Best Homebrew Nintendo DS Games

Used to have quite a few homebrew apps listed here but now just want to display the best of the best (obviously my opinion no doubt). No more DLDI patching required as current slot-1 cards have that built-in and it’s automatic.

Puzzle Maniak

Puzzle Maniak is based off Simon Tatham’s Portable Puzzle Collection which is for PC, Mac and Linux and now being brought to the DS. Easily the best homebrew period. Unlimited gameplay as all puzzles are generated on-the-fly with algorithms. Also has ability to play your mp3s if you put them in /mp3 directory. Subdirectories work too..No shuffle though.
official homepage download PuzzleManiak 3.6a released Jan 7, 2008 3.3MB

Contains 27 games: Tents, Dominosa, Mines, Bridges, Light Up, Pattern, Net, Untangle, Sudoku, Galaxies, Slitherlink, Blackbox, Mastermind, Map, Filling, Solitaire, Sixteen, Fifteen, Slant, Rectangles, Netslide, Samegame, Unequal, Flip, Inertia, Twiddle and Pyramid (adaptation of Cube).

Help is included for each game in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese and ?.

Slitherlink is my favorite but prefer to play the Japanese title screenshots and movie
0678 – Puzzle Series Volume 5 – Slither Link

Other favorites include Light Up Japanese title screenshots
0923 – Puzzle Series Volume 12 – Akari

Also like Bridges, Net, Galaxies, Rectangles, Slant, Filling, Pattern

Lost Cities DS

Lost Cities DS is my 2nd favorite homebrew. download
official homepage

L key rearrange and groups all colors together. Usually in real life you do this in your hand.
R key zooms in if you can’t see the numbers. I don’t need to do this can see them fine.

Don’t know how to play. Read Lost Cities Quick Help

Set DS

Set DS – the game set, find a set of 3 cards, must be either:
all the same color or all different
all the same number or all different
all the same shape or all different
all the same fill (hollow, shaded, filled) or all different.
To learn how to play or try it online see official site or fan site.…homepage SetDS

LMP-ng iPod Clone

iPod Clone just put mp3s or oggs in a directory or subdirectories. Looks like an ipod and functions exactly like one too. Moonshell is crap for one reason, it can’t do recursive directories like LMP-ng can. MP3 files can be located anywhere on your memory card and LMP-ng will find them. This is included with acekard 2 firmware so no need to download if you have acekard 2.
To install just make sure you have /lmp-ng/ directory on the root of your memory card.

Use fingers or touch pen is for the most part self explanatory.
Adjust volume by spinning in a circle.
Tap middle to navigate song mode then spin in a circle.

Volume up/down – R or L trigger (hold)
Navigate song – Dpad R or R & L trigger (hold)
Next song – A
Previous song – Y
Pause – B
Menu – Dpad L or X
Select – Lock buttons

Click screenshots to download lmp-ng skin (these below are my favorites) more can be found here. Copy the .zip skin to \lmp-ng\skins\ directory.
Acekard 2 users copy to \_ak2\ui\lmp-ng\

My favorite lmp-ng skins are: Cobalt, iPhone, Metallic, Pink, Black and Sketch.

DS Bible

Awesome homebrew app DS Bible so you don’t need to lug your scriptures to church. 5.2MB (contains 4 versions of bible)

LDS Scriptures Nintendo DS Bible
already contains King James Version of bible kjv.txt
Download Book of Mormon, D&C, Pearl of Great Price 636KB

To see homepages of these homebrew games and apps check here. — guides/tutorials and software for Whatsapp Mods. Updated June 11, 2021

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