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Best Nintendo 3DS Games for a 9 Year Old

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One of the biggest problems when it comes to buying games for children is knowing whether your child will actually be able to cope with it. While the rating on the box gives you an idea about the content, it doesn't actually tell you anything about a game's complexity - so a text heavy strategy game can still have a 3+ rating on the box. In contrast, we give each game an "Ability Level" rating based on its difficulty, complexity and reading, known as EPALs, or Everybody Plays Ability Level (more info). By choosing an age above, you can filter our database by age, to find games you can be sure your child will be able to enjoy.
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Knowing your child will be able to handle a game is great - but if it's full of swearing, violence, or sex, you still may not want your child playing it. This filter lets you set the absolute maximum level of Mature Content you'd be happy with.

Games in Green will contain, at the absolute most, very little, very mild swearing and cartoon, non-realistic violence; those in Orange may feature more frequent swearing, blood, and realistic impacts from weapons; while Red games may feature strong swearing, bloody violence, or explicit sex.
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Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven

Bowling over enemies with nubile elven ladies in this quirky role-playing game

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

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$21.49
Price correct as of 23:24, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

One Piece Unlimited World Red

When it comes down to button mashing, place it all on red.

Genre(s): Action (3D)

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$14.44
Price correct as of 01:45, Saturday 11th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Picross e4

More puzzling fun on the 3DS download store

Genre(s): Puzzle (Logic and Brain Teasers)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Food, glorious food…?

Genre(s): Mini-game

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$5.10
Price correct as of 17:33, Thursday 9th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Girls' Fashion Shoot

Fashion fun comes to the 3DS

Genre(s): Simulation

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$19.99
Price correct as of 08:44, Wednesday 8th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Beyblade Evolution

We take the latest Beyblade tie-in for a spin.

Genre(s): Mini-game

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$4.69
Price correct as of 12:22, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

The ape is back - in the same game as before.

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

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$7.86
Price correct as of 23:38, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Code of Princess

Get ready for some buxom bad guy bashing in this witty download

Genre(s): Action (2D)

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$26.96
Price correct as of 06:21, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D

Lurking in the shadows...

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$6.31
Price correct as of 14:35, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Pilotwings Resort

Come fly with me

Genre(s): Flight Simulation

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$6.99
Price correct as of 00:53, Saturday 11th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D

A new perspective

Genre(s): Sports (Football)

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$2.99
Price correct as of 02:29, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers

Adventure Time, the Regular Show, Steven Universe, and many more best loved characters come together to take on the world in this side-scrolling beat 'em up.

Genre(s): Action (2D)

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$3.97
Price correct as of 21:20, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Final Fantasy Explorers

The 3DS gets a multiplayer-oriented spin-off - but can it live up to its name?

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles)

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$13.71
Price correct as of 22:52, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Pokémon Shuffle

The Pokémon game you've been "waiting" to play

Genre(s): Puzzle (Match 3, etc)

Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal

Find out why SEGA's new take on Sonic has left us a little blue

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

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$8.10
Price correct as of 00:27, Thursday 9th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Scribblenauts Unlimited

Dictionary corner

Genre(s): Puzzle (Word and Number)

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$4.00
Price correct as of 04:03, Saturday 11th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Bravely Default

Final Fantasy in all but name - but really, really hard

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

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$27.49
Price correct as of 19:33, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt

Fantasy football is the name of the game as the popular series continues on 3DS

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles)

HarmoKnight

Pokemon developers do rhythm action - but how does it fare?

Genre(s): Music, Platform (2D)

Prince Of Persia

Navigating a perilous dungeon to save your beloved in less than an hour...

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

James Noir: Hollywood Crimes

There's a murder going down in this Layton alike

Genre(s): Puzzle (Logic and Brain Teasers)

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$3.77
Price correct as of 20:16, Thursday 9th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

StarFox 64 3D

Do a barrell roll in this tongue in cheek sci-fi shooter.

Genre(s): Shooter (On the rails)

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$13.45
Price correct as of 00:54, Saturday 11th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Rodea: The Sky Soldier

The Sonic creator's latest adventure isn't quite as good as its predecessors.

Genre(s): Action (3D)

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$9.99
Price correct as of 14:41, Thursday 9th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Deflated

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Turn Based Battles)

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$13.69
Price correct as of 22:07, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Captain America: Super Soldier

The first avenger beats his way onto the 3DS - but is it any good?

Genre(s): Beat 'em up

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$15.99
Price correct as of 14:43, Thursday 9th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Steel Diver

Come dive with me.

Genre(s): Simulation

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$1.55
Price correct as of 02:30, Saturday 11th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Tenkai Knights Brave Battle

Robots, block swapping and beat 'em ups combine in this 3DS button masher

Genre(s): Beat 'em up

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$3.30
Price correct as of 09:39, Friday 10th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info

Driver: Renegade

Remember kids, driving like a loon isn't big or clever

Genre(s): Racing

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$17.74
Price correct as of 14:27, Thursday 9th of July 2020, may not include postage. More info
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