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Nintendo DS

Nintendo DS
alaScore 89

3702 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3702 reviews of Nintendo DS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The portability and price also get good comments, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo DS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 3702 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo DS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 420 user reviews of Nintendo DS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability, design, portability, size

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo DS Handheld ConsolePink Handheld Console with Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends (Nintendo DS)Nintendo DS Handheld Console Bundle (Includes Zoo Keeper & DS Carry Case)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nintendo DS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1152 user reviews of Nintendo DS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Opinions about the game selection and design are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, game selection

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo DSNintendo DS TitaniumNintendo DS Electric Blue

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Nintendo DS Review

 

Co-published with Laptop Magazine: Solutions for Business and Life. When Nintendo outlined its next-generation portable platform, the DS (or Dual-Screen), [...]

Apr, 2005
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Expert review by: Edward Distel (laptopmag.com)

Nintendo DS

 

A whole new dimension to portable gaming.

Unique dual-screen design& bull ; Wireless capability Big, crisp screen• Backward compatibility with Game Boy Advance titles

Limited game library Design a little clunky

Apr, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Matthew D. Sarrel (pcmag.com)

Nintendo DS

 

Get ready to enter a new generation of portable gaming: The Nintendo DS and its two screens, one with touch sensitivity, expand the possibilities exponentially. When closed, the clamshell shaped unit (available in silver or black) is 5.9 inches wide,...

Two beautiful screens (the bottom one is touch-sensitive) and stereo simulated surround sound give the Nintendo DS the most immersive portable gaming experience around. Built-in wireless connectivity so you can play against or communicate with friends.

Larger and heavier than the GBA SP. Battery life could be longer, as it may not last an entire school day.

The Nintendo DS is an excellent portable gaming platform. The clamshell design protects the two high-quality displays and the unit itself is well constructed. Backward compatibility with GBA cartridges is a plus.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Peter Rojas (engadget.com)

Unpacking the Nintendo DS

 

Sometimes my friends, the gods smile upon you. We hadn't even gotten around to asking for one to review, but just a few minutes ago the FedEx guy showed up with a little something for us: the new Nintendo DS! (They also went to the trouble of...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (i4u.com)

Gorilla Gets His Game On with Nintendo DS

 

The caption for that pic should be, "Is it my turn yet!" As the story goes, a little boy was carrying his Nintendo DS at the San Francisco Zoo and somehow dropped it into the gorilla cage.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Anderson (geardiary.com)

Nintendo DS App Review: Korg DS-10 Plus

 

I adamantly refuse to call Korg DS-10 Plus a ‘game', despite it being a cartridge for the Nintendo DS. Read on to find out why! The Hype: KORG DS-10 Plus is an enhanced version of the revolutionary KORG DS-10 synthesizer software that was released to...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Anderson (geardiary.com)

Nintendo DS & Wii Game Review: SimAnimals Africa

 

Early this year EA released SimAnimals, a game that allowed you to engage animals in their natural surroundings rather than in a zoo. You managed and guided their interactions and environments as you progressed further and further into a forest in a...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Anderson (geardiary.com)

Nintendo DS Game Review: Spore Hero Arena

 

Will Wright's 2008 PC game Spore was hyped to the point where anything that was actually released couldn't help but disappoint. The publishers also made some arrogant claims regarding their DRM that led to the game being quickly cracked and becoming...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Graham Russell (snackbar-games.com)

The Legendary Starfy

 

Platformers have become a tired genre. Gamers have been playing them for twenty-five years, and there really isn't much that can surprise us. It's all about iteration, personality and polish, and that's boring. The Legendary Starfy, though, supplies...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Francesca DiMola (nintendoworldreport.com)

The Legendary Starfy

 

On land or under the sea, this game has platforming, exploration, and plenty of extras to keep everyone happy.

Exploring is incredibly fun ; Great additional content

Too Easy

It's about on par with the games before it, but leagues better than 4. If you were bored by the challenge level in the others, you won't be in for much different here.

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

With impressive 3D rendered graphics, Nintendo DS delivers portable games for fans of any genre. Plus, you can play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in a single-player mode. With Nintendo DS, dual screens and touch-screen technology allow you to interact with games like never before. Wireless communication allows you to experience real-time multiplayer game play, while built-in PictoChat software gives you the power to draw, write and send messages wirelessly. Nintendo DS revolutionizes the way games are played. Two LCD screens offer one of the most groundbreaking game play advances ever developed. Imagine the possibilities. In a racing game, you might see your own vehicle's perspective on one screen and an overall track view on the other. Soon, games could be created allowing you to play games on one screen while sending text messages on the other. The lower screen offers something never before provided by any dedicated game device: touch-screen capabilities. You no longer have to rely on just buttons to move your character or shift perspectives. Navigate menus or access inventory items simply by touching the screen with a stylus or fingertip. The possibilities are limited only by developers' imaginations. The touch screen features a tougher film cover for durability, and the included stylus is stored in the back of the unit. A built-in microphone port means that with Nintendo DS, you only need to tell your games what to do. Developers could create games, which identify everything from voice commands to hand clapping. Imagine moving your characters simply by telling them which way to go! Communication-based games could use the microphone and you can chat with others over a local network, or even the Internet in the future. The Nintendo DS microphone gives you even more ways to interact with your favorite games. Nintendo DS sound capabilities allow for greatly expanded use of voices and music, and a richer, more immersive game experience. Stereo speakers allow for virtual surround sound and a plug for headphones transmits stereo sound. Hear something in your left headphone? Audio clues can give you advance warning that an enemy is approaching or that a hidden secret is nearby. Sound can be one of the most immersive components of any video game, and Nintendo DS delivers big sound in a small package.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in/1.1in
Height:2.9in/3.3in
Weight:7.7oz/9.7oz
Width:5.2in/5.8in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:18-bit color
Color Support:18-bit color
Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Nintendo DS/Nintendo DS Lite
Type:Handheld game console/Handheld game system / Handheld game console

Header

Manufacturer:Nintendo
Model:DS/DS M&M's Bundle / DS M&Ms Bundle/DS M&Ms Bundle / DS M&M's Bundle/DS Nintendogs Best Friend Bundle/DS nintendogs pak Labrador & Friends
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo

Input Device

Type:4-way cross keypad

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Electric blue/Red

Modem

Type: None

Video Output

2D/3D Graphics Support:2D/3D graphics acceleration
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