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Best NDS Emulator For Android for Free (Drastic DS Emulator)

Nintendo DS or NDS is a handheld gaming console. It was created and released by Nintendo as we all know. Its sales were started for the first time in 2004. Its manufacturer is Foxcon. It is a seventh generation gaming console. It was very famous in children at its effective times. Everyone loves its handy design and unique user interface. Hiroshi Yamauchi was the person who discovered the idea to introduce a multi-screen gaming console to everyone. It was released by Nintendo after their Game Boy Advance console. And I also created an article on its Successor console and its emulation which is the 3ds emulator. Today we will know about nds emulator.

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Today, In this article we are going to know about NDS and its emulation for android. This gaming console was discontinued in 2013. So the people who are missing this one would be looking for its alternates.
Everyone have smartphones these days. And these are the best way to have the same fun as we got on NDS. You can emulate all the NDS games into your android phone easily with the help of an emulator. We are going to know the best way to emulate the NDS games into our smartphones.

How to Use NDS Emulator For Android

There are some very easy steps to run the emulator and start playing NDS games into your Android smartphone. You would be very amazed to know that your favorite games like pokemon are going to run on your mobile phone. So, just follow the below steps and start playing NDS games into your android.
To do the emulation, we are going to use an emulator which is specially designed for the emulation of NDS games. There are lots of emulators available on the internet. They promise you that we will emulate every game on NDS but trust me, Most of them are scrap. We are going to use Drastic DS emulator. You must be heard of this name if you are old in the emulator world. Yes, It is available in Play store too. But unfortunately, it is paid on the play store.
We are going to get this software for free. So, Let’s dive into the setup process of NDS emulator in our smartphones.

Information about Drastic DS Emulator

Size: 14MB
Required Android Version: 4.0 and up
Version: r2.5.1.2a
Required Permissions: Contacts, Storage, Media, Microphone etc.

How to download Drastic DS emulator for android

You must go to the play store to download this software. But if you are not, don’t go now. I am giving you this application for free below. Just click on the download button and install it in your device.

Download NDS Emulator

Setup Process of Drastic DS emulator (Steps to start using NDS emulator)

  1. After you install the application by downloading from the link above. You have to open this application. Just click on the application logo icon and it will be opened automatically.
  2. You will now see its home interface as shown in the image.
  1. You will now need game ROMS of your favorite game you want to play in the emulator. If you have the one then its fine. But if you don’t, just go to Romsmania, search for your game and run it into Drastic emulator.
  1. To boot the game just click on new game and select your ROM.
  2. The game will be launched automatically.

Drastic DS Alternates

The above was the best process to run NDS games into your android. If you want to try some other emulators then there are alternates to it. I will give you some names and you can use them too as your NDS emulator.

  1. DeSmuME:
    This is another open source NDS emulator. But it is in a development state. So, it might be sucking at some places. It is the first alternate to Drastic DS emulator.
  2. melonDS:
    It is also a developing NDS emulator. It is designed to have a better performance than DeSmuMe emulator. It is developed by StapleButter who was the earlier developer of DeSmuME.
  3. mGBA:
    The developer of this emulator is endrift. It is an open source gaming emulator just like two above. It is a work in progress emulator and not preferred by anyone for emulation purposes.
  4. GBE+:
    Its developer is Shonumi. This emulator is designed to overcome all the limitation of earlier NDS gaming emulators. In my views, this one is best from all of the above.

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Final Words:
I hope this article helped you a lot regarding the emulation of NDS games. This setup process will work on most of the devices. I have tested Drastic DS emulator on my device and it works very well. You can use this emulator for free. I am sure you will have a better idea now about the whole process. If you have any problem or question about this article, then feel free to ask any question. I will feel very happy to help you.

Anshul Rana

Hello Guys! My name is Anshul, I am from India. Being a blogger is my internal hobby.Currently I am employed and a part time blogger.I will try to give you latest tricks about technology,gadgets,android and lots of things.

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