It’s been established that we are fans of Nintendo. Most recently we share our top games for the Nintendo Switch so today we’re sharing our favorite games for the Nintendo DS.
The Nintendo DS is our favorite hand-held gaming device. The whole family can enjoy different games and play anywhere with the Nintendo DS. There are 3 different versions of the Nintendo DS: the Nintendo 2DS XL, the Nintendo 2DS and the Nintendo 3DS XL. Compare systems here.
All Nintendo DS systems include:
- AR Games™
- Face Raiders™
- Mii Maker™
- StreetPass™ Mii Plaza™
- Activity Log
- Nintendo eShop3
- Nintendo 3DS™ Browser3
- Nintendo 3DS™ Camera
- Nintendo 3DS™ Sound
Here are a few of our favorite games for the Nintendo 2DS XL or 3D XL. (All games are rated: E for Everyone)
Explore a hostile alien planet as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in a masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer revitalizes classic gameplay with stunning 3D visuals and a wide range of new content sure to please both new and veteran players.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a side-scrolling Platformer video game for Nintendo 3DS. A sequel to the 2006 Nintendo DS release, New Super Mario Bros., this new game version challenges players to rescue Princess Peach from the latest kidnapping by Bowser, and to collect as masses of Nintendo gold coins while doing so. Of all Mario titles released to date, New Super Mario Bros. 2 contains the the greatest emphasis on gold collection, with over a million coins available throughout the game’s 80+ stages. Additional game features include: wireless co-op multiplayer support, new and returning power-ups and hidden items, and SpotPass automatic download functionality for the wireless sharing of information with friends.
Guide clumsy Luigi through massive ghost-infested mansions on an action-packed hunt for the pieces of the Dark Moon. Armed with the ghost-sucking Poltergust 5000 and other new gadgets, you’ll have to capture ghosts, solve puzzles, and battle monster-sized bosses. Can you and Luigi build up the courage to save the day?
The best part of the Mario Kart 7 game is getting the chance to race with your friends. With classic local and online* play—plus exciting new features that let you join Communities, view leaderboards, and make new friends to race with across the globe— it’s by far the most social Mario Kart experience ever. Put your skills to the test and become a part of the Mario Kart 7 racing Community!
Brought to life in 3D, this beloved, top-down world is the perfect backdrop for a sweeping new tale. Dungeons sink deep below the screen as Link and his attacks pop out, highlighting the nonstop action. The pace is faster than ever, especially since you can swap items on the Nintendo 3DS touch screen. Shoot an arrow, toss a boomerang, bomb a wall, then merge into a painting to slide between two worlds – all in a matter of seconds. With gameplay, visuals, and controls this smooth and consistent, no Zelda adventure has ever been so action-packed.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is a remastered and enhanced version of the Nintendo classic that’s unlike any other Legend of Zelda adventure. In this shadowy tale, a masked Skull Kid drags Link into the world of Termina, where the moon is falling from the sky. Lucky for Termina, Link can reverse time and relive his last 72 hours in limitless ways. Each time, he’ll don any of his 20+ masks, help different citizens, battle different bosses, and ultimately change the fate of a world. This is the definitive version of a dark classic.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D takes the Nintendo 64 classic – one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made – and returns it to the Nintendo 3DS system with the added depth and realism of stunning, glasses free 3D visuals. In this game, Link sets off on a legendary journey through time to stop Ganondorf, the Gerudo King of Thieves who is seeking the Triforce, a holy relic that gives its holder ultimate power. The graphical upgrades and three-dimensional depth breathe new life into the expansive world of Hyrule. An improved and intuitive interface, coupled with the easier navigation offered by playing in a world with 3D visuals, give players better control as they solve puzzles, travel through time and explore this immersive world. Whether you’re a first-time player or a regular visitor to Hyrule, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a new adventure for everyone.
Super Mario 3D Land reinvents everything fans love about Mario gaming with the first platforming environment in true 3D, without the need for special glasses Players will experience an exhilarating new sense of depth, distance and speed while running, jumping and stomping on enemies throughout the levels.
Create. Explore. Survive.
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures.
Only playable on the New Nintendo 3DS series.
Explore randomly‐generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.Create and explore your very own world where the only limit is what you can imagine.Includes five skin packs and two texture packs to customize your gameplay! Use the touch screen to check your map or manage your inventory!
Get ready to play a near-infinite number of side-scrolling 2D Mario courses anytime, anywhere! Earn in-game medals in 100 built-in courses and access recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker game on the Wii U console. Plus, design courses and share them with other players via the StreetPass feature and local wireless! Not all levels created in Super Mario Maker for the Wii U console are compatible with this release. Wireless Internet access required in order to access the Wii U version’s courses. For more info, go to support.nintendo.com. This game does not include an online-upload feature. Game in 2D.