We'd always looked, but now we can touch...
Nintendo's handheld systems have produced some of the best on-the-go experiences we've ever gotten our hands on, and with the DS it's no different. Before there was glasses-free 3D, Nintendo introduced gamers to touch screen gameplay with the DS' two screen, clamshell design. Franchises like Zelda, Mario Kart, and Pokemon had some of their strongest entries on the handheld, and dozens more titles are now timeless classics.
With more than a decade under its belt, the DS' most prominent titles are still worthy of picking up and playing again and again. Looking to catch up on some of the handheld system's great titles? You're in luck. We've ranked the 50 best DS games on the following slides. Find out which games you absolutely need to hunt down and play. Starting with...
50. Flower, Sun, and Rain
49. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
48. Super Princess Peach
47. Mario Hoops 3-on-3
46. Yoshi's Island DS
45. Pokmon Conquest
44. Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
42. Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
41. Picross DS
40. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
39. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
38. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
37. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
36. Kirby Mass Attack
35. Radiant Historia
34. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
32. Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
31. Contra 4
30. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
29. Kirby Super Star Ultra
28. Puzzle Quest 2
27. Rhythm Heaven
26. Final Fantasy IV
24. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
23. Super Scribblenauts
25. 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
22. Retro Game Challenge
21. Picross 3D
20. Animal Crossing: Wild World
19. Planet Puzzle League
18. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
17. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
16. Kirby Canvas Curse
15. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
14. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
13. The World Ends With You
12. Elite Beat Agents
11. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
10. New Super Mario Bros.
9. Tetris DS
8. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
7. Chrono Trigger
6. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
5. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
4. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
3. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
2. Pokemon Black and White
1. Mario Kart DS
Did we leave off one of your favorites? We'd love to read your opinions in the comments!
And if you're curious how other Nintendo handhelds rank, check out our other lists detailing Nintendo's portable history. There's the best GBA games, the best 3DS games, the best Game Boy Color games, and the best Game Boy games.