The Definitive Multiplayer 3DS List

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Retro_Mod_Gamer, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Retro_Mod_Gamer

    Retro_Mod_Gamer Advanced Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    Nintendo 3DS Multiplayer is an incredible feature, but surprisingly; not a well documented one.

    Here is my definitive list of 3DS Multiplayer Games. The list is Local Play focused, with Online Games marked with a *
    Download Play games will be marked with a ^ (Download Play allows you to play Multiplayer using one copy of the game)

    I might still be missing a few titles, I'd be happy to add any recommendations you have, as I do want a definitive list.

    Add any games I missed or revisions to the info I listed, such as online support. I will revise the list accordingly.

    For my personal 3DS Multiplayer Games Recommendation List, click here
    If you're just looking for Download Play Games List, click here

    * = Online Capable
    ^ = Download Play

    3DS Retail/eShop

    3D Gunstar Heroes
    3D Streets of Rage
    3D Streets of Rage 2
    3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    3D Altered Beast
    Air Battle Hockey 3D
    ARC-STYLE: Baseball 3D ^
    ARC-STYLE: Soccer!! 3D ^
    Beyblade Evolution
    Blazblue Continuum Shift II
    Boku no Hero Academia - Battle for All (Japan)
    Carps & Dragons ^
    Centipede Infestation
    Code Name S.T.E.A.M. *
    Colors! 3D
    Combat of Giants Dinosaurs 3D
    Conception II
    Cube Creator 3D (Multiplayer DLC required)
    Dead or Alive Dimensions *
    Deer Drive Legends
    Disney Infinity Toy Box Challenge
    Disney Magical World *
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Dr. Mario Miracle Cure ^
    Dragon Ball Fusions *
    Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden *
    Dream Trigger 3D
    Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles!
    Dual Pen Sports
    Fantasy Pirates *
    FIFA 12
    FIFA 13
    FIFA 14
    FIFA 15
    Fire Emblem Series
    Game Center CX: 3-Choume no Arino (Japan)
    Gem Smashers
    Girls' Fashion Shoot
    Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX
    Hello Kitty Picnic With Sanrio Characters
    Hero Bank (Japan)
    Hero Bank 2 (Japan)

    Imagine Collection
    Imagine: Fashion Designer
    Imagine: Fashion World
    Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
    Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
    Lego Lord of the Rings
    Luigi's Mansion ^
    Mahjong Cub3D ^
    Monster 4X4 3D
    Monster Hunter Stories *
    Nascar Unleashed
    Navy Commander ^
    New Super Mario Bros. 2
    Nicktoons MLB 3D
    Nintendo Pocket Football Club
    One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP 2
    PES 2011 Pro Evolution Soccer 3D
    PES 2012 Pro Evolution Soccer 3D
    PES 2013 Pro Evolution Soccer 3D *
    Planet Crashers
    Pokemon Rumble Blast / Super Pokemon Rumble
    Pokemon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby *
    Pokemon Sun / Moon *
    Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon *
    Pokemon X / Y *
    Rabbids Rumble
    Resident Evil Revelations *
    Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D *
    River City Rival Showdown ^
    SEGA 3D Classics Collection
    SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 1, 2, 3 (Japan)
    Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson *
    Soccer Up Online ^
    Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice
    Sonic Generations *
    Speedthru: Potzol's Puzzle
    Sudoku Party *^
    Super Street Fighter IV *^
    Survivor 3D The Ultimate Adventure
    Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
    Steel Diver ^
    Style Savvy: Fashion Forward
    Tekken 3D Prime Edition *
    The Adventures of Tintin - The Secret of the Unicorn
    The Battle Cats Pop!
    The Magic Hammer *
    Touch Battle Tank Tag Combat
    Worcle Words
    World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Aoki Samurai (Japan)
    WWE All Stars
    Yo-Kai Watch *
    Yoshi's New Island ^

    Beast Saga (Japan)
    Fantasy Life *
    Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes *^
    Petz Beach
    Petz Countryside

    Animal Crossing New Leaf *
    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains *
    Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates (Japan)
    ATV Wild Ride 3D *
    Ben 10 Galactic Racing
    Bugs Vs. Tanks
    Cartoon Network Punchtime Explosion ^
    Classic Games Overload ^
    Code of Princess *
    Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic ^
    Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit ^
    Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop
    Cube Creator DX *
    Culdcept Revolt
    Deca Sports Extreme ^
    Disney Pixar Cars 2
    F1 2011 *
    Face Racers: Photo Finish *
    Final Fantasy Explorers *
    Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations Alive ^
    Frogger 3D
    Gotta Protectors ^
    Harvest Moon 3D: a New Beginning
    Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns
    Heroes of Ruin *
    Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast
    Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt
    Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks!
    Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Thunderflash
    Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire
    Inazuma Eleven GO: Light
    Inazuma Eleven GO: Shadow
    Kirby Battle Royale *^
    Kirby Triple Deluxe (Kirby Fighters) ^
    Kirby Fighters Deluxe ^
    Kirby Planet Robobot (Team Kirby Clash)
    Team Kirby Clash Deluxe - $FREE on eShop$
    Kokuga ^
    Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends
    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon ^
    Mario Party the Top 100 ^
    Mario Party Star Rush ^
    Mario Party Star Rush Guest - $FREE on eShop$ (Allows you to play the full game, with a player who owns it)
    Mario Party Island Tour ^
    Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2012 Olympics ^
    Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics ^
    Mario Golf World Tour *
    Mario Tennis Open *^
    Metroid Prime: Federation Force *^
    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate *
    Monster Hunter Generations *
    Monster Strike (Japan)
    One Piece Unlimited World Red
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
    Pac-Man Party 3D ^
    Power Disc Slam *
    Pippi Longstocking 3D
    Psycho Pigs *
    Puyo Puyo Tetris (Japan, English translation available!) ^
    Rhythm Heaven Megamix ^
    Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure
    Ridge Racer 3D
    River City Tokyo Rumble ^
    Skylanders Superchargers Racing *
    Slime MoriMori Dragon Quest 3: Taikaizoku to Shippo Dan (Japan)
    Smash Bros. 4 3DS *
    Sonic & All Stars RacingTransformed ^
    Sonic Lost World ^
    Splat the Difference
    Starfox 64 3D ^
    Story of Seasons *
    Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns *
    Style Savvy: Trendsetters
    Sudoku + 7 other Complex Puzzles by Nikoli
    Super Monkey Ball 3D ^
    Taiko No Tatsujin (Japan)
    Tenkai Knights Brave Battle
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call *
    Transformers Prime
    Undead Nightmare Storm
    WarioWare Gold
    Winter Sports: Feel the Spirit
    Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits / Fleshy Souls / Psychic Specters *
    Yo-Kai Watch 3 *
    Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps / White Dog Squad *

    Disney Art Academy ^ (Local Play shares art, Download Play downloads a working demo of the game)

    Aqua Moto Racing 3D ^
    Asphalt 3D
    EX Troopers (Japan)
    Fossil Fighters Frontier
    Ironfall Invasion * - $FREE on eShop$
    Kid Icarus Uprising *
    LBX: Little Battler's Experience
    Mario Sports Superstars *
    Metroid Prime: Federation Force Blast Ball ^
    Snow Moto Racing 3D ^
    Tank Troopers ^
    "Run For Money" Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousousha-tachi (Japan) ^

    Daigasso! Band Brothers P (Japan)
    Games Festival 1 ^
    Games Festival 2 ^
    Ice Station Z
    MarioKart 7 *^
    Need for Speed The Run
    Steel Diver Sub Wars * - $FREE on eShop$
    Tetris Axis ^

    Tetris Ultimate ^

    New Art Academy (shares content with friends)

    3DS Online Only (no Local Play)

    Cube Tactics *
    Mindfeud *
    Runbow Pocket *
    Skylanders: Trap Team

    DSi Local Play (featured eShop selections for 3DS multiplayer)
    Bejeweled Twist 2P
    Dairojo! Samurai Defenders 2P
    BlayzBloo Melee Brawlers 4P
    Escapee GO! 4P
    Moke Moke 4P
    UNO 4P
    Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition 4P
    AiRace 6P
    Bomberman Blitz 8P
    Pop Island / Pop Island Paperfield 8P ^

    Game Gear Virtual Console 2-Player Link
    Crystal Warriors
    Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
    G-Loc: Air Battle
    Sonic Drift 2
    Game Boy Virtual Console 2-Player Link
    Pokemon Blue
    Pokemon Crystal
    Pokemon Gold
    Pokemon Red
    Pokemon Yellow

    NES Virtual Console with Download Play
    Balloon Fight ^
    Bases Loaded ^
    Bubble Bobble (Japan) ^
    Clu Clu Land ^
    Crash N' the Boys Street Challenge ^
    Devil World (Europe) ^
    Double Dragon ^
    Double Dragon II The Revenge ^
    Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku - Soreyuke Daiundokai (Japan) ^
    Ice Climber ^
    Joy Mech Fight (Japan) ^
    Life Force ^
    Mario Bros. ^
    River City Ransom ^
    S.C.A.T. - Special Cybernetic Attack Team ^
    SD Gundam World - Gachapon Senshi - Scramble Wars (Japan) ^
    Shadow of the Ninja ^
    Sky Kid ^
    Super C ^
    Super Dodge Ball ^
    Super Mario Bros. 3 ^ (mostly turn based)
    Tecmo Bowl ^
    Wario's Woods ^ (turn based)
    Yoshi ^
    CFW NES Download Play recommendations: Search "that ISO site"
    Micro Mages ^
    Super PakPak ^
    Wit's ^
    Moero TwinBee ^
    Bubble Bobble Deluxe ^
    Ducktales 2 ^
    Rod Land ^
    Snow Bros. ^
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game ^

    "Hotseat" Multiplayer (multiple players on one console) also known as "pass and play"
    Angry Birds Star Wars
    Bowling Bonanza 3D
    Castle Clout 3D
    Darts Up 3D ^
    Family Bowling 3D
    Funfair Party Games *
    Gummy Bears Mini Golf
    Ice Age Continental Drift Arctic Games
    Let's Golf! 3D
    Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
    Pure Chess
    Smash Bowling 3D
    The Cube
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
    Winter Sports: Feel the Spirit 2012
    Wipeout 2
    Wipeout 3
    Wipeout Create & Crash

    *Some Games have not had multiplayer tested*
    Please help test multiplayer on these games if you have them:
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
    *PLEASE Add your recommendations, revisions, edits, questions, and engagement below! Wikipedia sucks and the 3DS needs better documentation!*
    Last edited by Retro_Mod_Gamer, Aug 13, 2019
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  2. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

    Nov 30, 2014
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    This is a hell of a long list :P

    Never really though of online as one of the 3ds's strengths.
  3. Retro_Mod_Gamer

    Retro_Mod_Gamer Advanced Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    I agree that online is not one of the strongest areas for the 3DS, but Local Play definitely is.
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  4. Zetman

    Zetman GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 2, 2016
    There was a PES for 3ds that is not in the list maybe, Thank you for this
    Last edited by Zetman, Jul 18, 2019
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  5. Retro_Mod_Gamer

    Retro_Mod_Gamer Advanced Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    Thank you. I have someone looking into the PES games to test what kind of multiplayer support they have.
  6. N7Kopper

    N7Kopper Proud lover of a three-inch girlfriend

    Aug 24, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Something worth mentioning is that Luigi's Mansion 2 not only supports download play, but you can then proceed to disband that download play lobby and give the download clients a full version of the Thrill Tower, including online play. Unfortunately, you can't boot the local copy of the download CIA without going through the normal menus or using FBI or whatever.
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