Nintendo DS: Most Popular Articles
A definition of the term 'Lavender Town Syndrome'
Can you buy 'Pokemon' games for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or any smartphone or tablet?
Instructions on how to recover or reset your personal identification number (PIN) for the Nintendo 3DS's Parental Control settings.
Learn how to register a Friend Code on your Nintendo 3DS.
Did your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL system update fail to download? Are you locked out of the eShop as a result? Here's how to fix the problem.
Gary, the player's rival in Pokemon Red/Blue, has a Raticate on his team that disappears. What happened to it?
A few hints, tips, and suggestions for succeeding at Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS.
Learn how to use your Nintendo 3DS as an MP3 player
Frequently asked questions about the Nintendo 2DS. What is it? How does it differ from the Nintendo 3DS? How is it the same? Find out.
Learn how to buy and download digitally distributed games (including retro games) on the Nintendo 3DS's eShop.
Are you undecided about whether you should purchase the Nintendo DSi or the older Nintendo DS Lite? This list outlines the key functions of both handheld systems, and will help you make up your mind.
There are a lot of role-playing games (RPGs) available on the Nintendo DS. RPGs are fun, but they can be time consuming. You'll want to save your best efforts for the most fulfilling adventures. Use this handy list to help you identify the best RPGs on Nintendo's handheld system.
Choices, choices--should you buy the Nintendo DSi or the Nintendo 3DS? This comparison of both systems' features will help you decide.
A definition of the term 'Pokemon Lost Silver'
Learn how to set up a Wi-Fi Connection for your Nintendo 3DS.
Do you find yourself afflicted with nausea and headaches whenever you try to play video games, especially 3D video games? You may be a sufferer of video game-induced motion sickness, but cheer up--there are ways to deal with it.
Can you play Nintendo DS games on the Nintendo 3DS? How do you boot Nintendo DS games at their normal resolution?
How long can the Nintendo 3DS XL battery keep going before it needs to be recharged?
How long can the Nintendo 3DS battery keep going before it needs to be recharged?
Can the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS Xl play Game Boy Advance titles?
Nintendo's Wii U sure looks like a portable game system, but is it actually in the same family as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS?
Need to free up some room on your 3DS SD card? Here's how to delete application and game data.
New to Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Here's a list of great tips that will help you get settled in.
Here's how to get the most out of your Nintendo 3DS's StreetPass feature.
Got a short memory? Here's how to retrieve your Nintendo Network ID and / or password.
Artwork of Xerneas from Pokemon X and Y. Page 10.
It takes a lot of cash to fund the public works projects in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Here are some tips to help you earn lots of bells.
Learn how to turn off Parental Controls on the Nintendo 3DS.
Is the Nintendo 3DS region free, or is it region locked?
If setting up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo DSi has you a bit intimidated, this step-by-step guide will help you out.
Quick and easy instructions on how to transfer data between Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL SD cards.
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 2DS come with a built-in alarm clock?
Nintendo recommends that children 6 and under should play the 3DS with the 3D turned off. Here's how to disable the 3D through the Parental Controls menu.
Learn how to access and download games from the Nintendo DSi Shop.
The big question: How much does the Nintendo 3DS cost?
Somewhere out there, there's a Nintendo DS that's just right for you. This guide breaks down each iteration of the Nintendo DS based on the hardware features gamers generally look for.
Were you given a free download code for a game on the Nintendo 3DS eShop? Here's what you need to do with it.
Learn how to delete a Friend Code from your Nintendo 3DS's Friend List.
Once in a while, you'll be asked to perform a system update for your Nintendo 3DS. Here's how you can do it.
Can you play Nintendo DS games on the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL?
Is there any credibility to the legend of the White Hand .gif in Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue?
Learn how to download Nintendo 3DS game demos from the eShop.
The Nintendo DS experience goes beyond the store shelf. Learn about the ten best homebrew games for the DS.
What's the difference between downloading a Nintendo 3DS eShop game
How does the Nintendo 3DS project 3D images without the need for the user to wear glasses or headgear?
Everything you need to know about SwapNote, the Nintendo 3DS's messaging application.
A breakdown of the restrictions you can apply through the Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls menu.
How long can you play your Nintendo 2DS before it needs to be recharged?
What sets the Nintendo 3DS apart from the Nintendo DS Lite and the Nintendo DSi? Here's a breakdown of the available numbers and features, accompanied by explanations that are easy to understand.
Learn how to apply patches and updates to the games you buy on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
If your Nintendo 3DS has locked up, here's how to perform a hard reset.
When you pick up your Nintendo 3DS at the store, what comes home with you? Here's a list.
Does the Nintendo 3DS XL come packed with an AC adapter? That depends on where you live.
Thinking of picking up a Nintendo 2DS? Here's what you can expect to find inside the box.
A step-by-step guide on how to transfer your DSiWare, photos, and sound recordings from your Nintendo DSi to your Nintendo 3DS.
The Pokemon designs in modern games are subject to heavy criticism, but are they really less interesting than the critters we started with in the original generation?
A large number of Special Edition Nintendo 3DS systems are up for grabs--if you have the time and money to hunt them down. Take a look and round out your collection!
A step-by-step guide on setting up Parental Controls on your Nintendo 3DS.
Is the Nintendo 2DS right for you? We break the system down point-by-point.
An explanation of the difference between the Nintendo 3DS's SpotPass and StreetPass features.
Your Nintendo DS is there for you when it's time to kick back, but you might be surprised to learn that you can use it to organize your life, too. Here are five essential homebrew applications for the Nintendo DS.
Can the 3D images projected by the Nintendo 3DS harm a child's eyesight, or cause eyestrain?
Here's what you need to know about the Nintendo DSi, and how it's different from the original style Nintendo DS and the Nintendo DS Lite.
Going on a trip? Here are ten excellent games that should prove to be good travelling companions.
Is the Nintendo 3DS XL region locked?
Learn how to register your Nintendo DS games and systems with Club Nintendo so you can protect your consoles and earn exclusive rewards.
A list of ten computer and console emulators for the Nintendo DS that will please the retro gaming enthusiast.
Can you play with your Nintendo 3DS even while the battery recharges?
Here's a quick overview of the Nintendo 3DS and its capabilities.
Play Coins are digital currency that you earn when you walk with your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL. 100 steps earns you one coin for a daily total of ten.
A definition of the term 'Nintendo Zone'
Should you buy the Nintendo 3DS? Read our full review of the system.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the five best superhero games available for the Nintendo DS.
Here's how to take care of the battery behind your Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi, so that it'll never abandon you in a time of need.
Here's how to find a hot spot and set up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo 3DS XL.
Has your brain been feeling flabby? Here are seven great games that will exercise your mind.
Everything you need to know about the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program.
It's a showdown! The Nintendo DS, PSP, and iPhone/iPod Touch are all great handhelds, but here are five good reasons why the Nintendo DS is your best choice.
Artwork of Yveltal from Pokemon X and Y. Page 11.
Read about the Game & Watch library, a series of handheld games developed by Gunpei Yokoi that helped shape the history of the Nintendo DS and portable games in general.
Going through a lovers' spat? Put down that dish. The Nintendo DS is your go-to neutral ground when you
What Are Shiny Pokemon? Are They Stronger Than Normal Pokemon?
: The Nintendo eShop is a digital marketplace that's accessible through the Nintendo 3DS. The eShop sells
If your Nintendo 3DS's touch screen isn't responding properly, or if it isn't working at all, it may need to be calibrated. Here's how to do it.
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A definition of the term 'SpotPass'
Though it may be unbelievable, Nintendo has good reason to keep its properties off smartphones and tablets.
Need to know the difference between Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 for the Nintendo DS? Here's a detailed comparison of the two games.
Tips and information about The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS. What's different from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past?
Easy step-by-step instructions to help you upload photos captured with your Nintendo DSi to your Facebok account.
A definition of the term 'RPG/role-playing game'
Artwork of Froakie from Pokemon X and Y. Page 7.
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL come packed with a game? Well, yes and no.
Can the Nintendo 3DS play movies?
How does the Nintendo DSi XL compare to other members of the Nintendo DS family? Is it worth the asking price?
A full review of Hyperkin's 3DS PowerPlus battery life expansion pack for the Nintendo 3DS
Likely you're here because you just need to know--what is the Nintendo DS, anyway? Here's a detailed profile that gives you all the specifics about the first iteration of the Nintendo DS.
Everything you need to know about the Pokemon PokeDex iPhone/iPad app.
A full review of 'The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap,' an adventure role-playing game by Capcom and Nintendo.
A definition of the term 'StreetPass'
How does the Nintendo DS Lite differ from the original style Nintendo DS? Here's a detailed profile that gives you all the specifics about the second iteration of the Nintendo DS.
The Nintendo DSi XL has large screens, but what else is different? Here's everything you need to know about the fourth iteration of the Nintendo DS.
What's under Cubone's mask in the Pokemon games? Is it a baby Kangaskhan? Is it something else?
A full review of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.
If you're a collector, you'll want to take a look at some of the limited edition Nintendo DS Lites that have been made available at retail over the months.
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A definition of the term 'action game'
Everything you need to know about Mega Evolution in Pokemon X and Y, including how to get Mega Stones and a list of Pokemon capable of Mega Evolving.
Learn how to shoot 3D pictures with your Nintendo 3DS.
A complete list of the Nintendo 3DS colors available around the world.
If you're looking for a Nintendo DSi game that's easy to get into and loads of fun to play, consider downloading these casual offerings for your Nintedo DSi.
The Nintendo 3DS XL is coming! Here's what you should know about this 3DS upgrade.
Ravio from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds carries a number of interesting secrets that link Zelda characters across generations.
A full review of the adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Every DS game is branded with a letter label in the lower left corner. These are ESRB content ratings, which are to video games what MPAA letter ratings are to movies. This guide to ESRB ratings thoroughly outlines what each letter means, and explains the kinds of content parents should be wary of.
Learn how to make a game Wish List on the eShop.
Nintendo has a special Torchic waiting for Pokemon X and Y owners. Here's how to retrieve it.
Is the Nintendo 3DS just another upgrade of the original Nintendo DS?
A full review of the role-playing adventure games 'Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver' by Nintendo.
Break open your piggy bank: Here's the Nintendo 2DS's asking price.
The definition of 'Nintendo DS Phat'
Artwork of Fennekin from Pokemon X and Y. Page 4.
What's the purpose of the Nintendo DSi Transfer Tool?
: Will there be a Nintendo 3DS Lite? : At this time, Nintendo says it has no plans to release a "Nintendo
Is there any logical reason for Super Mario to take a permanent break from Nintendo's systems?
What is the Masuda method, and how does it apply to Pokemon?
A definition of the term 'independent game,' also known as 'indie game.'
A full review of Mega Man 2, available on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
A listing and explanation of the software that comes pre-loaded with the Nintendo 3DS.
A definition of the term 'Pokemon'
There are a few good reasons why a remake of 'The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask' needs to happen on the Nintendo 3DS.
Getting into Nintendo DS homebrew can seem intimidating. Get straightforward answers to some basic questions about the hardware and legalities of independent game development.
Curious about the Pokemon TV app for iOS and Android? Here's what you need to know.
Learn how to buy and redeem Nintendo Points for the Nintendo DSi using a credit card.
Level-5 is getting ready to put Professor Layton to bed, but is it a good idea to continue the series without its titular character?
Do you have an awesome Animal Crossing: New Leaf screenshot that you simply must share with the world? Here's how to do it.
Here's how to brighten or dim your Nintendo 3DS screens.
A few hints to help you get through Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.
: The Nintendo 3DS is a dual-screen portable game system developed and distributed by Nintendo. It was
A side-by-side comparison of the prices for the different iterations of the Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo 3DS.
Is Angry Birds Trilogy just a cash grab, or will it actually help promote the preservation of digital/downloadable games?
Waffling between downloading Animal Crossing: New Leaf or buying it at retail? Here's what you should do, and why.
A full review of the Nintendo eShop edition of 'Cave Story.'
A full review of the flower-growing simulation game, Flower Town.
Artwork of Chespin from Pokemon X and Y
Everything you need to know about the Nintendo 3DS's Circle Pad Pro, AKA the Slider Pad add-on accessory.
A full review of the action game 'Cave Story' by Pixel and Nicalis.
A full review of 'Zenonia' by Gamevil, available for download at the Nintendo DSiWare Shop.
A chapter closes on the Professor's life in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.
A review of 'Super Mario 3D Land,' a 3D platforming game for the Nintendo 3DS.