List of games ported to the DS

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Feb 18, 2010
  1. winnerct
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    I've been searching the internet for the last hour and couldn't find a lit of games that have been ported to the DS. Is there one that exists? Homebrew or commercial? Remakes are fine too if they are essentially the same game. Here are some that I know:

    Anno 1602(PC) - Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery
    Settlers II(PC) - The Settlers
    Theme Park(PC/Genesis) - Theme Park
    Mario 64(N64) - Mario 64 DS
    ChronoTrigger(SNES) - ChronoTrigger

    I can't believe a list doesn't already exist somewhere...
     


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    great point i would love to see a list for this also.
     
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    All the main Pokemon games on the DS. They're all essentially remakes of the original Red/Blue.
     
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    Rayman DS
    Final Fantasy 3 and Final Fantasy 4
    Resident Evil Deadly Silence
    Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon
     
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    Not D/P/PT. HG/SS qualify, however.
     
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    At the start of the game a Pokemon authority gives you the choice of three pokemon. After choosing one your friend/rival chooses the opposing Pokemon. You then travel from town to town collecting and training Pokemon along the way, occasionally battling with your friend/rival and getting involved in inconsequential sub-plots. Most of the towns have a Pokemon Gym where you have to defeat the Gym Leader to progress through learning techniques from HM's. Defeating the eight Gym Leaders earns you the right to challenge the Elite Four. Having defeated them you have completed the game.

    So... exactly which version of Pokemon did I just describe?

    P.S. The first three Phoenix Wright games are remakes.
     
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    Does Resident Evil Deadly Silence count as a re-enhanced version or port?
     
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    sadly you didn't say which region, that is what makes each game unique
     
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    The DS version of residen evil had added gameplay to it, else it is still the same as its original version.
     
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    But ultimately you could pick which mode you play, the Enhanced or Classic mode.
     
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    Well if we're going that far, I have many more to add to the list.

    Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
    Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    Age of Empires: Mythologies
    Age of Empires: The Age of Kings
    Animal Crossing: Wild World
    Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles

    And that's just the A's.

    Suddenly the same logic applied to a different scenario seems crazy, doesn't it.
     
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    Isn't N+ a port?
     
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    I think a lot of these games are more of sequels that have their prequels on another system.

    I would consider a port to be The Settlers which is nearly identical to The Settlers II (for PC)
    A remake would be Pokemon Fire Red, which is the same game but with updated graphics.

    Noone knows of a list of games ported to the DS though?
     
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    No, very very few have actually been ported, most have been remade instead of just "enhanced", to take advantage of the newer features of the DS, and so people don't feel ripped off paying for something that they might as well just emulate.

    Kirby Super Star Ultra, I forgot.
     
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    I would argue that the difference between a remake and an original game is one of plot. If the game in question has a different plot (or continuation of the original plot) then that would count as a new game. However, if the game retells the same plot but with added towns and special moves then it's a remake. Out of the above I would only consider Animal Crossing to be a remake.

    Pokemon follows the same plot time and time again. Not that Pokemon is a bad game. I'm quite fond of the Pokemon franchise but I consider each new iteration to be a remake rather than an entirely new game.
     
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    well at least the anime isn't too generic except for the rocket ganes getting blasted into the sky and Sonans poping out and saying Sonansuuu~
     
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    If a game involves the same sort of plot, but involves different characters and entirely different areas, it's not a remake of an older game.

    For example, kirby's squeak squad isn't a remake of kirby and the amazing mirror, is it? It contains almost the exact same art style (even within kirby games!), the same type of action-platforming, the same game mechanics, has a few new special moves... but it's not a remake of an older game.

    He's asking for remakes.
     
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    Sadly, you didn't describe any.
    Every generation has at least some stuff to do after the Elite Four.

    In R/G/B/Y, you can go and catch Mewtwo then complete the Pokédex.
    In G/S/C, you can go to Kanto, get the 8 badges there, then battle Red at Mt. Silver. You can then complete the Pokédex.
    In R/S/E, you can go to the Battle Tower/Battle Frontier, catch two more legendary Pokémon, finish the contests and complete the Pokédex.
    In FR/LG, you can visit the Sevii Islands, catch many other Pokémon, fight the upgraded Elite Four then complete the Pokédex (Oh, and catch Mewtwo, too.)
    In D/P/Pt, you can visit the entire Battle Island, catch HEAPS of legendary Pokémon, use the Pokéradar, use the Pal Park, finish the contests and complete the Pokédex.
    In HG/SS, once more you have more legendaries to catch, the whole Pokéathlon to finish, many non-Johto Pokémon hidden everywhere, Safari Zone, Pal Park and complete the Pokédex.

    I might have missed some stuff, though.
     
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    Let's not split hairs.

    Back on topic - Those Space Invaders remakes.
     
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    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban on GBA)
    Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice for All (Gyakuten Saiban 2 on GBA)
    Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (Gyakuten Saiban 3 on GBA)
     

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