A skilled programmer is able to release a fan-designed version of Valve’s classic FPS Counter-Strike to the Nintendo DS handheld.
Many gamers have fond memories of Valve’s seminal Tactical FPS title Counter strike. It was considered a monumental landmark in the first-person shooter genre, with its competitive gameplay a topic of discussion several years later. Whether it be Counter-Strike: Classic Where Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, these games are iconic Valve titles, with an active esports scene that continues to this day.
Despite its heritage, the original Counter strike has never been playable except on PC, with attempts to bring it to consoles without success. That should change in the near future, with Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck handheld console. Steam Deck has been a hotly discussed piece of hardware in 2021, gaining traction with people due to its design and portable nature. It also boasts that it will allow players to play their Steam library on the go, with Counter strike being one of the games. However, fans won’t have to wait until February to try. Counter strike on a portable console, because a programmer managed to bring this FPS to the Nintendo DS.
Under the name of Fewnity, this fan shows how Counter strike has been adapted for the Nintendo DS. This includes programming the DS touchscreen to use certain functions while the top screen shows the current action. This includes the weapon switch on the bottom screen, as well as a portion of it that can control the player’s first person view. The D-pad is used to control the player’s movements, while other buttons are used for guns. Some of the weapons included in this version include a sniper rifle, submachine gun, pistols, and melee knife.
Fewnity developed this version of Counter strike on DS for a while now, with this latest video showing gamers can try it out for themselves with an alpha release. They note that this version has both unfinished single player and multiplayer WIP modes, although matches with bots are currently possible. Other missing features include other weapons such as grenades and other equipment, as they are not currently programmed in this version.
Either way, it’s impressive how well the developer has implemented in this modified version of Counter-Stricycle, like compatibility with Nintendo’s Rumble Pack, weapon swapping and even cross-play with the PS Vita on a dedicated server. Players can download this DS version of Counter strike via a link in the video description.
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