Good games to start out with?

#1 Posted by Yoda (55 posts) -

Hey guys im thinking about picking up a DS , and was wondering what would be some good games to get with it..

I already know i would get New Super mario Bros.

If i could get 2 more what would you suggest (i dont like turn based strategy or FF games)

#2 Posted by Rex (82 posts) -

Personally I'd go for Mario Kart DS and Elite Beat Agents. The former has tons of replay value and is just plain fun and the latter is really original, addictive and certainly one of the greatest rhythm games I've played.

#3 Posted by Chaos (95 posts) -

I also agree with Mario Kart DS.  I also suggest any Castlevania DS game.

#4 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl is fun if you like the series.

#5 Posted by Kaido (249 posts) -

Despite the fact it wasn't very critically well received, I'd have to say Sim City DS. Maybe Age of Empires DS.

#6 Posted by AlexIsStillAThreat (19 posts) -

Cooking Mama is surprisingly fun.......seriously also Trauma Center: Under The Knife - Mario Kart DS is a little too repetitive for my tastes but i would suggest one of the ones i just mentioned and Mario Kart DS

#7 Posted by Sabious (31 posts) -

I'd give another vote to Mario Kart DS, I found that it had great longevity. Both the single player and multiplayer are great fun too! Zelda: Phantom Hour class would be a good choice too.

#8 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

I always say Mario Kart and Metroid Prime Hunters.

#9 Posted by Yoda (55 posts) -

ok so..

Mario Kart DS,  New Super Mario Bros.

Other didnt really interest me.. How is "the world ends with you" ?? or anything that uses the stylus in a great way?

#10 Posted by ChaosTony (102 posts) -

Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is pretty awesome.

#11 Posted by Wolverine (4281 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden is supposed to use the stylus well.

#12 Posted by suitteeth (50 posts) -

did they port superman 64 to the ds yet?

#13 Posted by suitteeth (50 posts) -

also animal crossing

#14 Posted by DazbotAthertron (875 posts) -
twenty0ne said:
"Pokemon Diamond/Pearl is fun if you like the series.
I suggest one of these Pokemon games, and Mario Kart DS.
#15 Posted by TheStranger (14 posts) -
Yoda said:
"ok so..

Mario Kart DS,  New Super Mario Bros.

Other didnt really interest me.. How is "the world ends with you" ?? or anything that uses the stylus in a great way?"

World Ends With You is a great game (it's actually my favourite on the system). It's got a lot of customization, so the unique battle system shouldn't ever baffle you, but there is a lot of dialogue throughout the game.

The story seems to be kinda hit and miss with some people, but I enjoyed it.

Other gmaes that you could try that use the stylus a lot are TLoZ-Phantom Hourglass. It's just a continuation of the standard top-down Zelda formula, but a little bit easier and with stylus controls.

If you're a action gamer, I recommend these games:

Castlevnia: Dawn Of Sorrow (sequel to Aria of Sorrow, it's the better DS Metroidvania game between it and Portrait Of Ruin, namely due to the soul system-it's like a demonic Pokemon, almost)

Contra 4 (pretty self-explanatory. Great bosses, crazy levels, and brutal difficulty).
#16 Posted by kratos (208 posts) -

Elite Beat Agents and Contra 4.

#17 Posted by Grape (142 posts) -
AlexIsStillAThreat said:
"Cooking Mama is surprisingly fun.......
NO. Do not trust this man.
#18 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -

Any of the Castlevania games if you can find them.  Trauma Center and Phoenix Wright are two good series as well.

#19 Posted by RabbitKarrot (362 posts) -
Grape said:
"AlexIsStillAThreat said:
"Cooking Mama is surprisingly fun.......
NO. Do not trust this man.
You should really trust that man. Cooking Mama is awesome!
#20 Posted by Shadz (198 posts) -
suitteeth said:
"did they port superman 64 to the ds yet?
Oh god.

Anyway, Contra 4 kicks ass.  There's a new Fire Emblem soon if you're into that.
#21 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

Mario and lugi patners in time.

#22 Posted by JethroVegas (93 posts) -

Pick up a Castlevania title.

#23 Posted by x3ar (236 posts) -


#24 Posted by Soulless (143 posts) -

Trauma Center and Phoenix Wright.

Both my most favorite games on the DS.

#26 Posted by LouisLeGros (24 posts) -

Trauma center, Phoenix Wright, Zelda: PH

#27 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

Final Fantasy IV and Mario Kart.

#28 Posted by Vlademir (1029 posts) -

Elite Beat Agents and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

#29 Posted by Blubba (527 posts) -

Phoenix Wright 1 & 2

#30 Posted by Bettenfutter (31 posts) -
Professor Layton is awesome. 
I've had Mario Kart since it came out and I still play it. 
Playing through Zelda at the mo, its pretty much exactly the same as all the other Zelda games i've played except with stylus controls.
If you're looking for something out of left field, Trace Memory is a great choice
Advance Wars Dual Strike is amazing aswell, better than Days of Ruin IMHO.
I'm playing Speed Racer aswell at the moment, its the only racing game other than Mario Kart that i've played on the ds that is any good, kind of like F-Zero.  (When are nintendo gonna make F-Zero DS?!)
#31 Posted by Sparkcil (118 posts) -
#32 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -
Yoda said:
"ok so..

Mario Kart DS,  New Super Mario Bros.

Other didnt really interest me.. How is "the world ends with you" ?? or anything that uses the stylus in a great way?"

awesome. If you're big on stylus usage get Phantom Hourglass.
Or just wait for Chrono Trigger
#33 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I would get Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and Elite Beat Agents...those are both great games and relatively cheap now. And if you like puzzle games...Professor Layton is an excellent game.

#34 Posted by ZimpanX (420 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden DS
Hotel Dusk: Room 215
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
Elite Beat Agents
Mario Kart DS
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Final Fanatsy IV
Puzzle Quest

#35 Posted by Fantastical (94 posts) -

Ultimate Package for DS:
-Mario Kart DS
-Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
-Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
-Elite Beat Agents

#36 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -
TheBeast said:
Professor Layton and the Curious Village


- Meteos (action puzzle)
- GRiD (racing)
- Hotel Dusk (adventure)

And of course, the ever overlooked jewel, one of the few RTS that actually work, and a fantastic game overall, Anno 1701 DS. If you can find it.

#37 Posted by theshadow027 (150 posts) -

Castlevania (Preferably Dawn Of Sorrow)

and Mario Kart or Pokemon

#38 Posted by Stevokenevo (573 posts) -
#39 Posted by Knives (711 posts) -

Advance Wars Dual Strike is my favorite DS game.

#40 Posted by OfficialJab (151 posts) -

Meteos, if you can find it.

#41 Posted by banned8921 (1246 posts) -

atv quad frenzy.

#42 Posted by Cousken (30 posts) -

I can wholeheartedly recomend 'The World Ends With You', even if you utterly hate Final Fantasy  (same developer). The game is way different from FF; it's full  real time and has the most original use of the touch screen and dual screen that i have seen so far.

I liked Hotel Dusk as well, but that's probably coz i'm a very old gamer and i miss old style adventure games... But the story there is pretty nice. Or should i say nice enough.

#43 Posted by Gmanall (1683 posts) -

Chessmaster:Art of Learning

#44 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
#45 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
Blubba said:
"Phoenix Wright 1 & 2
Only 1 and 2? What was wrong with the third one? That was my favorite of the bunch!
#46 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -

My first DS game was Meteos. I still have that game, and I do play it once in a while.

#47 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

Meteos or Professor Layton

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