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Some Fun Homebrew NDS Apps

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I was neglecting the NDS a bit, so I decided to look for some fun homebrew stuff to do with it. Here are some I tried (You’ll need some sort of flashcart to use these. Mine is an R4.):

  • Pocket Physics – a neat little toy app that allows you to draw diagrams on the touch screen that would then become affected by physics. It’s a bit like a free-form The Incredible Machine that’s portable. It’s a bit of work to get a nice physics model done, but there are some available for download, you can just view the work of others if you want.
  • Colors! – a painting/sketching app for the DS, you can create images that have a painting feel to them
  • ScummVM DS – SCUMM was the adventure-game engine that drove a lot of the point-and-click adventure games of the 80s such as the Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion games. Provided you have a copy of those games, ScummVM DS allows you to play all those old games on your DS!

There’s a whole world of homebrew apps/games out there to explore, these were just the ones I could try out in one sitting. Try this post from 4-color-rebellion for some recommendations.

For more details, you can also check out the recently concluded Homebrew Week at DS Fanboy

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m trying to help Guybrush find Big Whoop…

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