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Fantendo - Game Ideas & More
The Boxart.
Boxart of 3DS Café.
Developer(s) Play! Software Planning
Publisher(s) Nin10.png
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Genre(s) Puzzle
Release Date(s) 25px-Flag of Japan.png March 20, 2013
25px-Flag of USA.png March 23, 2013
25px-Flag of Europe.png March 24, 2013
25px-Flag of Australia.png March 28, 2013
Mode(s) 1 Player
Age Rating(s) ERating.jpg 3Rating.png USK6.png OFLC-G.png CERO A.gif
Media Included Nintendo 3DS Game Card
Digital Download

3DS Café is a puzzle video game for the Nintendo 3DS console. It is the fifth game on the 3DS series. It features three paper-and-pencil styled games, featuring the Mii characters from the Mii Maker. There are also creating modes for two of these games, that the player can save and share through StreetPass or SpotPass. The game was released in March 20, 2013 in Japan, in March 23, 2013 in the United States, in March 24, 2013 in Europe, and in March 28, 2013 in Australia.


3DS Café consists in three games, made to be played by only one player. The Circle Pad and A, B, X and Y buttons are not required to play, but can be used instead of the touch screen if the player wishes.

Each one of the three games has fifty levels. Completing one unlocks the next. The player can also receive one, two or three stars by their performance in the game. If the player beats every level of that game, a mode is unlocked, so the player can create their own versions.


Button Function
Stylus Select, confirm
Circle Pad Select
A/B Confirm
X/Y Back
Stylus Select, write, check
A/B/X/Y Do game actions




In this game, the crosswords are displayed in the touch screen. The player can zoom in write the letter in the square, being marked as brown if correct, or as red if wrong. During the last 20 levels, the letters don't show if they are right or wrong. There are two buttons, the "Horizontal Word" and "Vertical Word", that can be used to show the hint for that word and to go right to the next letter of the word when the other is done. To An "Erase" button can be used to erase the letter in the box. When the game is completed, the player gets a grade for the times he or he wrote the right or wrong letter.



The game is played as a natural picross game. The player must use the hint numbers on the left side and top of the board to reveal the hidden picture. If the right box is marked, it is colored brown. If the player checks the wrong box, it turns red. Before starting a level, the player can take a hint and a random row and column are automatically checked. However, if the player uses a hint at all during the level, they will only get one star. Each 10 levels, the number of blocks in each row and column increase by 1.



The game is played in a 9x9 boards in each level. In the first levels, these grids contain many pre-written numbers, while there are only a few in the last levels. If the player writes a right number, it turns brown. If it is wrong, it turns red and the repeated number flashes until the wrong number is changed. Before starting a level, the player can choose if they use a hint, that automatically marks one of the 3x3 squares. However, they will get only one star for the level.


Each time the player gets three stars in a ten-levels row in a game, they win a random toy. These toys are listed below.

Toy How to play
Sketchpad The player can use the Stylus to draw pictures in a book.
Cloud Jump The player controls a tennis ball that must bounce in clouds to reach the highest point.
Mini-Pinball Using the L and R buttons to control two flippers and try to earn points for hitting a ball on the scenery.
Stretchy The player can play with a figurine that can stretch its arms, legs and neck.
Clacker Tilt the system or use the Stylus to play with a clacker.
Skipping Rope A jumping rope game, using the A or B button to jump.
Space Shooter Simulating a Game Boy Micro, the player can play a starship shooting game using the D-Pad to move and the A button to shoot.
Partly Popper The player uses the Stylus to pop bubbles that appear on the screen.
Screen Wiper The player can use the Stylus to "wet", "wipe" and "polish" the screen. When the screen is clean, a humorous thing appears and "dirties" the screen again.
Jelly The player can pull and play with a jelly on a plate. The player can also grab the plate itself.
Micro-Karting The player races with a red kart in a small circuit.
Harmonica Player Blowing on the microphone and using the Stylus, the player moves a mouth to play an harmonica.
The player can blow into the microphone or shake the Nintendo 3DS to pour some coffee out of a cup. When there is no coffee, something appears inside the cup.
Piano Player The player uses the Stylus to play with a piano.
Earth The player can spin the Earth with the Stylus and, if tapped too many times, crack it.

Maker Mode

The Crosswords and Picross games have special modes that allow the player to create their own versions for these games. The levels the player made can be saved and shared through StreetPass or SpotPass. There are 20 slots for levels the player made in each game, and 40 for downloaded levels.

References to other games

  • Wii Sports: A Mii in Mii Café is reading a magazine with Wii Sports written on its cover.
  • 3DS Play: A poster of this game is seen in Mii Café.

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