Nintendo DS


Reviews & hands-on

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Nintendo 3DS XL review

    By 10 July 2012

    When we reviewed the original Nintendo 3DS in March 2011 we thought that the lack of decent launch titles and limited battery life were its two biggest woes. But its believable, glasses-free 3D display - well, for some viewers, but not all - was an interesting...

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    Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo for Nintendo DS pictures and hands-on

    By 16 November 2011

    Moshi Monsters has been a massive success story since Mind Candy unleashed the online social network for kids aged 7 -12. So much so, that it's almost bonkers to think it only launched for real in 2008. There are now over 50 million worldwide users registered...

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    Nintendo 3DS eShop hands-on

    By 9 June 2011

    Nintendo's equivalent of the App Store, its eShop has finally made it to the 3DS in the UK this week, two-and-a-half months after the handheld console was released, and many will be wondering if it was worth the wait. It does offer access to some new...

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    Nintendo Wii U pictures and hands-on

    By 8 June 2011

    Nintendo has now announced its new next-gen console - the Nintendo Wii U - at E3 in LA and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play, behind closed doors after the event.  What do we think, should you be excited, and will it change the way we all game?...

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    The Nintendo DS family photo

    By 17 March 2011

    We've been around for a while here at Pocket-lint, since 2003 in fact, and so, as you can imagine, we've collected quite a bit of stuff over time.  In the case of Nintendo, that's every DS handheld console since it first launched in 2005 - in all it's...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective review

    By 24 January 2011

    With all the hoo-ha this week over the upcoming launch of the Nintendo 3DS, with its launch line-up heavy with remakes, reboots, updates and conversions, it strikes us that the games we'll remember from the DS era aren't the usual big name franchises...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies review

    By 26 July 2010

    It's almost traditional to start a Dragon Quest review by contrasting the enormous popularity of the series in Japan, where it's a phenomenon on the scale of Star Wars or Harry Potter; with its reception over here, where it's never found the mass appeal...

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    First Look: Nintendo 3DS review

    By 16 June 2010

    With the smartphone not just nipping at your heels but biting at them hard, how do you stay one step ahead? Nintendo believes the answer is creating a handheld games console that offers 3D viewing without the need for glasses, but does it deliver the...

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    Nintendo DSi XL games console review

    By 5 March 2010

    If you've ever felt that the Nintendo DSi is too small then good news: Nintendo has released the Nintendo DSi XL, a larger version to quench your gaming thirst. But is it worth the bother? We got playing to find out. Think Arnold Schwarzenegger and...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    LEGO Battles - Nintendo DS review

    By 3 July 2009

    The basic premise here is pretty close to Command and Conquer. You take control of your LEGO characters to command them in various tasks around the game map. The map is fogged, and a few clear aims are given so you know what you are doing: fairly typical...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars - Nintendo DS review

    By 17 March 2009

    With MadWorld, House of the Dead: Overkill, and now Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Nintendo seem intent on shaking off that "kids and families" image that the Wii/DS console generation has initiated. What you need to get out of your head right from...

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    Nintendo DSi games console review

    By 6 March 2009

    Almost 3 years after the launch of the DS Lite, Nintendo has released a newer, slimmer, more feature-packed version of the handheld console. But are the new features on the Nintendo DSi welcomed? We get playing to find out. The new console called the...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades - DS review

    By 13 January 2009

    The problem with any music game is the tracks available. We looked at Guitar Hero: On Tour on the DS some time ago, but thought we’d go back for a second helping with Decades, the second coming of the guitar game on you favourite pocket gaming machine....

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    100 Classic Book Collection - Nintendo DS review

    By 31 December 2008

    According to Nintendo and HarperCollins, this is a gateway to a more educated society. So can a bookshelf of digital books rammed into the Nintendo DS really be the answer? We get reading to find out. The 100 Classic Book Collection is, as you might have...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Guitar Rock Tour - Nintendo DS review

    By 27 November 2008

    Music games seem to be taking over the world. Can Gameloft get into the action with their Rock Tour for the DS? We get strumming to find out. Guitar Rock Tour takes on the familiar premise of letting you play along to a number classic rock anthems. In...