Top Nintendo DS Puzzle Games of All Time

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Nintendo DS Puzzle games of All Time, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 30.

    Honeycomb Beat

    Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe if I put enough hours into this game it eventually would 'energize my mind' as the blurb on the back of the box promises, but frankly, life's too short to find out. Nintendo's consoles have always been the ideal format for puzzle games. I... more

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  • 29.

    King of Clubs Review

    King of Clubs

    King of Clubs isn't fun. It's anti-fun. What a strange game King of Clubs is, and not in a Japanese, bizarre otaku... more

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  • 28.

    MinDStorm

    You can do a lot better than refining your grey matter with the distinctly average MindStorm. Games started swatting up in around June 2006. It's not really clear why,... more

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  • 27.

    Nervous Brickdown

    Its undeniably attractive presentation may make it look like the next must-have, cultish handheld release, but sadly Nervous Brickdown is all style and no charm. Never has a daft pun in a game's title been more fitting. Eidos' update to... more

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  • 26.

    Exit

    Exit is a puzzler that goes out of its way to make you hate it. Thankfully, it's got enough charm to keep most players interested. Superheroes don't have to wear obscenely coloured costumes, move faster than... more

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  • 25.

    Actionloop

    actionloop is a fun puzzler, but it's not quite good enough to earn a place alongside the likes of Zoo Keeper and Meteos. If there's something the DS isn't short on it's puzzlers. Tetris DS, Meteos... more

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  • 24.

    Brain Assist Review

    Brain Assist

    Will it improve your brain? Who knows, but it's certainly better than sitting in front of the TV all the time. Nintendo were right in the money when they came up with the idea for a video... more

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  • 23.

    Doodle Hex Review

    Doodle Hex

    To paraphrase Paul Daniels (the wizard king of the 1980s and Middlesbrough's answer to David Blaine) you may like this, just not a lot. At a friends 7th birthday party I was told by an older boy that magic wasn't... more

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  • 22.

    Rooms: The Main Building Review

    Rooms: The Main Building

    Rooms is certainly an interesting addition to the genre, and while the DS already plays host to a wide range fantastic puzzle titles, it offers something different enough to warrant a look. For many, sliding puzzles are synonymous with cereal boxes and cheap... more

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  • 21.

    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Review

    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

    While this latest Kingdom Hearts has its fair share of problems, long-term fans shouldn't find it too hard to forgive and forget. The Kingdom Hearts series is such a tangled mess of semi-sequels, deviations... more

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  • 20.

    Mr. DRILLER: Drill Spirits

    If you are solely looking for a puzzle title makes good use of the DS's Touch Screen, then this might not be for you, but the lack of original Touch Screen ideas aside, this is a top notch puzzler. Drilling isn't exactly something that sounds like perfect videogame... more

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  • 19.

    Bust A Move DS

    Even if you've played a previous game in the series to death, this DS version is an absolute blast to play. Bust A Move seems to have been around since the dawn of time, but the series... more

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  • 18.

    Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?

    A non-game in pretty good game shocker! You can't compare Brain Training to the GTAs and the Tomb Raiders of the world, but as a fun way to spend a few minutes every day, it's worth considering. With a bevy of multi-million dollar video games available to play through, a... more

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  • 17.

    Picross

    It won't last forever, and it has its faults, but if you've ever got addicted to Minesweeper you'll likely enjoy this curious puzzle game. Over the last few years, the 'funny pages' at the back of the daily... more

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  • 16.

    Dr Kageyama's Maths Training Review

    Dr Kageyama's Maths Training

    Maths Training won't make you smarter, but it will make you quicker at solving simple sums. Looks like Dr. Kawashima has some competition - there's a new Japanese bod... more

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  • 15.

    Neves Review

    Neves

    Neves is certainly a puzzle game worth getting. If you don't rush through it does offer hours of entertainment and is great for picking up when you've only got a few minutes to spare. Have you ever noticed that as the world develops, technology advances, and... more

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  • 14.

    Pipe Mania Review

    Pipe Mania

    With plenty of puzzles, numerous game modes and two-player support (on PSP) PipeMania is a fun, tough puzzler that is different enough to other puzzlers on the market to warrant a purchase. At school we had special lessons focussed on careers. The idea was to give... more

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  • 13.

    Line Rider: Freestyle Review

    Line Rider

    Line Rider: Freestyle feels a little light as a retail release, even though it’s £20, but there's a decent challenge here and plenty to do once you've worked through the main game mode. Usually there's a reason certain games find huge success online, but... more

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  • 12.

    Scribblenauts Review

    Scribblenauts

    For all its problems, Scribblenauts is still an incredibly fresh experience - a genuinely unique slice of creativity that shows, once again, what a brilliant little machine the DS really is. Imagine, if you will, that you're back in college. It's the night of the... more

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  • 11.

    Professor Layton and the Last Specter Review

    Professor Layton and the Last Specter

    This will please the Professor's long-term supporters, but it's clear that the next instalment needs to bring in a fresh idea or two. Simply being Laytonesque won't cut it anymore. Early on in Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call there's a moment where... more

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  • 10.

    Polarium

    Polarium is the perfect example of what the DS is about. It is a game that simply wouldn't work on any system. A line is one of the first things we draw as children. There is nothing... more

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  • 9.

    Zoo Keeper

    Don't let Zoo Keeper's simplicity fool you. This game, despite its basic presentation and easy-to-grasp concept, is a minor classic. A word of warning. If falling blocks keep you awake at night after a... more

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  • 8.

    Metroid Prime Pinball

    Metroid Prime Pinball is a thorough, well-considered, traditional pinball game. It is addictive, intense and packed with detail. Before you write off Metroid Prime Pinball as a lazy and rather untimely... more

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  • 7.

    More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?

    More Brain Training is almost exactly what I wanted from a follow-up to Brain Training and I'm pretty certain millions of other people will feel the same. I wasn't the biggest DS fan when Brain Training hit the big time in June... more

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  • 6.

    Soul Bubbles Review

    Soul Bubbles

    Soul Bubbles is a shining example of the kind of originality we haven't seen on the DS all that often in the last year. Soul Bubbles is one of those games that sounds really rather dull and... more

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  • 5.

    Professor Layton and Pandora's Box Review

    Professor Layton and Pandora's Box

    If you liked Mysterious Village and need more, or if you just want something genuinely fresh and original for your DS, Pandora's Box is the answer you're looking for. Professor Layton and the Curious Village was undoubtedly one of the best DS... more

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  • 4.

    Professor Layton and the Lost Future Review

    Professor Layton and the Lost Future

    The presentation is as charming as ever, and bar a few niggles, Lost Future as a whole is extremely enjoyable. Here's a puzzle: why would a thirty-something fellow in a top hat spend all... more

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  • 3.

    Super Scribblenauts Review

    Super Scribblenauts

    An innovative step for the series and just one year since the last title it manages to offer a bit of polish to a game with a creation system that felt legitimately new and exciting. Last year's Scribblenauts was one of the more impressive puzzle games to... more

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  • 2.

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem! Review

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem!

    Anybody who gives it their time will likely fall for its endearing aesthetic, intuitive UI and robust puzzles. The grand opening of the Mini-Land amusement park is set to be a monumental... more

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  • 1.

    Meteos

    Meteos is a DS must-have and one of the great game experiences of recent times. Just don't expect to be able to look at Duplo bricks in the same way ever again. I've done it. I think I've finally been able to come up with a way of... more

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