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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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Makayla Reeves (Bob)
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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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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A Google user
January 27, 2020
The game worked flawlessly! I was surprised at graphics and how easy it was to move! It was fast for a free emulator! ...Until i saved and left... the game kept on crashing and wouldn't load my files. Every time i opened up one of my nds files i used before, the app crashed. I uninstalled and reinstalled again and again but it never seemed to work.
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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