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[Recommend On] GBA & DS

SmokeScreenSmokeScreen Registered User regular
edited March 2008 in Games and Technology
So I just recently got a DS Lite after my old DS got lost by an ex-girlfriend (bitch). Needless to say I've been out of the loop on the DS for quite some time and I'm curious as to what the best games to pick up would be? The games I do have, however are as follows:

-Animal Crossing: Wild World
-Rune Factory
-Puzzle Quest
-Cooking Mama
-Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
-Brain Age 2
And I just ordered Elite Beat Agents, Advanced Wars: Days of Ruin, and Trauma Center.

So have I missed anything? What can you recommend based on my list so far? I'm looking for unique games that I can only play on the DS. Also, I completely missed the GBA so throw in some recommendations for that as well. I figured I can get GBA games pretty cheaply now. Thanks!

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    New Super Mario Bros is really good and everyone should have it.

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    DaxonDaxon Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    New Super Mario Bros is really good and everyone should have it.

    Also EBA is awesome. Probably the best DS game out there.

    Also if you haven't played Golden Sun 1 (and 2) for GBA you are insane. INSANE, I say.

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    As with every other DS thread, I say...Picross DS. Best value out there, if you can find it.

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    My most recent DS purchase have been Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. Both of which I would recommend if you like your RPGs fantastically difficult.

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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Also, Etrian Odyssey. If you have any love for old school dungeon crawlers it will posses your soul and devour countless hours of your life - and you'll be grateful for it.

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    XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hmm, deja vu. Anyway, Pokemon Pearl/Diamond, LoZ: Phantom hourglass, and Kirby Canvas Curse.

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    HoberShortHoberShort Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'll poke my head in and stump for Professor Layton and the Curious Village. It's a bunch of wacky puzzles connected by your standard JRPG scrolling dialogue and some fun anime full motion video segments, that actually serve to bring the story to a relative crescendo, ending happily with a promised (and delivered) stream of downloadable content.

    I also loved Days of Ruin, but since I bought my DS so I could get Dual Strike, I'm pretty much the core demographic on that one.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Wario Ware Twisted is both the best game on the GBA and the best game in the WarioWare series.

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    FeonisFeonis Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    These were mentioned in another thread, all of the GBA Fire Emblem games are great, if a bit frustrating.

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced for GBA is good too, and one for DS comes out around May. (Not for everybody though, it's simplistic at times.)

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    artooartoo Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Daedalus wrote: »
    Wario Ware Twisted is both the best game on the GBA and the best game in the WarioWare series.

    YES.

    BEST GBA GAME EVAR.

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Do you like Final Fantasy? If so, FF6 Advance is a must-have.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Taken from the other thread,

    my personal DS recommendations are...


    Contra 4
    Geometry Wars Galaxies
    Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits
    Mario Kart DS
    Contra 4
    Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass
    Advance Wars Days of Ruin
    Advance Wars Dual Strike
    Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
    New Super Mario Bros
    Meteos
    Contra 4
    Elite beat agents
    Kirb Canvas curse
    Mario and Luigi Partners in Time
    Planet Puzzle League
    Animal Crossing WW
    Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
    Tetris DS
    Contra 4
    Bleach DS Blade of Fate
    Professor Layton
    Picross DS
    Clubhouse Games
    Lunar Knights
    Sonic Rush
    Contra 4
    Sonic Rush Adventure
    Puzzle Quest
    Trauma Center Under the Knife
    Phoenix Wright series
    Yoshi's Island DS
    Metroid Prime Pinball
    Apollo Justice
    Contra 4
    Megaman ZX
    Megaman ZX Advent
    Brain Age
    Call of Duty 4
    Contra 4

    Also looking very much forward to Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword in a couple of days..


    Those are the main ones I'd recommend, but I don't know much about RPGs or the like.


    Contra 4 and GeoWars Galaxies and Konami Arcade are three incredibly good, pick up and play, fantastic portable on-the-go type games.

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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    For GBA:

    Gunstar Super Heroes
    Drill Dozer
    All of the Castlevanias
    The 2 Fire Emblem games
    The 2 Advance Wars Games

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    elevatureelevature Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Second one of these today, on top of the ones we've gotten every single week. If only we had some sort of thread where all of these recommendations could be kept...a sort of mega-thread, if you will.

    Anyway, I will second/third/whatever the recommendations for Etrian Odyssey and Shiren the Wanderer. The two best, and most overlooked, RPGs on the DS. They will take over your life.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    For GBA:


    Ninja Five-O
    Gradius Galaxies
    Doom
    Doom II
    Duke Nukem Advance
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow, and Circle of the Moon
    Metroid Fusion
    Metroid Zero Mission
    Astro Boy Omega Factor
    King of Fighters EX2 Howling Blood
    Street Fighter Alpha 3
    the Super Mario Advances
    Iridion II
    Gunstar Super Heroes
    Warioware Twisted
    Megaman Zero Series

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