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DS Daily: Casual favorites

Generally speaking, casual games deserve the reputation of being lazy, derivative, cynical cash-ins. But there's so damn many of the things nowadays that it makes us wonder: they can't all be that bad, can they?

Which casual games have you encountered and found to be not terrible? Any that you've actually ... gulp ... quite enjoyed? Because if so, it's time to 'fess up! It'll make you feel a bit less dirty.

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John B.1

1-13-2008 @ 11:24AM

John B. said...

Picross! I've put an unhealthy amount of time into that game.


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1-13-2008 @ 1:36PM

Brello said...

Picross for me as well!

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1-14-2008 @ 9:32AM

Mooga said...

I LOVE picross!
It's a fun, challenging game.
The download feature is also nice :)

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1-13-2008 @ 11:38AM

nintendolover said...

I like My Word Coach. I like games that have writing recognition like this game. You can just pick it up whenever during the day, and play some type of vocabulary game. If you play enough during the day, it will boost your overall score.


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1-13-2008 @ 11:59AM

Damian said...

I Like "My Spanish Coach" , in the small amount of time i've spent playing it i have picked up a surprisingly large amount of words , its fun too and the games are designed so that it sticks in yer head . Adios .


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Very Metal6

1-13-2008 @ 12:23PM

Very Metal said...

NY Times Crossword; I may improve my proficiency by picking up a copy of My Word Coach, though...


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Ras Esther7

1-13-2008 @ 3:38PM

Ras Esther said...

Picross! I loved the pokemon pack!


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1-13-2008 @ 4:16PM

Charlie said...

My Word Coach
Brain Age
Big Brain Academy
Flash Focus

Is Cooking Mama considered one too? if so,then I will have to add that to my list


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1-13-2008 @ 6:04PM

markhill66 said...

Most defintely Puzzle Quest. I hated it at first, but then it grew on me and I was completely addicted.



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1-13-2008 @ 6:24PM

jumb said...

Picross for sure.


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1-13-2008 @ 9:10PM

moominsean said...

picross, had to get perfects on all the puzzles. and then the japanese illust color logic, more of the same, had to beat every puzzle, working on getting all the stars now (though it seems to make absolutely no difference to the game whether you get them all or not). just started on slitherlink. harder than picross, but fun and challenging.


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Fullmetal Salchemist12

1-13-2008 @ 9:21PM

Fullmetal Salchemist said...

Phantom Hourglass was a casual title, and I enjoyed that.


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1-13-2008 @ 9:22PM

tamriel said...

Picross is excellent. I also like Zoo Keeper, though its programming does not put the DS to sleep when I close it.


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1-14-2008 @ 1:36AM

BlackDS said...

Zookeeper wa sugoi!!!

My DS Lite case can hold three games (and the DS Lite holds one game, so I always have fours games when I travel), and Zookeepers is ALWAYS one of the four games.

In the European version of Zookeeper, sleep mode works correctly.

I wish I could find new copies of Zookeeper, so I could give them away as gifts. No one seems to have new copies of Zookeeper anymore. :(

I wish there was someone like Playasia for Europe, so I could import Zookeeper (European version) for people here.


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1-14-2008 @ 1:48AM

BlackDS said...

BTW, I own the European version of Zoo Keeper. :)


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1-15-2008 @ 4:22PM

RootiePatootie said...

Brain Age, especially the Sudoku games...even though I've just about finished them all for the second time. Gotta buy GOOD stand-alone Sudoku cart. Big Brain Academy is fun too. This past weekend, while nursing a horrible cold, I spent some time with Clubhouse Games, a holiday gift, and I found I really liked some of the games so I'll add that one to my list. I want to get My Word Coach. I wish they made, and if they do I just haven't found it, My German Coach so I could keep up with my Deutsch!


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