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Help me hop about whilst on the plane (DS Platformers)

Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
edited June 2011 in Games and Technology
I'm off on holiday this Friday and shall be stuck on a plane for 4 hours. My wife has agreed to lend me her DS for the trip. I'm a big platformer fan but I've no idea what's available on the DS.

I've played through NSMB but that's about it.

Any suggestions?

::edit:: Just for clarification, I like platformers of the Mario/Sonic ilk, Metroidvania's and things like Flashback/Another World.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Schattenjägers Gon' SchattenjägeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm just gonna throw Henry Hatsworth out there.

    4 hrs isn't really that much time if you get something good.

    edit: Henry Hatsworth is an action platformer and a color matching type puzzle game. The enemies you kill on the top screen turn into puzzle pieces. Deleting them from the puzzle game gives you powerups you use in the top screen, I think. It's been a while.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Super Princess Peach is fun despite being a tad easy. Like a Kirby game.

    For kind-of-a-platformer-but-not I've always loved Canvas Curse.

    Metroidvanias you say? Well the DS has three of them so go crazy. All three are good times.

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  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    There's obviously the 3 Castlevania games, Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin, and Order of Ecclesia. Any of those should be more than enough for you, although 4 hours probably won't be enough.

  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Order of Ecclesia is the best metroidvania on the system, but all three castlevanias are good, as is Monster's Tale along similar lines.

    Kirby: Canvas Curse/Power Paintbrush is a charming little thing that uses the DS well.

    Sonic Rush Adventure and Sonic Colours are, weirdly enough, actual good Sonic games.

  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    If it's a DSi or DSiXL, there are some good ones on DSiware. Take a look at Shantae, Cave Story, and Dark Void Zero.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    My favorite DS platformer is still Yoshi Touch & Go. It's just fantastic score attack stuff. No variety but it is awesome.

  • Lindsey LohanLindsey Lohan Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Super Princess Peach is fun despite being a tad easy. Like a Kirby game.

    For kind-of-a-platformer-but-not I've always loved Canvas Curse.

    Metroidvanias you say? Well the DS has three of them so go crazy. All three are good times.

    Super Princess Peach - in the states at least - has also gotten hard to find/pricey - but it's one of my favorites as well.

    I second Henry Hatsworth, super fun although slightly repetitive. There were quite a few times I hit the "when in the hell will this level end?" point.

    Kirby is always good and the Sonic games have been really solid.

    Gianna Sisters is pretty decent, albeit generic too. Yoshis Touch and Go is an awesome game, but I'd say it's more of a puzzle game than an actual platformer.

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  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Cheers guys, I'll make a list of these and go shopping tomorrow!

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