Looking challenging and difficult DS games

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Dakaa, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Dakaa

    Dakaa Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    New Zealand
    Looking for*

    Any genre will do, for instance I bought Pokemon Black 2, it's fun and sometimes can be challenging due to its deep game mechanics. Need more DS games that actually make you think. Can also be frustrating games like N+ or any really hard platform games, or crazy top down shooters. Any game that makes you want to pull your hair off, just got my 3ds not long ago.
  2. Lanlan

    Lanlan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 4, 2011
    United States
    Mega Man ZX?
  3. Dakaa

    Dakaa Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    New Zealand
    Is it like Megaman Battle Network? I'll go check it out on Youtube.
  4. Lanlan

    Lanlan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 4, 2011
    United States
    More like Mega Man X or Zero. Side-scroller, you gotta memorize enemy and boss attacks and movements or you'll never get far.
  5. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    If you like Pokemon and difficulty, try the Blaze Black and Volt White hacks. You need a flashcart or emulator to play them though. I don't know a lot of other challenging games, but Megaman Zero Collection is pretty fun and challenging. If you don't play Easy Scenario, that is. That mode pretty much equals god mode.
  6. Luhof

    Luhof Quack qwack I'm a duck.

    May 8, 2012
    Lost in Blue was very hard by moments, because you have so much to think about (OH GOD no more water! OH GOD I ate mushrooms! OH GOD my girlfriend is sick!)...
    Retro Game Challenge is pretty challenging too.
  7. TheDan2430

    TheDan2430 Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    United States
    burbank usa
    Resident Evil Ds , play classic mode with Chris Redfiled.
  8. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
  9. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Bangai-O Spirits?
  10. qweasd123

    qweasd123 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 13, 2011
    Elite Beat Agents/Osu/Taiko no tatsujin on the hardest difficulty
    Etrian Odyssey
    Fire Emblem if you want to keep everyone alive
    Ketsui: Death Label
    Contra 4
  11. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    • Etrian Odyssey (entire series)
      • Etrian Odyssey
      • Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard
      • Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City
      • This series is very challenging. You'll require about an hour of grinding per 20 minutes of actual progression, and it just gets more difficult as the game continues on. I've never finished any of the Etrian Odyssey games, actually...
    • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
      • This game is challenging only because all deaths in the game are permanent and losing specific characters in a battle cause you to instantly lose, even if all of the other members of your party are just fine.
    • Bangai-O Spirits
      • You want challenging? This game is so challenging, I was never able to finish the tutorial (yes, the tutorial is that difficult). It's the 2D sidescrolling equivalent of Dark Souls and Demon's Souls on the hardest difficulty, I would say.
    • The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
      • Not as challenging as Bangai-O or Etrian Odyssey, but still challenging. Coins, which are required to buy most items, are scarce and (as far as I know) don't respawn after you collect them once. You'll have to grind a lot and the skills (which are required if you don't want to die) are so lightly explained that you'll probably forget you can get them by the time you actually can. Overall, it's fun, but there are some problems that make that game very challenging.
    • Retro Game Challenge
      • The games in this game are old school Nintendo hard. That's all that needs to be said.
    • Mr. Driller: Drill Spirits
      • This is a puzzle game, but a very action-orientated one. It's your fault if you die, not the game's challenge.
      • Problem with the US version (it's missing a mode) so go for the European version.
    There are many more, but I can't remember any more at the moment. Sorry!
  12. PortablePlatypus

    PortablePlatypus Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    United States
    Elite Beat Agents if you've got rhythm. It's brutally hard at times but you'll keep picking it back up.
    Retro Game Challenge is all about classic hardcore challenge.. Great for retro game lovers.
    Nanostray 2 is a tighly designed schmup that is comparable to Gradius in difficulty I'd say.
    Contra 4. It's Contra, and it's brutal.
    The World Ends With You is an excellent gem that I recommend to everyone and has a difficulty slider, allowing you to drop your power in exchange for better drops and more exp.
  13. WatchGintama

    WatchGintama GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 22, 2009
    United States
    I would say the SMT DS series. Devil Survivor 1&2 and Strange Journey.
  14. KingBlank

    KingBlank King of Nothing

    Sep 17, 2008
    New Zealand
    New Zealand
    Geometry wars - okay top down shoot em up.
    Megaman Battle network 5 (A gba game port) - Tricky liberation missions and annoying minigame :P
    Nanostray 2 - What PortablePlatypus said
    The professor Layton games - they are mentally challenging.
    Final fantasy tactics A2 - is pretty hard but very long.
    Kingdom hearts 358/2 - days is great, put the difficulty up at the start.
    Kingdom hearts recoded - it has a difficulty system like The world ends with you, but even more customizable. (not as good as 358/2 gameplay wise)