Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Nintendo DS PDF Guide to Running Homebrew Games

I've already mentioned the brilliant from the gutter blog, and apparently I'm mentioning it again. Why, I hear you ask. Well, because this time there's a lovely 35-pages long PDF guide on running those lovelier Nintendo DS homebrew and freeware games, apps and emulators, which you can freely download here. Oh, and it's aimed at the NDS homebrew beginners, too. Lovely indeed.

Related posts: a collection of free DS games & apps, Sonic Rush DS beta, ZX Spectrum DS emu, free Zelda DS


  1. Nice site! I'll try and download the PDF for printing off in school... Tried to download a couple of games using the Games 'n' Music thingy, but it seems to be a pretty hit and miss affair...

  2. And that's why I haven't bought one yet. I must admit though to being really fond of this whole homebrew idea.

  3. I actually like the idea far more than the reality... There is about twenty home brew games already on the Games 'N Music. Whilst you can't help admiring the cleverness of it all the actual games themselves don't keep you engaged for too long...

    However, the Cool Herders homebrew for the Dreamcast eventually ended up as a DS game...

    And I love some of that Dreamcast homebrew. Having said that, those DC homebrew types have had eight years to develop their craft, so who knows what the DS scene will be like after that length of time?

    One of the best things on the Games and Music thingy was an interactive map of the London Underground which would be really useful if I ever went to London...


  4. A London Underground map is always handy, my friend. Now, as far as the homebrew (freeware we would say were we talking about PC games) games, I do believe there are many highly innovative ideas around and lots of lovely retro remakes to look into...