Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy
Android / iOS / Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo Switch
"It may not be a classic but it's still the best version of this adventure to date, and it comes with improved presentation and an additional 40 puzzles."
Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo Switch / PC / PS Vita / PS4
"The humour is incredible, the pixel graphics are superb, and the music is truly fantastic."
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
"The many small tweaks that come from the game world give this a personality games such as Kirby Star Allies on the Switch lacks."
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
"Bowser's Inside Story still holds up a decade later as one of the finest spin-offs in the Mario universe but we couldn't help but long for more."
Yo-kai Watch 3
"Yo-kai Watch 3 may not be a revolution, but it does implement enough new features so as to justify its existence."
Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Team/White Dog Squad
"With its simplified battle system and RPG mechanics, Yokai Watch Blasters represents perhaps the most accessible point of entry for fans of the anime."
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4
"Despite the lack of innovation, it's still easy to enjoy yourself."
"We had pretty much retired our Nintendo 3DS after the introduction of Switch, but thanks to WarioWare Gold we're going to have to bring it with us on our next trip."
Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers
"While the combat didn't present us with much breathing room we loved how the enemy variety always kept us on our toes."
"Taking the Pokémon franchise to strange new places, Detective Pikachu is a charming distraction that should please fans both new and old."
Kirby: Battle Royale
"Playing against people instead of the CPU does make the game a lot more interesting."
Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
"With Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, GameFreak has succeeded in making an already standout duo of games even better."
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
"It's still a humorous and approachable experience that compares well with later chapters in the series."
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth +
Linux / Mac / Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo Switch / PC / PS Vita / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox One
"Forget the brilliantly disturbing art and the pulsating combat, it's the sheer variety in terms of items and weapons that steals the show."
Metroid: Samus Returns
"It's a truly enjoyable and thoroughbred Metroid, and the 3D re-imagining allowed the designers to create much richer environments."
Monster Hunter Stories
"Monster Hunter Stories is a rather lightweight adventure, but it's loaded with content and fully stocked with solid mechanics."
"Although it was both fun and enjoyable, it left us wanting more."
"Especially in short bursts, it delivers an engaging mix of town management, exploration and RPG action."
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
"All in all, we can't escape the impression that this feels like an old game with a new look."
Mario Sports Superstars
"It's a weird hotchpotch of ingredients that doesn't manage to stand out in any respect."
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
"It feels right at home on handheld; the transition to 3DS works well."
Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King
"It might be a decade old, but by and large it has matured well and is an excellent example of an RPG you can take with you on the go."
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
"In our opinion it's even better suited to the portable platform than it was to the Wii U."
"Be it the story, visual style, setting, creatures, combat, or even the fan service, this game delves deeper into the RPG genre and it's better for the shift."
Sega 3D Classics Collection
"While we recommend it, we still can't help but think that it could have been so much more..."
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls
"Adding online battles is certainly a step in the right direction, however there is still much room for improvement."
Rhythm Paradise Megamix
"Nintendo and composer Tsunku prove once again their mastery with one of the kindest, cutest and most accessible games for the handheld to date."
Mario Party: Star Rush
"It doesn't help matters that it's technically beautiful, has some ingenious mini-games, and a lot of content; without friends it's simply not a party."
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
"It's a tragedy that Sega continues to release subpar Sonic titles."
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
"They have been able to find a balanced formula that rejuvenates the title just enough without destroying the aspects that made it a classic in the first place."
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
"As competent an action game as this is, we can't help but think how good it could have been if Nintendo had just made this the long awaited comeback of Samus instead."
Monster Hunter Generations
"Monster Hunter Generations builds upon its illustrious predecessor and refines the concept even further."
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Nintendo 3DS / PC / PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox 360 / Xbox One
"If you're not already tired of the concept you're practically guaranteed to have a good time."
Mighty No. 9
Linux / Mac / Nintendo 3DS / PC / PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox 360 / Xbox One
"While it may lack the charm and originality of the platformers of yesteryear, Beck's first full length adventure is still an enjoyable one."
Fire Emblem Fates - Birthright & Conquest
"Nintendo serve up not one, not two, but three Fire Emblem campaigns this month. We've played Birthright and Conquest."
"You can still thoroughly enjoy Yo-Kai Watch even if you aren't familiar with Japanese lore and culture."
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
"It's hampered by mechanics that fail to offer meaningful depth."
Hyrule Warriors Legends
"Seeing Link swing his sword in new ways or experiencing Midna's dark forces spurred us on."
"Blue, Red and Yellow have definitely stood the test of time."
Project X Zone 2
"This is most definitely a game that's all about fanservice."
Bravely Second: End Layer
"Although we wanted some fresh ingredients to spice up the journey, we were still spellbound."
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
"If you do manage to get through the laborious opening you can expect a better experience."
Story of Seasons
"With Story of Seasons, Marvelous Inc. doesn't re-invent farming simulators, and luckily so."
Final Fantasy: Explorers
"Final Fantasy: Explorers is an action-RPG that's not particularly similar to what we're used to from the series."
Lego Marvel Avengers
Nintendo 3DS / PC / PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox 360 / Xbox One
"It's a good game in spite of some weaknesses, and it has a lot to offer - especially if you're an Avengers (or Lego) fan."
"If you're looking for an addictive turn-based strategy game like no other, look no further than SteamWorld Heist."
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.
""It's recommended for both fans of the series and for Nintendo aficionados in general."
Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash
"It's simply not up to the standard of other Nintendo platformers."
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden
"It's a good game for Nintendo's handheld, but it would have been much better if it was longer and more difficult."
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
"Beautiful, intriguing, tremendous fun, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a great fit on 3DS, a much-needed breath of fresh air for the handheld."