Design a Game for Datel! Competition entries

AMAP4DS – London Underground

AMAP4DS is a simple, fast and easy to use map viewer for the Nintendo DS. It boasts four levels of zoom, ranging from 192 x 192 to 1024 x 1024 pixels, and it makes good use of the host machine’s two screens.

A map of the London Underground is always a handy thing to have when visiting the capital. That’s why there’s usually one printed in the back of your diary. This Nintendo DS version is equally handy. On booting, you get a full map on the lower screen. A small area represented by a flashing grey box is blown up on the upper screen for detail. You can move this grey box around the map with the stylus or the D-pad, allowing you to define which area is offered in detail. At higher zoom levels, the entire map is shown across both screens, with the stylus or D-pad allowing you to move it around to view different parts of the map.

AMAP4DS is a great idea, and one that will prove even more useful as various city maps are released. See for details.

Breakout on the Nintendo DS
Above: The touch screen london underground map

Breakout on the Nintendo DS
Above: The map viewer at full zoom

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Competition entries so far...
Breakout DS Breakout DS
The arcade classic finds its way on to the Nintendo DS thanks to Max Media Player.
DSokoban DSokoban
Clever treasure puzzle game with puzzles ranging from easy-peasy to tricky enough to make you pull your hair out in frustration.
DSudoku DSudoku
The pen-and-paper classic comes to the DS, and the developer has put a great deal of effort into turning it into a videogame.
Earth Invaders Earth Invaders
Positioned at the foot of the screen Space Invaders style, You blasts out bullets with attitude for as long as your stylus is on the touchscreen.
Super Snake DS Super Snake DS
Guide your roving reptile around the screen, eating the fruit and food scattered around the playing area.
Warrior Training Warrior Training
an interesting mix of game styles.
London Underground AMAP4DS
A map of the London Underground is always a handy thing to have when visiting the capital. This is the Nintendo DS version.
Stringy Things Stringy Things DS
Stringy Things DS is a compendium of word games.
Minesweeper Minesweeper DS
Fans of classic gaming will soon be able to play it on the move.
DDRlite DDRlite
It does what it says on the tin, with no real surprises.
Battleship Battleship
Now here’s a game worth playing! A fair old rendition of the classic pencil-and-paper offering.
Memory Memory
What can you say about Memory that isn’t obvious from the screenshots?
Tic Tac Toe Tic Tac Toe
This one’s Noughts and Crosses on the DS.
Prohibition Prohibition
Interesting – an Amstrad CPC game brought to the DS in an unofficial conversion.
Joggle DS Joggle DS
It’s daunting at first, but as you sit and think, all sorts of words present themselves.
PaddleBattleDS PaddleBattleDS
Now here’s a text-book example of how to make good use of the touchscreen and create a game which could only have appeared on the DS.
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