Nintendo DS

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Launch Years:
NA: 2004, EU: 2005, JP: 2004

The Nintendo DS features dual screens, one of which (the lower one) is touch sensitive. There is also a microphone, which is reminiscent of the microphone that is featured on Famicom's player-2 controller. The original DS and DS-lite are both backwards compatible with the Gameboy Advance, with a built-in GBA slot on the front of the console. This slot is also used for some accessories, such as the guitar hero controller. The DSi would remove this slot.

I consider the DSi to be part of the original DS lineage, although it is sort of its own beast. It has very few exclusive game carts, but it does have a digital storefront and different user interface. There is also a built-in camera, as well as the ability to use color in pictochat.

All DS's could utilize pictochat (a local chat program for nearby DS systems) as well as download play, which allowed users to play local multiplayer. Some games, such as Mario Kart DS, even allowed players without a copy of the game to play as long as the host had a copy of the game.

Predecessor: Gameboy Advance

Successor: 3DS

Games (18)

Title Genre CIB?
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Mobilized First Person Shooter Loose Cart
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin Metroidvania Loose Cart
Chrono Trigger JRPG Loose Cart
Diner Dash Waitress Simulator Complete In Box
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter Platformer Complete In Box
Ghostbusters The Video Game Action Adventure Loose Cart
Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades Rhythm Loose Cart w/ Accessory
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Action Adventure Complete In Box
Mario Kart DS Kart Racing Complete In Box
Mario Party DS Party Board Game Loose Cart
Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt FPS Adventure / Demo Cart Loose Cart
Mr Driller Drill Spirits Puzzle Loose Cart
Namco Museum DS Arcade Compilation Complete In Box
New Super Mario Bros Platformer Complete In Box
Personal Trainer: Cooking Cooking Tutorial / Reference Software Complete In Box
Plants vs Zombies Tower Defense Loose Cart
Super Mario 64 DS 3D Collectathon Platformer Complete In Box
Wario Ware D.I.Y. Minigames / Creative Software Complete In Box


Guitar Hero Grip

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