castle and Summer Carnival '92: Recca made their first official appearances in North America when they added to the 3DS Virtual Console. Donkey Kong: Original Edition also made its North American debut, but it was available only as a promotional bonus and was removed from availability after the promotion ended.
- Nintendo 3DS Ambassador title
- Delisted on January 6, 2013
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
These titles were originally released for use on the Game Boy Advance, which was launched in 2001. Like the initial NES Virtual Console games, these titles were released exclusively to Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors. Unlike the NES titles, these games have not been released to the general public and Nintendo has publicly stated it has no plans to do so.
|F-Zero: Maximum Velocity||Nintendo||Nd Cube||December 16, 2011||E|
|Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones||Nintendo||Intelligent Systems||December 16, 2011||E|
|Kirby & the Amazing Mirror||Nintendo||HAL Laboratory||December 16, 2011||E|
|The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap||Nintendo||Capcom||December 16, 2011||E|
|Mario Kart: Super Circuit||Nintendo||Intelligent Systems||December 16, 2011||E|
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong||Nintendo||Nintendo Software Technology||December 16, 2011||E|
|Metroid Fusion||Nintendo||Nintendo R&D1||December 16, 2011||E|
|Wario Land 4||Nintendo||Nintendo R&D1||December 16, 2011||E|
|WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!||Nintendo||Nintendo R&D1||December 16, 2011||E|
|Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3||Nintendo||Nintendo EAD||December 16, 2011||E|
Sega Game Gear
These titles were originally released for use on the Game Gear system, which was launched in 1991.
|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+|
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||April 19, 2012[a]||E|
|Space Harrier||Arcade||Sega||M2||November 28, 2013||E10+|
|Super Hang-On||Arcade||Sega||M2||November 28, 2013||E10+|
|Altered Beast||Sega Genesis||Sega||M2||December 5, 2013||E10+|
|Sonic the Hedgehog||Sega Genesis||Sega||M2||December 5, 2013||E|
|Ecco the Dolphin||Sega Genesis||Sega||M2||December 12, 2013||E|
|Galaxy Force II||Arcade||Sega||M2||December 12, 2013||E|
|Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master||Sega Genesis||Sega||M2||December 19, 2013||E10+|
|Streets of Rage||Sega Genesis||Sega||M2||December 19, 2013||E10+|
|After Burner II||Arcade||Sega||M2||January 15, 2015||E10+|
- Previously available as a pre-order bonus (at select stores) for Kid Icarus: Uprising on its release day March 23, 2012, ahead of the paid public release of the 3D Classics title.
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. Sega has revealed upcoming titles on their sites. New games (if any) are added to the Nintendo eShop Thursdays at noon ET/9 am PT.
|Fantasy Zone||Sega||February 2015||E||3D Classics||Nintendo|
|Out Run||Sega||March 2015||E||3D Classics||Nintendo|
|Fantasy Zone II||Sega||April 2015||E||3D Classics||Nintendo|
|Thunder Blade||Sega||May 2015||E10+||3D Classics||Nintendo|
- List of Virtual Console games for Wii (North America)
- List of Virtual Console games for Wii U (North America)
- Nintendo 3DS Download Software
- List of DSiWare games and applications
- List of DSiWare games (North America)
- Alex Morgen (June 6, 2011). "Nintendo eShop June 6 Update details from Nintendo; Free Excitebike 3D and Nintendo eShop titles announced". gamingbits.com. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- "Tetris (Game Boy), Tetris Axis removed from 3DS eShop". GoNintendo. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- Joseph Volpe (August 31, 2011). "Nintendo's 3DS Ambassador Program line-up revealed, games available September 1st". engadget.com. AOL Inc. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- JC Fletcher (February 16, 2012). "NintendoWare Weekly: Metal Gear Solid 3D demo, Strider". joystiq.com. AOL Inc. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Stephen Totilo. "You Can Now Get Donkey Kong: Original Edition For 3DS, In a Roundabout Way". kotaku.com. Gawker Media. Retrieved January 30, 2015. Text "dateOctober 1, 2012" ignored (help)
- Official Nintendo Press Room Site
- Sega's Official Virtual Console Site