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Overall Rating:3.53 based on 19 ratings
ItemImageNintendo DS is a handheld gaming system that provides two screens (including a touch screen), voice recognition, wireless capability, and chat software.

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Eastgsd (4)
I have had my DS for over a year now and just love it. It is small, compact and easy to carry around. The battery charge is very good and also charges rather quickly. The games available are plenty and of various interests and to suit both children and adults.

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fb507257454 (0)
Fun little device, kills boredum, a large library of remade classic favorites, and thats all that matters!

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kamylienne (77)
Got one for my birthday, it's pretty sweet (though expensive still; it's still $140 for the "package deal" that comes with the red DS lite, the somewhat girly-looking carrying case and Brain Age 2, and that's hardly a bargain).

WHO IT'S FOR: With the current selection of games, the main target seems to stray from the current typical audience of the 18-35 single male gamers: while staying true to its younger fan base (with the standard Pokemon releases . . . they're seriously milking the hell out of that franchise for all it's worth), Nintendo has also extended the welcome mat to the older generation and the stereotypical female population (with more puzzle games, and Dogz and Catz and whatever other pet they can tack a "Z" on to to make it plural) . . . and probably also the apparently large population of those with ADD ( . . . rather than epic RPGs, it's got lots and lots of minigames). It was definately a precursor for the Wii console, not only in its interactivity but also its expansion of target audience.

PROS: The two things that Nintendo is very good at: 1) Making the same damn game over and over again and convincing people to buy it, and 2) Taking a profitable franchise and running with it. As with all of their other systems, they've pimped out Metroid and Mario and Pokemon, and this time they've adapted them into the touch-screen environment. But they've also thrown in a few different versions of Suduku, crossword puzzles and color-matching puzzle games (a la Doctor Mario). But, even as I know this is just the same stuff with a different interface, I'm still buying it. Why? I don't know. There's something strangely addictive about making little toy Marios run around with little hammers and bonking the bad guys, I guess. And it's voice-recognition ability is pretty cool, too (even though you'd feel like a complete moron talking to your DS in public).

CONS: Some games are just not cut out for the small screen and touch-screen capabilities. Example: the controls on Zoo Tycoon suck. And the nice, shiny DS does pick up fingerprints like nothing else. Needs lots and lots of cleaning.

GAMES I WANT/HAVE: Brain Age 2 is pretty fun, even if the little doctor guy completely rips on you ("Your Brain Age is 35! Wow, you must be tired!"). Mario vs Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis is strangely addicting, I don't know why. I'm looking forward to getting Final Fantasy III and many of the puzzle games that are out.

GAMES THAT I'LL AVOID: 1) Anything that ends in "Z" unnecessarily: Dogz, Catz, Horsez, Bratz, Babyz . . . . 2) March of the Penguins. I don't know what the game play is about, but if it's anything like the movie, I want to skip that whole game of "sit there on an egg and starve for three freaking months in the snow". 3) Feel The Magic: XY/XX. No offense, as I see that it appears to have a following, but what the hell is this game about? After reading the blurb on Nintendo's website on it, at some point you've got to ride a unicycle across a catwalk to win some chick's attention. WTF? I'll pass.

OVERALL: More expensive than it probably should be, but fun nonetheless.

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Jamie McBain (44)
The whole two screen idea, is something that quickly got my nerves. The less said about the pen that came with it, the better.

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MomsandpopscallmeJoe (10)
I got me a Nintendo DS Lite a week ago and I gotta say its pretty sweet. Its the perfect size not too big and not too small. Theres no need to buy batteries cause' it has a charger and you can play the game for a long time without rechargin' your DS.

There are a ton of good Nintendo DS/GBA games out. If you are a newb like me, start off with the basics, get a Pokemon and Mario game.

I was afraid Pokemon was gonna be too kiddy...mayne was I wrong. I got Pokemon FireRed and behind its simple look is a detailed, fun, turn based game. I like it so much I plan on gettin' the new Pokemon game when it comes out in a couple of weeks. Get yourself a DS if ya can.

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EmThree (0)
Awesome system

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SpartanPride (21)
No great games, too fragile, and seriously, Nitendo should stop making Mario games.

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AmishGramish (0)
There haven't been many great games for it for over a year, and there aren't any more games like Feel The Magic that just blow your mind. The only reason to buy the DS now is to get New Super Mario Bros, FFIII, and Feel the Magic.

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dusteater (4)
Don't listen to the haters. Nintendo DS rules! Castlevania: Dawn Of Sorrow, Mario Kart DS, Animal Crossing, Resident Evil Deadly Silence, Sonic Rush, Metroid Prime Hunters, Advance Wars: Duel Strike, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Age of Empires, Mario Basket 3 on 3, Seiken Densetsu DS: Children of Mana, New Super Mario Brothers, Final Fantasy III, Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal, Tetris DS, Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers DS, Super Princess Peach, Lost Magic, and more! Beat that PSP!

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crapspakkle (0)
3 words: Animal Crossing Online

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hihihi i roc u stink (0)
terrible bulky and almost as ugly as u lol plz dont kill me kill wyett instead ok this is why i call this kid a pozer ok listen closely this kid takes his skateboard to school(where it says no skateboarding) he cant do anything (cant do an ollie buts say hecan) he walks home with it and doesnt skate board any where on his way home because he walks through the park and cuts through his yard . wyetts a pozer and i figured out why they named him that why its a lady wy ett

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Kidcartwright (0)
Can you play Gameboy advance games with the Nintendo DS?

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