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 that are available on the Nintendo 3DS in North America.

Available titles[edit]

The following is a list of the 182 games (194 including those available for Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors, and delisted titles like Tetris, and Donkey Kong: Original Edition) 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. The first three Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console titles were Game Boy games and debuted alongside the Nintendo 3DS eShop in June 2011.[1]

One title, Tetris, has been delisted from the service due to Nintendo's Tetris license expiring, as Ubisoft held the license at the time.[2]

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 Hamster 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 Hamster 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 Arc System Works 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 Konami Hudson Soft December 1, 2011 E
Tetris[a] Nintendo Nintendo, Bullet-Proof Software December 22, 2011 E
Bionic Commando Capcom Minakuchi Engineering December 29, 2011 E10+
Lock 'n' Chase G-Mode Data East January 19, 2012 E
Maru's Mission Hamster 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
Revenge of the 'Gator[b] Nintendo 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
Donkey Kong Land Nintendo Rare February 26, 2015 E
Donkey Kong Land 2 Nintendo Rare February 26, 2015 E
Donkey Kong Land III Nintendo Rare February 26, 2015 E
Pokémon Blue Nintendo Game Freak February 27, 2016 E
Pokémon Red Nintendo Game Freak February 27, 2016 E
  1. ^ Delisted on January 1, 2015
  2. ^ Marketed as Pinball: Revenge of the Gator outside of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

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 Natsume Victor Interactive Software March 28, 2013 E
Harvest Moon Natsume Victor Interactive Software 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 WayForward WayForward 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
Xtreme Sports WayForward WayForward August 21, 2014 E
Legend of the River King 2 Natsume Victor Interactive Software September 18, 2014 E
Harvest Moon 2 Natsume Victor Interactive Software October 16, 2014 E
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge Nintendo Intelligent Systems November 6, 2014 E
Pokémon Trading Card Game Nintendo Hudson Soft November 13, 2014 E
Harvest Moon 3 Natsume Victor Interactive Software December 11, 2014 E
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Nintendo Nintendo December 25, 2014 E
Bionic Commando: Elite Forces Nintendo Nintendo January 1, 2015 E
Lufia: The Legend Returns Natsume Neverland January 15, 2015 E
Game & Watch Gallery 3 Nintendo Nintendo February 5, 2015 E
Pokémon Yellow Nintendo Game Freak February 27, 2016 E

Nintendo Game Boy Advance[edit]

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.[3] Additionally, these titles do not support typical emulation features, such as suspended play and restore points.

Title Publisher Developer(s) Release Date ESRB
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

Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

The Mysterious Murasame Castle and Summer Carnival '92: Recca made their first official appearances in North America when they were 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.[6]

Title Publisher Developer(s) Release Date ESRB
Super Mario Bros.[a] Nintendo Nintendo EAD February 16, 2012 E
Metroid[a] Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 March 1, 2012 E
Punch-Out!! Nintendo Nintendo EAD March 8, 2012 E
Donkey Kong Jr.[a] Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 June 14, 2012 E
The Legend of Zelda[a] Nintendo Nintendo EAD July 5, 2012 E
NES Open Tournament Golf[a] Nintendo Nintendo R&D2 July 5, 2012 E
Donkey Kong: Original Edition[b] Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 October 1, 2012 E
Gradius Konami Konami October 18, 2012 E
Ghosts 'n Goblins Capcom Capcom October 25, 2012 E
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link[a] Nintendo Nintendo EAD November 22, 2012 E
Pac-Man Bandai Namco Namco November 29, 2012 E
Mighty Bomb Jack Koei Tecmo Tecmo December 6, 2012 E
Ninja Gaiden Koei Tecmo Tecmo 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[a] Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 January 31, 2013 E
Mega Man 2 Capcom Capcom February 7, 2013 E
Dig Dug Bandai Namco Namco February 14, 2013 E
Yoshi[a] Nintendo Game Freak February 21, 2013 E
Wrecking Crew[a] Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 March 7, 2013 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[a] Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 May 2, 2013 E
Mega Man 5 Capcom Capcom May 16, 2013 E
Mega Man 6 Capcom 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 Koei Tecmo Tecmo August 22, 2013 E
Summer Carnival '92: Recca Naxat Soft KID September 5, 2013 E
Tecmo Bowl Koei Tecmo Tecmo September 12, 2013 E
Solomon's Key Koei Tecmo 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 Arc System Works Technōs Japan November 14, 2013 E10+
City Connection Hamster Axes Art Amuse November 21, 2013 E
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Koei Tecmo Tecmo November 28, 2013 E
Donkey Kong 3 Nintendo Nintendo R&D4 December 5, 2013 E
Double Dragon Arc System Works 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 Hudson Soft 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 Arc System Works Technōs Japan June 12, 2014 E10+
Super Dodge Ball Arc System Works 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
The Mysterious Murasame Castle Nintendo Nintendo EAD August 7, 2014 E
Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight Capcom Capcom September 4, 2014 E10+
Gargoyle's Quest II Capcom Capcom October 30, 2014 E
Mighty Final Fight Capcom Capcom November 27, 2014 E10+
Adventures of Lolo Nintendo HAL Laboratory January 8, 2015 E
S.C.A.T. Natsume Natsume January 22, 2015 E
Shadow of the Ninja Natsume Natsume January 29, 2015 E
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Nintendo 3DS Ambassador title
  2. ^ Promotion ended on January 6, 2013

Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

These titles were originally released for use on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which was launched in 1991. These Virtual Console titles are exclusively available for New Nintendo 3DS platforms (New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL),[7] due to technical issues regarding the CPU in older Nintendo 3DS models for rendering the emulation.[8]

Title Publisher Developer(s) Release Date ESRB
F-Zero Nintendo Nintendo EAD March 3, 2016 E
Pilotwings Nintendo Nintendo EAD March 3, 2016 E
Super Mario World Nintendo Nintendo EAD March 3, 2016 E
Donkey Kong Country Nintendo Rare March 24, 2016 E
EarthBound Nintendo HAL Laboratory, Ape March 24, 2016 T
Super Mario Kart Nintendo Nintendo EAD March 24, 2016 E
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Nintendo Rare April 14, 2016 E
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo Nintendo EAD April 14, 2016 E
Super Metroid Nintendo Nintendo R&D1 April 14, 2016 E
Super Punch-Out!! Nintendo Nintendo IRD May 5, 2016 E
Contra III: The Alien Wars Konami Konami May 19, 2016 E10+
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Nintendo Rare June 2, 2016 E
Mega Man 7 Capcom Capcom June 16, 2016 E
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Capcom Capcom June 23, 2016 E
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja Konami Konami July 7, 2016 E
Final Fight Capcom Capcom July 14, 2016 E
Kirby's Dream Course Nintendo HAL Laboratory July 28, 2016 E
Mega Man X Capcom Capcom August 11, 2016 E
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Capcom Capcom August 25, 2016 T
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting Capcom Capcom August 25, 2016 T
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers Capcom Capcom August 25, 2016 T
Super Castlevania IV Konami Konami September 8, 2016 E10+
Final Fight 2 Capcom Capcom September 22, 2016 E10+
Final Fight 3 Capcom Capcom September 22, 2016 T

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+

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.[9] Sega[10] has revealed upcoming titles on their sites. 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Tetris (Game Boy), Tetris Axis removed from 3DS eShop". GoNintendo. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "None of the Ambassador Program Games Are Appearing in the eShop". Nintendo Support. Nintendo. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ JC Fletcher (February 16, 2012). "NintendoWare Weekly: Metal Gear Solid 3D demo, Strider". joystiq.com. AOL Inc. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ Stephen Totilo (October 1, 2012). "You Can Now Get Donkey Kong: Original Edition For 3DS, In a Roundabout Way". kotaku.com. Gawker Media. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  7. ^ Andrew Goldfarb (March 3, 2016). "ZELDA, METROID, EARTHBOUND, MORE SNES GAMES HEADED TO NEW 3DS VIRTUAL CONSOLE". ign.com. Ziff Davis. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ Barder, Ollie (March 13, 2016). "Nintendo Clarifies Why SNES Games Will Only Work On The New 3DS". Forbes. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ Official Nintendo Press Room Site
  10. ^ Sega's Official Virtual Console Site