Fossil Fighters Frontier for Nintendo 3DS

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pic8We recently tested out a new game at the New York City Nintendo store called Fossil Fighters Frontier,  for the Nintendo 3DS.  At that time, the game was being demonstrated for kids 10 and up, since it has quite a bit of reading and bigger words.  There are options for 3D and non 3D play, depending on the use of parental controls. You can use the Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode (always recommended for children 6 and under) for your child or yourself if you don’t like the way it looks or affects you.

You act as a paleontologist, excavating dinosaur bones, as well as battling your Vivosaur (dinosaur) with others that you encounter along the way.

Check out this video of the demo-

More about the game (courtesy of Nintendo);

The latest game in the Fossil Fighters series delivers a first: Players can now hop into their vehicles and drive around exotic locations to excavate fossils, which transform into real-life dinosaurs known as Vivosaurs. Players battle their Vivosaur with wild Vivosaurs they encounter on digging adventures.


  • While driving, set off radar blasts to help discover dinosaur fossils. Different buggies possess different features. A racing buggy, for example, goes fast and allows players to reach faraway places, while a carrier buggy is great for transporting more items.
  • Unearth ancient dinosaur fossils that come to life and transform into Vivosaurs. Clean fossils using tools like hammers and drills on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen, but don’t be hasty: Carefully cleaning fossils makes the transformed Vivosaur more effective when it comes time to battle.
  • Using local online play, players can explore and excavate the dig sites as a three-player team.
  • Bring the Vivosaur you are training to join six-player local and online Vivosaur battles*, fighting three-on-three in a stadium.

*Wireless broadband Internet access is required for online play. For more info, go to Additional games and systems are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.

You can pre-order the game for $29.99 on Nintendo’s website.


  1. shelly peterson says

    This looks like something my son would enjoy and he needs new games since his were stolen.

  2. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

    My son loves his Nintendo 3DS. This sounds like an interesting game, particularly for dinosaur fans!

  3. My daughter mentioned this game the other day. I think there was one previous to it that she has, and now wants the new edition.

  4. This looks like fun. My son would have a lot of fun with this.

  5. Julie Wood says

    This might be a little to young for my son, but my nephew who comes over a lot to play the Nintendo, would love to play this game! It looks like a ton of fun!

  6. My son would have loved that when he was younger. He was obsessed with fossils and dinosaurs!


    What a great pass-time and learning time for kiddos. I love it when they play and learn at the same time.

  8. Looks awesome, we will have to get this one

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