Just got a 3DS for Christmas? Here's how to milk every last drop of Nintendo joy from your amazing new handheld. If it's great games you're after, here are the best 3DS games but the amazing thing about 3DS is that you don't even need to buy a game to have fun.
1. Get Hundreds Of StreetPasses
There's an extra reason to get more StreetPasses and it's not just to help you gather puzzle pieces or take out ghosts in StreetPass Quest. Get lots of StreetPass hits and you'll notice that the music will change in your Mii Plaza. As you collect more Miis, you'll unlock more tunes in your music player and earn plenty of accomplishments. You'll be hard pressed to meet all 78, though, as some of them are rock hard.
2. Play With The Circle Pad ProYou can buy a special attachment for your 3DS called the Circle Pad Pro. Designed in collaboration with Capcom, the peripheral adds an extra Circle Pad to your 3DS and is compatible with games such as Resident Evil Revelations and Kid Icarus Uprising.
Your 3DS clips into the plastic peripheral and, although it makes your console feel bulkier, the extra Circle Pad comes in handy when moving and aiming in Capcom's new survival horror game. Also good for left-handed gamers in Kid Icarus.
3. Record 3D Video
It's really easy to record your own 3D video - you simply have to go into the 3DS Camera, tap the video icon and press the L or R button to begin your recording. You can record for up to 10 minutes and when you're done you can view it on your 3DS or save it to your SD Card before uploading it onto Youtube (although it won't be in 3D if you do this).
You can add effects such as black and white or sepia to your videos but the best thing about 3DS video recording is the ability to make Aardman-style stop-motion animation. To do this, you need to use the Frame Pick option which takes snaps of individual frames before putting them together into a video.