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

Without further ado…

Nintendo 3DS


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


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


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


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



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


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


Donkey Kong

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



Game Dev Story

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

Windows Phone 7


Bejeweled Live

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

BlackBerry (based on ratings)


2010 DC

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

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


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

Neo Geo Pocket colour


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



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)


Resident Evil 2

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

Game Gear


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



Chip’s Challenge

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

Turbo Express


Devil’s Crush

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

[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.]