Samus looking forward

Nintendo is starting to make a lot of gamers upset. In what is being seen as a shady move from Nintendo, the company has made the controversial decision to shut down its digital storefronts for the 3DS and Wii U as of March 2023. Making this decision worse, it turns out a majority of players will not be able to easily and conveniently download games from these eShops due to restrictions on adding payment information. Beginning on May 23, 2022 (via Nintendo), it will no longer be possible to use a credit card to add funds directly to an account on the 3DS or Wii U. This means that if you forget to put money into your account before that date, you’ll need to purchase an eShop gift card to make any purchases — at least until that functionality is shut down on August 29, 2022. Needless to say, this announcement sent fans into a mad frenzy.

With the end date effectively around the corner, now is the best time to pick up some gems that are going to be lost (or at least impossible to come by). For this list of recommendations we are taking that into account as a predominant factor. Major 3DS releases like "A Link Between Worlds" have physical editions that are slightly more available, even if the prices go up over time. Some fantastic games, like "Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies," can also be found on the iOS and Android stores. But the following Nintendo games are either going to disappear forever or become extremely difficult to get your hands on once the eShops close down.

mallow standing on puzzle
jockeys racing horses
Giaque Lippi and Frea
red guy and yellow guy rapping
3d picross puzzle
qbby with blocks on top of him
sohta running
pit flying
mario collecting coins
dillon standing confidently
samus fighting flaahgra
space ship in dark cave
NES remix main menu
Wario celebrates