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Best Nintendo 3DS games for a 10 year old

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One of the biggest problems when it comes to buying games for children is knowing whether your child will actually be able to cope with it. While the rating on the box gives you an idea about the content, it doesn't actually tell you anything about a game's complexity - so a text heavy strategy game can still have a 3+ rating on the box. In contrast, we give each game an "Ability Level" rating based on its difficulty, complexity and reading, known as EPALs, or Everybody Plays Ability Level (more info). By choosing an age above, you can filter our database by age, to find games you can be sure your child will be able to enjoy.
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Games in Green will contain, at the absolute most, very little, very mild swearing and cartoon, non-realistic violence; those in Orange may feature more frequent swearing, blood, and realistic impacts from weapons; while Red games may feature strong swearing, bloody violence, or explicit sex.
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If you're looking for the best Nintendo 3DS games for a 10 year old, our family experts are here to help. We've played, reviewed, and rated all of the biggest and best games, so you can be sure you're buying a game your child will love. Here's the list of our favourites, in order:

Pazuru

Budget-priced puzzle solving on the 3DS downloadable store

Genre(s): Puzzle (Logic and Brain Teasers)

LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

The Spinjitsu masters are back – and this time they've lost their memories

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$16.00
Price correct as of 17:57, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy +

Come fly with me, as the 3DS flight sim blasts off in a slightly upgraded outing

Genre(s): Flight Simulation

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$39.95
Price correct as of 18:39, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Planes: Fire and Rescue

Dusty and the rest of the Disney Planes hit the Wii U - but can they save the day? With simple, top-down gameplay, you take control of the entire rescue crew as you protect the forest and its inhabitants from disasters, in a truly fantastic kids game.

Genre(s): Action (2D)

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$22.01
Price correct as of 17:57, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Big Hero 6: Battle In The Bay

Holding out for a hero - or six.

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

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$14.19
Price correct as of 17:57, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Winx Club: Saving Alfea

Party preparations take a turn for the worse in this fairy-themed platformer

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

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$99.99
Price correct as of 17:57, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Shovel Knight

Retro styled platformer reminds us how they used to make 'em tough.

Genre(s): Action (2D)

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$24.00
Price correct as of 18:39, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Super Smash Bros

Nintendo takes the fight outside, but is this the Smash Bros. we've been waiting for, or a 'lightweight' sequel?

Genre(s): Beat 'em up

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$25.18
Price correct as of 17:57, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Skylanders Trap Team

Minis and villains join the fight for Skylands, as our favourite toy collecting adventure returns, with all the same co-op fun.

Genre(s): Action (3D), Platform (3D)

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$79.88
Price correct as of 17:41, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Disney Magical World

Live among the Disney stars in the 3DS adventure

Genre(s): Life Simulation

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$59.97
Price correct as of 18:39, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Fantasy Life

Life may be short, but Nintendo's latest 3DS RPG gives you twelve

Genre(s): Life Simulation, Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles)

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$39.99
Price correct as of 18:02, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Pokemon Art Academy

Learning to draw like Pika-so, Marill-angelo and Andy Wartortle

Genre(s): Other

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$44.99
Price correct as of 18:02, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Tomodachi Life

Mii and my Island

Genre(s): Life Simulation

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$37.99
Price correct as of 17:57, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

HomeTown Story

Who will buy my special purple fruit?

Genre(s): World Building

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$2.02
Price correct as of 18:39, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

A cross-over of epic proportions

Genre(s): Adventure, Puzzle (Logic and Brain Teasers)

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$88.49
Price correct as of 18:39, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Disney's Frozen: Olaf's Quest

We play it cool with a jolly, happy soul.

Genre(s): Platform (2D)

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$34.99
Price correct as of 17:57, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Around the World with Hello Kitty and Friends

The cat returns in a ‘cute-em-up’ for the touch generation

Genre(s): Mini-game

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$41.01
Price correct as of 17:57, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Harvest Moon: A New Beginning

Old MacSarah had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

Genre(s): Life Simulation

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$25.01
Price correct as of 18:39, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins

Portable policing prequel brings Chase McCain to the 3DS

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$33.45
Price correct as of 18:39, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

Town building and dungeon-crawling all rolled into one

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Dungeon Crawling)

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$41.03
Price correct as of 18:39, Friday 28th of February 2020, may not include postage. More info
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