Conclusion: A great set of screens that are much brighter and sharper than previous Nintendo handheld machines' screens. The touch screen is great and will lead to more innovative games, as might the integrated mic.
Summary: Does Nintendo still know how to design and launch a great handheld system? Jonny takes the DS through its paces and helps you decide when, or if, you should buy one.
Pros: Built-in PictoChat software, Dual screens and touch input allow for new types of games, Powerful graphics and sound capabilities, Some GBA compatibility, Wireless multiplayer and single-card download play
Cons: 3D system, yet no analog joystick, Battery indicator light gives little notice before complete drainage, Button layout is a bit awkward, Not fully backwards-compatible
Nintendo DS Animal Crossing Bundle ( Electric Blue)
18 November 2004
Summary: While it lacks the multimedia and graphical finesse of the Sony PSP, the feature-packed Nintendo DS is a worthy successor to the Game Boy Advance--but the new and improved DS Lite is available for the same price.
Pros: The Nintendo DS employs innovative dual-screen and microphone-enabled gameplay without load times on a higher-resolution display than Game Boy Advance SP while remaining backward compatible with older GBA games. The inclusion of Wi-Fi multiplayer capabilities and a touch screen allows for a growi...
Cons: Third-party support for the system hasn't matched the originality and ingenuity of Nintendo's games, and multimedia potential remains exclusive to Japan. The system is quite bulky. The much more stylish and comfortable DS Lite is available for the same price.