Since the Nintendo DS and the iPhone are the two largest current touch game consoles, it’s not surprising that a lot of game ideas are being shared between the two. Phoenix Wright, originally a DS game, recently launched on the iPhone and that got Gamezebo thinking about other DS and GBA games that would make and should be great iPhone games. Their final list numbers 7:
1. Ninjatown Granted we’ve seen some iPhone entries in the series (like the recent Ninjatown: Trees of Doom), but the original Ninjatown for the DS was a fantastic tower defense game with a great story, a game that would fit perfectly on the iPhone.
2. Scribblenauts A DS game that is only limited by the player’s imagination, Scribblenauts poses puzzles that can be solved any number of ways. The player types a word and the creates their entry (want an escalator? Dynamite? Jesus?). The text entry feature would work perfectly with the iPhone’s on-screen keyboard.
3. Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! Or, Elite Beat Agents in America. Osu! is a rhythm game that has players tapping circles and drawing lines to the beat of a pop soundtrack. The touch screen feature would transfer to the iPhone without a hitch, although since the top screen was used to tell the story there would be some redesign needed.
4. 3D Hidden Picture A Japan-only DS game that has players searching for hidden objects in a 3D world. Tilting the screen causes the perspective to change, and seems like a great fit for the iPhone.
5. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass A Zelda game using the touch feature to navigate the world and fight enemies. Although since it’s a Nintendo creation, this one will never end up on the iPhone, a good Zelda clone is a possibility.
6. Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 The worlds of Disney and Square Enix blend together in this action-RPG. Unlikely to appear as a port on the iPhone as none of the other Kingdom Hearts games have been ports, it is a possibility that a new game in the series might be developed solely for the mobile platform.
7. Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand The sole GBA game in the list, Boktai was an ingenious vampire-hunting action-RPG. The cartridge came with a photometric sensor that allowed the game to tell when it was in sunlight. Players would actually have to take the game outdoors to charge up their sun-powered weapons. Honestly, it would be great to see a new Boktai on any platform at all.
What do you think? Are there any games that should be added to this wishlist? Let us know in the comments!