Just three weeks ago during Nintendo’s last big Direct, the company officially announced that a number of Super Nintendo games would be coming to the 3DS. We saw Super Mario World, F-Zero and Pilotwings hit the system’s eShop that very day, and today three more beloved games are available for purchase! Super Mario Kart, EarthBound and Donkey Kong Country are currently in the eShop, ready to be bought, downloaded and played to your heart’s content.


Super Mario Kart and Donkey Kong Country can be purchased for $7.99 in the 3DS eShop. EarthBound is priced at $9.99.

It’s also important to remember that these games are only purchasable/playable on the New 3DS. In other words, they cannot be bought for systems like the original 3DS, the original 3DS XL and the 2DS.

Whether you’ve played the games before and are looking for some nostalgia, or you want to see what the craze is about for these ’90s favorites, we highly recommend checking out all three!

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.


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  1. Libby Grant says:

    I think that’s so horrible that they only made these classics available for the New 3DS. One of the reasons why I can never side 100% with Nintendo because they always pull stuff like this. It’s just frustrating and sad…I really wanted to play Earthbound. :/

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    • Eric says:

      I’ve looked into it. It’s because the New 3ds is a more powerful system and they want to have games run without having to emulate them. It’s unfortunate but they have good reasons for it.

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