Nintendo DS has become popular among kids and young adults. Most of the games are designed for interactivity and simulation. There are also educational games and other simulations which are designed specifically for kids and young adults in mind.
The latest DS games have interesting plots, simulations, role playing, and other fun aspects which are really engaging. Although these games are designed for kids, they are just as much fun for young adults.
Many young adults who like dogs, however do not want to actually own a dog, enjoy the dog simulation DS games. There are games with puzzles and other mysteries, which provide excellent graphics in an easy to use hand held device.
There is a connection between DS Games and the Wii, both are made by Nintendo. Besides this fact, Wii and DS owners can preview DS games using the Wii’s Nintendo Channel on the main menu. This channel will allow previews of new DS games, which have been developed and will soon be hitting the stores.
Disney recently announced it will launch a DGamer, free avatar based community, which will be built into games they develop for the Nintendo DS. The DGamer has WIFI connectivity for DS users to play games with other DS users. The focus of the DGamer is to allow DS game players to participate in an online virtual world.
DS Games Themes and Genres
The following DS games are highly rated these playing themes or genres based on consumer reviews:
Action – The Legend of Zelda-Phantom Hour Glass
Role Playing – Pokémon Diamond
Sports – Madden NFL 08
Racing/Driving – Mario Kart DS
Music – Guitar Hero
Strategy – Advance Wars-Days of Ruin
Shooter – NanoStray 2
Puzzle – Picross DS
Platformer – New Super Mario Brothers
Simulation – Nintendogs all versions
Educational – Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Board and Cards – Battles of Prince of Persia
Virtual – Animal Crossing-Wild World
Overall Best Nintendo DS Games
The current best Nintendo DS games, based on consumer reviews are:
New Super Mario Brothers
The Legend of Zelda-Phantom Hour Glass
Nintendogs – various versions
Buying a DS Game
Once you have decided which DS game to buy, check it for the following:
Reviews – compare the reviews given by consumers of the games
Rankings – check out the rankings of the games by completing a Google Nintendo DS Games search
Number of Players – see how many players the game allows at one time, some allow up to two players at the same time
Compare Prices – not all retailers are the same; there can be a difference of $30 or more for the same game
WIFI – is the game suited for WIFI connectivity
DS Gamer – look for games having this feature for virtual world fun