Metroid: Samus Returns
Samus lives! It took years, but Nintendo revived her. And, in so doing, also revived Metroid 2. This remake of the original Game Boy game breathes new life into it, the series, and its heroine. It does a better job of tying the series’ timeline together. Not to mention its multiple game modes and difficulties provide people with quite a challenge. It is definitely the best handheld game available in 2017.
Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World
It is difficult to imagine a Wii U game running well on the 3DS, but Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World does it. Moreover, it manages to do so while also bringing in new content for folks to enjoy. Some of the creation and sharing elements are scaled back a bit, but we get to see Poochy and the character’s puppies in a greater role. It is game that is great for all ages and even a bit of a technical marvel!