Games playable without left on the Dpad?

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Nov 18, 2011
  1. Schezo92
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    See my dpad is out of commision(I plan to replace it), I still want to play my DS however, so what good games are on the DS that don't require the left Dpad? I'm not real picky as long as the games are good. No Animal Crossing though.

    Games I've already played:(Incomplete because I don't remember every game I've played)
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    Both Zelda Phantom Hourglass and Spirits tracks require only the stylus. Also, you can play 999, Ghost Trick and Inazuma Eleven games.
     
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    Well anything with full touch controls obviously.
    I think the other Etrian oddessey games would be playable.
     
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    Yesyesyesyesyes. Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks, and 999! Please play 999!
     
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    I forgot to put those on the list xD, already played those as well.
    I'll try the other Etrian games.
     
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    Planet Puzzle League, fun as hell, full stylus (optional) game
    Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby Canvas Curse
    Bejeweled Twist
    Electroplankton
    Puyopop Fever
    Wario: Master of Disguise
    Picross DS, Picross 3D
    Geometry Wars Retro Evolved (if you don't mind playing in lefthanded mode)
    Might and Magic Clash of Heroes
    Pokemon Blue Rescue Team
     
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    the first Luminous arc game has a stylus only setting (both hands), pac-pix is stylus only and can be somewhat enjoyable, but it's not for everybody. If I remember correctly, final fantasy tactics A2 can also be played stylus only, but I'm not too sure at that.
     
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    get that shit fixed DAWG
     
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    the professor layton series only uses the stylus
     
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    Knights in the Nightmare, IIRC
     
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    Ninja Gaiden. :D xD
     
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    Both Scribblenauts games, both Dragon Ball Origins games, and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn can all be played without ever touching the D-Pad. You can also feasibly play Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey without ever using the left arrow on the D-Pad; it's a first-person dungeon crawler, so you can just make right turns until you hit the correct direction (this might be a little annoying, however, so I'd only recommend it if you use up all of the other recommendations).

    Also, a suggestion: edit your first post and include a list of the games already suggested to you.
     
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    I suggest Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz: Beyond the yellow brick road. Both are stylus only and really good games. Both very underrated.
     
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    What about games that have left-handed controlls? It should be entirely possible to walk around and use at least *some* functions in-game.

    Shooters with left-handed controlls should be entirely playable - you don't really use buttons other then L/R and directions, here switched to the A/B/X/Y buttons so... try that, if you can use your left hand efficiently.
     
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    ACTUALLY. i think you need left to block. Or any physical button. i forget.
     
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    Well for now I think I'll try Dragon Ball Origins, always liked Dragon Ball, until they added the Z and it became HNNNNNNNNRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG fights.
    I'll look into Alice in Wonderland too.
     
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    Bejeweled 3
     
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    I can suggest at least a few games, although they're probably already suggested here.
    • The Nameless Game / Nanashi no Game -- VISUAL NOVEL / SURVIVAL-HORROR -- You've been sent a game on your TS handheld that is rumored to be cursed! Anyone who plays is said to die seven days later. You have to stop the curse before your time is up!
    • Radiant Historia -- RPG -- Everything in the entire world is turning to sand and only Stocke can stop it! His method? Time travel!
    • Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! -- RHYTHM / MUSIC -- You are the cheerleaders of the world. Use music and dance to hype up everyone so they can conquer their problems!
    • Moeru Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii! Osu Tatakae Ouendan 2 -- RHYTHM / MUSIC -- You are the cheerleaders of the world. Use music and dance to hype up everyone so they can conquer their problems!
    • Maestro! Jump in Music -- RHYTHM / MUSIC -- In a world of music, Presto and Staccato love the same girl. When Presto wins her over, Staccato steals all of the music in the world! Now Presto has to free the music!
    • Music Monstars -- RHYTHM / MUSIC -- You've just joined a band called Music Monstars. Can you rise to the top of the charts?
    • Bejeweled 3 -- MATCH 3 / PUZZLE -- Match ALL the jewels!
    • Rhythm Heaven -- COMPILATION / MINIGAME -- Stay in rhythm!
    • Plants vs Zombies -- STRATEGY -- The zombies want your brains, but you have various plants that you can use as artillery!
    • Little Charo Travels in English! --VISUAL NOVEL / LANGUAGE-TEACHING -- Charo the dog and Shota were on a trip to America. When they went to return to Japan, Charo was accidentally left behind! Follow Charo and his friends as they try to find Shota! (Made for Japanese people to learn English)
    Slogans for everyone! :D
     
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    Oooh Slogans...
    but Nanashi no Game needs left during the rpg portions, at least when I tried.
    I've already tried most of those except Maestro, Music Monstars and Little Charo. I don't seem to be interested in swap to match 3 games lately
     
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    Oh right, right.... I forgot about that. You could always make a button-swap hack for Nanashi no Game, though. Like, say, make the L button register as left on the D-Pad.
     

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