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 The very understated title screen.
The Dark Spire Nintendo DS Creating my AWESOME party.
The Dark Spire Nintendo DS The choice of colors and artstyle makes the game's art look more low-tech than it really is.
The Dark Spire Nintendo DS Who else would be there to save the day?

Alternate Titles

  • "幻霧ノ塔ト剣ノ掟" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) May 08, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamervision May 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN Apr 16, 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
Gamernode Apr 30, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
RPGFan May 31, 2009 73 out of 100 73
Game Critics Apr 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GamesRadar May 18, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Cheat Code Central 2009 2.5 out of 5 50


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Keeper Garrett (961) added The Dark Spire (Nintendo DS) on May 10, 2009