Top 10 Nintendo DSi Games 2011
Welcome to the Top 10 Nintendo DSi Games of 2011
Welcome to the Top 10 Nintendo DSi games of 2011! I will be giving you my top 10 DSi games that have been released this year, for boys, girls and adults alike!
This DSi games list will be my own personal opinion on these upcoming games, and entertainment will alsways be something personal to each individual, but hopefully my honest reviews will make it easier to make your own decisions.
Choosing from the hundreds of Nintendo DSi games released in 2011 was not that easy, there have been some fantastic releases made this year, and even more great titles set to be released before Christmas. Fortunately there were a few titles out there that made this list just a little bit easier to compile!
If you are shopping for youngsters you may want to check out my Children's DSi Games hub for some brilliant DSi games for children!
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Don't Have a DSi?
If you are thinking of buying a Nintendo DSi console, then you have plenty of options to choose from. There are currently three Nintendo DS consoles which you can buy, each one has it's own benefits and drawbacks.
This is the original Nintendo DSi console, it doesn't have any special features compared to the other three, but it has a decent battery life and comes in some fantastic colors.
Nintendo DSi XL
The Nintendo DSi XL console is the same as the original DSi except it is two times larger than it's predecessor. The larger screen size is fantastic for games and ebook readers!
The Nintendo 3DS is an innovator, it plays 3DS compatible games in full 3D thanks to some clever use of optical illussions. The good news is, you don't need any glasses to play your Nintendo 3DS games in 3D!
Best DSi Games
10) Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games brings back the fantastic Mario and Sonic Olympics series with some fantastic new graphics, olympic events and more! With both single and multiplayer available, you will be able to Play Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on your original Nintendo DSi, or in 3D on your 3DS!
From Soccer to Swimming, from Rowing to Running, you will be able to compete in some of the best Olympic events in the stunning surroundings of London!
With intuitive controls, intense sound effects and a stunning graphical environment, there is plenty to keep this great DSi game engaging and enoyable.
9) Starfox 64 3D - Best DSi Games
Starfox 64 3D jumped on to this list for two big reasons. Firstly it is a great game. Secondly, the wave of nostalgia that swept over me when I saw the preview for this was, well astronomical.
Starfox 64 3D is a remake of the original Nintendo 64 game which was a huge hit. The remake brings improved graphics, new sounds, and of course a 3DS version for full 3D gaming, and who would NOT want to play this game in 3D?
For those of you who never had a chance to play the original Starfox, you will be taking the role of a pilot who, well, is a fox. Fighting with and against various other animal pilots you must embark upon a quest to defeat a villain, flying your ship through some stunning landscapes as you take chase!
8) Heroes of Ruin
Heroes of Ruin is a fantastic solo or multiplayer RPG game from the makers of Final Fantasy. in Heroes of Ruin you are tasked with curing one of the great lords of a curse, cast by an unkown power. As you adventure in to the lands around you, you are forced to face unimaginable danger on your quest.
What made Heroes of Ruin stand out to me is the ability to join forces with other players. This adds a little extra to the adventure and the roleplaying, a feeling of banding together as you advance.
Another additional bonus is that you can receive daily challenges, adding a little variety for some great rewards!
7) Rio Nintendo DSi Game
Rio takes the big screen to the DS screen to create a fantastic platform game. As you dodge duck and roll the flightless blue macaw through a series of levels. I love just how easy Rio is to pick up and play, yet it can be hard to master, which makes it a surprisingly good game for both kids and adults.
What makes Rio special though is that you have to play this game in time to the music, if you can't master that latin rhythm you may have some big problems as you advance through the levels!
A fun feature of the Rio Nintendo DSi Game is the 'dance off' feature, which definitely gives you a few laughs when playing against friends!
6) Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Professor Layton and the Last Specter is an early prequel to the Professor Layton series. In this fantastic game you must work through a series of puzzles with Professor Layton, Luke and Emmy. As with the rest of the Professor Layton series you can expect a fantastically balanced puzzle game with an adaptive hints system so even the toughest puzzles wont keep you from throwing away the game in frustration.
Currently only a little is known about this upcoming mystery DSi game, but if it is anything like the preceding Profesor Layton games we are in for a real treat!
We can expect to see Professor Layton and the Last Specter in fall 2011.
5) Captain America: Super Soldier
Captain America: Super Soldier bring a fast paced action platformer that requires you to master both the acrobatic prowess and defensive capabilities of Captain America and hsi shield as well as offensive gameplay.
This mix of gameplay turns Captain America: Super Soldier in to much more of a strategic platform game than a shoot-em up, and to me this makes this game far more entertaining and skill intensive than a button bashing game.
On top of the strategic use fo your shield, you can also temporarily take control of the weapons of others, including defensive turrets, now that is fun, and helps grb this game a top spot in my top 10 Nintendo DSi games of 2011
4) Pokémon White & Pokémon Black
Where would a Nintendo Top 10 Best DSi Games list be without Pokémon, Pokemon Black and Pokemon White are two very similar games with only a few minor differences. What they both do is provide endless hours of entertainment, true to the original Pokemon games.
As with other Nintendo Pokemon game sets, the color you choose will change the final legendary pokemon you can catch, and will make a couple of other small differences too.
Pokemon has come a long way since the original red and blue versions, but a decade later we are still seeing some fantastic storylines, and the same addictive gameplay which made the original such an amazing game!
3) Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The hit Transformers movies have taken America by storm, but they don't stop in the movie theater. The fantastic Transforms DSi games provide hours of action packed gameplay, and with Transformers: Dark of the Moon you can create your own custom Transformer to take on thevalliant Autobots or treacherous Decepticons.
As you play through the single player campaign you can earn experience points to level up your character and unlock new skills and abilities which can be used to help defeat your enemies.
There is also a fantastic multiplayer battle mode, which will let you defeat your friends too!
2) Duke Nukem Critical Mass DS
Duke Nukem Critical Mass brings the return of Duke Nukem, this time you will be taken around the world taking on enemies with non stop action gameplay.
Duke Nukem is definitely a fantastic game, it's only real downside is the controls, which many find a little overwhelming for stylus use. For this reason some people may want to hold out for the Duke Nukem Forever release, which promises to be an even better Duke Nukem DSi game!
1) Resident Evil Revelations Best DSi Game
Resident Evil returns with Resident Evil Revelations for the Nintendo DSi console. Resident Evil Revelations promises to be one of the very best first person shooters to be released on the Nintendo DSi console.
With true Resident Evil eerie scenery surrounding you every step of the way, you will find yourself becoming deeply involved in this game which is designed to immerse you in an environment that is to put it simply, spooky.
This game is by far the best DSi Game set to be released in 2011, and one that I am looking forward to with baited breath.
Conclusion to the Best DSi Games of 2011
Hopefully you have found my top 10 Nintendo DSi games of 2011 useful, While I know not everyone will agree with some of my choices, there are some fantastic games in here which wil provide hundreds of hours of entertainment!