Alphaunit Sets The Standard For DSi Exclusive Box Art

By Spencer . September 30, 2009 . 1:11am

imageBoxed DSi exclusive games don’t look that different from Nintendo DS games.


The side corner for Monster Finder identifies it as a Nintendo DSi title and text, written in red, says the game won’t work with a Nintendo DS / DS Lite.


Monster Finder, so far the first DSi Exclusive title, comes out on November 19. The warning is pretty clear that Monster Finder won’t work with a Nintendo DS. Still, it would be nice if DSi games had a different colored side panel or something else to distinguish them so the cover art wouldn’t be squished by the bumper.

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  • mooncalf

    This news reminds me how I’m so disappointed that Nintendo is pushing region locking into handhelds now. I really thought PS3 going region free would be the death to locking, but it seems Nintendo is keen to expand it instead.

  • maxchain

    Man, I swear it was easier to tell apart the boxes of Game Boy Color-exclusive games and, uh, multi-Game Boy games! Unless I’m just thinking of the cartridges.

    (They oughtta bring back color-coding, while they’re at it.)

  • thebanditking

    Meh, is the only thing I can come up with for this. The DS box design has never been spectacular to begin with but this yellow warning lable makes it that much worse, I woul hate to have a bunch of game with that nasty warning all over them, seems like further punishment for DSi owners. Still I dont have a DSi and have no plans to own one.

  • hsiao

    This game reminds me the time when I was warning against the DSi and its region lock (for the first time ever in a portable console, excluding the Turbo Express which at least had a reason to be locked), and everyone on the Internet was saying “only the DSi Ware games will be region locked” ….

  • Looks terrible to me…

  • THE CARTRIDGES SHOULD BE WHITE!! That would be awesome! :D

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