Top Five Video Games For Every Portable System

Finding the best games for Nintendo’s 3DS is easy because the system debuted a little over a month ago.

Selecting the greatest hits for older handhelds, though, can be a tough process. Most portables have a huge library, and it’s hard separating the gems from the garbage, especially with an import system. We purchased a WonderSwan colour from Japan a few years ago and didn’t know where to begin.

That said, we’re here to help. If you just bought a handheld system or hope to buy one in the future, this list includes the five best games for every western platform. Yes, even The Game.com.

Without further ado…

Nintendo 3DS

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Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
-Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Ridge Racer 3D
Pilotwings Resort
-Nintendogs + Cats

Nintendo DS

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New Super Mario Bros.-Mario Kart DS
-Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Mario Kart DS
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

PlayStation Portable

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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker-God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
-Valkyria Chronicles II
-Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Game Boy Advance

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Metroid Fusion

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Advance Wars
Metroid Fusion
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

iPhone/iPad

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Angry Birds Seasons-Angry Birds Seasons/Angry Birds Seasons HD
Real Racing 2/Real Racing 2 HD
-Flight Control/Flight Control HD
Infinity Blade
Cut the Rope/Cut the Rope HD

Game Boy colour

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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

-Metal Gear Solid
-Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
-Mario Tennis
-The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons
-Wario Land 3

Game Boy

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Donkey Kong

-The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
-Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
-Tetris
-Pokemon Red and Blue
-Donkey Kong

Android

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Game Dev Story

-Angry Birds Seasons
-Flight Control
-Game Dev Story
-Doodle Jump
-Robo defence

Windows Phone 7

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Bejeweled Live

-de Blob: Revolution
-ilomilo
-Max and the Magic Marker
-Carneyvale Showtime
-Bejeweled Live

BlackBerry (based on ratings)

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2010 DC

-2010 DC
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-3D Tic Tac Toe
-Aces 3D Brick Breaker
-American (USA) Trivia

Cell Phone (you know, those things that came before smart phones)

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-Doom RPG
-Tetris
-Super KO Boxing
-Ms. Pac-Man
-Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain

Neo Geo Pocket colour

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SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter’s Clash

-SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium
-SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter’s Clash (Capcom and SNK versions)
-Sonic the Hedgehog: Pocket Adventure
-The Last Blade
-King of Fighters R-2

N-Gage

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Pathway to Glory

-Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
-Colin McRae Rally 2005
-Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Jungle Storm
-Mile High Pinball

Game.Com (they’re all bad, but here you go)

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Resident Evil 2

-Resident Evil 2
-Duke Nukem 3D
-Lights Out
-Fighters Megamix
-Jurassic Park

Game Gear

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Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble

-Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble
-Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
-Defenders of Oasis
-Shinobi II: The Silent Fury
-Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos

Lynx

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Chip’s Challenge

-California Games
-Chip’s Challenge
-Todd’s Adventures in Slime World
-Klax
-Rygar

Turbo Express

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Devil’s Crush

-Blazing Lazers
-Devil’s Crush (you may sub with Alien Crush)
-Bonk’s Revenge
-Military Madness
-Splatterhouse

[Editor’s Note: After much debate, we chose to nix Tiger Telematics’ Gizmondo (at least there’s Sticky Balls) and Tapwave’s Zodiac. The latter was known more for running emulators.]