Here's one good thing about 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically increased interest in Nintendo 3DS gaming because it offers extreme value.

I'm anticipating this increased interest will drive up prices for 3DS games in the near future (during which the 3DS' eShop could potentially close), so I've been scoping out extreme deals from my wish list.

So far, I've managed to purchase the following thirteen games (only one of which is used) for only $92.23 (includes shipping and tax):

Type Price
How long to beat
(main story)
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Physical $7.32 69 21.5 hours
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure Digital $4.69 72 9.5 hours
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes Physical $7.14 60 8 hours
LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey Physical $6.26 65 7 hours
Michael Jackson The Experience  Physical $7.01 59 4.5 hours
SEGA 3D Classics Collection  Physical $11.48 73 17 hours
Severed Digital  $7.83 70* 5.5 hours
SteamWorld Dig  Digital $2.34 82 5 hours
SteamWorld Heist  Digital $3.91 86 12 hours
Steel Diver  Physical $6.28 58 4.5 hours
The Keep  Digital $2.08 77 7 hours
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Used)  Physical $17.54 86 64 hours
Yo-Kai Watch  Physical $8.35 76 19 hours

The average Metacritic score for all of these games is a good 71.7; meanwhile, the main story for all of these games totals 184.5 hours, which is approximately $0.50 per hour of gameplay.

The first game I had played through is Michael Jackson The Experience. I mainly purchased this game for its 3D cutscenes (that's well worth paying $7.01 for), because I don't enjoy rhythm games.

*Based on one critic review.

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