Three Nintendo DS games we all remember from our childhood
We know everyone can cook, although for some, it's just on Cooking Mama.
The upcoming release of Pokémon GO this month has thrown the entire gaming community into a frenzy. And with all the excitement over our favourite characters finally becoming (augmented) reality, we can’t help but be reminded of the times in our childhood where we were obsessed with Nintendo games.
We all know that in every cool kids’ starter pack, there must be a Nintendo DS with its little stylus. For some adults, it still is their in-thing.
Here are three Nintendo DS games we all remember from our childhood, when every cool kid had the device with its little stylus.
Remember asking for a pet at 10 and being given the Nintendogs game for Christmas instead? Although we pretended it didn’t suffice (and we’d much rather have a real dog), we not-so-secretly would give our lives up for the little golden retriever on our Nintendo screens.
What’s there not to like? A huge room full of adorable puppies to play with that you can shower and feed, and the best part is they never die! Seems like every kid’s paradise.
We took more than an hour just to decide on the names of our little brown puppies, and eventually decided on something ridiculous corny like Coco or Sunny. We then proceed to spend half of our day showering every single one of our dogs. Hygiene was really important or these darling dogs might just get fleas.
2. Sonic X
You know you’ve missed out on a huge chunk of your childhood if you don’t remember the speeding blue dude.
Somehow, there is something ridiculously mesmerizing and satisfying about seeing someone transform into a ball and roll down hills. It is as though everyone has a secret desire to do it themselves, but would be social rejects if they tried it in real life.
The game consists of many levels and achievements, and the only requirement is that you sell your entire childhood to receive the winning trophy at the end of the *really long* game. Sounds like a worthy exchange, if you ask me.
90’s kids will remember competing with their friends in the multi-player mode, where one would be Sonic, while the other plays as Knuckles, Sonic’s red friend. Being Sonic is the most reassuring thing that can happen to you, because everyone knows Sonic always wins.
3. Cooking Mama
This game seemed to appeal to every single person. Although all we did in the game was use our fingertips to slice onions, stir soup and fry beef, it somehow kept us both entertained and satisfied.
The cooking game consisted of many recipes, such as curry rice, omelettes and pastas. You got the chance to grow in your cooking experience, except well, without the actual cooking experience.
I can safely say that the food I cooked is mom-approved. Or at least, that’s what it seemed when the little cooking mama started screeching in Japanese about how well I did. It never failed to make me swell with pride, although I used an unlimited amount of restarts.
Although we would rather not admit it, thinking about these games again makes us want to drop everything and start hunting for our forgotten Nintendo devices. I mean, studying economics isn’t as much of a real-world skill as (virtual) cooking is… right?