Nintendo DS: Should i spend da Ca$h?

Discussion in 'Games' started by PCkillerUnited, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. PCkillerUnited macrumors newbie

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    Because i still have 250 Swiss francs sitting around, ive decided to buy a
    NINTENDO DS!!!
    Now my Question is: Is it worth the money?
    how long go the Batterys?
    Plus and Minuses?
    ...
    So many questions.
    Please Answer!
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    Yes. It's a good time saver when I have to go do laundry.
    I think around 8 hours.
    You mean alkalines? It uses a rechargeable batteries.
     
  3. PCkillerUnited thread starter macrumors newbie

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    With plus and minuses i meant wahts good/whats bad :p ;)
    I know it has a "onboard" battery:D

    P.S. Is that you on your Website?
     
  4. 7on macrumors 601

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    bwahaha! whoops ;-) OK, ok, I just have the older model but my major complaint is the touch screen gets marks on it. Pluses are that it's cheap and fun. I just picked up NSMB and it's awesome. Being able to play GBA games is also very very awesome.
     
  5. mark! macrumors 65816

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    The DS lite is meant to have double the battery life of the DS. I'm not sure if it does because I still haven't had to charge mine since the initial charge. ;)
     
  7. JLatte macrumors 6502

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    Yes.
    between 4-15 hours
    It's fun.
    It's fun.
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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  9. PCkillerUnited thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nah im talking about the Original... Lite isnt out in EU yet i think?:confused:
     
  10. Blind Buzzard macrumors member

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    Only one suggestion-

    If you have a significant other in your life, then get two systems! :rolleyes: (We had to go pick up a second system on day 2 of use.)

    Otherwise, all I can simply say is YES it is worth it and totally addicting.

    I have only had my DS Lite throughout the weekend, but I haven't had to charge it yet.

    No minus’ so far. (Except that you don’t get two systems to a box.)
     
  11. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Wait till thursday.

     
  12. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Don't buy a DS until you can compare the DS with the DS Lite. The screens on the old DS seem so dim in comparison it's not even funny!
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Go to Gamestation and you get a free game too. find out whats worth most at CEX and bam, you just got a cheaper DS Lite.
     
  14. Mord macrumors G4

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    the normal DS is utter crap compared to the lite.
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Yea, no wonder it sold so badly.
     
  16. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    He's right you know. I mean the original DS was great, don't get me wrong... but if they had released (for some crazy reason) the DS and the DS Lite at the same time the only people who would buy the DS would be those that thought the "Lite" in the title meant it had fewer features.
     
  17. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I charged mine on friday. Played it for about 5 hours over till now monday and it now just died.
     
  18. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    DS--no.

    DS lite--yes. Without question.

    Buying a DS right now is like buying a PPC eMac if you're going for form/function as opposed to an iMac Core Duo...
     
  19. mark! macrumors 65816

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    i htink it is more along the lines of ibook & macbook
     
  20. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    Or like driving a boat on the road vs. a Ferrari...the former is quite large and tough to travel with.

    Just get one, you won't regret it....a DS lite that is...not the Ferrari...
     
  21. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Multiplayer, online, or single player?
     
  22. 7on macrumors 601

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    but I like my Gangsta DS :(
     

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    I love my original DS :) But the DS lite does put it to shame.
     
  24. mark! macrumors 65816

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    :D

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    not mine.
     
  25. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    DS lite's are great just picked one up in the US, wait till the 23rd before buying (EU).....I have been playing NEW super mario bro's and Brain Training, they are both awesome especially Super Mario.....Its such an amazing piece of hardware as well absolutely beautifully designed and the build quality is phenomenal also...

    ShadoW
     

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