What Games Do You use to get new gamers hooked to the DS ?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by apb407, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. apb407
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    Well i know some people dont like sharing their DS and thats fine by me but i for one LOVE giving my DS to somebody who hasn't played one or has called it stupid and just seeing the joy they get from the experience. I put on a game show them how to play a bit and then most of the time they end up loving it and getting a DS. This is also a good way to start conversations, or make friends with people.

    So What games do you guys recommend people should use to get new gamers hooked onto the DS ? I personally use

    Mario Kart DS- Everybody
    Cooking Mama- Mostly Girls or little kids
    Brain Age- Older People
    WarioWare- Random people (This one hasn't really worked to well for some reason)
    Master of Illusion- The shuffle games trick is great to start up the DS thing
    New Super Mario Bros- Everybody
    Jump Ultimate Stars- Anime Fans
    Trauma Center- Everybody
    Eyeshield 21 Max Devil Power- Sports Fans

    So what about you guys what do you use or recommend using ?

    BTW i funny little thing. I had a friend who never plays video games except Madden. He wasnt too crazy for alot of games on the list i showed him but he saw me playing EBA and now is in love with it [​IMG]
     


  2. sgand

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    For my wife it was Crosswords DS. She's into puzzle games like that and Luxor.
     
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    i use soma bringer
     
  4. Reaper

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    Cooking mama is fun for all
    It's liek warioware

    And I got hooked with Mario Kart
     
  5. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    Picross DS, best DS/Picross/Picross DS game ever.
     
  6. Dwight

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    Mario Kart and Puzzle Quest.
     
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    ^lol well ya i guess so btw thanks PharaohsVizier with your advice and article from dsdatabase.org i got a Cyclo DS and i love it.
     
  8. da_head

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    that's exactly how i was hooked on the ds. when the phat first came out, imho it looked quite fugly, and the graphics were horrendous compared to the psp. though i was initially attracted by the sleek stylings of the lite, and after seeing my friend playing eba it just blew me away. WEEEE BUTTONS! [​IMG]

    o and what sealed the deal was:
    i was sitting on the bus with the same friend, and he was wearing his ipod headphones. i asked him if i could play his ds, and he said he was using it. confused, he pulled out the ds and *cue the music* he showed me this marvelous little invention, i like to call the r4 [​IMG]
     
  9. X D D X

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    Mario Kart, JUS and Pokemon Diamond worked wonders on my friends.
     
  10. TodayiSawMyHeroF

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    To your right.
    Colors! and Tetris
     
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    LOL, Same, my baby cousin loves colors.
     
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    Phoenix Wright? It worked on my brother XD
     
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    Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten!

    LOL, at least I use it during Japanese class and my friends around me are all like 'LET ME TRY!' and i think I even got a few convincing their parents to buy it for them cos it's 'purely educational' haha
     
  14. Rizal

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    i use brain age on my sister and brother and it works really WELL,LOL
     
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    it all depends on the persons age/sex so for a young girl nintendogs or cooking mama(or any of the imagination series games), a young boy new super mario bros. animal crossing for teen girls, for adults any of the brain training big brain academy games or professor layton
     
  16. Rod

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    Holy cow, no Elite Beat Agents/Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan mention yet? Damn, I've had two cousins and three or four friends buying a DS after playing the game!

    (actually, I bought a DS for the exact same reason as them)
     
  17. Canonbeat234

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    Hmmm, I will either use Sonic or Mario since they are iconic. Please mention that you can go on wifi with the handheld.
     
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    I use Mario Kart
    Trauma Center

    For the OP, I try using Nintendogs, Great use of the stylus and Mic,
     
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    Mario Kart DS
    Call of Duty DS
    Tetris DS
    TLoZ Phantom Hourglass
     
  20. Vulpes Abnocto

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    I've hooked three adult gamers (35+ yrs) with Nanostray 1, Touch the Dead (Dead n' Furious), and Zombie BBQ.