Quake II Unofficially Available For The Nintendo DS

Quake II DS (Images courtesy Drunken Coders)
By Andrew Liszewski

Ok, so maybe they don’t take the best screenshots in the world, but the Drunken Coders have pulled off some impressive feats of hackery with the Nintendo DS. A few days shy of a year ago they released a version of Quake that could be played on the handheld system, and over the past weekend they’ve now released a DS compatible version of its sequel, Quake II.

Just like with porting the original Quake, bringing Quake II to the Nintendo DS wasn’t an easy task, particularly since the sequel stresses the CPU even further with more detailed levels, models and even textures. And while wifi multiplayer unfortunately isn’t available, the game apparently runs at a decent framerate which is the most important thing. If you want to try it out for yourself you can find the free downloads on the DrunkenCoders Quake II DS page, but you’ll also need the pak files from the full or shareware version of the game, and of course a homebrew card for your NDS.