New 3DS Has Secret Break-Out Game

Posted by at 11:37 am on December 8, 2014

3ds_breakoutNintendo’s upgraded 3DS arrived in Japan on October 11, and users have discovered a clever little easter egg in the handheld’s web browser (via Tiny Cartridge). Opening up a new page and tapping out the easily recognizable first few notes of the beloved Super Mario Bros. theme turns the list of frequent web pages into a stage select. Pick a website and you then destroy the URL in a Breakout-style game controlled by the stylus.

The new 3DS hit stores in Australia, Japan, and New Zealand in October and November of 2014, but currently has no confirmed release date for North America and Europe more specific than 2015. The updated handheld features additional control options, improved screens and 3D functionality, and a Near Field Communication sensor that lets you interact with Amiibos.

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