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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:35 PM
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Video game-knowledgeable loungers: Nintendo DS question...
I'm planning on getting my son one of these for Christmas... I hear that this unit is the best choice as a "starter system" for a younger child (he'll be 7 in April).

I'd love some input as to what games would be good for him to begin with. That is, something that he can reasonably master so as not to get frustrated from the get-go. I've not kept up with this stuff since the days of Atari, so I'm pretty clueless!

Thanks for any good advice!
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:45 PM
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1. Any Super Mario games would be good.
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:50 PM
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2. Thanks....
those are some I'm looking at...

:hi:
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:56 PM
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3. Cooking Mama was a hit with my 7-year-old son (and his sister)
I also got him a used copy of "Asphalt" (car racing game) that he likes.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:01 PM
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4. The Petz games are pretty good
The first two DS games I got for my daughter were Petz Catz 2 and Petz Hamsters.

Charlotte's Web is good

Any of the Mario games are also good.

My daughter is also 7.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:02 PM
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5. If you want to scrimp a bit - you can buy used games at GameStop
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:03 PM
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6. Mario Kart. Animal Crossing. Pokemon. nt.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:05 PM
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8. Yes, Mario Kart.
:thumbsup:
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:21 PM
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9. you're all about the mario kart. nt.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:24 PM
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10. Well it is only super fantastic. (nt)
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:26 PM
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11. I'd be droppin' turtle shells on your ass. nt.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:28 PM
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12. Yes you would.
Cause I'd be out in front.

And it'd slow me down yeah, but I'd still win!

:woohoo:
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:04 PM
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7. Pokemon Diamond or Pearl
My 7-year-old had no trouble with those. :)
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:48 PM
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13. But mom, I can't save now..
I'm in the middle of a battle. ;)

:hi:
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:53 PM
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14. Hahaha. Oh, that familiar refrain...
:rofl:
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:43 AM
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16. Poifect!!!
He LOVES Pokemon!
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ACTION BASTARD Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:03 PM
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15. Any of the Lego games are great
Though I personally recommend Lego:Batman.
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:45 AM
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17. That might have a desirable side effect, too....
getting him interested in the 20 gallon ice chest full of legos that I have from my childhood!
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:45 AM
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18. I agree with the above. Most certainly Pokemon Diamond. It's fun and easy for all ages.
And addictive as all hell. :P
Kirby Super Star Ultra might also appeal to him.
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:34 PM
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19. Heres a short list
Any Mario games
Any Lego games
Any Pokemon games
BrainAge
Golden Sun 1&2
Any of the Final Fantasy games.
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:20 AM
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20. Thanks to you all for the advice!
I'll hit the stores and see what I can find!

:hug:
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