The Sims 3 (3DS)
Simulation 22 March 2011
The third major installment in a life simulation game series, The Sims. The title was developed by The Sims Studio in cooperation with Maxis and Electronic Arts. As per usual, The Sims 3 lets you take control of a life of a virtual character from the cradle to the grave. Your job is to provide for the needs of your family of Sims when it comes to their social interactions, family matters, and career. The Sims 3 introduces two significant novelties to the game: lifetime wishes and a personality system that attributes 5 dominant character features to each Sim. As compared with previous installments in the franchise, the game’s 3D visuals were significantly improved.
Farming Simulator 18 (3DS)
Simulation 06 June 2017
Another installment of an annually released farming simulator series developed by GIANTS Software. This time, however, the creators decided to develop a game exclusively for handheld devices like PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS. In terms of mechanics, Farming Simulator 18 highly resembles the previous installments of the series, in particular, the handheld version of Farming Simulator 16. The game sees the players running their farms in an attempt to make a profitable business out of it. To achieve this, players have to take care of a number of things, such as soil and plant cultivation, harvesting and selling the crops, and finally the successive development of the farm. Farming Simulator 18 does not lack the series’ representative feature, namely a wide range of licensed agricultural machinery of the world’s top makes, which are available for the players to utilize while working in the field.
Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (3DS)
Simulation 01 August 2013
A family game set in the magical world of Disney animation. Disney Magical World was developed by Japanese studio h.a.n.d., with Nintendo 3DS in mind. The game is based on such popular productions as Harvest Moon or Animal Crossing ans can be described as a joyful life simulation, in which you play as your avatar called Mii and encounter a wide range or Disney characters, e.g. Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Peter Pan, Aladdin or Hercules. You can engage in various activities, such as tending to flowers and plants, fishing, or dancing at a ball. You can also run your own coffee shop, and decide about its furnishings or menu. From time to time, you have specials quests to complete, in which you help the famous characters, search for hidden items and fight enemies. The game also includes the option of buying various clothes and accessories, as well as gathering Disney collectible cards.
Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog & New Friends (3DS)
Simulation 26 February 2011
Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (3DS)
Simulation 26 February 2011
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS)
Simulation 30 July 2015
A spin-off of the popular Animal Crossing series by Nintendo. Unlike the other titles in the franchise, Happy Home Designer is not a life simulation game, but a software for designing interiors of the virtual characters' houses. In the game you find a range of options and items allowing you to customize the house according to the character's desires. On the floor you can place carpets, while the rooms can be furnished with bookshelves, benches, tables, wardrobes, or other objects. The gameplay mechanics are very simple, focusing on choosing objects and placing them at the desired spot. The game supports the amiibo cards, which you can scan and invite other characters to the house to chat or to play. The game features the same visual style as the latest Animal Crossing productions.
Disney Magical World 2 (3DS)
Simulation 14 October 2016
Another installment in the cartoon life simulator based on Disney animated films. Like its predecessor, Disney Magical World 2 was developed with Nintendo 3DS in mind. This time the game features six varied environments, including the world of Frozen, or the places known from Winnie the Pooh. Disney Magical World utilizes well-known gameplay rules, based on such series as Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon. You can engage in various activities, such as planting flowers, mining, or riding a water scooter. You can also help such Disney characters as Mickey Mouse, Elsa, Goofy, Donald Duck, Ariel the Little Mermaid and others. Apart from that, you also have to fight enemies and look for treasures. You can change the appearance of your avatar with a wide range of clothes and accessories; your virtual house and coffee shop are also customizable. Disney Magical World 2 for Nintendo 3DS features fully 3D graphics, which are further underscored by the console's screen.
Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (3DS)
Simulation 14 January 2016
A sandbox simulator in which the player creates and expands a transportation network. The game was developed by Big John Games studio known for creating a Minecraft clone called Cube Creator 3D. Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails takes place in the not so distant future, after the current transport model had crashed. In order to give some life to the cities, a metallurgist named Vin decides to create a new railroad network from scratch. The player helps him with that task. Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails focuses mostly on the sandbox part of the game, allowing the player to construct various trains and place them in the areas he created on his own. The effects can be traded with other users by using QR codes. Despite its sandbox nature, Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails has a plot which guides the player through various missions that are connected one to another.