Gaming The Definitive Multiplayer 3DS List


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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
Digimon World ReDigitize Decode (Japan English Translation Available!)
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 *
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, English Translation Available!)
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 *
The Snack World Trejarers (Japan, Partial English Translation in progress)
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, English Translation available!)
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, English Translation in progress!)
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

DSiWare Local Play (eShop selections for 3DS multiplayer)
Absolute Chess 2P ^
Bejeweled Twist 2P
Dairojo! Samurai Defenders 2P
Dragon Quest Wars 2P
Galaxy Saver 2P
BlayzBloo Melee Brawlers 4P
Cosmo Fighters 4P ^
Escapee GO! 4P
Globulos Party 4P ^
GO Series Undead Storm 4P
Moke Moke 4P
Scrabble Classic / Slam 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 ^

"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,


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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Apr 20, 2008
Great list! The only game I can see missing is Dragon Quest Heroes Rocket Slime 3D (Japan). There's a great fan-translation for the game out now. I haven't tried the multiplayer but I figure it's 2 player versus.
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