We had this bargain bin full of loose DS cartridges where I lived. They each had a price tag stickered on top of the title, going for about 3 dollars each. This meant that my family would always buy shovelware instead, since you could get 10+ games for the price of one popular one, and often they would buy repeats of ones I already had. These were the most common:
I'm pretty sure that if I had a friend group when I was young, then they would have made fun of me for playing this one.
Apparently though, a lot of people seem to have fond memories of getting this game instead of more popular ones, judging by some comments I found online.
This is my replacement for not having a cat (we did have cats, but most of them died and the living one hated me).
I've realized that the logo for this kind of looks like that of Little Busters...
This one was confusing, especially when I was a kid. It's like Brain Age, though the controls don't work half of the time, and is overall a poorly coded game.
Also, I found the music that plays whenever you complete a question to be creepy, so I didn't like it.
I never beat this one because you have to use the shoulder buttons, which were broken on my ds. I ended up spending most of my time listening to the title screen music.
I went back and played through the trilogy a few years ago. Despite praise I've seen for it online among zoomers, I don't think that it's all that good.
This remix of Shooting Star is nice, at least
This one is also really good I think, and I've never really heard anyone talk about it. I never beat it, since I found out that it's possible to softlock yourself during the second to last section of the game.
It's like a top-down metroidvania exploration game. Also cool
I distinctly remember this one for it's visuals and soundtrack. I find it to be very aesthetically pleasing.
It's one of those Brain Age type games that you're supposed to play daily. Most notably, at the end of each day, this plays:
15 years later and this will still often pop into my mind. It's one of those few things nostalgic that I never really get tired of, and always find it relaxing.
This one's a classic. Apparently its 800 dollars
(!!!) on Amazon, so I guess I'm a millionaire now.
I had some other Pokémon games, but this is the one I remember most fondly. It entirely deserves the praise that it gets.
This one's my favorite. I was the only person my age who owned a DS, and I spent most of my time on it playing this one. I mastered it fairly quickly, and I think most of my intuitive ability comes from understanding the principles of deck building and consistency which I got from spending so much time on this one. This game was better for mental stimulation than that IQ Challenge one could ever hope to achieve.