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Hawkeye_a
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Feb 10, 2008, 01:58 PM
 
Since i've posted my Wii off to Nintendo(warranty repair/replacement)), i picked up my DS and looked at whats available for the system. I have:
-New Super Mario Bros.
-Mario Kart DS
-Metroid Prime: Hunters
-Brain Age

So what else is out there ? what are your favorite games on the DS ? i'm looking forward to picking up...
-Professor Layton and the Curious Village (This game just oozes style)
-Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
-Contra4
-Hotel Dusk: Room 215

Anything you guys recommend worth checking out ?

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Feb 10, 2008, 07:15 PM
 
Out of Five:

Brain Age 2 **** It makes you smarter .. enough said?

Wario Ware ***** A pandoras box of mini games in your ds that make no sense but are yet so fun. (I think you can only buy it used though)

Kirby Squeak Squad *** Simple scroll based game where you suck up different enemies and acquire their "cool" powers. Short but sweet.

Tetris DS ****** Most Addicting game ever, you can play up to 10 people locally or 4 people online. Its like crack, seriously, you'll start dreaming of it after a while.

Worth Mentioning:
Any of the Castlevania series.
Mario Party DS
     
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Feb 10, 2008, 07:21 PM
 
I can think of two off the top of my head: The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass and Polarium. Both are seriously good, and Polarium really is an under-appreciated gem--it quite often goes cheap pre-owned (I got mine for £7 a year and a half ago). I also highly recommend Advance Wars: Dual Strike.

Also, seeing as it's a DS, you can play Gameboy Advance games on it. I would be in serious remiss if I didn't recommend Orbital (part of the Bit Generations series), Golden Sun, and the Final Fantasies.
     
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Feb 10, 2008, 10:17 PM
 
The best fighting game is an import, Jump Ultimate Stars. Its like Super Smash Brothers but with manga characters.

YouTube - Jump Ultimate Stars Overview/Review

Another fun import is the Taiko Drum game.

YouTube - Taiko no Tatsujin DS Touch de Dokodon (太鼓の達人DS タッチでドコドン!)

Mario Kart, New Super Mario, and Geometry Wars are all also good.
     
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Feb 11, 2008, 09:52 PM
 
Recommendations:

• Star Fox Command
Lush backgrounds, great gameplay mechanics, and a variety of endings depending on how you choose to play.

• Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All
A thoroughly unique, entertaining, and challenging game. It will definitely absorb hours of your time.

• Sonic Rush
Classic 2D Sonic action. I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. The graphics are great, the gameplay is fast-paced, and the music is fun.

• Dementium: The Ward
A creepy FPS that works amazingly well on the DS. It's definitely worth the purchase.

• Bleach: The Blade of Fate
A 2D fighter that plays like an old school arcade game. It's a capital pick up and play game.
     
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Feb 12, 2008, 04:32 AM
 
Tetris.
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Feb 12, 2008, 04:57 AM
 
Also ZooKeeper, fantastic puzzle second only to Tetris.
     
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Feb 12, 2008, 03:18 PM
 
Prof. Layton website is up Professor Layton and the Curious Village | Nintendo They have a demo on there as well. VERY COOL. great production values.
I'll definitely be picking this one up soon.
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Feb 12, 2008, 03:44 PM
 
Thanks for the recommendations guys! I just got my girlfriend a DS and now I'm looking for some games to get. Definitely going to get New Super Mario and probably Tetris. I think my girlfriend was looking at that Professor Layton game online, I'll probably pick that one up too.
     
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Feb 12, 2008, 10:11 PM
 
My favorite is Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass. Also:

New Super Mario Bros.
Phoenix Wright
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Final Fantasy III

I enjoyed the little I played of Elite Beat Agents.

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Feb 14, 2008, 03:02 PM
 
Here's my top 10...


10. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
9. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
8. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
7. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
6. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
5. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
4. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
3. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
2. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
1. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin


Seriously, it doesn't get any better then Advance Wars.

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Feb 14, 2008, 05:17 PM
 
so what exactly are you trying to say ? hehe



Is it just me or does this game's art style draw influences from Ghibli, Tintin and The Triplets of Belleville ?

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Mar 12, 2008, 09:54 PM
 
Can't speak for Days of Ruin, but Advance Wars Dual Strike is off the chain, worth getting a DS just to play this game.
The music is not in the
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Mar 12, 2008, 11:44 PM
 
i like metroid pinball, and contra 4 is great, but it's so damn hard.
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Mar 13, 2008, 01:54 AM
 
Clubhouse Games hands down for me.

Either Castlevania.
     
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Mar 13, 2008, 09:21 AM
 
Yoshi's Island is fun entertainment as well.
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