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Best non-violent games for a 7yo on the Nintendo 2DS?

Grandma bought a 2DS for all the grandkids. We have an adventurous and bright 7yo in the 1st grade who identifies strongly with feminine themes, and is upset by people or animals getting hurt in TV or Movies. What's a good non-violent, early-reader friendly 2DS game? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Dec 8, 2016 - 21 answers

Is it worth getting a Wii U at this point?

Now that the Wii U is nearing end of life I've been thinking of picking one up along with several of its best games. Caveat: I would probably play exclusively on the tablet and not hooked up to a TV. Is this feasible? Would using the controls on the tablet be too uncomfortable? Can I use a pro controller or something while I use the tablet strictly as a display? Anything else I should consider?
posted by mattholomew on Nov 2, 2016 - 9 answers

how can I play classic nintendo games with save states?

Is there a way (legal/ethical) that I can play classic Nintendo games with save states? I have an original Wii, a GameCube and a 3DS, and between those platforms, I own (i.e. I paid for) several Zelda games and other 80s NES favorites. I want to play these games all the way through again, but I'm lazy and don't have time/don't want all the grind. [more inside]
posted by peep on Feb 18, 2016 - 7 answers

Return to Kanto

After more than a decade away, I want to start playing Pokemon again. Help me figure out where to start! [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Feb 14, 2016 - 10 answers

Best indie games available from Wii U Nintendo eShop?

I'm looking for recommendations for cool fun indie games that are available through the Nintendo eShop (got a gift card for Christmas!). [more inside]
posted by stennieville on Dec 28, 2015 - 3 answers

Two-player side-scrolling action: oldschool edition!

Looking for recommendations for retro (think mid-80s to mid-90s) console side-scrollers that have two-player support. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 29, 2015 - 10 answers

How to buy a Nintendo Rosalina amiibo in Japan

I have a simple question that I'm unable to answer with English google-fu: How does one buy a Nintendo Rosalina amiibo figurine in Japan? They're outrageously priced in the US and I'd like to beg a friend currently living in Japan to pick one up for me. But how/where? Is it readily available as an online order with domestic shipping?
posted by serelliya on Apr 24, 2015 - 4 answers

Where to buy older portable/console games?

Are there good places online to purchase old Game Boy Advance or DS games? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Jul 18, 2014 - 8 answers

How will one Wiimote work with a Wii and a Wii U set up?

Just bought a Wii U and I'm waiting for it to arrive. I plan on using my regular Wii still, probably for Homebrew, but I'm wondering what will happen when I try to use one Wiimote with two devices that recognize it. Is that going to be a problem? Will I have to unplug one or just deal with it running in the background on a different input?
posted by dubadubowbow on Apr 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Does blowing in a video game cartridge actually do anything?

Since the first Nintendo game console came out in the 80's, I can recall everyone I know (myself included) blowing into the game cartridge and/or the Nintendo itself when something went wrong (freezing, etc.). What is the premise for doing this (I saw other people do it, and sometimes it seemed to work, so that's why I did, thinking maybe dustiness/debris was the issue...), and is there any legit evidence that this really fixes things?
posted by PinkPoodle on Mar 28, 2014 - 9 answers

Games like Pikmin?

I am looking for games like Pikmin with a puzzle-solving, world-exploring component. I have a Wii U and a 3DS (both of which are backwards-compatible to their previous iterations) and an old-ish Macbook. [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Jan 16, 2014 - 8 answers

White bundle of joy or white elephant?

I have around $200 Aus burning a hole in my pocket and I am thinking of getting a nintendo console, two remote units and wiifit board. I have never played anything on a tv or computer except dos tennis and solitaire. I know zilch about nintendo and game consoles or games. [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Nov 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Mercury Power, Make Up!

I have a blue Nintendo 3DS XL. Sailor Mercury has a blue flip-top Super Computer. The difference (apart from magical powers) is a gold symbol decal on the back. How can I get that onto mine? This is not for cosplay. It is for playing games in public and feeling supremely cool. [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Oct 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Nintendo DS / 3DS games to local multi-play with my non-gamer partner?

My partner and I just got shiny new Nintendo 2DSs (which can play all DS and 3DS games) and would like suggestions for story-driven, not-too-difficult games that can be fully enjoyed via local multi-play. [more inside]
posted by The Minotaur on Oct 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Best/cheap Pokemon title for Nintendo 3DS?

So I have never played any of the Pokemon titles, but they seem like something I would like. The game stores around me seem to have several different titles for the Nintendo 3DS that they are selling used pretty cheaply. Which Pokemon title for the 3DS would be OK to start with, assuming I've never played any of them, with bonus points for an older one that might be cheaper? Or should I have started playing from the first title and I'll be hopelessly lost about the gameplay now? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Sep 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Potential issues with importing a Wii U from UK to Australia?

If I were to import a Wii U from the UK to Australia, what problems might I face? Inability to access bundled downloads? [more inside]
posted by dumbland on Sep 1, 2013 - 1 answer

Yes, I made up video games as a kid.

80sNintendofilter: Was this really a game and if so, what was it? [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Jul 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Does Nintendo of America HQ still have a guest shop/visitor center?

We're in greater Seattle for the rest of the week. My sons are really interested in visiting Mario's office in Redmond and maybe picking out something for our oldest's 7th birthday on Friday. I know there used to be a visitor's center as recently as a couple years ago, but I'm seeing varying accounts as to whether it still exists. Or that it exists but you need to make arrangements to get in. Can AskMe help us out? Is there anything publicly accessible at Nintendo of America?
posted by the christopher hundreds on Jul 23, 2013 - 2 answers

Best handheld gaming experience for old side-scrollers

I recently got the itch for a new handheld gaming console, and I'm wondering about the best option. I'm especially interested in playing the side-scrolling Mario and Donkey Kong Super Nintendo games of my youth. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jul 22, 2013 - 4 answers

The dog ate my video game!

The puppy decided that the 3DS version of Nintendogs was a suitable chew toy. The plastic housing is damaged beyond repair. The circuit board inside is slightly bent up. Before tossing the game and having to buy a new one, is there anyway to buy a replacement plastic cartridge housing and try the game out?
posted by Apoch on Feb 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me not let the 3DS become a disaster.

What things should I be concerned about when it comes to our 11 year old having a 3DS? [more inside]
posted by Saminal on Jan 31, 2013 - 11 answers

I have a DSi XL question.

Can you play a 3ds game (the 3-D kind of game) on a DSi XL? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Oct 28, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I safely sell a videogame console?

What do I need to do before selling a videogame console? In this case, specifically a Wii and probably to Best Buy. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jun 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Must-have games?

What are must-have games for the Nintendo 3DS? I already own a Nintendo DSi but I couldn't resist upgrading. I like games of all kinds, I just want to enjoy the 3DS to its fullest. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jun 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Yo Dawg I Put a Mario Bros Inside Your Super Mario Bros

SuperMarioBrosFilter! Which version of Super Mario Bros. (I believe on Super Nintendo, could be wrong, though) had the feature where you could also play a quick two-player game of Mario Bros.? [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches on Feb 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Disabling DS Lite Wifi?

Is there a way to disable the wifi on a Nintendo DS Lite semi-permanently? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jan 29, 2012 - 10 answers

DDR solution for the new Wii that lacks Gamecube ports?

Our Wii kicked the bucket and my girlfriend brought home a replacement and was dismayed to discover that this new model no longer had Gamecube controller ports which means no more DDR, at least not with the Gamecube-controller versions of the dance pads we have. How to remedy? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Dec 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Arduino music sequencer feasibility.

I'm making my first electronics project: a super-simple musical sequencer controlled by an Arduino and SNES Super Advantage. Can you help me out with some logistics/feasibility questions? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 11, 2011 - 2 answers

OSX NES emulator?

Can any OSX folks recommend a reliable Nintendo emulator?
posted by xmutex on Jul 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Which version of the Nintendo DS should I get?

I want to pick up a used Nintendo DS for cheap, but there are a bunch of different models. Which version of the DS should I get? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Jul 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Best Flash Cart for Nintendo DS Lite?

Avid/experienced Nintendo DS Lite gamers, what would you recommend as the best Flash Cartridge for my new NDSL? I'd like to have as many options and features as possible within reason (dollars and sense-wise). [more inside]
posted by taz on May 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Best dancing game console?

My wife went to a party with co-workers, and enjoyed the heck out of a Wii dancing game they played. If I were to invest in a console, which would have the most fun dancing games for it? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on May 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Can you help ID this mysterious piece of electronic music?

Can you identify this (seemingly) misidentified piece of electronic music? It's supposedly by Marumari and is called "Kid Icarus Fight", but I am pretty sure that's incorrect... [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Apr 19, 2011 - 5 answers

I'm not a 12-year-old boy -- So walk me through Nintendo DS Lite?

I think I want a Nintendo DS Lite, but I'm totally ignorant. → I'm in Greece ←, and don't want to spend the money (this money, it is tight) only to find out that it was a bad choice for me in terms of game level and types of games, acquisition of games, country specific restrictions, and if the one I have my eye on (via EBay) is the right choice. Can you hold my hand? [more inside]
posted by taz on Feb 15, 2011 - 12 answers

where can I buy PowerUp Rewards PRO "online"?

where can I buy PowerUp Rewards PRO online? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Feb 4, 2011 - 0 answers


In "Silent Hill: Shattered Memories" the flashlight-based exploration of the creepy cold abandoned town is all too often interrupted by annoying "nightmare" sequences where you have to flee from faceless ghouls. I hate hate hate these nightmare sequences, but I want to keep playing the game. Can I bypass them somehow? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Jan 24, 2011 - 2 answers

I'm thinking about buying a portable gaming system for business trips.

My job requires me to travel a few times a year, for weeks at a time. I'm debating the purchase of a PSP or DS, specifically for travel-entertainment purposes. We've been over this before, but not for a couple of years, so I'm wondering about the State of Portable Consoles. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Jan 22, 2011 - 16 answers

Classic Nintendo DS games?

What are the classic games for the Nintendo DS? And, bonus, what are the best games that can be played in five minute increments? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Dec 25, 2010 - 25 answers

Just what I need before we go camping for 4 days... NOT.

My kids have a new R4 card for their Nintendo DSi's. It has stopped working after 2 days, proudly announcing that there is a system error. Is there a rescue remedy? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Dec 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Help Me Remember This Moon Game

Atari or Nintendo video game. It's driving me crazy that I can't remember the name of it. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Dec 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Nintendo DS titles similar to Tetris?

I'm looking for suggestions for Nintendo DS games similar to Tetris. [more inside]
posted by Nedroid on Dec 19, 2010 - 13 answers

I want to play MarioKart for N64 or Gamecube tonight in NYC - what can I do?

My college roommate is visiting me in NYC this weekend, and I want to play some Kart like the good 'ole days. Where in NYC (preferably Manhattan) can I go to rent a copy of MarioKart for N64 or Gamecube, along with three controllers and the base system?
posted by ab5000 on Aug 27, 2010 - 5 answers


How can I make multiple towns with my Wii and ANIMAL CROSSING: CITY FOLK ? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Jul 19, 2010 - 4 answers

What kind of connector does the Gamecube use for its Digital A/V port?

Help me, electrical engineers: What kind of connector does the Gamecube use for its Digital A/V port? How do I find out who made the connector for Nintendo? [more inside]
posted by LightStruk on Jun 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Some fresh games for my n64

What Nintendo 64 games are worth seeking out on eBay? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on May 19, 2010 - 37 answers

Do GBA flash carts still exist?

I want a Gameboy Advance flash cartridge, but nobody seems to sell them anymore. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by nostrich on Apr 24, 2010 - 6 answers

come on, grams...gimme back my dsi!

If you were having your 10th birthday, would you rather get a Nintendo DSi or DSi XL? [more inside]
posted by cooker girl on Apr 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Sports games for the DS?

What are the best sports games for the Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 13, 2010 - 4 answers

I have no Javascript and I must favourite

Is it possible to enable add-ons like Flash and Javascript in the web browser for the Nintendo DSi?
posted by the latin mouse on Apr 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me make my 83 year old gamer mother happy.

My 83 year old mother wants to be able to play computer games and I am not sure what to do. Can you help me help her? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Apr 10, 2010 - 23 answers

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