What's the biggest and smallest DS game out there?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by SuperMarioMaster, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. SuperMarioMaster

    SuperMarioMaster GBAtemp Regular

    May 14, 2010
    United States
    Galloway, NJ
    What's the biggest non trimmed DS game and smallest non trimmed DS game. Same goes for trimmed.
  2. hkz8000

    hkz8000 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2010
    from what i know, ni no kuni ds is the largest ds game at 512mb and the smallest is probably sokoban ds which is around 3mb
  3. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    In terms of ROM size 8MB - 512MB.

    ex. Game&Watch Gallery & Ni no Kuni respectively.

    I'm sure Game & Watch is the smallest trimmed game (about 1MB) but the Pokemon distribution carts are probably the smallest DS carts overall.
  4. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 22, 2009
    The Pokémon distribution carts are 8MB.
    The 4th generation distribution cards go down to about 1.5MB when trimmed, while the Liberty Pass distribution card goes down to about 148KB.
  5. amosmyn

    amosmyn Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    I think theres a Japanese cart with a size of about 2 GB. Forget the name, but theres a topic for it in the translations section.
  6. wasim

    wasim ♫ Music addict ♫

    Nov 13, 2010
    the largest game is ni no kuni and there's another one too , both with 512 mb
  7. Coconut

    Coconut GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 28, 2010
    I believe Love Plus Plus is also 512 mb.
  8. impizkit

    impizkit Lazy Lurker

    Apr 6, 2010
    Ni no kuni is about 460ish MB trimmed. Cant remember exactly, but around there.
  9. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    There are a lot of 512MB games.
    Ni No Kuni was the first announced game, but not the first released game.

    4854 - Hakuouki DS (J)(BAHAMUT)
    5026 - Love Plus Plus (J)(BAHAMUT)
    5033 - Tokimeki Memorial - Girl's Side 3rd Story (J)(BAHAMUT)
    5055 - Inazuma Eleven 3 - Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber (J)(BAHAMUT)
    5056 - Inazuma Eleven 3 - Sekai e no Chousen!! Spark (J)(BAHAMUT)
    5400 - Ninokuni - Shikkoku no Madoushi (J)(BAHAMUT)
    5421 - Inazuma Eleven 3 - Sekai heno Chousen! The Ogre (J)(BAHAMUT)
    5508 - Eigo de Tabisuru - Little Charo (J)(BAHAMUT)
    5614 - Hakuouki - Zuisouroku DS (J)(High Road)
    5630 - Nanami no Oshiete English DS - Mezase TOEIC Master (J)(High Road)
    5754 - Nanami no Oshiete Eibunpou DS - Kisokara Manabu Step Up Gakushuu (J)(MOEMOE)
    5755 - Shin Hisui no Shizuku - Hiiro no Kakera 2 DS (J)(MOEMOE)
    5758 - Tennis no Ouji-Sama Gyutto! Dokidoki Survival Umi to Yama no Love Passion (J)(High Road)
    (and maybe more, I don't have the latest dat from advanscene).

    And the first, shorter ROM dump is Polarium (8MB).

    But there are even shorter games, like the WiFi Station's Game DEMO. Usually 2MB to 16MB.

    And the shorter one being the games sends from Nintendo channels (not an extracted ROM, so it's not following the chipset size of 2x), for example:
    xxxx - Fossil Fighters - Gift Fossil - Earth (Extra)(Nintendo Channel) (U)(Independent) (1MB)
  10. aragon

    aragon GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 15, 2009
    United States
    I would guess that Korg DS-10 is one of the smallest ROMs out there. The archive was < 1MB, though the uncompressed ROM weighed in at 8 MB.
  11. Edgedancer

    Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

    Oct 2, 2006
    All this talk about 512mb sized games is making me reminisce about ASH (Archaic Sealed Heat) was released. People couldn't fathom that a DS could reach that size and now look at it. There are quite a number of them, and, heck this shows how far out of the loop I am with DS releases/dumps, I had no idea that it went as high as 512. The more you know, I guess...
  12. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

    Former Staff
    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    You should actually be asking what the largest and smallest trimmed games are. There are at least 10 ROMs with an untrimmed size of 512MB:

    Nanami no Oshiete English DS - Mezase TOIEC Master (378MB trimmed)
    Love Plus Plus (387MB trimmed)
    Inazuma Eleven 3 - Sekai e no Chousen! Bomber (407MB trimmed)
    Inazuma Eleven 3 - Sekai e no Chousen! Spark (412MB trimmed)
    Inazuma Eleven 3 - Sekai e no Chousen! The Ogre (447MB trimmed)
    Ninokuni - Shikkoku no Madoushi (459MB trimmed)
    Tokimeki Memorial - Girl's Side 3rd Story (498MB trimmed)
    Hakuouki DS (498MB trimmed)
    Hakuouki - Zuisouroku DS (512MB trimmed)
    Eigo de Tabisuru - Little Charo (512MB trimmed)

    So Hakuouki - Zuisouroku DS and Eigo de Tabisuru - Little Charo are tied for the largest ROMs. Ninokuni is only the 4th-largest trimmed ROM. There may be more, but I haven't kept track for almost a year now.

    As for the smallest ROMs, there are far too many to list those with an untrimmed size of 4MB. But the smallest trimmed ROMs are ≤1MB in size. There are three that I know of:

    Unou Kaiten - Match-Bou Puzzle DS
    La Culture Generale pour les Nuls
    Billiard Action

    *EDIT 1*
    I guess I posted exactly the same thing Cyan said, except I included trimmed sizes :P

    And for the record, there are no 2GB DS ROMs.

    *EDIT 2*
    The smallest ROM is XXXX - Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training - How Old Is Your Brain? Sudoku Download 2 (WiFi Demo), which is 328KB.