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Author Topic: Just bought the kids 3DSs for Christmas. What else do I need?  (Read 243 times)
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« on: November 11, 2011, 09:44:28 PM »

The title says it all - Christmas this year is going to be a pair of 3DSs for the kids, 8 and 10.  Their mother and I agreed that I'd buy the systems, and she'd buy the accessories and an initial set of games.

I haven't owned a hand held since the GBA.  What else might I need?  I know screen protectors are considered a must, and I've been looking at the Nerf armor.  What else might I need?  Extra styluses... styli... whatever?  I'm trying not to spend too much on the accessories, since that is the game budget as well.
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 10:03:33 PM »

Some over-the-counter medicines for the ensuring migraines...

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 10:04:44 PM »

headsets might help your sanity.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 10:19:25 PM »

I believe there is a package deal for about 15-20 that gives you screen protectors and extra stylus(es?).  The screen protector is a must, the stylus will scratch up that screen without one. 

We sold ours so I'm not totally up on the games, but Zelda and Pilotwings were really good.

Also Mario Kart and a Mario Land game are coming in the next few weeks and will probably make good game gifts.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 10:27:48 PM »

One of the big pluses here is that we never owned any of the DS series systems before, so we're not limited to 3DS titles only.  The whole back library of DS games would be a huge step up for the kids who are still playing their GBAs.  I'll probably only pick up one or two actual 3DS games, then grab a bunch of used DS titles.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 11:13:17 PM »

Cave Story just came out and is excellent.  Zelda is great.  And Super Mario 3D Land comes out on Sunday.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 03:19:22 AM »

The Super Mario Land (DS title) is fantastic, so is Peggle Dual Shot (for your wife Tongue) as is Mario Kart DS. Since the 3DS ones are coming out, I'd consider holding off and perhaps getting some Pokemon games if your kids are into them.

I personally love the Castlevania titles, but I don't know if 8-10 is going to love them.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 05:27:11 AM »

Quote from: Purge on November 12, 2011, 03:19:22 AM

Peggle Dual Shot (for your wife Tongue)

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