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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 A large open 3D room
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.

Promo Images

The Dark Spire Screenshot
The Dark Spire Screenshot
The Dark Spire Screenshot
The Dark Spire Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "幻霧ノ塔ト剣ノ掟" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Genmu no Tō to Tsurugi no Okite" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Play Magazine Apr 14, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamervision May 06, 2009 8 out of 10 80
ZTGameDomain 2009 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport Jun 12, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Destructoid Apr 14, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Critics Apr 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GamesRadar May 18, 2009 6 out of 10 60
1UP Apr 24, 2009 C+ 58
Cheat Code Central 2009 2.5 out of 5 50
RPGamer Jun 14, 2009 2.5 out of 5 50


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Keeper Garrett (1051) added The Dark Spire (Nintendo DS) on May 10, 2009
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