I've been thinking that most the time when someone always does thsoe 'I want to buy' lists or 'favorites' all you ever really see are the 1st party games, long standing series titles, and primary 3rd party company franchise material. That gets boring, real boring. I figured perhaps we could try and pick up a list here with stuff that's not so blatantly obviously good, but is out there and maybe somewhat ignored. SO leave off the Marios, Castlevanias, Megamans, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, etc stuff and be creative. What games would you recommend to someone wanting to try something fun but maybe different that just never got much love out of the mainstream sites or lists seen on forums? I would recommend: Brothers in Arms DS -- ...because it's a functional and quite fun, even if a bit short, WW2 shooter that has competent environments and controls, and can get difficult playing on the unlocked harder modes. Electroplankton -- ...because it's just an offbeat non-game that lets you mess around with audio and environments where each time whatever you do will be a bit different. Not good for long plays, but for short, or if you like to compose music and record to the PC it's a keeper. Lionel Trains: On Track -- ...because despite the fact the visuals are crap of an early GBA era level, the gameplay is surprisingly fun. The game is Railroad Tycoon Lite on the go basically where you pick a region, build, expand, and pick up new services.