Any 3DS games that can be played with one hand?

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  1. Ericzander
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    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

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    Hey guys, I'll cut to the chase... I'm going through a rough time and the TL;DR of it is that I'll be poor as hell for a while. To help alleviate that, I was thinking about donating (though technically selling...) plasma a few times (I even get a free snack afterwards, haha). The issue with that is that it can take quite a while for the whole process to finish and I'd much rather play a game than stare blankly at the TV or whatever else they have going on.

    While I guess I can read a book... Who am I kidding, I wanna play a game. So are there any games out there that you can think of that I can play completely with one hand? If not a 3DS game, then one from a system that can be emulated on the 3DS (NES/SNES/GBA) or just regular DS. If you had a list, that'd be even better. Thanks so much, I'm looking forward to your responses!
     
  2. Attainable

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    • Pokemon Games (You can press L as A, and you just need to walk around)
    • Ace Attorney Games (Touch screen is all that is needed pretty much)
    • Layton Games
    • 999/Zero Escape
     
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    - Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition
    - Pokémon Shuffle

    Thats about it as far as I know, im guessing you could even play regular Pokemon games but that depends what hand can you use.

    Edit: Oh and the Layton and Ace Attorney games!
     
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    Oh wow, I actually already have Pokemon OR, Ace Attorney Trilogy and one of the Layton games. Didn't try them out yet. Guess I should!

    As for Pokemon, if I donate with my right arm, then I should be able to use the left one to do everything? Sounds about right.
     
  5. Attainable

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    Yep, sounds about right if I remember correctly. Might be a bit awkward to get stuff out of the bag/check inventory+pokemon, but I believe that stuff can be displayed on the bottom screen?
     
  6. NicEXE

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    Rhythm Heaven/Paradise on NDS of course. All you need is to tap and flick the touch-screen.
     
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    [insert one armed bandit joke]
    [insert too much wanking joke]

    anyway back on topic we had a similar thread the other month, though it was less for handhelds https://gbatemp.net/threads/games-i-can-play-with-one-hand.381785/
    Likewise lacking one hand is one of the easier things to deal with so you might want to have a look around some of the disabled gaming sites, not sure what the current good ones are as there was a bit of flux in that world over the last few years and I mainly only deal with it when someone asks me to hack something.
     
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  8. MidLevelCrisis

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    Well, basically any touch screen controlled game. The DS has more than the 3DS. The only one that comes to mind right now is New Art Academy :P
     
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    here are a few i copied and pasted from a google search i did of your question (so please dont flame me if they are not perfectly compatible with your situation) all are ds games not 3ds but it is a start

    Ivy the Kiwi
    Knights in the Nightmare
    Meteos
    Elite Beat Agents
    Cooking Mama
    Picross
    Kirby: Canvas Curse
    Trauma Center
    YOSHI TOUCH AND GO
    Rhythm Heaven
    Puzzle Quest
    Wario Ware Touched
    pac'n roll
    Kirby Mass Attack
    Mario Hoops 3 on 3
    Final Fantasy 3
    Civilization revolution
    Soul Bubbles
    Feel the Magic
    Hotel Dusk
    Brain Age
    Clubhouse Games
    Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness
    Infinite Space
    Magical Starsign
    Monster Lab
    Ragnarok DS
    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
    Star Fox Command (MANY feel the touch screen controls were a bad idea for this game)
    Summon Night: Twin Age
    The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
    Okamiden
    Big Bang Mini
    Rune Factory 3
    Zelda Phantom Hourglass

    whats with all this twewy non-sense i'm not saying its a bad game but i beleive one handed was his key point and i remember controlling a second char that required you to use d-pad and touch screen at the same time ie two hands unless you all are mentally stuck on the android/ios version . . .
    op do you have a android/ios a lot more options there as far as one handed things
     
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  10. WaffleWafer

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    The ace attorney one is good because it just basically is a visual novel. lool
     
  11. Fire_Slasher

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    Art Of Balance Touch is really good and can be played entirely on the touch screen with one hand. I know I had a lot of fun with that little title and I hope you get to enjoy it as well.
     
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    If you can go against the high grade GUILT without using a second hand to hold your DS very steady, I admire you.

    EDIT: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you can control Fire Emblems and Advance Wars using just the stylus one handed.
    You can play that way FE11, but not FE13. And I didn't have an Advance Wars around to check.
     
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    lol maybe with a . . . table? i never said i could. i did not enjoy the game myself so chances are i'd fail! but you can admire my honesty lol

    lol i have high grade guilt anyhow i don't buy ds games just flashcards
    that however is for another thread
     
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    "I've got to run" pretty much every button jumps and that's all you need.
     
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    Maybe some Pokemon games