Six 3D Classics were released on the eShop on the 3DS between June 2011 and March (or April for those not getting the code with Kid Icarus: Uprising) 2012 of various NES and arcade ports. The 3D effect brought a new dimension to the games that varied in age ranging from shooters to side scrollers. The six games in this collection are Excitebike, Xevious, Urban Champion, TwinBee, Kirby’s Adventure and Kid Icarus.
Excitebike was released as a launch title for the NES in 1985 and made its 3D debut on the eShop June 6, 2011. Shifting in and out of hyper drive while keeping the temperature gauge from overheating is one of the key elements that need attention immediately in order to reach the qualifying time. Along with these factors, the constant obstructions throughout the course along with other drivers, available in Selection B, can make the qualifying time and winning even more difficult. The 3D effect is possibly the most impressive in this title of the collection; it features the background expanding in depth rather than the foreground, reducing the amount of “ghosting” experienced while playing games in 3D.