So, what is that list? These are the games I liked the most on each particular system, this time around the DS. These are not necessarily the games I consider best, but the ones I liked the most and the ones I have the fondest memories of. For these lists I tried to stay away from multiplataform games, or from ports. I tried to, but in a few cases it was impossible to.
10) Dungeon Explorer - Warriors of Ancient Arts
9) Golden Sun - Dark Dawn
8) Final Fantasy IV
7) Mario Kart DS
6) Bleach - The Blade of Fate/ Bleach - Dark Souls
5) The Phoenix Wright series
4) Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin/ Castlevania - Order of Ecclesia
Portrait of Ruin has a varied slew of weapons and abilities, and a ton of extra characters that make each romp through the game feel different. There's also a ton of variety on the castle and the portraits, it probably has the most varied locales in a Metroidvania ever. But Order of Ecclesia has more interesting characters, both in design and personality, a beautiful art direction and a more consistent overall environment and a very high difficulty level. Both of them are fantastic for different reasons, Potrait of Ruin is the purer Metroivania experience, while Order of Ecclesia is the more challenging one.
3) The World Ends with You.
2) Pokemon HeartGold
1) Orcs & Elves
I find that the 3DS has a rather... lacking videogame library when compared to the DS, so I couldn't for the life of me pick 10 games that I thought were my 'favorite', so I fused that list with this onem and here it is:
5) Mario Kart 7....?
4) Pokemon Y
2) The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time 3D
1) Super Smash Bros. 3DS