As much as I might express concern over the still unsure pricing of the Nintendo 3DS here in the U.S., I’m going to swallow my pride and just admit that I want one more than you can imagine. Although I suppose you could imagine it if you tried really hard and thought about something you really, really wanted, but that ruins the illustration, and makes you a jerk.
Anyway, while I knew from trailers and screenshots that the 3DS had rather impressive visuals, the only real way to tell just how much better Nintendo’s new handheld looks over its predecessor is to see side-by-side screenshots. On top of that, how much better do the remakes of the old N64 games like Ocarina of Time and Starfox 64 appear? The answer could be shocking (hint: it’s “a lot”).
Check out the comparisons after the jump.
First, we have the newest shots that show the Nintendo 3DS versus N64 remakes. I was seriously impressed by these. Who would have thought they looked so much crisper, and weren’t just simple ports? Images from IGN.
StarFox 3DS vs StarFox N64
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (3DS vs N64)
Super Mario Kart 3DS vs DS
Animal Crossing 3DS vs DS
There are more images through each of those links, such as shots of MGS 3, Resident Evil and Street Fighter 4, all just as if not more impressive than these. Seriously, I’m even more stoked now than I was before. What do you guys think of these screenshots? Do they change anything for you?