April has come to an end, and so IGN does its game of the month. This is for specifically for the Nintendo DS though, so it is no surprise that the winner of the DS Game of the Month is Pokemon. IGN recommends this game, as you'll get a lot of game for your money, and as we know, Pokemon is an amazingly fun series. Some of the past Game of the Months have been Castlevania, Meteos, and of course there have been many more.

As much as we'd like it, we know that everyone on the planet can't show up on IGN's Nintendo DS channel on a daily basis. So for those people that can't get here regularly, we certainly sympathize when you're suddenly assaulted on all sides by a massive flood of games during the interim between the last time you showed up here. It makes it difficult to tell just what's the cream of the crop, especially when you're trying to budget for those one or two titles every month. Nintendo DS games aren't expensive...and too many games can just take up way too much room in one's pocket.

Why we picked it: Look, we'll be frank: Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl aren't tremendous leaps ahead of what Game Freak already did on the Game Boy Advance a few years back. It's more of the same, but with a few enhancements to update the classic design. But even with the modest update, it's pretty cool to see how well the ten year old design still holds up. It's a design about pure gameplay, not about powerful presentation -- there's so much to see and so much to do in this game, right down to the ability to play online and voice chat while doing it. You'll be playing this one for a few weeks before you'll be done catching 'em all. And, if anything, you definitely get a lot for your gaming buck.
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    Revolution 9 May 1, 07
    I can't wait until I finally get some money and buy this game. As soon as I picked up my old blue version a few days ago, I instantly fell in love with Pokemon again, and this generation looks just as great as the old ones, if not better. From what I've heard though, it definitely seems like it deserves the status of IGN's game of the month.
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    Storm May 1, 07
    The games are what really keep Pokemon going. I, myself, am not so interested in it anymore, and I don't think it's worthy enough to buy a DS for, unless I see some changes in it that'll get my attention. I do need something to kill time on long travel, though...anyways, glad to see it getting recognition already, game of the month.
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    neto_360 May 1, 07
    I would say that the wi-fi is a big change for a pokemon game XD All I really hear is how good the game is so I'm glad to see it is doing well.
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    Gotenks May 1, 07
    Didn't doubt it was Pokemon.

    I am very interested in getting the games and I hope they turn out to be good like others say.
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    neto_360 May 2, 07
    I have friends who have the game already and they say it is really good. The wi-fi part is probably the main reason. Getting to trade and battle people from around the world is pretty cool in my opinion.
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    Goyun SSJ15 May 2, 07
    Yeah there was never going to be any competition really, with all the reputation and fan base it's built up. And Game Freak never fail to please with the series.

    Only played a bit of it, but from what i have, totally deserves it.

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