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Nintendo Fever

I haven’t written for the longest time, mainly because I’ve been abroad. I just didn’t have the time or the opportunity. However, I had the opportunity and the time to shop.

When I was a kid, we had what you call Gameboys. My cousins and I basically grew up with SuperMario and his occasional brothers. But after a while, I never caught the disease about the Playstations or other new shiny stuff. I own a PSP, but that’s mainly for decoration. I don’t think I played a single game. However, for the longest time, I’ve been craving a Nintendo DS. My father kept saying it’s stupid since I don’t play with it anyway, even though we have the PSP, the Playstation 3 and he’s about the buy a Wii. So we seem to have the complete set, but ever since I saw all the cool games the Nintendo DS has, I had to have one, so as soon as I was on my own in London, I bought one.

The one I bought is the cool new one: Nintendo DSi, with the double cameras. The guy who sold it to me said it was “the coolest” so I got one of those. You can mess with the pictures and download music into it and stuff. I browsed the games literally for hours, but actually the choices are not that dazzling. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t buy heaps of it. The games I bought are as follows.

– Walk With Me!: This is not a game, but actually a very crafty device. It comes with two pedometers, and you put one in your pocket and you walk around with it all day. Afterwards, you download it into your DS, and it tells you how much you walked, how many minutes, at what time etc. I’ve been using it, by putting it in various creative places since I don’t have pockets, and it’s quite good.

– Bomberman: This has been one of my favorite games ever since someone lent it to me as a computer game. I had to have it for DS. It’s the same old Bomberman, though I  haven’t managed to win even once.

– My French Tutor: The Tutor games is one of the main reasons DS somehow appealed to me. So since I “know” French, I got this one. It makes you play a bunch of games, but it’s not that fun. I think doing grammar exercises would probably teach you more, but wouldn’t be as much fun.

– New Super Mario Bros: Now this is good. I thought I would forget how to play it, but let’s face it, it’s not exactly rocket science, and I think I’m pretty good at it. I’m already at World3, and the graphics are awesome after all that black and white Gameboy stuff. Mario still rocks.

I think I got a couple of more games, but I don’t remember them at the moment. I also got something else, and I’ll blog about it tomorrow. It’s so cute.

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