Media Credit: Nintendo
Nintendo had several prototypes of the new Game Boy Micro on display with different faces, however no working models were on display. A host of upcoming DS games were on display, including the highly anticipated Super Mario DS and Mario Kart DS. Unfortunately, neither title seemed to fully utilize the machine's two screens. Mario Kart, although an excellent port of the Nintendo 64 game, only used the second screen as a map. Super Mario DS, a side scrolling title which allows Mario to perform most of his 64-bit moves, used the display to show a stock of up to three power-ups Mario can use. Tapping one of these power-ups will case the item to drop from the sky, similar to Super Mario World. Also like SMW, power-ups are placed in stock when one is received but can not be immediately used. The disappointment in DS specific usage aside, the games performed excellently. Mario Kart DS particularly was exciting and the eight person wireless multiplayer was perfectly executed.
Another much talked about game is Nintendogs. Basically a virtual pet for your Nintendo DS handheld, the game allows you to interact with your virtual pet in many ways and is actually quite nifty. Using the touch screen, you can pet, play tug of war, or toss a ball around with your dog, There are many ways to interact with the dogs on screen, and any fan of pets should at least give this upcoming title a look for its innovations.