How many of you DS owners have Wiis, too? Does your Wii have the Nintendo Channel yet, and if so, have you tried any DS demos? Which ones have convinced you to buy (or not buy) a game?
For everyone: what DS game demos would you like to see offered on the Wii? Perhaps you might even want to try the games developed by Japanese seminar students? We certainly do. Of course those aren't technically demos, but we digress.
So, go ahead and share all your demo thoughts here.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
5-10-2008 @ 10:36AM
thats pretty cool, its a nice way to test out some games. :) I'm glad that I have a nintendo wii, just need to update it to get this channel.
5-10-2008 @ 10:43AM
This channel is great! I just hope they continusly update it with more demos! My favorite demo so far is Jam Sessions.
5-10-2008 @ 10:46AM
I've tried them all. :P OPINION TIME
Brain Age 2: I already had this game, actually. Thumbs up from me.
Flash Focus: I think gamers are just naturally better at the kinds of things they want you to do in this game so we don't really have anything to gain from it. :P It seems kind of stupid from my point of view, but who knows? Maybe someone with crappier hand-eye coordination can benefit from it.
Crossword DS: I might actually pick this game up after trying the demo. I wasn't interested in it before I played it, but I really enjoyed it.
Jam Sessions: I think it might be better than the demo lets on. The features are way too limited to really be that interesting. I don't know what's in the full version, though.
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2: Are the rest of the mini games as bad as the demo one? Because it's pretty bad.
Cooking Mama 2: This is fun. And cute. :P Not something I'd buy, but still good.
Disney Friends: Nintendogs with a Disney skin. Ho hum.
Ninja Gaiden: I was actually really skeptical when this game was announced, but it seems to be pretty solid. Still not buying it. :P
I HAVE TOO MUCH FREE TIME
5-10-2008 @ 11:35AM
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 is pretty bad.
5-10-2008 @ 10:57AM
I have a DS and a Wii. I've tried all of the available demos. Brain Age 2 has convinced me not to spend a whole $20 sicne I have the first one. Flash Focus looks like it'd be worth less than $5. Crosswords DS I might pick up, but the puzzles are too simple, it's actually a better advertisement for the other crossword game. Jam Sessions was better than I expected, but not worth the money they want. Rayman 2 sucked. Ninja Gaiden was pretty cool. Disney Friends - awful. Cooking Mama 2 was pretty good.
5-10-2008 @ 11:23AM
Still waiting for the channel here in the UK. The demos we get are likely to be the same, hmm?
5-10-2008 @ 11:27AM
Swampgirl Inez said...
I found out I suck at Cooking Mama. :(
CrossworDS was kinda fun though. I'm not sure yet if I'd buy it, but I like the opportunity to try something new.
5-10-2008 @ 11:29AM
i have demoed the disney game. it was weird. i was doing stuff to the alien from toy story lol
5-10-2008 @ 11:38AM
Checked out Cooking Mama, and while the game is beautiful, mini-tasks aren't really my thing, it felt like a more relaxed trauma center, cutting and rubbing different things without a bratty little nurse yelling at you... and of course the feeling that lives aren't at stake.
I also tried CrossworDS and realized my vocabulary is pretty stunted, so I'm split between picking this up to help me learn, or passing it up because I won't be able to play it.
5-10-2008 @ 11:40AM
It is a nice feature. I downloaded the demo for CrossworDS, and my girlfriend and I really enjoyed it. At $20, I might buy the full game as a result.
However, I wasn't pleased to find that you must share information (however "non-personal") with Nintendo to access these downloads.
5-10-2008 @ 11:46AM
The demo of Ninja Gaiden DS has convinced me that I really do like the series as a whole, and I'll be buying that game when it's convenient for me.
Jam Sessions was really cool at first, since I had my DS's audio played through external speakers and it sounded really nice, but I soon found out that I really had no idea what I was doing (I know hardly anything about playing music), so it's just not my kind of game, unfortunately...
Brain Age 2 was decent, but I can't see spending $20 on a brain-training game.
And none of the other demos really interested me.
5-10-2008 @ 11:49AM
I don't understand why, if I can use my PC's wireless for DS gaming, they don't offer some kind of demo download from the Internet.
5-10-2008 @ 12:29PM
It's not your PC's wireless exactly, the DS actually uses a different protocol than standard Wi-Fi for DS-to-DS and presumably DS-to-download station communications. In the homebrew realm they call it Ni-Fi, and I'm not entirely sure how it differs in a technical manner.
5-10-2008 @ 11:53AM
Oh it's out in NA? I need to go download that!!
Student-developed games would rock.
5-10-2008 @ 1:28PM
The NInja Gaiden demo was the best, because it had both core satisfying gameplay, a boss battle, and content than the other demos, and was full of replayability and challenge. Hopefully, it won't vanish when the new demos come.
Cooking Mama follows it, then Jam Sessions on the ones I actually liked.
5-10-2008 @ 2:06PM
I remembered I needed to grab Nintendo Channel from this article.
I tested it out with Ninja Gaiden, completely on a whim. I have to say, I had no real interest in getting the game beforehand, but now I need it.
5-10-2008 @ 2:07PM
The space is not the issue why there are no Wii demos.
hello, the DS has way less starage memory than the Wii!!! also the DS memory is temporary it will hold just one demo until it is turned off.
5-10-2008 @ 3:24PM
I tried the Ninja Gaiden (awesome!) and the Jam Sessions (disapointment) demo, the downloading is a lot faster than the in-store Download Station at EBgames.
I'd like to be able to play some japanese demos, although that's very unlikely.
5-10-2008 @ 4:20PM
I love the download system! My Whole family gets into the demos! Its great!
5-10-2008 @ 5:37PM
the jam sessions demo would have been much better if you could have played an actual song, although what little was there makes me almost want to buy it. it's also old - i played this demo at a gamestop over christmas.
the crosswords ds demo made me glad that i decided to go for the nyt crosswords ds game - even the "hard" setting was simple.
all in all, i hope they add more new demos instead of just reusing old download station ones.