Classic Nintendo DS games?
December 25, 2010 10:45 AM Subscribe
What are the classic games for the Nintendo DS? And, bonus, what are the best games that can be played in five minute increments?
posted by kingjoeshmoe to sports, hobbies, & recreation (25 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
So I just got a Nintendo DS for Christmas, and now I need GAMES. I'm starting from absolute zero here, so I want to know which games are the ones that are considered the classics for the system, whether they came out last year or five years ago. Note that I'm asking for something slightly different from the "best" games for the DS. It looks like Mario Kart is rated very highly, for example, but that seems more like a retread of the game that first came out for the Super Nintendo/N64, rather than a classic unique to the DS.
Second, I'd like to know about games that can be played for about 5-10 minutes at a time, and then turned OFF. So platforming games with shorter levels, puzzle games with 10 minute puzzles, that kind of thing.
In terms of what I like, I tend to like platformers, adventure games, and rpgs. The various iterations of (2D) metroid are among my favorite games of all time. I tend to dislike games without a plot (like racing games), and any games based strictly on reflexes (like Guitar Hero).
About the only game I know I'm getting so far is one of the Professor Layton games, which sounds like it combines short puzzles with an adventure setting, making it a good fit for me. What else is out there?