Top 10 Nintendo DS games

Posted on November 24, 2013 - 8:08am by Overloading Toaster


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Hi people! I thought I would make a Top 10, since I haven’t posted anything for a while. I loved my Nintendo DS. I first got it at Christmas back in 2007. It was a black DS lite model. I had a lot of fun with it. ¨

For 4 months ago, I got my hands on a 3DS XL, and I already have 2 3DS games for it (Fire Emblem: Awakening and Pokemon X). Since then, I haven’t touched my DS games at all other than one game. I want to show my love for my precious DS games! So eehm, how do I start this? Oh yeah! TOP 10 NINTENDO DS GAMES!!!

Before we start, I need to clarify something.

  • These are the top 10 games I own, because I don’t know how good a game is when I haven’t played it.
  • The games are rated how much fun they are, and how much they mean to me.
  • Sadly, I only own 11 DS games.
  • This Top 10 is very opinion based! So don’t get mad that Mario Kart DS isn’t there!

Finally, let’s get started!



Number 10 – Mario Party DS

Mario Party DS is actually my first own Mario Party game. It’s been a while since last time I played it; I wonder it’s still good as I remember, probably not. The game does feature some fun minigames, while some are totally unoriginal. Thing is, most of my friends didn’t even have a DS, so I had to play alone. Playing Mario Party alone isn’t really fun, it’s almost sad. However, I do think this game good.



Number 9 – Call of Duty: World at War

I know what you might ask now “A Call of Duty game on a DS? How does that work?” It’s simple, really, you the D-pad and the R button; meanwhile, you use the stylus to aim and control the camera. It takes some time to get used to it. This game somehow reminds me of Goldeneye 007. Even the online multiplayer isn’t that bad, it actually works fine.




Number 8 – The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Oh man, I lov- eh, like this game! I found it kind of funny that I still haven’t beaten this game yet. I bought it back in 2009, where it was first released here. I accidently deleted my save file when I was at the final temple the first time, so I had to start all over.  Some people hated this game, because you couldn’t go explore Hyrule, because you were stuck with the train. I never cared about exploration in Zelda; really, you will mostly find pieces of hearts, which made the game easier. And Zelda is your companion! Or well, her spirit is. It feels very differently from other Zelda games, which I like.



Number 7 – New Super Mario Bros

So Nintendo brought back the 2D side scrolling Mario games with this one, and it sold a lot! I mean, it’s Mario, it’s quite simple and I found it to be the easiest Mario game I ever have played! You had billion of 1-Ups. The level design weren’t really that great either. But it was still a fun game. I do find this game to be the weakest in the NSMB series. But oh man, I have spent hours on this game! It's still a fun game, and almost a must have!




Number 6 – The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

This is actually the second game I got for my DS, and I have beaten it many times. A lot of people didn’t really like the game. The story was kind of weak, but there was one character that was completely awesome! And that is Linebeck! His personality isn’t anything new, but I found him funny back then. He even got his own theme song! I’m pretty sure you can even find his grave in Spirit Tracks! In my opinion, Spirit Tracks is a better game than Phantom Hourglass, but then why have I chosen Phantom Hourglass over Spirit Tracks? It’s because I got these small nostalgic memories with it. Phantom Hourglass was my first Zelda game I owned, and that’s something special for me. Sounds stupid, but that's because it is.



Number 5 – Drawn to Life

I freaking love this game, you’re basically god, and your rabbit people asks for help, because you have for some reason left them and the village has been betrayed! So of course, you choose to help them and by that, send them a hero, which you will draw to life!  You will even draw a gun, wings, a floating platform, you will draw everything! And it will look like shit… It’s pretty hard to draw with the DS stylus, but if you’re precise enough, your stuff will look good. And the art style is great! The main game is basically a sidescroller, the controls works fine, but the game is pretty easy, you will only die a few times. I do truly think many people overlooked this one. I was hoping for a sequel, and they actually released one, both for the Wii and DS. But I didn’t buy the sequel, but maybe I will buy it sooner or later.



Number 4 – Pokemon Pearl/Diamond Version

Pokemon Pearl was my first DS game. I hadn’t played a new Pokemon game since Pokemon Gold/Silver. I had always loved playing Pokemon, but all I had was my brother’s Gameboy (He rarely used it, so I consider it mine, but not really). This game was amazing for someone who was used to play on a black and white screen for years. The colors and animations blew my mind! And gen 4 introduced some awesome pokemon, like Lucario, which is one of my favorite pokemon of all time! I could go on with my experience with this game, but why number 4? After a few years, I replayed it and it was pretty damn slow. The battles took forever and HM were required everywhere and all the time! (Stupid HM moves like Cut and Rock Smash). I still remember the day I got it, in fact, it was on Christmas.



Number 3 – Pokemon Black/White

Another Pokemon game? I said I love Pokemon! But the reason I bought this was because people were bashing on the game, because there were a trash bag pokemon and an ice cream pokemon. Huh, could it really be that bad? So instead of doing research of a game, I simply bought the white version. And oh man, it was good! And it even got cool pokemon like Krokorok, Braviary, and a lot more! It felt new and improved!



Number 2 – Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

So you want a game based on Bowser? Here, Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story was another game I got for Christmas when it was quite new. I had never played a Mario and Luigi game, but I did know the story behind Superstar Saga and that it was an RPG. Mario and Luigi offer a different kind of RPG that I weren’t used to. The story were actually pretty good for a Mario game, but I won’t spoil anything, other than you actually get to play as Bowser 50% of the time, and it feels good! The music is also great, and the final boss theme is one of my favorites! 







And a quick recap!

#10 – Mario Party DS

#9 – Call of Duty: World at War

#8 – The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

#7 – New Super Mario Bros

#6 – The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

#5 – Drawn To Life

#4 Pokemon Pearl/Diamond

#3 – Pokemon Black/White

#2 – Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

And now it’s time for number 1!





Number 1 – Pokemon Black 2 / White 2

What? More Pokemon? Remember what I wrote earlier? I hadn’t touched a DS game for months unless for one game, yes, it’s this one! I bought Pokemon White 2 couple of months before the release of Pokemon X/Y. And this Pokemon game is quite overlooked from my POV. Black and White didn’t have a third version like the previous pokemon games (Like Emerald, Platinum and so on), instead Pokemon Black and White got a sequel, and it’s a whole new game. I mean, it’s still pokemon, but the story continues from the first Pokemon Black/White, and you can catch every single pokemon (You still have to do trading, in order to get certain pokemon, of course). And it even got something to do after you beat Elite 4! I felt like a total badass with my team of pokemon, you feel more unique with all the pokemon! It was truly a blast for a Pokemon fan like me to play this game! It’s a fantastic game, and therefore I’ll give it my top spot for my Top 10 Nintendo DS games!


Hey, thanks for reading my top 10! I hope you liked it.

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