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I've been in the mood for some lately so I want to know what I've missed out on. More like Giana Sisters.

What are your favorites? I really enjoyed Giana Sisters DS, NSMB (despite it's difficulty, it was still a solid platformer), Kirby Super Star (already beat it 100 times on my actual SNES cart, but it was still a fun run through), Spiderman: Web of Shadows or whatever it's called.

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- Castlevania series (any of the 3)
- Sonic Rush and Adventure (hit or miss, some love, some hate)
- Megaman ZX/Advent
- Super Princess Peach (ignore the pinky girlness and play it)
- Yoshi's Island DS
- Crash of the Titans (3D, short but fun)
- Mario 64 DS (I liked this one, others have mixed feelings)
- Donkey Kong Jungle Climber
 

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I'm playing Assassin's Creed II and it's quite good. One part action, one part stealth, one part acrobatic platforming.

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- Castlevania series (any of the 3): I've never been a big Castlevania guy, but these are still fun. They don't really fetch my attention for long and I usually end up deleting them from my cart, but I can see why people like them.
- Sonic Rush and Adventure (hit or miss, some love, some hate): Sonic Rush was excellent. Sonic Rush Adventure was terrible
- Megaman ZX/Advent: Never really cared. I gave Advent a try once and never really got past the first level.
- Super Princess Peach (ignore the pinky girlness and play it): I'll give it a try eventually
- Yoshi's Island DS: I liked it
- Crash of the Titans (3D, short but fun): I MISS YOU CRASH BANDICOOT! Probably the most original Crash game in recent memory, even with bad combat
- Mario 64 DS (I liked this one, others have mixed feelings): I'll go with you. I liked it a lot. I felt the D-Pad was better than the analog stick, ironically
- Donkey Kong Jungle Climber: Never tried it.
 

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Castlevania Series
SM64
DK Jungle Climber
Sonic Rush
Yoshi's Island DS
Legendary Starfy
Super Princess Peach
 

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It's already been mention, but I'll +1 Legendary Starfy. It starts out really easy and never gets too challenging, really, but it's got tons of charm.
 

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I had a huge craving for platforming games the other week and i still think kirby games are the best platforming games for DS but ill write down some others iv enjoyed

Kirby superstar Ultra / Kirby squeak squad
Sonic Rush/ Sonic Rush Adventure
Megaman zx advent
 

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I don't have a favorite, but there are some that come dang close to fave, which are:

1. Maestro! Jump in Music - Technically it's a Rhythm/Platformer that hasn't been released yet, but I saw the trailers and the music for the game is good... It's more of a rhythm than a platformer, technically, since you're only swiping strings on the screen, but it really is a platformer... And a good one at that.
2. New Super Mario Bros. - Just like old times. Yeah...
3. Super Princess Peach - Not too bad, this game.
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4. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - The best Castlevania game i've ever played, hands down... Since I didn't get the chance to play the old NES or GBA versions. There was that ONE other DS game that came before this, but it was the sequel to a GBA one so I didn't play it in fear of self-confusion.
5. Kirby Super Star Ultra - Magnificent gameplay, awesome graphics, and the only thing I have a vendetta against are the awkward controls on the ABXY buttons.
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6. Kirby: Canvas Curse - Sweet game. Unique controls. Awesome boss levels. That is all.
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7. Sonic Rush - Hard as hell game, sweet graphics, and good controls. Beats any of those console craps any day.
 

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Don't forget Contra 4. It's hard as hell, but fun.

The Simpsons Game is also fun.
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Then there's Boing! Docomodake DS, lots of fun if you don't mind playing with the stylus.
 

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Inunah said:
I don't have a favorite, but there are some that come dang close to fave, which are:

1. Maestro! Jump in Music - Technically it's a Rhythm/Platformer that hasn't been released yet, but I saw the trailers and the music for the game is good... It's more of a rhythm than a platformer, technically, since you're only swiping strings on the screen, but it really is a platformer... And a good one at that.
2. New Super Mario Bros. - Just like old times. Yeah...
3. Super Princess Peach - Not too bad, this game.
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4. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - The best Castlevania game i've ever played, hands down... Since I didn't get the chance to play the old NES or GBA versions. There was that ONE other DS game that came before this, but it was the sequel to a GBA one so I didn't play it in fear of self-confusion.
5. Kirby Super Star Ultra - Magnificent gameplay, awesome graphics, and the only thing I have a vendetta against are the awkward controls on the ABXY buttons.
biggrin.gif

6. Kirby: Canvas Curse - Sweet game. Unique controls. Awesome boss levels. That is all.
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7. Sonic Rush - Hard as hell game, sweet graphics, and good controls. Beats any of those console craps any day.


Please do yourself a favour and play this game. It is way better than PoR and you won't be confused by the story. Although it is a sequel, the stories are more or less seperate. I played them in reverse order and then played the DS one again after because it was so good.
 

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Since we're counting DK Jungle Climber:

GoGo Cosmic Cops - fun platformer that uses grappling hook mechanics to race through levels.

Chronos Twin - Weird European Only Release where you play present-self and future-self on both screens at the same time. Artwork is VERY Dragonball Z-esque and levels are very Mega Man like. Weird and worth a shot just to see how the mechanic works.

Umihara Kawase Jun Second Edition - A Lot like GoGoCosmic Cops, only all in Japanese. The rom does require a hex edit, there's weird AP. Other than that, the level design is great and the game plays like a modern day Bionic Commando with a main character that's a Japanese schoolgirl

Tak The Great Juju Challenge - It's a licensed game, but done pretty well. It actually plays as a modern day Tombo without the pink hair. You go around the jungle completing missions in a 2D side scroller.

Rayman Ravin' Rabbids - The first game featuring the Rabbids on the DS was a classic platformer. Retro gameplay is charming, the only problem is an ugly and complicated overworld map system.
 

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Henry Hatsworth!

Pretty amazing little game, though the puzzle aspect sometimes gets in the way...(okay, most of the time.)
 

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I cannot believe I missed Henry Hatsworth on my list.

A bit of warning about Ol' Henry, though: the game is diabolical. Every jump and turn in the later levels has to be perfectly times or you will die... a lot... repeatedly.

It turned a game that looked like Mario into Castlevania or Metroid on crack towards the end. Just ultimate platforming challenges.

I can't wait for their next game Project Monster, which appears to mix platforming with Pokemon-style monster raising.
 

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