Speaking of classic games series, we would be remiss to not include at least one Mario game.
OK, fine, we've included more than one Mario game, but New Super Mario Bros. The game represents a new generation of Mario that stays true to the classic side-scrolling concept of the original Super Mario Bros. You'll find both familiar enemies, and new ones, and you can even link wirelessly with your friends to play as Mario and Luigi in a multiplayer mode.
Not only that, but Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 aren't just minor updates over Black and White – they're a new addition to the series, allowing for exploration of the Unova region.
From exploring the new region, to the classic turn based battles, these games are not games you'll want to miss out on.
You'll basically follow Roxas and the other members of Organization XIII through the various Disney worlds.
Perhaps the coolest new feature in the game is multiplayer mode, which allows you and your friends to play as other Organization XIII members.
That's another big reason the Nintendo DS has been such a success; it has a great, and still playable, selection of games on offer and some of them are now undeniable classics.
As good as the DS is, though, by this point the majority of us will no doubt have replaced our Nintendo DS with its chunkier and more powerful successor the That said, as it's still part of the DS family the new handheld offers full backwards compatibility, giving full access to some unmissable DS titles as well as the greatest titles from the 3DS.
That said, no matter how good a console's design and no matter how many innovations it makes, it won't stand the test of time without good games to keep players interested.
Don't worry if you haven't upgraded and still have your original DS, though; we recommend you hold onto it just to make sure you don't miss the chance to play a true classic.
To give you a better idea of exactly what games you should be looking to pick up, we've put together this list of what we think are the best titles out there.
Sure, you could argue that Super Star Ultra isn't as exciting as Kirby Canvas Curse, but as a short and sweet adventure game, Super Star Ultra isn't one to miss out on, especially if you're a Kirby fan.
Animal Crossing: Wild World takes the popular Game Cube game and makes it much more social.
While long-time Kingdom Hearts fans will love this addition to the franchise, new players will also get a kick out of it – it's not too difficult to learn, and while some backstory may help in the general understanding of the game, you'll still have a lot of fun without it. is an awesome game, there's nothing better than going back to the classics.