My List of Best DS Games...any missing

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Jul 28, 2008
  1. mrbass
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    I maintain a list of best nintendo ds games on my website. Recently updated it after a semi-long hiatus.
    Curious if perhaps I missed any good games that I perhaps overlooked. I know 'best' is just one's
    opinion so some I might have looked at and didn't agree with the general consensus. Some I got
    on this list are just ok but will be replaced once better ones come out. For instance in music genre
    Alvin Chipmunks and Boogie they're just ok.

    Please suggest any games I am missing so I can review em for possible inclusion. It's tough keeping up
    with 2500+ releases. I'm so behind on best Japanese games not sure when I'll be able to catch up with those ones.

    Best Nintendo DS Games - Mario

    0056 - Super Mario 64 DS (0025 JP) - (0022 EUR)
    0168 - Mario Kart DS (0028 JP)
    0216 - Mario and Luigi - Partners in Time - (E rating) (0252 JP) (0297 EUR)

    0434 - New Super Mario Bros (0442 JP) - (0479 EUR)
    0559 - Mario Hoops 3 on 3 (0505 JP) - (0854 EUR)
    0573 - Mario Vs Donkey Kong 2 - March of the Minis (0995) - (0884 EUR)

    1694 - Mario Party DS (1613 JP) - (1704 EUR)
    1969 - Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (1946 JP) - (1997 EUR)

    Best Nintendo DS Games - Everyone Rating - No JP ver.

    0088 - Advance Wars - Dual Strike (0111 EUR)
    0324 - Age of Empires - The Age of Kings - (E rating) - (0665 EUR•) - (0771 SPA)
    0689 - Asphalt Urban GT 2 (0703 EUR)

    0836 - Diddy Kong Racing DS (1012 EUR)
    0847 - Lunar Knights (0963 EUR)
    1462 - Crayola Treasure Adventure

    1612 - Lego Star Wars Complete Saga
    1745 - Geometry Wars Galaxies
    1964 - Advance Wars Days of Ruin

    2108 - Ninja Reflex
    2119 - Nanostray 2
    2173 - Anno 1701

    2176 - Segas Superstars Tennis
    2332 - Lego Indiana Jones
    2359 - Soul Bubbles

    2440 - Sid Meiers Civilization Revolution

    Best Nintendo DS Games - Everyone Rating


    0005 - WarioWare Touched! - (0077 JP) - (0018 EUR)
    0028 - Kirby Canvas Curse - (0035 JP)
    0080 - Nanostray (0295 JP) - (0325 EUR•)

    0142 - Metroid Prime Pinball - (E rating) (0287 JP)
    0177 - Sonic Rush (0263 JP) - (0185 EUR)
    0223 - Animal Crossing - Wild World (0193 JP)

    0262 - Electroplankton (0001 JP) - (0492 EUR)
    0340 - Super Princess Peach (0136 JP) - (0444 EUR)
    0427 - Lost Magic (0275 JP) - (0429 EUR•)

    0560 - Cooking Mama (0362 JP) - (0719 EUR•)
    0540 - Starfox Command (0511 JP) - (0832 EUR)
    0661 - Yoshi's Island DS (0877 JP) - (0716 EUR)

    0732 - Kirby - Squeak Squad (0638 JP)
    0938 - Theme Park (0908 JP) - (1011 EUR)
    1397 - Donkey Kong Jungle Climber (1288 JP) - (1492 EUR)

    1419 - Namco Museum DS (1511 JP)
    1456 - The Legend of Zelda (1158 JP) - (1514 EUR)
    1664 - Cooking Mama 2 (1668 JP) - (2011 EUR)

    1984 - Bomberman Land Touch! 2 (1241 JP)
    2189 - Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (2163 JP)
    2370 - Space Invaders Extreme

    Best Nintendo Games - Sqaure Enix RPGs - Final Fantasy

    0569 - Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (0219 JP)
    0681 - Final Fantasy III (0524 JP) - (1044 EUR)
    0983 - Final Fantasy Fables Chocobo Tales (0758 JP) - (1100 EUR)

    1628 - Dragon Quest Monsters Joker (0784 JP)
    1695 - Final Fantasy XII - Revenant Wings
    2107 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates (1336 JP)

    2252 - The World Ends Without You (1240 JP) - Teen Rating
    2384 - Final Fantasy Tactics A2 - Grimoire of the Rift (1535 JP)
    2495 - Final Fantasy IV (1834 JP)

    Best Nintendo Games - Pokemon


    1015 - Pokemon Diamond (0577 JP)
    1016 - Pokemon Pearl (0576 JP)

    Best Nintendo Games - Teen Rating

    0121 - Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (0094 JP) - (0105 EUR)
    0122 - Trauma Center - Under the Knife (1041 JP) - (0428 EUR)
    0367 - Metroid Prime Hunters (0455 JP) - (0431 EUR)

    0735 - Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin (0676 JP) - (0881 EUR)
    0823 - Hotel Dusk Room 215 (0831 JP) - (1000 EUR)
    1491 - Bleach - The Blade of Fate (0292 JP)

    1567 - Dementium The Ward
    1662 - Contra 4
    2412 - Trauma Center Under the Knife 2

    Ace Attorney Nintendo DS Games

    0127 - Phoenix Ace Attorney (0186 JP) - (0395 EUR) - (0705 EUR•)
    0820 - Phoenix Ace Attorney - Justice For All (0626 JP)
    1551 - Phoenix Wright - Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations (1342 JP)
    2036 - Ace Attorney Apollo Justice (0993 JP) and (0996 - Gyakuten Saiban Encyclopedia JP)

    Best Nintendo DS Games - Music Rythm

    0083 - Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan
    0655 - Elite Beat Agents - (E Rating)
    1081 - Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2

    1746 - Boogie
    1833 - Alvin and the Chipmunks
    2380 - Guitar Hero (requires guitar grip)

    Best Nintendo DS Brain / Puzzle Games

    0034 - Zoo Keeper (0069 JP) - (0050 EUR)
    0060 - Meteos (0016 JP) - (0103 EUR)
    0072 - Puyo Pop Fever (0866 JP)

    0366 - Tetris DS (0417 JP) - (0413 EUR)
    0396 - Brain Age (0067 JP) - (0457 EUR)
    0459 - Big Brain Academy (0073 JP) - (0491 EUR)

    0461 - Magnetica (0337 JP) - (0833 EUR)
    0473 - Break 'Em All (0257 JP)
    0481 - Sudoku Gridmaster (0785 JP) - (0631 EUR)

    0595 - Club House Games (1007 JP) - (0580 EUR) - clubhousegamelist.pdf
    0863 - Meteos Disney Magic (1034 JP) (1121 EUR)
    0929 - Quick Spot (0305 JP)

    0936 - Puzzle Quest - Challenge of the Warlords
    0985 - Cake Mania
    1108 - The New York Times Crosswords

    1111 - Diner Dash - (1042 EUR)
    1129 - Planet Puzzle League (1026 JP)
    1210 - Platinum Sudoku

    1280 - Picross DS (0830 JP)
    1343 - Brain Age 2 (0251 JP)
    1588 - Neves

    1666 - Chessmaster The Art of Learning
    1818 - WordJong
    1826 - PRISM Light the Way

    2002 - Professor Layton and the Curious Village (0857 JP)
    2007 - PicPic Maze Paint, Drawing, Magipic (1035 JP) definitely give Drawing a spin my absolute favorite.
    2248 - Matchstick - Puzzle by DS

    2287 - Crossword DS
    2391 - Cake Mania 2 - Jill's Next Adventure

    Honorable Mention Nintendo DS Games

    2318 - Travel Coach Europe 1 (English, German, French, Italian and Spanish multi-dictionary and common phrases)
    2374 - Cookie Guide - Can't Decide What to Eat (contains 245 recipes from around the world)
    2466 - Metal Slug 7 (can be patched to select English as Region)
     


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    That sure is a nice (and long) list you got there [​IMG]
     
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    Ninja Gaiden DS
     
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    Music Rhythm: Taiko no Tatsujin DS (and Meccha Taiko no Tatsujin DS)
     
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    *Points towards essentials topic*
    Why is MS7 only honorable mention?
     
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    Check the essentials topic stickied on top to get more good games for your list.
    i would also say the phoenix wright games are good.
     
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    Chiming in to say this thread is redundant. The Essentials topic covers this quite nicely.
     
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    also Daigasso Band Brothers and it's sequel? for music rhythm section
     
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    Technically it should be on my Japanese best game list but thought I'd bring it over here to alert those not-in-the-know that it's possible to play it in English.

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    Ninja Gaiden is on my list thanks for the suggestion though

    Music Rhythm: Taiko no Tatsujin DS (and Meccha Taiko no Tatsujin DS)

    I do have that in my Japanese list...so why the 2 Ouendan and not Taiko? Well I play Taiko and love it just don't think non-Japanese speakers can play that game nor Daigasso without basic Japanese reading ability or extreme patience figuring it out. Thus leaving those two in my Japanese section. Thanks for suggestion though.

    As for list being reduntant with Essentials list I do agree with you in some sense, however, I have played and tested each one of these games on my list. So my list isn't a consensus by the masses so much as to it's more of my personal opinion of what should be on the list. It's not nearly as long. I try to cater to the masses not to the gbatemp, etc. member that tests each and every game, etc. Think of my audience aimed towards mom's of little kids who haven't a clue what game would be a good one for their kid. Anyway my intention is to see any glaring oversights of games I might have missed that's all.
     
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    Normally I'd agree there's a lot of these topics, but the categories sure are nice to make searching easier.
     
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    nice list with categorie.

    good continuation for the next update
     
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    You should add Crash of the Titans (very funny and well-made 3d Platformer).
     
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    You forgot one game i think.

    Yoshi touch and go, i think this game makes the best use of the DS's touch screen in my opinion.

    The version i have is japanese
     
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    I like this game too, but i think that he can't add it to the list because there are no lot of people who like it [​IMG]
     
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    To make the music/rythm section legit, you have to add 4 games:

    -Mecha Taiko no Tatsujin (and original)
    -Daigasso Band Brothers DX (and original)

    The rest of the list seems pretty solid.
     
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    Music Rhythm: ....Rhythm Tengoku Gold for sure! Most would agree it's playable without knowledge of japanese, but english version coming out as well anyway.
     
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    Where's the M-rating category? [​IMG]
     
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    There are only like two M rated DS games, and I think Dementium is one of them (which is listed in the T category).
     

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