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Community Level 5Dogbert


Touch me! Review with images

AdvantagesInnovative, Great battery life, Dual Screen, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi, Easy to use

DisadvantagesNot the best looking console, Some may not like change!

"...have no idea what the Nintendo DS is allow me to introduce you. The Nintendo DS is a totally different to Nintendo’s Game Boy console, something that can be quite hard to grasp as it is a portable console made by Nintendo! Nintendo says the DS is the third pillar (Game Cube, Game Boy Advance and DS) and will continue to support all three. The DS as you can see from the image above is a clamshell design with two screens that sit horizontally. I’ll ..." Read review

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Community Level 5katygriff


Dual Screen - Double the Pleasure!

AdvantagesGame Choice, Neat, Touch Screen, Microphone, Everything.


"...but I have always loved Nintendo consoles. I really wanted the new Nintendo DS console but everybody refused to buy it me for Christmas and told me that it would be a waste of money and that I would play on it once and then it would be hidden in the back of my wardrobe. Imagine my surprise when I opened up one of my presents from my boyfriend and it was a Nintendo DS and then I opened up another present and it was a load of accessories for it and ..." Read review

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Community Level 63rdRockSatan


Touch Me....Down There Diamond review Review with images

AdvantagesNew ways to play | Nice and powerful | Online ready

DisadvantagesOpen to lazy ports and ideas

"...may be slipping (last year Nintendo revenues were made of over 60% from the handheld side of things) their skills in the pocket side of gaming has been solid. Nintendo managed to keep hold of the marker despite its competitors rushing out fancy coloured screens at the expense of battery life. It’s surprising just how little the Game Boy brand has changed over the years. The trusty handheld took a long time in advancing into colour and then becoming ..." Read review

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Community Level 4TomlinsonSE


Pretty and Pink

AdvantagesExcellent system

DisadvantagesYou won't be able to put it down

"...at night. Well what is the Nintendo DS? DS stands for Dual Screen, it is a Hand held Games Console, similar to the Game Boy Advance, but so much more powerful. It has two screens a top screen and the bottom screen, which is also a touch screen (that comes with a small stylus, that looks like a pen to use on the touch screen), this is what makes the DS unique. The machine currently comes is three different colours the original silver, baby Pink ..." Read review

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Community Level 3MotoAthan


Touching IS good!

AdvantagesNintendo exclusive content, touch screen (dual screens), innovative software, superb sound, great graphics

Disadvantagessize (could have been smaller).

"...Playstation Portable (PSP) and the Nintendo DS (NDS). Lets just say there’s a lot of touching going on... --- Enter the Nintendo DS --- NDS stands for Nintendo Dual Screen (apparently also standing for Developer's System - due to the relative ease of developing software for it). The Nintendo DS is Nintendo's next generation portable gaming system which is their third tier console. This means that Nintendo now produces the Gamecube, the ..." Read review

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Community Level 5china_wolf


Nintendo DS rocks my wok! Review with images

AdvantagesDual screen gaming madness with 3D graphics, advanced audio and high speed gaming!

DisadvantagesOnly a few, read review!

"...they are going to buy Nintendo DS' instead of Sony's new handheld PSP, them being devoted Nintendo fans and all. All they rambled on about were the dual screens with the innovative touch sensitive screen, the enhanced colour support, the built-in microphone, the 3D graphics, wireless networking battles and enhanced audio reproduction. But they failed to mention how brick like it was in size and proportion, but ah well I still got one for the hell ..." Read review

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Community Level 5andersonfa...


Another Dreamcast style flop? Review with images

AdvantagesTwo screens, touch sensitive, microphone, graphics

DisadvantagesWeight, games, WILL IT BEAT THE PSP?

"...longer create games for them. The Nintendo 64 and Playstation won, the Playstation particually. Sony won the large majority of the gaming market, with only a few still using N64s, but then it released it's PS2, and a lot of competitors jumped in. Microsoft, previously only seen in the PC market, raleased the XBOX, and old rivals, Nintendo, launched the Gamecube. The Gamecube is still popular, and games still being released, but the XBOX and PS2 ..." Read review

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Community Level 3lea20


Nintendo DS-The Future At Your Fingertips

AdvantagesNew game ideas, touch screen adds excellent playability, long lasting battery

DisadvantagesCan't play Gameboy Advance link up games

"The Nintendo DS is part of a new genertaion of hand held consoles alongside the likes of the PSP. However, whilst the PSP is merely a portable version of an already existing console, the Nintendo DS is nothing like anything else that has graced our shelves before! Even though it is a portable handheld made by Nintendo, it is a huge step up from the Gameboy Advance SP, even though it can play its game in pristine quality. For a start, the DS has ..." Read review

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Mario's fumbling in my pocket

AdvantagesLight, Easy To Use, Good Graphics and Sound, Decent Price

DisadvantagesNo footy management game yet

"...do some research into the Nintendo DS and found it was simpler, cheaper and offered a good array of games. I paid £109.99 for a black DS Lite from Amazon in a deal which also saw the latest Super Mario Bros incarnation thrown in. The console itself is extremely lightweight but feels sturdy enough to withstand the occasional drop or thwack of frustration. You flip it open to reveal two screens and a familiar set of controls. I have to say I've never ..." Read review

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Community Level 6Shortsharp...


Does it excite me when I touch it?

AdvantagesSturdy, long battery, life, good extras, Nintendo's quality games.

DisadvantagesNot as powerful as the PSP, heavy for its size, developers struggle with touchscreen.

"Nintendo are the original hand-held gaming giant. From the popular Game and Watch series of the 1980's to the global phenomena of the Game Boy Nintendo have always dominated and even destroyed the opposition. More powerful hand held gaming devices with better graphics such as the Sega Game Gear and ill-fated Atari Lynx have fell by the wayside. They simply could not compete with Nintendo in terms of game catalogue or game play and with the backing ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Katie2803


Nintendo's Next success

AdvantagesTouch screen, stereo speakers

DisadvantagesNo multiplayer for GBA games

"The DS (Dual Screen) is Nintendo's latest handheld console. It features 2 screens, one of which is touch sensitive, allowing new innovative gameplay opportunities. There are 2 ways in which you can use this screen, there is a stylus or a thumb strap. The thumb strap is used for example to move around a game, it is like analogue for the touch screen. The main purpose of this is to give you more control without getting finger prints on the console. ..." Read review

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Community Level 2daniel2005


Handheld Online Gaming

AdvantagesFun, Graphics, Pictochat, Dual Screens, Touch Screen, Online Play, Price.


"The Nintendo DS has been released. We got one of these early from America. There has been a lot of discussion about whether the Nintendo DS or the Sony PSP is better. In my opinion I think the Nintendo DS is a much better console. The Nintendo DS is the next console after the Nintendo Game boy SP. Nintendo released this console around the 11th March here, and a few games have already been released for people to play on. Many more games are to come ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Grendalx


Touch me.Touch me.I wanna feel your..Ok maybe not.

AdvantagesGreat GFX - Touch screen - Dual Screens and great sound and games

DisadvantagesHopefully doesn't become reliable on the touch screen

"...waiting till the price dropped. Nintendo products really are quality arn't they? Having cornered the hand held gaming market for what seems like forever. Nintendo innovates again with the DS. And priced at a very reasonable £99 I just had to get one. So Nintendo really have gone back to thier roots with this one. The design is very similar to the original Dual Screen Game and watches that Ninty released in the early 80's. But beefed up with awesome ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Lauren89


Something for everyone

Advantages Range of games, touch screen, rechargable battery, graphic and sound quality, microphone

Disadvantages Battery worn a bit by battery

"...got my Gameboy Advance SP, Nintendo announced the DS, their new dual screen handheld console and latest addition to the Gameboy family. My very first thoughts at hearing this were "wouldn't two screens be confusing?" and "how will it work?". However those worries were laid to rest pretty soon after that, when I actually found out more about it and then bought my own console last year. The DS was released in Europe in March 2005, and in 2004 in ..." Read review

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Community Level 2flint


Nintendos Done It Again

AdvantagesStylish, 2 touch screens, backlite screens and impressive graphics and sound

Disadvantagescontrols take a bit of getting used to

"...I read an article in Nintendo Power where it had loads of pictures from E3 of the DS itself and some of the release games. The made you think oh shoot this has the most amazing graphics ever to be created so far so it was going to cost one heck of alot of money. When it came out I was still saving up for it. The thing was i was forgeting about the xmas money I normally get from relatives. Just for you who dont know me I live in America and everything ..." Read review

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