This is how StreetPass works.
The LED notifier of the upper right side of the Nintendo 3DS (when closed) alerts players when data has been exchanged with another user whether it be through StreetPass or SpotPass with a blinking green LED color.
List of gamesEdit
Note: This list is not complete.
The following are a list of games that use StreetPass.
|Aero Porter||Players exchange self-designed planes and earn a small amount of money.|
|Animal Crossing: New Leaf||Producer Hideki Konno has confirmed that Animal Crossing will use StreetPass, though exactly how is currently unknown. But he refers that you can do this to exchange house designs with other players, and they will then appear in the "Model Homes" section of your town.|
|Combat of Giants 3D||Unknown|
|Dead or Alive Dimensions||Street Pass Battles against random players. Difficulty of opponent is calculated by the number of battles won vs lost.|
|Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers||
Certain demons in the game can only gain experience through this feature.
|Fire Emblem: Awakening||
Players can exchange and recruit other peoples Avatar character.
|Kersploosh!||Sends the players' high score for each level.|
|Kid Icarus: Uprising||
Players exchange weapon gems, which can be used to create new weapons.
Players can set up and distribute portals that can either assist players or challenge them.
|This game has the player automatically fighting other players via StreetPass. After this occurs users can see how many games they've won or lost.|
|LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars||Used to unlock new characters and items.|
|Mario Kart 7||Used to collect ghost data from other players and share information of the communities they are.|
|Mario Tennis Open||
Two matches with the collected Mii, one normal and one Ring Shot, are made available. Afterwards, the Mii remains visible in the game.
|New Super Mario Bros. 2||Shares the players' saved Coin Rush.|
|Nintendogs + Cats||Users who walk past other Nintendogs + Cats owners will be able to meet the other player's Mii and dog in the game the next time they play the title and have the two dogs exchange gifts.|
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity||Sends Reviver Seeds that players have deposited in their mailbox.|
|Pokémon Rumble Blast||The other player challenges you with one of his Pokémon toys as a boss battle and if you beat it you get that Pokémon toy. Also you get one point that goes toward unlocking special legendary Pokémon.|
|Pro Evolution Soccer||Automatic data. Players who have played a lot have a better chance of winning.|
|Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask||Stats/puzzle exchange.|
|Resident Evil: Revelations||StreetPass gives items for campaign mode and missions for raid mode.|
|Ridge Racer 3D||Ghost data is exchanged automatically from one system to the next. The next time the player boots up the system they are allowed to play against the other user's ghost.|
|Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure||
Players challenge each other's high scores in the mini game of their choice.
|Samurai Warriors: Chronicles||
Automated battles, similar to Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean.
|Scribblenauts Unlimited||Lets you exchange level solutions.|
|Sonic Generations||Profile cards are exchanged with other Generations players, which allows you to unlock one mission for no cost per StreetPass exchange.|
|Style Savvy: Trendsetters||
Profile cards are exchanged. The cards include a short biography and a code to the player's online shop.
|Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition||
A battle is automatically commenced between the two users' figurines obtained through Story Mode that grants trophies to the winner. Note that the battle is done by a computer.
|Super Mario 3D Land||
Allows you to gather Mystery Boxes for items or Star Coins & Toad houses reappear. It also collects time data from other users so you can race against them.
|Theatrhythm Final Fantasy||
Allows players to exchange Proficards. Attached to the cards are Dark Notes, which contains two songs and various monsters, and item drops.
|Winning Eleven 3D Soccer||Lets you collect golf balls for soccer matches.|
Nintendo developed two games that come preloaded onto every 3DS system that showcase the StreetPass' capabilities of the handheld. These games, called Find Mii and Puzzle Swap, revolve entirely around StreetPass. In Find Mii, users attempt to rescue a king trapped in a castle by enlisting new party members. This can only be done by passing by other 3DS owners and acquiring their Miis (new party members can also be acquired by using Play Coins, and they appear as Mii Dogs or Cats, depending upon the user's selected favorite). In Puzzle Swap, players gain puzzle pieces by passing other users on the street. Once a puzzle is complete several things may happen, such as the image turning into a short movie or a trophy that can be manually maneuvered (similar to Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, and as shown in the E3 2010 demostration of the Nintendo 3DS). Several of the images are of classic Nintendo characters such as Mario, Samus, Link, Kirby and the Pikmin, as well as secondary characters from those video game series such as Bowser, Luigi and Yoshi. Each 3DS user is assigned a default puzzle, with other puzzles available only through StreetPass swaps. Users who do not use StreetPass can acquire puzzle pieces to an already started puzzle by using Play Coins.
A couple of Nintendo DS video games featured a similar feature. Nintendogs' Bark Mode and Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies' Tag Mode both function in a similar manner yet require that the game's cartridge be placed in the system and the mode manually activated. According to Nintendo 3DS producer Hideki Konno, the feature was implemented in the Nintendo 3DS primarily because of the overwhelming success of Dragon Quest IX, particularly in Japan. Konno also revealed that his son was somewhat bored with the similar feature included in the original Nintendogs, emphasizing the importance that Dragon Quest had on the inclusion of StreetPass in the Nintendo 3DS.