The Nintendo DS is something skeptical to look at, but thats the outer clamshell. What this device really is, is a wonderful way to play games. On the go. On the run. And all the more fun.
The DS is named DS for ‘dual screen’ odviously it has two screens, one for below and one for above. The bottom screen is a touch screen. Its amazingly responsive, not to mention it is used greatly enhance the gameplay experience.
The Speakers are astounding on it, with surround sound enabled you can actually hear a lot more, from left to right.
There is also an in built microphone that can listen to the users commands efficiently. With Nintendogs, I can command my dog to ‘sit’ ‘shake’ and ‘rollover’. I can also blow into it on Mario Kart to blow up my battle balloons. In Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney I can yell for objection in my court cases.
It's embedded in a clamshell design that makes it damage proof when closed. One time I ran with it in my pocket and dropped it and it dragged along the concrete for a while. A few scratches, but the screen wasn't damaged at all.
The best part, I would have to say is the multiplayer component. Now equipped with Nintendo Wifi Connection, you can play Mario Kart and Tony Hawk Sk8land online. Not only that, but if you have a few mates around you with their DS, you can play an 8 player game with one DS card. One card, 8 DS, all can play! It uses a wireless connnection so ditch those wires.
I would say this device is THE best in portable gaming. The PSP doesn't actually fill the shoes the DS has in terms of gaming. In terms of multimedia, thats a different story.