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