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The Dark Spire (Nintendo DS)

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In this throwback to the early days of CRPGs you must explore the Dark Spire dungeon with a party of up to four characters.

Party creation is basic by most modern standards. Four races, three alignments, four classes along with five different stat points are all there are to decide what your character is.

These four characters begin the game inexperienced and weak like almost every RPG. They gain skills, power and better quality items as they progress through the various dungeons.

Experience points are spent on skills for the characters, some of these opening the choice to upgrade one of the 4 basic classes to become a different prestige class, offering different abilities.

The game is played without use of the touchscreen and only uses the direction pad and buttons. The top screen displays the party location in 3d and the bottom screen has info on their status.


The Dark Spire Nintendo DS Creating my AWESOME party.
The Dark Spire Nintendo DS The very understated title screen.
The Dark Spire Nintendo DS The game is essentially a <i>Bard's Tale</i> throwback in all but the name.
The Dark Spire Nintendo DS Coming upon a door.

Alternate Titles

  • "幻霧ノ塔ト剣ノ掟" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Play Magazine Apr 14, 2009 9 out of 10 90
ZTGameDomain 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameZone May 06, 2009 7.8 out of 10 78
Destructoid Apr 14, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Age May 06, 2009 B 75
Gamernode Apr 30, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine May, 2009 7 out of 10 70
RPGamer Jun, 2009 3 out of 5 60
Legendra Sep 08, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Games Radar May 18, 2009 6 out of 10 60


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Keeper Garrett (963) added The Dark Spire (Nintendo DS) on May 10, 2009