In our today’s article, we’re going to tell you where to download Nintendo DS games and start playing them on your computer. What’s more, you’ll learn about the software that can help you get the most out of your game. So, let’s dive into it!
Where Do I Need to Start Playing NDS games on My PC?
It’s a rare retro gamer who has never installed emulators on their computers. Since presently it’s difficult, not to say impossible, to put your hands on home video game consoles of days gone by, emulators serve as full-fledged substitutes for these vintage devices. They emulate the work of old-school consoles’ hardware and allow you to play cult titles on modern platforms like PCs and smartphones. Needless to say, you won’t get by without a reliable emulator if you want to play New Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy IV, Kirby Super Star Ultra, The Legend of Zelda, and many other famous games that made the NDS popular with millions of gamers.
Another thing you need is ROM files with your favorite games. In essence, NDS ROMs are the games you could play from your DS card. Still, they were modified for you to be able to play them on your computer. And now let’s find out where to get these essentials and how to get them up and running on your computer.
Getting the Emulator
The first step is to locate and download a stable NDS emulator wherewith you’ll be running your favorite titles. Among the most popular and time-tested options are No$GBA, DeSmuMe, NeonDS, and iDeaS. There are also other emulators that allegedly can emulate DS games, but they productivity and safety is quite questionable. So we recommend that you stick to tried and tested emulation tools.
Once you decide on the emulator, go to the website offering this particular tool. We highly recommend that you do some research on the website from which you’re going to download your emulator. Make sure it’s time-tested and reliable. Real users’ reviews and testimonials would be a big plus, as well.
From your website, download a proffered emulator. If you’re new to emulation, you may want to opt for the No$GBA emulator. This originally began as a Game Boy Advance emulator and that’s why it’s called what it is. But over time it has evolved to play Nintendo DS games. This tool takes just a couple of seconds to download. What’s more, you don’t need any powerful specs to run this emulator because it was created for a relatively old console.
Once the emulator is in your computer, go ahead and extract the files to a separate folder.
- If you choose some other emulator, you’ll need to repeat the similar procedures for it.
Getting NDS Games
Once you’re done installing and setting up your emulator, go ahead and download some cool NDS ROMs from our website. You can get as many games as you want. But prior to downloading the preferred ROM file make sure you own the copy of this game. So, if you bought the Pokemon Back game for your NDS, you can freely download the Pokemon Black ROM from our website.
But if you want to try out the game you didn’t have a chance to play on the original console, don’t hesitate to download it. You can get the Pokemon Platinum ROM and start digging for spheres and fossils in the underground world of Sinnoh or grab the Mario Kart DS ROM and go overtake your rivals on the track! Among other popular DS ROMs you may want to try are Castlevania, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, Animal Crossing, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Sonic Colors, and Pokemon 2 ROM.
To download a preferred ROM, click the name of the console, in our case it’s NDS, a scroll down the list of the games available for download.
Select the ROM you want to download. This will take you to the information page about your game. You may want to familiarize yourself with this information before downloading this particular game.
If you go down to the Download link and click on it, the ROM will immediately start downloading.
Playing NDS Game on PC
Locate the downloaded game in your Downloads folder. If the new file is a zipped folder, you’ll need to extract the files to a separate folder.
Go back into your emulator and select “File.” Go to your cartridge menu file name and locate the extracted files for the game you’ve downloaded. If you go ahead and click on that, it should immediately start running in your No$GBA or any other emulator you’ve chosen.
So, it’s basically all there is to it. As you see, it’s not really that hard to get this up and working on your computer. And keep in mind that there are tons of NDS ROMs for you to download on our website.
Enjoy your game!