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Posted 4/30/11
I just bought a 3DS simply because I can afford it..and..um, PSN went down - withdrawl symptoms from playing SSF4.

In anticipation for the Resident Evil games and of course Ocarina of Time (omg, child nostalgia on an epic level!!!)

and I was wondering what DS games I should check out?

I picked up SSF4 and Pokemon White but I was wondering if there were any "YOU MUST PLAY THIS" kinda games for the DS.

Whenever I go into a store all I see is shovelware and games aimed at ridiculously young audiences.

Is there anything for me? I dunno, some decent platformers, puzzle games, RPGs?



I was thinking of Getting Samurai Warriors Chronicles because I love a bit of Dynasty Warriors and there doesn't appear to be any other decent 3DS games at this moment in time.

but if there are any regular DS games that I MUST check then I'll have a look.


Thanks for your time.
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Posted 4/30/11
So yeah thanks..

Got Samurai Warriors - AWESOME. Liking it a lot already. Hoping it's not too short.

and going to order Crono Trigger online as I couldn't seem to find it when I went out.

Again, any recommendations - all appreciated.
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Posted 4/30/11
As it stands, since the 3DS just came out, many games are not yet available. Of the launch games, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Pilotwings Resort are probably the best games. Following them would be Samurai Warriors Chronicles, Ridge Racer 3D, and I've heard that Super Monkey Ball 3D is supposed to be pretty good. If you like puzzle games, I believe Bust-A-Move Universe is available for purchase. Most of the other good games will start hitting in late May, starting with Dead or Alive Dimensions and BlazBlue:Continuum Shift II, then The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3D and Cave Story 3D in June. Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mario Kart 3D (working title), and Star Fox 64 3D are all slated to be released before the end of 2011. The Nintendo 3DS will also have a worldwide system update sometime in May, which will grant access to the web browser, and the Nintendo 3DS eShop, where you'll be able to download Virtual Console games from several systems such as Game Boy and TurboGrafx-16, as well as what they're calling "3D Classics", which will probably include the likes of Super Nintendo game such as Donkey Kong Country and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Aside from the worldwide Nintendo 3DS system update though, all of the release dates I have provided are the currently slated dates for releases in North America. Keep in mind, the Nintendo 3DS is region locked, so if something is only released in one region and not where you live, you'd have to get a Nintendo 3DS from that region as well in order to play said game. However, Nintendo DS games from other regions will still play on a Nintendo 3DS system with no problem.

If you're looking for normal Nintendo DS games that you must check out, and if you haven't purchased them, give Hotel Dusk: Room 215 a try. It's sort of like a visual novel. Another good game would be Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (pronounced "three five eight days over two") is quite a nice game as well, and if you can track them down, it would be worth looking at copies of Planet Puzzle League (released as Puzzle League DS in some places), and Puyo Pop Fever, which some know first hand as either Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive) or Kirby's Avalanche (Super NES). If you like older games, Sonic Classic Collection is a must, and is really the only game that looks better on a Nintendo 3DS then on a Nintendo DS. If you end up liking Hotel Dusk: Room 215, then you might want to consider giving it's sequal a try as well. Last Window: The Secret of Cape West, takes place one year after the events of Hotel Dusk: Room 215. However, Last Window has thus far only been released in Japan and Europe, so unless you live in one of those two places, you'll have to import it.

Anyways, I think I've rambled on long enough. If you have questions about other games for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, feel free to contact me via PM.
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Posted 5/1/11
Thanks bro. Well I'm in the UK. So that game must have been released here. I'll have a look as I have never heard of it.

What's FFIV like on the DS? I have it on PS1 but never finished it. Not sure if it's worth a go on the DS.

Trying to find a cheap copy of Crono Trigger but struggling. Not sure if PAL 3DS will play other region DS games.
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I can't say anything about Final Fantasy IV, as I've yet to play it myself. However, from what I understand, the DS version adds a number of features that were not present in other releases, such as mini-games, voice acting, and new cutscenes.

As I said at the bottom of my first paragraph, "However, Nintendo DS games from other regions will still play on a Nintendo 3DS system with no problem." I myself, have played my Japanese copy of Jump Superstars on my American Nintendo 3DS, so I do believe this should be true for all around the world. I've also only seen confirmation that Nintendo 3DS games and systems are region locked to each other, which would not apply to Nintendo DS games.
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There are a lot of games aimed at kids and families on DS. I suspect that's how publishers kept making money after emulation took off, and after flash carts became common. But that's just my speculation....

Anyway, if a game was created for the original DS, it should work on any system (including DSi and 3DS). There's only a handful of DSi exclusive carts.

If you trust Metacritic, then here's a list of DS games from highest scoring to lowest scoring: http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/all/ds?view=condensed&sort=desc
Posted 11/11/11
Rune Factory 1,2,3 (if you do not play 1 first it wont be as good.)

Animal Crossing Wild World

Monster Rancher DS
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Posted 11/12/11
A recent DS game I liked was solatorobo. A very well made game from cyberconnect 2. The down side is the game isn't to hard.
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