Video gamers have a sense of nostalgia that is alive and well. Many gamers grew up playing their favorites on “retro” consoles like the Super Nintendo. Even in the age of high tech, amazing graphics and ultra-realistic games, we love going back and playing those games that bring back fond memories of being a kid. The current Nintendo DS consoles feature the best of both worlds.
The Nintendo DS obviously features some of the latest in handheld gaming technology, a field Nintendo of course pioneered with the Gameboy. The two screen set up of the Nintendo DS consoles is revolutionary and changes the way we play games on the go. The latest console is the Nintendo 3DS and it takes it to the next level, offering a mobile gaming experience that goes into three-dimensions. While the gaming experience on these handheld platforms is unparalleled and utilizes state of the art technology, Nintendo knows that gamers love to relive their favorite experiences from the past. As such, there are several popular games from the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 era that have been re-released and updated for the Nintendo DS. Here are some of the most popular examples.
To this day, called as one of the best video games of all time, the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a huge hit on the Nintendo 64. For the Nintendo 3DS, the graphics were updated and the game was re-released, to huge acclaim, yet again. Not only does it include every aspect of the fan-favorite original game but when a player completes the game, they can access the Master Quest, featuring a more complex layout of all the dungeons of the game.
Going back even further in time, one can find a franchise that is still alive and well today: Final Fantasy. Responsible for making some of the bestselling games of all-time, Final Fantasy got its start in the early days of the Nintendo console, like the Super Nintendo. Several Final Fantasy games have been re-released for the Nintendo DS, including Final Fantasy III.
These two aforementioned games are just the start. Other classic games have been released on the Nintendo DS consoles. Great examples include Mario 64, Tetris and many others. With this in mind, the Nintendo DS family of handheld consoles combines the best of both worlds: high tech mobile gaming technology and the nostalgia of playing your favorite childhood games.