30 DS games not to be missed

You thought the Nintendo DS was finished? Think again, the Japanese manufacturer's portable console is resisting and regaining some popularity among retrogamers. But finding good DS games, especially new ones, is an uphill battle. If you are a nostalgic of this portable console or if you want to introduce it to the youngest ones, discover our selection of the 30 DS games you should not miss.

The best DS arcade games

New Super Mario Bros 1

New Super Mario Bros

23,99 £ on Fnac

Combining 3D graphics and 2D gameplay, this adventure game keeps you on the edge of your seat. Running, jumping, climbing mountains, swimming with sharks, avoiding boulders and escaping a volcanic eruption, Mario and Luigi will have a lot to do to save Princess Peach once again.

Mario Party 2

Mario Party

30,39 £ on Cdiscount

It's a selection of 60 mini-games that you can play alone or with others. Beware, Mario Party will push your limits when it comes to mastering the microphone, stylus and buttons. To overcome certain obstacles, you must put aside rivalries and work together.

Super Mario 64 3

Super Mario 64

31,99 £ on Cdiscount

Super Mario 64 was the biggest surprise of 2005, the year of its release on the Nintendo DS. In this classic game, you will compete with up to 3 friends in wireless mode. Your objective: get the maximum number of stars by cleverly handling one of the game's characters.

The best puzzle games

Professor Layton: Call of the Spectre 4

Professor Layton: Call of the Spectre

64 £ on Cdiscount

In this game, discover the strange circumstances surrounding the first meeting between Professor Layton and his loyal apprentice Luke. Also, shed light on the latest case that has required the professor's attention, and save Misthallery from the strange specter that appears under the sound of a strange flute.

Professor Layton and the Lost Destiny 5

Professor Layton and the Lost Destiny

50,23 £ on Fnac

Put yourself in the shoes of Professor Layton and solve a series of 165 riddles that the inhabitants of London, the city in which you will mysteriously land, will suggest to you. Don't worry, if you can't solve a puzzle, you will be given a clue to continue the adventure.

Professor Layton and the strange village 6

Professor Layton and the strange village

39,99 £ on Cdiscount

This game gathers 130 puzzles that even the smartest will not be able to solve easily. Be warned that the challenge is up to the publishers. To discover the secret of the village he has landed in, Professor Layton must use his wits, but above all his common sense.

Professor Layton and the Pandora's Box 7

Professor Layton and the Pandora's Box

46,39 £ on Cdiscount

In this installment, the enigmatic challenges that await Professor Layton and his apprentice Luke are considerable. Indeed, the two companions will have to solve more than 150 riddles and puzzles that take the form of puzzles, logic tests, charades and mazes that await them in the train and the villages.

Scribblenauts 2 - Maxwell's Riddles 8

Scribblenauts 2 - Maxwell's Riddles

23,99 £ on Fnac

Your hero returns for this exciting adventure of arcana and riddles. As always, words will help you solve puzzles and create objects that will help you solve problems. For this second installment, you have the option of using adjectives.

Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training Program 9

Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training Program

15,99 £ on Cdiscount

Make no mistake, this game is not just for adults. Children will be able to play it as soon as they have confirmed their cerebral age. This game, considered by many to be a cult, continues to stir up passions even though it dates back to 2006. It is a way to stimulate intelligence and rejuvenate the brain.

The best DS adventure games

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Firmament 10

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Firmament

58,55 £ on Fnac

As a fan of RPGs, create your avatar and throw yourself into this fantastic universe where monsters and magical creatures reign supreme. Be aware that this game allows you to change your vocation at any time. If the character of a mage specialized in ranged attacks no longer suits you, change into a bloodthirsty warrior.

The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass 11

The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass

48,80 £ on Cdiscount

It is the direct continuation of the Wind Waker episode. This time again, the player will put himself in the shoes of Link who must face a second player, who controls the enemies who are chasing him. Intuitive, this DS game allows you to draw your maps and improve your boat.

Assassin's Creed Altaïr's Chronicles 12

Assassin's Creed Altaïr's Chronicles

47,20 £ on Cdiscount

A direct prologue to the Assassin's Creed saga, this opus informs the story of Altaïr when he had the mission to discover the chalice with mystical powers. Altaïr will travel through 4 cities in the Middle East during the time of the Crusades. As in the home console versions, Altaïr will be able to perform acrobatic moves and combos.

Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars 13

Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars

24 £ on Cdiscount

Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars gathers more than 20 scripted missions and 40 bonuses. This DS game will not be foreign to you at all if you have already seen the movie or the animated adaptation of the Clone Wars. Faithful to the original story that has been revisited by LEGO, this opus puts you in the shoes of the emblematic characters of this fiction.

Tim Power: Justice in the City 14

Tim Power: Justice in the City

5,60 £ on Cdiscount

Bad guys are committing crimes all over town. Luckily, Tim Power is there to investigate the crime scenes. In this DS game, go after the culprits and take part in thrilling car chases in a car that you can customize to make it even faster.

Bomberman 2 15

Bomberman 2

43,18 £ on Cdiscount

Edited by Hudson Soft, this second part of the game has the same ingredients that made the first part a huge success. It is true that the gameplay of this game remains faithful to the original, but it benefits from many improvements in graphics and equipment.

Sponge Bob Surf & Skate 16

Sponge Bob Surf & Skate

16 £ on Cdiscount

After getting away from Bikini Bottom, Bob and Patrick land on a beach and discover the pleasures of surfing and skating. During this breathtaking road trip, our two friends will face the waves and the obstacles of the skate parks. This new video game will make you live an exciting experience alone or in multiplayer.

The best DS games adapted to the Pokémon universe

Pokémon Ranger: Wisps of Light 17

Pokémon Ranger: Wisps of Light

45,29 £ on Fnac

In this edition, the Pokémon Rangers are called upon to carry out a mission of the utmost importance: to save the Pokémon that have been kidnapped by the evil Poké Nappers. To carry out this mission, use the powers of the wild Pokémon or climb on their backs to get around.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Shadow Explorers 18

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Shadow Explorers

42,40 £ on Cdiscount

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Shadow Explorers is one of the very first DS games based on the world of the famous cartoon. In this game, the player takes on the role of a Pokémon who, along with his friends, goes on a quest to find a lost treasure.

Pokémon Diamond Version 19

Pokémon Diamond Version

33,44 £ on Cdiscount

Thanks to the touch screen and microphone of your Nintendo DS, discover the country of Sinnoh from every angle and compete against other Pokémon trainers. Your goal: catch them all! Note that this umpteenth opus of the game can support up to 7 other players thanks to the wireless connection, for more frenzied games.

The best DS racing games

Burnout Legends 20

Burnout Legends

41,62 £ on Cdiscount

Considered the best racing game of its generation on Nintendo DS, Burnout Legends is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping and your body sweating with its aggressive and devastating gameplay. Do you like to play cat and mouse? Play with a friend for even more fun and destruction.

Racedriver GRID 21

Racedriver GRID

48 £ on Cdiscount

If you like DS racing games, Racedriver GRID promises an intense experience on your handheld. Between championships, street races and drifts, you will be spoilt for choice. Multiplayer fans, rejoice, because 4 virtual drivers can play simultaneously with a single cartridge.

Mario Kart DS 22

Mario Kart DS

28,71 £ on Fnac

The successful Mario Kart series allows up to 8 players to compete simultaneously on more than 30 tracks. Whether in the desert, in an arena or in the swamp, you'll have fun cheating to win. More wacky than ever, the wild races between the characters are full of pleasant surprises!

The best DS role-playing games adapted to the Disney universe

Le Drôle de Noël de Scrooge 23

Le Drôle de Noël de Scrooge

£ on Cdiscount

Toy Story 3 24

Toy Story 3

£ on Cdiscount

Kung-Fu Panda : Guerriers légendaires 25

Kung-Fu Panda : Guerriers légendaires

£ on Cdiscount

Tinkerbell 26


25,26 £ on Cdiscount

In this DS game, Disney offers little girls a unique opportunity to visit fairyland through the screen of a Nintendo DS. As Tinkerbell, they can meet Peter Pan's friends and share adventures with the other fairies of Pixie Hollow.

The best DS simulation games

Animal Crossing Wild World 27

Animal Crossing Wild World

£ on Cdiscount

Les Sims 2 28

Les Sims 2

£ on Cdiscount

Art Academy 29

Art Academy

£ on Fnac

Recettes de cuisine avec Cyril Lignac 30

Recettes de cuisine avec Cyril Lignac

£ on Cdiscount


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