Destination Software

Destination Software
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DSI Games or Nintendo DSi Games?
Founded: January 2001
Defunct: December 2007 (as DSI)
2013 (as a part of Zoo Games)
Headquarters: Moorestown, New Jersey, United States


Destination Software, better known as DSI Games, was an American video game publisher and video game developer. Based in Moorestown, New Jersey, DSI is best known for publishing SNOOD. Their games were mostly published for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, with most of them being ports of another games, although some of their games were also released for the Wii, PlayStation 2 and only one time, Microsoft Windows. In December 2007, they became the North American branch of Zoo Games after being acquired by GreenScreen Interactive Software (along with Zoo Digital Publishing) and renamed Zoo Publishing, Inc. In 2013, all indiePub and Zoo companies were closed.

List of video games

  • Midnight Club: Street Racing (Game Boy Advance) (2001)
  • Snood (Game Boy Advance) (2001)
  • F1 2002 (Game Boy Advance) (2002)
  • Medal of Honor: Underground (Game Boy Advance) (2002)
  • Smuggler's Run (Game Boy Advance) (2002)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf (Game Boy Advance) (2002)
  • Freekstyle (Game Boy Advance) (2003)
  • Gekido Advance: Kintaro's Revenge (Game Boy Advance) (2003)
  • Polly Pocket: Super Splash Island (Game Boy Advance) (2003)
  • Road Rash: Jailbreak (Game Boy Advance) (2003)
  • SimCity 2000 (Game Boy Advance) (2003)
  • Wing Commander: Prophecy (Game Boy Advance) (2003)
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Kien (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Kill Switch (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Monopoly (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Pac-Man World (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Payback (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • R-Type III: The Third Lightning (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Smashing Drive (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Street Jam Basketball (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Wade Hixton's Counter Punch (Game Boy Advance) (2004)
  • Big Mutha Truckers (Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS) (2005)
  • Board Game Classics (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • CandyLand/Chutes & Ladders/Memory (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Centipede/Breakout/Warlords (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Chicken Shoot 1 (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Chicken Shoot 2 (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Connect Four/Perfection/Trouble (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Ford Racing 3 (Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS) (2005)
  • The Game of Life/Yahtzee/Payday) (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Gauntlet/Rampart (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Killer 3D Pool (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Marble Madness/Klax (2005)
  • Millipede/Super Breakout/Lunar Lander (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Mouse Trap/Operation/Simon (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness/Pac-Man World (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Pac-Man Pinball Advance (2005)
  • Pac-Man World 2 (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Paperboy/Rampage (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Pong/Asteroids/Yar's Revenge (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Risk/Battleship/Clue (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Scrabble Blast! (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Snood 2: On Vacation (Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS) (2005)
  • Sorry! / Aggravation / Scrabble Junior (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • Spy Hunter / Super Sprint (Game Boy Advance) (2005)
  • ATV: Thunder Ridge Riders (Game Boy Advance) (2006)
  • Battleship/Connect Four/Sorry!/Trouble (2006)
  • Harlem Globetrotters: World Tour (Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS) (2006)
  • Hot Wheels: All Out (2006) (Game Boy Advance)
  • Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge/World Race (Game Boy Advance) (2006)
  • KerPlunk/Toss Across/Tip It (Game Boy Advance) (2006)
  • Lionel Trains On Track (Nintendo DS) (2006)
  • March of the Penguins (2006)
  • Matchbox Missions: Air, Land & Sea Rescue/Emergency Response (Game Boy Advance) (2006)
  • Monster Trucks Mayhem (Game Boy Advance) (2006)
  • Princess Natasha: Student, Secret Agent, Princess (2006)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots (2006)
  • Uno 52 (2006)
  • Uno/Skip-Bo (Game Boy Advance) (2006)
  • Uno/Skip-Bo/Uno Freefall (Nintendo DS) (2006)
  • The Aly & AJ Adventure (2007)
  • B-17: Fortress in the Sky (2007)
  • Balls of Fury (2007)
  • Betty Boop's Double Shift (2007)
  • Chicken Shoot (Nintendo DS/Wii) (2007)
  • Clue/Mouse Trap/Perfection/Aggravation (Nintendo DS) (2007)
  • Deal or No Deal (Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS) (2007)
  • Dr. Seuss: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (2007)
  • Frisbee Disc Freestyle/Frisbee Disc Golf (Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS) (2007)
  • Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing (2007)
  • M&M's Break' Em (2007)
  • M&M's Kart Racing (2007)
  • Original Frisbee Disc Sports: Ultimate & Golf (Nintendo DS) (2007)
  • Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)
  • Showtime Championship Boxing (Nintendo DS/Wii) (2007)
  • Uno Free Fall (Game Boy Advance) (2007)
  • Wiffle Ball (Nintendo DS) (2007)
  • 1 vs. 100 (2008)
  • ATV: Thunder Ridge Riders/Monster Trucks Mayhem (Nintendo DS) (2008)
  • Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night (Nintendo DS) (2008)
  • Championship Pony (2008)
  • Chess Crusade (Nintendo DS/Wii) (2008)
  • Command and Destroy (2008)
  • Double Sequence: The Q-Virus Invasion (2008)
  • Garfield's Fun Fest (2008)
  • Jeep Thrills (2008)
  • Shining Stars: Super Starcade (2008)
  • Yamaha Supercross (2008)
  • Garfield Gets Real (2009)

Why They and Their Games Sucked

The company

  1. Much like GameMill Entertainment and Blast! Entertainment, they published tons of shovelware games, and didn't care about quality at all. They just cared to get a quick buck, without showing mercy for games they're publishing.
  2. Even when the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube were still having games released from it from other companies, Destination Software absolutely didn't release any of their games for those systems. Instead, they focused on handheld consoles, like the Game Boy Advance or the Nintendo DS, until they started releasing games for home consoles, the PlayStation 2 and mostly the Wii. As mentioned before, they only published one game for the PC.
  3. Like Phoenix Games, Team6 Game Studios, Active Enterprises and Torus Games, they focused on quantity over quality. In their career, they released over 94 games, with lots of flaws, much like in GameMill or Blast!'s games.
  4. They never listened to their fans, unlike Nintendo, Capcom or Ubisoft. They instead kept to publish tons of shovelware titles, like most companies.

Their games

  1. Horrible and poor graphics that look like they came from the PlayStation or Nintendo 64 era. Tons of their games didn't escape from having bad graphics. Instead, many, MANY of their games have bad graphics, even for 2000s standards. Heck, even their last game, Garfield Gets Real also has poor graphics, as what would you expect from DSI.
  2. Most of their ports of other games are watered down. The biggest example is their Marble Madness port for GBA. It only has 3 levels instead of 6, and some enemies, hazards and animations are missing in this port.
  3. Awful controls, and even unresponsive for some of their games, which can result in cheap deaths if you're not playing carefully.
  4. Most of their games are rip-offs of other games, proving they're so unoriginal. For example, M&M's Kart Racing is a oblivious Mario Kart rip-off.
  5. Poor frame rate, similiar to the SNES port of DOOM or the Game Boy port of Mortal Kombat.
  6. Primitive music and sounds in most of their GBA games, even for the platform's standards. Not to mention, similiar to Makon Soft's games, some of the musics are ear-raping and loud, which would make the Game Boy and Game Gear ports of Mortal Kombat 3 sound like Vivaldi.
  7. Some of their games have false advertising. For example, the GBA port of Pac-Man World 2 says that the four Arcade games, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Attack and Pac-Mania were copyrighted before the title screen, but they're nowhere to be seen.

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Comments


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Remely1000

2 months ago
Score 3
This page is well detailed, good work.
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ThePCGamer

2 months ago
Score 3
Thanks! I recreated it, due to generic pointers.
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Allistayrian

2 months ago
Score 3
I agree with that. It's a well done recreation. Blast! also received a big recreation by me.
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Zhuguli232

29 days ago
Score 1
I remember they published GBA port of R-Type III, which it was really bad....
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ThePCGamer

28 days ago
Score 1
If you wanna make a page out of it, go ahead.

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