4 Of The Best Nintendo DS Emulators For Android
With over 5 million installs and an overwhelmingly good 4.4-star rating, SuperNDS Emulator is one of the most popular ways to play Nintendo DS games on Android. While the free version works fine with a few ads sprinkled here and there, it only supports phones running Android 10 or lower. The paid Pro version extends compatibility to Android 13 and retains all the same features found in the free app.
Loading ROMs is made simpler thanks to the autoscanning that the app does at every launch, and quick saving works well. The user interface and design of the buttons are reminiscent of the ones found in the original DS, and the emulator makes good use of haptic feedback throughout the gameplay for a better experience.
Under the settings, you can find options to fiddle around with the execution engine, autosave frequency, frame skip, filters, and a choice to pick the OpenGL 3D renderer. You can also display FPS in-game or swap the locations of the two displays.
The emulator lets you change the layout of the keys as well as map any physical buttons on your phone to one of the action triggers in-game. Overall, despite the slightly wonky compatibility, the minimal approach of the SuperNDS Emulator app will get your favorite nostalgic games up and running in no time.