Excerpt: Front Mission for the DS is a revamped version of the first Front Mission which was released by Square Enix for the SuperNES in Japan only. Those of us in the States have only seen installments 3 and 4 for the Playstation and PS2 respectively.
Excerpt: Front Mission for the DS is a slightly upgraded version of two games that never reached North American shores: Front Mission and Front Mission: Gun Hazard , both of which appeared on the Super Famicom.
Summary: Front Mission is one series that isn’t really ever on the radar of gamers, Front Mission 3 and 4 sold moderately well at best. So it’s puzzling to see Square-Enix take the original Front Mission from the SNES days and port it over to the DS.
Conclusion: And that's Front Mission on the DS: essentially the same game that didn't come out over here on the SNES 12 years ago. Except better, and with more content, and with easy touchscreen navigation of menus.