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Nintendo DS: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Register a Friend on Your Nintendo 3DS in 9...
Learn how to register a Friend Code on your Nintendo 3DS.
What's Lavender Town Syndrome in Pokemon?
A definition of the term 'Lavender Town Syndrome'
How to Reset The Parental Controls PIN on a...
Instructions on how to recover or reset your personal identification number (PIN) for the Nintendo 3DS's Parental Control settings.
Did Gary's Raticate Really Die in Pokemon Red...
Gary, the player's rival in Pokemon Red/Blue, has a Raticate on his team that disappears. What happened to it?
6 Steps for Deleting Apps and Games on Your...
Need to free up some room on your 3DS SD card? Here's how to delete application and game data.
How to Play MP3 and AAC Files on Your Nintendo...
Learn how to use your Nintendo 3DS as an MP3 player
Should You Buy the Nintendo DS Lite or the...
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.
Here's Everything You Need to Know About the...
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.
My Nintendo 3DS System Update Failed and Now...
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.
Can the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL Play Game Boy...
Can the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS Xl play Game Boy Advance titles?
How to Buy and Download Games on the Nintendo...
Learn how to buy and download digitally distributed games (including retro games) on the Nintendo 3DS's eShop.
How to Set Up Wi-Fi on the Nintendo 3DS
Learn how to set up a Wi-Fi Connection for your Nintendo 3DS.
What's the Difference Between Wii U and...
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?
Help! I Forgot My Nintendo Network ID / Password!
Got a short memory? Here's how to retrieve your Nintendo Network ID and / or password.
Which should you buy: The Nintendo 3DS or the...
Choices, choices--should you buy the Nintendo DSi or the Nintendo 3DS? This comparison of both systems' features will help you decide.
How to Deal with Motion Sickness and Simulator...
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.
How Long Does the Nintendo 3DS XL Battery Last...
How long can the Nintendo 3DS XL battery keep going before it needs to be recharged?
Read This Before Purchasing Any 'Pokemon' Apps...
Can you buy 'Pokemon' games for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or any smartphone or tablet?
How Long Does the Nintendo 3DS Battery Usually...
How long can the Nintendo 3DS battery keep going before it needs to be recharged?
What you need to know about backwards...
Can you play Nintendo DS games on the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL?
Nintendo Zone
A definition of the term 'Nintendo Zone'
Can You Play Nintendo DS Games on the 3DS?
Can you play Nintendo DS games on the Nintendo 3DS? How do you boot Nintendo DS games at their normal resolution?
How to Download Nintendo 3DS Game Demos
Learn how to download Nintendo 3DS game demos from the eShop.
Choosing a Nintendo DS: Which DS Should You Get?
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.
How to Turn Off Parental Controls On Your...
Learn how to turn off Parental Controls on the Nintendo 3DS.
How to Redeem a Download Code on the Nintendo...
Were you given a free download code for a game on the Nintendo 3DS eShop? Here's what you need to do with it.
How to Get More StreetPasses on Your Nintendo 3DS
Here's how to get the most out of your Nintendo 3DS's StreetPass feature.
How Does the Nintendo 3DS Project 3D Images?
How does the Nintendo 3DS project 3D images without the need for the user to wear glasses or headgear?
How to Transfer Data Between SD Cards for the...
Quick and easy instructions on how to transfer data between Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL SD cards.
Is the Nintendo 3DS Region Free or Region Locked?
Is the Nintendo 3DS region free, or is it region locked?
How to Download Games From the Nintendo DSi Shop
Learn how to access and download games from the Nintendo DSi Shop.
How Much Does the Nintendo 3DS Cost?
Wondering if you can afford the Nintendo 3DS? Learn more about how much the 3DS cost including what games are preloaded.
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 2DS Have a Built-In...
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 2DS come with a built-in alarm clock?
What's the Difference Between "Download Now"...
What's the difference between downloading a Nintendo 3DS eShop game
How to Set Up Wi-Fi on Your Nintendo DSi
If setting up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo DSi has you a bit intimidated, this step-by-step guide will help you out.
The 7 Best RPGs on the Nintendo DS
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.
Pokemon Lost Silver
A definition of the term 'Pokemon Lost Silver'
How to Disable 3D Images on the Nintendo 3DS
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.
Everything You Need to Know About the Nintendo...
Here's a quick overview of the Nintendo 3DS and its capabilities.
How to Delete a Friend Code from your Nintendo...
Learn how to delete a Friend Code from your Nintendo 3DS's Friend List.
Is the Nintendo 3DS XL Region Locked or Region...
Is the Nintendo 3DS XL region locked?
Should You Buy the Nintendo 3DS?
Should you buy the Nintendo 3DS? Read our full review of the system.
How to Do a System Update on Your Nintendo 3DS
Once in a while, you'll be asked to perform a system update for your Nintendo 3DS. Here's how you can do it.
Is Earthbound/Mother Coming to the Nintendo 3DS?
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Learn How the Nintendo 3DS Stacks Up Against...
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.
Tips For a Good Start in Animal Crossing: New...
New to Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Here's a list of great tips that will help you get settled in.
How Long Can You Play the Nintendo 2DS Before...
How long can you play your Nintendo 2DS before it needs to be recharged?
Can The Nintendo 3DS Harm My Child's Eyesight?
Can the 3D images projected by the Nintendo 3DS harm a child's eyesight, or cause eyestrain?
Everything You Need to Know About The Legend of...
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?
What are Nintendo 3DS Play Coins, and What Are...
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.
Why is the Nintendo Network Down? / Why isn't...
Having trouble getting the Nintendo Network and Miiverse to connect? Here are some causes and solutions.
Nintendo 2DS Review: Should You Buy It?
Is the Nintendo 2DS right for you? We break the system down point-by-point.
How to Make Lots of Bells in 'Animal Crossing:...
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.
10 Best Homebrew Games for the Nintendo DS
The Nintendo DS experience goes beyond the store shelf. Learn about the ten best homebrew games for the DS.
How to Win at Bravely Default on Nintendo 3DS
A few hints, tips, and suggestions for succeeding at Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS.
How to Update Nintendo 3DS eShop Software
Learn how to apply patches and updates to the games you buy on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls Breakdown
A breakdown of the restrictions you can apply through the Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls menu.
What Comes In the Nintendo 3DS Box?
When you pick up your Nintendo 3DS at the store, what comes home with you? Here's a list.
Are Nintendo 3DS games playable on the Wii U?
Is it possible to play Nintendo 3DS games on the Wii U?
How to Register Your Nintendo 3DS
Learn how to register your Nintendo DS games and systems with Club Nintendo so you can protect your consoles and earn exclusive rewards.
Is the Pokemon White Hand Enemy Real?
Is there any credibility to the legend of the White Hand .gif in Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue?
Does the Nintendo 3DS XL Come with an AC Adapter?
Does the Nintendo 3DS XL come packed with an AC adapter? That depends on where you live.
What is the Nintendo DSi?
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.
What Comes Inside the Nintendo 2DS Box?
Thinking of picking up a Nintendo 2DS? Here's what you can expect to find inside the box.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds...
Is The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS a worthy successor to A Link to the Past? Our review lays it all out.
Pokemon Conquest Review
A full review of 'Pokemon Conquest,' a turn-based strategy game from Tecmo-Koei and Nintendo.
Is the Nintendo 2DS backwards compatible with...
Is the Nintendo 2DS able to play Nintendo DS games?
How to deal with a scuffed-up Nintendo 3DS...
Has your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL suffered some screen scratches over the course of its life? There are a couple of things you can do about it.
The 18 Absolute Best Special Edition Nintendo...
A list of the Special or Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL systems that you'll love to add to your collection -- if you can! Page 2.
What is the Nintendo DSi XL?
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.
Can You Play With the Nintendo 3DS While the...
Can you play with your Nintendo 3DS even while the battery recharges?
The Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program: What You...
Everything you need to know about the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program.
How to Set Up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo 3DS XL
Here's how to find a hot spot and set up Wi-Fi on your Nintendo 3DS XL.
How to Calibrate Your Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen
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.
How to Set Up Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls
A step-by-step guide on setting up Parental Controls on your Nintendo 3DS.
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL Come Packed...
Does the Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL come packed with a game? Well, yes and no.
Nintendo 3DS eShop
: The Nintendo eShop is a digital marketplace that's accessible through the Nintendo 3DS. The eShop sells
How to Perform a Hard Reset On Your Nintendo 3DS
If your Nintendo 3DS has locked up, here's how to perform a hard reset.
Nintendo 3DS SpotPass vs. StreetPass: What's...
An explanation of the difference between the Nintendo 3DS's SpotPass and StreetPass features.
What is the Nintendo DS?
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.
Action Game
A definition of the term 'action game'
Nickelodeon Nicktoons MLB 3D
A full review of 'Nickelodeon Nicktoons MLB 3D,' a baseball game for the Nintendo 3DS by Black Lantern Studios and 2K Games.
My Nintendo 3DS hinge cracked! What should I do...
Is your Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL hinge about to give up the ghost? Here's what you need to do.
Here's What You Need to Know About SwapNote
Everything you need to know about SwapNote, the Nintendo 3DS's messaging application.
Top 5 Superhero Games on the Nintendo DS
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the five best superhero games available for the Nintendo DS.
How to Transfer Data From Your Nintendo DSi to...
A step-by-step guide on how to transfer your DSiWare, photos, and sound recordings from your Nintendo DSi to your Nintendo 3DS.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
A full review of the adventure role-playing game 'The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time' for the Nintendo 3DS.
Should You Buy the Nintendo 3DS or the Nintendo...
The Nintendo 2DS versus the Nintendo 3DS - which one should you buy? This guide will help you make an informed choice.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review
A full review of the adventure/simulation game Animal Crossing: New Leaf by Nintendo.
5 Reasons to Buy a Nintendo DS Lite (Not a PSP...
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.
Play Nintendo E3 Games at Select Best Buy...
Nintendo will let players go hands-on with select titles during 2013's E3.
How to Adjust The Nintendo 3DS's Brightness...
Here's how to brighten or dim your Nintendo 3DS screens.
What is the Nintendo DS Lite?
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.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
A full review of the role-playing game 'Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story' by Nintendo
StreetPass
See the Streepass feature but don't know what it is or what it does? Here is an explanation of the StreetPass feature for the Nintendo 3DS.
Going hands-on with the Nintendo 3DS version of...
During E3 2014, Nintendo offered a demo of Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS at select Best Buy stores. Here's how it plays.
How To Buy Nintendo Points for the Nintendo DSi...
Learn how to buy and redeem Nintendo Points for the Nintendo DSi using a credit card.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Review
A review of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS.
How to Get Your Torchic Mystery Gift in Pokemon...
Nintendo has a special Torchic waiting for Pokemon X and Y owners. Here's how to retrieve it.
What's the Nintendo 2DS cost?
Break open your piggy bank: Here's the Nintendo 2DS's asking price.
Are Pokemon Designs Getting Worse Over the Years?
The Pokemon designs in modern games are subject to heavy criticism, but are they really less interesting than the critters we started with?
Adventure Game
A definition of the term 'Adventure Game'
Can the Nintendo 3DS Play Movies and TV Shows?
Can the Nintendo 3DS play movies?
Super Mario 3D Land
A review of 'Super Mario 3D Land,' a 3D platforming game for the Nintendo 3DS.
What Colors Does the Nintendo 3DS Come In?
A complete list of the Nintendo 3DS colors available around the world.
5 Best Homebrew Applications for the Nintendo DS
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.
Review: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y for the...
A full review of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.
Opinion: Angry Birds Trilogy will help preserve...
Is Angry Birds Trilogy just a cash grab, or will it actually help promote the preservation of digital/downloadable games?
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Kid Icarus: Uprising can be credited with flinging the initial hype for the Nintendo 3DS sky-high. When
Tips, Tricks, and Hints for Professor Layton...
A few hints to help you get through Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Review
A full review of the action/platforming title Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for the Nintendo 3DS.
Preview: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow--Mirror...
A preview of 'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow--Mirror of Fate' for the Nintendo 3DS (information courtesy of the June 2012 edition of Nintendo Power)
What is the Masuda Method?
What is the Masuda method, and how does it apply to Pokemon?
Cave Story Review (eShop Edition)
A full review of the Nintendo eShop edition of 'Cave Story.'
Are Shiny Pokemon stronger or better than...
What Are Shiny Pokemon? Are They Stronger Than Normal Pokemon?
What's the Nintendo 3DS Image Share Service?
What's the Nintendo Image Share Service, and how do you use it?
LOL
A full review of the multiplayer-exclusive game 'LOL' by Agetec.
A Review of the Nintendo DSi XL
How does the Nintendo DSi XL compare to other members of the Nintendo DS family? Is it worth the asking price?
RPG/Role-Playing Game
A definition of the term 'RPG/role-playing game'
What You Need to Know About the Pokemon PokeDex...
Everything you need to know about the Pokemon PokeDex iPhone/iPad app.
SpotPass
A definition of the term 'SpotPass'
Hyperkin 3DS PowerPlus Battery
A full review of Hyperkin's 3DS PowerPlus battery life expansion pack for the Nintendo 3DS
All About Mega Evolutions in Pokemon X and...
Everything you need to know about Mega Evolution in Pokemon X and Y (3DS), including how to get Mega Stones and a list of Pokemon capable of Mega Evolving.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
A full review of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, an RPG by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems.
Differences Between Pokemon Black Version 2 and...
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.
How to Get the Most From Your Nintendo...
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.
Nintendo 3DS Review: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
A full review of the role-playing game Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Pre-Installed Software on the Nintendo 3DS
A listing and explanation of the software that comes pre-loaded with the Nintendo 3DS.
Here's How to Shoot 3D Pictures With Your...
Learn how to shoot 3D pictures with your Nintendo 3DS.
10 Best Computer and Console Emulators for the...
A list of ten of the best computer and console emulators for the Nintendo DS that will please the retro-gaming enthusiast.
Can I Access Nintendo's Miiverse Through a Web...
Here's how to access Miiverse from outside a Wii U or a Nintendo 3DS.
Fire Emblem: Awakening Review
A full review of Fire Emblem: Awakening, a turn-based strategy game by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems.
Nintendo 3DS
: The Nintendo 3DS is a dual-screen portable game system developed and distributed by Nintendo. It was
Nintendo DS Price Comparison
A side-by-side comparison of the prices for the different iterations of the Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo 3DS.
What's Under Cubone's Mask in the Pokemon Games?
What's under Cubone's mask in the Pokemon games? Is it a baby Kangaskhan? Is it something else?
How to Make a Nintendo Network ID
Step-by-step instructions on how to make a Nintendo Network ID on your Nintendo 3DS.
Exclusive Pokemon in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y...
A list of the Pokemon exclusive to both Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. Also, information about Mega Mewtwo X and Y, and Mega Charizard X and Y.
Grab Azure Striker Gunvolt before December and...
Mighty No 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt are crossing over in Mighty Gunvolt, an 8-bit action game - and it can be yours for free.
Why Won't Nintendo Put Pokemon or Mario Games...
Though it may be unbelievable, Nintendo has good reason to keep its properties off smartphones and tablets.
10 Best Nintendo DS/3DS Games to Take on a Trip
Going on a trip? Here are ten excellent games that should prove to be good travelling companions.
Is the Nintendo 2DS the same thing as the...
Wait a second--is the Nintendo 2DS a whole new system, or just another type of 3DS?
What You Should Know About the Nintendo 3DS...
Everything you need to know about the Nintendo 3DS's Circle Pad Pro, AKA the Slider Pad add-on accessory.
How to Link a Nintendo Network ID From the Wii...
Here's how to link a Nintendo Network ID from your Wii U to your Nintendo 3DS.
A Guide to Understanding ESRB Ratings
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.
Nintendo reveals the New Nintendo 3DS and New...
Two new, more powerful iterations of the Nintendo 3DS are on their way. They're exclusive to Japan - for now.
List of Limited Edition Nintendo DS Lites
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.
Should Mario Retire?
Is there any logical reason for Super Mario to take a permanent break from Nintendo's systems?
How To Upload Nintendo DSi Photos to Your...
Easy step-by-step instructions to help you upload photos captured with your Nintendo DSi to your Facebok account.
How to Patch Your Nintendo 3DS and 2DS Games
Instructions on how to fix the Lumiose City save glitch in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.

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