Someone ported ‘Counter Strike’ to the Nintendo DS
If the Switch has taught us anything, it’s the virtues of a true portable gaming experience. Look, you can compare it to next-gen consoles whatever you like – yes, we know it doesn’t look as good, and yes, it’s not as powerful, but there’s always something incredibly cool thing to be able to go out Skyrim in a bus.
Obviously, the Switch was far from Nintendo’s first rodeo when it comes to handhelds – one of the most beloved of their lineup is, of course, the DS. It was basically near-perfect technology back then, and it still holds up well today. It could be argued that the main issue with him, in fact, was his flagrant lack of ability to play the original. Counter strike. If this is something that has naturally bothered you all these years, I have a surprise for you.
Here’s a little flashback – check out the launch trailer for CS: GO below.
Thanks to a programmer called Fewnity, the biggest DS problem is finally solved. In a video posted to their YouTube channel, you can watch the game apparently run flawlessly on the system. All the action takes place on the top screen and is controlled with the D-Pad, as well as the touchscreen, which emulates classic keyboard and mouse commands.
Just to make things even more impressive, Fewnity even managed to get the game to work on multiple platforms with the unofficial port of the PS Vita game, as they showed on Twitter in June of last year. Because why not, right?
The programmer first uploaded a video of the game in March 2021, so it’s been a work in progress for some time now. They note in the most recent video description that the port is a work in progress, and that there are still a few bugs, but there is a full download link included, if you want to try it in its alpha state. Apparently multiplayer is on its way in the future as well, so grab your stylus – I’ll see you all on PictoChat.