The 3DS is a brand new console at the start of its lifespan, so there are no doubt all kinds of great games in store for us in the years to come. However, there already exist a large number of awesome games on other systems, some of which in my opinion would make interesting additions to the 3DS's library.
Now, of course I realize that most of those games can't be brought to the 3DS. There might be licensing issues, technical problems, the games might be deemed too unpopular, unknown or not interesting enough for the 3DS's target audience. But if we set aside such concerns for a moment and just let our minds wander, these would be the five games I would have Nintendo bring to the 3DS if it were all up to me.
Portal was a 2007 surprise hit by acclaimed PC developer Valve. It was a very original 3D puzzle game with a dark undertone but a lot of humor and some very memorable characters. Recently the sequel Portal 2 was released, so this might be a good time to finally bring the first game to our favorite handheld console! The big rooms and clever geometrical puzzles would work well on the 3DS, and if they make sure to include some of the bonus levels that have been released on the PC over the past few years I think this would be a guaranteed hit, a triumph if you will.
A game of Bomberman is always fun (that atrocity on the Xbox 360 notwithstanding), so we definitely need to have one on the 3DS. They could add some new features using the 3D and Gyroscope functions, but even if they leave the game mostly unchanged from the 2009 DS game it would still be good to have this one on our system. Bombs away.
Not everybody has heard of Mirror's Edge and that is a bit of a shame, because it's the best first-person parkour game ever made. Granted, it might also be the first game of that particular subgenre, but at least that means it's very original right? All kidding aside, Mirror's Edge is an interesting game. It's a 3D game filled with gun wielding enemies, but where running past and avoiding them is a much better tactic than trying to confront them head-on. In order to do this the game's protagonist, Faith, has a wide array of jumps, slidings and kicks at her disposal. Since these jumps reach farther the more speed you have you'll spend a big part of this game running, but there's also some quieter sections which allows you to soak in the atmosphere. The game is a tad on the short side but it would definitely be interesting to play in true 3D
Most people will remember Mortal Kombat as the game that gave us fatalities, but beneath the blood and gore a pretty good fighting game could also be found. In the 18 years since the release of the first game a whole series of sequels has been released, some good, some not quite so. However with the recent latest addition to the franchise slash reboot of the first three games, NetherRealm Studios shows that this game can still stand up to other current day fighting games. It's the most polished MK game to date and the goriest one too. If Street Fighter can make it to the 3DS, then why can't this over the top but highly enjoyable fighting game
Ah, DOOM. Often called 'the father of FPS games' (Wolfenstein being the granddad, I suppose), this is one game that almost twenty years after its release still has a strong following. And with its fast-paced nonstop action, kickass weapons and monsters, and intense multiplayer mode it's not hard to see why. The game has been ported to numerous systems over the years, ranging from the SNES and Sega 32X to the Jaguar, GBA, Xbox, various mobile phones and more. So a 3DS port certainly doesn't seem out of the question. Personally I would love to see this, so I don't have to bring my GBA to have my favorite game of all time with me on the road!