Top 5 Nintendo DS Emulators for Android

Top 5 Nintendo DS Emulators for Android

There are several Nintendo DS emulators for Android that can offer a good gaming experience. Please ensure that you only use these emulators to play games that you legally own.

1. DraStic DS Emulator:

  • This is a paid app but offers the best performance for DS games on Android. DraStic supports a wide array of games, has controller support, save and resume functions, and even the ability to fast forward games.

2. nds4droid:

  • This is a free Nintendo DS emulator and while it doesn’t have as many features as DraStic, it’s a good option if you’re looking for a free emulator. Its performance can be slower, but updates might have improved it since my last update.

3. RetroArch:

  • RetroArch isn’t a dedicated DS emulator, but a sort of all-in-one that supports a wide range of game systems, including DS through its “DeSmuME” core. RetroArch is free and open-source but can be complex to set up for new users.

4. Citra Emulator:

  • Primarily known for its 3DS emulation, Citra also handles DS games pretty well. It’s a newer option on the scene but has been improving steadily. Keep in mind that you might need a higher-end phone to run this emulator smoothly.

5. SuperNDS:

  • This is another free option available on the Play Store. SuperNDS is user-friendly and comes with a lot of handy features such as save states, customizable controls, and fast forward capabilities.

Remember to regularly check for updates and user reviews of these apps since new emulators might have been released or existing ones might have improved significantly after my last update in September 2021.