Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nintendo DS games, great for stocking stuffers!

Looking for a stocking stuffer for the adult on your list that has everything but loves their DS? Video games have always been one of my favorite gifts and usually 90% of my gift lists are filled with different games. For the first reason they are easy to buy I can give potential gift buyers a list of several games and there is no guessing what color I will like or what size.. You just buy the game and go. Nintendo DS games in particular are always one of my favorites as unlike many of my other consoles once I'm done playing a game I sell it or trade it in and move on to the next one. DS games tend to stick around here a lot longer as I like to have a little arsenal of DS games to take with me anytime I go on a long car trip, family vacation, or anywhere where I think I'm going to have a massive amount of free time as I'm not one to sit and do nothing I'm far to ADD for that. Needless to say my DS goes pretty much everywhere with me not unlike its many predecessors I'm fairly positive I have not been without some sort of gameboy close by since its original release in 1989.

One of my favorite type of games for the gameboy has always been minigames. I mean where exactly would the gameboy be without Tetris. They are the perfect short term distraction especially if your attempting to get some relaxing game time in between the baby's nap, while your kids are out playing, or especially on a plane (Seriously I do not and I mean DO not get on a plane without a game as I've been stuck in taxi way too many times besides very large smelly guys and a distraction is always fabulous.)

Needless to say when Midway sent me over their two new DS titles to try out I was pretty excited. The first of which is Touchmaster 2. Touchmaster 2 is a collection of 20 popular mini games from card games to scavenger hunts they remind me a lot of the type of mini game that you find on most people's computers. Personally I love mini card games which this one does include, especially a Speed Solitaire game which is incredibly entertaining. Possibly its taking que from the Wii but my favorite game included was Bowling which takes advantage of quite a few of the DS's special controls. Either way with 20 games to play everyone in the family will find one or two they really enjoy and everyone is happy.

Though if your really looking for something unusual to get the brain working and the time flying Mechanic Master from Midway is incredibly entertaining as well as a huge time killer as you really just won't want to put it down. Its sort of a huge game of mouse trap, you must have to work your way through each level moving objects, causing things to go boom, and pretty much manipulating everything on the screen to make it to the end. What really gets challenging though is if you upgrade the game to the Drawing Mode and you have to actually draw the solutions. I'm not quite ready to start the drawing process yet as I'm really terrible at DS drawing games but I did enjoy the rat maze sort of appeal to Mechanic Master. Its really quite a unique game I honestly in the 20+ years I've been playing video games on a daily basis I've not really seen anything even remotely like it. Its easy to play, fun, incredibly addicting, and even the novice gamer will really enjoy it. The only problem will be getting your kids to put it down long enough to eat dinner. Personally I really love the fact that its an entertaining family game that does not involve someone cutting someone else's head off. Not that I don't enjoy a good action game but the change of pace is actually really nice.

Mechanic Master and Touchmaster 2 are both available right now and would make fabulous stocking stuffers for anyone on your holiday list.

I'm giving away my copy of Mechanic Master to one lucky reader!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Touchmaster 2 and Mechanic Master and tell me which is your favorite and why!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Jan 15th at midnight!

179 Comments:

Anita Helena said...

Mechanic Master looks great. We bought our son a DS for his birthday last month and we pretty much never see him now lol.

Kim @ What's That Smell said...

I'm hoping Santa will bring ME a DS this year. I love puzzle games and these sound fun!

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Marigold said...

I recently gifted myself a DS and am still a little in awe of its special controls. What a great little system!
I use puzzle games to destress, so I'm really hoping to pick up one or both of these games over the holidays. Thanks for the review and for the generous giveaway.

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elmomomi said...

i thought i was knowledgable on most of the games out there, I must admit, i never heard of this one until now! my curiosity is peeked.... I wanna try :)

Erica said...

My son has a DS and I think I should of bought one for myself. I think I like it more then he does! I love video games that get my brain going..

Kelly said...

These games look cool. I love that the DS has games both kids and adults can play.

Sarah said...

I would love to get a DS for my son..and I know he would love to get one, too!
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coriwestphal said...

I really want a DS. Maybe Santa will leave one under my tree this year!

Heather said...

That looks pretty interesting... Thanks!

*Marie* said...

I wanted to get my husband one of these since I washed his special edition game boy in the washing machine. (Oops!) Please enter me into your contest. Thanks!

Angie said...

We bought our daughter a DS last Christmas..and boy, I wish I had one, too! There are some pretty amazing games out there..and this one is no exception!

mannequin said...

This game looks like one I wouldn't mind him playing, unless of course *I* wanted to play it :)
Please enter me in your fun giveaway!

betty R. said...

enter me please,would be fun for the family..thank you
merry christmas everyone!

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cdziuba said...

I have been sort of mini-obsessed as a kid with Mouse Trap the game, so Mechanic Master certainly looks like my kind of game. cdziuba@aol.com

Sharon said...

Mechanic Master for sure...want it badly for my awesome son. THANKS

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Barbara said...

I think mechanic master. it seems to really engage their minds and makes them think


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Sandy said...

mechanic master and cooking along mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Sandy said...

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Maja said...

mechanic master

Maja said...

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Estelle said...

I like Touchmaster 2 the most because I love mini games. As soon as you said Solitaire, I knew I had to have that game! I'm addicted to solitaire!

Carol said...

Touchmaster...I could play this game while they in school.
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peg42 said...

Thank you for this giveaway. The Touchmaster sounds like a really great game. Thanks.

Seeryus Mama said...

I think my 9 year old would LOVE Mechanic Master. He's that kind of person. Plus, it would challenge him just enough. Sounds like a great game!

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Bradley C. said...

I like the looks of the Mechanic Master game. It reminds me of an old PC game I used to play which involved building a complex contraption to complete a goal. It's the kind of game that makes you think, and I'd love to win it!

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mverno said...

cooking along is great i love to cook

1agordon said...

Touchmaster 2 because that is what the DS is all about

JACLYN said...

Both games sound like fun and great for me to tinker with when the kids are asleep,lol. I'd like Mechanic Master.
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Erica C. said...

Mechanic Masters seems like it would really get my brain working!

Dree said...

I like Touchmaster because it has 20 mini games.

chromiumman said...

the Mechanic Master game looks great

123connie said...

My son and husband would like this game a lot!!

Rebecca Graham said...

I like Mechanics Master. I like games that require some concentration.

trippyjanet said...

I like Touchmaster because there are so many differnt type of games to play..

Jacquelyn Cannon said...

My 11 year old son would love Mechanic Masters for his DS. He loves a challenge.

tatertot374 said...

wow...hart to choose but I think the Mechanic Master looks like a lot of fun for me and my husband..if we can sneak one of the kids' DS' Thank you!
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Sunnyvale said...

Probably Mechanic Master

Fangirl Jen said...

I'd like to get the Touchmaster 2. It has a bunch of favorites for video games.

Fangirl Jen said...

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Fangirl Jen said...

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vividchord said...

I'd love Touchmaster 2, there are so many fun games on it and they're easy to pick up and play.

Jenn S. said...

I would choose Mechanic Master. I like how it promotes creative thinking. We love puzzle games and this one sounds like a lot of fun.

drming said...

Mechanic Master because it is an easy game to pick up and becomes progressively more complex as you proceed to higher levels.

Dave said...

Mechanic Master for me. I love puzzle games and this one looks like fun. Thank you for the great give-away.

Anna said...

Mechanic Master looks great!! This would be a fun game!

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susan1215 said...

Mechanic Master looks great like a nice challenge

Smooshy said...

it doesn't look like you could get bored with touchmaster easily!

Jason said...

Mechanic Master

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Miranda said...

Mechanic Masters

vmkids said...

Mechanic Master certainly looks like my kind of game

jlafount said...

Touchmaster 2

jnmacdonald said...

I'd say Touchmaster since I like little puzzle games and card games as well.

stampedwithgrace said...

I like Touchmaster 2 better because there's something for the whole family! but the other looks fun too :)

stampedwithgrace said...

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~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

id love either of these games...i love those games that make you get your noggin working and these would do just that...
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cdrury said...

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my grandson would adore mechanic master!!

Danielle said...

I like the Touchmaster 2...so many cool games, I wouldnt be bored at all!
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Danielle said...

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Brian said...

Mechanic Master sounds interesting - I like physics and puzzle games.

Kim said...

Mechanic Master is my fave because my husband likes it more! :)

Kim said...

and I also am a subscriber!

Skywaywaver said...

I like the Touchmaster game because it's like having my laptop games without the laptop!
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TheAngelForever said...

Mechanic Master looks really great because it is something I think my hubby, son and I would all enjoy. Thanks for the great opportunity.

TheAngelForever said...

I am also a subscriber.

BQM said...

I like the TouchMaster2 becouse it has a variety.

3boyzmom said...

Definitely Mechanic Master!! My son would go crazy for this game!! He loves to work with small tools and items and this game looks like something perfect for him! I'd never heard of it!

3boyzmom said...

I'm a subscriber!!

Harli said...

I like TouchMaster 2 because those kinds of games are quick and you can play one while you're waiting for something. :)
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RE said...

Touchmaster 2 would be great! Thank you!

RE said...

I'm a subscriber!

cdziuba said...

I'm a subscriber. cdziuba@aol.com

Heidi said...

I like Touchmaster because it has a variety of games.

Abby said...

Touch master looks right up my alley! I love thinking games like that!

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Misty said...

awsome, i hadnt heard of this game. would love to give it a try.
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Misty said...

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Misty said...

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collyn23 said...

i would like touch master i like all the games especially bowling so fun

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Ann said...

Touchmaster 2 looks like my favorite!
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Karen said...

Mechanic Master looks like fun.

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Ginny said...

Tetris is my favorite game, so touchmaster looks good to me. It seems similar & games I love!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks!
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Cindy said...

I'm sure I would like Touchmaster 2 cause I like the card games on it! Mechanic Master looks fun, too...when my brain is in gear :)

Anonymous said...

I think I'd like Mechanic Master best of these two. It looks more challenging.

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Cindy said...

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Melissa said...

I'd like Touchmaster 2 because I enjoy card games.

Sarah said...

Mechanic Master looks fun and different, I think it's something both my husband and I would enjoy.

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Misty said...

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Deb said...

I haven't played either, but I think I'd like the Mechanic Master game better. I like doing puzzles, and this one seems like it is a game that requires a lot of brain power! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Helen S said...

I love puzzle games. These games look like they would be fun to play.

Helen S said...

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zekebamm said...

Touchmaster 2 seems like a game that I realy really enjoy -- looks like a lot of fun!

bison61 said...

I picked Mechanic Master-I like that it is easy to play and a good family game

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dementeddoll said...

i tihnk my kids would prefer to get the aliens in mechanic master!

Tammy said...

The touchmaster would be right up my alley, I love solitaire and games like that. On the other hand, my hubby would really like the one you're giving away, so that's pretty neat!

Tammy said...

Your button is in my sidebar

tritty74 said...

I like Touchmaster 2 the most because I love mini games.

tritty74 said...

I subscribe.

Jayfr said...

Of the two, Touchmaster sounds like it has the most familiar games, so I'd probably pick that, at least initially.

Heather said...

My son got a DS for his 8th b-day in Oct. he flies through his games so fast I can't keep up, I am thinking he would like the Mechanic Master game as it might last him longer.

Beth said...

Touchmaster 2 cause of solitare
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Tamara B. said...

I like the Touch Master game because it has Cards, Action, Strategy, Picture, and Puzzle games. I love doing puzzles. But my son would really flip of the the Mechanic Master game because he loves to build things.
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Lisa C said...

Touchmaster 2 looks great, a nice variety of games!

Lisa C said...

I am a subscriber.

vboackle said...

touchmaster because of the card games.

robt6 said...

My granddaughter would love Mechanic Master, please enter me.

Think about it said...

I liked Mechanics Master. I like games that require some work~

denyse said...

Mechanic Master- it would make me think!

denyse said...

Mechanic Master- it would make me think!

denyse said...

Mechanic Master- it would make me think!

denyse said...

Mechanic Master- it would make me think!

Ken said...

Mechanic Master looks like fun. I could fiddle with physics on my DS. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

deedleweedle said...

I think the Touchmaster 2 would be fun.

Anonymous said...

Mechanic Master looks like it would keep my brain on it's toes! lol

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bison61 said...

Mechanic Master, this would be fun I think it has about 55 levels-the grandkids would enjoy this

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Jessilyn82 said...

Touchmaster but they both look intriguing!

taxchyk said...

Mechanic master would be tons of fun for my son, and maybe help us all with logical, abstract thinking.

Robin said...

My son would love mechanic master since he loves puzzles

Steph said...

I think Mechanic Master looks like a great game. I would like to try it out because it looks like the kind of game you just cannot put down.

zeitersouth said...

I would love the Mechanic Master so I can finally play with my son's DS, other than Mario!!

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leah said...

The Mechanic Master games looks like fun, I love problem-solving games!

pcmiller said...

My son loves puzzles, so he would love mechanic master

THELASTRESORT said...

Mechanic Master looks awesome!

Wolf said...

WoW my wife is a complete puzzle nut and this would be a great valentine gift see she's a puzzle solver not a flower collector so yea mechanic master would be great for her DS.

Jessica said...

touchmaster looks like so much fun!!!! after all, life would be so bland without the feel of things.

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Tammy said...

Mechanic master would be my favorite because my son loves contraptions.

turboterp said...

I'm a real puzzle girl so Mechanic Master looks right up my alley! Thank you!

klp1965 said...

id love the touchmaster it has 20 different fun looking games

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Stacy said...

Touchmaster looks like I could play it over and over.

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ash said...

touchmaster, because it has lots of mini games to keep me interested!

idahomom said...

Mechanic Master because it is not a shoot em up game but one that would build inteligence.

Ardy22 said...

mechanic master looks like more a challengeing game


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pitaharmon said...

Touchmaster especially because of the solitare game which is a fave of my daughter's, although they both look very cool, indeed!
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dbacksfan001 said...

Touchmaster 2 because of the mini games and solataire.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try Mechanic Master. It is different from the other games I play (usually puzzles), related but more dynamic. I want to teach my brain some new tricks. Thanks! theprophecygirl(at)hotmail(dot)com

Angela said...

Hard choice. I love mini games, but I think I'd like Mechanic Master for all the problem solving.

Renee said...

Touchmaster 2 sounds much easier and therefore more my speed....lol. Thanks! :)

Stephanie J. said...

Touchmaster 2 but only because I have not played Mechanic Master yet. It looks like something my daughter would really enjoy!

ky2here said...

Mechanic Master because it looks more challenging.

drala said...

Mecahnic master looks interesting to figure things out.

tlcfromtn said...

Touchmaster 2 looks fun but I would have to go with Mecahnic Master because it looks much more challenging. Thanks!

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Jinxy and Me said...

I like Touchmaster because of the fun variety.

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ladyt64 said...

I like Mechanic Master. It looks like more of a challenge.

lisalmg said...

Touchmaster 2 is my favorite because the games seem more relaxing and easier to play. Thanks!
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jewel33 said...

I think I'd like Touchmaster best, although both of them look fun!

jessica a said...

Mechanic Master looks like fun. my husband would love this game and he hasn't had any luck finding anything he likes yet.
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jennifer57 said...

I havn't heard of either of these games yet. My kids just got their ds's for christmas so we're still new to the ds games available. Both games look like they'd be cool :)

nostrilb said...

Touchmaster is one I would like to try, because the reviews are good, but it is hard to understand what the actual game is.

dvice said...

My favorite is Mechanic Master because there is so much going on at once

sherri419 said...

Touchmaster would be my pick! the games seem more along the lines of what I enjoy! Plus, if I had to draw for Mechanics Master, you can forget it!!!!

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Kandyland29 said...

Mechanic Master looks great! Nice to see some adult games on here!

Maja said...

touchmaster because it looks like a fun challenge

Maja said...

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angie said...

They both sound like fun. I think I'd like Touchmaster 2 a little better. I love playing mini games.

purango said...

I would love the Touchmaster 2. I love playing mini games that don't require much time. garrettsambo@aol.com

Leah said...

Mechanic Master looks amazing! I love all the cool things you can do...like using gravity shifters to change the direction of gravity and laser pistols and mirrors to cut things. Brilliant! : )))

Thanks so much for this give~away! : )))

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Leah said...

I also subscribe! : )))

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Cathy said...

Mechanic master looks so new and unique that I would love to try it!ashlyn@chuparkoff.com

dianerph said...

Mechanic Master looks fun.I really enjoy puzzle games.

Anonymous said...

I think Mechanic Master looks the best because it's so unique!

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Anonymous said...

Mechanic Master

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Susanne said...

Mechanica Master because it sounds very challenging...and I love a good challenge!

rdazer said...

Mechanic Master would be great...my son likes these linds of challenges

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

Mechanic Master is my first pick because of the Mouse Trap games & other puzzles that it has. It is awesome for us adults too.
I must admit I love them both & they are both on my wish list!

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Donna said...

The touch master looks fun

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I am a subscriber.

Ann Marie said...

I like the touchmaster 2. I like that it has 20 different games to play so it would be appealing for everyone. I like the mini games, would be good for me and the kids!

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lilyk said...

I love Touchmaster 2 because it looks very fun!

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