Having pretty much ignored handheld gaming for the past few years, I shocked myself at the beginning of this Christmas break by buying myself a brand new Nintendo 3DS. I think the fond memories of playing Mario and Mario Kart games during my childhood swayed me into picking one up and copies of the latest versions of those games.
I’m happy to say that I’ve been having so much fun with these games, at what has turned out to be a fairly trying time for me it’s been nice to be able to lose myself in these fun little experiences. At that time when other companies are releasing ‘multi-media devices’ is nice to see Nintendo just release a toy. A brilliant little toy which is enjoyable no matter your age.
Despite being so enthusiastic for this device the first thing to impress me about it was not the 3D screen, the Streetpass feature or the augmented reality games but the inside covers of the boxes.
They have nice little illustrations on them and when you put them into the case they match up to the little windows and make loads of little mini pictures.
I thought it’s quite a funky idea.
Simple things please simple people I guess.