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Nethack your DS

John Harris's outstanding, exhaustive GameSetWatch column, @Play, focuses this week on the topic of homebrew roguelikes for the DS. There are a few roguelikes available in retail format -- the Pokemon Mystery Dungeons, Izuna, and, soon, Shiren the Wanderer -- but those are all examples of the "Mysterious Dungeon" subgenre, and also cost money, which these homebrew versions do not (barring the initial outlay required to run homebrew.) And these games are the good kind of free, not the 'five-finger-discount' kind.

Not only does Harris provide a guide to different roguelike games for the DS, he kindly offers a guide to getting them on there. If you're a roguelike player, you may not be familiar with the concept of making things easier for yourself, but you may be able to adapt.

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Undyne1

11-08-2007 @ 4:27PM

Undyne said...

Nethack.alt.org FTW
But seriosuly, this is great stuff.

-Undyne

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Rubang B (BRUSH WITH FAME)2

11-08-2007 @ 4:30PM

Rubang B (BRUSH WITH FAME) said...

Aw come on... NetHack? I already have the Orange Box and Guitar Hero 3 and I'm getting Galaxy and Brawl. How hard do you guys want school to be for me?

Please, do not put any amazing roguelikes on my DS. Ever. kthx.

Damn roguelikes are good. I recommend Ancient Domains of Mystery to all! It's free, and it's THE BEST.

http://adom.de/

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