Obscure DS Nostalgia games

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Aug 11, 2022
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As a kid I sometime played a game called Curling DS:


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It's a curling game by Ubisoft that feature anime girls. There is not a lot info about this game on the internet (compared to other DS games)
Jul 1, 2023
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Probably not obscure at all, but wanted to share a childhood favorite. My beloved Portrait of Ruin, I played this game a ton on a friend's copy. I got to 1000% completion before I bought my own copy to play it again. I have the entire printed gamefaqs guide, my friend's dad printed it for him and I inherited it. The thing's like 90+ pages of text, I love looking at it and being reminded of a simpler time on the internet.


Brief shout-out to Sonic Rush for being a decent sonic game with an AMAZING soundtrack that has hit after hit after hit. It's so different from the others in the series, I love it so much.


Also, first MegaMan game. This thing was brutal. I ended up beating it recently with the re-release, but I was surprised to see how technical this game can get. Love when a game lets you be style.


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Aug 13, 2022
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As someone who predominantly grew up on the DS (before I was given a 3DS and my life changed forever), my sister and I had a few Nintendo classics, but we mostly had shovelware. I didn't get to play a lot of those growing up, but I had my own games that are near and dear to my heart.

Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams

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I played this game so much as a kid. I'm pretty sure I unlocked every unlockable in the entire game. Plus getting to learn all of the characters in the Sanrio universe for the first time was pretty awesome for 7 year old me!

Namco Museum DS

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I know this collection isn't as good as, say the PS1 versions, but I was so engrossed in this game for so long it isn't even funny. I got to learn a lot about Namco's history, and it really got me more into retro/arcade games as I got older. I'm aware of the Pacman multiplayer, but I never actually played it.

Style Savvy

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This game I'm listing because I'm aware it's well known, but in my opinion it doesn't get enough love. It's leagues better than its 3DS successors, and it really is a wonderful time capsule into the late 2000s in terms of all the different and diverse fashion trends out there. I could write an essay on why this game is so amazing.
I had my Namco Museum bout too. Galaga was and still is my jam. I heard the DS version doesn't have all the games as in other versions, which is sad.
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