DS games that DON'T use the touchscreen

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Apr 7, 2008
  1. Jei
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    My DS's touchscreen sensitivity is kinda screwed and not getting the movements right... suddenly, I feel the need of games that don't use the touchscreen at all.

    Please suggest games I could play fine not using the touchscreen commands.
    I like any kind of action games and Rpgs, I also am not scared of playing japanese games. Been currently playing both Megaman ZX and Ys.
     
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    The newly released Gundam 00 for one. Takes a bit of getting used to but extremely fun once you've gotten the hang of it.
     
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    I believe Animal crossing had an option to use only the D-pad.
    Also, Rune factory doesn't need it.
     
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    If it hasn't been said before, Soma Bringer.

    Excellent production value [​IMG]
     
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    -Geometry Wars
    -Contra 4
    -Mario Kart
    -New Super Mario Bros.
    -Zelda PH (with a hack)
    -Worms 2
     
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    GBA games.

    You should try them.


    Also; Phoenix wright, most RPG's on the DS, Sonic Rush, Mario Kart DS, Mortal Kombat DS, Geometry wars Galaxies.
     
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    I'm sure you tried calibrating the touch screen already, right?
    The two Advance Wars don't really need the touch screen.
    Then there's Jump Ultimate Stars, or Mario Kart.
     
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    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 doesn't use it at all.
    it's Japanese only with some English patches available for items and menu.
     
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    A mod please delete this post O_O;;
     
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    Yeah I tried, a lot of times, it just keeps inputting random directions at the screen without me touching it at all. Hell, I can't even use the transport option from Megaman ZX Advent anymore - the map keeps jumping and I can't select the location I want to go properly [​IMG]

    Geometry Wars needs touchscreen command to fire or move, I don't think I can play it with buttons only.
    Also, I think Pokemon accepts touchscreen commands and they can't be disabled, so that's not a valid option for me too. Same goes with the Phoenix Wright series as the touchscreen works as a forward button and it can't be disabled.

    I'm going to try Animal Crossing, Gundam 00, Rune Factory, Soma Bringer and Ffta2. The other games mentioned are already at my flashcart [​IMG]
    Please keep suggesting games, thanks everyone for your attention in here [​IMG]
     
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    There is an option for buttons only. Just use the directional pad to move and ABXY to fire.
     
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    Geometry Wars can be played using the D-pad for movement and the ABXY buttons for firing.

    Pokemon accepts touchscreen commands, but the buttons work as well. The only times I've been forced to use the touchscreen have been Poffin(sp?) making, Global Trade Center, and Underground. Everywhere else you should be fine.

    Phoenix Wright can be played entirely with the buttons, except for case 1-5. A works as the forward button, X presents stuff, L is Press (In court), R is the Court Record. L also scrolls the big two screen areas during investigations.
     
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    Dungeon Explorer is another that doesn't use touchscreen at all.
     
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    Pokemon uses touchscreen when you're playing a new game, but it's just once though, but still, it's a must. but I think you'll pass it

    chess master: art of learning, Need for Speed ProStreet, Phoenix Wright 1(excwpt 1-5),2,3 (no no 4 for you, you have to use touchscreen even in training case), Yu-Gi-Oh 2008, Animal Crossing, FF3, Age of Empires. There are many more, but I can't seem to remember them
     

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