Factoring in innovation, fun, graphics, and more; we've compiled our top 10 Nintendo DS games of all-time. We you can't please everyone all the time (especially since we're fanboys ourselves), so let us know what you think.
10. Super Mario 64 DS
Super Mario 64 DS was a must-have launch title. While it had a couple issues keeping it from being a definitive killer-app for the system, it's as close as any of us could have hoped for, and certainly close enough to the original Super Mario 64 to warrant a spot on this list. If you've never played the original, you must own this game. If you have played the original, you must own this game. If you own a DS, you must own this game.
This innovative, action shooter uses the DSi camera to turn your surroundings into the playing environment, and your DSi into a weapon against attacking enemies! The game offers truly unique gameplay and gets totally physical once you start spinning around with your friends watching. It’s probably the simplest game on the list, but the innovation and fun to be had just watching others play puts this one on our list.
Scribblenauts is an example of what can be achieved when you put aside HD, Hollywood effects and cinematic cut scenes to create an innovative gameplay focused title instead. Scribblenauts is one of the best games on the DS and the most imaginative games to be released since LittleBigPlanet on the PS3. It succeeds in mixing platform and puzzle elements into one great gameplay style and this frees the player to experiment with his fantasy in all the 200 stages.
7. Flipnote Studio
The biggest selling point about this title is that it’s free. That alone makes it appealing to anyone with a DSi. Given the right scope and aspiration, anyone can get a considerable effort out of Flipnote Studio, and it is worth a download for even the most creatively challenged of us. Simple and fun combined with free shoots this casual classic straight into the top 10.
6. Castlevania: Dawn Of Sorrow
Dawn of Sorrow has everything that makes the Castlevania series great: excellent platforming, exquisite level and puzzle design, gorgeous 2D graphics, and fantastic sound. The game is extremely rewarding, and would be for anyone – whether they’ve played Aria or Sorrow or not, or even if they have never played a Castlevania title previously. If this one didn’t make the list we’d suck (blood).