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DraStic is pretty awesome for DS emulation. Bear in mind that it is paid though. Not very expensive, but still.
DraStic on Google Play.
I like Drastic. It's not exactly cheap, but great bargain for how well it runs. I've used it on multiple devices without issues from the cheapo Moto E4 to my Note 8 and various devices in between. Doesn't seem to drain battery that badly either.
It is the best DS emulator for android
Best DS emulator by far is Drastic, I couldn't recommend anything else. If you reeealy didn't want to pay you could go with an alternative, but it's not worth it tbh.
Just a heads up, if you check out the wiki in the sidebar it has emulator recommendations for just about every platform.
If you're wanting to emulate PMD2 on the big screen, I don't think an emulator on the Wii is the way to go. You'd have a lot more luck with an Android device running DraStic or a PC running DeSmuME.
I don't think the bot wants to lick you, but anyways here ya go:
Drastic DS Emulator - Price: 5.99$ - Rating: 4.6/5 - Search for drastic DS Emulator on the Play Store
> DS games CAN be emulated but I absolutely hate the dual screen nature of emulated DS games, it just isn't nice to look at no matter how I tweak things.
Check out DraStic. DS is fantastic on Android, as the touch screen stuff translates directly.
Emulate the Nintendo DS on Android smartphones/tablets with decent accuracy and playable speeds. It's available on the Play Store.
It's a pretty great bit of work, actually- I recommend it, if emulation's your thing.
Drastic is honestly the only DS emulator I would recommend. It is compatible with Android 2.3 or newer. I would recommend paying the couple bucks for it because any free version is illegitimate and will likely cause issues.
DraStic is. And yes, it's worth paying for. If you've got a flagship from the last 3 years or newer then you'll run pretty much anything on this.
On Android there is a $5.99 Nintendo DS emulator [link]
You can also "buy" additional features off the gameboy advance emulator in the Windows Store (VBA10 I believe).
Generally speaking a number of currently updated emulators these days are open source, and it would be a little funny to sell software that anyone could modify and compile on their own. But back then there was a PSx and Dreamcast emulator being sold IIRC and was closed source.
Note that so long as the application does not render or perform the same "calculations" (can't think of a better word for this) as the product it's emulating there should be no problems whatsoever.
Side note, for anyone reading this, emulation isn't illegal. The software it runs is a different story, but if you can get the Playstation 2 menu to boot up on the xbox one on your own then it's perfectly fine. Emulators CAN work on the Xbox One, and no doubt we'll be seeing one commercially very soon.
No expert on Pokemon here but the best and easiest way to play NDS Pokemons is with the emulator DraStic.
DraStic works flawlessly and is worth the $5 x 10 vs shoddy free emulators you might find.
Show your thanks to the developer by purchasing the Android version!
Hey everyone! We've been stuck with a pretty bad Nintendo DS Emulator until now! DraStic has been ported over to the Classics systems thanks to the original programmer Exophase. Along with the help of MadMonkey and DanTheMan we now have an excellent working emulator for a TON of DS games. So far it's been discovered that games that heavily utilize the microphone are not compatible as of right now. But that still leaves a huge game library you can use on your system. Hope this was helpful!
Do yourself a favour and get the superior DraStic Emulator. [link]
This emulator won't force you to rate it 5-stars just to save your game. Lol.
Link for emulator, install it: [link]
Then go to: [link]
Download the Roms you want or you can just Google "DS roms".
After downloading, copy these roms to a folder. When you open the emulator it will open as a file browser from where you can browse to the rom directory and click on rom file to open.
If you don't know how to copy or move files in android, download any file explorer or ES file explorer from play store.
Let me know if you face any problems. I play ps1 games, never tried ds but procedure should be same. :)
No need to root btw.
DraStic emulator, like you said, is the best way to play the original trilogy. I played the first game on my PC a long time ago, however, I played the entirety of the second game, Justice For All, and it was pretty good.
The DS' touch function works amazingly when translated to mobile, and you can get through the entire game without using clunky touch controls.
It does cost like $5, but it's a good deal for what is hours upon hours of entertainment. Plus, ROMs don't cost money.
>Could you perhaps recommend the best version (of drastic) you might have used to play through the trilogy on your phone?
Not sure what you mean by that. There's only one version of DraStic on the Play Store.
However, if you meant a different emulator, I very briefly tried this one because it was free, but the ads are annoying, and I bought/switched to DraStic 5 minutes in.
0 chance. It is too much to handle and even if it wasn't there is not much new development going on in the PSP scene. (Mostly fan translations and a few homebrews popping up here and there) What kind of phone do you have? For DS emulation on the Go this is about all I have been able to find that works well....
I use the DraStic DS emulator, and I currently have Pokemon Soul Silver and Pokemon Black loaded onto it. The touchscreen controls can be a little wonky sometimes, but pokemon isn't a very high fidelity game, anyway.
DraStic DS Emulator is $5.99 on the Play store. I tried nds4droid, Pretendo, and Smart DS but only DraStic can actually play the games on my phone. In my opinion, $5.99 is an absolute steal.
You could buy the Drastic app and download the roms for Phoenix Wright and Hotel Dusk otherwise the Layton games found in the Play Store have good detective stories but the actual gameplay is just a bunch of random puzzles
Layton games: [link] (if this link doesn't work just search the Play Store for "Level 5"
Emulate DS and PSP.
On DS is obviously the first 3 Etrian Odyssey games and SMT Strange Journey and on PSP there is Class of Heroes 1 & 2, Elminage Original, and Unchained Blades. Since you mentioned Disgaea on PSP there are the ports of 1 & 2 plus Phantom Kingdom, Phantom Brave, and Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman.
And for the ROM of the game, I can't tell you where I got it, both because it's been a while and I can't remember, and because even if I could remember I probably wouldn't be allowed to post the link. Google will help you with that.
Android device is where it's at. Plays great on a tablet or phone. Check out the /r/EmulationOnAndroid wiki page for emulator info, but what you're looking for is Drastic.
Alternately, there's a ROMhack that removes the touchscreen elements.
For YouTube ad blocking:
YouTube Vanced + MicroG. (I'd personally go with the one listed as White/Black).
For Nintendo DS Emulation:
DraStic DS Emulator.
Yep, agreed completely. I recommend the English fan-translation of Culdcept DS. It's a game that plays a bit like a cross between Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering (or some other CCG). You go around a board collecting tolls and 'buying' squares like monopoly, but you summon creatures on those squares rather than making buildings, and level them up to make them stronger and increase their tolls. An opponent landing on your square can either pay the toll or fight your creature with one from their hand. Both battlers can also boost their creature's stats during battle using single-use equipment cards.
EDIT: It should be mentioned that DraStic is the best DS emulator available for Android, and is well worth the $5 price tag. I wouldn't settle for anything else, myself (especially since all the other options I've found are super slow unless you have an extremely powerful phone/tablet).
There is an DS emulator on the play store called Drastic which is arguably the most stable DS emulator out there. That's what I used to play 999.
Also try out DraStic, which in my experience is the most stable DS emulator, ROMs are at the same link as the PSP one in my previous post.
Couldn't find the game, but the screenshot is of the "DraStic DS Emulator" Nintendo DS emulator app for Android. The game should a RPG some of type, but it might just be a demo to show off the emulator.
In addition to what other people are saying I would recommend Drastic NDS emulator if you aren't already using it. I know it's not free but out of all the NDS emulators I've tried it is by far the best one as far as performance.
Here's how you edit the gamepad layout for all you curious to know
I'm using Drastic Emulator for NDS emulation
Assuming you have an x86 based Chromebook you should be able to install Linux, then use Proton to install Civilization III or IV. Though you made need to modify some things. Those should run adequately on any Chromebook. Also, Freeciv. You could also play Civilization Revolution for the Nintendo DS through a DS emulator in the Google Play Store. I would avoid the official Google Play Store Civilization if possible, but maybe they are worth a try too as another commenter mentioned.
DraStic is currently the best emulator that runs DS ROMs smoothly in HD. Personally, it's definitely worth the purchase as other emulators lag and are barely playable. Don't bother looking for DraStic apks online since they don't work. For further questions look on r/EmulationOnAndroid.
The Google Play link for DraStic is here: [link]
There are a couple more steps required to get it up and running with ROMs, but it's pretty easy.
I'm a bit wary of linking directly to a specific ROM site here, but if you do a search for "Nintendo DS ROMs," there are a few out there that should show up.
The latest official ones you can play are probably Pokemon black/white 2 in NDS emulator. You can also, play HeatGold/SoulSilver which are enhanced remakes of pokemon gold/silver on NDS emulator. You can play older games in GBA emulator. You have to just open the rom through the emulator to play it.
This is the best NDS emulator for Android: DraStic.
For GBA there is: MyBoy
I'd reccomend Drastic for NDS emulation. Yes, it's a paid app but I've literally used it for years now and haven't had a problem with it yet. Regarding ROM's, there's a lovely rom site of you just Google for it.
Comprei faz um tempo com os créditos do reward o Drastic, emulador de Nintendo DS. Existem vários jogos de DS focados somente no touchscreen (professor layton, ace atorney), além dos jogos que tu pode jogar com o virtual pad (pokémon e afins).
Recomendo muito, abre um leque enorme de jogos para se jogar, além de ser o melhor emulador de DS (até mesmo que os de Windows).
If you have an Android phone, you could use Drastic. [link]
Yes, it costs money, but it can play other DS games at high resolution, and I find games like Ace Attorney work well when you disable buttons and just use the "touch screen" on the phone. Combine the features of a shortcut to launch the game directly and auto save states when closing the app (and resumes that save state when you launch it again), it almost feels like a real Android game.
I'm playing AAI2 translation right now on my phone.
DraStic is the only one you should bother with. ~~I think they have a free version to try~~ I was mistaken, I was thinking of another app, but trust me when I say its well worth purchasing.
If you have Android, buy the Drastic Nintendo DS app and download the Pokemon black ROM on one of the many ROM/emulator websites.
PS don't use cheats. I had 6 badges when I found out about the cheats. It totally killed my drive to keep going. Before that, I wa so proud of my progress. What an amazing game
Drastic is an awesome emulator for GBA and nds. Its pay to use but I love the damn thing and I had some googlebucks from doing surveys on Google rewards. It has a lot of controller support as well as customizable screen layout and onscreen controller layout. All in all a really good time waster. Best part is, it's on android so you can take your GBA and nds emulation on the road.
Edit: here it is
Pokemon, if you can. There's an emulator for android called Drastic, which will let you play all the Nintendo DS games up to Black/White 2.
If you're on iOS, you can use one of the Game Boy Advanced emulators they offer.
Pokemon is great for trips :)
[link] is the only place to get it. If you're referring to any kind of unofficial place it's against the rules here to ask for or post such things, so I'm sure that's not what you mean
You could get emulators
Drastic ds emulator
Whenever I get downtime this is generally what i'm playing. I haven't used drastic emulator yet but the reviews look pretty positive.
I love the setup that DraStic has: single purchase for the full version, but free demo with all features apart from save states/savegames unlocked and limited runtime. Half an hour is more than enough to find out if it's compatible with your device.
Please add landscape support to the DS emulator. This is a must for em so I can use my Moga with it in the stand. Similar to this:
I would also like to tack on DraStic. It's around $6 for the full version, but has a free demo. And it's sooo worth it to be able to play DS games too! (Not 3ds games though...)
Drastic is currently the best one, I've played a lot of games on it and it works great.
It does cost a bit but it's worth it.
If you're interested in it you should try the demo.
Or, if you have and android phone, try DrAstic (paid but worth it) for touchscreen, or if you have a touchscreen display that'll work too.
You said you're playing on a tablet so I assume you're using the DraStic emulator. The team stated that they don't have any plans to emulate Wi-Fi/Mutiplayer support. So sadly, no.
According to r/EmulationonAndroid, DraSticIs the best DS emulator availbible.
As for the ROM file, you’re on your own. A lot of subs have issues linking ROMs and I don’t know the rules for this own. So you’re on your own for this one.
tachiyomi, if you like reading manga/comics (free)
drastic if you want the best emulator for nds on android (paid)
The old Java version predates current tech. You'd be easier playing this on a Nintendo DS emulator like Drastic.
I remember playing it, a great game for a phone at the time. Oddly enough created by John Carmack, the creator od Doom.
For Android, you can use Drastic emulator. It's compatible with all NDS games, which includes both gen 4 and 5.
I would recommend using an emulator instead. There are a PSP and a Nintendo DS (DSiWare) version of this card game. The PSP version looks a little sharper, but the DS version has the advantage of having touch controls. Use DraStic DS Emulator ($5) and PPSSPP (free) respectively.
Note that while there are also free DS emulators, those are funded by ads and no better in terms of privacy than the Uno game. The free PPSSPP does not have ads or any privacy-invading features however.
if you want a "demo" of the game, you can look into the Nintendo DS version of Disgaea. it's super easy to find online and plays almost the same as the Android version. Theres lots of free NDS emulators
and here's a NDS emu for Android, which you can use to play a ton of really good Strategy RPG games (not idle tho!)
Drastic DS is easily the best for the DS era, it isn't free however.
Gameboid for GBA, not sure if it's still on the play store but was always easy to use
Drastic DS Emulator
This is a great list for Android phones too, since Retroarch gets you access to everything here but DS, 3DS, and C64 out of the box, and DraStic covers DS.
There's also a menu/battle text translation for Cid to Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon - Tokiwasure no Meikyuu DS+, but I can't link directly to it because it's not a patch but a prepatched ROM. This page might help, though.
For DS, DraStic is a safe emulator.
RetroArch also has a DS emulator core, but it is more complicated to get set up. It's also free.
Step one purchase DraStic from the play store. [link]
Step two go to a good search engine like [link] and type in "pokemon blaze black 2"
Short answer? No.
It seems like your phone has a midrange processor: Exynos 7 Octa 7885. This is what is holding back your performance.
Exynos in general seems to fall short in comparison to the Snapdragon processor found in the US, but even still, Citra tends to need around a Snapdragon 845 or equivalent to run most things at playable speeds with the current unofficial build anyways.
Maybe once the official Citra 3DS Emulator on Android releases, things might be different for midrange devices: [link]
For now, stick to DS Games and below. DraStic is the best for this, good luck: [link]
Buy: DraStic DS emulator. It runs games perfectly even on potato devices and will give you a ton more options that are perfect for that age. [link]
DS Game suggestions: Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Dragon Quest Heroes Rocket Slime, Steal Princess, Ni no Kuni - Shikkoku no Madoushi (English Patched).
If she doesn't have a controller get her an Xbox One controller. Perfect for emulators and games like Minecraft and Stardew Valley. If the controller is too expensive see if you can buy a used one, maybe from a friend? Just make sure it is the revised Xbox One controller or else it won't work wirelessly.
An alternative controller would be the Ipega 9083 which will make the tablet like a Nintendo Switch.
Some Android games on sale that are good games but honestly can't say if they are appropriate for a 10 year old. Muse Dash, Hatoful Boyfriend, Reigns Her Majesty.
And this is the emulator: [link]
Coloring book style? Well I'm currently playing Picross 3D via Drastic and the whole thing feels natural on smartphones. No ads or IAPs either
You can use DeSmuME on Windows or DraStic on Android for emulation. Feel free to ask if you need help with anything.
If the server is down, then there's probably nothing you can do on your end.
Puzzle Quest 2 was also released on the Nintendo DS if you feel like going the emulation route, but you'd have to buy DraStic to play it since free emulators don't seem to be as good. Play area is smaller, but this is the only other way you'd be able to play the game...probably.
Anyone that doesn't want to search for and pay for a DS that has an Android phone can use this instead. Just search Google for DS Roms.
I've been playing Sonic and Mario games for a week now since I bought it.
Most people use Drastic for their DS Emulator. Then you just need ROMS (the actual file of the DS game itself) which you must provide yourself or somewhere else. Then once you have the ROMS on your actual phone then Drastic can play those files and now you have classic Pokemon on the go.
In fact, ePSXe is sold at a price so they profit off of this emulation program
Nintendo emulators are sold at a price too.
Slow? So it's a speed issue?
Sorry I just saw the rest of your original post. DeSMuMe is only compiled/optimized for x86_64 architecture, and your android device most likely uses the ARM architecture. You will need a DS emulator that's optimized for ARM. The most popular one is called DraStic. It's worth the cost.
Drastic 3ds emulator for Android is simply the best for ds games up until black and white 2.. its very affordable too. it even allows to speed up the everything as in VBA emulator without even using any codes. oh and it lets you make custom inbuilt date and time that affects certain events in many games. Icing on the cake: it has cheats codes inbuilt for every Pokemon game (all ds releases up until bw2) in it excluding the hack roms.
The best and closest are the Rune Factory DS games using DraStic but you are probably going to want a controller for the nicest experience.
Not sure what your personal stance is on emulation, but Puzzle Quest 1 and 2 were both released on the Nintendo DS. As a result, you can play them on your phone using an emulator such as Drastic and enjoy the shit out of them again without the festering taint of microtransactions.
And for the record, should you be on board with emulating them, there are multiple DS emulators for Android, but they are all far and away bested by Drastic. It is, hands-down, well worth the asking price of the app IMO.
Dude, use Drastic. Desmume is not that great on PC, and not particularly performant on Android either. Drastic is currently the best DS emulator for any platform, at least until Corgi and Melon mature.
> I tried it, but it sadly needs the R button which is kind of broken on mine ^^'
I had similar issues with my L button and top screen failing on my NDS Lite.
If you have an Android phone, you can get DraStic and a bluetooth controller and go nuts with DS games.
For most older systems there are a couple of good options, but the emulator I use most is DraStic for DS games. Its the only one I've found that runs games stable and fast, and there are a ton of input options/customization.
I've yet to encounter a game that DraStic doesn't play with full compatibility. If you buy it, be sure to sign up for the beta (see drastic-ds.com for details) so that you always get the latest version.
I'd cross post this to /r/EmulationOnAndroid for more specific feedback.
Yes but you will need a good DS emulator. I've never emulated DS with my cellphone or pc. But i have a friend who recommended me this DS emulator. for android.
Personally i have this emulator on my Moto G2, never failed me :) i play Red rescue team and Pokémon Pinball R/S
> But that's a little different because there wasn't (and still isn't) a good emulation option for the NDS.
Maybe not for PC, but there's DraStic DS for Android. It's absolutely flawless. I've played through many games with it on phone and tablet, including a few VNs like 999 and Time Hollow, Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier (phew, what a name), much of Trauma Center: Under the Knife and more recently, The World Ends With You. I'm also in the middle of Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia right now.
A few of those games I played on the original hardware, and have a contrast and compare. No complaints at all with the emulation. Well, except with TWEWY I played the heck out of it so much I wore the nib out on my Directstylus, all the way to the metal underneath. Yikes. I just use finger swipes now works fine anyway with my Shield K1's 8" screen in portrait.
I'm using the DraStic emulator on Android to replay Heart Gold. I'm pretty sure it's like $5.99. The price doesn't show for me since I've already bought it, but here's the link:
If you have an android you can buy a DS emulator that is really good. I used it until I had enough to buy a 3ds and soul silver and other pokémon games. Not sure how much it is now since I bought it a long time ago
Check out "DraStic DS Emulator" - [link]
I thought that was a well-made parody when I first looked at it ...
Meanwhile, while people are claiming you can't have games like SK in the mobile platform, we have entire handheld consoles emulated on them.
Ah well, too late anyways.
This [link] (also has demo version)
and then Shin Megami Tensi Strange Journey
Hope emulation counts since this game is suberb.
>There are successful mobile devs that develop only for android or android first?
That's a ds emulator that's sold half a million copies at $6 a pop.
Drastic is the only one really worth using. It's pretty great.
Do bear in mind our subreddit rules in future! Rule 2's particularly relevant here- the Emulation Wiki is perfect for queries like this.
I used this emulator: [link]
It is a bit expensive, but it runs every DS game I've tried at full speed and is an all around great emulator. If you don't want to pay any money you can emulate it on PC with DeSmuME.
the best NDS emulator I've ever found is for Android. I really don't understand why it's still so hard for a PC to emulate it without being total shit.
Well for me its been this so far:
Drastic DS Emulator
personaly, for the 3 Castlevania DS games, and lets not forget the best possible mobile Hearthstone experience !
I got you.
Mesen. Runs great and is very accurate.
Higan, for super accuracy.
SNES9x, for accessibility/features.
Mupen64Plus, for accuracy.
Project64, for a better interface.
Dolphin. Just great. Use the nightlies, they are way ahead of the latest stable release and usually work very well.
Gameboy Advance (plus color/OG):
mGBA. Very decent. Also has an android core in RetroArch.
DeSmuME. Not great, but for now the best on PC.
DraStic. Paid app on Android, but a great emulator.
Citra. Works well for some games, but still in development.
Cemu. Works well for lots of games, but still has issues. Needs good hardware.
Yabause, not perfect compatibility, but making good strides and has more features than other emulators.
BlastEM. The best for accuracy.
Kega Fusion. Not perfect, but also supports a bunch of other Sega consoles.
DEmul, good for some games, but not very accurate.
NullDC, Reicast and ReDream are three in development emulators. NullDC is probably the most promising and might run some games better than DEmul.
PCSX-Reloaded PGXP. Generally runs well and has some nice features.
Not as good as Dolphin for the Wii, but a pretty mature emulator that runs most games well.
RPCS3. Runs some games pretty well, others not at all, but overall moving in great stried. Needs powerful hardware.
PPSSPP. Runs very well, even on Android.
MAME. It's the go to for arcade stuff, there's an archive of about 60 gigabytes with a shit load of games.
(You also have to get them up to date to the current 0.198)
This is a pretty good resource for emulators:
Although nowadays many have their own wiki with help and tips. Although some also don't and information is cluttered all over the web.
I grabbed a ds emulator after getting bored of Pokémon go and am having a blast.
Edit: For everyone asking, I use drastic for the emulator, emuparadise for ROMs, and a gameSir controller as the controller.
The same dev of gPSP made Drastic, the Android DS emulator. He's very talented.
Step 3: enjoy the freedom while downloading
Dolphin (not on play store)
And many more!
As for non-play store apks you have to enable unknown sources which it will ask you to do on first install attempt.
Easy, Drastic! Best DS emulator by far.
This is a 2 part theme for the DraStic NDS Emulator. The theme contains various backgrounds and virtual controllers.
To install download and place the desired backgrounds in the DraStic "backgrounds" folder, and the virtual controllers in the DraStic "virtual_controller" folder.
Backgrounds available in 18.5:9(Newer Samsung Devices) & 16:9(Standard), all in WQHD resolution. As time allows I have planned 2 additional virtual controllers and more backgrounds. This comment will continue to get edited with all updates.
I wanted the button animations to look "real" so the pressed button graphics resemble an actual pressed button...let me know what you think.
Got this from another redditor:
Nowadays many have their own wiki with help and tips. Although some also don't and information is cluttered all over the web.
I suggest this:
The excellent Drastic Emulator and New Super Mario Bros. for DS
DraStic costs money, and it's had more than a million purchases on the Play Store.
I own a Shield Portable and I guess I post some stuff I have in it which you should look into it if you can. NOTE: I don't know what type of games you like to play so, this list is going to be general of choice with link of the game to look into.
Emulator: (This is the one I install in mine and use the most for what I play. They're other in the Android market which might be good or bad but the one below is the one which work fine).
DraStic: Nintendo DS emulator ([link])
ePSXe: Ps1 emulator ([link])
MD.emu: Sega Genesis emulator ([link])
MegaN64: N64 emulator ([link])
My Boy!: GBA emulator ([link])
My OldBoy!: Gameboy/Color emulator ([link])
NEO.emu: Neo Geo emulator ([link])
NES.emu: NES emulator ([link])
NGP.emu: Neo Geo Pocket emulator ([link])
PCE.emu: TurboGrafx emulator ([link])
PPSSPP: PSP emulator ([link])
Snes9x EX+: Snes emulator ([link])
Android Games: This is the one I install in mine. They're other games in the Android market which might be good or bad but the one below is the one which work fine).
Hitman GO: ([link])
Lara Croft GO: ([link])
Deus Ex GO: ([link])
Goat Simulator: ([link])
Half-Life 2: ([link])
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour: ([link])
GTA: Chinatown Wars: ([link])
The Bard's Tale: ([link])
PAC-MAN 256 - Endless Maze: ([link])
Doom & Destiny: ([link])
Doom & Destiny Advanced: ([link])
Dungeon Hunter 4: ([link])
FINAL FANTASY IV: ([link])
FINAL FANTASY VI: ([link])
Max Payne Mobile: ([link])
Syberia 2: ([link])
Castle of Illusion: ([link])
CHRONO TRIGGER: ([link])
Dungeon Hunter 5: ([link])
FINAL FANTASY III: ([link])
FF IV AFTER YEARS: ([link])
FINAL FANTASY V: ([link])
LEGO Batman: ([link])
PAC-MAN CE DX: ([link])
Rayman Fiesta Run: ([link])
Secret of Mana: ([link])
Zero Punctuation: Hatfall: ([link])
Asphalt 8: Airborne: ([link])
Commander Genius: ([link])
Giana Sisters: ([link])
MORTAL KOMBAT X: ([link])
I believe this is known to be the "best" DS emulator: [link]
+1 for DraStic
Totally worth the $5.
DraStic DS. It's not free ($4.99), but everything else sucks; the free ones aren't worth using at all.
As for features, it's got gamepad support, will have no issues playing (as far as I can tell) every game in the NDS library (not sure about DSi), has multiple shader options, and supports high resolution 3D rendering. It also supports background skins.
Examples (using Infinite Space):
blank background vs. custom black NDS background skin
Teal and black skins that fit for the Shield's 16:10 ratio. Also, a thread with a bunch of skins by one of the folks at /r/EmulationOnAndroid.
Graphics comparison on DraStic between standard res, high res 3D, and high res 3D with SMAA filter
I find DeSmuME to be the best. Make sure you enable JIT for some impressive speedups:
I use OBS (with this guide) to record my stuff. I find OBS to be quite lightweight compared to other recording software.
If using DeSmuME + JIT as well as OBS still doesn't work for you, this will sound strange but if you have an decently-modern Android phone, you can try emulating the games on your phone at full-speed with DraStic. While this may sound counter-intuitive, phones processors use the a similar architecture to the DS (ARMv4 or ARMv5 or ARMv6, I dunno), which makes the JIT really fast. Even a budget modern phone like the [Moto G]([link]) with a 1.2 GHz processor can run the MMSF games at full-speed.
It's DraStic with a custom BG by /u/Mason0529
DraStic Nintendo DS
ePSXe PlayStation 1
GBA.emu Gameboy Advance
Snes9x EX+ SuperNES
RetroArch All the above, plus others.
Retroarch has more of a learning curve, but does everything.
My number one suggestion would be DraStic DS emulator because it just makes since having the S Pen.
Other games I found satisfying to play with the pen were the Baulder's Gate titles and Planescape: Torment (Really any of the Beamdog classic ports). Also, Rollercoaster Tycoon.
Ace attorney del 1 al 3: [link]
El 4to: [link]
No hay port del 1 al 3 :/ si para el 4 5 y 6
si te pinta emular DS usa Drastic: [link]
DraStic DS - [link]
I've had the same issue with RetroArch. My advice is to just forget about RetroArch and move on. Since it tries to emulate everything in one package, it basically falls victim to the classic "jack of all trades, master of none" problem. I recommend just grabbing specific emulators for whichever specific machine you're trying to emulate. Below are the ones I use and I recommend (DISCLAIMER: Many of these are paid apps, but I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for. If you prefer free apps, there are alternatives you can find, but I don't recommend the free ones as they've always been sub-par in my experience)
I'll take it from there.
DraStic is the one you need if you want to play DS games.
It's Drastic and it's amazing.
Cool skin, too!
Edit: Fixed a bad hyperlink
That's why the DS emulator is amazing as most games are designed to be played on a touch screen.
DraStic is really great.
DraStic Nintendo DS Emulator
been playing a lot of Pokémon recently.
Buy yourself DraStic and then emulate Advance Wars
Pay for DraStic.
No free DS emulator is good and no paid DS emulator compares.
PSP Emulator (PPSSPP): [link]
Wii/GC Emulator (DolphinCustomBuild): [link]
NDS Emulator (Drastic): [link]
PSX/PS1 Emulator (ePSXe): [link]
Here. Works great.
Nintendo DS: Drastic DS
Game Boy Advance: MyBoy!
Game Boy Color: OldBoy!
Grand Prix Story
Game Dev Story
RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic (Es una combinación entre RCT1 y RCT2 que recomiendo muchisimo, como 30 horas de juego o más hay en este juego)
Kingdom Rush (este es gratis)
Kingdom Rush Frontiers
Kingdom Rush Origins
If you want to play it on the go, there's DraStic DS Emulator for android.
DraStic DS Emulator is one of the best out there.
This is pretty much your only option for now. [link]
the best ds emulator for android is Drastic DS EMulator . Well Worth the 5 bucks.
I would suggest taking a look at /r/emulation's wiki and the Emulation General wiki for detailed information, but here's my personal list:
There's also Cemu for Wii U and RPCS3 for the PS3, but they still need more work and are quite demanding. Xbox (original and 360) emulation is garbage so-far.
There's Retroarch which has cores that can run most of those systems, but with it's current UI I feel like it's a bit too cumbersome to use, though it is getting a proper desktop UI developed.
This emulator is flawless except for lacking network support. The free emulators are crap.
> charging for an emulator
Did some Find & Replace magic to help make this more readable:
> I own a Shield Portable and I guess I post some stuff I have in it which you should look into it if you can. NOTE: I don't know what type of games you like to play so, this list is going to be general of choice with link of the game to look into.
> Emulator: This is the one I install in mine and use the most for what I play. They're other in the Android market which might be good or bad but the one below is the one which work fine.
DraStic: Nintendo DS emulator
ePSXe: Ps1 emulator
MD.emu: Sega Genesis emulator
MegaN64: N64 emulator
My Boy!: GBA emulator
My OldBoy!: Gameboy/Color emulator
NEO.emu: Neo Geo emulator
NES.emu: NES emulator
NGP.emu: Neo Geo Pocket emulator
PCE.emu: TurboGrafx emulator
PPSSPP: PSP emulator
Snes9x EX+: Snes emulator
> Android Games: This is the one I install in mine. They're other games in the Android market which might be good or bad but the one below is the one which work fine
Our wiki has a ton of controller reviews. Pretty much any bluetooth controller that's bluetooth 3.0+ compatible should work fine.
I personally use an Ipega PG-9023, since I have a tablet and it's one of the few controllers that extends enough to hold it.
But check out the wiki for a bunch of reviews.
Also, look into Drastic for a DS emulator, it's probably much better than what you're using currently. It's a paid app, but worth the money. There's a demo version if you want to check it out first.
Yup, it's DraStic.
For Android, Drastic is good.
On PC, DeSuME.
I'm going to try and clear up and explain some stuff that's been said:
The games are generally divided up into different "generations", and with different "versions" of practically the same game. The different versions of first gen is Red and Blue (which got released together) and Yellow (which got released later).
Each version is practically the same game but with some exclusive Pokemon that can't be caught in the other, so it relies on trading with other people to truly "catch em' all". Each generation takes place in a new region, adds new features and tweaks, alongside a bunch of new Pokemon to catch. To further confuse it, they've also added third versions for each generation until gen 5, this third version has a mix of catchable Pokemon from the other 2 versions, alongside general improvements, so in Pokemon Crystal (gen 2), it lets you choose your gender and also has animated Pokemon sprites along with a bunch of other improvements compared to Gold and Silver.
Alongside all that, starting with gen 3 they've started releasing remakes of the previous games. FireRed and LeafGreen (because Blue was called Green in Japan) are remakes of Red and Blue respectively for the Gameboy Advance, which still fall in to gen 3 as they keep the new Pokemon and features up to that generation. Because each game also takes place in a different region, it also restricts what Pokemon you can catch, so for example, in gen 3 you can't catch most if any of the Pokemon from the previous two generations.
Thankfully Pokemon also has a pretty big romhacking scene, so there are romhacks for every generation (even up to the current 3DS games). This means, if you really want to, you can get a romhack for whatever game you choose and have EVERY Pokemon catchable, without need to trade (not even for Pokemon that ONLY evolve from trading), of course this kind of deviates from what the game designers planned (especially Pokemon that shouldn't be in a region it isn't in), but these romhacks also balance the trainer fights to match.
TL;DR: You want to use a romhack if you really want to "Catch em' All" and don't mind what the designers desired.
With that out of the way..
Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen are good as they are GBA remakes of the originals, giving you the classic game with decent graphics and can be emulated on pretty much anything nowadays.
Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver are DS remakes of the second generation (usually considered the best) and has a bunch of cool features, including letting you explore Kanto (the region from first gen). DS emulation is pretty good nowadays, so you shouldn't have a problem with it, if you have a Android device I would personally recommend DraStic as it is arguably the best DS emulator (if you're willing to pay).
3DS emulation is still in the works, so you should only check out the recent games if you actually have a 3DS.
No it'll remain like this for the forseeable future. If you want an actual game on your phone just use this.
Für noch mehr Emulation wären da DraStic für DS-Spiele (kostet aber 5€), PPSSPP für PSP-Spiele, und Mupen64+ für Nintendo 64-Spiele.
Wobei die ersten beiden Emulatoren je nach Spiel schon recht hohe Hardwareansprüche haben können. Besonders PPSSPP mit z.B. LocoRoco hat bei mir auf meinem Nexus 5 gelaggt, wobei das auch schon eine Weile her ist, wahrscheinlich wurde das Programm schon weiter optimiert.
Android has pretty much every emulator up to and including the DS and PSP, I'd recommend DraStic for the DS games [link]
This will replace all the games you have: [link]
games can be obtained from emuparadise
Drastic emulator works basically out the box
DraStic DS Emulator - 4.5 rating - $4.99 - Search manually
PPSSPP - PSP emulator - 4.3 rating - Free - Search manually
PPSSPP Gold - PSP emulator - 4.7 rating - $4.99 - Search manually
Pizza Boy GBA Free - GBA Emulator - 4.4 rating - Free - Search manually
I'm using this one
Is this the right one?
It's only $4.99 right now
I've been playing Picross 3D, Ulala Idle Adventure, AFK Arena and COD Mobile daily
You gotta pay (unless you use an alternate app store) but this one works the best
I graduated to retroarch after downloading a bunch of standalones and seeing how easy they were to configure.
None of these seemed to lag for me at all either:
Il y a un emulateur DS plutôt bien foutu ! Il est payant, mais c'est le seul qui fait très bien le taf ! (Lien Drastic)
For several systems I think there's the go-to best emus like:
Nintendo DS - Drastic
PSP - PPSSPP
PS1 - epsxe
Dreamcast - Reicast (really your only option)
Others are more debatable. In the case of N64 mupen64 FZ is great as well as the whole .emu line of emulators. But I've recently started using retroarch for all these because they finally got the control remaps working properly and I kinda like the shader effects.
It's kind of a choice between paid/free or set&forget/retroarch, but all these options are very good.
Sorry just noticed you asked about mame as well.
For mame I use mame4droid with a complete .134 romset if you want to use retroarch for this the mame 2010 core works great with the same roms. For certain games like tetris grand master and 3rdstrike I skip both of those and use the FBA 2012 core in retroarch.
The screenshot itself is from DraStic's Google Play Store page, and is the emulator used for anyone wondering.
Not OP but I'm using DraStic.
I use a bunch of diff emulators:
Drastic - 7 bucks but is the best emulator for nintendo DS hands down on any platform
Robert Broglia's emulators - Various paid emus all great. Try out snes9x 1st to see if you like it since its free.
epsxe - great psone emulator
ppsspp gold - great psp emulator, the gold version is exactly the same as the free version but I liked it a lot so I bought gold.
There's other stuff like mame and retroarch too.
I'm a big fan of emulation and there are a ton of good emulators on the playstore.
As for regular games I love Ducktales Remastered, Super meat boy, Horizon Chase, and Trials frontier
Ducktales and meat boy are self explanatory, Horizon chase is kind like an outrun esque racing game. And trials frontier is a Free to play game, but all the levels are free and theres so much content (thats still getting updated even after 3 years) you'd never have to buy in to any of the IAP which is really only faster ways to unlock stuff.
You have a fake version.
This is the real version.
Drastic on the play store is pretty good. You can get the ROMs from emuparadise or coolroms.
Well worth the money in my opinion.
I use Drastic DS emulator here but im not sure if the saves in .sav format
This plus a ROM = Heaven (or Hell).
Pizza Boy - Game Boy Color Emulator Free - 4.2 rating - Free - Search manually
DraStic DS Emulator | 4.5 rating | $4.99 | 1,000,000+ downloads | Search manually
> DraStic is a fast Nintendo DS emulator for Android. In addition to being able to play Nintendo DS games full speed on many Android devices it has the following features:
- Enhance the game's 3D graphics ...
Most of them also got native Android and Steam releases, but I think emulating them is much preferable. The roasts you get when you pick the wrong answers are genuinely funny and it would take forever to try these dialogues if you had to quicksave or get game over screens the "normal" way.
If you are on Android, the emulator is called DraStic. It's not free, but it's worth every cent. Most free DS emulators are usually broken and unauthorized repackages of older versions and the forums are full of people complaining about bugs, crashes and all. The answer is always the same: just buy DraStic.
On PC, there are a few but you should go for melonDS. You will probably want to follow a step-by-step guide on YouTube since it has a few quirks that you probably won't just guess yourself, but once you are setup up it's very easy to use.
The series got further episodes on 3DS. For that console, the emulator is the same on both PC and Android: Citra.
I'll paste the comment I made to a few people (keep in mind, I did use the $5 paid app but I'm pretty sure this one works the same exact way):
I used this app for emulation.
To get the layout I have, you need to follow these steps.
First, you need to download a ROM and just start the game
Next, you want to press this button at the bottom
Next, press this option
Then, scroll down to to this
Press it, and tap the top edit option for landscape
On this page, you can edit the windows. Press the option to the bottom left when you're done.
Lastly, once you press that option you can change the layout of the controls. Make sure to save the layout (bottom left button, "Save for current game") before you leave that page
I'm using this specific NDS emulator
The dreaded DraStic emulator
DraStic DS Emulator vr220.127.116.11a [Paid] [koumkouat]
Requires: 4.0+ | Root | Google Play Modded
DraStic is a fast Nintendo DS emulator for Android. In addition to being able to play Nintendo DS games full speed on many Android devices it has the following features:
If you have any uncertainties about the emulator please check out the demo version first which will let you evaluate how the emulator works on your device.
DraStic is only intended for play of private backups of legally acquired Nintendo DS games. This product is not affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo in any way. Do not ask us for ROMs or help getting them - any request will be ignored.
NOTE: WiFi/multiplayer emulation is not supported at this time.
If you need assistance please e-mail us at
For more information see the readme here: [link]
For a changelog see here: [link]
This app has no ads
Google Play: Link
Pizza Boy GBA Free - 3.9 rating - Free - Search manually
Meteorfall: Journeys - 4.7 rating - $3.99 - Search manually
Dungeon Faster - Card Strategy Game - 4.5 rating - Free with IAP - Search manually
Death Road to Canada - 4.4 rating - $9.99 - Search manually
The Battle of Polytopia - An Epic Civilization War - 4.4 rating - Free with IAP - Search manually
Troll Patrol - 4.1 rating - Free with IAP - Search manually
Would recommend Drastic Play Store link
Pizza Boy GBA Free - 3.8 rating - Free - Search manually
Life is Strange - 4.3 rating - Free with IAP - Search manually
To the Moon - 4.5 rating - $4.99 - Search manually
DraStic DS Emulator | 4.6 rating | $4.99 | 1,000,000+ downloads | Search manually
DraStic DS Emulator on Android
Here's the link
DraStic DS Emulator - 4.6 rating - $4.99 - Search manually
Combo Critters - 4.6 rating - Free with IAP - Search manually
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Buy a controller along with that SDCard
Top 10 RPG lists from a YouTuber I think has a solid opinion:
Emulators for the above games:
Citra Mmj [link]
Pizza Boy GBA paid [link] free [link]
SNES9x Ex+ [link]
Or for SNES and GBA use RetroArch (mGBA and SNES9x cores) [link]
Drastic, opsu!, Wizard for Hire, Scribble Racer
DS is very doable on Android via Drastic. It's a great emulator and can run even on very low spec devices.
Buy DraStic ($5) and Pizza Boy GBA Pro ($4.50) and emulate any DS and GBA games you want and leave the manipulative f2p mobile games to others.
If you want, dress up your emulation experience like a boss.
Skins for Drastic: [link]
Pizza Boy GBA Pro has built in skins.
Layton games [link].
Ace Attorney games [link]
Animal Crossing but not the crap Nintendo puts on mobile. [link]
From a bang for the buck standpoint you can't beat the potential of DraStic DS emulator. [link]
I downloaded Drastic paired with G8X widemode and a bit of meddling with a screen rotation app to get the screens set up initially (which I'm not sure is totally necessary, but without it, the screens would show up as upside down when trying to set them up properly) I have a fully functional DS Emulator on my dual screen phone.
The L and R buttons might as well be useless, but that's a problem for another day.
I think this might be the best phone I've ever had.
There, that's worth every single penny.
Drastic DS emulator is great: [link]
You must search the ROM file on your own.
Pay little bit and use [link] or use cracked version if you have one eye
Have to use drastic [link]
You can emulate it on your phone with DraStic.
iNDS for iOS and DraStic for Android are good Nintendo DS emulators I've used.
Mario Party DS and Wario Ware Touched using DraStic.
I haven't tried to find a decent DS emulator for PC, but I know DraStic on Android plays them pretty much perfectly (and can use your phone/tablet's touch capabilities for the bottom screen, as you'd expect). I have an Android device with built-in gaming controls (specifically an nVidia Shield), but you can probably use a clamping bluetooth controller like this one if you don't have a device with physical buttons/d-pad (or you can put up with virtual 'buttons', but eew)... :P
DraStic DS Emulator
Can't get better than that.
[link] non ho provato chrono ma questo emulatore funziona molto bene
> that DS emulator, I forgot what it was called
DraStic DS? It was well worth the purchase imo.
My Boy! is pretty awesome if you want GBA games and My OldBoy! is great for GB games, "cable connecting" works via wifi (and possibly bluetooth but never really tried) and are added to your Google Family Library.
They were great for replaying the original pokemon games where my gf and I finally 'legitimately' completed the pokedex of R/B/Y for the cost of a single license.
I know what you mean. However, after applying the unofficial d-pad patches (here and here) and using the DraStic DS emulator on my nVidia Shield, I grew to really like the games. Since the Shield has a landscape-perspective screen, though, it'd probably be better to get a clamping controller like this one and play it on a phone or tablet (in portrait mode, of course).
This works VERY well [link]
From here you can download: [link]
If you can spare a dollar and can install android apps, try DraStic
I'm actually waiting for the new 2DS since I'm switching away from dumb phones but if you have a smart phone:
Can confirm it is perfect for that.
Check out DraStic.
Drastic. It's on the play store.
I use drastic on my phone. It's on the playstore. I get the ROMs from emuParadise. I also bought a controller that holds my phone in place like an actual handheld console screen.
GameSir G3s Bluetooth Wireless Controller for Android Smartphone Tablet VR PC TV BOX - PS3 [link]
I'm not sure what you mean by perfect DS emulator. If you mean an emulator that is frame perfect and usable for high level competitive play and speed runs, then I don't know. But there are VERY capable DS emulators that can run games very well. Even several times the original resolution, frame rate, and with anti-aliasing.
DeSmuME sample video
That needs a semi powerful desktop computer though. However I can play games at full original frame rate and original resolution on my 4 year old Android phone using the Drastic Emulator.
NDS4iOS (Jailbroken iOS)
Edit: Actually DeSmuME can be used for official speedruns. A few of the runs here were done on an emulator.
No prob there is a good DS emulator for Android called Drastic, it's paid but works perfectly. Only 5.99.
If you've got a android phone DraStic is the best one hands down, otherwise there is DeSmuME for PC and the X432R fork of it which allows increasing the internal resolution.
Currently the only 3DS one is Citra which is still really rough around the edges.
DraStic works very well.
Not sure, just got a few that gave me $.50. I have $2.17 now, and I just bought Drastic, Yatse, and Sixaxis Controller, all on money I got from it.
Inkle's Sorcery! series is a creative adaption of a series of gamebooks. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it. Incidentally, if you have the Amazon App Store app, there's a chance that at least one of the games will pop up as the Free App of the Day.
Inkle also did an original Steampunk adaption of Around the World in 80 Days called 80 Days, which is pretty fun as well.
Monument Valley is a nice little puzzle game. It's fairly short for its normal price, however, so you may want to wait for it to be on sale.
The Room and The Room 2 (no connection to Tommy Wiseau) are also puzzle games. I'm only able to play the first one, but it had a nice atmosphere.
There's also the DS emulator DraStic, which is one of the few paid emulators I would recommend buying.
I can't remember any other games I have off the top of my head, but you can check out /r/androidgaming if you're interested in more.
I beg to differ, I have over a dozen psp and DS games on my Nexus 5!
Couple that with a moga controller and you're golden.
And this: [link]
then go here: [link]
Have you ever used Drastic DS?
EDIT: Since the biased butthurt is becoming too real:
I meant a DS emulator that comes with common fixes like the Advance Wars cursor fix, a clean and user friendly UI, and preferably custom shaders. Basically an emulator that wouldnt require most people to hit the wiki before being able to play a game without issues.
DraStic is my choice on Android. Well worth the price in my opinion.
This DS emulator is $6 with a 4 1/2 star rating with almost 50,000 votes
This GBA emulator has a 4 1/2 star rating. Its $5 and has over 25,000 ratings.
This PS emulator is $3.75 with a 4 1/2 star rating with over 15,000 votes.
Have you considered upgrading to Android and using DraStic?
Dont forget, android come with a proper 3ds emulator
As a proud master race with high-end rig, pokemon able to touch my innerself once ive got a hand on Drastic