This is the list of features exclusive to
New Nintendo 3DS Edition.
The max world size for this edition of the game is 2016×2016, which is larger than
Wii U Edition's world size which is 864×864 despite being much weaker compared to the Wii U.
This may be because extra data is not subject to the same limits as save data.
The Pocket Edition has a physically smaller world size in megabytes than Legacy Console Edition, which allows them to have larger size worlds. The internal names for this game were "Proteus" and "Silverfish".
This edition includes 20 platform-specific splash texts.
 10 were selected by an Other Ocean engineer who "(hopes) fans find them".
 Of the remaining 10, they are:  
 "Coffee! Coffee now!"
"Don't be that guy!"
"Go to sleep! Go to sleep! It's time to go to sleep!"
"Generate me a force field with that computer and a microwave!"
"Ah, another visitor!"
"Rise from your grave!"
"What are you selling?"
"Rob is jarig!"
"Don, bear near?"
"Don't awoo!" This is the only edition of the game wherein the splash text is not slanted and above the logo.
Graphics [ edit ]
The graphics are more vibrant and smoother than in Java Edition.
Burning mobs emit large particles with fire's animation. Shadows on entities move depending on the position of the
sun. At sunset, the clouds will turn pink.
Water has smooth
lighting. Blocks that emit light, such as lit furnaces, lit redstone, glowstone or lava, have no shadows on their sides as normal blocks do.
Suffocation animation is different.
Nether Portal's entering animation is different.
Player burning animation is different.
Lava has different animation when flowing.
Eating animation for animals when feeding them.
Some mobs only have an attack animation.
World generation [ edit ]
Biomes that would exceed the 128-block height limit are shrunk to fit in.
Superflat world type
Classic preset only; cannot be customized. Has no villages.
Blacksmith chests can have
ink sacs and emeralds. Blacksmith chests do not contain
diamonds. Tables have carpets instead of pressure plates.
Can generate in
cold taiga and ice plains biomes, using Spruce Wood like the Taiga villages. Zombie village buildings are built with
moss stone and cobweb. Acacia logs don't replace cobblestones in Savanna villages.
A carpet table, generated in a village house.
A tree has a chance to have
vines growing around the trunk, making a "dying tree".
This includes trees grown from saplings. Fallen trees are present.
They are composed of a trunk lying on its side, sometimes with vines and mushrooms, and a stump one to two blocks away in the direction the rings are facing.
Will generate naturally in swamps.
Cauldron filled by random potion
Chance of splash potion not reduced
2⁄ 3 water in a cauldron are filled by potion
If generated in a river, the temple's floor will be replaced by the bottom of the ground in a ravine or river, rather than just one block from TNT shape.
Library room's chandelier uses oak fence instead of birch fence.
Library chest doesn't contain a compass or an empty map.
Altar chest doesn't contain
ender pearls. The deactivated end portal is now useful and works because of update 1.7.
Has bigger chance to generate under well in villages
Blocks and items [ edit ]
Projectiles can pass through it.
Leaves a shadow
Looks like a sheet of stone in inventory
Opaque regardless of graphics settings
Available in creative mode, used for decoration only.
Using bone meal on a one-block-high flower will cause dandelions or poppies to grow around it.
Opaque regardless of graphics settings
Builds up in height gradually through snowfall.
Are affected by gravity
Melts gradually in snowless biomes (except in Extreme Hills)
Called "Top Snow" in the inventory
Data value 243, rather than 2.
Can be crafted back into 9 Melon Slice.
In snowy biomes, such as cold taiga, they appear frost covered when it's snowing.
Are available in Creative mode.
Take slightly longer to mine than in Java Edition.
Data value 1 is the grassless dirt from 1.7, acts as a temporary replacement for coarse dirt. However, coarse dirt was added in 1.5, making grassless dirt unavailable.
Is affected by smooth lighting.
Most water in swamps has a dark-gray color.
Crafting recipe includes a wooden shovel.
Emits smoke when destroyed.
When placed, is in a + (plus) shape instead of • (circle) if it is not connected to other redstone components, similar to
Java Edition prior to 1.0. Does not have quasi-connectivity, meaning many contraptions for have to be altered. Java Edition
Requires 6.5 seconds to mine instead of 10.
The book on it gives off light in the same manner as a torch.
Water color can be changed by adding dyes.
Can be used to dye items (like leather armor).
Water bottles can be used to refill water.
Can store potions.
Will make an explosion sound (not a real explosion) if potions are mixed, and the potions will disappear. Potions inside cauldron creates potion particles.
Potion in cauldron can be used to make a tipped arrow.
BlockEntity instead of
Cannot share the same block with a transparent block.
Cannot share the same block space with other item frames.
Clownfish and Pufferfish
Cannot be used to tame ocelots.
Nether Reactor Core
Used for decoration only.
Can only be obtained using inventory editing.
Can only be mined using iron pickaxe or diamond pickaxe with Silk Touch enchantment.
If mined without Iron or diamond pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
If mined using Iron or diamond pickaxe without Silk Touch enchantment, it will drop 3 diamonds and 6 iron ingots.
Update Game Block
Block obtained from inventory editing
Functions identically to the missing texture block
Can be mined with bare hands.
Can only be obtained through inventory editing.
Glows at light level 12.
Can only be mined using diamond pickaxe with Silk Touch enchantment.
If mined without diamond pickaxe, it will drop nothing.
If mined with diamond pickaxe without Silk Touch enchantment, it will drop normal obsidian.
Can only obtained through inventory editing
have tag called as .name
Piston and Sticky Piston
Require 1 tick to retract instead of retracting instantly as they are on other versions of Minecraft.
Have a thick, broader neck
Can push block entities such as chest, dispenser, etc.
Made by using an arrow in a cauldron filled with a potion
Leather horse armor
Can be dyed using a cauldron.
Can be crafted using 7 leather.
Can generate at the top side of the building in an zombie Village.
Only has 3 lines of text as opposed to the 4 in other versions.
If the player is attacked by a burning mob the player will be set on fire as well.
They have a 15% chance to want to be a jockey. If they want to be a jockey, upon nearing the player or villager they will check for one of the following to mount prior attacking:
ocelot (hardly attack the player, due the ocelot constantly running away from it, and is slightly slower because the ocelot has the baby zombie's speed, and still can be tamed). Adult
wolf (the wolf becomes hostile and can't be tamed) Adult
zombie (The zombie still can burn in sunlight).
Sheep (The sheep can still be dyed)
zombie villager (The zombie villager still can be cured, but after it is cured the baby zombie will dismount) Adult
zombie pigman (zombie pigman become hostile, but another zombie pigman near it still neutral)
Mooshroom (Mooshroom still can be sheared) Adult husk.
If a mob that a baby zombie is riding dies or despawns, the baby zombie will try to become a jockey again with another mob to ride.
Has a 1% chance of spawning as a spider jockey.
If in the Nether, they have a 1% chance of spawning as a
wither jockey, (This makes it more dangerous, because if the player is attacked, the player will get the Poison effect from the cave spider and the Wither effect from the wither skeleton) If an abandoned mineshaft generates in a snowy biome and has a cave spider spawner, the cave spider has a chance to spawn as a cave spider jockey, but with a stray instead of a skeleton.
Chickens and Pigs
Baby forms can spawn naturally.
Color around their faces and patches when sheared correspond to their wool color.
Baby Sheep can spawn naturally.
Can be built using a
Jack o'Lantern as a head.
Will still show the regular pumpkin as the head. Will not die in a jungle biome.
Spawns version exclusive baby squid.
Produces a black cloud of "ink" particles when attacked.
Have bubbling particles.
Spawns only in ocean biomes.
Puppies can spawn naturally.
Can spawn with cave spider, replacing spider position.
Can spawn with baby zombie, replacing skeleton position.
Can spawn with cave spider, replacing spider position.
If holding item besides a bow, skeleton do not use a melee attack, but instead attack the player with arrows as if the skeleton were using a bow.
If holding an item, the zombie will not drop that item when it dies.
Can spawn as
Wither Jockey with Cave Spider. Wither Skeleton holding bow can only spawned using mob editing, instead of using command.
Can teleport out of boats
Gameplay [ edit ]
Support for stereoscopic 3D on New 3DS systems is planned for a future update. As this Edition is now discontinued, this feature will not be added. 
New Nintendo 3DS Edition lacks online multiplayer., but as of version 1.4, local multiplayer is possible between two people  World types are Default and
Flat. World sizes are Small (672×672), Medium (1344×1344), and Large (2016×2016). The size of a world cannot be changed once it is created. The ratio of The Nether to the Overworld is 1:3. The height limit is only 128, as in the Pocket Edition Alpha, although worlds can be larger than the
Classic and Small world types from Legacy Console Edition. There is a mob cap that is much stricter than Legacy Console Edition: only 24 enemies, 24 animals, 16
squid, and 16 villagers can exist at one time. However, there is no cap on experience orbs, so it is possible to intentionally crash the game by throwing too many bottles o' enchanting. This was fixed in 1.9. There is a separate mob cap between the Overworld, the Nether, and the End dimensions. Instead of including the
map item, the map and the player's coordinates are displayed on the Touch Screen. The Touch Screen is also used for inventory management and crafting.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition initially includes six skin packs: Standard, Biome Settlers Pack 1, Biome Settlers Pack 2, Redstone Specialists, Journey to the West, and Holiday Skin Pack 2015. There are three texture packs available from the start: Minecraft (the default), City, and Plastic. The City texture pack is 32×32.
As of Version 1.5, the Super Mario Mash-Up pack was added, as well as the Super Mario skin packs and texture packs, free of charge.
As of Version 1.7, The End is now accessible. Prior to the update, Strongholds still existed but the End Portal within them could not be activated.
1.5 saw the addition of a online store, which sells texture packs and skins. A few skins from each Skin Pack are available for free, as a demo, and new DLC packs are made available with each subsequent update.
Texture packs [ edit ]
Candy ( 1.6)
Cartoon ( 1.5)
Fantasy (1.5) Natural [32×32] ( 1.7)
Skin Packs [ edit ]
Battle & Beasts ( 1.2)
Campfire Tales (1.2)
City Folk (1.2)
Star Wars Classic (1.2)
Star Wars Prequel ( 1.3)
Star Wars Rebels (1.2)
Stranger Things (1.2)
Town Folk (1.2)
Villains (1.2) Strangers: Biome Settlers 3 (1.2)
References [ edit ]