The 26 Best DS Games of All Time

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Back on November 21, 2004, Nintendo released one of its most heralded handheld consoles in the form of a true successor to the double-screen Game & Watch. The Nintendo DS (that "DS" stands for "Dual Screen," if you didn't know) hit the scene with two LCD screens, with the bottom one built to be a touchscreen. And for those who had one in their possession, the DS commanded their attention due to a variety of great games that took full advantage of its two-screen layout. Along with Mario, Link, and the rest of the Nintendo mascot gang came a host of third-party games that expanded the DS's software library quite nicely. We're feeling really nostalgic right now, which is why we decided to show all the love in the world to the 26 best DS games ever made.

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Best DS Games


1. ‘Super Mario 64 DS’

Buy Now, $46.56

2. ‘Mario Kart DS’

Buy Now, $36.49

3. ‘New Super Mario Bros.’

Buy Now, $39.99

4. ‘Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story’

Buy Now, $42.95

5. ‘The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass’

Buy Now, $54.95

6. ‘The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks’

Buy Now, $79.99

7. ‘Advance Wars: Dual Strike’

Buy Now, $74.92

8. ‘Pokémon Black and White’

Buy Now, $149

9. ‘Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver’

Buy Now, Price Varies

10. ‘Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars’

Buy Now, $99.97

11. ‘Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow’

Buy Now, $74.90

12. ‘Kirby: Canvas Curse’

Buy Now, $86.42

13. ‘Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time’

Buy Now, $99.99

14. ‘Pokémon Conquest’

Buy Now, Price Varies

15. ‘The World Ends with You’

Buy Now, $124.99

16. ‘Tetris DS’

Buy Now, $48.45

17. ‘Animal Crossing: Wild World’

Buy Now, $25.99

18. ‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney’

Buy Now, Price Varies

19. ‘Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies’

Buy Now, $183.94

20. ‘Hotel Dusk: Room 215’

Buy Now, $99.99

21. ‘Elite Beat Agents’

Buy Now, Price Varies

22. ‘Professor Layton and the Unwound Future’

Buy Now, $59.92

23. ‘Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective’

Buy Now, $209.90

24. ‘Bangai-O Spirits’

Buy Now, $66.58

25. ‘Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise’

Buy Now, $59.99

26. ‘Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes’

Buy Now, $54.16

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