The 15 Rarest And Most Valuable 3DS Games


The 3DS is no longer around, but people still remember it. This game has a huge library, but these are the rarest and most expensive ones.

It was a great run for the Nintendo 3DS for almost ten years, but all good things must come to an end. Since the famous handheld console was taken off the market in late 2020, no new games will be coming out for it. Since then, a lot of people have started to gather rare and expensive 3DS games.

People who collect 3DS games often have to dig deep into their pockets to buy the strangest ones, which can fetch surprisingly high prices. Some are very hard to find because they are so fun to play, while others are rare because not many people bought them, so there aren’t many copies out there.

Heavy Fire: The Chosen Few ($108)

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Loose $24
Complete in Box $108
New $175

Heavy Fire: The Chosen Few is an arcade gun game that runs on rails and was released for the 3DS and Wii U. The player shoots different types of terrorists, insurgents, and other bad guys from a first-person view while using different guns and special abilities.

It wasn’t necessary for the game to add many new features. When arcade fans got their hands on the new handheld device, many of them wanted to play an old-school action-packed on-rails shooter.

Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon Dual Pack ($114)

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Loose $20
Complete in Box $114
New $165

With the dual pack for Pokémon Sun and Moon, players can see the Alola area from two different points of view. These Pokemon games came out in 2016 for the 3DS and were part of the seventh generation of games. These are two of the best-rated Pokémon games because they have some cool new features.

The games added a new set of Pokemon species that are only found in certain areas. They also added a new mode called Island Challenge, which replaced GYM Battles. Players who wanted to get two very popular Pokémon games could do so with the dual pack, which did a great job in terms of sales and fame.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon ($118)

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Loose $95
Complete in Box $118
New $165

Etrian Mystery Dungeon is a beautiful mess of dungeon-crawling and role-playing features. It was made by Atlus and Spike Chunsoft and came out in 2015 for the 3DS. The game is a fun mix of the two types of games, and players will enjoy building their party and exploring procedurally generated dungeons full of different enemies, traps, and loot.

The community loved how the game mixed two popular types of games into a fun experience. It has turn-based fighting and characters that can be changed. Together with a few other things, the fact that fans really like Egyptian Mystery Dungeon has kept it as one of the best Nintendo 3DS games.

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney ($129)

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Loose $84
Complete in Box $129
New $160

A lot of gamers only know Phoenix Wright from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, where he can be played as a character. However, some Phoenix Wright story-based puzzle games have court cases as part of the story. The Professor Layton games are more like straight puzzle games than the Phoenix Wright games, but they also have stories.

Capcom’s puzzle game brings the two series together. Not only is it hard to find, but reviewers and players also really like it. A single game card on eBay costs around $85. Depending on its state, a complete copy in its box can fetch up to $140. Brand-new copies are even more expensive.

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters ($145)

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Loose $119
Complete in Box $145
New $170

The third Yo-Kai Watch 2 game was called Psychic Specters. Some fans are ready to buy the same game three times, but not Madden fans. Every year, they buy what is basically the same game. For people who have never played a Yo-Kai game before, they are a lot like Pokémon games in terms of how they are played and how they work.

While Psychic Specters isn’t a very expensive Yo-Kai game, people who want to add it to their 3DS collection should still be ready to pay over $100 for a free cart and around $145 for a copy that comes in its own box. This makes the game one of the most expensive 3DS games, though it’s not the most expensive.

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy ($159)

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Loose $137
Complete in Box $159
New $189

Most Professor Layton games for the 3DS these days cost a lot of money. Unfortunately, this is a shame because these puzzle games are fun and sometimes hard. In this chapter, the Professor and his assistant go around the world trying to find out more about the Azran, an ancient society.

Researchers Layton and the Azran Legacy is a fun and interesting adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS. It has a story that keeps you interested, cute characters, and a lot of puzzles. It might cost a lot to get a copy, but it is well worth it.

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Pokemon Ultra Moon Dual Pack ($164)

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Loose $151
Complete in Box $164
New $256

The Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games, which are part of the seventh generation of games, take the player back to Alphaland. This time, they’ll catch and train even more wild Pokémon to beat other trainers and figure out what the famous Necrozma is all about.

There are improvements made to both games compared to the original Pokémon Sun and Moon. The dual pack lets players get both games at once. Fans love the Ultra games because they have long stories and cool new features.

Rhythm Thief and The Emperor’s Treasure ($207)

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Loose $167
Complete in Box $207
New $323

Sega’s Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure is a very uncommon 3DS game. As the player, you take on the role of a famous art thief who needs to find out more about his strange past. This is a rhythm-based puzzle game that sometimes looks like a digital board game.

Fans of rhythm and adventure games as well as people who have never played a musical game before will enjoy this one because it has a unique mix of an interesting story, a cute visual style, and rhythm gameplay. Complete copies usually sell for more than $200, so if you want to try it for yourself, you’ll have to spend a lot of money.

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad ($214)

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Loose $144
Complete in Box $214
New $269

Like other Yo-kai Watch games, Yo-kai Watch Blasters is an action role-playing game. Like Pokémon, the game is all about catching and making friends with different Yo-kai animals each with their own special skills. Players become part of a group of Yo-kai and fight tough bosses in real time.

Basket Random also encourages cooperative multiplayer play, letting players work together with friends in real life or online to complete difficult tasks and beat enemy opponents. Several more games in the series have been made for the 3DS, and they come with more information.

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps ($277)

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Loose $206
Complete in Box $277
New $329

The 3DS games Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad are very hard to find. The main Yo-Kai Watch series has a lot of dedicated fans, and both games are spin-offs of that series.

Both of the Blasters games are beat ’em ups with a Pokémon-like feature where you have to catch creatures. So far, though, the player has been collecting small, cute yokai. After making a list of yokai, players form teams to fight other yokai and big boss monsters.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack ($292)

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Loose $45
Complete in Box $292
New $899

Remakes of the original games, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, were great at making good games even better. There are also a lot of Pokémon fans who think they are one of the best games ever.

The games have some old-school Pokémon elements mixed in with some newer ones, like Mega Evolutions and better online features. With the dual pack, players could get both games and start a new Pokémon adventure in the Hoenn area.

Yo-Kai Watch 3 ($315)

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Loose $295
Complete in Box $315
New $387

It was hard to find the Yo-Kai line at first, but now people want them more than they can make them. Collectors really want all of the Yo-Kai Watch games for the 3DS, so they will cost a lot. This is the most valuable game in the series and the last one to come out for the 3DS.

If you haven’t played any of the Yo-Kai Watch games before, they’re kind of like the Pokémon games. But the player doesn’t use cute little animals. Instead, they use ghosts. Even though this game was a lot of fun, it didn’t do well in North America. Only about 4,000 units were sold, according to reports.

Alien Chaos 3D ($344)

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Loose $147
Complete in Box $344
New $745

Alien Chaos 3D is an action stage game where you move from side to side. The music is much better than you might think. Aside from that, players will probably get caught up in the fighting and listen to heavy metal guitar riffs while they destroy their enemies.

The movement is a lot like early side-scrolling games like Mega-Man, but there is a thing that you can do to clean up. It’s one of the most unique and important Nintendo 3DS games because players clean the stage as they kill the alien.

Guide Louvre ($500)

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Loose $449
Complete in Box $500
New $682

You can’t really call Guide Louvre a game. Besides that, the player has no reason to put this game in their 3DS if they are not in the famous Parisian museum. The Louvre and Nintendo worked together to make this game so that the museum’s audio tour would be more up-to-date.

Guide Louvre came out in many languages and let players choose from a number of trips. There was even a medal system to urge people to look around. The fact that this term can only be used for one thing makes it a rare gem.

Barbie: Groom And Glam Pups ($3,347)

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Loose $720
Complete in Box $3,347
New $5,021

Barbie: Groom and Glam Pups isn’t as exciting to play as other Barbie games. People who play the game can choose their dog, clean them, change their hair color, and dress them. If they want to, they can also give them accessories and then take shots of them.

Because no one bought the game when it was in stores, it’s worth more now. But since it’s now one of the hardest to find and most expensive 3DS games, I’m sure a lot of players wish they had bought it when it was on sale.


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