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Top 10 Nintendo DSi Games

Updated on January 3, 2015
Nintendo DSi
Nintendo DSi


The Nintendo DSi and the DSi games have now had time to integrate themselves in to the world's handheld market, and boy have they dominated it. But now that everyone has the DSi console itself I think it is around time we started looking at the software, more importantly, DSi games, that are available for this most amazing device.

*Update* - If you are looking for more recent games check out the Top 10 DSi Games of 2011!

First and for most the Nintendo DSi game machine is not just for DSi games. It does host a wide range of DSi applications, but primarily it is for DS games. The Nintendo DSi does bring in a couple of downside, such as the loss of the rumble pack, but nevertheless the DSi is an amazing gaming machine with some great Nintendo DSi Accessories!

I have also published a hub on the Top Ten Children's DSi Games for those of you with children!

Whether you bought the Nintendo DSi to play DSi games, or use things such as Brain Training applications, you will always have a great experience with the Nintendo DSi and it's fantastic selection of entertaining games and education DS applications.

Buy Nintendo DSi Games in UK

If you are from the UK I apologize, since all these links are for America, you can however buy cheap DSi Games for the UK HERE!

Top Ten Games for Nintendo DSi

The Nintendo DSi has a huge range of available games, not only those that are created for the DSi, but those made for the Nintendo DS as well! This sheer number of games means that finding the best games from the overwhelming number of meagre titles can be next to impossible, fortunately with my top ten DSi games of 2010 you are sure to find at least one or two DSi titles in this list which tickle your fancy!

The games listed on this top ten DSi games list will all work on other DSi Consoles including the DSi XL and older DS consoles!

So here we go, from the platforms to the puzzlers, it's time to give you my top ten Nintendo DSi Games!

Top 10 DSi Game

New Super Mario Bros
New Super Mario Bros

Number 10 - New Super Mario Bros

The latest installment of the classic 2D platform game returns for the Nintendo DSi. The New Super Mario Bros for the DSi easily gets in to my top ten DSi Games, but since it gives nothing more than new maps and a few extra abilities, I haven't elevated it further than 10.

New Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo DSi does however have fantastic playability and easily helps while away a few hours of boredom! Plus look out for new abilities, power ups and adventure! As well as playing a wide variety of new maps on New Super Mario Bros DSi, you will also find yourself having to use a few Nintendo DS features in New Super Mario bros, one of the best DSi Games.

The fact that this fantastic DSi game still maintians all the simple yet addictive gameplay that made this great has helped ensure that even today this simple 2D platform game remains as popular as ever.

Top Ten Nintendo DSi Games

Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
Dr Kawashima's Brain Training

Number 9 - Dr Kawashima's Brain Training

Dr Kawashima brings you a huge range of brain training puzzles for the Nintendo DSi, giving your brain the kind of work out which would make Mr Hawkin break a sweat. Don't worry though, you shouldn't sprain any of the old thinking muscles as the good doctor takes you through a series of mind bending tests to find out what your mental age is.

This may seem like a weird thing to have in my top ten, but I guarantee you will find yourself addicted as you try to prove that your brain is in fact more agile than an eighty five year old senile man!

I personally love this great Brain Training DSi game!

Top Ten Nintendo DSi Games

Big Bang Mini
Big Bang Mini

Number 8 - Big Bang Mini

Big Bang Mini is in the top ten Nintendo DSi games because it struck a cord with my gaming soul. It is quick to learn and easy to pick up and put down, yet to really succeed at the game you have to master it's controls.

This game highlights what handheld consoles really are, pick up and play, switch this on, play for a while ,you will get in to it all in no time on this top Nintendo DSi game! While this game is easy to pick up, it will take you quite some time to truly master the controls of this stunning DSi game.

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Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest V

Number 7 - Dragon Quest V

The fifth in the series of the Dragon Quest games has taken nearly two decades to reach the American shores, but boy was it worth the wait. The complexities of Dragon Quest for outshine Pokémon, although it does lack in other areas. Dragon Quest V has made it in to my top DSi Games of 2010 with it's sheer playability and enjoyability. you cannot help but play Dragon Quest V for the DSi without missing first your lunch then your dinner!

The top notch gameplay of this DSi game mixed with an intriguing storyline make this one of the best DSi games for children, and adults.

Top Nintendo DSi Game 2009

Henry Hatsworth Puzzle
Henry Hatsworth Puzzle

Number 6 - Henry Hatsworth's Puzzle

This may seem a bit cartoonish but this new DSi game easily makes it in to my Top Ten DSi games simply because of its genuinely unique play style. I am not sure how this came about but on top of a 2D platform sword fighting game you also have tetris, at the same time, with some quirks. This strange combination surprisingly works incredibly well, leaving you on your toes and never playing the same game twice.

The unique mix of action and skill games really does help this game become a truly addictive game to anyones Nintendo DSi game collection.  Once you master the art of switching between the two game modes you will have hours upon hours of fun!

So thank you Henry Hatsworth, and welcome to the Top Ten Nintendo DSi Games of 2010!

Top Nintendo DSi Games

Broken Sword DS Shadow of the Templars
Broken Sword DS Shadow of the Templars

Broken Sword, Shadow of the Templars

Broken Sword is the ultimate in point and click puzzle solving games, the intricacy and entertainment is in my opinion unbeatable by any other Nintendo DSi game. For this reason Broken Sword DSi holds a high ranking in my top ten Nintendo DSi games,, and I thin that everybody should give this a shot.

Chances are once you have picked Broken Sword - Shadow of the Templars up you will not be putting it down until you complete it, or collapse from exhaustion! 

This great Broken Sword DS game is a fantastic addition to any DSi game collection.

Top DSi Games

Final Fantasy IV 9
Final Fantasy IV 9

Number 4 - Final Fantasy IV

Mixing the RPG with a Dragon Quest/Pokémon mix of gameplay has left you with a more human, heart wrenching storyline. And that what really gives Final Fantasy IV DS it's real charm, it has a beautiful story line, great graphics and a beautifully easy to use control system.

The ninth inception of the Final fantasy line has left fans stunned with it's amazing playability and re playability. The characters and story lines really draw you in to the game, which was addictive enough to begin with. I have no qualms about giving this awesome game a top spot in my Top Ten DSi Game rankings of 2009!

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Top 10 DSi Games

Grand Theft Auto China Town
Grand Theft Auto China Town

Number 3 - Grand Theft Auto China Town

Blood, Guts and Violence, what more could you ask for in a video game?

Grand Theft Auto Chinatown delivers it all, with stunning graphics, an array of weapons, vehicles and victims. The playability of this classic game GTA has not diminished with it's 3D incantation, and I can safely say this beautifully designed DSi game has a story line and playability which will keep you entertained for weeks on end!

Whether you are completing missions, or just stealing cars and outrunning the cops, this fantastic DSi game has a simpl yet elequent style of gameplay that it is impossible not to love!

Grand Theft Auto China Town is quite simply the best handheld version of this DSi game I have ever played, if you like the series, buy it!

Top Ten DSi Games

Super Mario Cart DSi
Super Mario Cart DSi

Number 2 - Super Mario Kart DS

This classic game first appeared on the SNES in 1992, although most people still recognise it's Nintendo 64 release with full 3D graphics to be the best release.In it's crossover to the Nintendo DSi Super Mario Kart DS has lost none of it's playability and none of it's charm!

This unbelievably addictive game lets you pit your racing skills against the computer or other players, either way you will be in for a wacky hilarious ride around the track with Super Mario Kart for the Nintendo DSi!

In Mario Kart DS you can race as Kong, Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and more as you race to the finish line in this brilliant DSi game. A wide variety of power ups keep things interesting, and with an inbuilt 'catch-up' system you will never get so far ahead that this entertaining DSi game gets boring.

Play this DSi game with your friends or loved ones, play fair or take shortcuts, and use a variety of different powerups to win the race!

The Number One DSi Game

Pokemon Platinum
Pokemon Platinum

Number One DSi Game - Pokémon Platinum

And here we Have it, the Number One Nintendo DSi Game - Pokémon Platinum!

Yes I know it's a rehash of old games, I know its been around since the first Game Boy and I know that putting this as the number one Nintendo DSi Game makes me ever so slightly geekyish. But the true fact of the matter is that Pokémon is one of the greatest and most addictive games to hit the handheld market, and the latest version only goes to improve what started off as a beautifully well made game.

So take your hats off to the number one of our top ten - Pokemon Platinum!

Do You Think I'm Right?

Out of all of the DSi Games in the World I have picked my favorite DS Games, I have picked the ones which I think are the greatest. But tell me, which DS games do you think are the best for your Nintendo DS?

Also, If you are looking for DSi Games in the UK you can buy cheap DSi games here!


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      Paullie 2 years ago

      My son has the DSI xl and he loves to play the Mario game on in.

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      Suzanne Kirkhope 4 years ago from California

      We have a DSI XL and we love Scribblenauts!

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      Trilok 4 years ago

      Kingdom Hearts is nice too

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      ashley 4 years ago

      i love the dsi xl but i dont have one i am getting one soon i cant wait i want the dog game for dsi xl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Ken 4 years ago


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      unknown 4 years ago

      mario cart rocks. its the best

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      Jessica 5 years ago

      mario kart is the best

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      pokemon102 5 years ago

      pokémon is the best i reckon

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a DSI and I like Pokémon Black & White

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      drew 5 years ago

      mario kart ds is a very fantastic game.invent other game like this.and friend search for MARIO PARTY's a very playful game

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      rita 5 years ago

      do they have games for a dsi?

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      Tre 5 years ago

      I have a dsi and I like pokémon games

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      Lolfish 5 years ago


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      Chocobo Choco Candy 5 years ago

      I think warioware:touched!, tamagotchi connetion corner shop 3, and tetris is my top 3 games.

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      angel 5 years ago

      pokemon 4ever

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      future boy! (the man of future) 5 years ago

      i love dsi games especially golden sun , harvest moon and of curse POKEMON GAMES!

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      anon 5 years ago

      i love pokemon i play pokemon diamond on my dsi and its really fun i strongly recommend for you to play it even all pokemon games are recommended from me cause they do a great job at them and they are always fun if you get the chance go for it

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      Sunshine 6 years ago

      I'm getting my dsi in August and i can't wait when i get baptised yes i am 11 and thank god for everything!

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      jack 6 years ago

      pokemon is bad i wish they would make a super smash bros bral for dsi

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      Saima 6 years ago

      Think mario party is the best !!!!!!!!!!

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