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Screen Play Spotlight: Nintendo DSi XL Is More Than Just a Gaming Device [GIVEAWAY]

by Jeana Lee Tahnk


Screen Play Spotlight: Nintendo DSi XL Is More Than Just a Gaming Device [GIVEAWAY]

The Nintendo DSi XL is a great choice for kids ages six and up and offers many features that will both educate and entertain. Hand-held games have come a long way and the Nintendo DSi XL has many features you’d be surprised to find, such as two 4.2-inch screens, Internet access, two cameras, photo and sound manipulation, as well as pre-loaded software for gaming, learning and Internet access. The unit also comes with a handy stylus for ease-of-use on the touchscreen. The battery life on the Nintendo DSi XL is fantastic as well, running for up to 17 hours until needing to recharge again.

Summer is here and that can mean long road trips in the car. Kids sitting for long durations on any mode of transport can be a less than pleasant experience and after the car games, the songs, the naps and the snacks, sometimes a portable handheld game can be a savior. 

The Nintendo DSi XL is a great choice for kids ages six and up and offers many features that will both educate and entertain. Hand-held games have come a long way and the Nintendo DSi XL has many features you’d be surprised to find, such as two 4.2-inch screens, Internet access, two cameras, photo and sound manipulation, as well as pre-loaded software for gaming, learning and Internet access. The unit also comes with a handy stylus for ease-of-use on the touchscreen. The battery life on the Nintendo DSi XL is fantastic as well, running for up to 17 hours until needing to recharge again. 

Of course, one of the main reasons for getting a hand-held is for gaming and Nintendo has no lack of options.  There are thousands of games to choose from that appeal to kids of all ages with all kinds of interests, including action, music, puzzles, sports, racing, fitness and more. And if your kids are into character games, who can forget about the classic Nintendo characters like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pokémon. 

One of the games I tested was Pokémon Black Version, an adventure where you lead Pokémon through a maze of adventures, villains and challenges on a quest to become the Pokémon League Champion. There are so many features and functions of this game, not to mention great graphics, and while I merely scratched the surface of what Pokémon Black Version has to offer, I can definitely see the appeal for any gamer. 

When gamers want to take a break from Pokémon’s adventures and get those creative juices flowing, the camera lenses and photo distortion features are a fun distraction that every kid will get a kick out of. There are also educational games that come with the device such as Brain Age Express for math and letters that prevents your kids from forgetting what they’ve learned during the year. And of course, through Nintendo’s game store, there are many more educational games that can be purchased.   

Hand-held gaming is at a whole new level and Nintendo has a winner with the Nintendo DSi XL. With the photo functions, the games and the other fun features, everyone in the car on that long road trip will definitely want a turn.   

A lucky Screen Play reader will win the following Nintendo gift basket, including a Nintendo DSi XL and lots of other Pokémon goodies! The prize contains: 

–      A Nintendo DSi XL hand-held gaming device

–      One copy of each title (Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version)

–      10 new Pokémon figurines

–      One set of 7 mini plush (Snivy, Oshawott, Sandile, Munna, Tepig, Axew and Pidove)

–      One Pokémon T-shirt

–      Art folios 

Please enter a comment below and a winner will be chosen at random. Comments will be accepted until next TUESDAY, JULY 5th at MIDNIGHT PST. The winner will be contacted via email and announced here. 

GOOD LUCK!

**7/6/11: THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. A WINNER WILL BE SELECTED AT RANDOM AND NOTIFIED.***  

 


The complete rules for the contest can be found here: https://www.parenting.com/article/nintendo-dsi-xl-giveaway-official-rules  

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