How to Play Nintendo DS Games on Android

The Nintendo DS was by far one of my favorite portable game systems.  However, these were the days before smartphone gaming became the norm.  If you’re feeling nostalgic and in the mood to play some DS games on your Android device, it’s very easy thanks to the DraStic DS emulator. Here’s how to play Nintendo DS games on Android:

What You’ll Need:

  • A Nintendo Game (nds Rom)(You can Google it)
  • DraStic DS Emulator (Demo)
  • DraStic DS Emulator (Full)

Step 1: Transferring the Rom to Your Device

The first thing you need to do is transfer the Rom to your device.  If it’s in a .zip archive or .7z folder, extract it and transfer the whole folder to your device.

Step 2: Download Drastic DS Emulator

You can choose to download the demo version, however for full functionality the paid version is what you want.  After you download it, open it and select the location of the game that you want to play.  Now you’re ready to play!  The game I used was Animal Crossing.  The performance was just as smooth as I come to expect from the Nintendo DS and the controls weren’t difficult to operate.  I like how the emulator gives you the options to split your screen horizontally or vertically.