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The Best Nintendo DS Games 2015

Updated on January 16, 2015

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The top DS video games of 2015 are all listed right on this page! Find great new games like Sonic Colors, Michael Jackson Experience, Toy Story 3, Kirby Superstar Ultra, Pokémon Ranger, Harry Potter Lego, and more entertaining games for the DS kids will love!

Get great gift ideas, find classic games they're sure to play, and great deals on cheap Nintendo DS games.

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One of the top Sonic games to be released in years, Sonic Colors DS (also available on Wii) features the return of Doctor Robotnik (who else?) aka Dr. Eggman in a 2D platforming adventure across different worlds! Amazing colors and graphics, you'll be impressed by the range of motion, abilities, and speed that Sonic can travel. Returning to the fold are Tails and Knuckles. This has received outstanding reviews from players, and is hailed as a return to the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games (plus some great new 3D and 2D innovations)!

Sonic Colors - Nintendo DS
Sonic Colors - Nintendo DS

The diabolical Dr. Eggman has hatched another plan for world domination! He has built an amazing interstellar amusement park, floating in space around Sonic's home planet, bursting with incredible rides and attractions. However, all is not as it seems as Dr. Eggman has abducted an alien race called Wisps and is harnessing their colorful energy to fuel a sinister plot. However, before Dr. Eggman completes his evil plans, Sonic discovers his mysterious theme park in space. When he arrives, Sonic finds he is also able to use these alien powers and is ready to help! Sonic will need all his speed and skill as he faces this test, but, empowered by the alien energy, a test he will pass with flying colors!

 

Lego DS Games - Nintendo DS Lego Games - from Star Wars to Harry Potter

The Lego world has invaded the DS and come out with some incredibly entertaining and reasonably priced games to choose from! These games have received great reviews, and aren't a huge strain on the wallet. They're a little more kid-friendly than the action you might see in the movies, but no less entertaining. These make great gifts for kids that love to play their own DS!

Remember, all of these games are playable on the new 3DS system!

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem!
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem!

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! is a single player Puzzle game for Nintendo DS and DSi that rekindles the classic struggle between Mario and Donkey Kong in which the fate of a pretty girl hangs in the balance. The third handheld game in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong franchise, Mini-Land Mayhem! features a unique blend of puzzle, platformer and mini-game gameplay in which players use miniature bot versions of Mario and other characters to foil the actions of Donkey Kong. Additional features include: 200 action-puzzle levels with additional levels possibly released by Nintendo, extensive level creation tools as well as local and online connectivity for sharing levels and sampling those of up to 30 friends.

 

Sonic the Hedgehog Classic Collection DS Game - Four classic SEGA titles on one great game!

Sonic Classic Collection
Sonic Classic Collection

Play Sonic, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedghog 3, Sonic & Knuckles! It also features two extra lock-on modes from the originals whereby Knuckles becomes a playable character in both Sonic 2 and 3 to complete the full experience. For the first time the best of classic Sonic comes to the Nintendo DS for a new generation of gamers!

 

Toy Story 3 DS Game - Disney's hit comes to the DS

The lovable characters from Toy Story are back in a brand new adventure for the Nintendo DS! This is the perfect DS game for kids under 10. They'll quickly learn the ropes of this game and become masters as they swing, jump, and soar through 27 levels of gameplay.

Toy Story 3 The Video Game - Nintendo DS
Toy Story 3 The Video Game - Nintendo DS

* Play as Tiana and Ray and master the art of platforming as you swing, jump and soar to new heights

* Explore 27 beautiful levels set in New Orleans and the Bayou

* Go on special quests to find and collect items & ingredients and outsmart enemies along the way

* Cook New Orleans cuisine in multiple activities and discover real recipes

* Perform music with 1-4 players and save tunes in the game's jukebox

 

Kirby Super Star Ultra - The return of Kirby to the DS!

Kirby overload! The pink puffball returns with a massive adventure...times 12! Make it a dozen! With so many games—a total of 12 once you unlock everything—there'll never be a dull moment as you run, float, copy enemies, and use Helpers to fight the likes of King Dedede and Meta Knight. New modes like The Revenge of the King and Meta Knight Ultra await, along with classics like The Great Cave Offensive and Milky Way Wishes.

New Super Mario Bros - Still an all-time Super Mario classic game for the DS!

Nintendo released New Super Mario Bros on the DS system in 2005, but the game still remains one of the most popular games for the handheld system. With new bosses and lots of returning enemies, the game set up the massively successful sequel available on the Wii, New Super Mario Bros Wii. Main antagonists Bowser and Bowser Jr. wreak havoc on the Mushroom Kingdom as Mario and Luigi battle through worlds using new power-ups as well as old standbys (the Fire Flower, of course being one of them).

In 2012, the long awaited follow up, New Super Mario Bros 2, was released.

New Super Mario Bros
New Super Mario Bros

* Old-School Platforming Fun - Jump, bounce and power-up through visually stunning side-scrolling worlds

* New Action - Grab a Mega Mushroom and grow to incredible proportions, or smash through your foes in a blue Koopa shell.

* 2 Distinct Multiplayer Modes - Competitive 2-player multiplayer and mini-game functionality supporting up to 4 players.

* New Moves - Expands Mario's arsenal of moves to include some very powerful advanced techniques. If you want to uncover every secret in the game, you'll have to master them all.

 

Let's Draw - Let's Draw DS game: draw, play, and create!

Let kids unleash their inner creativity with this fun game for the handheld DS! Learn to draw, use it as a digital version of paper and crayons, or bring drawings to life with animation and sound. With fun filled mini games and exciting features, little ones will really love playing this game through and through!

Let's Draw!
Let's Draw!

* Once you've mastered your drawing skills in "Learn to Draw" mode, it's time to unleash the creativity. Draw whatever you like. Once completed, each picture is stored in the Album for you to view later.

* Because Nintendo DS is a portable game machine, kids can enjoy drawing at any time, anywhere without the need for paper and crayons.

* Once a drawing is completed, touch it and bring it to life with animation and sound. Watch the elephant running, the rocket taking off, bird chirping, and more.

* Even a small child who has not yet learned to read can play by simply following the voice instructions throughout the menus and game.

* Play 10 fun-filled mini games such as "Car Racing", "Whack-a-Mole" or "Air Hockey" featuring the very characters you've drawn.

 

Puzzler World - Play Sudoku, Wordsearch, Crossword, Hangman, and more on the DS!

Play classic favorites, brain teasers, and create new profiles for each player! Puzzler World has hundreds of hours of great classic games to enjoy that will not only be brain teasers and will work kids brains, but will also entertain them for hours on end!

Puzzler World - Nintendo DS
Puzzler World - Nintendo DS

* Games Include: Wordsearch, Fitword, Sudoku, Link-a-Pix, Crossword, Silhouette, Spot the Difference, Code word, Hangman, Equate, Jigsaw, Picture Quiz, Chain Letters, Missing Piece.

* Over 1,000 games and over 500 hours of playtime.

* Create up to three profiles to track your performance and monitor your best times.

* The "Stop & Save" feature allows you to continue challenging puzzles the next time you play.

* Play puzzles in two games modes: Quickplay to jump in and play any puzzle; Challenge Mode for unlocking new puzzles and hidden surprises.

 
Michael Jackson The Experience - Nintendo DS
Michael Jackson The Experience - Nintendo DS

Michael Jackson The Experience is a dance and party game for Nintendo DS and DSi that allows players on the small screen to get into the groove and in some small sense, perhaps attain the level of the King of Pop himself. Designed as a complete Michael Jackson gameplay experience, the game features a wealth of unforgettable hits, touchscreen rhythm input of authentic handheld versions of Michael's dance moves using the DS' stylus, and game environments reminiscent of some of Michael Jackson's most popular live performances and music videos.

 

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks - Action adventure game starring Link, star of the Zelda series for Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is an action/adventure game for the Nintendo DS and DSi that sets Link, the iconic hero of the Legend of Zelda series, on a daring new adventure. The game provides players with a new story, more puzzles, a new mode of transportation--by train--and a new companion in combat, the Phantom. Together these offer up new possibilities for problem-solving, adventure and fun to both longtime and new fans of the franchise alike.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Helpful interactive map functionality that players can draw notes on the using the stylus that allows players to quickly mark spots in the game world for later exploration, or to note them as already explored.

* A whole new adventure in the Legend of Zelda series set in the years following the events of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.

* Links new AI ally, The Phantom (from the previous game in the series), whose bulk and immunities to dangerous elements like fire and magma, make him valuable in combat and in subterranean lava-filled levels.

* New propulsion and problem-solving game mechanics through Link's new in-game train which he uses as transport, and must be maneuvered and utilized to deal with obstacles.

* New in-game items and weapons like the Whirlwind, which Link uses to move items and overturn enemies, a whip, useful both in combat and in platforming, as well as his train's cannon, which can shoot bombs into the distance.

 

The Nintendo 3DS Was Released in Mid 2011

and now has amazing games like Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64, Resident Evil: Revelations, and Super Mario Kart 7, all in amazing three dimensional depth! Take a look at the killer games I've highlighted on this page:

The Best Nintendo 3DS Games

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What's Your Favorite DS Game? - Tell us about your all time favorite game for the Nintendo DS handheld video game system!

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    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Great selection of DS games.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks

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      ben-teen 6 years ago

      I love the Nintendo lego games they are heaps fun! Thanks for such a great lens!

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      hossbyh 6 years ago

      Great lens! There is something for everyone here! My personal favorites are both Zelda games, Mario 64, Mario Kart, Dragon Quest XI, Chrono Trigger, and Rhythm Heaven was surprisingly fun.

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      finalfantasyxvi 6 years ago

      great lens!

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      hellowhussain 6 years ago

      coooool

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      willypo 6 years ago

      Professor Layton Series. love it so much :D

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      Kipper25 6 years ago

      Pokémon, Mario, Zelda... all those games are awesome, but I really feel compelled to stick my neck out there and recommend Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. Funny characters, thrilling story, great gameplay. One of my favorites!

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      karitina 6 years ago

      awesome!!!!!!!

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      Mark Falco 6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      My wife bought a DS just for the Zelda games but spends more time on those turn based RPG ones. Personally, I really enjoyed playing the Professor Layton games and I'm currently working through the latest Phoenix Wright game. I like the puzzle and 'thinking' games the best for the DS as I can't seem to get used to the whole stylus thing for action based games.

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      My granddaughters are getting a Ninentendo DSI for their birthdays so I am browsing you list to see what they might like.

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      kingsrookie lm 5 years ago

      I was about to ask where Pokemon was on this but then found it!

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      BestToysReviews 5 years ago

      Mario is still my favorite game :)

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      My one daughter loves her DS and her brother and sister want one so bad. There are so many things you can do with them, they are truly an amazing gaming system.

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, you've got an extensive selection here, like a little paradise for DS games fans. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed Christmas / Holiday season! :)

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      4liberator 5 years ago

      gReat information on the games I just traded in my kids old DS to get him the 3ds - he hasn't even asked where his DS is ;-)

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Too many to choose, can't pick a favourite!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Great selection of games! My daughter and I love Cooking Mama games =)

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      brada7x 5 years ago

      Great lens full of great games for the DS. It was very easy to scan and follow along when reading. Cheers!

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      I will return to this lens when I have a nintendo ds gaming system. I have a psp but this one got my attention. I wanna know the experience in playing this handheld gaming console. Nice collection of ds games. Keep it up! :)

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      shanktoofs123 5 years ago

      This is a pretty cool list of games I wasn't aware some of them existed... LIKED

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      starcraft2guidefornobs 5 years ago

      cool, I'll have to get sesame street for my niece

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      My son loves his Nintendo DS. I recognize several of these games, but I do see a few he might like to add to his collection of games.

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      Mikewrites LM 5 years ago

      Cool lens my favourite DS game has to be either lego batman or pokémon i'm childish that way lol :P

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      Jan 1980 5 years ago

      This is great collection. My favourite games are from donkey kong series.

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      gaser983 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens, nicely done! Thumbs up

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      TwistedWiseman 4 years ago

      Nintendo 3DS xl is on it's way :D

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      mine is mario 3d land and mario kart 7 and wipe out

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      tabithajbaker 4 years ago

      Even though the quality of DS games on the 3DS is slightly lower - I still love them - great lens :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      my cousin's gonna flip when he here's the latest pokémon versions

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      Satha 4 years ago

      I'm definitely going to be getting some of these soon. :D

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      rewindtimegames 4 years ago

      I like the DS because I play new games and GBA titles as well.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I really wish they would make better games for the ds. im really thinking about buying the 3ds because it has way better games.

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      Unchain3dAuthor 4 years ago

      Awesome Lens. I love the DS. The 3DS has been amazing as well. I'm heading over to check out your 3DS lens right now!

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      Unchain3dAuthor 4 years ago

      The 3DS games on your Zujava page rather! Nice selection. My favorite so far is Super Mario 3D Land. Great Work.

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      KarenCookieJar 4 years ago

      I like animal crossing and Scribblenauts

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      HailSam 4 years ago

      I wanna try Let's Draw. Sounds fun!

      My favorite game is HeartGold though. It's very long. But B+W is definitely up there.

      Pokémon Ranger! XD Who DOESN'T want a little buddy along with them!

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      Avery Miller 4 years ago from USA

      Yes, SMB is a great game!!

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      Nice list of games. I want to try so many of them. Thanks for sharing

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      Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Unchain3dAuthor: That's a great game, one of the best in a long time. Thanks!

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      Alex 2 years ago

      Too much support comment giving me the feeling the owner made the comments And so many comment from 2 years ago 3 years ago 4 years ago (Posted by 2015 June 9th) and it says 2015 not 2013 not 2012 not 2011! How did they not see the 2015 Number are these people stupid who is posting comments?

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      Angeewo Amador 2 years ago

      one of my favorites was elite beat agents

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      John 2 years ago

      I like turtles

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