The Gameboy's Big Brother

I must be one of dozens of Nintendo DS owners on the planet right now. I checked the Linkup Engine, and I’m feeling quite lonely. Of course, the lonliness is made more tolerable with a Nintendo DS in hand! The included Metroid Hunters demo is fun, but… controlling the character is somewhat clumsy on the touch screen (at least, with the configurations I’ve tried). I also picked up Super Mario DS, but haven’t had a chance to play it yet. Any other Nintendo DS dudes or dudettes out there?! At least DS Central is keeping me plugged in. Handheld video game systems are going to make a comeback… if you can find a place that has ’em in stock.

With impressive 3D rendered graphics, Nintendo DS delivers cutting-edge portable games for fans of any genre. Plus, you can play all your favorite Game Boy Advance games in a single-player mode.

DS = Darn Sweet.

One Gnomie commented: “I managed to get one over the weekend – good stuff. I too feel a little loney, but it will pass when the next shipment comes in. I think it would feel less lonely if we could all use the 802.11 in the device to play games / use PictoChat over the internet, which I remember Nintendo saying was possible a while back but I see no evidence of it now.”

Another Gnomie commented: Super Mario 64 DS is Great… the control is different from the original, since now you must use the Y Button to RUN. And All The Characters have different abilities to reach Certain Stars. There are over 150 Stars now. The Graphics are better than the N64 too… all the stages have been overhauled!”