Special Games


DS games available as DSiWare #

  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict
    • DSiWare version exclusive to Japan, as “Famicom Wars DS: Ushinawareta Hikari”
    • A patch that changes the Japanese files to the US English versions is available here
  • Art Academy
    • Split into First & Second Semesters
  • Bejeweled Twist
    • Some features removed
  • Bomberman 2
    • Multiplayer feature turned into a standalone title called “Bomberman Blitz”
  • Bookworm
    • Download Play feature removed
    • Icon is animated
  • Brain Challenge
    • New features related to the DSi camera are added
    • Versus mode is removed
    • Many files are compressed for the game to fit within the DSiWare size limit
    • Icon is animated
  • Chronos Twins
  • Clubhouse Games
    • Split into three DSiWare titles called
      • Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics
      • Clubhouse Games Express: Family Favorites
      • Clubhouse Games Express: Strategy Pack
  • Dragon’s Lair
    • Extras menu containing Watch Mode is replaced with the Manual
  • Electroplankton
    • Each mode are turned into standalone DSiWare titles
  • Elite Forces: Unit 77
    • Multiplayer added
  • G.G. Series DSiWare titles
    • A collection called “G.G. Series Collection+” physically released exclusively in Japan
    • Built as an NTR title, allowing for playing on DS consoles
    • Manual screens contain a unique UI
  • Heathcliff: Frantic Foto
    • DSiWare version called “Heathcliff: Spot On”
  • Master of Illusion/Magic Made Fun
    • Split into six DSiWare titles called “Master of Illusion Express” (USA), or “A Little Bit of… Magic Made Fun” (Europe)
  • Motto Me de Unou o Kitaeru: DS Sokudoku Jutsu
    • DSiWare version called “Motto Me de Unou o Kitaeru: DS Sokudoku Jutsu Light”
  • Need for Speed: Nitro
    • DSiWare version called “Need for Speed: Nitro-X”
    • Download Play feature and various music are removed
    • New police cars available
  • Nintendogs: Lab & Friends
    • DSiWare version exclusive to China
  • Phantasy Star 0
    • A demo(?) version of the original game, called “Phantasy Star 0 Mini”, exclusive to Japan
    • Icon is animated
  • Planet Puzzle League
    • DSiWare version called “Puzzle League Express” (USA), or “A Little Bit of… Puzzle League” (Europe)
    • Multiplayer removed
    • Some music tracks removed
  • Plants vs. Zombies
    • Download Play feature, some achievements, and music video are removed
    • Includes exclusive minigame
    • Icon is animated
  • Puzzler Brain Games
  • Puzzler World 2013
  • Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper
    • Icon is animated
  • Space Invaders Extreme 2
    • DSiWare version called “Space Invaders Extreme Z”, exclusive to Japan
    • Wireless features removed
  • Sujin Taisen: Number Battles
    • DSiWare version known as “Number Battle” in USA
    • Local multiplayer is removed, but online multiplayer is retained
  • Tetris Party Deluxe
    • DSiWare version called “Tetris Party Live”
    • Field Climber, Shadow, Stage Racer, Sprint, Master Mode, Bombliss Mode are removed
    • Icon is animated
  • True Swing Golf/Nintendo Touch Golf
    • DSiWare version called “True Swing Golf Express” (USA), or “A Little Bit of… Nintendo Touch Golf” (Europe)
    • The DSiWare version of the game does not include any Wi-Fi features, such as Local/Download Play or the in-game PictoChat function. It also features far fewer courses than the retail game
      • The game engine is improved
      • Challenge mode replaces Championship Tour of the retail game
  • WarioWare: Touched!
    • Slot-2 features removed
  • Zuma’s Revenge!
    • Multiplayer removed
    • Icon is animated

Supports Wi-Fi (WPA 1/2 included):

  • Bomberman Blitz
  • Famicom Wars DS: Ushinawareta Hikari (Advance Wars: Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict)
  • Sujin Taisen: Number Battles
  • Tetris Party Live

Games that got SDK upgrades #

  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict: SDK4 -> SDK5 in Japan (as DSiWare)
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter: SDK4 -> SDK5 (v1.1)
  • Giana Sisters DS: SDK4 -> SDK5 in USA
  • Hotel Dusk: Room 215: SDK3 -> SDK4 in Korea
  • Inazuma Eleven: SDK4 -> SDK5 in Europe
  • Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard and Firestorm: SDK4 -> SDK5 in Europe
  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time: SDK2 -> SDK4 in Korea
  • Nintendogs: Lab and Friends: SDK2 -> SDK5 (as DSiWare)
  • Phineas and Ferb: SDK4 -> SDK5 in Europe (as a DSi-Enhanced title)
  • Pokémon Diamond/Pearl: SDK3 -> SDK4 in Korea
  • Pokémon Dash: SDK2 -> SDK3 in Korea
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical/Pandora’s Box: SDK4 -> SDK5 in Korea
  • Sawaru: Made in Wario: SDK2 -> SDK4 (Rev 3) -> SDK5 (as DSiWare)
  • Sonic Rush Adventure: SDK3 -> SDK4 in Korea
  • WarioWare: Touched: SDK2 -> SDK5 (as DSiWare)

DSi-Enhanced games that don’t use overlays #

Total: 39, some may be missing

  • 2 in 1 - Music for Kids + Englisch Macht Spass - Eine Reise nach London!
  • Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader: Back to School
  • Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery
  • Bejeweled Twist
  • The Biggest Loser
  • Bratz Fashion Boutique
  • de Blob 2
  • Dolphin Island: Underwater Adventures
  • Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time!
  • Grease: The Official Video Game
  • iCarly
  • Imagine: Animal Doctor Care Center
  • Imagine: Babyz Fashion
  • Imagine: Champion Rider
  • Imagine: Fashion Designer - World Tour
  • Imagine: Fashion Stylist/Fashion Paradise
  • Imagine: Gymnast
  • Imagine: Journalist
  • Imagine: Reporter
  • Imagine: Rescue Vet
  • Imagine: Resort Owner/Dream Resort
  • Jam Sessions 2
  • Just Sing!
  • Just Sing! Vol. 2
  • Just Sing! Vol. 3
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • The Last Airbender
  • Monster High: Ghoul Spirit
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns Again!
  • Petz: Dolphinz Encounter
  • Pictionary
  • Popstars
  • Rio
  • Scripps Spelling Bee
  • Sonic Classic Collection
  • Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion
  • You Don’t Know Jack
  • Zhu Zhu Pets 2: Featuring The Wild Bunch

DSiWare games with backup code #

These would write save data to the cartridge save chip, if they happen to be running from a cartridge.

  • Cake Ninja
    • Unused, so hacking is required to activate the code
  • Cake Ninja 2
    • Unused, so hacking is required to activate the code
  • Cake Ninja: XMAS
    • Unused, so hacking is required to activate the code
  • Dragon Quest Wars
  • Dreamwalker
    • Unused, so hacking is required to activate the code
  • Famicom Wars DS: Ushinawareta Hikari (Advance Wars: Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict)
  • Go! Go! Kokopolo
    • Unused, so hacking is required to activate the code
  • Make Up & Style
    • Unused, so hacking is required to activate the code

Games that can connect with GBA titles #

Currently, nds-bootstrap does not have Slot-2 emulation. Included are some possible alternatives.

  • Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    • Advance Wars
    • Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
  • Bleach DS
    • Bleach Advance: Kurenai ni Somaru Soul Society
  • Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
    • Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
    • Use cheats to get specific items
  • Daigasso! Band Brothers
    • Daigasso! Band Brothers Tsuika Kyoku (Expansion Pak)
  • Eyeshield 21: MAX Devil Power
    • Eyeshield 21: Devilbats Devildays
  • Feel the Magic: XY/XX
    • ChuChu Rocket
    • Puyo Pop
    • Sonic Advance
    • Sonic Advance 2
    • Sonic Advance 3
    • Sonic Battle
    • Sonic Pinball Party
    • Space Channel 5: Ulala’s Cosmic Attack
  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
    • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
  • Frogger: Helmet Chaos
    • Frogger’s Journey: The Forgotten Relic
    • Frogger’s Adventures: Temple of the Frog
    • Frogger’s Adventures 2: The Lost Wand
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy
    • Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Omoide no Sonata
    • Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Meisou no Rondo
  • Ganbare Goemon: Toukai Douchuu
    • Ganbare Goemon 1+2: Yuki-hime to Magginisu
  • Harvest Moon DS
    • Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
    • Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town
  • Kim Possible: Kimmunicator
    • Disney’s Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist
    • Disney’s Kim Possible 2: Drakken’s Demise
    • Disney’s Kim Possible 3: Team Possible
  • Kirby: Canvas Curse
    • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
    • Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
  • Knights in the Nightmare
    • Yggdra Union: We’ll Never Fight Alone
  • Lunar Knights
    • Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
    • Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django
    • Shin Bokura no Taiyō Gyakushū no Sabata (Japan only)
  • Madden NFL 06
    • Madden NFL 06
    • Madden NFL 2005
  • MegaMan Battle Network 5: Double Team DS
    • Mega Man Battle Network
    • MegaMan Battle Network 2
    • MegaMan Battle Network 3 White/Blue
    • MegaMan Battle Network 4 Red Sun/Blue Moon
    • Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation (Japan only)
    • MegaMan Battle Network 5 Team ProtoMan/Colonel
    • Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
    • Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django
    • Shin Bokura no Taiyō Gyakushū no Sabata (Japan only)
  • Mega Man Star Force Pegasus/Leo/Dragon
    • Mega Man Battle Network
    • Mega Man Battle Network 2
    • Mega Man Battle Network 3 White/Blue
    • Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge
    • Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun/Blue Moon
    • Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation (Japan only)
    • Mega Man Battle Network 5 Team ProtoMan/Colonel
    • Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cyberbeast Falzar/Gregar
  • Mega Man ZX
    • Mega Man Zero 3
    • Mega Man Zero 4
    • Use this Slot-2 Patch to access the content in Area N
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
    • Gyakuten Saiban
  • Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
    • Gyakuten Saiban 2
  • Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
    • Gyakuten Saiban 3
  • Pokémon Dash
    • Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire
    • Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen
    • Pokémon Emerald
  • Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver
    • Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire
    • Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen
    • Pokémon Emerald
    • (Use pkmn-chest or PKSM to transfer/add Pokémon)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
    • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
  • Shrek Super Slam
    • Shrek Super Slam
  • Spider-Man 2
    • Spider-Man: Mysterio’s Menace
  • Super Robot Wars W
    • Super Robot Wars Advance
    • Super Robot Wars Reversal
    • Super Robot Wars Destiny
    • Super Robot Wars Judgement
    • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
    • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2
    • Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Famicom Mini
  • Super Robot Wars K
    • Super Robot Wars Advance
    • Super Robot Wars Reversal
    • Super Robot Wars Destiny
    • Super Robot Wars Judgement
    • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
    • Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2
    • Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Famicom Mini
  • The Rub Rabbits
    • ChuChu Rocket
    • Puyo Pop
    • Sonic Advance
    • Sonic Advance 2
    • Sonic Advance 3
    • Sonic Battle
  • The Sims 2 (DS)
    • The Sims 2 (GBA)
  • WarioWare: Touched! -WarioWare: Twisted!
  • Yoshi Touch & Go
    • Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour
    • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy

Games that use GBA Option Paks #

  • Memory Expansion Pak
    • Nintendo DS Browser
  • Motion Pack
    • Tony Hawk’s Motion
  • Rumble Pak
    • Clubhouse Games
    • Custom Robo Arena
    • Diddy Kong Racing DS
    • Elite Beat Agents
    • Ferrari Challenge
    • GRID
    • Hotel Dusk: Room 215
    • Iron Man
    • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
    • Last Window: The Secret of Cape West
    • Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
    • Magnetica
    • Mahjong Fight Club DS - Wi-Fi Taiou
    • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
    • Metroid Prime Pinball
    • Metroid Prime: Hunters
    • Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae!
    • Need for Speed Nitro
    • Orcs and Elves
    • Picross DS
    • Power Pro Kun Pocket 9
    • Power Pro Kun Pocket 10
    • Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
    • Race Driver: Create and Race
    • Sega Superstars Tennis
    • Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing
    • Space Invaders Extreme
    • Star Fox Command
    • Star Trek: Tactical Assault
    • Super Princess Peach
    • Tomb Raider: Underworld
    • Wario: Master of Disguise
    • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008

Games with Wii connectivity #

  • Animal Crossing: Wild World
    • Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Band Hero
    • Guitar Hero
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold (DS)
    • Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Wii)
  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    • Castlevania Judgement
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (DS)
    • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Wii)
  • Geometry Wars: Galaxies (DS)
    • Geometry Wars: Galaxies (Wii)
  • Jam with the Band
    • Live Channel
  • My Word Coach (DS)
    • My Word Coach (Wii)
  • Pokémon Diamond/Pearl
    • My Pokémon Ranch
  • Pokémon Platinum
    • My Pokémon Ranch (Japan Only Update)
  • Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver
    • Pokémon Battle Revolution
  • Personal Trainer: Walking
    • Mii Channel
  • Ultimate Band
    • Ultimate Band (Wii)
  • WarioWare D.I.Y.
    • WarioWare D.I.Y. Showcase

Games with IR Game Cards #

  • Pokémon Heartgold/Soulsilver
    • For connecting to Pokéwalker pedometer
  • Pokémon Black/White/Black 2/White 2
    • For trading/battling/feeling check using the C-Gear, Key transfers
  • Personal Trainer: Walking
    • Has twin IR based pedometers
    • Not compatible with Pokémon ROMs
  • Active Health with Carol Vorderman
    • Similar pedometer to Personal Trainer: Walking, but only one
    • Not compatible with Pokémon ROMs

Other (Special Games that do not fall into an above category) #

  • Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventures
    • Cartridge has special bluetooth chip for connecting to the keyboard
  • ElectroPlankton
    • Cartridge has no save RAM
  • DS Download Station
    • Series of cartridges used to distribute demo games
  • Sonic Classics Collection
    • Genesis emulation structure has been converted into an emulator
  • Nitro Development Cart
    • Has extra RAM for developing games for the DSi
  • Slide Adventure MAG KID
    • Comes with a Slot-2 Optical Mouse
  • Daigasso! Band Brothers
    • Has a Slot-2 cart that added more songs
  • Arkanoid
    • Came bundled with a Slot-2 Paddle Controller