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Nintendo DS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3385 reviews of Nintendo DS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and price also get good opinions, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, size


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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nintendo DS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 471 user reviews of Nintendo DS from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Nintendo DS


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1151 user reviews of Nintendo DS from 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 People are impressed by the game selection and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, portability, design, game selection


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

Sep, 2019

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Nintendo DS Browser review


Nintendo hits the web on DS with a little help from Opera – but it's a bit of a bumpy landing

This is a pretty decent browser if you stick to simple pages, but anything flash or complex equals death

Nov, 2007

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Nintendo DS review


Despite some excellent games and dual screen, the DS fails to step out of the increasingly mighty shadow of the PSP

Up against it when compared to the PSP and not the worthy substitute it should have been. Once more people crack the dual screen, though, it might be worth a second look

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Adam Hartley (

Nintendo DSi review


Nintendo's latest is a refresh of the hugely popular DS Lite, but with downloadable content

Brighter screen and new music features ; Fingerprint-friendly matte finish ; Slimmer, with SD support ; Fun camera minigames

A refresh rather than a revamp ; Costly ; Limited battery-life on brightest screen setting

An exemplary refresh of a much-loved handheld gaming console.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Two Nintendo DS Games


First Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games (yes I know they are over but I can only review items when received), this sent by and second 7 Wonders II another of the puzzle series from GSP.

To me this game is fun, has good graphics and dare I saw it educational, what used to be called edutainment a few years ago

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Brad Shoemaker (

The Legendary Starfy


This endearing DS platformer is sickeningly cute but a little too light on challenge and complexity.

Jun, 2009

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Nintendo DSi


The Nintendo DSi is the third generation of Nintendo's handheld gaming console. Now sporting a bigger 3.25-inch dual touchscreen, it has a bag of new tricks, including two cameras, each capable of snapping 0.3-megapixel images, Wi-Fi web browsing and...

If you don't already own a Nintendo DS or DS Lite, buying a Nintendo DSi will guarantee you more hours of wasteful bliss than a lorry made of maltesers. But some shonky cameras and a few millimetres shaved off aren't reason enough for an upgrade. The...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Daniel Chubb (

Hands-on: Tornado Nintendo DS


This is Tornado for the Nintendo DS and at first look it seems like a fun and simple videogame for the portable games system, but after a closer inspection we find that it's a little more complicated. The DS game is published by Ignition Entertainment...

Feb, 2009

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Nintendo DS used in the remake of Daft Punk's Something About Us…


Check out this video I just came across, not only is the Nintendo DS Lite used, but also as you will see in the remake video: A midi controller A

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Nick (

Nintendo DS Lite (DS) review


Nintendo are hardware whores. Let's face it, the GBA has seen so many renditions, we've lost count, (well, maybe not). The Original Game Boy hardware wasn't without its makeovers either. But then, who cares? If you can make money out of a product, it...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Nick (

Nintendo DS Nintendo DS Hardware Review


Nintendo last year continued their long running tradition of keeping the gaming world on its toes and in a state of wonder and curiosity. Nintendo had announced, shortly after Sony's announcement of the PSP, they were, in fact, under development of a...

[b]Design 9 Functionality 8 Sound 9 Graphics 8[/b]

Feb, 2005

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


Display (Projector)

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


Elements:Miscellaneous - kids / children's games & entertainment
Max Number of Players:4
PEGI Rating:3+

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Nintendo DS
Type:Handheld game console


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Do you know your walking routine?/DS/DS nintendogs pak Labrador & Friends/Lite
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo/Nintendo DS Browser/Walk with me!

Input Device

Type:4-way cross keypad


Package Type:Retail


Type: None


Category:Games/Internet & communication applications
Licence Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational/Internet & communication - browser / suite
Type:Nintendo DS

Video Output

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

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