48 Games Like Shank for Nintendo 3DS


3D Streets of Rage II, Code of Princess EX, and Big Action Mega Fight! are our top selection to play today.

The latest addition in this selection are Code of Princess EX released the 30 July 2018 and ranked #2, River City: Rival Showdown released the 21 November 2017 and ranked #4, Metroid: Samus Returns released the 14 September 2017 and ranked #12.

48 Games like Shank for Nintendo 3DS, daily generated comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms.
This suggestion collection includes 2D side-scrolling games. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

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Shank is the cult-classic revival of the sidescrolling beat-em-up. Play as Shank in an over-the-top grindhouse game, packed to the rim with enemies, bosses, combos, and more by the award-winning team at Klei Entertainment.

2# Code of Princess EX - 2018


The story follows Princess Solange of DeLuxia as she fights to restore order in a world where monsters are trying to overtake the human race. Armed with the legendary sword DeLuxcalibur, Solange assembles a team of talented fighters to join her quest. Together, they embark on an epic journey where they will confront the monster uprising and try to discover it's secret origins.

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3# Big Action Mega Fight! - 2013


Big Action Mega Fight! is a classic single player beat 'em up/brawler with a modern twist! Hilarious 2D cartoon combat inspired by Streets of Rage, Final Fight, Turtles in Time and Battletoads. Blast your way through levels filled with luscious art and unforgettable enemies. How fast can you SMASH?

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6# Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson - 2015


Featuring the series’ trademark high-flying, clothes-ripping battle mechanics, SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson follows the events of SENRAN KAGURA Burst, sending all 12 of the original cast members on another supernatural martial arts adventure through modern Japan. One player can control both team members, switching back and forth at will, or two players can fight together in co-op mode, side by side.

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8# Mega Man Legacy Collection - 2015


Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom's iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series' origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces - a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history. Features: Six classic games in one - Play a piece of video game history with the original six Mega Man games and experience the origins of the classic series. 8-bit style with HD flair - The games retain their retro 8-bit style with an added HD finish, giving a crisp, clean look to the charming, classic sprites. Challenge remix mode for new and veteran players - The robust new Challenge Mode remixes gameplay from all six games for a new type of challenge. It provides both increasingly difficult trials for experienced players and also teaches newcomers to become familiar with the style of the games and tackle some of the trickier areas. Museum of the era - The Museum Mode features a massive repository of history and art collected from the era of the games in this collection. Take a look back at the history of Mega Man with loads of information, high-res art, concept pieces, sketches and more in the Museum. Developed with an all-new engine - Using the newly developed Eclipse Engine, Capcom and Digital Eclipse are able to archive these six pieces of video game history with faithful reproductions of the originals for a new generation of gamers. Leaderboards and video replays - Fans will be able to watch video replays of the top players on the leaderboards, showcasing a whole new generation of Mega Man talent!

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9# Hyrule Warriors - 2014


A Legendary Pairing: Cut down entire legions of enemies as Link, Zelda, Midna and other characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise using over-the-top powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. This tour de force through the beloved locales of Hyrule will have players battling some of the fiercest enemies in The Legend of Zelda history. Two players can play local co-op, with one player joining with the Wii U GamePad controller and another with the Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers.

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10# Xeodrifter - 2014


Xeodrifter™ Special Edition Now Available! Featuring Renegade Kid's in-depth development diary, and critically acclaimed soundtrack by artists Roth Sothy, Matthew Gambrell, and Brian Altano!

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11# Monster Hunter - 2014


Monster Hunter places the player in the role of an up-and-coming hunter who must accomplish various quests to achieve glory. Monster Hunter plays in a similar fashion to Phantasy Star Online allowing the player to team up with up to three other hunters online to take down stronger monsters. Monster Hunter is played through quests given to the hunter by the Village Elder or the Town Guild. Gathering: Gathering quests are missions in which the hunter must "gather" items like herbs or monster parts.

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12# Metroid: Samus Returns - 2017


Metroid: Samus Returns is a remake of Metroid 2: Return of Samus. It uses a 3D graphic style with a side view camera that zooms in and changes for cutscenes. It also has new mechanics, items, and abilities. "Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. Samus Aran’s arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and it’s available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems."

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13# Azure Striker Gunvolt - 2014


A 2D action game featuring a young man with the power of lightning who stands for freedom against the evil ambitions of a massive organization. When lightning strikes, a new legend is born.

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14# The Legend of Korra - 2014


An ancient evil force has emerged from the portals and threatens the balance of both worlds! Only the Avatar stands a chance in defeating this new threat! Original Avatar storyline penned by the TV show’s creators. Wield the power of all 4 elements—water, earth, fire, and air as only the Avatar can! Change bending styles at any time to unleash devastating combos. Beat overwhelming odds by activating the all-powerful Avatar state.

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16# Mighty No. 9 - 2016


Mighty No. 9 is focused on 2D platforming with a blend of 2D and 3D artwork and animation. The player is able to run, jump and shoot projectiles at enemies they encounter. Furthermore, the player will be able to acquire both weapons and abilities from enemies they defeat. The game will feature an intro level followed by the eight main stages, which are freely chosen in any order by the player. At the end of each stage, Beck, the protagonist, must face one of the other eight "Mighty Number" units in a boss battle.[3] A final set of stages are unlocked at the end of the game, leading up to the final showdown. An additional level starring Call is also available at some point, provided through one of the completed stretch goals.

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18# The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure - 2015


From Wikipedia: The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure is a side-scrolling platform video game based on The Peanuts Movie. The game launched on November 3, 2015 in North America, and November 6, 2015 in Europe for the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. It was distributed by Fox Digital Entertainment, published by Activision and developed by Behaviour Interactive.

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19# AeternoBlade - 2015


In the region of Awelsia, vengeful Freyja travels with an unknown weapon called 'AeternoBlade'. Freyja looks to take revenge on Beladim, the Lord of the Mist who destroyed her village, Ridgerode, and killed her tribe. Her vengeance is helped by Vernia, who has as much merit as Beladim. Vernia taught Freya about the abilities of AeternoBlade. Freya has to venture into many different world dimensions to discover how to annihilate Beladim.

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20# Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - 2013


Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition amplifies the 2.5-D game developed by Armature Studio with new maps, enemy encounters, difficulty levels, and batsuits, all with enhanced visuals. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark...

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21# Drancia Saga - 2017

Screenshot of the video game Drancia Saga
Screenshot of the video game Drancia Saga
Screenshot of the video game Drancia Saga

Upgrade the powers through the skill tree! Defeat the massive monsters with good pace to solve the mystery of Drancia! [Petit Novel series - Harvest December] .

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22# Mighty Gunvolt Burst - 2017


"The Mighty Gunvolt series is back with Might Gunvolt Burst! The game systems have been completely revamped and powered up with lots of new additions, including a deep character customiztion system that lets you mold and shape your character into the ultimate hero that works best for you! The classic pixel style graphics have also been completely redone to blur the line between 8-bit and 16-bit and take you back to the golden age of 2d action games! Gunvolt from Azrue Striker Gunvolt 2 and Beck from Mighty No.9 make their return as playable characters! Find out what happens when their home worlds intertwine int the realm of virtual reality!"

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23# Hyrule Warriors Legends - 2014


Bonus: Get a download code for a free Hyrule Warriors Legends theme* & new characters to the Hyrule Warriors™ game for the Wii U™ console ** when you purchase the Hyrule Warriors Legends game for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems in the Nintendo eShop. Contains content from the original Hyrule Warriors™ game, released on the Wii U console New characters and story elements based on The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker New character-switching feature lets you change and command characters on the fly Play as fan-favorite characters like Tetra and the King Daphnes for the first time in the series!

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24# Ninja Battle Heroes - 2014


Grab your katana and a ninja throwing stars and embark on a journey that will take you across Japan in your mission to find the missing Yukimura and his Beast Brigade! Make use of their powers including firewalls, ice pillars, cyclones, quakes and even flight as you come face to face with greater and greater foes on your journey to find the missing Beast Brigade!

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25# Final Fantasy Explorers - 2014


FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS focuses on cooperative play with friends, utilizing a refined party system allowing Explorers to master over 20 jobs, each offering unique ways to defeat or even recruit the realm’s mightiest monsters. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as to transform into legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance ability.

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