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15 Best 3DS Games for 4 Year Olds

Teddy Booth
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Teddy Booth
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Teddy Booth
Teddy is a big kid at heart and a self-confessed geek who loves all things LEGO, Nintendo and RC (drones included). His mission is to find toys that kids will treasure, so that is why he spends A LOT of time curating the perfect list of toys and games that include options for everyone without putting kids inside boxes.
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Despite the popularity of the Switch, the Nintendo 3DS is still going strong thanks to its simple controls and fun, colorful games that give 4-year-olds the chance to explore new worlds, look after pets, and jump up and down on walking mushroom bad guys.

All their favorite characters are here, from Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi to Sonic the Hedgehog, SpongeBob SquarePants, Olaf, and Snoopy, all starring in bright and exciting games that burst out of the 3DS screen. They can play at home or on the go, making it ideal for long road trips or vacations.

We’ve picked out the 15 best 3DS games for 4-year-olds, doing our research carefully to find games that are appropriate and fun, ruling out any fake online reviews so you can trust that kids will love playing these games.

Game
Our Favourite
Best for Exploring
Best for Sports
Preview
Luigi's Mansion - Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Selects: Tomodachi Life - Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 7
Pros
Play along locally with a friend as one can control Luigi and the other his counterpart, Gooigi
Kids can create their own songs for the Miis to perform
Features cool 3D effects that make the game even more exciting
Cons
Some of the controls, like the aiming function, can take some getting used to initially
We wish there were missions that transform the island itself
It would be amazing if there were extra missions added for additional content
Price
$47.97
$109.99
$39.00
Our Favourite
Preview
Luigi's Mansion - Nintendo 3DS
Pros
Play along locally with a friend as one can control Luigi and the other his counterpart, Gooigi
Cons
Some of the controls, like the aiming function, can take some getting used to initially
Price
$47.97
More information
Best for Exploring
Preview
Nintendo Selects: Tomodachi Life - Nintendo 3DS
Pros
Kids can create their own songs for the Miis to perform
Cons
We wish there were missions that transform the island itself
Price
$109.99
More information
Best for Sports
Preview
Mario Kart 7
Pros
Features cool 3D effects that make the game even more exciting
Cons
It would be amazing if there were extra missions added for additional content
Price
$39.00
More information

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