As our celebration of the Nintendo DS’ 10th birthday draws to a close, the Nintendo Everything staff got together to discuss the games we thought defined the console for us. You’ve probably noticed all the DS-centric listicles we’ve been posting over the last few weeks, but these were all user-voted so we didn’t exactly have much control over the games that made the list. So with that in mind we’re adding in our opinions on everything from the best soundtracks to the most disappointing titles, including a few games that didn’t make the original lists.
Each of the staff members contributing has their own unique gaming tastes and just so you know exactly who to argue with in the comments section, the guys who you’ll be hearing from in this article are:
Site Role: The Leader of the Bunch, You Know Him Well
Site Role: Famicolumnist, Bought Too Many DS Games
Site Role: Buster of Eggs, Veteran of the Review Crew
Site Role: The Radiant Reporter, Amiibo Aficionado
Update: Now over, but you can find the full replay below.
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With the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and the 1st and 2nd wave of amiibo, I have started to reflect on how these little NFC “Figure Players” have added an entirely new dynamic to the series that we’ve never had during this franchise’s history. With the addition of the amiibo we’re given an array of new possibilities that add depth and scope to a game that already had quite a bit for a brawler, and even with other companies having already released similar types of “toy” peripherals we are seeing a whole new side to what the future might hold for video games.
This week’s Discussing Everything will be taking place once again tomorrow. However, please note that we’ll be starting a half hour later – 4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT. I’ve been noticing that a bunch more people have been showing up for the second half of the event, so I’ll be curious to see what happens if we begin 30 minutes later than usual. If it doesn’t work out, we’ll return to normal time next week.
Alright, it’s time to wrap up this series of features by counting down the best first party games on the Nintendo DS. Well, first and second party games, really. If it was published by Nintendo, it’s fair game. Anyway, the ten Nintendo-published games you guys voted as the best on the console are as follows (hope you like plumbers and Pokémon)…