Game Melody Oratorio

Game Melody Oratorio teaches simple game melodies via a virtual piano. Featured melodies are Super Mario Bros (Nintendo), Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega), Tetris (Nintendo), Bubble Bobble (Taito) and The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo). An entry for the Neoflash Spring Coding Competition 2008.

Read the readme.txt for more information.

Requires a DS (obviously) and a flash cart, such as a R4. The game will create a save file called "gmo_save.sav" on your flash cart. Works well in DeSmuME, except for saving.

Download: Ver 20080319 - (3MB)

More info about the Neoflash Spring Coding Competition 2008 at Neoflash

Featured at:, DS Fanboy, GBAtemp, GoNintendo, PDRoms, Cubed3,, NDStuff, Byson, GameSetWatch, Insert Credit, Destructoid,

UPDATE 2008/03/21: I've been told that the game may not run if your flash cart doesn't support auto-DLDI patching. If this is the case, you'll need to patch it yourself. DLDI patch tools and instructions are available here.

UPDATE 2008/04/14: Game Melody Oratorio came 4th in the Neoflash Spring Coding Competition 2008. Thanks to everyone who played and reviewed it!

Gameplay video:


18 Response to "Game Melody Oratorio"

  1. Anonymous says:

    hey great work mate , i love your little program , is there a way too vote for your program in the competition ? if not then good luck for the future.
    PS i found out about this on DS Fanboy today .
    Damian, Liverpool UK.

    Anonymous says:


    Thanks for the comment. I actually don't know how the competition works! You can check here for info about the competition itself:,5002.0.html

    Lampada Blu says:

    Great work!

    Can you add the ability to load other songs?

    Anonymous says:

    lampada blu,

    Unfortunately, the way I programmed the game doesn't allow the loading of different songs (each melody has to be put in manually by me). And I'm not advanced enough in DS programming to try something like that yet.

    peanutbutter says:

    Wow this is great! I was impressed hope you make more with more songs!

    Anonymous says:


    Thanks for playing!

    kakashi1000 says:

    This is really great!

    I hope you continue working on this game, it works perfect, the sound is pretty good and I love it's graphics.
    I like so much playing Zelda's theme on the DS.

    If you release a new version with new songs it would be nice to play some other songs that are not of videogames ^^

    And... if you were wondering of translating the game to spanish (i think no lol xD) i can help you :D.

    Oh, i have a question... what's the name of the font used in the top screen in the main menu?

    Thank you and keep up the good work, i will wait a new version of this great homebrew app ;)

    Anonymous says:


    Thanks for playing!

    The font used to write "Game Melody Oratorio" is Avant Garde.

    kakashi1000 says:

    Thank you very much for answering!

    But... i have another question ^_^'... are you going to release the source code?

    I'm learning how to programme for the DS and I think this could help me a lot.
    Thanks again!

    Anonymous says:


    I'm not releasing the source code at this time. If you're learning DS coding, check out if you haven't already - that's where I learned from.

    Anonymous says:

    could someone up the save file it creates? its works, but as it can't create the file it just sits there... 2 sad black screens...


    Anonymous says:

    The save file won't make the game load. What flash cart are you using? and what DS are you using (original or lite)?

    Victor says:

    I'm using a m3perfect (slot2) I've patched with the corresponding dldi...

    the Oratorio 2 works, except that it can't save either... but game melody 1 only starts if it can load or create the file...

    Victor says:

    oh.. and the DS is a classic

    Anonymous says:


    I have no experience with slot-2 carts, so I'm afraid that I can't help you. Sorry. At least Oratorio 2 works for you. eh? :)

    You can always use an emulator, if you want to play Oratorio 1.

    Victor says:

    yeah. not the same though, and the 1st has such great tunes...

    should u someday re-visit this program, you could solve the very same way you solved the 2nd... playing without creating the save file...

    perharps GOM3 with tons and tons of music? XD

    It would be amazing if someday this turned out to be customizable.

    I already knew you didn't knew much about slot2.. I'm the very same guy who commented that on the compo... voted for you.. you did a very nice game

    Thanks ^^

    Anonymous says:


    Thanks for your support in the compo and your comments. If I get the chance, I'll go back and fix GMO for ya, but no promises :)

    Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much men

    Great job

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