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Old Jul 13, 2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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Which of these 5 DS games to get?

give me a primary and a back up choice...i'm going to pick up my last ds game for a while. i'll be out of town and the summer gaming budget has been spent here are the 5 games in the running:
  • Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
  • Princess Peach
  • Tetris DS
  • Castlevania...if i can find it.
  • Mario 64 DS

here is what i have already:
  • Advanced Wars: DS...love it
  • Brain Age...love it
  • Big Brain Academy...need to spend more time with it
  • Animal Crossing...just picked it up
  • Metroid...need more time with it...good so far
  • Metroid Pinball...like it
  • NSMB...loving it
  • Feel The Magic...loving it
  • Zoo Keeper...wife is loving it
  • Meteos...haven't gotten into it yet
  • Mario Kard DS...loving it
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 04:30 PM   #2
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Castlevania. It's possibly the best 2D platformer I've ever played, and those that know me will understand the power of that. It's incredible.
Though Tetris is a very addictive online game. Had my first 4 player match today and bloody hell... I've been DREAMING about falling blocks and solving Tetris puzzles in my head. I'm doing it now! GAH
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 04:39 PM   #3
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I've been DREAMING about falling blocks and solving Tetris puzzles in my head. I'm doing it now! GAH
Gotta love that Tetris Effect
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 05:12 PM   #4
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I know they aren't on your list but you should give either Trauma Center (best use of the touchscreen besides MPH IMHO) or Phoenix Wright (they have it on Amazon if you are looking for it new but you have to wait until September 16th to get it) a try for a change. Trauma Center is hard but sooo fun.

Oh and don't miss out on Zelda and FFIII when they come out...If you don't have it, the GBA game Zelda Minish Cap is super fun too. I have to get the Super Mario Advance 2,3, & 4 and A Link to the Past too because they are all so good!

If I had to pick one in your list I would pick Partners in Time (you don't have an RPG in there) or Castlevania. Tetris is classic good but it is my least played game and Mario 64 is the same as the old one but if you never played it or want to relive it then it might be good...Princess Peach might be fun but you already have NSMB and it is just another platformer. Here are the DS games I have:

NSMB (great mixture of all things Mario)
Advance Wars Dual Strike (Great TurnBased Strategy but I do like FFT and Shining Force GBA also)
Tetris DS (Old Skool puzzler, unless you are really good you will get stomped online)
Mario Kart DS (Great online racing)
Animal Crossing (Great Simsesqe game)
Metroid Prime Hunters (Great online FPS)
Trauma Center (Amazing use of the touch screen, you perform touchscreen surgeries to the forces of evil!)
Phoenix Wright (Great Text Adventure, think Law & Order Anime style)

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Old Jul 13, 2006, 05:13 PM   #5
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Seems like a toss-up between Mario 64 DS (which is a great game I have it, but if you've played the actual N64 game then a lot of stuff is pretty easy), Tetris, and Castlevania.
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 05:34 PM   #6
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Gotta love that Tetris Effect
Eep! I hope this is healthy.

I even worked out that each piece in Tetris has only 4 bits to it. Silly dreams...
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 06:14 PM   #7
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I'm having the same Tetris dreams. I see Tetris blocks everywhere. The other day I saw a skyline of trees and saw Tetris blocks fitting between them.

I've got a Tetris Marathon going on my DS, it's paused and on sleep mode but still running right now.

Over 3000 lines cleared, 8.5 million points.


Haven't played Castlevania, but I'd say
Tetris DS> Mario & Luigi > Mario 64 > Princess Peach.
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 06:36 PM   #8
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I almost just bought castlevania today or animal crossing.

I wound up giving Lost Magic a try. and so far it is actually pretty cool, i like h ow you cast spells by drawing them with the stylus, that is a really neat trick. ( the better you draw the rune, the stronger the effect lol )

i was about to get castlevania, but it looked too similar to aria of sorrows ( for GBA ) which i already have and play on my DS lite. i will probably get it eventually, but for now, i just dont see a reason to. ( but that's just me )
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 06:56 PM   #9
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My opinions, just for future ref.
  • Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time - You haven't many RPGs; this could go nicely in your collection.
  • Princess Peach - I don't know much about this title, but it certainly looks fun - much to the taste of Yoshi's Touch&Go
  • Tetris DS - A safe choice.
  • Castlevania - This has never interested me, so I'm indifferent.
  • Mario 64 DS - Mario 64 is a quality moment in gaming history. You need to have this game
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 08:15 PM   #10
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i was about to get castlevania, but it looked too similar to aria of sorrows ( for GBA ) which i already have and play on my DS lite. i will probably get it eventually, but for now, i just dont see a reason to. ( but that's just me )

is that one of the games in the gba double pack? i saw that one today and thought two games in one...not a bad deal. are they any good?
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I'm a mario whore. So I'm not going to vote. Because if it has anything to do with Mario, I probably own it.
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 08:32 PM   #12
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Castlevania...great game.


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Old Jul 13, 2006, 08:43 PM   #13
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is that one of the games in the gba double pack? i saw that one today and thought two games in one...not a bad deal. are they any good?

i had heard that they were offering it as a double pack now, but i bought it way back when it was just Aria of Sorrows still an immensely fun game, but its just too similar on DS so i will still play my GBA version
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 08:51 PM   #14
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i had heard that they were offering it as a double pack now, but i bought it way back when it was just Aria of Sorrows still an immensely fun game, but its just too similar on DS so i will still play my GBA version
It's similar because it's the sequel. I also find it much harder than the GBA version, and with waaay better summons. Most of the weapons are still there but are now clearly grouped together. The weapon update system is a big improvement too. It's no port or anything like that

and the muuuusic!

http://satansam.co.uk/music/pitchblack.mp3
http://satansam.co.uk/music/pinnacle.mp3 (the bit at 1:20 has me. that lovely, lovely melody)

still though. the Sorrow games are the best games I've played for a decade.
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 09:05 PM   #15
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wow that does sound good! ( im listening to it right now on my new sennheiser HD555s ) kinda reminds me of malice mizer haha

i'll probably wind up getting it anyways as my next game because i loved aria of sorrows so much
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Haven't played Castlevania, but I'd say
Tetris DS> Mario & Luigi > Mario 64 > Princess Peach.
Agree with this. that's why i'm thinking of getting Tetris DS! What mode is the most fun to play?
Have you played Mario vs Luigi in NSMB?
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Have you played Mario vs Luigi in NSMB?
yes and it is pretty fun... unless no one is winning then it kinda drags on...

so its fun in about 10 minute bursts! ( and by fun i mean lots )
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 09:52 PM   #18
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Gotta love that Tetris Effect
"It has been known for players of first-person shooter games to briefly panic upon noticing the lack of a crosshair in the center of their real-world field of vision. Some players of Dance Dance Revolution also report seeing arrows moving upwards when closing their eyes after intense play."
HAHAHA that is the funniest thing I have read in a while, anyone ever played Sims (1 or 2) has probably had dreams in simmish or once caught themselves about to say "Dag-dag" to someone.

Tetris gets my vote there is nothing like sharing the addiction for games with friends -thank you wifi
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Agree with this. that's why i'm thinking of getting Tetris DS! What mode is the most fun to play?
Have you played Mario vs Luigi in NSMB?
I haven't played that specific one but I have played the minigames on multiplayer. And it's probably the most fun multiplayer experience yet, and it was only a 2 player! It's really good.
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Old Jul 14, 2006, 11:12 AM   #20
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Quick Tetris Question

is there a non wifi 2 player tetris mode? this would be for the wife and i to compete on one ds.

what games have this type capability?
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is there a non wifi 2 player tetris mode? this would be for the wife and i to compete on one ds.

what games have this type capability?
Most games don't let you compete on one DS. You'd be cramped over one system when you think about it. You'll need 2 DS's for multiplayer.

The only came I can think of is Ping Pong on WarioWare, a simple minigame where you have one player on each side of the DS, each player with one shoulder button that swings the paddle.
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can i play tetris multiplayer with anyone at all? or is it that friend code thing yet again?
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is Animal Crossing or Tetris better? I've sort of made up my mind to get Mario Kart and Metroid Prime: Hunters. I'm also thinking of SNMB but i can only get three. Might be leaving out SNMB since I'll be getting Mario Kart anyway...
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give me a primary and a back up choice...
  • Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time
  • Princess Peach
  • Tetris DS
  • Castlevania...if i can find it.
  • Mario 64 DS
I'd go with Mario & Luigi first, then Castlevania. Mario 64 isn't worth the replay if you've already been through it and you basically know what to expect from Tetris. Peach gets hounded for being too easy.
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Princess Peach all the way.

I am going out to get that game today.
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