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advice needed on DS games for 6yr old DS

(17 Posts)
littleweed Tue 08-Sep-09 20:55:06

he desperately wants one for his birthday. he is a bright boy but not into cartoon or film characters at all. what can i get him that would be suitable? any ideas? TIA

Heathcliffscathy Tue 08-Sep-09 20:59:59

junior brain training?

CountessDracula Tue 08-Sep-09 22:44:08


TimothyTigerTuppennyTail Tue 08-Sep-09 22:46:40

MarioKart, Super Mario Bros, Super Mario 64 are DS's favourites (spot the theme!). Tetris is good as well.

mooseloose Tue 08-Sep-09 23:08:00

nintendogs is lovely. My 7 year old started with that. madagaskar. What about the cooking with mama - i know a lot of stirring goes on with it! My boys all love Mario. And pokemon!

sazm Tue 08-Sep-09 23:21:21

mariokart is fab thats what we bought our ds for his 5th b'day,
he also loves madagascar and super mario bros
you could of course buy an R4 card and download games

mooseloose Wed 09-Sep-09 20:30:44

Did you know the dsi wont take the downloaded games?

gemmiegoatlegs Wed 09-Sep-09 20:31:39

cooking mama, ben 10, mario kart,

gemmiegoatlegs Wed 09-Sep-09 20:32:36

oh sorry, just reread the o.p

scratch the ben 10. there are kids maths ones and even languge games for kids.

Lilyloo Wed 09-Sep-09 20:33:13

mario kart and lego games

Tidey Wed 09-Sep-09 20:35:56

I think you can get an R4i card now though.

My DS (7) likes the Lego games (Batman, Star Wars and Indiana Jones), all the Mario games, Drawn to Life, Mechanic Master and Henry Hatsworth. I would also recommend games like 42 All Time Classics that have a mixture of card and board games. HTH

Denny185 Wed 09-Sep-09 20:36:06

brain training, carnival games, scoobie doo, charlottes web, nitendogs, nemo

brimfull Wed 09-Sep-09 20:36:52

I would second mariokart super mario bros

ds also loves tiger woods golf -but he is really into golf

tony hawks downhill jam skateboarding

mooseloose Wed 09-Sep-09 20:38:02

I didn't know that Tidey? My boys on about a dsi but there is nothing wrong with their ds's. A friend told me about the games not working. Another friend said she didn't rate the dsi anyway. They aren't having one so i haven't looked into it anyway!

Tidey Wed 09-Sep-09 20:44:11

I think I read that somewhere anyway mooseloose, but I agree with you, there's no need (as far as I can see) to 'upgrade' to a DSi if there's nothing wrong with their DS / DS Lite. The only selling point seems to be the camera, and I bet any child would soon get bored of that anyway!

littleweed Wed 09-Sep-09 20:47:15

thanks everyone - think nintendogs might be a good start.

mooseloose Wed 09-Sep-09 22:55:48

nintendogs has kept my 7 yo very happy for s long time!

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