The 3DS has been out for over a year now, and I thought what better way to celebrate that fact than to take a look at some statistics. The system tracks how long you've played each game after all, so I had a look at the charts.
Most times played:
5th place: Rytmik - 19
It's just a neat game that I like to mess around with when I feel creative in a musical way. The average playtime isn't high.
4th place: Pokemon Black - 26
This one is just a really long game, so it scores highly on both average playtime and times played.
3rd place: Art Academy - 31
Another more creative game. It is a nice, relaxinging use of my time.
2nd place: Let's Golf 3D - 59
Less proud of this one. I did use it as my game to play while listening to podcasts for awhile and eventually got the achievement for winning 100 multiplayer matches (all of them by playing with myself).
1st place: Fire Emblem - 99
Sometimes I played it for hours, other time just minutes. The nice thing is that it auto-saves practically all the time and without bringing up a saving message.
5th place: A Fairy Tale - 1:41
This game being on the list is more of a coincidence. I didn't play it for that long spurts, I guess I must have paused by closing the system a lot of the time.
4th place: Anonymous Notes 1 - 2:16
Played through it in one sitting during a bus ride recently, but with a break, so a total of 4 hours 32 minutes. That was a horrible bus ride.
3rd place:Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge - 2:30
This one I beat during another bus ride, only pausing by closing the system. It would have taken me a lot longer if I hadn't usd the save state feature as much as I did.
2nd place: Mario Kart 7 - 2:32
This one surprised me a bit, because I thought I switched between Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 quite a lot, but aparently not.
1st place: Ocarina of Time 3D - 3:43
At one point it was at over 10 hours because I only paused the game by closing the system. Since then I've gone back to play the boss battle mode a couple of times.
And for the most important category:
10th place: Rayman 3D - 12:45
Not a long game, but I did play through it twice
9th place: Super Mario Bros - 13:39
I was quite insistant on finally beating it, which was such a good feeling when I did.
8th place: Art Academy - 17:19
As already mentioned, great game.
7th place: Zenonia - 19:10
Quite a good size for an RPG that cheap.
6th place: Super Mario 3D Land - 21:02
Ah, such a good game
5th place: Mario Kart 7 - 28:01
Once again, solid game
4th place: Ocarina of Time 3D - 33:28
Not much to say
3rd place: Pokemon Black - 35:55
Not much to say
2nd place: Let's Golf 3D - 56:10
Oh, the embarrassment
And no surprise
1st place: Fire Emblem: Sacret Stones - 87:54
I'm not sure how much of those hours are because the game doesn't pause when I close the system. Probably somewhere between 15 and 20 hours. Still, a solid winner, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if it remains on the top for me until the end of the 3DS's lifecycle. Right now, the only way I can see a 3DS game beating it is if they make a 3DS version of Minecraft and it is possible to send files between the 3DS version and my copy on the computer. That game would steal so much of my time.
Speaking of Minecraft, I've found a better site for uploading pictures than gamespot, so while there are many new pictures I'd like to show you, here are some awesome old ones that I didn't get to download because gamespot didn't want to (actually, some of them did eventually appear, it just took weeks, but anyhow):