It's been four years since I received what is probably the best handheld system of all time, the Nintendo DS. My original DS was the red one that came packed in with Mario Kart DS. Even though I was obsessed with Mario Kart on the GBA, I only played it on the DS once. No explanation for that one.
I love this system because it's truly a portable fan's dream, not to mention all the awesome and innovative games available for it. The best feature of the DS is that you simply close it to put it in standby and open it to start playing right away. It's like a laptop but works super fast and never fails to come back. Battery life can last for days with it in standby meaning you can close it up at night and then resume right away in the morning. There has been many-a-time where I fell asleep playing the latest Ace Attorney game in bed, and the DS fell to the ground and closed on itself. No need to even save the game!
I've been going through my large collections of games lately, which numbers in the hundreds, deciding if I can pass any of them off to gamers who can actually appreciate them for what they are. Not only do I have tons of games, but for 95% of them, I also still have their original box and manual. This makes some of them rather valuable for the collector, and hopefully I can provide.
However, there are a few games which I simply can not give up, some are worth quite a bit, others... well, they're mostly just meaningful to me. Let's take a nostalgic walk through some of the rare, obscure, and classic games I own that I could never give up.