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There are tons of games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems with cool StreetPass features. Here are some helpful hints on how you can use StreetPass to enhance game play in some of our favorite Nintendo games. Note: to take advantage of StreetPass tags and information, the StreetPass feature in each game must be turned on.



You can share mystery boxes


You can find mystery boxes on the world map and within certain stages in the Super Mario 3D Land game. Each one hides a fun surprise inside. You might find a helpful power-up, enemies tossing coins at you, or if you’re lucky, even a Star Medal. Mystery boxes that you find on the world map can be shared with other Super Mario 3D Land players via StreetPass communication. Think you can collect them all?


 You can race other players’ ghost data


You can head to the Mario Kart Channel in the Mario Kart 7 game to access a ton of awesome StreetPass features. This is where you can share and view ghost data from racers you pass on the street, and even share your most recent Community data to recruit new members. At any time, you’ll see the 100 most recent players you’ve passed—and if they’re online*, you can challenge them to a race right on the spot!


You can battle other players’ Shadow Links


An unassuming old man in Kakariko Village has a secret: a different type of gameplay that takes advantage of the Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass capabilities. Once you’ve exchanged StreetPass data with another player, a sign will appear in the village. You can click on the sign to start the battle against that player’s Shadow Link.


You can challenge Coin Rush records


You can show off your super skills in the Coin Rush mode in the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game. In this mode, you’ll play three levels back-to-back trying to earn as many coins as possible…using only one life! Your Coin Rush record is then saved and can be shared with other players via the StreetPass feature. These players can try to beat your score, and you can challenge theirs.


You can get in-game gifts


Your Mii character will appear in your Pokémon Rumble World game—and the Mii characters from faraway players can visit your castle town, too. When they arrive, they’ll give you in-game presents to aid you on your adventure. You can also try to rescue your friends’ Mii characters during battle for big rewards!


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Super Mario 3D Land ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence

Mario Kart 7 ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds ESRB Rating: Everyone with Fantasy Violence

New Super Mario Bros. 2 ESRB Rating: Everyone with Comic Mischief

Pokémon Rumble World ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ with Mild Cartoon Violence