Nintendo #2DS Is Fun For the Whole Family #Giveaway

Are you an avid Nintendo fan?

Recently, our family had the opportunity to check out the Nintendo 2DS console with Super Smash Bros for 3DS game. ย Wow, I’m not a gamer per se, but I couldn’t put this thing down! It’s super fun to play no matter the age group.

I was excited to see how my daughters would react as they both ย have the original DS lite from back in the day, and they’ve asked every year for the newest one. The 2DS takes their entertainment to a whole new level.

PHYSICAL FEATURES

Compared to the existing line of DS consoles, the 2DS still has two screens (one touchscreen) but it does not fold up into a little package.

2DS vs DS Lite

As you can see, the buttons are pretty much the same with the exception of the “joystick” or circle pad above the directional arrow buttons. This took some getting used to! Graphically, the 2DS is pretty stunning (from what we’re used to), and even if it doesn’t show in 3D, it’s very crisp and bright.

An SD slot is available for saving photos or playing music.

SUPER COOL FEATURES

AR CARDS

The AR cards are my absolute favourite part of this system. Even if you don’t have access to a game but are itching to play, the AR games are ridiculously fun. Essentially you turn your household surface into a 3D play space! I took some videos of this feature in action but I can’t seem to upload them properly. These pics will have to do but really don’t do it justice!

2DS AR GAMES

PHOTOS/VIDEOS

With the 2DS, there is a built in 3DS camera which allows you to take 3D photos and 3D videos (viewable in 2D).

FACE RAIDERS

I had a ton of fun playing this with my toddler and teen on separate occasions. It’s a game where your face is a game character! It’s great that no matter what age, the game translates into fun!

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DS COMPATIBILITY

I love the fact that the girls can use their older DS games and play them in the newer system.

DOWNLOAD CAPABILITY

With the Wireless LED, you can connect to your network and head to the Nintendo e-shop to download additional games. You can also download games from the Virtual Console (Game Boy titles etc) or even DSiWare. With the Nintendo DS, you automatically receive a downloadable version of Mario Kart 7!

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GAME NOTES

You can suspend your game and make notes about the game you are playing!

I personally haven’t had a chance to play it yet, but my daughters had a blast playing Super Smash Bros which is included with the giveaway prize! Super Smash Bros has sold over 2.8 million units worldwide since its release! It MUST be good!

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ENTER TO WIN A NINTENDO 2DS!

I’m pumped to be able to share such an awesome giveaway with my fabulous readers! Open to Canada only – ends Nov 28/14 at 7pm. Good luck!

 

Disclosure: Please note that I received complimentary product to facilitate this review; however, opinions expressed and genuine happiness with the product are mine, all mine!

 

 

 

 

229 Comments

  1. Tahj Gordon says:

    Really hope I win!!!!!

  2. The wireless feature to get new games.

  3. Maureen White says:

    my son would love this

  4. the ability to download games

  5. tara darity says:

    I love that it takes pictures! My boys would love it!

  6. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I love that it Plays & Records 3D videos…

  7. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I love that it Plays & Records 3D videos.

  8. Melissa L. says:

    I like that it can play older games.

  9. zake mono says:

    Interesting thing about the 2DS is the thumbstick for sure. I also think that the flat design is really interesting too.

  10. Ashley Lauren says:

    The 3D feature is pretty awesome its nice to see on a compact game system!

  11. I have been dying to try this game!

  12. Allyson Meyer says:

    I love the ability to play older games!

  13. I like the smash!!!!

  14. I like the backwards compatability, and the social aspect of the device.

  15. laura.dillon says:

    My favourite thing is that you are able to play the DS games and there is no hinge on the 2DS so you don’t have to worry about it snapping or being loose! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Heidi Pawluk says:

    Love that it has wireless capability and can use an SD Card to store music, photos and games.

  17. Jason Winters says:

    I love that the 2DS brings me back to my childhood playing on my DS Lite. That thing was so much fun. It’s nice that the device brings back memories of the old with the designs and games of the new!

  18. Jason Carroll says:

    i like the ability to download older games from Nintendo bringing back the classics

  19. Lynn clayton says:

    The camera feature is great

  20. i like that it takes pictures and that you can play older ds games on it!

  21. Karry Knisley says:

    I like that it takes pictures. My daughter is always using my phone to take selfies so this would be ideal for her

  22. I like that we can take photos and the compatibility as well.

  23. I would love to try this with my daughter.

  24. Ryan Langford says:

    Love what nintendo has been doing recently, so many great titles for the 3DS

  25. backwards compatibility is what I like

  26. it’s like a 3ds but without the painful to watch 3d feature

  27. My favorite feature is that it can play Smash Bros. ANYWHERE!!!!

  28. LukesFather2011 says:

    This system would be a good first gameboy for my son. Wouldn’t be as complex as a 3ds.

  29. This woud be an awesome christmas gift

  30. Jen Conlin says:

    I adore that it is compatible with Older Games

  31. josephine evans says:

    I like playing older games, nice being able to play the ones you use to play when you were younger!

  32. I like the lack of 3d gameplay….This may be a problem to some but I have used a 3ds before in the department store and the 3d effect instantly gives me a headache.

  33. The wifi capability is really cool. It would be a blast to play against other folks.

  34. Melissa f says:

    So awesome a gift any kids would love , my kids would love a new system were still using game boys lol

  35. Christian Clarke says:

    I love the 2ds wifi connectivity as well as the quality of the cameras!!!!

  36. Desrine Harrison says:

    The Nintendo franchise has been in my family for years (I have three boys, one 16, one 10 and the other 7) and i must tell you, Nintendo is the best!!! It is very user friendly, as well as worth the money, to tell the honest truth i wasn’t surprised when Nintendo revealed the 2ds because i expected it. Because Nintendo understands their customers they made a system that is affordable with all the same aspects of the 3ds (excluding the 3d) this was a very good idea on their part. I love that the 2ds can still play ds games also and the fact that the camera quality is so good. I really hope I win this for my little Tristan (the 7 year old) to finally let him have a system of his own by his birthday!!! (dec 15)

  37. Tahj Gordon says:

    The 2ds is very user friendly

  38. Kaitlyn Ivy says:

    I love the backwards compatibility! Nintendo is always so thoughtful.

  39. Kristi Renout says:

    I love that you can play the older ds games on it.

  40. I love old-school games from my childhood!

  41. backwards compatibility!

  42. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love that it’s backwards compatible. It’s great when you can still use your old games on a new system.

  43. Definitly giving this to my nephew if I win. He’ll love this!

  44. that it has such cool graphics

  45. Michael Vladulescu says:

    I love that it has two screens ๐Ÿ˜€

  46. Kyle Chambers says:

    What’s not to love?!?

  47. the ability download games

  48. Jason Smulders says:

    I love the Nintendo DS backwards compatibility.

  49. I like that you can play the older DS games. Nothing is worse than starting from scratch when a new system comes out.

  50. I like the feature that you can play your older ds games on it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. I like the fact that you can use your older games with this device. That is appealing.
    Thanks.

  52. Jason Quarrie says:

    Mostly I just love the portable nature of it – I’ve actually never owned a handheld console before!

  53. Jason Quarrie says:

    Mostly I just love the portable nature of it – I’ve actually never owned a handheld console!

  54. Jason Quarrie says:

    Mostly I just really like the portable nature of it – I’ve never had a handheld console before!

  55. Nathan Lapointe says:

    I like the dual screens because you can see more action.

  56. Sarah Stickney says:

    The AR cards are my favourite.

  57. My kiddos will love this, especially that they can still use their old DS games! Don’t have the spend extra dollars for the games ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. i like that you can still play older games and has a SD slot is available for saving photos or playing music

  59. Kelly Baker says:

    I like the fact that you can play the older games on the newer system.

  60. My favourite feature is that is has Parental Controls! This is great because the system is also compatible with the internet, has a camera … so the Parental Control feature would help me control and manage web browsing, etc.

  61. A 3-D camera? That is so cool. Oh wow my daughter would love this!!

  62. michelle hebert says:

    i really like that it takes 3ds games and old games because then i wont have to sell the old and i can just buy the new and 3ds games

  63. Joanne Saunders says:

    The feature I like the most is the price. It’s very affordable’

  64. Sunshine G says:

    That 3D feature is pretty neat!

  65. Christiam says:

    I really like the fact that you can have some great games on the go ๐Ÿ™‚ like smash mario kart or any other fun game!

  66. Elaine Laforge says:

    It is great that you can use the old games with the new system

  67. Darlene Schuller says:

    LOVE that you can download games, that’s the most appealing feature for me.

  68. Holly Messana says:

    The best is that you can use your old games on the new system. I think that is great.

  69. I love the back light feature

  70. I love the fact that it’s Nintendo. Great quality. I also love the fact that you can interchange games from previous systems. Mario is also the best games hands down!

  71. I love the huge selection of great games, particularly the Mario and Zelda series.

  72. Christina Rayment says:

    I like how it has a built in backlight. Back when I used to play on my Advance, we’d pray for sunlight to stay up a little bit longer during car rides in hopes of finishing our Pokemon battles.

  73. Maria McLachlan says:

    Love that you can download games and wirelessly

  74. sarah jackson says:

    I love that you can browse the net with it and also really like the parental controls

  75. Kayla Sharpe says:

    I LOVE THAT ITS SAFE ON MY CHILDRENS EYES!

  76. Marlene Meyers says:

    I like that you can go online on it

  77. Rachel plouffe says:

    The camera, love the ease of it

  78. I love that it has wireless internet and a camera! My sons would love this!

  79. Kate Hearn says:

    The compatibility of all the different games. I used to have a ds along time ago and stil have the games

  80. Cheryl McCulligh says:

    I ave played with the devices Nintendo handheld devices since the Gameboy came out. Sometimes stealing into my children’s bedrooms at night to grab the device for some alone time with Zelda, Super Mario and Spyro. I love the new features in the newest Gameboy. The wireless aspect and the Ar cards look like a lot of fun. My children are all grown up now, but occasionally my grandchildren come and spend the night and will bring their Gameboys.

  81. Chantal Fray says:

    The fact that you can use the other games is brilliant.. (Less money to spend on new ones)

  82. you can use your face as a game character – that’s pretty cool.

  83. it looks so much fun, & backwards compatible to use old games is excellent. Wireless is great & just a great game system,, ty

  84. Jen Conlin says:

    wireless capability and the ability to download games Because it is So convienient

  85. Bailey Dexter says:

    I love that it plays the old games as well and the camera sounds amazing!

  86. TJ Turnbull says:

    The 3d camera because my daughter loves taking pics

  87. Michelle Policelli says:

    I like that you can play older games on it and that you can browse the internet on it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Michelle Policelli says:

    I like that you can play older games on it and that you can browse the internet on it ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Janet Neufeld says:

    That you can play games on it.

  90. I love the wireless capability and the ability to download games!

  91. Pat Drouillard says:

    I like that older games will work on it and that you can use Wifi for things as well,and the camera

  92. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    I like that you can play the regular and 3DS games with it.

  93. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    that the DSI games are compatible with the 2DS awesome

  94. Moe Bwell says:

    I like that you on browse on it, plus still play the older games that the kids enjoy.

  95. Laurie A Pittman says:

    power saver plus u can play older games on it as well.

  96. Jennifer Veenstra says:

    I love that you can play old ds games on this that way you don’t have to buy all new games!!

  97. Shawna c. says:

    I love that the DSI games are compatible with the 2DS. A lil bit of a money saver for those that have DSI games

  98. Terri O'Donnell says:

    I like that older games will work on it and that you can use Wifi for things as well

  99. evelyn jones says:

    camera features and grafics

  100. That older games work as well!

  101. Eva Mitton-Urban says:

    90% bigger screen if the feature that stands out to me. User friendly for those of us gamers that sport eyewear.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  102. Backwards compatability

  103. I like that it can browse the internet.

  104. I love the fact that I can play my DSI XL games on the new console! I hate having to re-buy games.

  105. I love the new design with it being flat. Hinged devices always break for me after opening and closing.

  106. Would love to win this for my daughter. My son has one and they have a hard time sharing!

  107. dawn rader says:

    few different things I like…first thing is that it is all one piece, it does not fold closed so you don’t have to worry about the hinges giving out. secondly I love that it plays all the older games as well as 3ds games.

  108. Gladys Walker says:

    Wow it is compatible with older games.

  109. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love that you can play older games on it as well!

  110. Alexa Nernberg says:

    I really like that tis system is wireless and portable, freeing up the TV. Thanks for sponsoring this awesome giveaway and for the opportunity to participate.

  111. Favorite feature would easily be the ability to play 3DS games.

  112. Irene Eichler says:

    I like that you can play older games on it

  113. Nancy J Montgomery says:

    I like that old games will play on it because it would be expensive to replace them.

  114. I love that it can play Plays Nintendo DS games and love the Parental Controls (to manage content accessed by children)!!

  115. Being able to use old games in it.

  116. aarone mawdsley says:

    I like that you can use old games in the new system.

  117. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    I like the Spot pass and that you can access the internet with it. Plus the games are awesomely addictive!!

  118. MaryAnne Thurston says:

    I really like that you can use old games on it. This is a great feature since we have lots of old games that were favorites and still enjoy. Thanks!

  119. Kimberly B says:

    Love that it is backwards capable and love that it is wireless!

  120. margaux retrophiliac says:

    the 3d & backwards capability with older games.

  121. Nick Ponomarev says:

    I like the compatibility feature the best because you can play older games

  122. Games notes feature

  123. I really like that it has a built in 3DS camera.

  124. I like that it has wireless capabilities and most importantly that I can play older DS games ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. I love that you can play older games in this new one and that wireless capability ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Sean Pynaert says:

    I like how it can browse the Internet and my son would be able to access it when he wants to.

  127. CAN PLAY MY OLDER GAMES

  128. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like that it can play 3ds games. My grandson has some that would be a good feature.

  129. I like that the 3d games are compatible with it so there’s no worries there!

  130. wilson king says:

    Photo and video feature

  131. I like that it can play older games (so we don’t have to go out and buy the exact same games we already have) and I like has a built in camera.

  132. Suzanne G says:

    I like the 3DS built in camera because I know my granddaughter would be thrilled taking 3D photos and video. I would be giving this to her and I know she does not have a camera.

  133. I like that you can play older games on it

  134. Terry Kyte says:

    Wireless capability and being able to play the older games.

  135. I like that you can take 3D photo’s. I don’t own anything that will do that.

  136. Karin Dollery says:

    I Love that its has 3D, it has parental control and it has Mario. I think this would be a lovely gift for my granddaughter under the tree on Christmas morning.

  137. I love that you can take photos with the built in camera

  138. I love the fact that it iswireless.

  139. Susan Stirling says:

    The camera feature is terrific!

  140. I love that you can play DS games, and that there’s a camera. I also love that you can browse the internet on it!

  141. I absolutely love that you can use old games on it. We have loads of old games gathering dust! I think all game systems should do this!

  142. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like that you can use your older games in it.

  143. I really like that you can use it as a camera/video camera in addition to a game system!

  144. I love that you can download games to it !

  145. cheryl hodgkins says:

    I like that it plays 3D videos and records 3D video and 3D stop-motion animation3 because it makes playing more interesting and its something different

  146. DARLENE W says:

    It is wireless, you can use your older games, has a camera, these are just a few things I like

  147. I love that it can function as a camera, my son loves to take pictures and he loves his Mario games.

  148. My favourite feature is that is Records 3D video and 3D stop-motion animation3. i’m actually surprised the 2ds can do that!!

  149. Haylie Langwald says:

    That it’s compatible with older games is my fave feature!

  150. I love the StreetPass feature of the 2DS, which lets your 2DS communicate with other 2DS’s and 3DS’s while it is in sleep mode to unlock some in game features and generally just allow for a more social experience.

  151. TrippyCusp93 says:

    I think my favorite thing about the Nintendo DS is that it takes photos and pretty much functions as a camera! I think that’s awesome, because I love taking pictures!

  152. The photo and video feature is my favourite because it makes me look so life like and just coming from a handheld console that’s just crazy!

  153. I like the photo and video feature makes me look so real and just on a little handheld console!

  154. Option to expand the memory and especially that you can play the games from the older models.

  155. I love that my older games will work on the this system! Big money saver cause those games are not cheap!

  156. I love that the older games work in it! We have a ton, and I would hate to have to start all over again with a new system!

  157. I love download play! With multiple DSs in the house you can have Mario Cart races with each other, even if only one person has the game. Download play only works with some games but when it does It’s super fun!

  158. Lori Bazan says:

    I love that you can play the older DS games and that you can expand the memory!

  159. Elizabeth Nicholson says:

    I like the photo and video

  160. i like that you can use the older games as well.

  161. i love the price and that its pretty much the same as the 3ds

  162. ZZTHERESA says:

    I love that the you can use older DS games and play them in the newer system.

  163. Valerie Mallette says:

    I love that you can play Nintendo DS games on it because it would give me an even greater variety of games on it than it already can. I also own quite a few older games and it is reassuring that I could play older games on the 2DS if my older devices ever break down.

  164. I like that the games are compatible with older versions and the variety of the games. I know a few kids that would love to have this for Christmas. Thanks for hosting.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  165. I like that it has expandable memory so I can fit more things onto the 2DS. And, of course, that includes more games, etc.

  166. I have been obsessed with gaming and nintendo since a very young age. I am so happy the 2DS is here. I would love to win this giveaway and review this device on my blog. My favourite feature would have to be the fact you can play older games as well! Definitely a money saver since I can use my old games!

  167. I like that you can play older games on it. No need to buy a whole new set of games just for this system version.

  168. Christina B. says:

    I like that it’s wireless and that you can play older games on it!

  169. The wireless and that you can play older games. Thanks for the giveaway!

  170. Kristine Ewald says:

    I love that it is wireless!

  171. Jenness M says:

    My son would love that it takes pictures!

  172. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    that it has wireless, and that you can play old games on

  173. Brandee H says:

    I really like the parental controls. My son is in a stage where he thinks zombies are awesome! I’d rather have a little bit of say in what he has access to and who has access to him online!

  174. Carolle H says:

    Love that you can play older games

  175. nicolthepickle says:

    I like that it has wireless, and that you can play old games on it. Go retro.

  176. Brenda Penton says:

    I like that you can use it as a camera. I also love that it doesn’t close. Every handheld game that my kids have, have always broken at the hinge.

  177. seham merzib says:

    it is compatible with older games

  178. I love that you can also connect and browse

  179. Wayne Lecoy says:

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to Win a Nintendo 2DS and Super Smash Bros Game.
    In response to your question of
    What features of the Nintendo 2DS do you like the best and why?
    I like that it can browse the internet
    and you can use your older DS games and play them in the newer system.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

  180. the fact its backwards compatible.

  181. I like that you can use an SD Card to store music, photos and games.

  182. I like that older DS games are usable on the newer system & That face game sounds like great fun for any age

  183. I really like that it’s compatible with older games which means we can pull out those old games and finally be able to use them again.

  184. Wendy hutton says:

    love that it is compatible with older games

  185. Andrea Amy says:

    I like that its backwards compatible ๐Ÿ™‚

  186. itโ€™s compatible with the older games

  187. Florence C says:

    I like that the kids can still use their old games to play.

  188. I like that it is only in 2D as the 3D system can give some gamers vertigo

  189. I love that it’s compatible with the older games. i hate when new systems come out and they make all the old games useless!

  190. My fav feature is the Graphics Display Wide-screen LCD display showing 16.77 million colors with 800 x 240 pixel resolution. (400 pixels are allocated to each eye to enable 3D visuals), because for me it is all about the graphics.

  191. gotta go with the parental controls…and the old school games, cause I grew up in the 80’s & 90’s

  192. Kayla Schmitke says:

    The parental controls and of course that you can still play older games on it.

  193. ivy pluchinsky says:

    love that Itโ€™s compatible with older games

  194. The 3D photo/video. My daughter will have a blast with it.

  195. Anne Taylor says:

    I like that it can browse the internet because that would be pretty handy for us all!

  196. Sara Campbell says:

    i love The Face Raisers part of the 2DS.

    1. Sara Campbell says:

      Face Raiders, not Raisers.

  197. It’s compatible with older games! That’s awesome!

  198. Johanne Reid says:

    I love that its good for any age level. That means the kids can all play.

  199. Judy Cowan says:

    I love that you can still use the older DS games with it and also that you can connect with the wireless LED to get new games.

  200. Rene Tetrault says:

    I love how it has a great library of games for every age. I’m really looking forward to Majora’s Mask coming in 2015 and this will let me play it.

  201. I like that you don’t have buy all new games fir a new system. Older games still work! I think the kids will like that too. It’s not ” wasted money” on the older games because they get shoved in a box.

  202. naiddia p says:

    I like the fact you can play older games on it.

  203. I like the parental controls

  204. Jennifer Cervantes says:

    I love that you can use the old ds games, especially since GameStop sells them used pretty cheap, but my favorite feature is that it does NOT bend in half to fold, my kids are destructive and broke our original with the constant folding it closed.

  205. The Face Raiders sounds some cool. I would. . I mean my son’s would love that!

  206. I like the wireless capability to get new games-so easy.

  207. I like the wireless capability to get new games-so slick!

  208. Being able to download the old school games!! Eeeeek Original Super Mario Brothers here I come!

  209. stacey dempsey says:

    My favorite thing is that you can use your older DS games and play them in the newer system. My kids have lots of games and it is nice when they dont end up by the wayside just because a newer system has come out

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