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DS (short for Dual Screen) is the 7th generation portable console from Nintendo and a successor to Game Boy Advance. It was released on November 21st, 2004 in North America and on March 11, 2005 in Europe. The most characteristic feature of this handheld are two screens (including one touch screen). DS is the second most popular console in the history of gaming industry (right after PlayStation 2). In 2011 it was succeeded by 3DS.

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Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City (NDS)
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City (NDS)

Racing 01 November 2006

The tenth installment in the bestselling racing game series originally launched back in 1995. The game lets you play as the main protagonist of the previous game. He returns to his home city only to find his domestic street racing scene taken over by rivaling gangs. As you take on new racing challenges, you take back your home town one district at a time. The game’s mechanics employ the well-proven solutions introduced by its predecessors, while introducing several new elements at the same time. Those include, first and foremost, canyon duels, which require much attention, as it is possible to run through the traffic barriers and roll down the slope. The other novelty is the team; you can assemble your own crew, and its members can aid you during races, e.g. by blocking your rivals. Additionally, the game features cut-scenes with real actors, several dozen licensed car models, as well as vast car customization options. Regarding the latter, Autosculpt module lets you modify almost any element of the car body.

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LEGO Batman: The Videogame (NDS)
LEGO Batman: The Videogame (NDS)

Arcade 23 September 2008

Another production by Traveller's Tales, blending the world of the Danish bricks with the universe of Batman, known from comics and movies. As you play as the eponymous hero, accompanied by his sidekicks, your task is to fight the chaos unleashed upon the streets of Gotham by such villains as the Joker, Penguin, and Two-Face. The gameplay focuses on exploring the LEGO brick world, fighting enemies, and solving simple puzzles. You can play LEGO Batman: The Video game in a co-op mode with a friend; apart from Bruce Wayne's friends (such as Robin or Alfred), you can also choose from a range of villains, which also allows the players to fight each other. Regardless of platform (the game was released for PC Windows as well as stationary and portable consoles), the game features pleasant visuals.

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Pokemon Diamond (NDS)
Pokemon Diamond (NDS)

RPG 22 April 2007

Pokemon Diamond is the next installment of a very popular worldwide RPG game designed for portable Nintendo consoles. After very successful versions of Emerald, Fire Red/Leaf Green and Sapphire written especially for GBA, the time has come for NDS owners to get the opportunity to play as a Pokemon trainer.

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (NDS)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (NDS)

RPG 01 October 2007

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is the next installment of the hit saga - this time prepared exclusively for the Nintendo DS console. The action of this programme takes place a few months after the events presented in the previous section, subtitled The Wind Waker.

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Need for Speed: Nitro (NDS)
Need for Speed: Nitro (NDS)

Racing 06 November 2009

The next installment of the famous Need for Speed series, this time focusing on more arcade fun. Lots of licensed top-of-the-line cars and a unique audiovisual setting.

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Pokemon White (NDS)
Pokemon White (NDS)

RPG 18 September 2010

The next installment of the cycle, in which the player has the opportunity to train and then expose hundreds of different creatures to battle. The defeats fight against others in a truly RPG style. Winning the skirmishes, we expand our collection with more little ones. In total, there are about 600 species to be collected.

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The Settlers (1993) (NDS)
The Settlers (1993) (NDS)

Strategy 12 July 2007

The Settlers is the first installment of an extremely popular series of real-time strategy games that takes us to a medieval kingdom torn apart by war between conflicting barons.

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Tomb Raider: Underworld (NDS)
Tomb Raider: Underworld (NDS)

Action 18 November 2008

Developed once again by Crystal Dynamics, another installment of the third-person perspective adventure series started in 1996. Tomb Raider: Underworld is a continuation of the events from previous parts of the series and concentrates on the search for artifacts connected with the Nordic god Thor. On her journey, Lara Croft visits new locations, like Thailand and south Mexico, and dives in the Mediterranean Sea and the Arctic Ocean. The game offers elements characteristic for the series, like exploring tombs in places associated with mythical realms of death: Xibalba, Valhalla, or Niflheim. The game’s mechanics remain mostly unchanged, but the gameplay has become more non-linear. Lara has a new set of tricks and a useful gadget – a rope with a grappling hook. Graphics were changed also and now they have more dark and gloomy atmosphere.

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Need for Speed ProStreet (NDS)
Need for Speed ProStreet (NDS)

Racing 13 November 2007

The 11th installment in the popular racing game series developed by Electronic Arts. In contrast to the previous parts of the game, this title completely abandons the idea of illegal races and transfers the action to professional racing circuits. Players take part in a number of challenges divided into four race variations: Drag, Grip, Drift, and Speed Challenge, in the latter the driver who reaches top speed wins. Successive victories unlock new challenges and cars. The game offers 26 licensed car models that can be customized with the Autosculpt system. The authors emphasize the recreation of crashes and the realistic damage model that influences the car’s performance. Fans of realism were given the option of turning off all the driving assistance, like power steering and ABS, which makes driving much more simulator-like.

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Final Fantasy IV (NDS)
Final Fantasy IV (NDS)

RPG 20 December 2007

Refreshed version of the fourth part of the cult jRPG saga, the first edition of which appeared on the SNES console in 1991. Remake is based on a three-dimensional version of the game, prepared 16 years later, and apart from the new setting and the changed appearance of the character, it offers an extensive storyline and full acting dubbing, absent from the original.

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Race Driver: GRID (NDS)
Race Driver: GRID (NDS)

Racing 05 August 2008

A racing game which is a direct continuation to the TOCA Touring Cars and TOCA Race Driver series developed by Codemasters. Contrary to the studio's other flagship franchise, DiRT, this game is focused on street and speedway races in which we sit behind the wheel of the most popular cars of the world, all of them licensed. The fun takes place in three different locations that offer us slightly different kinds of competition. With progress, we unlock new tournaments and vehicles. In the United States, we mostly race on the asphalt streets of American metropolises. In Europe, we compete primarily on speedways in such places as Donington, Silverstone, or Nurburgring. In Japan, drift is the most popular kind of races, taking place in cities and winding mountain roads. One of the title’s highlight is the realistic driving model. The game also features the DiRT series' replay system which allows us to rewind and retry a failed fragment of a race.

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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (NDS)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (NDS)

RPG 07 December 2009

The next installment of the Legend of Zelda series released for the Nintendo portable console. This time Link and his friend Phantom are given a steam locomotive to travel around the world.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (NDS)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (NDS)

Action 16 November 2010

An action game based on the highly-popular series of books and movies about the adventures of Harry Potter. The newest interactive adaptation makes the young wizard face the merciless Lord Voldemort. The developers focused on dynamic battles and some additional action-adventure features.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (NDS)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (NDS)

Action 08 November 2011

The third part in the first-person shooter series being one of the spin-offs of the Call of Duty franchise. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was developed by Infinity Ward with the assistance from other development studios owned by Activision – e.g. Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games. The plot continues the action of the first two installments of the game. Players are presented with the further fates of the members of Task Force 141 as they try to eliminate the leader of the Russian Ultranationalists responsible for the outbreak of the international conflict. Developers draw on the well-proven formula employed by the previous installments, such as the spectacular, yet heavily-scripted single player campaign, dynamic shootouts and numerous multiplayer modes. The fourth generation of the IW Engine provides high-level audio-visuals.

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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (NDS)
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (NDS)

Adventure 10 December 2009

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a thriller-like adventure game produced by Japanese studio Chunsoft for the Nintendo DS console. The player directs the actions of the participant in a bizarre game in which the stake is to get out of a sinking ship. By solving subsequent riddles and making moral choices, the protagonist tries to discover the truth about other members of the group in which he found himself, and to explain the motives behind the mysterious Zero.

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Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (NDS)
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (NDS)

RPG 11 July 2009

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is a studio-produced 5 Level jRPG game, the ninth installment of the series created by Yuji Horia. The hero, whose actions are controlled by the player, is transformed into a human angel. In order to regain its old form, he must find a magical divine fruit. The game has been prepared primarily with a view to having fun in the mode of 4-person cooperation.

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Final Fantasy III (NDS)
Final Fantasy III (NDS)

RPG 14 November 2006

Refreshed version of Final Fantasy III, which tells the story of four orphans who received magical power and the command to restore order in the world from the mysterious crystal.

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Need for Speed: Underground 2 (NDS)
Need for Speed: Underground 2 (NDS)

Racing 27 May 2005

A sequel to Need for Speed: Underground, a best-selling 2003 game from Electronic Arts, which changed the shape of one of the most popular car racing franchises. The game takes you to a virtual metropolis that thrives after dark. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the city is completely open for exploration. As you ride around its streets you can challenge the drivers you meet on the way or learn more about the favorite locations of the street racing community. The gameplay mechanics did not change much; rather, the developers focused on an even more detailed recreations of licensed cars and car parts used for tuning. The game’s graphics were noticeably improved, featuring all sorts of new visual effects. The soundtrack keeps equally high level, as usually featuring songs by famous artists across a wide spectrum of genres.

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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (NDS)
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (NDS)

Action 12 September 2006

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a continuation of one of the best made electronic and entertainment products of 2005. According to the subtitle, this time the developers focused on three episodes of the Star Wars film cycle, shot by George Lucas in 1977-1983.

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Pokemon HeartGold (NDS)
Pokemon HeartGold (NDS)

RPG 12 September 2009

Pokémon HeartGold is a remake of Pokémon Gold, released in 1999 for the portable Game Boy console. The new version of the game takes advantage of the graphical and audio capabilities offered by DS, as well as the touch screen.

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Pokemon Black 2 (NDS)
Pokemon Black 2 (NDS)

RPG 23 June 2012

A direct continuation of Pokemon Black, one of the most popular DS titles among players. Despite the 3DS, the developers decided to create a sequel for an older console, which at the time of the game's release had a larger user base.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (NDS)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (NDS)

Action 22 October 2013

An action-adventure game featuring the superheroes from Marvel comic books. The title was created by Traveller’s Tales Studio, experts at LEGO video games (e.g. LEGO The Lord of the Rings, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Harry Potter). Players can become Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and other superheroes, who are asked by Nick Fury from the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization to save the world from villains and other dangers. The developers stayed true to the well-proven gameplay mechanics that combines elements of action, brawler, and adventure game. As always, the game is filled with unlockable extras, and features a cooperation mode in split screen.

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Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles (NDS)
Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles (NDS)

Action 05 February 2008

Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles is the prequel to the familiar Assassin's Creed game. The player's task is to find a secret object, which allegedly has the power to end the wars plaguing the Holy Land.

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LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (NDS)
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (NDS)

Adventure 17 November 2009

A continuation of one of the entries in the LEGO series developed by Traveller’s Tales. The players once again assume the role of Indiana Jones, a famous archeologist/adventurer, and lead him through a number of events that took place in the original trilogy and the newest entry in the series – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In contrast to the previous installment, we’ve been given a number of new features and additional vehicles, while the titular hero had received a number of new animations and a more useful whip that allows him to pull his opponents in. The levels are now characterized by a high degree of interactivity, as we can use almost any item as a melee or a ranged weapon. As always, the players can switch between the available characters on the fly, or invite a friend to join our session. Aside from Story and Free Play modes, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues offers an extensive level editor which can also be used to share our works with other players.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (NDS)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (NDS)

Action 30 June 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is an action game based on a best-selling novel written by J.K. Rowling. The game revolves mostly around dueling other wizards. Moreover, the game features Quidditch matches again, and the potion brewing system has been expanded.

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Need for Speed: Undercover (NDS)
Need for Speed: Undercover (NDS)

Racing 18 November 2008

After the slightly more realistic ProStreet, in which the players raced on professional racing circuits, the popular Need for Speed series returns to city streets with a traditional, arcade installment. Developed by a Canadian EA branch, Undercover puts a special emphasis on the storyline. As an undercover cop, the player has to infiltrate the ranks of a racing gang. To do so, they have to prove their worth in a series of driving challenges, including regular races, time trials, highway battles and outruns. As usual, the players receive a massive number of licensed cars which can be modified both visually, and in terms of their performance. The game's improved visuals and excitable soundtrack are complemented by cinematic cutscenes featuring mainly Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) and Christina Milian - a singer.

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