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NWR Staff 3DS Playtime Round Three

by Neal Ronaghan - October 17, 2012, 1:00 pm PDT
Total comments: 38

What has your NWR Staff been playing on their 3DSes?

The 3DS has been out for more than a year and a half, so it seemed like a good time to catch up with our personal playtimes. Everyone seems to be playing Mario games, with Mario Kart 7 appearing on a record 10 of the 23 lists. New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario 3D Land appeared on nine and eight lists respectively. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (9), Kid Icarus: Uprising (8), and StreetPass Mii Plaza (8) were the other most recurring titles. The most played third-party title? Theatrhythm, with appearances on six lists.

Feel free to share your list in the Talkback thread!

    Aaron Kaluszka
  1. Super Mario 3D Land (96:13)
  2. Kid Icarus: Uprising (62:42)
  3. StreetPass Mii Plaza (21:02)
  4. Zen Pinball 3D (19:32)
  5. Mario Kart 7 (18:42)
    Alex Culafi
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (52:33)
  2. Super Mario 3D Land (36:12)
  3. Kingdom Hearts 3D (33:05)
  4. Nintendogs + Cats (29:00)
  5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (27:32)
    Andrew Brown
  1. Mario Kart 7 (61:36)
  2. StreetPass Mii Plaza (51:41)
  3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (49:37)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (48:39)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap (30:18)
    Ariel Ruff
  1. Mario Kart 7 (56:27)
  2. Pokémon White (45:30)
  3. Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (43:10)
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011 (40:26)
  5. Kid Icarus: Uprising (38:05)
    Carmine Red
  1. Heroes of Ruin (34:34)
  2. Mario's Picross (26:55)
  3. Swapnote (18:50)
  4. StreetPass Mii Plaza (16:56)
  5. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (12:36)
    Daan Koopman
  1. Fire Emblem: Awakening (50:11)
  2. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (35:10)
  3. Super Mario 3D Land (34:51)
  4. Mario Kart 7 (33:14)
  5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (26:05)
      Danny Bivens
    1. Theatrhythm FInal Fantasy (56:08)
    2. Nintendo eShop (54:44)
    3. Itsu no Ma ni Terebi (SpotPass TV) (31:17)
    4. Pushmo (19:37)
    5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (16:42)
      Guillaume Veillette
    1. StreetPass Mii Plaza (41:51)
    2. Mario Kart 7 (35:57)
    3. Kid Icarus: Uprising (35:07)
    4. Zen Pinball 3D (23:05)
    5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (22:59)
      James Jones
    1. Netflix (88:30)
    2. Tales of the Abyss (51:34)
    3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (31:19)
    4. StreetPass Mii Plaza (21:05)
    5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (18:20)
      Jon Lindemann
    1. Super Mario 3D Land (13:49)
    2. StreetPass Mii Plaza (12:33)
    3. Mario Kart 7 (9:25)
    4. Swapnote (7:53)
    5. Pushmo (2:21)
      Jonathan Metts
    1. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (14:13)
    2. Kirby and the Amazing Mirror (9:50)
    3. Wario Land (5:03)
    4. Fractured Soul (4:38)
    5. Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (4:07)
      Josh Max
    1. Pokémon Conquest (127:37)
    2. Pokémon White (113:06)
    3. Pokémon SoulSilver (84:30)
    4. Final Fantasy Tactics A2 (40:04)
    5. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (37:22)
      J.P. Corbran
    1. Mutant Mudds (20:19)
    2. Cradle of Rome 2 (16:09)
    3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (15:40)
    4. Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro (15:32)
    5. Super Mario 3D Land (14:56)
      Justin Berube
    1. Kid Icarus: Uprising (57:06)
    2. Nintendogs + Cats (55:13)
    3. Mario Kart 7 (50:44)
    4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (45:18)
    5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (40:56)
      Karlie Yeung
    1. Nintendogs + Cats (35:04)
    2. StreetPass Mii Plaza (19:51)
    3. Pokémon Rumble Blast (19:27)
    4. Swapnote (18:04)
    5. Pokédex 3D (4:51)
      Mike Gamin
    1. Pokémon White (133:45)
    2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (40:14)
    3. Dragon Quest IX (38:17)
    4. Mario Kart 7 (30:17)
    5. Mario's Picross (23:43)
      Minoru Yamaizumi
    1. Kid Icarus: Uprising (131:21)
    2. Resident Evil Revalations (52:50)
    3. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (50:45)
    4. Bravely Default Flying Fairy 5th Demo (41:39)
    5. StreetPass Mii Plaza (36:17)
      Nate Andrews
    1. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (28:24)
    2. Super Mario 3D Land (15:38)
    3. The Denpa Men (14:59)
    4. Fractured Soul (6:56)
    5. Pushmo (3:41)
      Neal Ronaghan
    1. Kid Icarus: Uprising (45:21)
    2. Super Mario 3D Land (22:48)
    3. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (20:22)
    4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (19:59)
    5. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (19:17)
      Patrick Barnett
    1. Tales of the Abyss (41:30)
    2. Kid Icarus: Uprising (34:09)
    3. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (31:16)
    4. Kingdom Hearts 3D (25:26)
    5. Okamiden (21:27)
      Tom Malina
    1. Mario Kart 7 (60:31)
    2. Pushmo (28:02)
    3. Pokémon Black (25:20)
    4. Super Mario 3D Land (22:19)
    5. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (20:34)
      Tyler Ohlew
    1. Freakyforms (30:30)
    2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (29:31)
    3. Kid Icarus: Uprising (23:30)
    4. Kingdom Hearts 3D (19:02)
    5. Resident Evil: Revelations (17:07)
      Zach Miller
    1. Resident Evil: Revelations (81:50)
    2. Swapnote (56:49)
    3. Theatrhythm (39:37)
    4. Mario Kart 7 (29:21)
    5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (28:16)

    Talkback

    Fatty The HuttOctober 17, 2012

    Quote:


    Minoru Yamaizumi
    Kid Icarus: Uprising (131:21)
    Resident Evil Revalations (52:50)
    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (50:45)
    Bravely Default Flying Fairy 5th Demo (41:39)
    StreetPass Mii Plaza (36:17)

    That must be one hell of a demo!

    TJ SpykeOctober 17, 2012

    Pokémon Conquest (127:37)

    How is that even possible? LOL. I was about to ask how Jonathan Metts can have such low numbers, but then remembered he had to get a new 3DS.

    HeyItsMeOctober 17, 2012

    1. Super Mario 3D Land (30:01)
    2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (25:38)
    3. Kirby Mass Attack (23:23)
    4. Mario Kart 7 (19:27)
    5. Resident Evil : Revelations (13:26)

    TurdFurgyOctober 17, 2012


    All:
    1. Netflix (95:38)
    2. SSF IV (66:17)
    3. Swapnote (49:34)
    4. Internet Browser (42:37)
    5. Ocarina of Time 3D (42:34)
    Just games:
    1. SSF IV (66:38)
    2. Ocarina of TIme 3D (42:34)
    3. Super Mario 3D Land (26:15)
    4. Kid Icarus: Uprising (24:58)
    5. Zelda: Link's DX (21:26)
    Steps Taken: 1,713,990

    geoOctober 17, 2012

    Danny Bivens
    Theatrhythm FInal Fantasy (56:08)
    Nintendo eShop (54:44)
    Itsu no Ma ni Terebi (SpotPass TV) (31:17)
    Pushmo (19:37)
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 (16:42)
    How do you eshop for so long!?

    I know mine would be pretty damn high if I didn't basically always use the Download Later feature.

    TheBigKOctober 17, 2012

    Here's mine:

    1. Pokémon Black Version (179:25)
    2. Tales of the Abyss (122:05)
    3. Super Mario 3D Land (58:32)
    4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (47:41)
    5. Pokémon HeartGold Version (34:40)

    house3136October 17, 2012

    I was actually kind of surprised to see my activity log.
    1. Mario Kart 7 63:28
    2. RE: Revelations 62:25
    3. Okamiden 40:44
    4. Ocarina of Time 3D  29:39
    5. Super Mario 3D Land 18:44


    Professor Layton and the Last Specter (8:26)
    StreetPass Mii Plaza (5:35)
    Mario Kart 7 (3:46)*
    Swapnote (2:35)
    WarioWare Inc: Mega Microgame$ (2:28)
    * no longer have
    Also, I've replaced my 3DS since the last check, and also got a DSiXL.

    NintendadOctober 17, 2012

    I just hit the 100 hour mark on Swap Note last night.

    VickiLOctober 18, 2012

    And now for something completely different.

    Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (3DS version) (82:07)
    Shepherd's Crossing 2 (78:33)*
    Radiant Historia (60:57)
    Ocarina of Time 3D (58:07)
    Netflix (38:53)
    Super Mario 3D Land (14:44)
    Added number 6 since Netflix isn't a game.  I've had my 3DS since November 2011
    * I don't even particularly like this game!  Guess I just can't say no to grinding for sheep.  That, and I'm pretty sure I've fallen asleep and left the 3DS on with this game running all night at least once.

    Quote from: geo

    Danny Bivens
    Theatrhythm FInal Fantasy (56:08)
    Nintendo eShop (54:44)
    Itsu no Ma ni Terebi (SpotPass TV) (31:17)
    Pushmo (19:37)
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 (16:42)
    How do you eshop for so long!?

    With the eShop update I do every week, I'm usually at least checking stuff for 30 - 60 minutes. That, and there is some cool video content on the eShop in Japan like Game Center CX.

    LittleIrvesOctober 18, 2012

    Sure I'll play:

    1. Ocarina of Time 3D - 36:27
    2. New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 34:41
    3. StreetPass Mii Plaza - 31:48
    4. Super Mario 3D Land - 24:20
    5. Swapnote - 21:55
    6. Freakyforms - 19:52
    7. eShop - 19:47
    8. Mole Mania - 18:43
    9. 3DS Camera - 17:20
    10. Kid Icarus: Uprising - 17:03

    and coming in at 89th, my shortest time for a game...  90's Pool - 0:04
    (Disclaimer: I won it from a contest over at Nintendo Life)

    SarailOctober 18, 2012

    Time to chime in...

    1. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - 35:08
    2. Kid Icarus: Uprising - 31:47
    3. Swapnote - 24:42
    4. Pushmo - 13:08
    5. StreetPass Mii Plaza - 13:01

    ejamerOctober 18, 2012


    I guess it's worth joining in. Although not sure who is interested in this data...
    Netflix - 179:53
    Zen Pinball 3D - 83:17
    Petit Computer - 78:54*
    Swapnote - 78:00
    Dragon Quest IX - 76:11
    *Exaggerated value for several reasons. I haven't spent that much time actually playing/programming.

    If only counting "real" games, then my list would look like this:

    Zen Pinball 3D - 83:17
    Dragon Quest IX - 76:11
    Resident Evil Revelations - 75:31
    AlphaBounce - 64:29
    Ghost Recon Shadow Wars - 40:02

    CericOctober 18, 2012

    Sort of amazing how varied everyones is.  I'll look at mine when I get home.

    Gilki82October 19, 2012

    Here are mine.

    1. Mario Kart 7 - 71.15
    2. Mario Tennis Open - 30.21
    3. Ocarina of Time 3D - 28.37
    4. Pullblox - 25.19
    5. Super Street Fighter IV - 24.41

    Pixelated PixiesOctober 19, 2012

    1 - Mario 3D Kart - 55 hrs 28 mins
    2 - Ocarina of Time 3D - 35 hrs 47 mins
    3 - Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones - 33 hrs 29 mins
    4 - Super Street Fighter IV - 30 hrs 26 mins
    5 - Pokemon Heart/Gold - 29 hrs 23 mins*

    * I have no idea why I played Heart/Gold for so long. I don't even really like Pokemon games. These 'most played' lists can be mighty weird.

    Just thought I'd give my least played as well.

    1 - Balloon Fight - 0 hrs 9mins
    2 - Ice Climber - 0 hrs 12 mins
    3 - F-Zero: MV - 0 hrs 13 mins
    4 - NES Open Tournament Golf - 0 hrs 15 mins
    5 - Mario Kart: Super Circuit - 0 hrs 17 mins

    Pixelated PixiesOctober 19, 2012

    Quote from: ejamer

    I guess it's worth joining in. Although not sure who is interested in this data..


    I actually think it can be interesting. I often find it surprising and interesting how people play games differently. What for instance made J.P. put 20 hours into Mutant Mudds, when I did everything there was to do in that game in under 9 hours? How the hell did I manage to put over 33 hours into Sacred Stones? Why has Nate only put a few hours into the awesome Pushmo? How could someone put 96 hours into 3D Land?! lol. That's kind of interesting to me.

    I completed Mutant Mudds 100% twice, so that explains why it's so high for me. That game's probably still my Game of the Year.

    Keep in mind Nate didn't get a 3DS until earlier this year.

    In the future, would you guys want to see something like a paragraph from each staffer explaining their lists? Or is it fine in the statistical "So, Josh put more time into three games than I did into the system this year" way?

    Pixelated PixiesOctober 19, 2012

    Quote from: NWR_insanolord

    I completed Mutant Mudds 100% twice, so that explains why it's so high for me. That game's probably still my Game of the Year.


    Wow, ok. I mean I love that game too but I wouldn't want to play through it for a second time just for the sake of it. That's what I mean though, it's interesting that you liked that game so much that you decided to played through it twice. It surprises me sometimes how differently people, with essentially the same hobby, approach gaming. When ever I come across stats like these it always acts as a reminder that the way I game is not necessarilly the same way that others do. Sometimes it also allows me to reflect on my own habbits. I mean, did I really need to put 29 hours into a game I wasn't particularly enjoying? Probably not, but I felt compelled to play it because Pokemon is an important series and I thought it was worth digging into.

    UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorOctober 19, 2012

    I can't speak for Neal, but I played through twice - but my second play through was 100% Grannie.  My MM Playtime is only at 13:49 though...

    Top 5 here are:
    Mario Kart7 @ 80:40
    New Super Mario Bros. @ 51:57
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 @ 42:24
    Kirby: Mass Attack @ 42:20
    Skylanders @ 30:29

    UB might have gotten me and J.P. confused, but I did do a Grannie Run through Mudds. It was nice because it was like a God Mode romp through a game I loved.

    UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorOctober 19, 2012

    Quote from: NWR_Neal

    UB might have gotten me and J.P. confused, but I did do a Grannie Run through Mudds. It was nice because it was like a God Mode romp through a game I loved.

    You're right, I did. ;)

    I worked roughly 36 hours straight Wednesday/Thursday and I just recently woke up.

    Ugh.

    I played through the standard way both times. I didn't want to take the challenge out of it. I'm playing through it again before the new levels come out, and this time I may use Granny for the secret levels so I don't have to worry about having the right power to access the entrance.

    Quote from: Pixelated

    How could someone put 96 hours into 3D Land?!

    I was doing time trials. I hope more people will join in!

    Due to that, the other stats for that game look pretty funny:
    Times Played: 1,340
    Average Play Time 0:04

    AnGerOctober 19, 2012

    1st: Mario Kart 7 (81:08)
    2nd: Ocarina of Time 3D (50:49)
    3rd: Kid Icarus: Uprising (48: 20)
    4th: Kingdom Hearts 3D (35:28)
    5th: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (32:54)

    Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)October 19, 2012

    If I'd started playing Pokémon Black on the 3DS instead of my DSi, it would top my list by about 50 hours, but alas, the title remains with Mario Kart 7.

    Vrgin XOctober 19, 2012

    Think I play this franchise a bit too much? As of 10/19/12...

    Pokémon Diamond Version 1310:22
    Pokémon Black Version 939:54
    Pokémon Pearl Version 875:13
    Pokémon Platinum Version 577:46
    Pokémon SoulSilver Version 167:02

    Most played Game/App: Activity Log 870 times

    Average time played: Luner Knights 2:19

    (Note: Haven't played SS since last year, and Lunar Knights since January ) ;)

    Pixelated PixiesOctober 19, 2012

    Quote from: Vrgin

    Think I play this franchise a bit too much? As of 10/19/12...

    Pokémon Diamond Version 1310:22
    Pokémon Black Version 939:54
    Pokémon Pearl Version 875:13
    Pokémon Platinum Version 577:46
    Pokémon SoulSilver Version 167:02


    lol, I think you're certifiably insane.

    So that's... 3870:37.
    For reference, there are 8760 hours in a year.

    Quote from: Vrgin

    Think I play this franchise a bit too much? As of 10/19/12...

    Pokémon Diamond Version 1310:22
    Pokémon Black Version 939:54
    Pokémon Pearl Version 875:13
    Pokémon Platinum Version 577:46
    Pokémon SoulSilver Version 167:02

    Most played Game/App: Activity Log 870 times

    Average time played: Luner Knights 2:19

    (Note: Haven't played SS since last year, and Lunar Knights since January ) ;)

    :Q
    And that's all with the 3DS? How many of those have you maxed out the timer (999:59)?

    (Christ, I thought *I* was obsessed... oh wait, I never let files go that long.)

    FZeroBoyoOctober 19, 2012

    Like Jonny, my times seem a bit gimped but that's because my first 3DS was claimed by an accident in May and I got an XL last month. My top five most played are:


    1. New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 41:12 (Got the million coins, haven't got the DLC but plan to when I get my copy back from my sister.)
    2. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy - 35:34 (Sure is addictive! Gotta get those crystals and high scores!)
    3. Cave story - 14:47 (I'm in the middle of a fourth playthrough now. Very highly recommended.)
    4. Mario Kart 7 - 10:13 (Playing online with a friend keeps me coming back to this one.)
    5. Kid Icarus: Uprising - 9:47 (Gotta get every chapter done on 9.0 Intensity and get the Treasure Hunts done!)


    My top five most frequently used are:


    1. Notifications - 75 (StreetPass, Swapnote, and whatnot.)
    2. Friend List - 62 (Odd since I only have one 3DS friend at the moment... Maybe I'm lonely?)
    3. Swapnote - 50 (Maybe it's because I don't have hundreds to sort through, but I'm kind of enamored with it again.)
    4. StreetPass Mii Plaza - 29 (Woo!)
    5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 26 (Played it every day for nearly a month!)

    xcwarriorOctober 21, 2012

    Here is my top 5 overall and top 5 games. I've had my 3DS since August 2011, and use it pretty regularly.

    1) Tetris Axis  74:59
    2) Swapnote  45:41  (Non-game)
    3) Nostalgia  31:08
    4) Kid Icarus  24:52
    5) Pushmo  24:01
    6) Mario Kart 7  23:40

    Used Swapnote 131 times

    My best average is Tetris Axis at over 3 hours (I played one game of marathon for about a month, so the 3DS was closed to go into sleep mode, but game never officially closed).

    10 titles total over 15 hours
    15 titles total over 10 hours
    28 titles total over 5 hours
    So at least I'm getting great use of the system thus far. And once we get Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, it's going to get a lot of use.

    Vrgin XOctober 29, 2012

    Quote:

    :Q
    And that's all with the 3DS? How many of those have you maxed out the timer (999:59)?

    (Christ, I thought *I* was obsessed... oh wait, I never let files go that long.)

    Only Diamond & Pearl. Black's only 150 hours away.

    Most of the others, to get legendaries for other games. (LTTP)

    Pixelated PixiesOctober 30, 2012

    So I watched that Gamecenter CX clip with Iwata recently and really enjoyed it.

    Having said that, as you can see from my 'least played' games list I think Balloon Fight is terrible.

    LucarioJuly 31, 2013

    Love how icarus & enblem are metioned! best two games on 3DS!

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