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Most Wanted Nintendo DS Games for 2010

by: Finn Orfano ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

For Nintendo’s handheld platform, 2010 is the year of the RPG. Check out which games are on many gamers’ most wanted list for this year. Some include the return of old favourites, some new franchises, and sequels to popular titles.

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    Just in time for the holiday season, these are the latest Nintendo DS releases that are sure to please any gamer looking for new titles.

    This list will be updated periodically; be sure to check back once some of these games are released. Additionally, if you feel there are games that should be included in this list, make your voice heard! Be sure to leave your choices in the comment section below.

    If you're interested in what the most wanted games of 2009 were, check out The Most Ancitipated DS Games of 2009. You can also check out Nintendo's 2009 Video Game Releases, which includes some DS titles. Additionally, if you're a big fan of RPGs and want to see what we recommend, see the Nintendo DS RPG Buyer's Guide.

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    Super Scribblenauts

    • Release Date: October 12, 2010
    • Estimated Retail: $29.99
    • Genre: Puzzle
    • Rating: E-10

    In this action/puzzle game, players need to write down the names of several objects and adjectives needed in order to solve puzzles. The combinations of different objects and modified adjectives are limitless, as gamers can come up with more than one way to solve different puzzles. It all depends on creativity and imagination.

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    Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem

    • Release Date: November 14, 2010
    • Estimated Retail: $34.99
    • Genre: Puzzle
    • Rating: E-10

    This game takes place at the grand opening of Mario's third theme park. The first 100 guests were to receive a new Miniature Paulene statue, but Donkey Kong arrives as the 101st guest. He takes Pauline and Mario must rescue her with the help of Mini Marios. In this puzzle game, gamers must use the stylus to place various objects: springs, pipes, girders, ladders, etc to help guide Mini Marios to the end of each stage.

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    Sonic Colors

    • Release Date: November 16, 2010
    • Estimated Retail: $34.99
    • Genre: Action/Adventure
    • Rating: TBA

    In the latest installment of the Sonic franchise, the gamer must blast through various worlds inspired by theme parks in order to rescue an alien race who has fallen into the hands of Dr. Eggman. This race, called the Wisps, have unique powers which Sonic is able to use while darting through the various theme park worlds. Each color that Sonic acquires allows him to use different abilities needed in order to get through different situations.

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    Rock Band 3

    • Release Date: October 26, 2010
    • Estimated Retail: $29.99
    • Genre: Music
    • Rating: E-10+

    A release on all major consoles, Rock Band 3 is the next installment of the popular Rock Band franchise with 25 songs, 8 play modes, over 100 different pieces of clothing to customize your player. Makes full use of the touch screen, and is equipped with one-on-one multiplayer.

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    999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors

    • Release Date: November 16, 2010
    • Estimated Retail: $34.99
    • Genre: Adventure
    • Rating: M (17+)

    In this adventure game, you only have 9 hours before Junpei, and 8 other kidnapped folk drown. You must overcome over 32 obstacles in order to reach freedom. With 9 total characters, you must solve the mystery behind each of their lives due to their blurry past. Every hostage comes equipped with a digital watch that displays their unique code, which are necessary in order to unlock the 9 doors.