Nintendo have already announced that Ocarina of Time will be coming to the 3DS, but a handful of NES and SNES classics including Yoshi’s Island have also been revealed to be coming to the system.

The list of games spotted on showreels at E3 2010 is impressive: Mega Man 2, Castlevania, Urban Champion, Kid Icarus, Yoshi’s Island, Smash Ping Pong, Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., Tennis, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid and Mystery of Murasame Castle were all reportedly shown on the 3DS with “pop-up book” style graphics.

When asked, Reggie Fils-Aime said that “these games were potentially getting more than just ported over,” with Miyamoto adding that these games would be likely to take advantage of the new hardware.

I can’t really think of anything more suited to a pop-up style than something like Yoshi’s Island, so this sounds like great news to me. I feel bad for it, but I still want to keep buying these brilliant old games over and over again. Nintendo have tricked me once again, and I know it, but I can’t help it.


  1. While these sound appealing especially Megaman 2, but I want to see Contra, Super C, Contra III, Ikari Warriors, Double Dragon 2, Rygar, Earthworm Jim 2, TMNT: Turtles in Time, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Super Mario World. I just hope I can see these games come to the 3DS