Any trading games on DS like Tradewinds?

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Jan 28, 2011
  1. pasz
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    I'm very interested in games where you could explore different locations (whether interstellar or just geographic regions), buy low and sell high and make tons of cash. Anyone who has played a PC game called 'Tradewinds' would know what I mean. I thought turn-based trading-style games would be perfect for a DS port, since it wouldn't require lots of 3D graphics. So far I haven't had any luck finding any game that plays like it.

    Does anyone know of a such a game on DS I could take a look at?
     
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    Elite would be the obvious start
    http://quirkygba.blogspot.com/search/label/Elite
    There is a nice GBA port from the same guy as well.

    There is a GBA game called trade winds too. It should be up on filetrip although filetrip is down right now.

    On a simpler note http://www.dragonminded.com/ndsdev/drugwars/ might be what you are after.

    There are a couple of dungeon crawlers/roguelikes as well although they are probably not what you are after. POWDER in homebrew and Izuna in commercial being two good starting points.

    There are a handful of Japanese games- stuff like Daikoukai Jidai IV: Rota Nova and if you are willing to push it Iron Master: The Legendary Blacksmith. I am hard pushed to name anything that saw an English language release though that was not a roguelike or something like rune factory or animal crossing which are more mining/farming than trading and better combining stuff from trade. If you do wish to head down that route consider Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island.

    If you are willing to push it a bit then emulators of the old 16 bit systems are worth a look in- the genre being considerably more represented then. Anything prior to the 16 bit era aside from the amiga and a few choice machines is fairly well emulated not to mention SCUMMVMDS.

    I have a feeling I missed some stuff as well. You are not looking at an abundance of games but you should be able to get something done.
     
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    Thanks very much! I'd be trying out the games you referenced to. I particularly like the Drug Wars game, as I've played it obsessively on my PC years back. Looks good too. [​IMG]

    I wonder why developers aren't looking at this genre though. I was able to play one on my lowly but defunct Palm. No luck with DS.
     
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    Dunno if this fits your bill, but GTA: Chinatown Wars also has a pretty decent drug dealing aspect of the game, even if it's just a side thing.
     

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