Best Nintendo DS Games for KidsAugust 28, 2008 # 7:44 pm # Children Gadgets, Cute Christmas Gifts, Games Cuties, Review and Tips # 45 Comments
In addition to Cutie Gadget’s popular post: Best Nintendo DS games for girls, now I also create the review of best Nintendo DS games for children. I made this list based on my experience as a gamer, and in this post, I only rate the best Games that suitable for any age, and kids can play it. I hope you will enjoy my list
***Updated 14 Decembers 2010***
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Do your children love to draw? Then you should give them this cool DS game! With this game, they don’t only scribble on the paper. They will learn step by step how to draw everyday object that children love like beetles,fish, elephant, and many more . They can draw anything, anywhere without worrying about the dirty crayons and another art tool. Simply, this game doesn’t only offer fun, but this DS game also offer education value. This game is design for children, but I think the most suitable age to play is 4 to 10 years old. If you have children in late preschool (4-5 years old) or in early elementary school (around 6, 7 and 8 years old) and they have interest in drawing, I highly recommend to get this game!
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Crafting Mama is Sequel of Cooking Mama (see reviews below), one of the Best Nintendo games for young girls. In this game, Mama will teach you to do crafting, not only cooking. Your chilren (or maybe you) will learn how to make paper airplane, Baloon Art, Boomerang, Sewing, kaleidoscope and even create some simple music instrument! You will find unique craft that popular in Japan (but less popular in US) like Bamboo Copter, Deco sweet, or create sumo paper. Overall, this game is really fun for your children and even for you! I personally play this game and really love it, it’s definitely playable for all ages, boys or girls!
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Super scribblenaut is the sequel of previous Scribblenaut game (see review below). In this game, you really need to bring your dictionary to play it. Like the previous game, you need to type word and the word will pop up into reality, so you need to use creativity to think what item should be popped out. However, this game will be more complex than the previous one, because you can play adjective for every noun words! For example, you want to pop dragon to lighten up the fireplace. You can write the adjective like “Shy Dragon” “Green Dragon” or “Gentlemanly dragon” which will pop different dragons each time you write it! So this game is really great for creative children or adults who want to challenge their brain. Good for children 7 years up who have enough vocabulary in their mind. However, I recommend this for older children, maybe 10 years old and up.
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I’m sure you have heards good review about Scribblenauts DS game, and I think it’s really crazy if I don’t recommend it for you. Really, this is the most creative, most imaginative and most original game ever existed in this world! For example, the mission is take starite on the tree you can either use ladder, get a lasso, ride on pegasus, fly with magic carpet or even cut the tree with axe. In one mission, there are thousands solution that need creativity to solve it and since they have more than 20.000 items that can be “scribbled”, just imagine how many solution can be used. If you seek Educational DS games to make your children creative, then you HAVE to buy this game. Read another review in Amazon, and you can see why there are so many people recommend it. It’s my best buy so far
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Legendary Starfy DS Games
I just played it, addicted to it and totally blown away. It’s an EASYand fun adventure game for children, but personally I really loved it. It’s a 2D side scrolling adventure game, just like Mario Bros. It’s fun, easy (even 5 old girl can beat this game), have lots of Mini Games, can be played with your friend with the Wi Fi DS Multiplayer,� have nice sense of humor, and can reduce my stress after playing a bit (Hey, I’m a 22 old girl indeed with lots of problem and work, so playing this is give pleasure private retreat, it makes me laugh, relax and feels I can handle more works afterwards). Read My Full Legendary Starfy Review.
Cooking Mama DS
This is my favorite game and it really suitable for all ages, especially for little Girls who want to seek her fisrt Nintendo DS games. I owned both of The Cooking Mama 1 and Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with friends and write the reviews in seperate post. The third series of Cooking Mama games is really good as well, with new recipe and new shopping feature. Overall, this game is really fun and easy to play. You don’t need to have cooking skill to play it, because in this game the girls will learn how to cook. This game have really good educational value because it teach the player how to cook with the REAL recipes.
New Super Mario Bros
This Mario Nintendo Games is really suitable for all ages and I recommend everyone to play it. The game is moderate (not too easy to but too hard) and the most important, this Nintendo DS game doesn’t have any Violence screen! For adult who played the previous games in older Console, this is one of the must have games in DS, because it’s simply really cool. There are several Mini Games that can be played with friends with Wi Fi Connection too, cool!
Zelda Phantom Hourglass
Zelda is the classic Nintendo DS games, and also one of must have games for anyone who own Nintendo DS. Like the other games I mention in this page, Zelda games’ rate is for everyone. This game is simply awesome. If you seek games that use full function of Nintendo DS, you have to own it. In this game, are not only use your stylus, you will have to blow the microphone, shout, or even flip your Nintendo DS. However, I suggest this game for older children, about 7+ because this Nintendo DS game is a bit complicated.