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Based on the popular Dreamcast game, Cool Herders was being developed for the DS with an all new adventure!

The young herder Zeus receives a curious note from his friend and rival, Iskur, which leads him out of Zealande to strange and mysterious locations, trying to recover the stolen sheep and understand Iskur's mysterious turn of behaviour!

Cool Herders was originally to be published on the Nintendo DS, but was not completed. Now, ten years later, the 90% complete, fully playable ROM image is available here!


  • 90% complete demo, playable on hardware (with appropriate flash cartridge) or emulation!
  • Four player local wireless multiplayer action! (Playable, but incomplete)
  • All new single-player story mode! (100%)
  • Seven worlds with three stages each (100%)
  • Twelve playable characters, each with their own special, plus secret characters! (100%)
  • Did we mention players have unique specials? (100%)
  • New story mode, new graphics, new sound effects, new gameplay! (95%)
  • All new minigames, playable from outside the story mode (2 complete)
  • Full quality soundtrack!
  • 'Post mortem' document describing what happened to the project
  • Concept artwork included
  • You can watch a full playthrough HERE

    If you are interested in obtaining the demo:

    Download Here

    This is a legal release. The ROM is not public domain but at this time it may be freely distributed. I am the creator and copyright holder of this software. All rights reserved.


    Cool Herders (DC)
    Cool Herders (DS)