Have you ever wanted something that could occupy
you on a boring day? Well, Nintendo DS can do just that! The
"DS" stands for 'dual screen'. That's right, you get not one,
but two screens! A touch screen that you control with a stylus,
and a standard screen to double your fun!
It all started last year when my friend, Eric showed me his
DS. I thought it was the coolest! Then, I went on a two day
field trip to Mackinac Island. On the bus, everyone was playing
with their DS...then I was DYING to get one! My dad saw how
many of the kids had one, and he thought maybe it was time for
me to get one too. However, I would need to buy it with my own
I had some money saved up, and I used my birthday money too.
I got my DS in May of 2006. I was thankful that my parents let
me get one, and soooo happy to finally get one!
The first games I bought were Nintendogs Dachshund & Friends
and Naruto Ninja Council. Oh! I forgot- the DS can play Game
Boy Advance games too! Ninja Council is a Game Boy Advance game.
Nintendogs is a great game! Now there are a bunch of different
versions, each with several dog breeds. There's also Lab & Friends,
Chihuahua & Friends, and Dalmatian & Friends. Here's a secret...
Soon, they're coming out with Nintendogs 2: Feral Edition, which
will let you adopt wild dogs!
When you first start playing Nintendogs,
you get to adopt your first dog for free. I picked a Siberian
Husky and named him "Balto". The first thing I had to do was
teach Balto his name. I must have said "Balto", "Balto", "Balto"
a hundred times before he learned his name. Then, you have to
train him to come when you call him.
After that, it's fun to teach him to 'sit', 'lay down',
'roll over', 'shake', and other cool tricks. After that, you
can go on walks, and enter competitions to win money so you
can buy more dogs! Between all the versions, I have 14 dogs
to take care of! Sheeesh! Nintendogs is great to start out with!
Next time, I'll talk more about what you can
do with your DS, and also my favorite game of all time.... Animal
Crossing Wild World! Be sure to check back soon!