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The following is my quick reviews of the available DS homebrews, which I update weekly with new reviews. I try to focus on new games, but I’ll review existing ones as I go.
NOTE: For more information about getting started with homebrews, check out this post which also links to a PDF with a lot of useful information.
Since I use an M3 Simply DS card for playing homebrews, some games do not work. I’ve noted those that work, either as is or after patching the DLDI. You can download almost all of the games, including the latest version, from ds news. Caveat: Some of the games have been updated since I played and reviewed them. Sometimes, if I sense the game has potential, I’ll keep downloading the latest version and update my opinion, if it’s changed. But you should always check the latest version.
- Don’t download–Just not worth the time to download and put on my cart. I wish I had those 2 minutes back.
- Worth a download–The game works and plays okay but might have a problem. I’ll play it for a short while but probably take off the DS.
- Keeper–The game is enjoyable enough to keep on my cart. I’d be hard pressed to delete it.
I’ve noted games (Keeper – Best) that I personally consider the best or most enjoyable of the homebrew games. My tastes aren’t everyone’s, and I know I’ve omitted some games that others think are great. But try these highlighted games if nothing else.