BEST ONLINE games for DS

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#1 Posted by FrankGlasses (185 posts) -

I'm gunna buy one soon, and Ive read the reviews for some of the better DS games, but i specifically want to get a WiFi online game.

WHICH WOULD YOU RECOMMEND>?

ps. i like shooters over racers...

thanks for the help, i'm taking any suggestions...

#2 Posted by metroidfood (11175 posts) -
Metroid Prime: Hunters should be your cup of tea then. Lots of stages, 7 characters to choose from, and you can play random matches in Battle mode without Friend Codes. If you do swap FCs, you can also customize your matches and unlock voice/text chat before the game starts. Another great one is Mario Kart DS (but Hunters is a shooter so I'm guessing you prefer that).
#3 Posted by FrankGlasses (185 posts) -
oh yes... and Ive been through the recommendation thread, and MPH and Mario kart DS are certainly recommended..... but are there ANY OTHERS? especially FPS?
#4 Posted by FrankGlasses (185 posts) -

Metroid Prime: Hunters should be your cup of tea then. Lots of stages, 7 characters to choose from, and you can play random matches in Battle mode without Friend Codes. If you do swap FCs, you can also customize your matches and unlock voice/text chat before the game starts. Another great one is Mario Kart DS (but Hunters is a shooter so I'm guessing you prefer that).metroidfood

Thanks for the info on MPH! (guess i was too late with that last post)

#5 Posted by LastLaugh90 (518 posts) -
import jump ultimate stars if u like ssb. it has sweet online
#6 Posted by goalring27 (1693 posts) -
i liked metroid prime hunters
#7 Posted by metroidfood (11175 posts) -

oh yes... and Ive been through the recommendation thread, and MPH and Mario kart DS are certainly recommended..... but are there ANY OTHERS? especially FPS?FrankGlasses

So far no other online FPS... :(

Not only have most devs ignored that genre on the DS, new ones like Call of Duty only have local multiplayer.

Apparently, Worms 2 is supposed to have good online if you like those kinds of games, and there are some puzzle games like Picross and Planet Puzzle League, and some RPGs like Pokemon Diamond/Pearl and LostMagic have online, but you'll have to look and see what they offer, as not all "Wi-Fi" games include online play, some (Final Fantasy 3) only include Wi-Fi features instead of gameplay. You can check out a complete list at "nintendowifi.com" but be sure to check the game out on IGN or Gamespot before you buy. Also, be wary of FC only games as you'll have to swap FCs with someone before you can play. :(

(Some upcoming games with Wi-Fi are LoZ: Phantom Hourglass with a surprisingly deep online minigame, and Tony Hawk's Proving Ground which looks to be a good sequel to the TH franchise)

#8 Posted by goalring27 (1693 posts) -
oh an mario kart is pretty fun too
#9 Posted by HappyProzak (515 posts) -

I have both hunters and mario kart online. Both games are fun online but are ruined by cheaters, especially metriod. I mainly stopped playing it online because I got tired of people cheating with inifinite health. In Mario Kart I learned to snake because you'll get beat badly if you don't. Well now I know how to snake, so the newer people who don't know how to snake have no chance against me. There are still people that are so much better than me that I have no chance at winning, and in both cases the game is not fun. Occasionally I run into someone that is in the same skill level range that I am in and when that happens the races are close and a ton of fun, but its rare unfortunately.

Still I say Mario Kart is the better online game.

#10 Posted by I2unner (17 posts) -

ofc, mario kart and metroid prime blabla...

why doesnt any1 propose something else? there are lots of online games other than mkds and mph.

btw: my favourite is worms open warfare 2, one of the best DS online games imho

#11 Posted by mxrk (5 posts) -
A good game online is Diddy Kong Racing DS you dont need fc's to play someone and its fun ask me for my friend code if you got it
#12 Posted by akruan (432 posts) -
Tetris DS
#13 Posted by darthlgp (486 posts) -
Worms Open Warfare 2 :) Just go buy it!
#14 Posted by vendettared468 (4437 posts) -
I had the most fun with MP:H
#15 Posted by Ganodon44 (627 posts) -
Metroid Prime Hunters
#16 Posted by Kwiksilva (467 posts) -
I suggest Jump Ultimate Stars which is in Japanese but that part s so easy to get over because its just a great fighter Also Custom Robo Arena its a great underrated game
#17 Posted by OfficialBed (16849 posts) -
custom robo arena for sure!
#18 Posted by suchafool (29 posts) -

Custom Robo gets old really fast. Metroid is pretty good, but kinda tough and there's some cheaters about. Worms OW2 is awesome, loving it at the moment!

#19 Posted by iam_suede (350 posts) -
mario kart could be high in the list if the losers stop disconnecting
#20 Posted by flowerpedal (570 posts) -
Mario Kart is a good online game...but then snakers can be annoying from time to time....also 8 out of 10 times...ur gonna start w. 4 racers then end up with 2 during ur 2nd course x.X need lots of patience...
#21 Posted by Unbob (503 posts) -
Worms Open Warfare 2 has awesome online!!
#22 Posted by dgooner (2 posts) -
call of duty:world at war ds is a cool online game.
#23 Posted by shocka-delica (245 posts) -
mario kart is my favourite, blue shell or no blue shell
#24 Posted by Slippy7 (72 posts) -

definitely MPH or MK hands down. You might be hardpressed to find Metroid tho, where i live it took me like a month to find it.

#25 Posted by calvinlld (2 posts) -

Try cod waw. It has wi-fi! It's fps and my fave game!

#26 Posted by siLVURcross (26106 posts) -
Tetris DS. Srsly.
#27 Posted by CD_freakazoid (307 posts) -
idk if u like sim games, but imho, animal crossing ww has a decent online component
#28 Posted by ErgoZelda (43 posts) -

MarioKart. ;)

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