New Nintendo 2DS XL Pokeball Edition console + New Super Mario Bros. 2 physical game + Hori Nintendo 3DS Pikachu Hard Pouch Black. £150 with code TDX-PHJ4 @ Tesco Direct
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New Nintendo 2DS XL Pokeball Edition console + New Super Mario Bros. 2 physical game + Hori Nintendo 3DS Pikachu Hard Pouch Black. £150 with code TDX-PHJ4 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 9th Feb
Seems decent deal.

'Buy New Nintendo 2DSXL Pokeball Edition Console and a selected Game and Accessory and save £14.97'

Price is £170 before code TDX-PHJ4

Really nice looking case
*(case is a bit bigger than needed for New 2DS XL but it fits alright though really) thanks @brilly

The game is currently 'Hurry while stocks last'


2891713.jpgNew Nintendo 2DS XL Pokeball Edition
£139.99


2891713.jpgNew Super Mario Bros. 2
£29.99


2891713.jpgHori Nintendo 3DS Pikachu Hard Pouch Black
£14.99

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Case is not a perfect fit but its ok
slightly longer than needed ( hardly any )
but significantly wider by at least 1cm
fits in alright though really

good deal
ugh i’m so tempted to buy it but I would never play it
brilly1 h, 20 m ago

Case is not a perfect fit but its okslightly longer than needed ( hardly …Case is not a perfect fit but its okslightly longer than needed ( hardly any )but significantly wider by at least 1cmfits in alright though reallygood deal


Ah thanks
*I was forgetting N2DSXL is slimmer
Edited by: "jco83" 9th Feb
Tempted to buy.

Own a switch.

Shouldn't buy.
bryngreen19 m ago

Tempted to buy. Own a switch.Shouldn't buy.


pokemon...

gotta catch em all!
OP, and anyone else who can help, I need some help please.

I'm thinking of getting myself a Nintendo 2DS XL (was going to go for the cheaper 2DS but I don't like the look of the big console and would prefer a handheld console). What's the main difference between the 2 (price of the bigger 2DS is tempting at only £75)?

I've never bought one before but played on a Nintendo DS Lite years ago (Sims 3) and quite enjoyed it as it was quite a different gaming experience.

I've now been thinking of getting myself a 2DS XL but not sure when or which package etc to buy. I'm willing to wait and see if there is a price drop or better offers in the next few months.

Some questions that I need help with:

1) Which Pokemon game on the DS has all of the old characters that I can remember from watching Pokemon as a kid? I've never played Pokemon on the DS before. The characters I can remember are Bulbasaur, Charmander and (obviously) Pikachu.

2) This may sound silly but how do you actually play Pokemon games? As I say, I always wanted to play Pokemon but never had a DS console before.

I'd really appreciate some help.

Thank you.

Bill
brilly23 m ago

pokemon...gotta catch em all!


:')
billmax76434 m ago

OP, and anyone else who can help, I need some help please.I'm thinking of …OP, and anyone else who can help, I need some help please.I'm thinking of getting myself a Nintendo 2DS XL (was going to go for the cheaper 2DS but I don't like the look of the big console and would prefer a handheld console). What's the main difference between the 2 (price of the bigger 2DS is tempting at only £75)?I've never bought one before but played on a Nintendo DS Lite years ago (Sims 3) and quite enjoyed it as it was quite a different gaming experience.I've now been thinking of getting myself a 2DS XL but not sure when or which package etc to buy. I'm willing to wait and see if there is a price drop or better offers in the next few months.Some questions that I need help with:1) Which Pokemon game on the DS has all of the old characters that I can remember from watching Pokemon as a kid? I've never played Pokemon on the DS before. The characters I can remember are Bulbasaur, Charmander and (obviously) Pikachu.2) This may sound silly but how do you actually play Pokemon games? As I say, I always wanted to play Pokemon but never had a DS console before.I'd really appreciate some help.Thank you.Bill


Hi Bill,

The 2DS XL folds, and has a bigger, brighter screen and supposedly extra processing power. Both will play the same games though. I would advise the 2DS XL as used to have a 3DS and 3DS XL and the extra real estate is very noticeable.

A bit more detail on the differences here: trustedreviews.com/new…677

In regards to 1) I think almost all the Pokemon games have Pikachu in, I believe Bulbasaur Charmander and Squirtle are excluded from the newer games (ultra sun/moon) but you can get the older games for about 8 quid each as Downloads (Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, and about a tenner for Pokemon Crystal) . These games are absolute classics and are still great games to this day, and contain all the old Pokemon you know and love from the TV show and I would definitely recommend them as a starting point.

2) They are very much an RPG type game. You play a Pokemon trainer, you get a starter Pokemon from a choice of 3, and then go around and battle other trains and wild pokemon in order to level up your Pokemon to get stronger. You can also catch wild pokemon to join your team. The general format of the games is to beat the 8 gym leaders to get the badges, and then beat the "elite four". This is the basic story, but then obviously the hardcore will want to try "catch 'em all" and complete their Pokedex by getting all pokemon (some of which will need to be traded with other players as some versions have exclusive pokemon.

Maybe watch a few videos on youtube to see how the older games play and if they would feel too dated for you. The new games are great quality and even though I don't know the new Pokemon still thoroughly enjoyed them so would recommend them as great games.

Hope this helps you somewhat in your decisions!

Bryn
billmax76439 m ago

OP, and anyone else who can help, I need some help please.I'm thinking of …OP, and anyone else who can help, I need some help please.I'm thinking of getting myself a Nintendo 2DS XL (was going to go for the cheaper 2DS but I don't like the look of the big console and would prefer a handheld console). What's the main difference between the 2 (price of the bigger 2DS is tempting at only £75)?I've never bought one before but played on a Nintendo DS Lite years ago (Sims 3) and quite enjoyed it as it was quite a different gaming experience.I've now been thinking of getting myself a 2DS XL but not sure when or which package etc to buy. I'm willing to wait and see if there is a price drop or better offers in the next few months.Some questions that I need help with:1) Which Pokemon game on the DS has all of the old characters that I can remember from watching Pokemon as a kid? I've never played Pokemon on the DS before. The characters I can remember are Bulbasaur, Charmander and (obviously) Pikachu.2) This may sound silly but how do you actually play Pokemon games? As I say, I always wanted to play Pokemon but never had a DS console before.I'd really appreciate some help.Thank you.Bill

Hi Bill The original Game Boy Pokemon games are available as Virtual Console games on 3DS Family Systems. That's the original Pokemon Red, Blue, and Special Pikachu Yellow versions. As well as the 2nd Generation Game Boy Colour games Gold, Silver, and the recently rereleased Crystal versions.
They are all available to download, and the G2 games are also available as a special GBC style cardboard box with download code inside.
They all have Game Boy / Game Boy Colour graphics, and modern Pokemon games are obviously alot more graphically enhanced.
So the basic premise of Pokemon is a rock/paper/scissors style gameplay, different types are strong and weak against certain types. The 3 starting Pokemon types are Grass, Fire, and water. Grass > Water > Fire > Grass
You wander around the game world encountering wild Pokemon and other Pokemon Trainers. Catch, train and level-up, learn new moves, evolve, build a great team of Pokemon, go from town to town exploring and battle each Pokemon Gym, progressing through the story until you get to the Elite Four Pokemon Masters at the climax of the games.
The latest Pokemon games Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Moon did away with Gyms but I haven't played through them so don't know how much they differ and whether they still have the Elite Four at the end
bulbasaur, squirtle and charmander can be got in X and Y as a 2nd 'starter' choice a couple of towns in


there are a few games that cant be played on the original tablet shaped 2ds such as xenoblade but i am not sure of them all
jco839 m ago

Hi Bill The original Game Boy Pokemon games are available as Virtual …Hi Bill The original Game Boy Pokemon games are available as Virtual Console games on 3DS Family Systems. That's the original Pokemon Red, Blue, and Special Pikachu Yellow versions. As well as the 2nd Generation Game Boy Colour games Gold, Silver, and the recently rereleased Crystal versions.They are all available to download, and the G2 games are also available as a special GBC style cardboard box with download code inside.They all have Game Boy / Game Boy Colour graphics, and modern Pokemon games are obviously alot more graphically enhanced.So the basic premise of Pokemon is a rock/paper/scissors style gameplay, different types are strong and weak against certain types. The 3 starting Pokemon types are Grass, Fire, and water. Grass > Water > Fire > GrassYou wander around the game world encountering wild Pokemon and other Pokemon Trainers. Catch, train and level-up, learn new moves, evolve, build a great team of Pokemon, go from town to town exploring and battle each Pokemon Gym, progressing through the story until you get to the Elite Four Pokemon Masters at the climax of the games.The latest Pokemon games Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Moon did away with Gyms but I haven't played through them so don't know how much they differ and whether they still have the Elite Four at the end


Dont buy ultra sun or moon. Just buy normal sun and moon. There is no different story in both. They just add a little bit of gameplay into ultra. The game in ultra is much more harder
Hi Bill,

If you end up getting Pokemon, I’ll send you the 3 Kanto starters and Pikachu if you like, I have a ton of them, and the shiny charmander/charizard is super cool.

Fun fact about Bulbasaur, in red/blue he’s statistically the weakest starter
bryngreen29 m ago

Hi Bill,The 2DS XL folds, and has a bigger, brighter screen and supposedly …Hi Bill,The 2DS XL folds, and has a bigger, brighter screen and supposedly extra processing power. Both will play the same games though. I would advise the 2DS XL as used to have a 3DS and 3DS XL and the extra real estate is very noticeable. A bit more detail on the differences here: http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nintendo-2ds-vs-2ds-xl-2953677In regards to 1) I think almost all the Pokemon games have Pikachu in, I believe Bulbasaur Charmander and Squirtle are excluded from the newer games (ultra sun/moon) but you can get the older games for about 8 quid each as Downloads (Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, and about a tenner for Pokemon Crystal) . These games are absolute classics and are still great games to this day, and contain all the old Pokemon you know and love from the TV show and I would definitely recommend them as a starting point.2) They are very much an RPG type game. You play a Pokemon trainer, you get a starter Pokemon from a choice of 3, and then go around and battle other trains and wild pokemon in order to level up your Pokemon to get stronger. You can also catch wild pokemon to join your team. The general format of the games is to beat the 8 gym leaders to get the badges, and then beat the "elite four". This is the basic story, but then obviously the hardcore will want to try "catch 'em all" and complete their Pokedex by getting all pokemon (some of which will need to be traded with other players as some versions have exclusive pokemon.Maybe watch a few videos on youtube to see how the older games play and if they would feel too dated for you. The new games are great quality and even though I don't know the new Pokemon still thoroughly enjoyed them so would recommend them as great games. Hope this helps you somewhat in your decisions!Bryn


Doesn't the 'new' 2DS play a few games the regular one can't?
billmax7641 h, 4 m ago

OP, and anyone else who can help, I need some help please.I'm thinking of …OP, and anyone else who can help, I need some help please.I'm thinking of getting myself a Nintendo 2DS XL (was going to go for the cheaper 2DS but I don't like the look of the big console and would prefer a handheld console). What's the main difference between the 2 (price of the bigger 2DS is tempting at only £75)?I've never bought one before but played on a Nintendo DS Lite years ago (Sims 3) and quite enjoyed it as it was quite a different gaming experience.I've now been thinking of getting myself a 2DS XL but not sure when or which package etc to buy. I'm willing to wait and see if there is a price drop or better offers in the next few months.Some questions that I need help with:1) Which Pokemon game on the DS has all of the old characters that I can remember from watching Pokemon as a kid? I've never played Pokemon on the DS before. The characters I can remember are Bulbasaur, Charmander and (obviously) Pikachu.2) This may sound silly but how do you actually play Pokemon games? As I say, I always wanted to play Pokemon but never had a DS console before.I'd really appreciate some help.Thank you.Bill


The newest games Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon have Alolan versions of the original Pokemon as well as some original ones as well. Pikachu is available.
Bulbasaur and Squirtle can be caught on specific days of the week using the Island Scan feature.


daily.pokecommunity.com/201…an/
trivium1 h, 58 m ago

ugh i’m so tempted to buy it but I would never play it


I'm like that with my PS Vita. It's a lovely bit of kit, but it rarely gets a play.
Wooderson19 m ago

Doesn't the 'new' 2DS play a few games the regular one can't?


You're right there, I didn't think of double checking that. Xenoblade and Fire Emblem are the only ones atm IIRC
bryngreen1 h, 15 m ago

Hi Bill,The 2DS XL folds, and has a bigger, brighter screen and supposedly …Hi Bill,The 2DS XL folds, and has a bigger, brighter screen and supposedly extra processing power. Both will play the same games though. I would advise the 2DS XL as used to have a 3DS and 3DS XL and the extra real estate is very noticeable. A bit more detail on the differences here: http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/nintendo-2ds-vs-2ds-xl-2953677In regards to 1) I think almost all the Pokemon games have Pikachu in, I believe Bulbasaur Charmander and Squirtle are excluded from the newer games (ultra sun/moon) but you can get the older games for about 8 quid each as Downloads (Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow, and about a tenner for Pokemon Crystal) . These games are absolute classics and are still great games to this day, and contain all the old Pokemon you know and love from the TV show and I would definitely recommend them as a starting point.2) They are very much an RPG type game. You play a Pokemon trainer, you get a starter Pokemon from a choice of 3, and then go around and battle other trains and wild pokemon in order to level up your Pokemon to get stronger. You can also catch wild pokemon to join your team. The general format of the games is to beat the 8 gym leaders to get the badges, and then beat the "elite four". This is the basic story, but then obviously the hardcore will want to try "catch 'em all" and complete their Pokedex by getting all pokemon (some of which will need to be traded with other players as some versions have exclusive pokemon.Maybe watch a few videos on youtube to see how the older games play and if they would feel too dated for you. The new games are great quality and even though I don't know the new Pokemon still thoroughly enjoyed them so would recommend them as great games. Hope this helps you somewhat in your decisions!Bryn


Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I now have a lot of thinking (and reading/watching YouTube videos) to do.

In terms of downloads, is it a bit like Playstation Network where you can buy games or download demos etc? And can this be done on the actual DS console and what size memory card would you recommend if I wanted to do this?

Also, in terms of RPG, is it a bit like Diablo? The game isn't played 'online' is it? Because I hate those kind of games.

jco831 h, 10 m ago

Hi Bill The original Game Boy Pokemon games are available as Virtual …Hi Bill The original Game Boy Pokemon games are available as Virtual Console games on 3DS Family Systems. That's the original Pokemon Red, Blue, and Special Pikachu Yellow versions. As well as the 2nd Generation Game Boy Colour games Gold, Silver, and the recently rereleased Crystal versions.They are all available to download, and the G2 games are also available as a special GBC style cardboard box with download code inside.They all have Game Boy / Game Boy Colour graphics, and modern Pokemon games are obviously alot more graphically enhanced.So the basic premise of Pokemon is a rock/paper/scissors style gameplay, different types are strong and weak against certain types. The 3 starting Pokemon types are Grass, Fire, and water. Grass > Water > Fire > GrassYou wander around the game world encountering wild Pokemon and other Pokemon Trainers. Catch, train and level-up, learn new moves, evolve, build a great team of Pokemon, go from town to town exploring and battle each Pokemon Gym, progressing through the story until you get to the Elite Four Pokemon Masters at the climax of the games.The latest Pokemon games Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Moon did away with Gyms but I haven't played through them so don't know how much they differ and whether they still have the Elite Four at the end



Thank you for your help too. For the first time, thanks to you and bryngreen, I now have a slightly better understanding of Pokemon games.

What is the learning curve like? Is it steep or can you just pick up and play?
xboxc53 m ago

Hi Bill,If you end up getting Pokemon, I’ll send you the 3 Kanto starters a …Hi Bill,If you end up getting Pokemon, I’ll send you the 3 Kanto starters and Pikachu if you like, I have a ton of them, and the shiny charmander/charizard is super cool.Fun fact about Bulbasaur, in red/blue he’s statistically the weakest starter


Thanks for the suggestion. If and when I buy the console and Pokemon, how would this be done? I have no idea how Nintendo consoles work as I only played Sims 3 (and the brain training game) on the DS Lite years ago.
billmax76410 m ago

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I now have a lot of …Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I now have a lot of thinking (and reading/watching YouTube videos) to do.In terms of downloads, is it a bit like Playstation Network where you can buy games or download demos etc? And can this be done on the actual DS console and what size memory card would you recommend if I wanted to do this?Also, in terms of RPG, is it a bit like Diablo? The game isn't played 'online' is it? Because I hate those kind of games.Thank you for your help too. For the first time, thanks to you and bryngreen, I now have a slightly better understanding of Pokemon games.What is the learning curve like? Is it steep or can you just pick up and play? Thanks for the suggestion. If and when I buy the console and Pokemon, how would this be done? I have no idea how Nintendo consoles work as I only played Sims 3 (and the brain training game) on the DS Lite years ago.


Yes you use the Nintendo eShop to download the games, or redeem codes if you purchase a "code in a box". The games are very small so a 2gb/4gb memory card would more than suffice. It isn't like Diablo as the battles are turn based not real time, and no it's not online. Very much pick up and play and learn as you go, they're not overly technical.

Referring to buying the games as mentioned above you can do its either via the Nintendo Eshop which is like the PSN store, or you can buy the code from Amazon for example but again would still need to redeemed on the Eshop.

Realising that this deal is half the price, and comes with Pokemon Ultra Moon for 74.99, I'd maybe take the plunge into the 2ds as its half the outlay and if you don't like it you could sell it all on with very little loss. https://www.hotukdeals.com/visit/thread/2891550

Then you have one of the new pokemon games aswell! Although if you do want the bigger console this is a good deal and you could sell Super Mario on eBay for a bit sealed aswell. (Although I would strongly advise to play it, great game!)
This whole thread made me smile as a big Pokemon fan. Say goodbye to your free time Bill! Enjoy
billmax7641 h, 21 m ago

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I now have a lot of …Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it. I now have a lot of thinking (and reading/watching YouTube videos) to do.In terms of downloads, is it a bit like Playstation Network where you can buy games or download demos etc? And can this be done on the actual DS console and what size memory card would you recommend if I wanted to do this?Also, in terms of RPG, is it a bit like Diablo? The game isn't played 'online' is it? Because I hate those kind of games.Thank you for your help too. For the first time, thanks to you and bryngreen, I now have a slightly better understanding of Pokemon games.What is the learning curve like? Is it steep or can you just pick up and play? Thanks for the suggestion. If and when I buy the console and Pokemon, how would this be done? I have no idea how Nintendo consoles work as I only played Sims 3 (and the brain training game) on the DS Lite years ago.



The basic game principles are fairly simple, catch Pokemon, fight other Pokemon, move around the world. It was originally designed for children I think, so it’s fairly simple.

There is a lot more to it in terms of high level battling, but that’s largely irrelevant for the story/main game, and I wouldn’t want to confuse you with it!

Essentially you get to the part where you can go online (it makes it fairly obvious, it’s called festival plaza) and then add my code, and give me yours (from the menu on the DS) it would be easier to explain when you actually have the system, let me know when you do and I can walk you through it
bryngreen5 h, 18 m ago

Yes you use the Nintendo eShop to download the games, or redeem codes if …Yes you use the Nintendo eShop to download the games, or redeem codes if you purchase a "code in a box". The games are very small so a 2gb/4gb memory card would more than suffice. It isn't like Diablo as the battles are turn based not real time, and no it's not online. Very much pick up and play and learn as you go, they're not overly technical. Referring to buying the games as mentioned above you can do its either via the Nintendo Eshop which is like the PSN store, or you can buy the code from Amazon for example but again would still need to redeemed on the Eshop.Realising that this deal is half the price, and comes with Pokemon Ultra Moon for 74.99, I'd maybe take the plunge into the 2ds as its half the outlay and if you don't like it you could sell it all on with very little loss. https://www.hotukdeals.com/visit/thread/2891550Then you have one of the new pokemon games aswell! Although if you do want the bigger console this is a good deal and you could sell Super Mario on eBay for a bit sealed aswell. (Although I would strongly advise to play it, great game!)


Thanks for the clarification, my friend. Much appreciated. I'm just not too sure if I should go ahead and purchase either this or the 2DS deal on at the moment or wait until April/May when there might be better offers around (Easter/May half-term).

What does everyone think?
NaughtyDog4 h, 25 m ago

This whole thread made me smile as a big Pokemon fan. Say goodbye to your …This whole thread made me smile as a big Pokemon fan. Say goodbye to your free time Bill! Enjoy


As above, just not too sure if I should buy now or wait for more better offers in a few months time.

xboxc4 h, 7 m ago

The basic game principles are fairly simple, catch Pokemon, fight other …The basic game principles are fairly simple, catch Pokemon, fight other Pokemon, move around the world. It was originally designed for children I think, so it’s fairly simple.There is a lot more to it in terms of high level battling, but that’s largely irrelevant for the story/main game, and I wouldn’t want to confuse you with it!Essentially you get to the part where you can go online (it makes it fairly obvious, it’s called festival plaza) and then add my code, and give me yours (from the menu on the DS) it would be easier to explain when you actually have the system, let me know when you do and I can walk you through it



I see, okay. Thank you.
billmax7649th Feb

Thanks for the clarification, my friend. Much appreciated. I'm just not …Thanks for the clarification, my friend. Much appreciated. I'm just not too sure if I should go ahead and purchase either this or the 2DS deal on at the moment or wait until April/May when there might be better offers around (Easter/May half-term).What does everyone think? As above, just not too sure if I should buy now or wait for more better offers in a few months time. I see, okay. Thank you.


I don't think there will be better offers around personally, not to the point where it's worth the wait anyway.
bryngreen2 h, 25 m ago

I don't think there will be better offers around personally, not to the …I don't think there will be better offers around personally, not to the point where it's worth the wait anyway.


In your opinion, what is the biggest difference between the £74.99 2DS version as opposed to this 2DS XL edition (just in terms of the console and not necessarily the deal as much)? I've read articles online and watched YouTube videos but can't decide at the moment.

For me, the price of the standard 2DS is seriously tempting but I don't like its size. That's the only drawback for me. I read that the screen on the 2DS XL is of better quality and, if I'm honest, having played a handheld DS years ago like this 2DS XL, I think I would probably prefer this as it's more compact. But, just wish it was similarly priced to the 2DS - £75 seems like a bargain at the moment.
billmax7645 m ago

In your opinion, what is the biggest difference between the £74.99 2DS …In your opinion, what is the biggest difference between the £74.99 2DS version as opposed to this 2DS XL edition (just in terms of the console and not necessarily the deal as much)? I've read articles online and watched YouTube videos but can't decide at the moment.For me, the price of the standard 2DS is seriously tempting but I don't like its size. That's the only drawback for me. I read that the screen on the 2DS XL is of better quality and, if I'm honest, having played a handheld DS years ago like this 2DS XL, I think I would probably prefer this as it's more compact. But, just wish it was similarly priced to the 2DS - £75 seems like a bargain at the moment.


Screen brightness and screen size, both use the same screen resolutions though. £75 is a massive bargain and although the 2DS XL would be the obvious choice if money was no object, I honestly can't recommend it at double the price! Especially as the 75 quid one comes with Ultra Moon.
bryngreen2 m ago

Screen brightness and screen size, both use the same screen resolutions …Screen brightness and screen size, both use the same screen resolutions though. £75 is a massive bargain and although the 2DS XL would be the obvious choice if money was no object, I honestly can't recommend it at double the price! Especially as the 75 quid one comes with Ultra Moon.


Thanks for your help. Going to have another think about this and decide what to do. Will Pokemon Ultra Moon be a good game for me to start off with if I decide not to download the old Blue versions etc?
billmax76449 m ago

Thanks for your help. Going to have another think about this and decide …Thanks for your help. Going to have another think about this and decide what to do. Will Pokemon Ultra Moon be a good game for me to start off with if I decide not to download the old Blue versions etc?


In the respect of is it a very good pokemon game, yes. The only issue is you won't recognise alot of Pokemon, but it does have a few old ones in you will recognise so won't be totally alien either.
bryngreen1 h, 3 m ago

In the respect of is it a very good pokemon game, yes. The only issue is …In the respect of is it a very good pokemon game, yes. The only issue is you won't recognise alot of Pokemon, but it does have a few old ones in you will recognise so won't be totally alien either.


I understand. Thanks again for your help. I do appreciate it.
billmax76439 m ago

I understand. Thanks again for your help. I do appreciate it.


Have you considered getting a Game Boy Colour or a Game Boy Advance ?

If it's mainly the original Pokemon game you are interested in, it's also worth noting the GBA remakes Leaf Green and Fire Red. They have the graphics of the 3rd generation Pokemon games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Good luck on whatever you decide
jco8317 h, 50 m ago

Have you considered getting a Game Boy Colour or a Game Boy Advance ?If …Have you considered getting a Game Boy Colour or a Game Boy Advance ?If it's mainly the original Pokemon game you are interested in, it's also worth noting the GBA remakes Leaf Green and Fire Red. They have the graphics of the 3rd generation Pokemon games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.Good luck on whatever you decide


Thanks. I had a look on eBay but I've always preferred buying my own consoles - never been keen on refurbs and second hand products when it comes to tech.

I genuinely only really want to play the old Pokemon games by starting off with the Blue then maybe the Red version once I'm done with the Blue version. I'm torn between the cheaper £75 deal and this deal - 2DS XL looks better and I have played on a DS Lite which is similar/almost the same in terms of size and design. Maybe that's why I keep leaning towards this more so than the £75 deal. Having said that, for £75, I could get the cheaper console and simply just sell the Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon game as I don't think I'd be interested in it much especially if I don't recognise the characters and none of the old Pokemons are in it.

When I last played on the DS Lite, the top foldable screen didn't feel flimsy at all. Why does this seem like a common concern with these models (2DS XL)? I can understand that there's a possibility over time it will go weak but is it really something to be worried about?

By the way, with my PS4, I receive software updates. Do Nintendo do the same with the standard 2DS and 2DS XL versions?
billmax76410 h, 18 m ago

Thanks. I had a look on eBay but I've always preferred buying my own …Thanks. I had a look on eBay but I've always preferred buying my own consoles - never been keen on refurbs and second hand products when it comes to tech.I genuinely only really want to play the old Pokemon games by starting off with the Blue then maybe the Red version once I'm done with the Blue version. I'm torn between the cheaper £75 deal and this deal - 2DS XL looks better and I have played on a DS Lite which is similar/almost the same in terms of size and design. Maybe that's why I keep leaning towards this more so than the £75 deal. Having said that, for £75, I could get the cheaper console and simply just sell the Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon game as I don't think I'd be interested in it much especially if I don't recognise the characters and none of the old Pokemons are in it.When I last played on the DS Lite, the top foldable screen didn't feel flimsy at all. Why does this seem like a common concern with these models (2DS XL)? I can understand that there's a possibility over time it will go weak but is it really something to be worried about?By the way, with my PS4, I receive software updates. Do Nintendo do the same with the standard 2DS and 2DS XL versions?

Yes Nintendo do update the firmware.
I don't know about N2DSXL being flimsy, I think with other 3DS models when the hinge locks into position it can seem a bit wobbly, but I wouldn't say it's cause for concern.
By the way Pokemon Red and Blue are the same game the only difference being each has a few pokemon not available in the other.
Pokemon Yellow is also the same game but with more differences and additions.
Also the Virtual Console releases of Red and Blue are monochrome, whereas Yellow has some colour to it.
Yellow has elements of the cartoon added.
Red and Blue is where it all began
jco836 h, 44 m ago

Yes Nintendo do update the firmware.I don't know about N2DSXL being …Yes Nintendo do update the firmware.I don't know about N2DSXL being flimsy, I think with other 3DS models when the hinge locks into position it can seem a bit wobbly, but I wouldn't say it's cause for concern.By the way Pokemon Red and Blue are the same game the only difference being each has a few pokemon not available in the other.Pokemon Yellow is also the same game but with more differences and additions.Also the Virtual Console releases of Red and Blue are monochrome, whereas Yellow has some colour to it.Yellow has elements of the cartoon added.Red and Blue is where it all began


Right, thank you for the clarification
billmax7649 h, 37 m ago

Right, thank you for the clarification

If you want a 2DS black & blue console with Super Mario Bros or Mario Kart, or white & red console with Tomodachi Life, you can get it for effectively £64.99 with the £10 of £75 code by buying another eligible item at the same time. Could be a game eg Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D, or just a cheap item such as a 99p sim card the offers end *tomorrow*

*here is the post from when it was previously available hotukdeals.com/deals/nintendo-2ds-with-super-mario-bros-2-mario-kart-7-tomodachi-life-6598-tesco-2885570 if you want to read the comments
Edited by: "jco83" 14th Feb
I also found another offer/deal
Nintendo 2DS XL console + Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon £135 with code @ Tesco Direct
hotukdeals.com/dea…512
It's for either the White & Orange New 2DS XL or the Black & Turquoise one
SO MANY CHOICES! lol GL
Or this Pokeball Edition console + a £14 Selects title for £134 using the £20 off code
jco831 h, 3 m ago

Or this Pokeball Edition console + a £14 Selects title for £134 using the £ …Or this Pokeball Edition console + a £14 Selects title for £134 using the £20 off code


Damn, thanks very much for keeping an eye out.

Mind if I ask how I could get the Pokeball edition with a £14 game? For £134, think I'd be more inclined to purchasing it than for £150 (though realise that sadly there won't be a Super Mario game?).

As for this:

"If you want a 2DS black & blue console with Super Mario Bros or Mario Kart, or white & red console with Tomodachi Life, you can get it for effectively £64.99 with the £10 of £75 code by buying another eligible item at the same time. Could be a game eg Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D, or just a cheap item such as a 99p sim card the offers end *tomorrow*"

Would you also be able to please provide the link to this? Think I'm going to end up buying one or the other (probably the Pokeball one).


Would really appreciate it.

Thank you.

P.S

Think it's doable by adding the Pokeball edition with £14 games such as the Zelda one then putting the code at checkout right? What is this Zelda game about? Never heard of it but would this be a good, fun pick up and play game?
Edited by: "billmax764" 14th Feb
billmax7641 h, 15 m ago

Damn, thanks very much for keeping an eye out.Mind if I ask how I could …Damn, thanks very much for keeping an eye out.Mind if I ask how I could get the Pokeball edition with a £14 game? For £134, think I'd be more inclined to purchasing it than for £150 (though realise that sadly there won't be a Super Mario game?).As for this:"If you want a 2DS black & blue console with Super Mario Bros or Mario Kart, or white & red console with Tomodachi Life, you can get it for effectively £64.99 with the £10 of £75 code by buying another eligible item at the same time. Could be a game eg Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D, or just a cheap item such as a 99p sim card the offers end *tomorrow*"Would you also be able to please provide the link to this? Think I'm going to end up buying one or the other (probably the Pokeball one).Would really appreciate it.Thank you.P.SThink it's doable by adding the Pokeball edition with £14 games such as the Zelda one then putting the code at checkout right? What is this Zelda game about? Never heard of it but would this be a good, fun pick up and play game?

Zelda is a fantasy action adventure game set in a world of elves, fairies, magic, and monsters. It has a great story, exploration, puzzles, and lots of enemies to defeat with all manner of weapons. It is my profile picture and has always been one of if not my favourite game of all time Yes I would definitely say it would be a good, fun pick up and play game
*Links to follow*

Yes, that is exactly it - add Pokeball Edition 2DS XL and a game to basket then apply £20 off code

For 2DS - add console and game then apply £10 off code

Mario Bros 2DS
Mario Kart 2DS
Tomodachi 2DS

3DS games sold by Tesco price low - high
Tesco currently have 7 Selects titles available
Edited by: "jco83" 14th Feb
jco8317 m ago

Zelda is a fantasy action adventure game set in a world of elves, fairies, …Zelda is a fantasy action adventure game set in a world of elves, fairies, magic, and monsters. It has a great story, exploration, puzzles, and lots of enemies to defeat with all manner of weapons. It is my profile picture and has always been one of if not my favourite game of all time Yes I would definitely say it would be a good, fun pick up and play game *Links to follow***yes, that is exactly it - add Pokeball Edition 2DS XL and a game to basket then apply the codeMario Bros 2DS Mario Kart 2DS Tomodachi 2DS 3DS games sold by Tesco price low - high


Thanks again for your help.

Zelda seems to get excellent reviews almost everywhere but to me, it looks a bit weird of a game. Is this a bit like Uncharted but for the DS? (my apologies if I offend anyone lol but this doesn't stand out for me as much as, say, Pokemon or Super Mario). What's so good about it?

Also, just realised DS games are very expensive.
billmax76454 m ago

Thanks again for your help.Zelda seems to get excellent reviews almost …Thanks again for your help.Zelda seems to get excellent reviews almost everywhere but to me, it looks a bit weird of a game. Is this a bit like Uncharted but for the DS? (my apologies if I offend anyone lol but this doesn't stand out for me as much as, say, Pokemon or Super Mario). What's so good about it?Also, just realised DS games are very expensive.

Zelda Ocarina of Time is an N64 game remade for 3DS consoles. It's a 3-dimensional game played in third-person (camera behind player), a story-driven adventure with real-time battling using swords, shields, bow & arrows, and many other weapons. A world to explore, puzzles to solve, secrets to find, collectables to collect, characters to interact with, side quests, dungeons, bosses. Save the princess, save the world
Edited by: "jco83" 14th Feb
jco8326 m ago

Zelda Ocarina of Time is an N64 game remade for 3DS consoles. It's a …Zelda Ocarina of Time is an N64 game remade for 3DS consoles. It's a 3-dimensional game played in third-person (camera behind player), a story-driven adventure with real-time battling using swords, shields, bow & arrows, and many other weapons. A world to explore, puzzles to solve, secrets to find, collectables to collect, characters to interact with, side quests, dungeons, bosses. Save the princess, save the world


Sounds alright, then. Now, you've given me so many choices I don't know which one to get.

2DS for £65?

2DS XL Pokeball (this package) for £150?

2DS XL Pokeball with Zelda for £134?

2DS XL Black and Blue with Pokémon Ultra Sun/Moon for £135? (Could sell the game and make some money from it?)

Which is the better value (overall) in your opinion?

By the way, just want to say thank you once again for all your help in answering my questions. It's much appreciated especially since I know nothing about Nintendo DS consoles.

Bill.
Edited by: "billmax764" 14th Feb
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