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|Release date|| November 21, 2004|
December 2, 2004
March 11, 2005
February 24, 2005
|Media|| Nintendo DS cards,|
Game Boy Advance cartridges
|Successor||Nintendo DS Lite|
The Nintendo DS (ニンテンドーDS, Nintendō Dīesu) is the first in Nintendo's latest series of handheld systems. Its major features include its two screens, one of which is a stylus-operated touch screen, a built-in microphone, and wireless capabilities allowing for multiplayer games and applications. Since its release in 2004, the Nintendo DS has seen great consumer success amongst the several versions of itself.
Phantom Hourglass makes use of the DS internal clock. Certain events will take place at midnight according to the internal clock of the system.
The Legend of Zelda games
So far there have been five Zelda games released on the Nintendo DS. Two main series Zelda games; Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks and three spin off series games; Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, Tingle's Balloon Fight DS, and Color Changing Tingle's Love Balloon Trip. Phantom Hourglass was the first DS Zelda game to be released in North America and Australia, while Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland was released first in Japan and Europe.
With the DS's compatibility with Game Boy Advance games, several other Zelda games can be playable on the DS including the Nintendo Entertainment System versions of The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, and A Link to the Past.
Games released for the Nintendo DS:
- Phantom Hourglass
- Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
- Tingle's Balloon Fight DS
- Color Changing Tingle's Love Balloon Trip
- Spirit Tracks