Times are tough. The stock markets are down, your investments are trashed. Gas prices have been on a roller coaster. It's a scary time, then, to have a pricey gaming addiction to feed -- new releases, especially in this time of the year, can come along so quickly that our wallets just don't have time to refill themselves between trips to our local game shop. It's a saddening situation, to be sure.
So to help you explore some alternative avenues, IGN is going to take a look throughout this week at some of the best past products from the Nintendo DS that could help you continue to fuel your cravings for new games, but also won't break the bank.