Pixelkin 2016 Holiday Guide: 3DS

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Games for All Ages

fire emblem fates

Fire Emblem Fates
The tactical gameplay remains satisfying and fun thanks to the increased emphasis on relationships and battle pairings. Matching your diverse soldiers together is surprisingly captivating. Not to mention the agony of choosing whom to marry yourself! Fire Emblem Fates is a worthy sequel to Awakening and a must play for tactical strategy fans.

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
The story is a typical Mario story, but I found its humor charming. As I have loved this series since the beginning, I had a lot of fun with it.

Mario Party Star Rush

Mario Party Star Rush
Mario Party Star Rush is a fun family game to pick up if you’re already a fan of the Mario Party franchise. If it’s the first time you and the kids are playing a Mario Party together, however, be ready for some cries of, “That’s not fair!” when you steal their coins or knock them off a platform. But in no time they’ll be giggling maniacally as they do it right back to you.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon
Some games are just a given as far as great gifts go. The latest iterations of the amazingly popular and long-running Pokémon were released this year. If you’ve got a Pokémon fan in your family, this one is no-brainer. If you buy both versions, all the better.

fire emblem fates

Fire Emblem Fates Review

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Available on: Nintendo 3DS
Played on: Nintendo 3DS XL

Fire Emblem may not be as recognizable as Final Fantasy or Pokemon. But it is one of the most prolific franchises in gaming. Fire Emblem Fates combines the series’ trademark chess-like battles with building up relationships between your soldiers. The tale of family, love, and war remains captivating throughout each tactical battle. Read More