As always, John, Erika, and Brent contributed to this list, and the results are wonderful.
10 ) Animal Crossing: New Leaf – There’s always something new to discover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, letting you indefinitely live the sweet life, and constantly forget where the time went!
9 ) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance – Two compelling lead characters and several enchanting all-new worlds make Kingdom Hearts 3D the action-RPG to beat for the 3DS library!
8 ) Kid Icarus: Uprising – Boasting the hugest suite of unlockables and rewards of any 3DS game, Kid Icarus: Uprising is an action-packed extravaganza that will keep you coming back indefinitely!
7 ) Mario Kart 7 – The game that only shows up once per generation on Nintendo’s platforms, Mario Kart 7 brought new series mechanics, such as gliders and underwater karting, extending the franchise and setting up the design for Mario Kart 8, due on Wii U early next year.
6 ) Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – More mansions, more ghosts and co-op multiplayer make Luigi’s second scarefest even more charming and enjoyable than his first!
5 ) Starfox 64 3D – The use of 3D in Starfox 64 3D made this game worth replaying again, especially since other entires in the series didn’t quite measure up to the Nintendo 64 original!
4 ) Pokémon X & Y – The largest and most engrossing Pokemon games yet, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y bring the series to 3D in style!
3 ) Super Mario 3D Land – Presenting some of the best Mario level design yet, Super Mario 3D Land is the perfect entertainment companion for your daily duties!
2 ) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – A radical change in progression and the revisiting of one of the most beloved Legend of Zelda games in history makes A Link Between Worldsarguably one of the best sequels of all time, on any platform!
1 ) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – A venerable classic on the Nintendo 64, Ocarina of Time 3D carries its success to the handheld platform in one of the best Zelda adventures of all time.