The Nintendo 3DS is a portable gaming console released by Nintendo in 2011.

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Can a 3DS receive DS Download Play games from DS cartridges?

Can the 3DS receive and play games from the regular DS (DS, DSi, DS Lite, DSi XL)? For example, Tetris from Tetris DS or Mario vs Luigi from New Super Mario Bros. Or will I lose the ability to play ...
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Is there a way to get DS games to use the full top screen on a 3DS?

I noticed that when I play DS games on my 3DS, the games don't fill the entirety of the top screen on the 3DS - there are black bars on either side of the image. Is there a way to get the game to ...
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What do you do with Play Coins?

I noticed that I get Play Coins when I walk around with my 3DS on. What are they good for? I know that Nintendo mentioned you would be able to possibly use them in games to unlock things - are there ...
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Can I use a flash cartridge to play Atari games via an emulator on a Nintendo 3DS?

I have a 3DS and I want to install an Atari emulator to play some old games (Boulder Dash, River Rider). I have read that I need a flash cartridge(such as the R4), but I am still not sure how these ...
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Why does my 3DS Activity Log claim I've spent less time playing a game than the game itself?

I've noticed an interesting property of the 3DS Activity Log: it seems to track less time played than the internal play clock for most titles I've tried on the system. Take a DS game I recently ...
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Will DS games played on a 3DS have any 3D effects?

A friend told me that if I purchased a recent copy of Mario Kart DS it would have 3D effects added if I played it on a 3DS. I have an older version which doesn't work, but my friend informed that it ...
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How do I access the Nintendo Channel on my 3DS?

Apparently the Nintendo Channel is available on the 3DS. However, I have no idea how to access it. I tried searching for both Nintendo Channel and Kirby on the eShop (thinking it is just merged with ...
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3DS street pass: How long do we have to be in range?

How long do 2 3DSs have to be "in range" to download each other's information? I was wondering this as I was driving in a car; will driving through the range of a 3DS for about 10 seconds be enough ...
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How do you throw people on SSF4 3DS?

How do you throw them? Every time I play online on the 3DS, I look at the moves list and I do it but it won't work. Is there an easier way or am I doing it wrong or what?
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Is the Nintendo 3DS region-locked?

I am thinking of buying a 3DS when the price drop comes into place in America, however I live in Australia. Will Australian 3DS games work on a North American 3DS?
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Where can I find a list of all 3DS titles available in the 3DS eShop?

I am planning to get a 3DS, and wanted to know what sort of games are up on the 3DS eShop. I tried checking the Nintendo website, but it only shows a list of "featured" titles, not the entire shop ...
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Can I play Zelda Ocarina of time for the 3DS on public transport?

I have a 3ds and I'm quite interested in getting Zelda for it. However most of my gaming time at the moment is on my commute to and from work. I have read that the targeting in Zelda uses the ...
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What day is Nintendo's eShop updated on?

I've been looking around and can't seem to find any solid confirmation on what day new titles are added to the eShop. I know within the next 7 days or so I'll find out, but I thought this might also ...
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Dead or Alive: Dimensions Control Mechanism

In the recently released title for the Nintendo 3DS, some of the video previews seem to suggest that the characters are controlled by "selecting" combinations on the touch screen, rather than in the ...