Nintendo 3DS slide pad dedicated expansion

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Nintendo 3DS slide pad dedicated expansion

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Reddit Reviews and Recommendations

  • 9 Reviews
  • Feb. 24, 2018 Last Review Date
  • May 15, 2015 First Seen Review Date
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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

IR Port Cover Scratched [R]

1 year, 12 months agoKhirsah01 posted submission on 3DS.
Feb. 24, 2018

I just bought a new 3DS XL (Black) and right out of the box the IR port cover on the rear of the unit by the charging port is scratched. Nothing major, but I checked another one and it is not.

I have heard of them scratching easy, but I dont want to go through the hassle of returning it if they all have issues like this.

Also does it affect the performance?

1 year, 12 months agoKhirsah01 posted comment on 3DS.
Feb. 24, 2018

The only things that the IR port could be used for are built in to the body the New3DS(XL) systems.

The Circle Pad Pro for Regular Size 3DS and XL size 3DS are not required for the N3DS(XL) as not only are the new systems the wrong size, but the CPP's features are all built in standard equipment for the New2/3DS systems! That's the two extra shoulder buttons on the back (ZL, ZR) and the gray rubber C-stick nub above your ABXY buttons.

The Amiibo Reader (AKA: Nintendo NFC Reader/Writer) is also already built in as any Amiibo can be gently placed on your bottom touchscreen when prompted to activate or save your Amiibo figurines' progress.

Since the 3DS is in its twilight life cycle (we're sadly in the last year closeout to obsolete status) to make way for the Nintendo Switch fully taking over, I highly doubt that a new accessory is going to be released for the Nintendo 3DS that will utilize the IR port. As long as everything else works okay on the system, I don't see a reason to send it in to Nintendo Repair.

As long as this means the little black oval window on the back of the system next to the charging port, that is the one that is not used.

However, like pawlik23 asked, if it's the little dot next to the inside camera on the top shell, that is an IR light emitter. That IR LED is used to shine IR light on your face in poor lighting conditions if you want to use 3D in low, no, or poor light conditions as cameras can see IR, but our eyes can't. That allows the Stable 3D to work in nearly all situations. If that is what is scratched, your Stable 3D may not work correctly when your face is dark or if a light source is behind your face, and that may be worth sending in to Nintendo.

Mh4u original 3ds vs new xl 3ds [R]

2 years, 1 month agoBoospengi posted submission on MonsterHunter.
Jan. 12, 2018

I am playing Mh4u on an original 3ds and I don't like the camera controls, so I was wondering if the little "analog" stick on the new xl 3ds makes a big difference. I would like to see some answers from people who have played the game on both.

Ps. Sorry for my poor English and Happy Hunting!

2 years, 1 month agoBoospengi posted comment on MonsterHunter.
Jan. 12, 2018

You could always pick up a circlepad pro for your 3DS if you don't need the N3DS to play many games. Just know that the accessory basically only works with Monster Hunter though.

You can get it pretty cheap if you buy a japanese version here, works with any region 3DS.

Am I missing something here? [R]

2 years, 11 months agoiHoisd posted submission on MonsterHunter.
March 11, 2017

Bought Monster Hunter Gen, for my new 3ds as I've heard it's a good grindy game. Been attempting to play for 4hrs now. Why is the camera on the game so broken. It's driving me insane. Is there someway to auto lock it? Can I download a hack or something to fix it? I'm trying to like this, but I am having no fun at all playing. Help PLEASE!!!

EDIT: Fuck it, I give up. I can't get past how horrible the control of this game is. The general mark of a well designed interface is how intuitive it is to use. I want to be into this game. I want to see past it's glaring fucked up flaws and just enjoy it. Hell, i'd settle for just a little enjoyment. A game is supposed to be fun. This game makes me want to punch a baby.

2 years, 11 months agoiHoisd posted on MonsterHunter.
March 12, 2017

I use the c-stick sometimes and almost every time the lock on with L. There is no way to set the camera to follow you movement. It is simply not necessary. Knowing where the monster is and what it is doing is the important stuff.

If you have a old 3DS get the Circle pad pro if you really need to controll your camera, if you are on the new3DS set your camera speed to the max (everything else will be too slow with the fiddly c-stick) and try that.

You simply have to get used to it or stop playing the game. But it really would be a shame to turn down MH for such a minor reason.

Question about the controls in MH4U [R]

3 years agoNavolas2 posted submission on MonsterHunter.
Feb. 6, 2017

I plan on buying this game but my 3DS has a broken left or right trigger (forgot which one). Would I still be able to enjoy the full experience without those buttons? I don't have the newer 3DS.

3 years agoNavolas2 posted on MonsterHunter.
Feb. 6, 2017

Are we talking Broken as in entirely non-responsive or doesn't work all the time?

Going for worst case of entirely non-functional buttons it would depend on which trigger was broken. If your Left trigger is broken you could manage. Left trigger is used primarily for bringing up the ability to cycle through items (or shots) and both these functions can be put on the touch screen. It takes up several of your slots on there, but it circumvents the L button. They are also not quite as quick, but better than nothing I suppose.

However, if your Right trigger is broken I'd say pick up a different game. the Right trigger is used for running, blocking, aiming (with a gunning weapon), activating some special functions of a weapon (switching modes, sending out an insect, charging), holding on during a mount. Additionally without the ability to run you lose out on the panic dodge/ super man dive.

If you buttons work intermittently I'd say it would depend on how frequently they respond would affect your enjoyment of the game.

I did just have this realization though. Since you have an older 3ds, if you pick up the Circle Pad Pro it adds ZL and ZR buttons which you could then have set to mirror L and R and would make up for them not working. If it was R that wasn't working that is also on the CPP. Additionally you get a dedicated camera control stick which would improve your enjoyment of the game IMO.

For those of you playing MHGen on the o3DS, is it worth it? [R]

3 years, 6 months agodjscrambledeggs posted submission on MonsterHunter.
Aug. 19, 2016

Hey guys, so I'm a newbie (never played an MH title in my life) who is extremely interested in the series: the itemization, boss hunting and farming aspect, and overall look and characteristics of the game are extremely appealing to me, someone who came from a heavy MMORPG background. I've heard that the o3ds experiences frame rate issues, and I wouldn't be willing to invest in a n3DS just for this game. How bad do the frame drops get during highly taxing scenes like bosses with high particle effects? Is it worth it? Thanks a lot for your responses!

EDIT: thank you all for your responses! I was on the fence, but seeing all of these posts about how awesome this game is I think I'll join you guys :D

3 years, 6 months agodjscrambledeggs posted on MonsterHunter.
Aug. 19, 2016

I play on a non-XL old 3ds and it plays fine. Just pick up a Circle Pad Pro and you'll be all set.

What's the first monster hunter I should buy as someone who's never played the series and only has the "old" 3ds [R]

3 years, 6 months agodjscrambledeggs posted submission on MonsterHunter.
Aug. 16, 2016

I know this questions probably been asked so many times but I want to buy one and I have no clue which one to buy and if they'll play well on the"old" 3ds

3 years, 6 months agodjscrambledeggs posted on MonsterHunter.
Aug. 16, 2016

These games are very playable on an "old" 3ds. I have played the last two titles on said 3ds. So don't let that hold you back. However, I do recommend buying a circle pad pro to play these. MH4U became an entirely different game for me once I had one.

Way bummed there was no MHGen collector's edition extras, so I dropped some dollars to pick my own! [R]

3 years, 6 months agoLostInVanadiel posted submission on MonsterHunter.
Aug. 1, 2016
3 years, 6 months agoLostInVanadiel posted on MonsterHunter.
Aug. 2, 2016

Just the n3DS XL/LL. Since the grips for normal sized 3ds/n3ds are meh imo, I'd recommend the pretty affordable circle pad pro (region free, so the japanese one works with any region). I found the CPPs work well for comfortable grips, plus you get the extra circle pad. Unless you meant the normal sized n3DS... then I don't think there are any fun options.

CPP as left handed player [R]

3 years, 7 months agoLostInVanadiel posted submission on MonsterHunter.
July 5, 2016

I was wondering if any other left handed players have used a cpp and if it made the experience better.

I can lock on and play just fine with swords and such, but gunning is absolutely impossible since I don't have good dexterity aiming with the touch screen.

So I was wondering if in my case (I know most people say it's not necessary) if it'd be worth the investment so I can hbg or bow in mhg.

3 years, 7 months agoLostInVanadiel posted on MonsterHunter.
July 5, 2016

I don't know if you have a regular 3ds or an XL, but the regular sized one sells on amazon for $~10, and the LL version sells for about the same.

For anyone concerned, the japanese regular/LL cpp works exactly the same for a western handheld (the US versions are more expensive for w/e reason). I got one for my roommate, and it helped it a bit. I also particularly liked it as a grip, not just an extra stick.

Help on buying MHU4? [R]

4 years, 9 months agoMay 15, 2015


4 years, 9 months agoDrfizzmann4 posted on MonsterHunter.
May 15, 2015

Also, if OP was looking to buy the circle pad he can find it here. Or if you have a 3ds xl, you can also get it here