Nintendo 3DS XL vs Switch just for Mario Games

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Nintendo 3DS XL vs Switch just for Mario Games?

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  1. 3DS XL or 2DS

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. Switch

    5 vote(s)
    62.5%
  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    #1
    I already had the Nintendo 3DS XL. Started to get a little bored and broke (as in tight on cash) so I sold it on eBay about a year ago.

    I am feeling the Mario itch again. I don't have too much patience to learn new things much Mario Odyseey has definitely caught my interest.

    So should I rebuy the 3DS XL for Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 or just get the Switch for Odyssey?

    Very casual gamer here. I don't play Mario Kart, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Mario Maker, or Luigi's Mansion type games. Just traditional Mario.
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    If you don't use the 3D then get a 2DS XL - there are more Mario games on the 3DS/DS platform right now and will cost a lot less money.

    A Switch would be a big investment for you...
     
  3. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! Yeah I don't really care about 3D.
     
  4. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    I'll just say Mario Odissey is the best Mario game ever for me. Mario 64 is second.

    It's a game not to be missed if you like Mario platform games. Such a joy from start to finish.
     
  5. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    I love and have owned every single Mario game since the SNES, but Odyssey is sadly not one of them. I pretty much stopped playing half way collecting moons. It is a very short game full of needless fluff to make it seem longer than it really is. I enjoyed the Mario games on the 3DS more than Odyssey.

    Go with the 3DS OR 2DS.
     
  6. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

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    I can't think of a single Mario game I'd rather play over Odyssey, not by a long shot. 3D Land/World can't hold a candle to them. That said, buying the Switch just for that game is a waste of money.

    Are you dead set on the new'ish Mario games? There are ways to get a Mario fix for virtually nothing if you're ok with the older Mario games.
     
  7. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for everyone's advice---I appreciate it!

    I actually went the Wii U route this time. Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U has me thinking I made the right choice.
    I had Super Mario Land the 3DS XL and liked it a lot, but couldn't get enough stars to advance through upper Worlds.

    New Super Mario Brothers U is also very good.

    For now my fix is satisfied for awhile. Never played any Galaxy games, but I can play them on the Wii U if I get a Wii Remote. Never actually played anything on the original Wii.

    This is good--a lot of Mario in my future! Take care and thanks!
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Interesting - Wii U wasn't on your list.

    Hopefully you got a great deal on one.

    Around here, they're $170 (I guess at Gamestop you get 2 free games under $20), but by the time you add in a Wii controller ($25 used), the Nunchuck ($10 used) and the Pro controller ($47 used :eek:), you might as well spent the extra dollars for a NEW Switch...
     

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