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Top 10 Retro Games for Nintendo DS

You have a Nintendo DS or you want to download Nintendo DS ROMs and play them on a computer? You will need to know which games deserve your full attention. Without further ado, here are 10 best retro games for Nintendo DS ever made.

  • Mario Kart DS

As you may expect, Mario Kart DS is on the top of our list. The game is loaded with thrill, you can use the same tracks like the one son SNES platform and you can complete impossible missions easier than ever before. This game is responsible for making Nintendo DS so popular and that’s why it deserves the first place here today.

  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

This is the first GTA game that is actually popular and made a big impression on the gamers. It is one of the best games for the device in question and the one that deserves our and your full attention.  The game will place you in the shoes of Huang Lee, a son of the triad mob boss. He or better said you will have to complete all sorts of missions and to treat the city as your playground. There are a lot of possibilities in the game and the story is one of the best we encountered.


  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story will be located in the gut of a Bowser and you can control them to complete different tasks and to get out. The dialogues are some of the best you can think of and the game itself is fun, appealing and clever. We believe that all of you will have a great level of fun as long as you play the game.


  • Advance Wars: Dual Strike

The game is loaded with helicopters, tanks, infantry, soldiers and all weapons possible. Your mission is to navigate and control the army as best as you can and to defeat all the opponents you encounter. The graphics and animations are some of the best for the retro game of this caliber.

  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

In the game, you will control Sissel or his spirit. You have 24 hours to discover how and why you died. The controlling is a bit complicated and advanced meaning you will need to get used to the user interface. This especially refers to the fact you can control some objects available and the game itself is very complicated. It is a mystery game, so we can add that complicated gameplay is a must.


  • New Super Mario Bros.

The game was revealed in 2006 and it is one of the best-selling games for this platform you can encounter. The main advantage is the fact you can play as long as you want and you will still have tons of fun. The gameplay is classic and loaded with well-known threats and possibilities. But, you can enjoy better graphics, extremely easy first levels and so much more. Drawbacks? There are no.

  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

If you want to push your brain to the limits, you will have to play Professor Layton and the Unwound Future game. It is loaded with puzzles of all possible kinds,mathematical problems that are extremely difficult to solve and with a lot of details you can and you should pay close attention to. The game also has some of the best animations we saw and it is a pleasure to play.

  • The World Ends With You

It is one of a kind game that you will love or hate. In the game, you will be located in modern Japan and you will control a character who plays with other lost souls. Yes, you are a soul here. The gameplay is complicated at first but the story is detailed so you will be dragged inside the game very soon.

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

If you want to be a lawyer this is a game for you. As the name suggests, you will control a lawyer in Japan and you will have to solve amazing puzzles and to discover the truth as soon as possible.

  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

The game is simple. You have one character who uses physical attacks and another who uses magic. You can switch between them whenever you want. The goal is to navigate through various ruins and complete all sorts of missions.



As you may understand now, these 10 games are truly special and they must be on our list and on any other list you can create or find. Give them time and start playing today in order to find a game or games that are the best for you. Probably you will find more than just one.


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