"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" for the Nintendo DS is a fast-paced swashbuckling brawler game that allows players to play all three iconic heroes from the film - Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swann, and William Turner. Each character features a unique and powerful signature move, as well as a complete complement of basic and advanced attack combos to unlock along the way. Players also have a wide variety of weapons at their disposal in the world - everything from spears to bombs to frying pans and chickens. Players earn gold for defeating enemies that allows them to unlock cheats, new player characters, weapons, and concept art from the film.
The DS game follows the film closely, allowing players to experience and explore 7 iconic locations from the film. Multi-card cooperative wireless play is supported, allowing 2 players to cooperatively complete the entire story campaign. Three touch-screen minigames are also included, both as a part of the main story campaign and as an additional wireless multiplayer feature.