Any recommend DS titles to play on the N2DSXL in 2018?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by alonzondavis, May 29, 2018.

  1. Sinon

    Sinon "AutumnWolf!" ❤️

    Sep 15, 2015
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    Solatorobo: Red The Hunter
    Newer Super Mario Bros DS
    Another Super 3D Mario
    Sonic Rush
    Full Metal Alchemist
    Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Ring Of Fates
    Kirby Squeak Squad
    Radiant Historia - but you can play this one on the 3DS
    TLOZ: The Spirit Tracks
    Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    Pokémon Platinum
    Pokémon Black/White
    Pacman World 3 - but you can play the PSP version
    The World Ends With You
    Nanashi No Game
    Dementium - but you can play the 3DS version
    Nanashi No Game 2
    Castlevania: Order Of Eclessia
    Mario & Luigi: Patners in Time
    M&L: Bowser's Inside Story
    Mario Party DS
    Ghost Trick
    The Ace Attorney games
    Hotel Dusk
    Another Code: Two Memories
    Rune Factory 3
    Metroid Prime: Hunters
    Witch's Wish
    Chrono Trigger
    Phantasy Star 0
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
    Rhythm Heaven
    Last edited by Sinon, Jun 6, 2018
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  2. natkoden

    natkoden Not a New Member

    Jul 25, 2006
    The list is huge...

    Phantom Hourglass
    Chinatown Wars
    Chrono Trigger
    Mario Kart DS
    Castlevania series
    New Super Mario Bros.
    The World Ends with You
    Pokemon series (specially black and white)
    Dragon Quest series
    Elite Beat Agents
    Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan
    Mario and Luigi Partners in Time
    Professor Layton series
    Ghost Trick
    Radiant Historia (also on 3DS, play that one instead)
    Nintendogs (yeah, why not?)
    Rhythm Heaven
    FF XII Revenant Wings (please try this one, it will surprise you)
    Golden Sun Dark Dawn
    Hotel Dusk
    Phoenix Wright series
    Animal Crossing
    FF III and IV
    Summon Night series
    Soma Bringer
    Blood of Bahamuth
    Dragon Quest Heroes Slime Rocket (try this one ASAP)
    FF Crystal Chronicles series
    FF The 4 Heroes of Light
    Ultimate Jump Stars
    WarioWare series

    you also have disgaea, Fire emblem, Luminous Arc, Advanced Wars and FF Tactics, but I'm not a huge fan of turn based strategy games
    Last edited by natkoden, Jun 6, 2018
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  3. Zense

    Zense GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 20, 2008
    Hadn't heard about Witch's Wish and Nanashi no Game. I guess I'll check them out. I'd probably play Pac Man World 3 on PSP.
  4. ElderC

    ElderC Newbie

    Feb 25, 2018
    Nah, the 3DS version has HD re-drawn graphics, it's arguably the best way to play them.
    Last edited by ElderC, Jun 8, 2018
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  5. Genevieve

    Genevieve Member

    Feb 25, 2018
    United States
    My DS game library when I was younger mainly consisted of games along the lines of Zhu Zhu Pets and Littlest Pet Shop along with a few platformers that have already been mentioned above (+the original Phineas and Ferb DS game, that was a great game).

    However, I'm not sure what 3DS games you've played but if you're also looking for some of those here are my top 10 (not necessarily in order):
    1) Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon
    2) Kirby Triple Deluxe/Planet Robobot (I prefer Triple Deluxe but Planet Robobot is newer)
    3) The Legend of Zelda a Link Between Worlds
    4) Fire Emblem Fates Birthright
    5) Luigis Mansion Dark Moon
    6) Super Smash Bros.
    7) Tomodachi Life
    8) Animal Crossing New Leaf
    9) New Super Mario Bros 2/Super Mario 3D Land (can't go wrong with either)
    10) Mario Kart 7
  6. Centimetro

    Centimetro GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    United States
    Since people already covered most of the popular ones, here are a few that are really good, aged well, and easy to miss (not often mentioned):

    Nervous Brickdown
    Big Bang Mini
    Feel the Magic + Rub Rabbits (the sequel)
    Retro Games Challenge

    Also, though "Sonic Rush" was mentioned in a couple posts above, I find it mediocre -- but Sonic Rush Adventure (the sequel) was very good!
    Last edited by Centimetro, Jun 9, 2018
  7. starburst

    starburst GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 15, 2017
    Some fun titles that you may like and that I have not seen mentioned:
    - The two Mario vs. Donkey Kong games for DS. They are puzzle-platformers, like Lemmings; and there are more entries for this series on the DSi and 3DS.
    - Lock's Quest, by the creators of Scribblenauts. It is a great-looking real-time strategy game with tower defence elements.
  8. RookieKid

    RookieKid Advanced Member

    Mar 21, 2017
    Henry Hatsworth is quite fun.
  9. Jayro

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    Octo Canyon
    Just download the American romset, AP patch the problematic ones, and trim them using a batch rom trimmer. Then just delete the games you don't want.
  10. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 3, 2018
    United States
    Yes, meanwhile the *DS* version does not, and is just a upscale of GBA sprites. Which gets upscaled again if you aren't forcing the 3DS to show native DS resolution. So yeah, 3DS version recommended.
  11. WaluigiMan

    WaluigiMan GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 23, 2018
    at ur moms place
    you gotta play mario luigi bowsers inside story or wait for the remake
  12. eskinner3742

    eskinner3742 GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 21, 2016
    United States
    There's a lot of really fun Original DS games to play. But any that have a 3D world like Mario 64 DS seem to shine a little brighter with the analog stick on the 3DS.
  13. GhostHero182

    GhostHero182 Member

    Nov 26, 2017
    United States
    A universe where Rayman 4 came out
    I’ll just give you my top seven:
    1. New Super Mario Bros.
    2. Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
    3. The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks
    4. Pokèmon Pearl
    5. The World Ends With You
    6. Sonic Classic Collection
    7. Rayman DS

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    I wouldn’t recommend that, the PSP version’s frame rate is atrocious. Play it on the Gamecube,PS2, or Xbox.
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  14. mike a

    mike a GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 28, 2014
    United States
    All these games are good, cept I never played professor Layton or scribblenaughts. But I'll add even more..

    Space invaders extreme series,
    Atari classics series and the artist spin-off Atari collection
    Contra 4
    All the castlevania games
    Zenses series
    There are tons of strategy rpgs too
    Soma bringer (get English translation)
    Lego starwars games
    Moon (but it's also for 3ds)

    And don't know why no one mentioned them before..
    But the puzzle quest series!
    Too many to post lol I have 250 games on my flashcard.. So....
    Last edited by mike a, Jun 17, 2018