Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by BORTZ, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Im really tired of seeing a new Any good action RPGs? Or Im a lazy ass, pick a game for me thread. Im going to put together a list of DS RPGs and other games that fall even close to that genre of gaming.
    If you see a game placed in a glaring wrong catigory, let me know. If its just nit picky im not going to move it.
    If you have a game in mind that i missed, tell me what it is and tell me which category it should fall under.

    Recent Edits: All categories are now in ALPHABETICAL ORDER for your convenience. ALSO. I have added the NDS Wifi symbol to games that have wifi connectivity.
    I would like tho thank all of you who helped me compile this list. I really mean it. This cuts down on the "AnY RPgS" threads.
    I would like the especially thank:
    Silent Storm - for tons of youtube links to preview the games listed here. Almost the whole action RPG list.
    armbeno - MOAR youtube links for RTS and the "close" category.
    DeathStrudel - for the alphabetizer
    777kidis777 - for the huge wifi list, there was no way i was gonna track down all those myself.

    THE LIST (Dang this is getting huge and detailed. If anyone has anymore additions keep em coming.)

    Traditional Turn-based RPGs
    A Witch's Tale 57.44%
    Black Sigil 64.78%
    Chrono Trigger 91.82%
    Dokapon Journey 67.47%
    Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans 72.89%
    Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen 79.88%
    Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 84.43%
    Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
    Dragon Quest IX [​IMG] 87.59%
    Dungeon Maker N/A
    Final Fantasy III [​IMG] 77.74%
    Final Fantasy IV 85.09%
    Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light 73.97%
    Glory of Heracles 70.59%
    Golden Sun Dark Dawn 80.41%
    Lunar: Dragon Song 59.41%
    Magical Starsign [​IMG] 70.02%
    My World, My Way 65.12%
    Nostalgia 74.40%
    Radiant Historia (turn-based with a 3x3 grid)
    Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure 69.36%
    Sands of Destruction 65.89%
    Sigma Harmonics N/A
    Suikoden Tierkreis [​IMG] 75.85%
    Wizard of Oz 69.45%

    Turnbased with Button timed action
    the halfway home for Mario and Luigi titles and the like.

    Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story 90.94%
    Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time 85.53%
    Sonic Chronicles : The Dark Brotherhood 73.87%
    Atlus USA Trailer: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier 73.95%
    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga : Endless Frontier EXCEED N/A

    Action RPGs

    Avalon Code [​IMG] 74.13%
    Away Shuffle Dungeon 66.31%
    Blue Dragon [​IMG] 64.41%
    Children of Mana 67.73%
    Choushoujuu Mecha MG (J) N/A
    Contact [​IMG] 72.94%
    Cross Treasures (J) N/A
    custom robo arena [​IMG] 73.17%
    Element Hunters (J)
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates [​IMG] 76.94%
    Inazuma Eleven
    Keroro RPG Kishi to Musha to Densetsu no Kaizoku (J) N/A
    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days 76.74%
    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded 69.96%
    Kaiju Busters (J) N/A
    Lunar Knights: Vampire Hunters 82.39%
    Lost Magic [​IMG] 70.93%
    Lufia 2 75.17%
    Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals N/A
    Maple Story DS N/A (theres a translation around here somewhere)
    Mega Man Star Force: Dragon [​IMG] 61.67%
    Mega Man Star Force: Leo [​IMG] 59.50%
    Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus [​IMG] 60.80%
    Orcs & Elves 71.78%
    Phantasy Star 0 [​IMG] 74.24%
    Pokemon Ranger 69.63%
    Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon [​IMG] 79.39%
    Rune Factory 2 [​IMG] 80.58%
    Rune Factory 3 [​IMG] 83.80%
    Ragnarok [​IMG] 55.58%
    Steal Princess [​IMG] 60.73%
    Soma Bringer (J) Translation Patch N/A
    Summon Night Twin Age 74.18%
    Spore Creatures [​IMG] 67.31%
    Tales of Innocence (J) N/A Translation Patch
    Tales of Hearts (J) N/A
    Tales of Tempest (J) N/A
    The World Ends With You 87.92%
    YS books 1 & 2 71.55%


    ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat(J)
    Atelier Annie
    Bleach 3rd Phantom
    Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
    Drone Tactics
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2
    Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Hero(es) of Light and Shadow [​IMG]
    Fire Emblem : Shadow Dragon [​IMG]
    Front Mission 1st
    Front Mission : 2089 Border of Madness (J)
    Hero's Saga: Laevatein Tactics
    Hoshigami Ruining Blue Earth Remix
    Knights in the Nightmare
    Luminous Arc [​IMG]
    Luminous Arc 2 [​IMG]
    Luminous Arc 3 (J) [​IMG]
    Pokemon conquest
    Rondo of Swords
    SD Gundam CrossDrive (J)
    SD Gundam G Generation DS (J)
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
    Super Robot Taisen K (J) menu translation http://filetrip.net/...-Project-2.html
    Super Robot Taisen L (J)
    Super Robot Taisen W (J) menu translation http://filetrip.net/...ranslation.html
    Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

    Real Time Strategy

    Air Traffic Chaos
    Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery
    Anno: Create a New World
    Blue Dragon Plus
    Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
    Heroes of Mana [​IMG]
    Lego Battles [​IMG]
    Lock's quest

    Monster Collection

    Digimon World DS [​IMG]
    Digimon World: Dawn [​IMG]
    Digimon World: Dusk [​IMG]
    Digimon Story: Lost Evolution(J) [​IMG]
    Dragon Quest Monsters : Joker [​IMG]
    Dragon Quest Monsters : Joker 2 (J) [​IMG]
    Fossil Fighters
    Monster Racers
    Monster Rancher DS [​IMG]
    Pokemon Black/White [​IMG]
    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl [​IMG]
    Pokemon Platinum [​IMG]
    Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver [​IMG]
    Pokemon Black and White
    Pokemon Black and White 2
    Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs
    Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
    Spectrobes [​IMG]
    Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals [​IMG]

    Dungeon Crawlers

    Dark Spire
    Dungeon Explorer: Warrior of Ancient Arts
    Etrian Odyssey
    Etrian Odyssey II
    Etrian Odyssey III
    From The Abyss
    Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
    Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja 2
    Mysterious Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer [​IMG]
    Mysterious Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 2 (J) [​IMG]
    Mysterious Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 4 (J) [​IMG]
    Mysterious Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 5 (J)[​IMG]
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness [​IMG]
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky [​IMG]
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time [​IMG]
    SMT Strange Journey 80.66% (review)
    Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal

    Partial RPGS
    This is the "close" category. These are game that dont EXACTLY fit but you have a lot or RPG elements present, or i just dont know where to put a game.

    Advance Wars DS
    Advance Wars Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict [​IMG]
    Age of Empires: The Age of Kings
    Age of Empires: Mythologies
    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia [​IMG]
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin [​IMG]
    Chocobo Tales [​IMG]
    Emblem of Gundam
    History's Great Empires: Rome
    Infinite Space
    Legend of Zelda : Phantom Hourglass [​IMG]
    Legend of Zelda : Spirit Tracks [​IMG]
    Might & Magic - Clash of Heroes
    Military History Commander: Europe at War
    Monster Tale
    Panzer Tactics[​IMG]
    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
    Retro Game Challenge (includes a Dragon Quest sort of game if you unlock it)
    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
    Tom Clancy's Endwar

    <3 Bortzy

  2. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    nice list. and this should be stickey also. you forget one game.

    sands of desctrion
  3. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Zelda isn't a RPG. It's Action-Adventure.

    Castlevania is an ARPG/platformer hybrid.

    What about dungeon crawlers? Like Shiren and what not?
  4. Cloudywolf

    Cloudywolf Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    New Zealand
    Sweet list, don't think I have much to add to it.
  5. Dark Blade

    Dark Blade Flippin' Insane

    Dec 11, 2009
    Inside a Pokeball.
    Starfy's missing. But I'm not sure it comes in any of these categories.

    Oh well. At least you stopped the "Good RPG games for NDS" threads BortzANATOR. Any more - we could make a book.
  6. Depravo


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    Oct 13, 2008
    He forgot more than that. What about -

    A Witch's Tale
    Atelier Annie
    Away Shuffle Dungeon
    Black Sigil
    Final Fantasy - Chocobo Tales
    Glory of Heracles
    Infinite Space
    SMT Strange Journey
    Steal Princess
    Wizard of Oz

    ...and those are just the ones on my SD card. Oh, and Children of Mana is in no way a RTS.
  7. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    I agree with you top 2 statements, but there are a lot of places around the internet that classify Zelda as an RPG, so i feel like im going to do the same. As for Caslevania, you level up, hack ans slash monsters and collect weapons.

    Dungeon Crawlers... Um youll have to provide with the some game names. I was going to put stuff like Izluma and Entrain Odyssey in a category like that but didnt find enough to merit a category of its own.
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  8. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

    Dec 3, 2008
    SMT Strange Journey
    Infinite Space
  9. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Good good this is what im looking for. But i would also like to know what category these should fall under so i dont have to search forever for the RPG genre. Its not that im lazy, its that i havent played a lot of these titles, and the internet in general isnt very good at telling me the specific genre, so i have to go find videos and determine it for myself.
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  10. Prime_Zero

    Prime_Zero GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 31, 2010
    United States
    Planet Earth
    Choushoujuu Mecha MG is one I think, it would go under action/adventure maybe? although its none engrish...
  11. penthaler

    penthaler GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 28, 2009
    And what about Dungeon Maker...
    This one is NOT RPG? [​IMG]

    (maybe turnbase RPG)
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  12. pitman

    pitman Addicted to Magical Girls

    Jan 23, 2003
    Where rockets don't fall.
    Here you go, the rest I'm not sure.

    I think the Advance Wars games shouldn't be on the list since you don't develop or upgrade units (they don't have levels or/and gain exp).

    Add this for Soma Bringer ( http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=78947 ) its the translation patch.
  13. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Tales of Innocence, Hearts, and I guess Tempest should all be on the list under Action.

    Nice list so far.
  14. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    In Days of Ruin they did earn XP and get stronger if they killed a few units.
    First one no options though.
  15. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Ok i moved Advance Wars to the Other category.
    I added the Soma Bringer patch to the list.
    @Pitman, Thank you! thats what im lookin for. ill see what i can for the rest of them.
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  16. Uncle FEFL


    Sep 7, 2009
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    Dungeon Crawlers should be its own category. Izulma, Etrian Odyssey, and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon are all Dungeon Crawlers.

    You're missing Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal from your list. It's a Dungeon Crawler as well, and plays almost exactly like Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. It's just as boring! http://www.gamespot.com/ds/rpg/taosadventure/index.html

    Also, I'm pretty sure AW is a S/TRPG, but the Tempers here make a good point.
  17. Leamonde.Halcyon

    Leamonde.Halcyon 6x9=42

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    My World, My Way-Turn Based

    Let me think...

    Fossil Fighters - Monster Collection
    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga Endless Frontier- Turn Based
    The World Ends With You - Action RPG
    Robocalypse - RTS
    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords - Other
    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - Action? It's similar to mario and luigi RPGs
    Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans - Turn Based
    Digimon World DS and Digimon World: Dusk and Digimon World: Dawn - Monster Collection
    Magical Starsign - Turn Based
    Blue Dragon Plus - RTS
    Orcs & Elves - Action
    The Dark Spire - Turn Based
    Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure - Turn Based
    Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja - Action
    Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns - Action
    Away: Shuffle Dungeon - Action
    Spore Creatures - Action
    Dokapon Journey - Turnbased/Other
    Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal - Action

    Children of Mana should be Actiion, you want Heroes of Mana under RTS
  18. Empoleom

    Empoleom GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 7, 2009
    The Dark Spire - turn based
    good look with the list
  19. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

    Dec 2, 2007
    United States
    Updated with new section

    Turnbased with Button timed actionthe halfway home for Mario and Luigi titles and the like.
    Mario & Luigi : Partners in Time
    Mario & Luigi : Bowsers inside story
    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga Endless Frontier
    Super Robot Taisen OG Saga Endless Frontier-EXCEED (J)
    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
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  20. taken

    taken GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 23, 2008
    United Kingdom
    What about Atlus Dark Spire which is a very good First person dungeon crawler. It is a rpg.