The Bottom Line: Monster Tale is a whimsical, colorful 2D adventure that's sure to please with its engaging combination of exploration, pet raising, and action. Read review
Specs: Everyone, DreamRift, Action, Miscellaneous - kids / children's games & entertainment, Fantasy
Specs: Everyone, 505 Games, Edutainment
Specs: Everyone, Digital Kids, Simulation, Miscellaneous - kids / children's games & entertainment, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Arkanoid is as much fun today as it was 20 years ago, and the DS version is arguably the best yet. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Taito Corporation, Action
Specs: Everyone, Coyote Console, Virtual Life, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Knights in the Nightmare combines deep tactical role playing with frantic old-school bullet dodging to tremendous effect. Read review
Specs: Teen, Sting, Strategy
Specs: Teen, City Interactive, Adventure
Specs: Everyone, Powerhead Games, Sports, Sports - soccer simulation
Specs: Everyone, 1st Playable Productions, Edutainment
The Bottom Line: More variety, more customization, and better multiplayer make this the best portable Tony Hawk game yet. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Vicarious Visions, Sports, Sports - skateboarding, Realistic, 1-4 Players
Specs: Everyone, Skyworks Technologies, Driving, Racing / driving - truck
Specs: Everyone, Various, Compilation
The Bottom Line: Happy Feet on the DS is oriented around sledding and tap-dancing. Neither aspect is any good. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Artificial Mind and Movement, Adventure, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: You'd be better off staying away from this botched attempt to translate the great ninja stealth action series to the DS. Almost nothing good about Tenchu made the cut. Read review
Specs: Teen, From Software, Action, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: If you're looking for a puzzler/platformer that will suffice for killing a few minutes at a time, you can do a lot worse than this game. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Namco, Action, Miscellaneous - arcade, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, THQ, Simulation, Miscellaneous - arithmetic, reading and memory tests, Miscellaneous - quiz
Specs: Everyone, Ludia Inc., Trivia / Game Show, Miscellaneous - quiz
Specs: Everyone, Hoget, Puzzle, Miscellaneous - puzzle
Specs: Everyone, Firebrand Games, Driving
Specs: Everyone, Magic Pockets, Adventure, Simulation - medicine
The Bottom Line: Floating adrift in the middle of the Pacific would rival the entertainment value of this strategy-less strategy game. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Climax Group, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time, Strategy / tactics / wargame - turn based, Realistic, 1-2 Players
Specs: Teen, ATLUS, Role-Playing, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Simulation
The Bottom Line: Smashing other robots and transforming into different vehicles is generally fun, but the game is short and the missions are often uninspiring. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Vicarious Visions, Action, Action - adventure, Science-fiction, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: It might be squarely aimed at the younger crowd, but Chocobo Tales is highly charming and a great choice for players of all ages. Read review
Specs: Everyone, h.a.n.d. Inc., Role-Playing, 1-4 Players
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