Rated 8 out of 10 by mysterious ??? A Great Device For A While
The Original Nintendo DS is a great device because it has got its own uses. Basically it has a touch screen,(everyone knows that) it has arrows, it has the buttons A, B, X, and Y, and you could play Gameboy games on it. Cool, huh? Now, I do not have this device, (I have a DS lite) but I borrowed my friend's Original Nintendo. It's not what it should be. Although it has many great features, (listed above) the main disappointment was the size. This device is way too big, compared to the DS lite. I could barely put it in my purse or pocket, without trying to squeeze it or zipper it. Another thing bad thing about this device is the design. It gets very scratchy. The sound is ok. The only thing thats good about it is the power button and that it does everything that a DS lite does. If you accidently touch the power button, it won't turn off, (you have to hold it for a few seconds) which is pretty good. But hey, I liked this device with all the good games you could play and that it has a touch screen but ever since the DS lite came out I think this is a bit dull and old compared to that.
Rated 10 out of 10 by FlyersFan Best handheld system EVER!!
Yes, I am a true original DS owner, and I'm proud of it. Since 2005 I've played mine relentlessly from then till now, and I've gotta say it is the system you won't regret to buy besides the Wii. The ORIGINAL style DS (remember, it's the bigger version) comes fully equipped with a touch screen with stylus, dual screens, the best game names of Nintendo, and online Nintendo Wi-Fi gameplay wherever you can find it, the DS is for travellers as well as just gamers. In my opinion, the problems many have with the Original style is that the stylus is too small--I disagree. I have longer fingers myself, and I have no troubles whatsoever with my stylus. I have 18 games now for my system, and I've gotta say, this is just one of the greatest handhelds you will find. It's suited for travel, it's very customizible, and functionable. The Wi-Fi online connection just makes the experience twice as great.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Haydeo What more do you need?
This is the original DS. I've had it ever since it first came out. and I have yet to find a reason to upgrade to a newer DS. Let's see: the DS lite, basically the same except more compact and with a brighter screen. No need to upgrade. The DSi: again the same but has a camera and a new interface, and no Gameboy slot, Disappointing. The DSi XL, It's EXACTLY the same as the DSi, but bigger. Again I have yet to find a reason to upgrade. This is cheep and can still play all DS games just like the new ones. If you need a cheep DS for yourself or for a family member this is all you are going to need. When th 3DS comes out, that's probably when I'll upgrade. I have had this thing for years and it has never let me down. (I actually kind of prefer the original over the newer ones for a couple of reasons.) Sure a newer one would be nice but if you need one cheep, look no further.
Rated 8 out of 10 by BlueLightning26 Phat Is Where Its At!!!!
The original Nintendo DS or "DS Phat" as most people like to call it is in my opinion a very solid gaming system. This is the very first time that I have ever owned an original DS model as my very first Nintendo DS model was a Cobalt Blue DS Lite. Anyway, overall, the system is in fair condition because it had quite a few scratches on it when I bought it. Functionality wise, I have not had a single problem with this particular DS phat in the few days that I have had it. I had originally bought an Electic Blue model but the touchscreen was not functioning correctly and would not calibrate so I had to take it back to Gamestop and exchange it for a silver one which is the one that I have now. Overall I am pretty pleased with my purchase and would definintely recommend the DS phat to anyone who is looking for a low cost DS model.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Capt MacMillan Really big disapointment
Do not waste your money on this system. This is the worste system I have ever had. The controls are way to diffucult to use for games like king kong and call of duty. I had a nintendo ds and I just got caught in the hype like all my friends did. If your parents only let you get one system do not buy this one. It makes some great sounding games look like crap. Get a PSP they are not perfect but they are at least better than these. My brothers had nintendo ds and one dropped it while it was on and it broke. The other one left it in the sun and the lcd cracked which means there is a huge black mark across the touch screen. The graphics on this system is ok but nothing great. The performance I would give a 0 but they wont let me. Sound is also decent but nothing above 5. Please just get a PSP instead.
Rated 10 out of 10 by metroid freakshow89 the smarter way to go
if you are looking for a good system that won't have any issues than take my advice and get the orginal ds. i had a ds lite for quite some time and it broke out of nowhere. just like that. so when i found out that gamestop sells the original ds, i had to have it. i cannot tell you how many times i have dropped it and yet it still works. you cannot go wrong with this ds. it will last forever and will most likely never break. the only gripe is the fact that it's a bit bulky to put in your pocket at times but it is well worth it because once you buy the original, you are set for life. it's the smarter way to go when you are decideing which ds is better. another thing, alongside lasting forever, it can do all the other things the ds lite can do anyway. so in my mind it's a better option.
Rated 10 out of 10 by jongomz THis rocks!!!!
This system is really good and it's the best i've tried. it doesn't matter just because it's the original ds because it has great features that the ds lite doesn't have. its bulkier so you dont drop it frequently. it has better stylus's. you can turn on and off the light so you dont waste the battery, etc. i love this system and it's really good to handle when playing games. i love pictochatting on it. i wouldn't trade for it for a ds lite. the thing that i really like is the keys, how there really different than the lite, there easier to find the keys and they dont get sticky. finally i love the fact that this nintendo ds is INDESTRUCTIBLE! you hardly drop it and if you did it would go crazy like what happened to my lite. i really do recommend this product.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DS PLAYA Pretty Good System
I am a big fan of the nintendo ds system. I like the way the nintendo ds system looks and feels. I also like the colors it comes in too. I just got my nintendo ds system today and I must say I am pretty happy with it. I like the fact that its alittle more bigger than the nintendo ds lite. I had the nintendo ds lite for awhile after playing it my fingers and my hands got tired of holding it. With the nintendo ds system I don't have that problem because its alittle more bigger and its much easier for me to play without my hands cramping up on me while playing the nintendo ds system. You can't beat Gamestop price and it includes a free 30 day guarantee for the nintendo ds system it comes with one nintendo ds handheld system , 1 ac adaptor and 1 stylus.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Shadow_Emerl_09 The DS was great.
It was the best handheld system ever, it did live up to these days, and it was even better than the psp, but as time goes, newer versions are created. All new DS users should start from this DS before moving up to the DS lite and then to the DSi, why? so you can see the difference, even though they all share the same game library. I own all three and yet i say this DS version is a bit better than the DS lite but its a tie breaker with the DSi. Trust me, when you buy the DSi, your going to miss playing Gameboy Advance games, so always have this DS or DS lite as back up for your Gameboy Advance games. And hey it never hurts to play older models from the past, the DS works the same as the DSi, but this DS may have better speakers than the DSi.
Rated 9 out of 10 by nanito it was my best system!
my nintendo ds was in excelent condition when i got it. i had a ps2 a wii and a ps3 and it was my favorite system. i spend over 4 hours a day playing it i played some old game boy games and new ds games. later on i bought the dsi ds lite and dsi xl but it was still my best system i lost the pen but i still had fun. i had it for 7 years, today my nintendo ds split on half because me and my brother were figthing for it. i still like it but i can't play with it, but i have it on my collection of systems. right now i want to buy another one the same coler and the same mark nintendo ds. some people say its to old or why dont you buy a 3ds instead, but i will stil buy the same one.