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LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars | £14.85 | The Hut | Nintendo DS

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Adventure Games, LucasArts, Nintendo DS games, TT
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Lego Star Wars III: The Clo... | Nintendo DS
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars | £14.85 | The Hut | Nintendo DS

LEGO and Star Wars go together like Han and Chewie. R2-D2 and C-3PO. George Lucas and despoiling beloved creations. Though TT's latest game is based on the Clone Wars series rather than the films, it's a fun prospect that works with mixed success on the Nintendo 3DS. On the one hand, some fun 3D environments and characteristic hilarious humour make it an enjoyable experience, but rampant control issues and plenty of glitches drag the handheld version down.

Note that this isn't the 3DS version.

Chrono Trigger | £16.19 | CD Wow | Nintendo DS

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
JRPG, Nintendo DS games, Square Enix
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Chrono Trigger | Nintendo DS

If you've never played Chrono Trigger then it's about time you did. For my money, this classic JRPG is one of the best games ever made, and presents probably the most intricate and competent story ever told by our medium. So far, at least.

CD Wow are currently charging £16.19 for the NTSC version, which is compatible with all DS consoles but not with European 3DS units. Bear this in mind.

Megamind: The Blue Defender | £4.85 | The Hut & Zavvi | DS & PSP

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action Games, Nintendo DS games, PSP games, THQ
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Megamind: The Blue Defender | Nintendo DS | PSP

This is definitely a classic case of "nice saving, shame about the game." And it is a shame, because despite a saving of over a fiver, Megamind: The Blue Defender personifies everything that's bad about movie tie-ins. The premise is actually rather good since the developers tried to switch up the pacing with a number of gameplay styles (including some fun top-down sections), but the whole thing seems rushed and made to order. Which, of course, it was. Still, this is the cheapest deal around if you're in the market.

Puzzle Quest 2 | £9.99 | Choices UK | DS

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
D3 Publisher, Infinite Interactive, Nintendo DS games, Puzzle games
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Puzzle Quest 2 | Nintendo DS

First things first: the cheapest way to get Puzzle Quest II is to download it for your iDevice or Windows 7 Phone from their respective marketplaces - or net it on XBLA. However, if you're seeking the Nintendo DS version, Choices UK have the cheapest price around. The sequel to the unbelievably successful (and, for my money, truly wonderful) original Puzzle Quest introduces a new isometric view that brings you closer to the action, as well as the new weapons, action points and block systems. It's an excellent game, but one that's also much smaller in scope and ambition than the first triumphant outing.

Jonas | £2.86 | ShopTo | DS

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Disney Interactive, Jonas, Nintendo DS games, Puzzle games
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Jonas | Nintendo DS

I'll level with you: this game is a piece of crap. Jonas is the worst kind of cash in, relying on the inexplicable love that young girls seem to have for some abstinent androgynous pukes to flog a few copies. It's actually based on a sitcom that's itself based on the Jonas Brothers - and is broken, boring and downright creepy in parts.

But here's the thing. It also happens to be all kinds of cheap; making it a perfect stocking filler for a fan of the show (your kids, perhaps?) or as a joke present for someone you don't like.