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DS Games - What Are Good?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by McDaniel, 14 Mar 2010.

  1. McDaniel

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    Hey All,

    I am doing a bit of travelling in the next week and have dusted of my DS for some in-flight entertainment...

    What sort of games are out at the moment that you would recommend? Something like a platform game, or RPG/Hack'n'Slash and Puzzle type games - to help pass the time :)

    Cheers,
     
  2. lee87

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    Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story - One of the best RPG's i've played on the DS.

    Zelda Spirit Tracks

    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

    N+ - great puzzle / platformer. Very simple but a lot of fun.
     
  3. chrisxuk

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    Check out the Professor Layton games, they're very good IMHO!

    Have a look at the most recent Pokemon game as well!
     
  4. Chaos

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    Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
     
  5. Phatjayunoi

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    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

    Those 3 alone could fill in the RPG/Hack'n Slash/Platform genres all in one.

    For a puzzle game, something like Meteos could make you waste alot of hours. Nice colours, themes and sound/music, just to be expected from a Q Entertainment game.
     
  6. Vonhelmet

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    Meteos has a difficulty curve like a brick wall.

    Great game though.
     
  7. Macky

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    Newest Pokemon games look good. :p

    Also as others have said, Castlevania's are great too.
     
  8. SkodaMart

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    I am enjoying playing Age Of Empires on mine.

    I am also playing Resident Evil Deadly Silence (RE1 remake)
     
  9. Creelers

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    The latest Pokemon games.

    Well people have already mentioned it, but it needs mentioned again, because Pokemon is awesome.
     
  10. Haly

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    It is :D Reviewing it for a site at the moment. It's not out till the 26th though so might not be much use if McDaniel's off before then.

    If you can find it: Chrono Trigger is brilliant. Also GTA: Chinatown Wars and I echo the Professor Layton, Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story and Zelda Spirit Tracks recommendations.
     
  11. iamdjdz

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    Pokemon - great games, have played most of them and really enjoyed them, when I was in Canada I got diamond for the flights and basically spent all the waiting time I had playing it.

    Riviera - Great little RPG but not easy to find in the UK (not sure if it was released here) you can get a cartridge from games-advance.com but it is a GBA game so if you have the DSi it's out.
     
  12. Phatjayunoi

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    Yeah but then if you are very used to games like Tetris and Columns, then this game is kind of like a step-up from those.
     
  13. K1LLSW1TCH

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    Cooking Mama is good. Sounds crap but is actually really addictive! Can be had fairly cheaply now too. :)
     
  14. Vonhelmet

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    Indeed. Meteos is like hardcore columns.

    The game mechanic is brilliant - really inventive and clever.
     
  15. Phatjayunoi

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    I like the sound options as well where you can listen to the backing track and all sound effects for each stage, so if you are a music person with the appropriate hardware to record off the DS, you could dabble with your own samples or something.
     
  16. shorttricky

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    All 3 Phoenix Wright games
    Scribblenauts
    Hotel Dusk
     
  17. Kelt

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    Picross 3d is a cracking game.
     
  18. McDaniel

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    Cheers Guys!

    Another question are chargers universal - I got my DS in the States but need to charge it before I go - my mum has a UK DS but before I drive all the way there if it wont work i'll go get a converter instead! :)
     
  19. Weebull

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    Is it the same type of DS (original, lite, DSi)? As the actual connection to the DS differs for each I believe. If they are though, using a UK charger on a US DS is perfectly fine. :)
     
  20. McDaniel

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    Both DS Originals :)