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Experts Tell Us the Best DS Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best DS Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

This product was recommended by Lucas Travis from Inboard Skate

Dual Strike is a strategy game, mostly a mix of the usua rock paper scissor chaos combat with the brutal backdrop of an on-going war making it more than your average game. It often forces the two to battle simultaneously on the battlefield, and take back to back turns to devastate your enemy. I can actually play Dual Strike battle all day without feeling even an inch of boredom. It is a potentially friendship ruining one, but is definitely one of the most enjoyable games you can play with a friend too.

New Super Mario Bros

This product was recommended by Steve Johnson from Boot Mood Foot

Nothing can beat this classic family-friendly game, after all, Mario and games go hand in hand and this New Super Mario Bros is among the best. PERIOD! The game represents a new generation of Mario that stays true to the classic games, yet makes it a little more modern. You find both familiar enemies and new ones, and you can even link wirelessly with your friends to play as Mario and Luigi in a multiplayer mode. If any game proves that Mario is still relevant, it’s this one.

Mario Kart 7

This product was recommended by Petar Petrov from DiamondLobby

Mario Kart 7 is a fun animated racing-style video game for Nintendo DS, which allows players to compete against each other, be it locally or over the internet. Before you jump on to dominate your opponents and show them your skills, you can fully customize your vehicle and its accessories to give yourself a competitive advantage over your opponents depending on the racing track that you will be competing on. One of the best aspects of Mario Kart 7 is your complete freedom to choose and race with your favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom. You can even use your Mii character. Whether you are 15 or 52, Mario Kart 7 is guaranteed to bring you a whole new level of fun.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

This product was recommended by Mark Stephenson from How to Shoe

Now one of the greatest games of all time can go on ageless. Ganondorf is a great villian, Shiek is cool, the items are all very unique, even if some are more useful then others, the dungeons are all top notch, even the water temple is fun albeit tedious. The combat is great, and enemies like Stalfos and Iron Knuckles feel great, one on one, warrior vs warrior. The bosses are awesome, Epona feels fantastic to control, it introduces the Gerudo, the Gorons, the friendly Zora, and the Golden Goddesses. The time travel mechanic is brilliant, and playing songs to perform different tasks is cool and original. The mask quest is good fun, and lastly, the story and music are among the best in the series. 100% recommend!

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Written by Zak Parker

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