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Posted on Sep 20th 2015 at 10:00:00 AM by (pdrydia)
Posted under ios, iphone, puzzle

I was originally going to write a blog entry on iOS retro ports. The problem is that retro ports on iOS are universally pretty terrible.  Games made to be played with a joystick, D-pad, or keyboard simply don't convert well to the touch screen.

Some games, however, do work very well on iOS. Puzzle games in particular flourish on iOS, for the same reason they do on the DS; the touch screen is well-suited for the genre, allowing you to manipulate puzzle pieces or the puzzle board in a direct, intuitive manner. The impreciseness that sometimes comes with controlling a touchscreen with your finger can be frustrating in more action-oriented titles, but many puzzle games are much more forgiving of this device flaw.

Unfortunately, on the app store the success of one puzzle game will inevitably be followed by 50 sub-par clones. The iOS store is so overrun with puzzle games that it can be difficult to find one worth playing. Need help sorting through the masses? Here are a few of my favorites:


Continue reading iOS Puzzle Games



Posted on Oct 29th 2011 at 03:39:40 AM by (pdrydia)
Posted under DSi, NDS, DS, NTR, TWL, region locking

I have been unable to find a decent list of DSi enhanced games, so I am attempting to make one of my own.  Commentary below the lists.

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LIST 1: Games not in Japanese.

  • 1000 Cooking Recipes from Elle a Table ... "Record your own recipes and share them with friends via local wireless connections -- if you have a Nintendo DSi you can even snap photos of your culinary masterpieces!" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • Alice in Wonderland ... "Make use of your DSi's camera to detect colors and trigger unlockables" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader: Back to School ... "Use your DSi Camera to import your picture into the game" (Nintendo.com)
  • Art Academy ... "If you have a Nintendo DSi ... you can easily redraw photos you have taken." (box)
  • Assassin's Creed II: Discovery ... "can take pictures to put on wanted posters." (NeoGaf)
  • Barbie: Jet, Set & Style! ... "Using the Nintendo DSi camera, design a T-shirt for your clients showing off your fashionista skills" (Barnesandnoble.com)
  • Bejeweled Twist ... ability to battle owners of DSiWare game (Worthplaying)
  • Biggest Loser, The ... "Advanced DSi camera, Internet and Facebook functionality that allows you to share your progress with the world (not available via the Nintendo DS)." (Amazon.com)
  • Brainstorm Series: Treasure Chase ... "DSi picture function" (nintendo.com) Extra puzzles by scanning QR codes in manual (Amazon review)
  • Bratz: Fashion Boutique ... "Unlock exclusive content using QR-codes found on the Bratz Boutique, Chic Mystique, and Style Starz toylines!" (nintendo.com)
  • Camp Rock: The Final Jam ... you can take a photo of yourself that will appear in the game scenery (game-boyz.com)
  • Cars 2: The Video Game ... camera (GameFAQs, rough translation from French)
  • Chronicles of Mystery: The Secret Tree of Life ... camera puzzles (Cubed3, NintendoLife reviews)
  • Classic Word Games ... "Utilizes DSi memory to offer additional themes, such as international idioms and quotes." (Amazon.com); "can create unlimited number of crossword grids" (NeoGaf); camera (vooks)
  • Crime Lab: Body of Evidence ... includes skippable minigames that are incorporate the camera (reviews at Worthplaying, NintendoLife, Cubed3)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Unsolved! ... "Make use of the camera for exclusive lab and field work" (Amazon.com)
  • Daniel X: The Ultimate Power ... "DSi Functionality allowing players to use their Nintendo DSi camera to take photos of family and friends. Let the Daniel X Alien Detector determine who can be trusted-and who is an alien." (Amazon.com)
  • de Blob 2 ... "de Blob 2 boasts a unique DSi feature whereby one can unlock a cheat by playing some camera mini-games" (GameFAQs user review, user SneakTheSnake)
  • Dolphin Island Underwater Adventures ... "Camera, Parental Controls" (box)
  • Emily the Strange: Strangerous ... "Special DSi feature: Scan QR codes with the camera to unlock zonster parts to create your own personal Zonster!" (Amazon.com)
  • Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time! ... "create glamorous stickers using your Nintendo DSi" camera (nintendo.com, kidzworld.com) "One DSi-exclusive feature allows kids to take a picture of themselves and fancy it up with bows, laces, jewels, and such." (commonsensemedia.org)
  • FIFA Soccer 11 ... "Dsi camera functionality [allows] players to create unique in-game trading cards" (Amazon.com)
  • Fluch der Osterinsel, Der ...
  • Fossil Fighters: Champions ...
  • Grease: The Official Video Game ... "use the Nintendo DSi camera to take a picture of yourself and see yourself in the game" (Amazon.com)
  • Hot Wheels: Track Attack ...
  • iCarly ... "Innovative hybrid Nintendo DSi features including special audio and graphics integration via the Dsi's improved audio functionality and digital cameras." (Amazon.co.uk)
  • iCarly 2: iJoin The Click ... "With a DSi, use the system's built-in camera to take shots and import images to customize her look and wardrobe in true iCarly style" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • Imagine: Animal Doctor Care Center ... "Use the DSi camera to take your picture and create your own Veterinarian ID card!" (Amazon.com)
  • Imagine: Artist ... "Use the DSi camera to take a photo and incorporate it into your art." (Amazon.com)
  • Imagine: Babyz Fashion ... "Take a picture of a real world pattern with the Dsis to incorporate in your designs for a unique look!" (Amazon.com)
  • Imagine: Champion Rider ...
  • Imagine: Fashion Designer - World Tour ... "you can even take pictures of patterns in the real world and apply them to your designs with the DSi."
    (Amazon.com)
  • Imagine: Fashion Stylist ... "there is some camera integration allowing you to see characters 'in your own room' as they are trying out things" (Amazon.com user review)
  • Imagine: Journalist ...
  • Imagine: Reporter ... "Use the DSi camera to capture photos of celebs as though they were right next to you!" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • Imagine: Rescue Vet ...
  • Imagine: Resort Owner ... "Use the Nintendo DSi Camera to color and paint your hotel rooms by finding the perfect matching colors in your own environments." (Amazon.com)
  • Jam Sessions 2 ... "This game has about the same sound recorder thingy as was built into the DSi, except it can use these recordings you make and edit and stuff in songs you record."
  • James Cameron's Avatar: The Game ... camera photos unlock upgrades (GameFAQs user review, user Duke Gallison)
  • Jig A Pix: Pets ... "take a photo, make a jigsaw" (box)
  • Jig A Pix: Wild World ... "take a photo, make a jigsaw" (box)
  • Jig A Pix: Wonderful World ... "take a photo, make a jigsaw" (box)
  • Jig-a-Pix: Love Is ... "take a photo, make a jigsaw" (box)
  • Just Sing! ... "Use the DSi's camera to record yourself whilst singing, and then see the movie being streamed live on-screen behind your avatar" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • KORG DS-10 PLUS ... "Optimized for DSi with 12-voice polyphony and to double the power of the original KORG DS-10: 4 analog synthesizer tracks and 8 dedicated drum tracks, increase the total number of tracks from 6 to 12." (Amazon.com)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2: The Video Game ...
  • Last Airbender, The ... "The Bender Detector - Shoot a photo and discover what type of bender you and your friends are." (Amazon.com)
  • Little Book Of Big Secrets ... "take photos on your Nintendo DSi and customise your diary" (box)
  • Lost Identities ...
  • Lovely Lisa and Friends ... " Use the DSi camera to snap shots and customize Lisa's outfits!" (Amazon.com) mini-games (box)
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem ...
  • Monster High Ghoul Spirit ... camera, parental controls (GameFAQs, rough translation from French)
  • My Healthy Cooking Coach ... "can take pictures of yourself to use with profiles" (NeoGaf); extra recipes
  • New Carnival Games ... "Dsi camera support lets you be part of the crazy carnival
    action ... the Nintendo DSi camera support adds new meaning to the word gotcha with the "The Look of a Winner" feature, which snaps your picture the moment you win a game for some surprising and hilarious reaction shots." (Amazon.co.uk)
  • Paws & Claws Marine Rescue (probably also Pet Vet: Marine Patrol) ...
  • Paws & Claws: Pampered Pets 2 ...
  • Penguins of Madagascar ... "Tons of Photo Fun! Hear hilarious King Julien critique your photo or snap a picture into a puzzle & use your stylus to put it back together!" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns Again! ...
  • Petz Fantasy: Moonlight Magic ...
  • Petz Fantasy: Sunshine Magic ...
  • Petz: Dolphinz Encounter ... "Take a picture of yourself with the Nintendo DSi Camera to put yourself into the game and become a true member of the Ocean Rescue Team" (Nintendo.com)
  • Petz: Horsez Family ...
  • Phineas and Ferb Ride Again ... "Compete in DSi specific camera controlled mini-game" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • Pictionary ... "Take pictures with the DSi Camera, then trace and color them to make your own clues" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • Pokemon Black and White ... ability to connect to Wi Fi using WEP or WPA signal; C-Gear looks different; voice chat; DS battery meter is more detailed; plays more quickly (user blcklblskt, user Tommo, GBAtemp)
  • Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 ... ability to connect to Wi Fi using WEP or WPA signal; C-Gear looks different; voice chat; DS battery meter is more detailed; plays more quickly; video chat (user Tommo)
  • Pokemon Conquest ...
  • Popstars (code TWL-VPOD-NOE) ...
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands ... "pointing the lens to a source of light when prompted will unlock challenge levels, new enemies and ... the chance to use your own pictures as background fillers" (Cubed3's Shane Jury)
  • Puss in Boots ...
  • Rabbids Go Home ... "can take pictures with rabbids to send to friends" (NeoGaf)
  • Rio ... "Take a photo of yourself or a friend using the DSi camera and dance the Samba" (Amazon.com)
  • Scripps Spelling Bee ... "The only Dsi feature it has is to take a picture of your child to put beside their name in the menu section." (Amazon.com review)
  • Shrek Forever After ...
  • Sims 3, The ...
  • Solatorobo: Red the Hunter ... "we are allowed to take one photo that identifies us and another that identifies the environment we are in. We can retake these photos whenever we want and they have no effect on the game." (vandal.net , translated by pdRydia
  • Sonic Classic Collection ... "improved emulation" (NeoGaf)
  • Sonny with a Chance ... "Compete in over 40 mini-games, including two DSi-exclusive games" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • SpongeBob's Boating Bash ... "Nintendo DSi Feature: Choose Background, Take Photo and Decorate with 100s of SpongeBob accessories" (nintendo.com) "Unique functionality - specific to the DSi - allowing players to insert images and backgrounds into the game via the DSi's digital cameras." (Amazon.com)
  • Style Lab Fashion Design ... camera (youtube promo video)
  • Style Lab Jewelry Design ... place game-created jewelry into photos (youtube promo video)
  • Style Lab Makeover ... use camera to make in-game avatar (youtube promo video)
  • TouchMaster Connect ... "camera, parental controls, high-speed/high-security wireless communications, high-speed CPU" (box)
  • Toy Story 3 ...
  • TRON: Evolution ...
  • Vampire Legends: Power of Three ...
  • Witches & Vampires - Ghost Pirates of Ashburry (might also be Witches & Vampires: Secrets of Ashburry) ...
  • Women's Murder Club: Games of Passion ... "Create your own WMC mystery utilizing the DSI camera feature. Determine suspects, evidence and ultimately solve this new case on your own" (Amazon.co.uk)
  • You Don't Know Jack ...
  • Youda Farmer ...
  • ZhuZhu Pets 2: Featuring The Wild Bunch ... "camera" (box)

All DSi games have animated menu icons.

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LIST 2: Japanese language games. In their own list due to the difficulty in finding information about these titles.

  • Chara-Chinko
  • Cosmetic * Paradise
  • Cosmetic * Paradise: Princess Life
  • Cosmetic Paradise: Kirei no Mahou
  • DS-Pico Series: Sanrio Puro Land - Waku Waku Okaimono - Suteki na Oheya Otsukuri Masho
  • Elminage II DS Remix: Sousei no Megami to Unmai no Daichi
  • Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu
  • Fuyu no Sonata DS
  • Idolm@ster, The: Dearly Stars
  • Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX - Kessen! Real 6 Chouka
  • Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! Ore ga Boss! Saikyou Family Taisen
  • Mommy Talk DS
  • Power Pro Kun Pocket 12
  • Power Pro Kun Pocket 13
  • Power Pro Kun Pocket 14
  • Pretty Rhythm Collection
  • Rika-Chan DS Motto! Onna no Ko Lesson: Oshare Oshigoto Otetsudai Daisuki!
  • Roller Angels: Pasha to Daisakusen
  • RPG Tsukuru DS
  • RPG Tsukuru DS+: Create the New World
  • Shin Noukyo Iku
  • Zaidan Houjin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentai Kyoukai Kyouryoku: Kanken DS Training

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LIST 3: All known DSi-only games. DSi-only games do not play on the DS or DS Lite. They play on the DSi and DSi XL and, due to backwards compatibility, the 3DS.

They come in unique white boxes that are shaped similarly to DS boxes. The cartridges are also similar to DS and DS/i hybrid cartridges, but are white in color and have a tab to prevent them from being inserted into the DS or DS Lite.

  • Foto Showdown
  • Picture Perfect Hair Salon
  • System: Flaw
  • Face Training: Facial Exercises to Strengthen and Relax from Fumiko Inudo (European release only)

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This list is not comprehensive. My understanding of how "DSi-enhanced"ness functions is a work-in-progress. Even if I understood it properly, the DS library is thousands strong, and I simply don't have access to information about every game.

Please add to this list! I don't own a DSi, so I can only compile information from others. Googling for DSi enhancements always seems to turn up frustratingly little information, game databases all seem to list DSi enhanced games in with DS games (with no way to sort them out separately if you want that information), and I generally just don't trust ROM sites to have correct information. If you can fill in a blank, hook me up with a database that has information RGF doesn't, give me some search tips, suggest a database (English language or otherwise) whose information is reliable --whatever could help-- please do!

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IMPORTERS, PLEASE NOTE:
The DSi, DSi XL, and 3DS are region locked, and so is their exclusive software - DSi-enchanced cards, DSi-exclusive cards, and 3DS cards. If you are an import gamer, DO NOT IMPORT a DSi-enhanced game expecting to be able to play it on your DSi, DSi XL, or a 3DS.

But, just to make things confusing, you can play any DSi enhanced game on an original DS model or DS Lite. Don't worry, most DSi enhanced games aren't worth importing, even if you have a high tolerance to mediocrity and a wide range of interests like me.

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SOURCES: I'm relying on online sources to compile this. Notably, I've used GameFAQs, RFGeneration, Amazon, and ebay all to a great extent. I have also used NintendoAge quite a bit.

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ASSUMPTIONS: When compiling this list, I am working under these assumptions:

[Assumption 1] No DSi-enhanced games were released before June 2009.

[Assumption 2] Not all games with DSi enhancements advertise them.  If the box art of a game advertises DSi enhancements, the game is DSi-enhanced.

[Assumption 3] A DS game whose code has TWL instead of NTR is a DSi-enhanced. Exceptions to this rule are the 4 known DSi-only games (listed). Also, packaging for bundles of DS games with DSi units bear the TWL marking.

The best way to determine a game's code is from a SCAN of the game card itself, followed by a scan of the back of the game box's packaging.

When gamers err in transcribing the game code, they tend to err on the side of writing NTR for a TWL game.

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METHODOLOGY: The bulk of this list relies on two sites: GameFAQs and Amazon.

I began by searching the GameFAQs archive. I narrowed the results to retail released DS games, showing only the first release per title, organized by release date. I then went through and checked each game's pictures and release data. I compiled a list of all games that were DSi-enhanced according to the assumptions laid out above.

For descriptions about the enhancements, I turned to descriptions from nintendo.com and Amazon (both product descriptions and reviews). As some games are exclusive to different regions, I go to different Amazon websites (.com, .co.uk, etc.). I also look at the descriptions on boxes. In a few cases I've used descriptions from gamers in web forums and review sites. Many descriptions of enhancements are missing because I cannot find adequate descriptions.

I have also googled for DSi-enchancements, using various terms and problems related to the issue, with limited success. I found a list of DS games on NintendoAge that would sort titles by product code, but it was slightly unreliable. I checked images on RFGeneration; games exclusive to non-English-speaking regions are particularly difficult to find information about, but seem to be more prone to TWL-ization, perhaps due to piracy concerns.

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Posted on Sep 4th 2011 at 12:58:17 AM by (pdrydia)
Posted under NDS, language, french, spanish, japanese, german, italian


Shortly after I was admitted into my college's Spanish program, I changed my DS's language to Spanish. Cuz why not? Then something curious happened: when I loaded up the game I was playing, it loaded in Spanish.

I read the game's manual. I looked over the packaging. I combed through the game's menus. There wasn't a word about the game playing in any language other than English. So, I did what anyone would: I checked to see if it played in any other languages.

And then I checked all my other games...
And I checked the games of my local family and friends...
And I asked distant friends to check their games...

So here's the information that's resulted from that. Cuz learning language is awesome, and learning language while playing your favorite games is more awesome!


Key:
VA = voice-acting
{F} = French is an option
{G} = German is an option
{I} = Italian is an option
{J} = Japanese is an option
{S} = Spanish is an option
{P} = Portuguese is an option
(auto) = to change the language of the game, you must change the DS hardware settings
(menu) = a menu lets you change the language of the game
(code) = pressing buttons in a specific way lets you change the language of the game


  • 100 All-Time Favorites {FS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Arkanoid DS {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles {FS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Barnyard Blast {FSP} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Big Bang Mini {FGIS} (auto + menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day {FS} (menu) - SOURCES: Kreegs, pdRydia
  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia {FJ} (code), (menu) - To access the French option: while booting the game, simultaneously hold down L+R+SELECT. This should prompt you with a screen that asks you to select English or Francais. Choose one and then the game continues as normal. The French option ONLY affects text! To access the Japanese option: there is an option to change the VA between E and J under Shanoa's options menu. The Japanese option ONLY affects VA! SOURCES: gamefaqs.com, pdRydia
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin {J} (code) - VA only; text is unaffected. CODE: Press A while holding L at any of the main menu choices. You will hear a VA clip confirming the activation. SOURCES: gamefaqs.com, pdRydia
  • Chrono Trigger DS {F} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Clubhouse Games {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Color Cross {FS} (auto + menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: U.S. packaging, pdRydia
  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: U.S. packaging, pdRydia
  • Drawn to Life Collection {FS} (auto + menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia, NOTE: This is a compilation, both games will play in French and Spanish.
  • Dream Pinball 3D {FGIS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Easy Piano {FS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Final Fantasy IV DS {FS} (auto) - VA remains in English, but can be turned off. SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift {FS} (menu) - SOURCES: kawaiipikachu, pdRydia
  • Garfield's Nightmare {S} (menu) - SOURCES: Sharecrow
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective {FGIS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn {S} (auto) - SOURCES: U.S. packaging, pdRydia
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Guitar Hero: On Tour {F} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure {FGIS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Just In Time Translations {CFGISJ} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia, NOTE: C stands for Chinese; you can set the interface language to any of the given languages
  • Kirby Mass Attack {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: U.S. packaging, pdRydia
  • Legend of Kage 2 (The) {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (The) {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (The) {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Lock's Quest {F} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor {FGIS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Lost Magic {FGS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Lunar Knights {S} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Mario Kart DS {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes {FS} (menu) - SOURCES: PoisonRamune, pdRydia
  • Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • My Weight Loss Coach {FS} (auto, menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Naruto Ninja Destiny {F} (auto) - VA remains in English. SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Ninja Reflex {FGIS} (auto) - VA changes to target language. SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Orcs & Elves {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Personal Trainer: Math {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Picross 3D {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Picross DS {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Prince of Persia: The Fallen King {FGS} (menu) - SOURCES: PoisonRamune
  • Prism: Light the Way {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Puyo Pop Fever {J} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Puzzle Quest 2 {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Puzzle Quest Galactrix {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Rayman DS {FS} (menu) - VA changes to target language. SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Rubik's World {FS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Scribblenauts {FSP} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Shaun White Snowboarding {FS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Sonic Chronicles {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Sonic Rush {FGIJS} (auto) - VA remains in English and cannot be turned off. SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Sonic Rush Adventure {FGIJS} (auto) - VA remains in English and cannot be turned off. SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Soul Bubbles {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed {FGIS} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Sudoku Ball Detective {FS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Suikoden Tierkreis  {FS} (code) - CODE: Hold L+R while booting the game. OTHER NOTES: Manual in EF only, no S. SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Super Scribblenauts {FSP} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Time Hollow {F} (code) - CODE: Hold L+R while booting the game. SOURCES: enigmaopoeia
  • Touch the Dead {FGIS} (auto + menu) - You are prompted to choose a language upon starting the game. The language pre-selected is based upon your DS settings. SOURCES: pdRydia
  • TouchMaster 3 {F} (auto) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • True Swing Golf {FGIJS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • USA Today Crossword Challenge {S} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise {FS} (menu) - SOURCES: pdRydia
  • Zenses Ocean {FS} (code) - SOURCES: U.S. packaging, pdRydia, gamefaqs.com
  • Zenses Rainforest {FS} (code) - CODE: Hold L+R while booting the game. SOURCES: U.S. packaging, pdRydia


And these are the games that have been checked but play only in English:

#:
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors|
A:
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth | Advance Wars: Dual Strike | Age of Empires: The Age of Kings | Animal Crossing: Wild World | Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney | Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island | Avalon Code |
B:
Bangai-O Spirits | Battleship/Connect Four/Sorry!/Trouble | Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled| Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! | Brain Boost: Gamma Wave | Bust-A-Move DS |
C:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare | Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow | Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles | Chameleon: To Dye For! | Chibi-Robo! Park Patrol | Children of Mana | Contact | Cooking Mama | Cooking Mama 2 | CrossworDS |
D:
Dark Spire (The) | Death, Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom | Digimon World: Dawn| Digimon World: Dusk | Disgaea DS | Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu | Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 | Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime | Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker |
E:
Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest | Elite Beat Agents | Eragon | Etrian Odyssey II | Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City |
F:
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales | Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light | Final Fantasy III | Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings | Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon | From the Abyss | Fullmetal Alchemist: Trading Card Game |
G:
Game & Watch Collection 2 | Geometry Wars: Galaxies | Glory of Heracles | Gunpey DS |
H:
Hannah Montana | Harvest Moon DS | Honeycomb Beat | Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth Remix | Hotel Dusk: Room 215 |
I:
Igor the Game | Impossible Mission | Infinite Space | Insecticide | Intellivision Lives! |
J:
Jake Hunter Detective Chronicles | Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past | Jewel Quest Mysteries |
K:
Kirby Squeak Squad | Kirby: Canvas Curse | Knights in the Nightmare | Korg DS-10 Synthesizer | Kurupoto |
L:
Labyrinth | Legacy of Ys: Books I & II | Legendary Starfy (The) | LOL | Luminous Arc 2 | LUX-PAIN | Luxor: Pharaoh's Challenge |
M:
Magical Starsign | Mah Jong Quest: Expeditions | Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time | Mario Hoops 3 on 3 | Mario Party DS | Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 | Master of the Monster Lair | Math Blaster in the Prime Adventure | MechAssault: Phantom War | Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace | Mega Man ZX | Metal Slug 7 | Meteos | Meteos: Disney Magic | Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt (Demo) | Metroid Prime: Hunters | Metroid Prime: Pinball | Monster Tale | My Virtual Tutor: Reading First to Second Grade | My Word Coach | My World, My Way | Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer |
N:
Namco Museum | Nanostray 2 | Naruto: Ninja Council 3 | Naruto: Path of the Ninja | New Super Mario Bros. | Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends |
O:
Okamiden | Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts |
P:
Personal Trainer: Cooking | Phantasy Star 0 | Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney | Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All | Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations | Pokemon (...Black ...Conquest ...HeartGold ...Pearl ...Platinum ...SoulSilver) | Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of (...Sky ...Time) | Pokemon Ranger (...Shadows of Almia ...Guardian Signs) | Polarium | Populous DS | Princess Debut | Professor Layton and the (...Curious Village ...Diabolical Box ...Unwound Future) | Puchi Puchi Virus | Puzzle Quest |
R:
Ragnarok DS | Resident Evil: Deadly Silence | Retro Game Challenge | Rhythm Heaven | River King: Mystic Valley | Rune Factory (...A Fantasy Harvest Moon ...2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon ...3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon) |
S:
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor | Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey | Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals | Spyro: Shadow Legacy | Star Fox Command | Steal Princess | Steel Horizon| Style Savvy | SudokuMania | Suikoden: Tierkreis | Summon Night: Twin Age | Super Mario 64 DS | Super Princess Peach | Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier |
T:
Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal | Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys | Tetris DS | Tokyo Beat Down | Tony Hawk's American Sk8land | Touch Detective | Touch Detective 2 1/2 | TouchMaster | Trace Memory | Trauma Center: Under the Knife | Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 |
U:
Ultimate Puzzle Games: Sudoku Edition |
V:
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume | Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble! |
W:
Wario: Master of Disguise | WarioWare (...D.I.Y. ...Touched!) | Windy x Windam | A Witch's Tale | WordJong | World Ends With You (The)
Y:
Yoshi Touch & Go | Yoshi's Island DS | Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour | Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007


(I had help in making these lists.
Thanks to VCF forumers: enigmaopoeia, kawaiipikachu, Kreegs, and PoisonRamune.
Also to the PAX EAST '11 handheld enforcers, for allowing me to slowly test every game available in the handheld lounge at PAX.)

07 Sept 15 - Added to list 1 - Big Bang Mini; Color Cross; Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2; Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride; Drawn to Life Collection; Prism: Light the Way; Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise. Added to list 2 - Chameleon: To Dye For!; Chibi-Robo! Park Patrol; Children of Mana; Game & Watch Collection 2; Intellivision Lives!; Labyrinth; Okamiden; Pokemon Conquest; Pokemon Platinum; Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky; Ragnarok DS; Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon; WarioWare: Touched!
22 Oct 11 - Added 4 titles to English only list - Brain Boost: Gamma Wave; Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time; Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia; Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon. Clarified notes on games whose packaging advertises language options.
Added Suikoden Tierkreis to main list.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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