Steel Diver (Nintendo 3DS) - Overview

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Release Dates

03/27/11 Nintendo
05/12/11 Nintendo
05/06/11 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 33
Tracked: 4
Wishlist: 5
Now Playing: 0


Steel Diver is a new action-packed submarine combat game from Nintendo that immerses players in the 3D action with unique game controls and lush 3D environments. The player can choose from three different submarines, each with touch-screen control panels that players will have to master to guide them through treacherous undersea caverns while engaging enemy submarines, dodging depth charges and battling massive sea creatures. Steel Diver also takes advantage of the built-in gyroscope of the Nintendo 3DS system. The combination of 3D game play and one-of-a-kind controls makes for an immersive combination that must be experienced to be believed.


Use touch-screen controls to guide submarines through lush, undersea 3D environments.

Branching paths, split-second decisions and attacks from enemy ships make for a thrilling undersea adventure.

Multiple ways to play
Missions: Players manipulate control panels on the touch screen to control the sub’s speed, depth and pitch, and to fire torpedoes as they make their way toward the end of each level. If the sub takes damage and starts taking on water, players can use the stylus on the touch screen to stop the leak. There is also a time attack mode that challenges the player to get through levels as quickly as possible.

Periscope Strike: The gyroscope for the Nintendo 3DS system allows players to control the periscope view by rotating their bodies. Players use the touch screen to fire a well-placed torpedo and take enemies out.

Steel Commander: In this two-player strategy mode, a local wireless connection pits player against player. The game is a top-down, turn-based “chess-like” game that puts players in command of a fleet of ships and a sub. Once players locate a ship, they enter Periscope Mode and blast it out of the water.

Immersive undersea graphics
The 3D in Steel Diver makes players feel like they are peering into an aquarium, with the action unfolding right before their eyes.

Source: Nintendo PR

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Sales History

Total Sales
1 n/a 14,136 n/a 2,112 16,248
2 n/a 4,431 n/a 662 5,093
3 n/a 2,891 n/a 432 3,323
4 n/a 2,136 n/a 319 2,455
5 n/a 1,801 n/a 269 2,070
6 n/a 1,802 2,505 547 4,854
7 16,572 942 2,395 407 20,316
8 4,764 1,622 2,136 479 9,001
9 3,078 1,611 1,754 436 6,879
10 1,748 1,298 1,543 365 4,954

Opinion (18)

DarkRPGamer007 posted 18/08/2014, 04:44
I literally just bought this from GameStop for $3 it's worth it when it's that much
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leedlelee posted 21/10/2013, 03:17
I think you might be right, Salnax...
Had this been an eShop title, I think attitudes would have been very different...
This game would have received far less hate...
I'm still waiting to hear about the Steel Diver free-to-play game they mentioned in June...
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Salnax posted 31/08/2013, 03:38
Personally, I think Nintendo planned to make this a launch title for the 3DS eShop, but when they couldn't get that ready for launch, they turned this into a retail game instead. If that were true, then these sales would be tolerable.
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leedlelee posted 07/01/2013, 03:11
I think GameStop has been giving this game away for free with the purchase of a 3DS for at least a few months now...
I believe at one point you could choose between this and Pilotwings Resort, but I think now it's between this and Nintendogs+Cats...
That's why it actually made it onto the chart several weeks ago...
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acdcste posted 02/01/2013, 06:50
Where have these sales come from! I can only assume the game has been heavily discounted in the us?
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acdcste posted 10/12/2012, 08:41
So much for 250k, this might even get to 300k before xmas.

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