These games are great for the Nintendo DS owner looking for a little something to spice up the wait for the American launch of the DSi, which sadly won’t be until sometime 2009. Most likely mid-year or later! Anyway, here are some awesome games, listed in no particular order, to add to your email for St. Nick, or get for a loved one.
- Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ
Yeah, that’s really the name of this game. And while reviews mostly tag the game as mediocre, there’s no arguing that this is the single greatest concept in the history of the entire Earth. Developer EnjoyUP took some of the most popular fairy tale characters around and transformed them into totally awesome zombies that want some brains to munch on. It’s up to you, Little Red Riding Hood herself, to put a bullet in these bastards’ heads one reanimated corpse after another. Awesome? Yes.
(Sourced: 1up.com/Review: 1up’s Review/img via)
- Korg DS-10 Synthesizer
Alright, so this one really isn’t a game at all. But it is, in my defense, totally awesome. It’s a full featured synthesizer right in the palm of your hand, complete with touch screen havoc pad and everything! Think the music making mode for the GameBoy Camera, only 100x better. This’ll make the perfect gift for the techno rat who wants to take his rave on the go!
(Sourced: 1up.com/Review: 1up’s Review)
- Guitar Hero: On Tour
Well duh. Everyone loves Guitar Hero, and lots of people have a DS. The perfect gift for those who love to rock out with their pockets inside out. An awesome set list, sweet touch screen controls, and an innovative pack-in peripheral that mimics the feel of the actual Guitar Hero controller for consoles. It’s not the best Guitar Hero game, but it’s one of the best handheld rhythm-action games out there.
(Review: World 1-1’s Review/img via)
N+ on the Nintendo DS is basically the free downloadable game with tons of extras including an awesome level editor. This would make a good gift for someone trying to stop shooting up heroine, because it’s almost just as addictive and would make a nice substitute. N+ is also a good game for people who love ninjas and puzzles. It’s also a good game for just about anyone. A perfect game for the DS, indeed.
(Sourced IGN/Review: CNET’s Review)
- Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger is often hailed as the single greatest JRPG of all time and Square’s best work, even over Final Fantasy VII. The problem is that not many people of today’s generation have gotten to play it. Well lucky for everyone who’s never touched this game, Square Enix just rereleased this work of perfection on the Nintendo DS. This is definitely a must-buy for anyone who’s ever enjoyed an RPG, so go get it.
(Review: IGN’s Review/img via)
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