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About this game

nds4droid is a free Nintendo DS emulator. It is still in it's infancy but supports many features you'd expect like save states and sound. It also supports the OUYA game console.

The nds4droid FAQ can be found here: http://jeffq.com/blog/nds4droid-faq/

Unlike other DS emulators nds4droid does not not violate the GPL, and it's completely open source.

Unfortunately, Nintendo DS emulation is still somewhat slow, even on higher end phones, but we'll continue to make improvements :). If you're having trouble with performance, try different "frame skip" options.

Project website: http://nds4droid.com
Updated on
Feb 11, 2016

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3.1
117K reviews
A Google user
January 11, 2020
Meh. It was incompatible with the majority of ROMs I've downloaded so far; except Pokémons Black and White and Mario 64, but when it can run it it works pretty well. I tweaked some of the settings they have to help it run faster, however I'm unsure whether making changes will need to be on a game to game basis. If you have an XBOX or PS4 controller you should attempt hooking it up to your phone because it makes the experience a lot smoother for this and other emulators.
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Makayla Reeves
March 24, 2021
Have been using this app for a few years now on my various devices. The controls can be a bit difficult, especially with games that require multiple buttons to be pressed (e.g. Rune Factory series). Some games have provided problems, such as ACWW (playable, but graphics get weird). And I've had trouble with some games launching. However, this is a solid, ad-free, free ds emulator that has given me few problems and has allowed me to enjoy games I would've otherwise never played or returned to.
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Ali Gyal
July 15, 2021
Its great to play games on, you will need to play with settings a bit to get the best game quality. An issue I've been noticing is that while playing Pokemon Black, when doing a double battle, it glitches. It is very annoying and also at times, the app just won't open. I hope these issues can be resolved cause overall, I like the app.
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What's new

Release 47:
-Adds a new German translation (thanks Nathaniel D.)
-Converted project to Android Studio and moved to GitHub. The source now lives at https://github.com/jquesnelle/nds4droid