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Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2016
I got this as a stocking stuffer for my husband. He liked the look of it. He was disappointed in the storage though saying "it takes up too much space for what it does". Something to keep in mind for people who value function over form.
What an adorable little thing. Easily fits the 8 games (I'd say they actually made the game slots a little needlessly wide, but whatever) and 10 styluses (and potentially one or two more!) I love it. Looks great on my game shelf.
First of all, to put this review in perspective: I don't plan on using this for holding 3DS cartridges or any of my styluses (or is it styli?). I just got this as another part of my collection of Nintendo memorabilia. I love that it is a really accurate rendition of the barrels for the Donkey Kong games, which is kind of a niche item to have a replica of so I was pumped to see it. My only gripe, and it's a very minor one, is that it would have been awesome if they had assumed some people (like myself) would buy it to display it and would have made a "barrel topper" for that purpose. Otherwise it does look a little odd on display with it being open but nothing "in it." Mine is displayed on a shelf where that doesn't really matter though, but again it's such a minor gripe I'm not taking any stars off.
For those who plan on using it to store games and styli (or is it styluses?), I think you'll be equally happy with it. I personally have a game case that I use for that functionality now since that's more portable, but this would be a really cool way to store those things on a desk or shelf at home.
It's a sturdy item and looks really great. I'd like to setup a nice Nintendo-themed gaming room and I wanted more than Mario items (which are rather plentiful). This is a great way to represent other franchises, specifically Donkey Kong. Fits eight different 3DS and DS games and a slew of styluses. If only they made a banana-shaped stylus to really take the theme farther. Still, very cool item for the price.
I switch between games on my 3DS as I sit in bed. I like to keep them within reach and I have covers, cases and all sorts of different types of DS and 3DS cases. I like this Donkey Kong Barrel because I keep it near within reach, and its easy to see not only them, but the extra stylus I have (which include a nice Star Wars theme stylus which are quite long). Not just convenient, but it is very nice to look at it. Extremely sturdy, well built, and nice to look at it, it's a highly recommended product for 3DS and DS owners.
This Donkey Kong DS organizer is pretty cool. It's solid and looks exactly like the picture. It's not too bulky which is how I like it. I'm not the type of person who wants clutter all over my desk, but this thing has earned a permanent spot. If you are a DK fan or just an old school gamer... I recommend getting one of these.
Bought this as a shelf decoration to complement the Amiibo collection, and it works great in that capacity. Features sharp details with bold colors and an overall nice paint job. Serves a clever nod to the actual in-game barrel. I was hoping that the slots might be thick enough to fit some GameCube / PS memory cards I own but alas they did not (though I don't doubt they fit the actual DS games as advertised).