Selective Creation: Build the Top 25 Nintendo DS List!



  • Is "Mario" all considered one franchise? If so, I wish I had picked another game...



  • @Haru17 I'm going to say yes, because there is surprisingly fewer Mario games for DS than I originally thought, BUT there have been three submissions, so you can add another game if you want. Something that the recent Kill Your Babies taught me is that everyone seems more active when there are fewer players between eligibility AND when lists are about to be completed. With this list being capped at 25, I'm sure you'll add another great game, so don't sweat it.



    1. The World Ends With You
    2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    5. Mario Kart DS
    6. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7. Radiant Historia
    8. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10. Ghost Trick

    One of the best games ever in my opinion and at the very least one of the best on the DS.



  • 1.The World Ends With You
    2.Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3.New Super Mario Bros.
    4.Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    5.Mario Kart DS
    6.Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7.Radiant Historia
    8.Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9.Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10.Ghost Trick

    1. Ace Attourney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

    I love AA series but AAI was a great spin-off that can stand with it's own legs.
    Mechanics were surprisingly different from AA and being more investigative style suit me well.
    Shout out to Kay Faraday's theme -the Great Truth Burglar. It's jolly.
    The great truth burglar



    1. The World Ends With You
    2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    5. Mario Kart DS
    6. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7. Radiant Historia
    8. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10. Ghost Trick
    11. Ace Attourney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    12. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

    Never played it. Mean too, though. What I know that it has going for it is positive buzz, a female protagonist that exists, and one of the best damn covers of all time. Even the western filth version is great!



    1. The World Ends With You
    2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    5. Mario Kart DS
    6. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7. Radiant Historia
    8. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10. Ghost Trick
    11. Ace Attourney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    12. Castlevania: Order if Ecclesia
    13. Trace Memory

    Great adventure with puzzles that use all the DS's capabilities, even the sleep mode. It's called Another Code in europe.



    1. The World Ends With You
    2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    5. Mario Kart DS
    6. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7. Radiant Historia
    8. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10. Ghost Trick
    11. Ace Attourney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    12. Castlevania: Order if Ecclesia
    13. Trace Memory
    14. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinals of the Starry Sky

    Classic Dragon Quest charm, but with far more customization, an addictive class system, and endless dungeons to try to loot nostalgic legacy bosses for the armor from those great Dragon Quest game of yore.



    1. The World Ends With You
    2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    5. Mario Kart DS
    6. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7. Radiant Historia
    8. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10. Ghost Trick
    11. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    12. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    13. Trace Memory
    14. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
    15. Rune Factory

    My original choice for adding to this list was Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor, but because of the superior remake on the 3DS, it belongs in the top 25 Nintendo 3DS list.

    Luckily, my second choice is also a pretty awesome game for this list, Rune Factory! This is the first game which would spawn a whole series built around the idea of mixing classic Harvest Moon games with action-RPG mechanics, I just love it, make more Rune Factories!!



  • Oh, goddamn it, typos!

    Would someone please correct it to "Order of Ecclesia?"



  • @Haru17 said in Selective Creation: Build the Top 25 Nintendo DS List!:

    Oh, goddamn it, typos!

    Would someone please correct it to "Order of Ecclesia?"

    Corrected, @Haru17!



  • @BlazingBahamut Not sure how picky we want to be, but since the next person will copy/paste your list, you could change it to "Sentinels."



  • @Billy said in Selective Creation: Build the Top 25 Nintendo DS List!:

    @BlazingBahamut Not sure how picky we want to be, but since the next person will copy/paste your list, you could change it to "Sentinels."

    Good call @Billy, corrected! And we have to be absolutely picky, we are building the ultimate top 25 Nintendo DS list here :) !!!

    PS: I also corrected Ace Attourney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth to Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth ;)



  • The World Ends With You
    2.Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3.New Super Mario Bros.
    4.Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    5.Mario Kart DS
    6.Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7.Radiant Historia
    8.Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9.Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10.Ghost Trick
    11.Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    12.Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    13.Trace Memory
    14.Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
    15.Rune Factory
    16.Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

    I wanted to add Nanashi No Game but its knockout, by someone who doesn't know of it, is inevitable. I added my second favourite game in the whole KH series instead.



  • Screw it I do it

    1. The World Ends With You
    2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    5. Mario Kart DS
    6. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7. Radiant Historia
    8. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10. Ghost Trick
    11. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    12. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    13. Trace Memory
    14. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
    15. Rune Factory
    16. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    17. Ganbare Goemon: Toukai Douchuu Ooedo Tengurigaeshi no Maki

    I was reluctant to add a jp only game but for me it just belongs in a Top 25 list even though I know it will be removed, I'd put it above both Zelda games and New Super Maro Bros even. Besides one puzzle that even the japanese struggled with (you have to accurately draw japanese symbols and it's very picky) it's very well playable without understanding it. Sadly the last real Goemon game.

    Also if @Alex840 won't change his game I think we should just change it to Pokemon Black/White or Pokemon Diamond/Pearl.



    1. The World Ends With You
      2.Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
      3.New Super Mario Bros.
      4.Pokemon Platinum
      5.Mario Kart DS
      6.Advance Wars: Dual Strike
      7.Radiant Historia
      8.Professor Layton and the Last Specter
      9.Animal Crossing: Wild World
      10.Ghost Trick
      11.Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
      12.Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
      13.Trace Memory
      14.Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
      15.Rune Factory
      16.Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    2. Ganbare Goemon: Toukai Douchuu Ooedo Tengurigaeshi no Maki

    Sorry, wasn't keeping up with the thread. Have changed it to Pokemon Platinum :)



  • @Musou-Tensei If you are concerned it will be removed from this list pre-Kill Your Babies!, not to worry. I decided to discontinue that rule. For the game itself, I can't make any promises ;-)



  • There have been 24 hours since the last game

    1. The World Ends With You
    2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Pokemon Platinum
    5. Mario Kart DS
    6. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7. Radiant Historia
    8. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10. Ghost Trick
    11. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    12. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    13. Trace Memory
    14. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
    15. Rune Factory
    16. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    17. Ganbare Goemon: Toukai Douchuu Ooedo Tengurigaeshi no Maki
    18. Infinite Space

    A JRPG by Platinum and a massive one with lots of costumization, I don't think there is another game like it on any Nintendo system.



    1. The World Ends With You
    2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Pokemon Platinum
    5. Mario Kart DS
    6. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7. Radiant Historia
    8. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10. Ghost Trick
    11. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    12. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    13. Trace Memory
    14. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
    15. Rune Factory
    16. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    17. Ganbare Goemon: Toukai Douchuu Ooedo Tengurigaeshi no Maki
    18. Infinite Space
    19. Elite Beat Agents

    @Musou-Tensei, Infinite Space is a very good addition!

    My number 19 is Elite Beat Agents, I'm actually surprised no one else put on this list! This rhythm game is actually a sort of sequel to "Ouendan", the Japanese original, but Elite Beat Agents is making improvements where needed while retaining the same charm, humour and enthusiasm as the original, and it is very addictive!!



  • I've never had a DS. :(



    1. The World Ends With You
    2. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Pokemon Platinum
    5. Mario Kart DS
    6. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    7. Radiant Historia
    8. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
    9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
    10. Ghost Trick
    11. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
    12. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    13. Trace Memory
    14. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
    15. Rune Factory
    16. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
    17. Ganbare Goemon: Toukai Douchuu Ooedo Tengurigaeshi no Maki
    18. Infinite Space
    19. Elite Beat Agents
    20. Solatorobo: Red the Hunter

    A really great game, and rather hidden gem. It was the spiritual successor to Tail Concerto, if anyone played that.