Sports Island 3D marks the debut of HUDSON SOFT's fun series for Nintendo 3DS, and allows up to four players to participate in events designed to show off the 3D capabilities of the new format. The ten sports on offer are Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Snowball Fighting, Sumo Wrestling, Bowling, Snowmobile Racing, Sport Blowgun and Trampoline. Each demands different skills from the user, and has been designed to make stunning use of the additional depth of field the format offers.
Event can be played by between one-four entrants in either single or multi-player modes, and Sports Island 3D adds to the competitive spirit with the addition of special power-ups that can give each player an advantage during each event. These 'Super Play' actions give the player a chance to hit their opponent with a seemingly unstoppable move, and take the form of over-sized racquets or a heavier ball in Tennis, 'Cannon Dunk' and huge jump moves in Basketball, and an unstoppable 'Rainbow' shot in Soccer. Each event has one specific Super Play moves, and they can be brought in at strategic times to gain a hard-earned victory.