Crimson Room on the Nintendo DS is pretty much like Crimson Room on the PC. I say pretty much because the solution to the Crimson Room is slightly different since it’s designed to be solved without using the internet. Instead of a note pad with a web address, you’re given a PDA in one of the drawers. You can escape the Crimson Room by tapping on objects with the stylus to inspect them. Tapping drawers opens them, poking on unseen areas may change the fixed camera to reveal a hidden item. Anything you can pick up is automatically added to your inventory when you touch it. The action takes place on the bottom screen, the top screen shows all the items you collected.
As much as I want to write a fun story about solving the puzzle it would essentially ruin the game. You escape the vector art drawn room the same way each time you play it. In case you can’t break out right away you can save your progress. Once you’re done with the Crimson Room there are three other games from Toshimitsu Takagi to try out: Viridian Room, White Chamber and Blue Chamber. However, each of these games has a single solution too, the same solution as the online flash games. As cool as this series of adventure games is there isn't enough content here to warrant a purchase, especially when you can play the same games online for free (in English too!).