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Nintendo DS Rumble Pak and the Metroid Prime Pinball Game Card

The Rumble Pak,[1] known as the DS Vibration Cartridge (DS振動カートリッジ DS Shindō Kātorijji?) in Japan,[2] is a vibrating Game Boy Advance-slot (SLOT-2) attachment for the Nintendo DS. It was originally included with Metroid Prime Pinball,[3] and is now compatible with at least 55 different games, including Metroid Prime Hunters.[4] A Nintendo DS Lite version was also released by Nintendo in Japan, but the original version also functions with the console.[2]


The Nintendo DS Rumble Pak was initially met with harsh criticism, as CNET pointed out the limited number of games compatible with the the accessory, at the time only four were compatible.[5] IGN also pointed out the annoying "squealing noise" or "electronic chirp" that the device made when rumbling, and stated that "Good thing it's free, because at this point we wouldn't bother buying it as an extra" as they felt it was "broken".[6]


  1. ^ Name derived from Nintendo's original creation for the Nintendo 64 controller
  2. ^ a b Nintendo DS Accessories (Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  3. ^ Harris, Craig (2005-08-22). Metroid Pinball Rumbles. IGN. Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  4. ^ Harris, Craig (2006-05-02). Free Rumbles with Metroid Prime Hunters. IGN. Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  5. ^ Nintendo DS Rumble Pak review. CNET (2006-07-24). Retrieved on 2013-02-01.
  6. ^ First Look: DS Rumble Pak. IGN (2005-10-18). Retrieved on 2013-02-01.