Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dozens of classic (free) adventures for your DS

If it weren't for guttertalk, the master of the Nintendo DS homebrew, I would never have discovered Papafuji's DS game development page and I would probably be sad. Obviously, I wouldn't be writing this post either and you would have lost your chance for a few hundred hours of classic adventure gaming. For free, that is. Oh, and I'd rather call the activity text adventure or even interactive fiction gaming if I were to be precise.

Anyway. All you have to do, right after clicking here, is download the game(s) of your choice, transfer it to your DS and get some proper puzzle-based brain training complete with some excellent stories. You'll be playing (among other stuff) Infocom, Magnetic Scrolls, Level 9, Sierra, Scott Addams and Brian Howarth adventures using your stylus in no time. Oh, and don't get me started on the interface. It's a work of art with some excellent character recognition, nice design and graphics support. No, really:

Games you must absolutely try are Fish!, Wonderland, Bureaucracy, The Jewels of Darkness, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Softporn, Zork and The Lurking Horror.

Related posts: Nintendo DSVision, Moon Book Project DS, Sinclair ZX81 DS emulator, Homebrew Guide


  1. Damn...I want a DS!!!

    Now seriously, you make it all sound so tempting, I would love to try some of those.

  2. Having played many of the games mentioned, dear Nebacha, I can't help but say they are fantastic. Some were even penned by the late Mr. Douglas Adams himself...

  3. Thanks for the kind words, gnome.

    I've been on a jury, and I've been using my DS during the breaks . . . to read comic books, specifically one of my favorites: Watchmen. I already own the series (the original series and a trade paperback version), but I happened across a version for the DS while googling for "cbds" (Comic Book DS file format)

  4. Thanks for the gutter, the games and fish my friend :)

    Oh, and for some reason jury with a homebrew perfected DS just doesn't seem that bad...

  5. Indeed i passed my time on jury service playing Phoenix Wright on my DS...

    Watchmen you say dear Guttertalk, now that takes me back...

  6. Which reminds m I'll have to see if the army allows for DS consoles... You know, to kill time...