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Old 12-15-05, 11:22 AM
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Nintendo DS game suggestions

I picked up one of the Mario Kart DS bundles and am looking for suggestions on some other good games to pick up?
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Old 12-15-05, 11:38 AM
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Wario Ware Touched
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Old 12-15-05, 12:29 PM
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What he said.
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Old 12-15-05, 12:47 PM
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Yeah, that's pretty much the list, if you add advance wars ds.
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Old 12-15-05, 12:50 PM
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And Animal Crossing. And Nintendogs. And Trauma Center. And that lawyer game. And a whole slew of GBA games.

Maybe it'd be helpful if you told us what genres you like?
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Pac-Pix!
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Echo all other games mentioned plus
Sonic Rush
Metroid Pinball
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Old 12-15-05, 01:33 PM
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Pac-Pix!
Really? From the little I played, it just seemed like another stupid tech demo passed off as a game ala Yoshi's Touch and Go. Reviews mostly said the same.
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Old 12-15-05, 02:28 PM
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Really? From the little I played, it just seemed like another stupid tech demo passed off as a game ala Yoshi's Touch and Go. Reviews mostly said the same.
Eh, whatever. People put too much faith into dollars per hour. It's basically an arcade game which means if you play games to "beat" them, it'd probably be in your best interest to skip it. Otherwise it's a perfect portable title, something you can play for 10 minutes or an hour and the end premise is to beat your high score. It goes back to the idea of having to develop skill to be good at a game, not buy a strategy guide.

Reviews.
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Old 12-15-05, 02:33 PM
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I guess. I was never much for playing to get high scores (hated the Atari era), so I guess I made the right choice to skip it.

As for reviews, yes I read them. With limited money and 5 hours or less a week to spend on gaming, I can't try everything and need some guidance, and thus use EGM reviews and the impressions posted here to help narrow down my list of games to check out.
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Old 12-15-05, 02:36 PM
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Wario Ware Touched
Actually, I'm curious why you would recommend Wario Ware Touched and pass Yoshi Touch & Go and Pac-Pix off as "stupid tech demos" when they're all three pretty much the same in concept and playability. All three of them are arcade-like stylus-based "mini" games essentially.
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Old 12-15-05, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
Actually, I'm curious why you would recommend Wario Ware Touched and pass Yoshi Touch & Go and Pac-Pix off as "stupid tech demos" when they're all three pretty much the same in concept and playability. All three of them are arcade-like stylus-based "mini" games essentially.
Variety. There are 100's of different little games in the warioware games. And it takes quite a while to see them all.

Yoshi's Touch and Go is just 3 modes, one with the same level over and over and randomly generated in the other (which is stupid as it kind of defeats trying to get a high score if it's not the same thing each time). Got old super fast IMO.

Pac Pix I haven't played enough to compare directly, so I don't reccomend for or against it. I just said it didn't pique my interest enough to try it.
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Old 12-15-05, 03:29 PM
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Polarium
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Puyo Pop Fever $20

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Dig Dug: Digging Strikes
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Old 12-15-05, 05:29 PM
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Phoenix Wright is great. Also Trace Memory if you like adventure games.

If you like the idea of virtual pets nintendogs is a must.
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Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
Advance Wars DS
Trauma Center
Phoenix Write: Ace Attorney
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Mario Kart DS
Animal Crossing DS
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Old 12-15-05, 11:40 PM
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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
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Old 12-16-05, 12:26 AM
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If you go to Target they had a couple on clearance but they might all be gone by now.
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Old 12-16-05, 01:56 AM
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Nintendogs, Animal Crossing, and Mario Kart.

Good bye winter vacation.
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Old 12-16-05, 04:06 AM
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I'd like to throw out Metroid Pinball. its an extremely fun little time waster, and it also comes with the rumble pack, which Mario and Luigi uses as well(and many more future games I understand are going to utilize it as well)
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Nintendogs, Animal Crossing, and Mario Kart.

Good bye winter vacation.
Throw in Advance Wars and you pretty much got it!
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Old 06-09-06, 10:05 PM
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Thought I would give this a bump instead of starting a new thread. I am sure there are more to add since the last six months.

I saw it briefly mentioned above but was particularly interested in Metroid Pinball. Also mention if there are other pinball games worth checking out be it either the DS or GBA. You can also throw in any "must have" GBA games on here as well as I am new to both. Thanks.
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Metroid Pinball is a lot of fun. And it nets you a rumble pack, which other games can use.
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Old 06-09-06, 10:30 PM
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Good idea bumping this as there's so many DS threads that have the same question asked. This makes more sense.

Going to add Tetris DS to this. Great game with lots of interesting new ways to play. WiFi brings it to a whole 'nother level.

I think it goes without saying, but I'm going to say it anyway, New Super Mario Bros is the shit.
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Old 06-09-06, 10:56 PM
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My top choices for purchase.
1) New Super Mario Bros (best DS game I have played)
2) Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
3) Phoenix Wright
4) Mario and Luigi
5) Tony Hawk's American Sk8land (maybe the only american developed game that is a must buy)
6) Meteos
7) Sonic Rush
8) Kirby Canvas Curse
9) Super Princess Peach
10) Electroplankton

Animal Crossing is off my top ten. I am over that game. Without the NES games included in the GameCube version I lost interest in this game. The payoff for long term play is basically nothing.
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Old 06-10-06, 02:17 AM
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