Gaming Best DS Games for Each Genre

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So, I've outlined some of the best DS Games per genre, and I'm going to keep track of each vote made. (can't use a poll, too many questions) You vote for which you would like for each genre. Then, I will tally it and then turn it into a DS Games Recommended for each Genre kind of thread with detailed information and alternatives.

Turn-Based RPG:

Final Fantasy (series)
Chrono Trigger
Nostalgia
Pokemon (series)
Suikoden Tiekresis
Dragon Quest (series)
Mario and Luigi (series)
Etrian Odessey (series)
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure

Action:

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Phantasy Star Zero
The World Ends With You
Tales (series)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (series)
Avalon Code
Summon Night (series)
Lunar Knights
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword

Rhythm:

Elite Beat Agents/Osu
Ontamarama
Guitar Hero: On Tour (series)
Lego Rock Band
Music Monstars
Maestro! Jump in Music
Rhythm Heaven
Taiko no Tatsujin (series, a very good game only released in Japan)
Band Hero
Daigasso! Band-Brothers

Platformer:

New Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario 64
The Legendary Starfy
Giana Sisters DS
Sonic Rush (series)
Super Princess Peach
Yoshi's Island
Kirby (series)
N+
Contra 4
Megaman ZX/ZXA
Castlevania (series)

Racing:

GRID
Sideswiped
DIRT
Trackmania DS
Speed Racer
Mario Kart DS
Asphalt Urban GT (series)
Need for Speed (series)

Adventure:

Ace Attorney (series)
The Legend of Zelda (series)
Hotel Dusk
Trace Memory
Nanashi no Geemu
Drawn to Life (series)
GTA: Chinatown Wars
COP: The Recruit

Puzzle:

Professor Layton (series)
Scribblenauts
Tetris DS
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
Picross DS
Meteos
Puzzle Quest
Puyo Pop Fever

Strategy:

Lock's Quest
Ninjatown
Advance Wars (series)
Anno (series)
Knights in Nightmare
Final Fantasy Tactics A2
Final Fantasy: Revnant Wings
Fire Emblem
Izuna (series)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (series)
Shiren The Wanderer
ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat
Shin Megami Tensei
Disgea DS
Luminous Arc (series)
Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island

Simulation:

Nintendogs
Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands
Rune Factory (series)
MySims
Trauma Center: Under the Knife (series)
SimCity DS

Shooting:

MOON
Metroid Prime Hunters
Call of Duty (series)
Space Invaders Extreme (series)
Big Bang Mini
Nanostray (series)
Geometry Wars
Dementium: The Ward
Brothers in Arms

Fighting:

Bleach: Dark Souls
Jump Ultimate Stars
Naruto: Ninja Destiny
Ultimate Mortal Combat
Spore Hero Arena

Minigames:

Mario Party DS
Clubhouse Games
Cooking Mama (series)
Big Brain Academy
Brain Age
Wario Ware

Sports:

Mario and Sonic at The Olympics (series)
Tony Hawk (series)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour
Top Spin
New International Track & Field
EyeShield 21
Mario Hoops 3-on-3

There, start voting. If you think I should add something to the list, please tell me.
 

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Very nice list, try bolding genres or something, just to have it look more organized
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Ah, and also..Moved!
 

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umm... maybe it's just me but isn't contra more of a 2d action platformer than a shooter? not that i'm picky or anything but as far as i know... the term shooter's kinda... misleading. maybe you should seperate 2d shooters from FPS. Also call of duty: world at war is CoD 5. CoD 4's modern warfare. Oooh... and can you add megaman ZX series to the platformer? i really had a blast with that (despite the poor voice acting in ZXA).

Here's my vote:

Turn-Based RPG:

Final Fantasy (series)
Nostalgia
Suikoden Tiekresis
Etrian Odessey (series)

Action:


Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Phantasy Star Zero
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword

Rhythm:


Elite Beat Agents
Guitar Hero: On Tour (series) + Band hero
Lego Rock Band
Taiko no Tatsujin (series, a very good game only released in Japan)

Platformer:

Sonic Rush (series)
I'm placing contra 4 here. XD
Megaman ZX/ZXA

Racing:

Sideswiped
Speed Racer
Mario Kart DS


Adventure:

Ace Attorney (series) (i have a feeling this quite feels out of place)
Hotel Dusk
GTA: Chinatown Wars

Puzzle:


Professor Layton (series)
Scribblenauts


Strategy:

Lock's Quest
Advance Wars (series)
Knights in Nightmare
Final Fantasy Tactics A2

(are dungeon crawlers supposed to be strategy? Like them regardless though/)

Izuna (series)
Shiren The Wanderer

Simulation:



Rune Factory (series)
Trauma Center: Under the Knife (series)


Shooting:

DEMENTIUM: the ward

Minigames:

not a fan of this genre.

Sorry for the post overload. :3
 

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here are my votes!
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Turn-Based RPG:

Pokemon ( HG & SS )


Action:

The World Ends With You (would've picked KH, but TWEWY was just more original)


Rhythm:

im caught bet ween rhythm Heaven and Elite Beat Agents, actually i loved Ouendan more (the japanese version)

Platformer:

either New Super Mario Bros. or N+. (sonic rush was great but it was so speedy that the platforming aspect was not as strong as NSMB or N+)

Racing:

DiRT 2 or Mario Kart DS.
DiRT was more of a professional car racing type
MKDS was more wacky and Multiplayer friendly


Adventure:

The Legend of Zelda (series) (eagerly waiting for Spirit Tracks on 7th dec)

Puzzle:

Professor Layton (series)
would've picked Scribblenauts but there were control issues


Strategy:

Advance Wars (series)

Simulation:

Animal Crossing


Shooting:

FPS : Metroid Prime Hunters
3rd-person : Brothers in arms DS
Side Scrolling Run n Gun Shoot'em Up : Contra 4


Minigames:

Wario Ware

Mario and Sonic at The Olympics is a sports game

Sports :

Either EyeShield 21 or Mario and Sonic at The Winter Olympics


you forgot to list Fire emblem in strategy and Brothers in arms DS for shooting
 

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my votes are

turn based rpg
mario & luigi (series)-most funny rpg i ever palyed

action
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days-best graphics and gameplay

Rhythm
daigasso band brothers(DX)- unique gameplay and 8 player mode

plataformer
sonic rush (series)- i'm a sonic fan!!!

racing
side swiped- it is fun to smash anything on your way

adventure
hotel dusk- story is realy good

puzzle
professor layton (series)- i liked the story and some puzzles

strategy
none- i'm not a fan of strategy games D:

simulation
harvest moon- dunno, i just like it
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shooting
space invaders extreme (series)- it's a classic what else should i say?

Fighting
Naruto: Ninja Destiny- uhhh...because it's naruto?

minigames
clubhouse games- where is the sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!

sports
Mario and Sonic at The Olympics (series)- mario and sonic in one game=win
 

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here are my votes
btw aren't megaman and contra series rather action games, no platformers?
Turn-Based RPG:


Mario and Luigi (series)


Action:

Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword

Rhythm:


Rhythm Heaven


Platformer:


Super Mario 64

Racing:


Mario Kart DS


Adventure:


The Legend of Zelda (series)



Puzzle:


Tetris DS

Strategy:


Advance Wars (series)



Simulation:


Trauma Center: Under the Knife (series)


Shooting:



Space Invaders Extreme (series)



Fighting:

Bleach: Dark Souls

Minigames:

Wario Ware
 

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Turn-Based RPG:

Dragon Quest (series)

Action:

Phantasy Star Zero

Rhythm:

None. I hate all of them.

Platformer:

Megaman ZX/ZXA

Racing:

Mario Kart DS

Adventure:

The Legend of Zelda (series)

Puzzle:

Professor Layton (series)

Strategy:

Luminous Arc (series)

Simulation:

Rune Factory (series)

Shooting:

Metroid Prime Hunters

Fighting:

Jump Ultimate Stars

Minigames:

I hate these.

Sports:

Same as above.


That should be it. :|
 

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Turn-Based RPG:

Dragon Ball Z attack of Saiyans (my vote)
Nostalgia (too bad this was released in 2009 - this could have been better in many ways)
Chrono Trigger (simply the best)
Mario & Luigi (I try to hide while playing this to prevent criticisms - basically a child's RPG)
Atelier Annie (Battles isn't it's forte but the rest was the best of it)
Rhapsody (I thought this was good)

Action RPG

Tales of Innocence & Hearts!! (man! those were awesome games - the story was nice too if you can understand hehe)
FFCC: Echoes of time (imo, this was way much better against KH & PS0)
Summon Night Twin age (I can't believe this simple 2d action game is still in my cart for almost 2 years)
THEWY (this is definitely my all-time favorite DS game, this game caused my DSL scratches on the touchscreen and gave me tonsillitis for a few days due to extensive shouting when using that Voice Pin Card) - don't do it on public places though.

Rhythm

Elite Beat Agent - HEEAAALLLPPPP!!!! Wheres Part Two!!!
Osu Tatakae Ouendan 2

Platformer

Castlevania Order of Ecclesia (not in list)
Contra

Adventure

Zelda PH
GTA

Puzzle

Scribblenauts

Strategy

Shin Megami Tensei (I was surprised this was forgotten to be put in list)
Lock's Quest (we need more tower defense games out here)
Advance Wars Series
Knights in Nightmare
Final Fantasy Tactics A2
Luminous Arc series (For fun)
Disgaea (not in list)

Fighting

Bleach series
JUMP ultimate stars
- Fighting games are scarce on the DS and rarely is it good. Whereas the psp is so abundant with it while having less quality RPGs
(looking forward to God Eater and Phantasy Star Portable2 though)
 

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