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NWR Staff 3DS Playtime Round Two

by Neal Ronaghan - April 3, 2012, 1:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 26

Six months ago, we checked in on what our staffers were playing. Now, what are our top five played games after a year with the 3DS?

The 3DS turned one in North America and Europe last week, so it felt like a good time to check in on our staff's playtime with Nintendo's latest system. Mario dominated a lot of our lists, with Super Mario 3D Land appearing on most lists. Mario Kart 7, Resident Evil: Revelations, and Kid Icarus: Uprising are also getting lots of love. Of course, Ocarina of Time 3D still lingers on most people's lists.

Feel free to share your list in the Talkback thread!

    Andy Goergen
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (32:03)
  2. Super Mario 3D Land (27:59)
  3. Resident Evil: Revelations (24:15)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (19:02)
  5. Pilotwings Resort (14:48)
    Neal Ronaghan
  1. Kid Icarus: Uprising (35:43)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (19:59)
  3. Super Mario 3D Land (16:01)
  4. Mario's Picross (14:04)
  5. Mario Kart 7 (11:27)
    Josh Max
  1. Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones (35:22)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap (20:12)
  3. Sonic Generations (10:38)
  4. Star Fox 64 3D (9:52)
  5. Kid Icarus: Uprising (6:10)
    James Dawson
  1. Tales of the Abyss (57:15)
  2. Mario Kart 7 (35:41)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (35:30)
  4. Super Mario 3D Land (30:42)
  5. Kid Icarus: Uprising (28:53)
    J.P. Corbran
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (15:40)
  2. Super Mario 3D Land (14:56)
  3. Mutant Mudds (12:14)
  4. Pilotwings Resort (11:03)
  5. FIFA 12 (10:54)
    Zachary Miller
  1. Resident Evil: Revelations (72:21)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (28:09)
  3. Pokémon Rumble Blast (26:22)
  4. Mario Kart 7 (18:30)
  5. Super Mario 3D Land (18:30)
    Jared Rosenberg
  1. Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (65:01)
  2. Super Mario 3D Land (29:23)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (28:23)
  4. Pilotwings Resort (21:13)
  5. Mario Kart 7 (18:19)
    Carmine Red
  1. AWAY Shuffle Dungeon (43:10)
  2. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (28:03)
  3. Dillon's Rolling Western (23:12)
  4. Swapnote (12:34)
  5. StreetPass Mii Plaza (10:55)
    Danny Bivens
  1. Nintendo eShop (40:20)
  2. Theatrhythm (39:22)
  3. Itsu no Ma ni Terebi (3DS Television Service) (22:16)
  4. Pushmo (19:37)
  5. Rhythm Thief (15:19)
    James Charlton
  1. Mario Kart 7 (34:59)
  2. StreetPass Mii Plaza (27:58)
  3. Super Mario 3D Land (25:50)
  4. Swapnote (23:28)
  5. The Legend of Zelda (9:54)
    Minoru Yamaizumi
  1. Kid Icarus: Uprising (53:19)
  2. Resident Evil: Revelations (51:06)
  3. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (50:45)
  4. StreetPass Mii Plaza (25:40)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (23:23)
    Patrick Barnett
  1. Tales of the Abyss (41:30)
  2. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (31:16)
  3. Kid Icarus: Uprising (23:07)
  4. Okamiden (21:27)
  5. Pushmo (19:02)
    Scott Thompson
  1. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (19:49)
  2. Resident Evil: Revelations (15:48)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (10:16)
  4. Swapnote (9:47)
  5. Kirby Mass Attack (9:44)
    Alex Culafi
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (51:30)
  2. Nintendogs + Cats (29:00)
  3. Super Mario 3D Land (25:44)
  4. Chrono Trigger (25:32)
  5. Pokémon Rumble Blast (19:06)

Talkback

Pixelated PixiesApril 03, 2012

My most played games have been,

1 - Mario Kart - 35:55 hrs
2 - Ocarina of Time - 34:15 hrs
3 - Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition - 30:26 hrs
4 - Chrono Trigger (DS) - 29:03 hrs
5 - Professor Layton and the Lost Future (DS) - 28:57 hrs
6 - Pullblox - 27:38 hrs
7 - Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (DS) - 26:24 hrs
8 - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS) - 23:16 hrs
9 - Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS) - 22:21 hrs
10 - Super Mario 3D Land - 21:49 hrs

I guess it goes without saying that during the long in months in which no 3DS games were coming out I made the best of it by acquainting myself with the Layton series.

Other notable mentions are Uprising at 12th (21:37 hrs), Ghost Trick at 15th (16:35 hrs) and my least played game being Kirby & the Amazing mirror at 76th (0:06 hrs).

leahsdadApril 03, 2012

Zach, holy crap.  That must be a typo, right?  30, even 40 hours, I can understand.  But 70+ on Revelations raid mode!

purevalApril 03, 2012

My top 10 are:
1. Zelda OoT 20:33
2. Pushmo 17:32
3. Mutant Mudds 11:40
4. Swapmote 11:38
5. Super Mario 3D Land 8:42
6. Zelda II 7:01
7. Zen Pinball 3D 6:51
8. The Legend of Zelda 4:31
9. Street Pass Mii Plaza 3:44
10 Nintendo e Shop 2:51


My least played game is NES Open Golf, that I suffered through :04 of. Interesting note is that I have only owned Zen Pinball for about 2 weeks.

PapermariofanboyApril 03, 2012

Top five longest playtimes on the 3DS:
1. Samurai Warriors: Chronicles:  83:04
2.Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of sky:  66:37
3.Internet Browser:  45:13
4.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2:  42:27
5:Fire Emblem:The Scared Stones:  33:17

Mop it upApril 03, 2012

It hasn't been a year for me, but here is mine anyway:

#1 - Pokémon Platinum - 72:54
#2 - Dragon Quest V - 48:10
#3 - Phantasy Star 0 - 31:48
#4  -Mario Kart DS - 25:40
#5 - Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time - 22:54
#6 - Super Mario 64 DS - 22:52
#7 - Tetris DS - 22:01
#8 - New Super Mario Brothers - 9:46
#9 - The Legend of Zelda - 8:39
#10 - Picross 3D - 8:26

UltraClaytonApril 03, 2012

How in the world do you spend 40 hours on the eShop?

TheBigKApril 03, 2012

Here's what my list looks like thus far:


1. Pokémon Black: 178:25
2. Tales of the Abyss: 79:47
3. Pokémon HeartGold: 34:40
4. Super Mario 3D Land: 32:30
5. Mario Kart 7: 29:27
6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 27:58
7. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story: 26:05
8. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX: 22:22
9. The Legend of Zelda: 17:26
10. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap: 17:16

KarmacodeApril 03, 2012

178 hours on pokemon black? I havent even played Skyrim that many hours!

My playtime is weak compared to all yours, I've only had my 3DS since 12/9.

1. Pushmo 13:51
2. Kid Icarus: Uprising 13:33
3. Super Mario 3D Land 13:29
4. Ocarina of Time 3D 13:26
5. Mario Kart 7 10:48
6. StreetPass Mii Plaza 9:32
7. Pokedex 3D 6:21
8. Friend List 3:49
9. 3D Classics Kirby's Adventure 3:20
10. Elite Beat Agents 3:10

C-OlimarApril 03, 2012

Wow! This has really made me realise how much I play my 3DS! OK, first of all, I seperate my play time as 3DS software (with special dispension given to Pokemon Black) and the download software and DS games, so I will give seperate tables. Second of all, a lot of time on Pokemon Black was spent on a DSi, so the actual figure is more like 120 hours.
3DS Software + Pokemon Black
1-SSFIV: 3D Edition (85:51)
2- LoZ: OoT 3D (74:03)
3- Pokemon Black (73:13)
4- Mario Kart 7 (71:36)
5- Tetris  (69:42)
6- Ridge Racer 3D (68:57)
7- Super Monkey Ball 3D (53:38)
8- Super Mario 3D Land (47:35)
9- Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (46:41)
10- Nintendogs + Cats (44:15)
11- Kid Icarus: Uprising (42:26)
12- Pilotwings Resort (38:16)
Other Software:
1- Freakyforms (32:31)
2-Pullblox (26:41)
3- Dillon's Rolling Western (21:21)
4- Super Mario Bros. (17:21)
5- Zen Pinball 3D (16:03)
6- LoZ: Link's Awakening (15:34)
7- Pyramids (14:56)
8- Telegraph Sudoku + Kakuro (13:15)
9- WarioWare: Mega Microgame$ (9:54)
10- Fire Emblem: TSS (9:46)
TOTAL Play Time up to this date: 2161:27
Internet App: 646:57 (which explains the ridiculous total play time - my 3DS is my main source of internet)
Note: I still Play Mario Kart, Tetris, Kid Icarus, Rolling Western, WarioWare, Fire Emblem and several other (download) games not on the list.

TJ SpykeApril 03, 2012

You have played 2,162 hours worth of games? That is an average of almost 6 hours a day every day since launch.

KarmacodeApril 03, 2012

Thats quite insane  :Q

BlackNMild2k1April 03, 2012

This is what mine looks like right now.

Swapnote - 91:17
SM3DL - 30:06
Mario Kart 7 - 29:47
Netflix - 18:00
Zelda II - 14:00

ejamerApril 03, 2012

My top 5 games are:


5. Ghost Recon Shadow Wars -- 40:02
4. Resident Evil Revelations -- 48:02
3. Zen Pinball 3D -- 59:21
2. AlphaBounce -- 68:33
1. Dragon Quest IX -- 76:11


My top 5 apps are:


5. Nintendo Video -- 13:13
4. Nintendo eShop -- 25:38
3. Internet Browser -- 36:41
2. Swapnote -- 39:25
1. Netflix -- 126:03

OblivionApril 03, 2012

How does someone spend over 90 hours on swapnote? Kinda like how I spend 120 hours on Netflix on the Internet Browser?

I actually didn't include "apps." If I had, SwapNote would be number 3.

Quote from: UltraClayton

How in the world do you spend 40 hours on the eShop?

My name is Danny "eShop" Bivens?

1 Zelda OoT 98:47
2 SMT Devil Survivor Overclocked 33:10
3 Pokemon Rumble Blast 32:11
4 Netflix 21:17
5 Streetpass Mii Plaza 21:15
6 SW Chronicles 20:31
7 Nintendo Video 17:07
8 Solotorobo 17:03
9 Kid Icarus Uprising 15: 56
10 Zelda Link's Awakening 15:37

I've taken 2, 723,909 steps and just passed 400 Streetpass tags. You guys obviously aren't children.

red14April 04, 2012

1. Netflix 91:31
2. Super Mario 3d land 83:13
3. Pokemon White 56:16
4. Pokemon Black 53:17
5. Mario 3D Kart 46:28
6. Tekken 3D Prime Edition 43:29
7. Pokemon S Silver 42:22
8. Kid Icarus Uprising 41:44
9. Dillon's Rolling Western 17:00
10. Cave Story 3D 16:32
Total play time since I bought my 3ds: 808:32

I watch alot of anime on Netflix.
I've taken 117,106 steps, and only got 2 Streetpass tags. I think streetpass is complete bull.

CericApril 04, 2012

Quote from: C-Olimar

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7- Super Monkey Ball 3D (53:38)
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I enjoyed the game well enough, but 53 hours.  I don't know how you would get that much out of that game.

TrueNerdApril 04, 2012

My top 5.

1 - OoT 3D - 61:14
2 - Super Mario 3D Land - 14:28
3 - Link's Awakening - 10:02
4 - Pushmo - 7:19
5 - Metroid II - 6:23

I really haven't touched my 3DS much since I finished Pushmo/started reading Game of Thrones.

CericApril 04, 2012

Mine is Skewed since I got a replacement unit because Super Princess Peach was up there and I had much more time on Zelda 2 but here we go.

1 - Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones 81:26 (Still haven't finished it ><)
2 - Kid Icarus: Uprising 31:43 (Not that far since I seem to want to Gold Halo or whatever it is on the Chapters)
3 - Skylanders 22:09 (I haven't put in my Ice Expansion yet)
4 - Super Mario 3D Land 16:39 (Need a few more coins to get through the rest of the Special levels)
5 - Zelda II 9:11 (Maxed out Link before playing the rest of the game)

shinyray01April 04, 2012

1. Pokemon Black Version (89:73)
2. The Legend of Zelda:  Ocarnia of Time 3D (61:08)
3. Dead or Alive Dimensions (56:33)
4. WarioWare, Inc (11:45)
5. Nintendo eShop (8:58)

Is Super Princess Peach any good? If I could find it for cheap, would it be worth it?


Btw, Tose, the game's developer, also helped develop RE: Revelations and Mercenaries. Crazy.

TJ SpykeApril 05, 2012

Tose is very interesting, even just the games we know they have worked on (they are notorious for working on tons of games without getting credit).

I've heard SPP is simple but not a bad game, especially if you cam find it cheap.

KDR_11kApril 05, 2012

I want to see Lindy's list. I mean, he does have a 3Ds these days, right?


I'm not playing the 3DS all that much:


1. Tales of the Abyss 24:04
2. SW: Chronicles 19:18
3. Ocarina of Time 3D 13:15
4. Final Fantasy 4 Heroes of Light 11:58
5. Resident Evil Revelations 8:12 (not Revelaitons, this is a "PAL" copy)
6. Super Mario Land 3D 7:23
7. Kid Icarus Uprising 5:45
8. Ghost Recon Shadow Wars 3:31
9. Pullblox 3:03
10. Flower, Sun and Rain 2:02

CericApril 06, 2012

Quote from: The_Dan_x

Is Super Princess Peach any good? If I could find it for cheap, would it be worth it?
...

Yes.

SPP has good gameplay with an undeveloped story.  Funnily though Peaches Powers are relatively not needed in the game because Princess Peach has a wonderful base kit.  Here's my views on the game.

If you can find it for a good price I go for it.

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