First game for 5 year old

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  1. dengar
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    I hope this doesnt come across as a typical "what game for a kid" question, but Im getting my 5 year old son a DSI for this B-day and Im looking for a good simple first game just so he can get used to the DSI (how to hold it, take care of it, controls, stylus, etc). Thanks in advance.
     


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    Well.. That's a tough one. But i'd reccomend anything from the Mario series. They are the simplest games i've played for NDS.

    Also, for getting used to most of the DS features, give him Cooking Mama. It may sound, and is silly. But it utilizes all of the DS's features.
     
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    You can try either of the Legend of Zelda games on DS.
     
  5. Slyakin

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    That's kinda hard... A 5 year old won't really understand games very well, but I guess some might work. Try Mario.
     
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    Hell no that will be too hard for him. I had some trouble even with that game.
     
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    LoZ was hella easy. (Like your mom)
     
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    New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario 64 (the D-Pad sucks), Nintendogs, LoZ,...

    Nintendo has so many sagas for everyone.
     
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    Mario or Pokémon.
     
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    Pokemon.
     
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    They aren't that hard..
    Just in case it does turn out to be too hard for him though, you can give him Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime.
     
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    DQH:RS might look cutesy, but is actually a very complicated game. Best to give that if the kid's already a little older.
     
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    Anything pokemon. : )
     
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    Yeah, either Pokemon or something like Cooking Mama, Nintendogs... those are great for younger kids, depending on what type of game they like.

    Also, I'm pretty sure something like Legend of Zelda or Dragon Quest Slime will be too hard for a kid that age? :/

    Oh and Mario Kart as well, shouldnt be too hard [​IMG]
     
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    Well, here's a list of DS games I thought were simple enough for little kids:

    -Cooking Mama
    -Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends
    -Cooking Mama 3: Shop and Chop
    -Nintendogs
    -Animal Crossing: Wild World (Requires reading skills)
    -Rhythm Heaven
    -Warioware Touched!
    -Rayman Raving Rabbids 2
    -Mario Kart DS
    -Peggle DS
    -Drawn to Life
    -Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero
    -Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
    -Kirby Canvas Curse
    -Pokemon Dash
    -Pokemon Trozei
    -Space Invaders Extreme 2
    -New Super Mario Bros.
    -Super Mario 64 DS
    -Lunar Knights
    -Electroplankton
    -Jam Sessions 2
    -Ultimate Band
    -Master of Illusion
    -MySims
    -Mario Party DS
    -Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing
    -Sonic Classic Collection

    DSiWare too:

    -Warioware: Snapped!
    -Birds and Beans
    -Photo Dojo
    -Paper Airplane Chase
    -Master of Illusion Express
    -Guitar Rock Tour
    -Game and Watch
    -Flipnote Studio (Wikipedia says it's preinstalled on newly bought systems nowadays)
    -MySims Camera

    And if you have a flash cart, maybe you'll probably want to try these homebrew games:

    -Ribbon (If you can't find it, i'll upload it somewhere and PM you the link)
    -NES DS (For NES emulation on the DS)
    -Lameboy (For GBC and GB emulation on the DS)
    -Knytt Stories DS (Setup is slightly complicated, I can walk you through it)
     
  17. Njrg

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    LULZ@DSi Ware.
     
  18. arecus2000

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    I would best prefer the Mario Series.
     
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    I'll probably be the only one to say this but I think you should hold back on the DSi for awhile. I think your better off introducing videogames via the PC for your child rather than on a console (software could range from old dos programs to current educational software) . Letting your child hold responsibility for an object that costs over $150 seems a bit silly. Unless your child is under direct supervision when using the handheld, it's most likely that it will become damaged or lost.

    That being said, I feel that the DS is a bit overwhelming for a 5 year old. Im sure others will disagree but use your best judgement and I'm sure everything will work out fine.
     
  20. monkat

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    This. Go with a (S)NES. Those things are tanks. Let your child work their way up xD!

    That said, if you are hellbent on a DS, go with Animal Crossing. Kids love video games that they can beat, and...walking around is all you do in it, so it's kind of difficult NOT to win.