Nintendo DS/NDS ROMs

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Guru Guru Nagetto Thumbnail Guru Guru Nagetto
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Misc
Year: Unknown
5.0 6666
Tak - The Great Juju Challenge Thumbnail Tak - The Great Juju Challenge
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action, Racing
Year: Unknown
5.0 3967
Puzzle Bobble DS Thumbnail Puzzle Bobble DS
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Puzzle
Year: Unknown
5.0 4157
Star Wars Episode III - Sith No Fukushuu Thumbnail Star Wars Episode III - Sith No Fukushuu
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: Unknown
5.0 2879
Titeuf - Mission Nadia Thumbnail Titeuf - Mission Nadia
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
5.0 4113
Electroplankton Thumbnail Electroplankton
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Unknown
Year: Unknown
5.0 2608
Mangaka Debut Monogatari DS - Akogare Mangaka Ikusei Game Thumbnail Mangaka Debut Monogatari DS - Akogare Mangaka Ikusei Game
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
5.0 1544
Devilish Thumbnail Devilish
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action, Pinball
Year: Unknown
5.0 2966
Onegai My Melody - Yume No Kuni No Daibouken Thumbnail Onegai My Melody - Yume No Kuni No Daibouken
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
5.0 1426
Kouchuu Ouja Mushi King - Greatest Champion E No Michi DS Thumbnail Kouchuu Ouja Mushi King - Greatest Champion E No Michi DS
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
5.0 2329
Iron Feather Thumbnail Iron Feather
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action, Role Playing
Year: Unknown
5.0 8978
Rub Rabbits , The Thumbnail Rub Rabbits , The
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Unknown
Year: Unknown
5.0 3353
Robots Thumbnail Robots
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: Unknown
5.0 4459
Frogger - Helmet Chaos Thumbnail Frogger - Helmet Chaos
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: Unknown
5.0 1924
Top Gun Thumbnail Top Gun
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Unknown
Year: Unknown
5.0 15121
Seiken Densetsu DS - Children Of Mana Thumbnail Seiken Densetsu DS - Children Of Mana
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Role Playing
Year: Unknown
5.0 3169
Viewtiful Joe - Double Trouble Thumbnail Viewtiful Joe - Double Trouble
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action, Beat Em Up
Year: Unknown
5.0 5298
Daikoukai Jidai IV - Rota Nova Thumbnail Daikoukai Jidai IV - Rota Nova
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Strategy
Year: Unknown
5.0 2400
Kim Possible - Kimmunicator Thumbnail Kim Possible - Kimmunicator
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: Unknown
5.0 3258
Viewtiful Joe - Double Trouble Thumbnail Viewtiful Joe - Double Trouble
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action, Beat Em Up
Year: Unknown
5.0 2190
Ys Strategy Thumbnail Ys Strategy
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Unknown
Year: Unknown
5.0 3470
Worms - Open Warfare Thumbnail Worms - Open Warfare
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Strategy
Year: Unknown
5.0 6020
Style Book - Cinnamoroll Thumbnail Style Book - Cinnamoroll
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Misc
Year: Unknown
5.0 1698
Xenosaga I II Thumbnail Xenosaga I II
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Racing
Year: Unknown
5.0 4654
Another Code - 2tsu No Kioku Thumbnail Another Code - 2tsu No Kioku
Console: Nintendo DS
Genre: Adventure
Year: Unknown
5.0 3427

Console History: Nintendo DS


Dual screens on a handheld mobile gaming device? Nintendo took the risk, and it paid off. The Nintendo DS is the best-selling handheld gaming console of all time, and the second best-selling console of any size. Initially designed as a standalone system to complement the Game Boy Advance and GameCube, the Nintendo DS would soon be seen as the Game Boy Advance’s successor, thanks to its backwards compatibility with GBA games in addition to its large library of quality Nintendo DS games.

Released in 2004, the Nintendo DS was out just before the release of Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP), which would go on to become the first real competitor to Nintendo’s grip on the handheld gaming market. Despite this, the Nintendo DS went on to become insanely popular, and it’s dual screen design lives on today in a newer console called the Nintendo 3DS.

The original DS saw two remakes over the course of its life, first with the DS Lite in 2006 and then with the DSi and DSi XL in 2009. With its clamshell design reminiscent of the Game Boy Advance SP, the Nintendo DS was a durable machine. The design of the original model was built well enough that children could drop it without damaging it — a major concern of Nintendo’s and an advantage over the PSP. It’s biggest feature was the touchscreen on the lower screen, which allowed for unique input in games and changed the way that developer’s approached game design. Its games moved from bulky cartridges to slim “Game Cards”, though it retained an extra slot on the bottom for backwards compatibility with Game Boy Advance games. It was also the first handheld console to support wireless connectivity without any additional peripherals.

Further refining the handheld system, Nintendo released the DS Lite, which was essentially a slimmer and lighter form of the original DS with brighter screens. The largest evolution to the gaming system came in the form of the DSi and DSi XL, which introduced cameras to the front and back of the device and dropped support for GBA cartridges. The DSi XL also introduced the concept of having two handhelds on the market at the same time with varying screen sizes, since the XL had significantly larger screens.

Continuing the tradition set by its predecessors, the Nintendo DS saw the next generation of Pokemon games released, this time called Pokemon Pearl, Diamond, and Platinum. In fact, the DS had more generations of Pokemon games released for it than any previous Game Boys, including Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokemon Black and White, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2.

The first major Pokemon games released for the system in 2006, Pearl and Diamond, saw the addition of 107 new Pokemon, as well as the ability to connect to other Nintendo DSs over WiFi. Graphics got a huge upgrade as well, bringing the Pokemon games into the modern age and brilliantly mixing 2D and 3D graphics. Later, the remakes of the Game Boy Color games Pokemon Gold and Silver, titled HeartGold and SoulSilver, were released, allowing gamers to relive some of their favorite games with improved graphics and features.

In a first for any of Nintendo’s handhelds, the DS saw the release of another generation of Pokemon in 2011, this time called Black and White. Black and White introduced a whopping 156 new Pokemon, and was also the first to get a direct sequel in the 2012 release of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2.

Many other popular games were released for the system as well, including New Super Mario Bros., Nintendogs, Super Mario 64 DS, Brain Age, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and WarioWare: Touched!

In comparison to past Game Boys, the Nintendo DS had many new methods of input, including the touchscreen (using your finger or the included stylus), new X and Y buttons, and a microphone. The dual screen design proved that Nintendo wasn’t getting lazy in the handheld gaming department and was still willing to take risks to stay competitive.

As one of the most modern devices that can be emulated, the Nintendo DS is an extremely popular system to emulate on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The dual screen design, with the lower screen being a touchscreen, lends itself well to the touchscreens of modern tablets and smartphones. It’s truly a unique console that lives on for a good reason.