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15 Best 3DS Games for 5-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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Did you know sushi could be a weapon? Or that there ain’t no party like a Mario Party? Have you ever raced against Sonic? Or solved a mystery with Detective Pikachu? If the answer is no, you clearly never had a Nintendo 3DS, which is packed full of amazing games for 5-year-olds.

Whether they love jumping around with Mario, creating art in the Disney Art Academy, or growing food and making friends in Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon, the 3DS has games that will appeal to every child. They can play with friends or on their own, at home or on the move.

We’ve picked out the 15 best 3DS games for 5-year-old Nintendo fans and have made sure each game is fun and suitable for them by eliminating any fake online reviews, so you can trust that they’ll have an amazing time exploring these 3D worlds.

Be sure to also check out our guide to the best 3DS games for four year olds as there are plenty of options for smaller hands.

Game
Our Favourite
Best for Sports
Preview
Rayman 3D - Nintendo 3DS
Animal Crossing New Leaf -Nintendo 3DS (World Edition)
Mario Sports Superstars - Nintendo 3DS
Pros
Includes new characters, unlockables, and more with adjustable 3D graphics
Allows players to message each other and post screenshots of their town
Comes with one card from the Mario Sports Superstars amiibo card series
Cons
It would be great if it were a dual-player game
We’d love to see even more villagers added to the Animal Crossing universe
It would be nice to have more AI difficulty settings
Price
$25.99
$28.97
$54.50
Our Favourite
Game
Preview
Rayman 3D - Nintendo 3DS
Pros
Includes new characters, unlockables, and more with adjustable 3D graphics
Cons
It would be great if it were a dual-player game
Price
$25.99
More information
Best for Exploring
Preview
Animal Crossing New Leaf -Nintendo 3DS (World Edition)
Pros
Allows players to message each other and post screenshots of their town
Cons
We’d love to see even more villagers added to the Animal Crossing universe
Price
$28.97
More information
Best for Sports
Preview
Mario Sports Superstars - Nintendo 3DS
Pros
Comes with one card from the Mario Sports Superstars amiibo card series
Cons
It would be nice to have more AI difficulty settings
Price
$54.50
More information

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