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Quotation1 Touching is good. Quotation2
— Nintendo DS slogan

The Nintendo DS (officially Nintendo Developers' System but more often called as Nintendo Dual-Screen and abbreviated as NDS) is a handheld game system developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It has two screens; the top screen being for viewing only, and the lower screen can be used as a touchscreen interface.

The first two iterations, the Nintendo DS and DS Lite are also able to play Game Boy Advance titles (which can be displayed on any screen, however the screen it is displayed on must be changed in the Options; by default it is the top screen), of which there are many from the Sonic series. The third and fourth iterations, the Nintendo DSi, and the DSi XL are unable to play Game Boy Advance titles due to the removal of the GBA slot. Its successor is the Nintendo 3DS which had a backward-compatibility with the console.

Sonic the Hedgehog made his debut on the DS with the critically acclaimed Sonic Rush. His final game on the DS was Sonic Colors.

List of Sonic games

Characters introduced

Nintendo DS logo1

The Nintendo DS logo.

Box artwork gallery



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