The Top Five Worst DS Games Ever

Top 5 Worst Games Ever
Sometimes developers make games just to make games, without actually caring about how it plays, or even testing it to make sure all the bugs are gone. Some developers produce games based on movies which are going to be terrible 99.9 percent of the time, because they are pretty much rushed and just utter garbage. Then there is “Shovelware”, where they just make something so bad and put it out there to make a quick buck. If you want to see the worst games ever made for the DS hit the jump, and pray you never have to play these or review them…

Peter Jackson's King Kong5. Peter Jackson’s King Kong
This should be as no surprise to many of us. Games based on movies generally aren’t that great, and we know the reasons. They are generally rushed out in order be simultaneously released with the film, and generally follow the movies 2-3 hour plot. However, that sometimes is not long enough for a game, So they toss end up tossing in an extra boss here or an area there to fill it up. However, with this game it wasn’t really the crummy extras that were included or not included, it was the poor quality assurance. This game was plagued with many cheap deaths due to numerous glitches. Who likes falling through solid ground to your untimely demise. I’m sure Peter Jackson wouldn’t want that to happen to him if he was a gamer. I bet he would be ashamed to have his name attached to this if he was a gamer.

Rhythm'n Notes4. Rhythm’n Notes:
Improve Your Music Skills

The description on the back of a game usually tells most people what they should be expecting, unless it was a total lie. Take a look at this games description for example.

Rhythm n’ Notes is the perfect game for musicians who want to stay in practice, or for those who want to learn music in a light and fun way. Lessons in the game teach time signatures and chords on drums and piano, while encouraging players to recognize musical timing, rhythmic patterns, and notes. With game play that starts off easy, but grows gradually more complicated as you progress, Rhythm n’ Notes will captivate your musical senses.

Rhythm'n Notes SSThat sounds like a good game to teach yourself music and stuff as well as keep up with your current musical skills if you have any. Let’s go buy this game and pop it into the DS and… ACK!? WHAT IS THIS!? one of the most terrible Shovelware games I have ever seen. It’s so bad that no one on GameFAQs has even reviewed it. It’s one of those games that should best be forgotten.

Homie Rollerz3. Homie Rollerz
“Hey foo’ it’s time to get out da way for some homie rollin!” A racing game/kart simulation that you could amazingly buy at any retail store, and no one would tell you not to buy it. I want you guys to picture this, take Mario Kart and then take out everything remotely fun about that game. Now add some car degradation so you have to keep your cart prestine, and upgraded as you go through the levels. Now finally lets race the same 10 Tracks over and over, and that’s the game. It’s games like these that make me wonder how someone can get a development kit for a system and have it get approved for sale.

Wiffle Ball2. Wiffle Ball
I bet a lot of people remember playing Wiffle Ball as a child. Those giant yellow plastic bats, and those hard white balls with holes in them. Good times, good times… DSI games probably felt the same way about Wiffle Ball and wanted to recreate it with as a video game. Which is really commendable, if only they had done it right. This game is plagued with problems, the first being that all the characters you can choose to play, play exactly the same. Even though they say they have different stats, they are exactly the same. However, that wasn’t really the problem with the game. For a Baseball simulation the game is really slow, and rigged. Whenever you hit the ball, the outfielder or any person on the field moves faster than the ball actually moving in the sky. So if you like broken games where you hardly have a chance of winning, this is for you.

Deal or No Deal1. Deal or No Deal
As a show, Deal or No Deal is only as popular as the show host. I mean most people watch it to see how the host talks to the contestants, while building a friendly relationship with them and toying with them mentally. I mean that’s what I noticed when I watched the show. The whole role of the game is a matter of chance and the goal is to foil “The Banker” who is a mysterious silhouette of a character who phone calls the shows host. As a DS game you lose the main element of what makes the show so popular, being able to have those discussions with Howie Mandell. Not to mention that the game is a direct port of the European game with only slight alterations. The only real changes was the conversion of pounds to dollars and that there is no host in the game. The game itself is just a bunch of touch screen selecting and nothing else. It’s amazing that this game is the worst DS game ever made, because if it was done right it could of been somewhat fun.

So that is the five worst DS games ever made, any objections Infendo? What do you guys consider to be the worst?

[via Metacritic]

An artist from New York. Will has been writing, designing, and loving video games since he was young. He has traveled across the United States, and parts of Canada in order to learn more about the world of gaming. After visiting E3 for the first time in 2009, he has vowed to return there and show off a game of his own. In his spare time he tinkers with electronics, programming, and of course collecting video games.