Game Time with Nintendo 2DS and Kirby Triple Deluxe

My daughter has been asking me for a Nintendo DS for almost one year. She is very tech savvy and has always enjoyed handheld video game systems.

Since she’s a big girl now (8 years old!) she was ready to graduate to a video game system that focussed more on fun games than learning math. In came the Nintendo 2DS.

My daughter was overjoyed when she opened her birthday present this April. She received a shinny new Nintendo 2DS and the game Kirby Triple Deluxe.

To my surprise, she already knew lots about the Nintendo 2DS. She soon explained to me how to charge, use the controls and use the internet on her new Nintendo 2DS.

Needless to say, I found out pretty quickly that this is a cool little machine.

{Features of the Nintendo 2DS}

  • The 2DS is easy to hold for little hands
  • It has two bright coloured screens, the upper screen is for the game and the lower screen is a touch screen with the icons for games, the internet and more.
  • It has wireless connectivity
  • AC adaptor connection (bye bye batteries!)
  • Comes loaded with built-in software
  • It can take photos and videos
  • It has parental controls

Nintendo 2DS review

{Kirby Triple Deluxe}

I didn’t know anything about Kirby before my daughter started playing Kirby Triple Deluxe. I can now say that it’s the coolest – funnest – game! (So fun that I have even played it when my daughter is sleeping … shhh). Kirby is a pink, puffy character that inhales it’s enemies while going on fun adventures.

The premise of Kirby Triple Deluxe is that Kirby sees King Dedede being kidnapped and decides to go an save him. Kirby Triple Deluxe is filled with many new colourful characters. It’s a fun game that will keep you entertained for hours!

Nintendo 2DS review


My daughter can’t get enough of her Nintendo 2DS. She loves everything about it. She has been working extra hard to earn screen time and has appreciated every minute she has on her 2DS.

Nintendo 2DS review

I have to admit, I am very impressed with the Nintendo 2DS. I still have a lot to learn about this little system but I don’t doubt my daughter will be teaching me as she plays.

The Nintendo 2DS is recommended for ages 7 and under. It’s available in red and blue. There are hundreds of games for the Nintendo 2DS. You can purchase either regular DS games or 3DS games for this system. You can also download games from the Nintendo eShop.

{What’s to Love about the Nintendo 2DS}

  • I have to say I am probably most impressed with the wifi capability of this system. It connects easily to your home internet. I really like that you do not need to plug in the 2DS to download games or get updates. The wifi takes care of that. The connection speed of the 2DS is very fast. My daughter has really enjoyed watching YouTube videos on her 2DS.

Nintendo 2DS review

  • The other feature I appreciate greatly is that it recharges with an AC adaptor. The 2DS does NOT require any batteries. (You would have no idea how many batteries I’ve been through with other hand held devices).
  • The games for the Nintendo 2DS are pretty awesome. My daughter is hooked on Kirby Triple Deluxe (I have to admit, I’ve tried to “help” her pass a few levels on many occasions…) but you can also get some great classics like Mario Cart and cool current games like Big Hero 6.

If you’re shopping for a fun portable gaming system for your child, I would look no further than the Nintendo 2DS. It’s available at numerous stores across Canada and the US. The 2DS is priced right (starting at just $129.99).

For more information on the Nintendo 2DS  and Kirby Triple Deluxe, check out the Nintendo website. You can also follow Nintendo Canada on Facebook and Twitter for tips, contests and product information.

I’d love to know, do your kids have a Nintendo 2DS? Do they love it?


  1. This brings me back to my childhood. I remember when we first got our GAME BOY. IT was so amazing. One per family and we spent more time waiting to play then actually playing! lol!! oh well. It looks like they have come a long way!

  2. That does look like fun, I’m sure I’ll hear requests for games like that as my guy gets older!

  3. It never surprises me anymore with how much young kids know about electronics these days. My six year old knows more than me, LOL. My oldest daughter, now 12, received a DS a couple of years ago and loved it! Her little bro uses it now..

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