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
    OP

    Member apb407 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    496
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Newcomer sgand Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    96
    Country:
    United States
    For my wife it was Crosswords DS. She's into puzzle games like that and Luxor.
     
  3. ball2012003

    ball2012003 Newbie

    i use soma bringer
     
  4. Reaper

    Member Reaper Tͩ͒ͥ̈́ͧ̓͑̆̂

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,258
    Country:
    United States
    Cooking mama is fun for all
    It's liek warioware

    And I got hooked with Mario Kart
     
  5. Vague Rant

    Member Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,980
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Country:
    Australia
    Picross DS, best DS/Picross/Picross DS game ever.
     
  6. Dwight

    Member Dwight Gawb. Gawb Bluth.

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,033
    Location:
    Washington State
    Country:
    United States
    Mario Kart and Puzzle Quest.
     
  7. apb407
    OP

    Member apb407 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    496
    Country:
    United States
    ^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

    Member da_head A dying dream..

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,953
    Location:
    Toronto, Canader!
    Country:
    Canada
    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

    Member X D D X GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Messages:
    825
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Country:
    New Zealand
    Mario Kart, JUS and Pokemon Diamond worked wonders on my friends.
     
  10. TodayiSawMyHeroF

    Member TodayiSawMyHeroF GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    143
    Location:
    To your right.
    Country:
    United States
    Colors! and Tetris
     
  11. Exbaddude

    Member Exbaddude The Prince.

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,042
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    LOL, Same, my baby cousin loves colors.
     
  12. sergeant_maya

    Newcomer sergeant_maya Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    25
    Country:
    India
    Phoenix Wright? It worked on my brother XD
     
  13. xoinx

    Member xoinx GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    175
    Country:
    Singapore
    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

    Newcomer Rizal Newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Country:
    Indonesia
    i use brain age on my sister and brother and it works really WELL,LOL
     
  15. emmas

    Newcomer emmas Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10
    Country:
    United States
    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

    Member Rod GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    339
    Country:
    Brazil
    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

    Member Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    2,278
    Country:
    Japan
    Hmmm, I will either use Sonic or Mario since they are iconic. Please mention that you can go on wifi with the handheld.
     
  18. Sstew

    Member Sstew GBAtemp's Grim Reaper.

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,463
    Location:
    Florida
    Country:
    United States
    I use Mario Kart
    Trauma Center

    For the OP, I try using Nintendogs, Great use of the stylus and Mic,
     
  19. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    Mario Kart DS
    Call of Duty DS
    Tetris DS
    TLoZ Phantom Hourglass
     
  20. Vulpes Abnocto

    Former Staff Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,601
    Country:
    United States
    I've hooked three adult gamers (35+ yrs) with Nanostray 1, Touch the Dead (Dead n' Furious), and Zombie BBQ.
     

Share This Page