DS game recommendations 2012

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by MengHong, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. MengHong

    MengHong Banned

    Mar 28, 2012
    In the style of Tolgar's epic PSP games recommendations list, I thought it might be useful to have a thread where all of the recommendations are listed on page 1 for future reference. Now, before I get ‘olded’, I’ve collated a load of recommendations from the posts in the several outdated existing threads.

    With plenty of new 3DS owners, there may well be people looking through the piles of shovelware to find the gems in the DS back catalogue, many of which are becoming harder to find, so I hope this thread is useful.

    Let’s stick to stuff that is recommended by more forumites than not, rather than being a list of everything available- I'm certainly happy to debate my initial suggestions! Any objections or futher additions? Add a reason why it should be added (or delisted!) if you can. thanks you !!

    Castlevania- Dawn of Sorrow
    Castlevania- Order of Ecclesia
    Castlevania- Portrait of Ruin
    Legend of Kage 2
    Megaman Zero collection (US import)
    Megaman ZX Advent
    New Super Mario Bros DS
    Sonic Classic collection
    Sonic Colours
    Super Mario 64 DS
    Alice in Wonderland
    Yoshi's Island DS
    Monster Tale
    Kirby Mass Attack
    Thor (more of a 2D scrolling brawler with a good combo system)
    Spiderman: Web of Shadows

    Shoot 'em ups
    Aliens: Infestation
    Bangai o' Spirits
    Contra IV (US import)
    Metal Slug VII (US import)
    Metroid Prime: Hunters
    Nanostray 2
    Space Invaders Extreme
    Space Invaders Extreme 2
    Geometry Wars Galaxies

    Soul Bubbles
    Puzzle Quest
    Puzzle Quest 2
    Puzzle Quest Galactrix
    Tetris DS
    Tetris party
    Mario vs Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
    Mario vs Donkey Kong 3: Mayhem in Miniland
    Might & Magic- Clash of Heroes
    Professor Layton and the curious village
    Professor Layton and the diabolical box
    Professor Layton and the lost future
    Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call
    Trauma Centre
    Trauma Centre 2
    Super Scribblenauts
    42 All-time Classics
    Rabbids go Home

    Physics -based platform puzzlers
    Kirby's Power Paintbrush
    Ivy the Kiwi
    (well, until someone comes up with a better description, anyway.)

    Strategy (includes SRPG)
    Final Fantasy Tactics A2
    Plants vs Zombies
    Panzer Tactics (US import)
    Front Mission (US import)
    Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
    Knights in the Nightmare (US import)
    Civilisation: Revolution
    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
    Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (US import)
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (US import)
    Luminous Arc
    Luminous Arc 2
    Age of Empires: Age of Kings
    Rondo of Swords (US import)
    Laevetein Tactics (US import)

    Chrono Trigger
    Final Fantasy III
    Final Fantasy IV
    Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light
    Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
    Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
    Dragon Quest V : Hand of the Heavenly Bride
    Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
    Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (US import)
    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
    Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
    Nostalgia (US import)
    Radiant Historia (US import)
    Etrian Odyssey
    Etrian Odyssey 2 (US import)
    Etrian Odyssey 3 (US import)
    SMT: Strange Journey
    Infinite Space
    The World Ends With You
    Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
    Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
    Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
    Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
    Pokemon Heart/Gold/SoulSilver
    Pokemon Black/White
    Suikoden Tierkris
    Inazuma Eleven
    Avalon Code

    Ghost Trick
    Legend of Zelda- Phantom Hourglass
    Legend of Zelda- Spirit Tracks
    Broken Sword
    Hotel Dusk
    Last Window
    Phoenix Wright
    Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
    Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
    Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    Apollo Justice
    Lux Pain
    Jake Hunter: Memories of the Past
    Unsolved Crimes
    GTA Chinatown Wars
    Secret Files: Tunguska
    Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
    Shiren the Wanderer
    Retro Game Challenge
    Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
    Lunar Knights

    Rune Factory
    Rune Factory 2
    Rune Factory 3
    Anno 1701

    Super Mario Kart

    Elite Beat Agents
    Rhythm Paradise
    Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (Jap import)
    Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 (Jap import)
    Jam with the Band
    Taiko no Tatsujin DS (Jap import)

    The Namco collection

    Mario Slam Basketball

    Shantae: Risky's Revenge
    3D Space Tank
    Starship Patrol
    Reflect Missile
    Link 'n' Launch
    Some of the Art Style Series - Intersect and PiCOPiCT being the best examples.
    Game & Watch - Mario's Cement Factory!!
    WarioWare: Snapped!
    Photo Dojo
    Tales in a Box
    Cave Story

    DSi aaps
    Inchworm animation
  2. bigboss2011

    bigboss2011 Banned

    Feb 11, 2012
    Hong Kong
    :blink: woo! you guys hold so many valued games , any ones work for the r4i gold 3ds (from www.r4ids.cn)?
  3. Alaude

    Alaude GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 2, 2010
    i'm surprised that i can't find "Jump! Ultimate Stars" in the list :blink:
  4. Vigilante

    Vigilante TempLurker

    Jan 1, 2010
    CyberSpace IQ:OVER 9000
    Basically the best games in the DS' life time.

    Also add:
    Megaman ZX
    Mechanic Master
    Big Bang Mini
    Kirby squeak squad are also some more games.
  5. MengHong

    MengHong Banned

    Mar 28, 2012
    Hi Vigilante, thanks for your recommendation .
  6. qweasd123

    qweasd123 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 13, 2011
    There are two more Taikos:
    Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS - 7-tsu no Shima no Daibouken
    Taiko no Tatsujin DS - Dororon! Yokai Daikessen!!

    Also I'd add:
    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    Kingdom Hearts re:coded
    Inazuma Eleven 2
    Soma Bringer
    Phantasy Star 0
    Lufia - Curse of the Sinistrals
    Tales of Innocence
    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
    Color Cross
    Picross 3D
    Pic Pic
    Sands of Destruction
    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
    Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
    LifeSigns: Surgical Unit
    Glory of Heracles
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