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Top 10 Nintendo DSi Games

Updated on January 3, 2015
Nintendo DSi
Nintendo DSi

Introduction

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.

New Top Ten DSi Games

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!

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

      MARIO KART IS THE BEST YOSHI IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER

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      unknown 5 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 DS.it'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

      WHERE IS ANIMAL CROSSING WILD WORLD&HARVEST MOON?!

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      Chocobo Choco Candy 6 years ago

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

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      angel 6 years ago

      pokemon 4ever

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      future boy! (the man of future) 6 years ago

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

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      anon 6 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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      arlene2001 6 years ago

      I HAVE A DSI AND IT ROCKS AND WHY DONT THEY HAVE SOUL SILVER

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      kYo`eyes 6 years ago

      how about harvestmoon hero of leafvalley? d best game ever^^

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      Kulches333 6 years ago

      u know the games that should in there: super scribblenauts,

      zelda games, bowsers inside story or partners in time

      xD

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      pee 6 years ago

      why hello i have not used this website or bought any DS games but i am sure i will have fun

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      kristina 6 years ago

      both the Zelda Spirit Tracks and the Phantom Hourglass should be on here.

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      tinker bell 6 years ago

      tinker bell should be there.to me it is a top ten game.

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      yoyo 6 years ago

      what about sands of destruction

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      Sage 6 years ago

      I find it hard to believe that you haven't put Zelda in the list. Zelda is a LEGEND. I thought that Zelda would be number one (as usual), but Zelda didn't even made it to the top ten. You don't have enough video game experience.

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      vvv 6 years ago

      soul silver is the best

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      Boodle 6 years ago

      Hi, peeps this is kinda helpful for the new game im gonna buy!

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      thisisoli 6 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Nearly every game made for the DSi is still labelled as a Nintendo DS game because they are designed for backwards compatibility.

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      Richard 6 years ago

      Isn't this supposed to be a list of the top 10 DSi games of 2010? Why are all the games DS games? wouldn't you think if you made a list called "Top 10 Nintendo DSi games of 2010" they would all be DSi only games and games that came out in 2010? EPIC FAIL!! shoulda called it "thisisoli's favorite DS games of all time" or something more in the line of the BS you wrote.

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      dat gaat je niks aan 6 years ago

      you guys forget about the world ends with you its a great game!

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      EPICFAIL-wheeee~!!! 6 years ago

      pokemon: oldest game i ever knew...

      and hooray 4 Giratina!

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      Kat 6 years ago

      Pokemon rocks but what about soul silver? I also love New super Mario bros!! :( :)

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      tommy 6 years ago

      love pokemon games so ur number one is perfect but still im wandering how great black and white is im bout to get them n i heard they r sweet

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      noodles 6 years ago

      i totally agree with platinum i love that game!

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      Jada 6 years ago

      hey wat about Gold Sun Dark Dawn?

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      macy 6 years ago

      pokemon games are the best to me.

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      Paigiepoo 6 years ago

      Animal crossing should be on here :[

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      zelda 6 years ago

      zelda should be on there !!!!!

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      emil 6 years ago

      cool no. 1 choice! am a pokefan!.on my lap top, ive finished leaf green,sapphire and emerald.. ahah next month ill be buying the dsi xl and am gonna have all new pokemon advsenture.. platinum.diamon.pearl and when wil the black and white be released?

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      als 6 years ago

      no the best game of the world is pokemon heart gold

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      adele 6 years ago

      Nitendogs?? that is the best game ever!!!!!

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      Addicted :B 6 years ago

      There should be Animal Crossing to ! and the Flick game ! and Cooking Mama ! and much mooooreee!!! :DD

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      Clau 6 years ago

      POKEMON FTW :)

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      mario 6 years ago

      mario bros the best i have it on wii

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      John 6 years ago

      Scribblenauts is best

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      poo 6 years ago

      super mario bros is the best

      pokemon is rubbish

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      NintendoStar 6 years ago

      what about nintendogs?

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      olwethu  6 years ago

      my nintendo dsi xl is the bom

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      thisisoli 6 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Hey have made some more DSi games lists if you guys want to visit them!

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      Don't Get Manipulated 7 years ago

      Psp is a good system i agree but it has its faults as well

      as the ds came out its gameplay were better i dare say than the psp the only thing the psp has to compete with the ds is that you can take pictures watch movies go online and listen to music but with the dsi that came out this year i think it can do most of that except for the movie part BUT if u get an r4, m3, acecard or any of that u can watch movies the very same.

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Unfortunately there are only a couple of DSi exclusive games out so far, and to be honest they are not really any good. These are games which I feel are great compatible DSi games, and are enhanced by the DSi console.

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      s to the l to the j 7 years ago

      oi jimmy, are they dsi games or not?

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      Jimmy 7 years ago

      Uhmm...none of those games are DSi games, might want to clarify that, here I thought there were more than like 2 DSi exclusive games >.> But otherwise, good list. =/

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      pokemon addick 7 years ago

      wow i cant beleive pokemon was the best you see im adicted to pokemon so its a good choice to put it the best

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      Theodore 7 years ago

      New Super Mario Bros. is much better then Poke'mon platimon verson.

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      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago

      I followed the link to your hub from a comment you had left for another hubber. I love the layout, and even though I'm really not interested in Nintendo but your hub makes me want one! Great job!

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      Monkey 7 years ago

      Scribblenauts is the game I was talking about. is it a good game?

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      Monkey 7 years ago

      I agree that Pokemon Platinum is a very good game, but I've noticed that it is VERY similar to Pokemon Pearl(and Pokemon Silver since I've heard that they are like the same thing...) and that was a little disappointing to me... =[ But, otherwise, it is still a good game even though I've pretty much played it before. =] oh, and I like the games that you listed, but I agree that u should put at least 1 game for girls, even though i hate those stuff and i like pokemon waaay better..... And this isn't on the list, but what's the game where it's like draw the next chapter or something like that and on the back it has a ladder thingy. is that a good game, cuz i'm considering buying it.....

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      yanikel bernal 7 years ago

      when i first buy new super mario bros it was really fun and you have to try it,text me here.

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      Aziz Adil 7 years ago

      guys super mario bros (new) has much better graphics but the person shoulld hav actualyl put a girl game and sould have done a poll!

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      dont waste money 7 years ago

      ds is very worthless compared to psp. so get psp. it is amazing! ds is a good system but the games and their graphics should have been better. thats why you get a psp that can do ten times more than the ds. PSP

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      DSi 7 years ago

      wtf? non of these are my games.. these are all the games that belong to that fag named DS. a true game i can call my own is system flaw, foto showdown, picture perfect hair salon, ect... these are not "DSi" games these are DS!! games!! get it straight! thats like having a list of best wii games and you show off marvel untimate alliance, twilight princess, and resident evil 4 for gamecube it makes no sense

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      xkiller362 7 years ago

      i kinda hate puzzle games but im addicted to pokemon so its a pretty good list (i liked the othern non puzzles 2) but there is another game just a suggestion i liked final fantasy crystal chronicles echoes of time

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      atavia 7 years ago

      wow people say these games are wack but i think there ok my cousin has super mario carts and he lets me play it all the time and grand theft auto china town its ok but it has cursing in it and my mom and dad wouldnt let me play it in or around the house my dad will let me play it when my mom is not home

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      pokemon!!!! 7 years ago

      2: pokemon platinum

      1: pokemon soulsilver

      Soulsilver was the best ever!!!!! I don't blame you, it probably wasn't out when you made the list

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      hotpinkdsi 7 years ago

      welll i only hav 3ds games and non of them r better than the ones u hav listed thisisoli

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      Nickie 7 years ago

      I have the top 2 games, and I honestly like mario cart better than pokemon platinum. I think before you do another one of these, you should have a poll asking EVERYONE which games they like, so less people can complain bout your list. But I must say, I really like your choices!

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      rockinrobin 7 years ago

      I love pokemon! So I totally agree, but the best pokemon game of all time is pokemon pikachu addition. Its just too cute!

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      santi 7 years ago

      no way new super mario bros has the worst graphics, then most of the games are violence, next who likes tetris and what is big bang mini?,mario kart ds is the worst,pokemon is ok but the new ones are pokemon soul silver and pokemon heart gold.

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      kiwi 7 years ago

      yah pokemon games r good but all of ur games r for like, dudes. Even tho ur not a girl u should of at least included one girly game, but im a tom boy and im totally gonna try da final fantasy games

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      derek 7 years ago

      How could you not put kingdom hearts as one of the top 10 some of this games i havent even heard of

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      DSi4dummies 7 years ago

      i got the dsi today and the consule it self is great(picto chat)but the game i got with it was ok(mario in bowsers body game). unless ur 5-9 years of age you might not like this game(im 13)thats all.

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      Amar 7 years ago

      Does anyone know somthing about transformer dsi game is it good game?

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      john170000000000000000000 7 years ago

      i have platinum and yeah its a great game

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      lara 7 years ago

      i have a ds and i just wondered if you could suggest me some stores to get these games from cheap as i am interested in quite a few of them??

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      Tellematrix 7 years ago

      I think they are all awesome games... Good work... COD(Call of Duty) games are also good.

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      ben 7 years ago

      i think grand theft auto is a very good game

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      ds!dsi 7 years ago

      this is the list of games for the ds... not dsi specifically. you should rename that post title.

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Anton, give me your favorite DSi Games and maybe I will make a hub about them too! I am always looking for more of the best DSi games to give you guys more DSi Games lists!

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      anton 7 years ago

      all stupid

      all is wrong and bad taste

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      I think pokemon is a great DSi game, even if it was on the more geekier DSi games on the market.

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      mega 7 years ago

      hey junebug i ran across your comment and did u get ur name from everybody hates chris? XD

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      There are some DSi Games which are DSi Specific, however they are not really very good. Most of the Best DSi games are Nintendo DS Compatible

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      The 11 Year Old. 7 years ago

      Is they any games that are specifically for DSi?

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      JoeyJoeJoeJoe 7 years ago

      "Number 2 - Super Mario Cart DS

      This classic game first appeared on the N64"

      INCORRECT!!!!! The first Mario Cart game appeared on the SUPER NES. Search youtube for "Super Mario Cart SNES" for awesome 16-bit graphics!!

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      pavy415 7 years ago

      there are no dsi games at this time only dsi ware and those are not worth it to get but if you must go ahead lol change the title to ds top 10 games not dsi lol

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      thebeast 7 years ago

      i think i am going to get a dsi with super mario bros.

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      carlas macklin 7 years ago

      i think mariokart is the best freakyn game in earth history

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      steven adams 7 years ago

      im;getting;mariokart;for;my;bday

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      madeline Oscar 7 years ago

      I am planning to buy a Nintendo DS Console. This hub is very useful for me.

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      I have placed a note in saying that these games are workable on all the other DS consoles, which is true, there are some DSi only games set to be released, but none available in western europe/ america to my knowledge.

      As to the original release dates of games, this was written to the best of my knowledge, I was not aware about the pre mario kart game!

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      ?????????? 7 years ago

      all of the comments i have read on this website is about DSI oh it is so great but the truth be known that is old and there is a new one out called the DSI XL it is the newest of the new of cource it is £139.99+ but i tell you it is well worth it.

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Haha Celine, sorry I didn't put a fashion game on up there, this is based on my own personal top ten, and as a bloke I am not much in to fashion or design!

      What fashion games did you like? it's always possible that I could do a seperate hub on them!

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      celine 7 years ago

      pfts watever you dont have 5 of your own ...

      anyways i have one i just brought like one month ago and yea

      its pretty cool i have to say .

      but what i dont get is that people buy a nintendo DS and like i just dont get it why wouldnt you buy a DSi its only like $50.00 more and its got a camera .

      i would have thought that that fasion designing game would

      be there ... i guess not .

      anyways i have said enought for a good comment .

      see you later.

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      Jason 7 years ago

      I received a DSi as a gift this last Christmas. I'm 34 years old. What games would you recommend for an older gamer?

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      Bingo 7 years ago

      super mario is the best. pokemon should be last. zelda should also be on there. 2nd to me. but pokemon is kinda gay.

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      Junebug 7 years ago

      I think Pokemon and Mario Kart DS should be switched. But that's what I think. :) And I totally agree with the two of them being on the list. :D