Emulators on DS

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How you can turn your tiny DS handheld into an emulation device. DS is underpowered compared to PSP, but here's what you can take out of it.

Arcade[edit]

MAME ports:

  • DSPack: Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME).
  • Mame4All: Port of MAME 0.37b5 emulator for Supercard DS Two only.
  • SDL MAME

Game specific:

  • 1942 DS: emulates 1942 (all sets).
  • 1943 DS: emulates 1943 (3 sets).
  • AemioDA: Acronym for "Arcade Emulator Made In One Day", Asteroid.
  • BombJack DS: BombJack arcade game emulator.
  • Canyon DS: Canyon Bomber (prototype set also) emulator.
  • DSInvaders: A Space Invaders Arcade emulator.
  • Ghosts'n Run: Arcade emulator for one game: Ghosts'n Goblins.
  • GreenBeretDS: Green Beret, Rush'n Attack & Mr. Goemon Arcade emulator.
  • MarcaDS: An arcade emulator.
  • MrDo DS: Mr.Do!, Mr.Do's Castle, Do!Run Run & Mr.Do's Wild Ride arcade emulator.
  • Pang DS: Pang and Super Pang Arcade emulator.
  • PuzzleKlax: Arcade emulator for Klax and Tetris.
  • SnowBrosDS: Snow Bros.,Nick & Tom (all sets), Arcade Games.
  • Solomon's Key DS: Solomon's Key (US and Japan) Arcade Emulator.

Personal Computers[edit]

Apple II[edit]

  • A2DS
  • PomDS

Amstrad[edit]

  • AmeDS: Amstrad CPC 664, CPC 6128.
  • CrocoDS: Amstrad CPC 6128.

Atari[edit]

  • PenkoDS: Atari 800XL.
  • PokeyDS: Atari 800XL.
  • StyxDS: Atari ST.

Commodore[edit]

  • FrodoDS: Commodore 64.

DOS[edit]

  • DSx86: PC emulator that can run old DOS games. Has a custom configuration variant, DSx86Cfg.

Mac[edit]

  • Mini vMac DS

MS-X[edit]

  • FmsxDS: MS-X2.
  • MSX DS: MSX, MSX2, MSX2+.

Oric[edit]

  • DSOric

ScummVM[edit]

  • ScummVM DS

Sinclair[edit]

  • DS81: Sinclair ZX81
  • DSpec: Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
  • SpeccyDS: Sinclair ZX Spectrum (48k model only).
  • SpectrumDS: Sinclair ZX Spectrum (48k model only).
  • ZXDS: Sinclair ZX Spectrum with WiFi multiplayer.

Other[edit]

  • ThomDS: Thomson MO5 Computer emulator.
  • XRoar: Dragon 32/64 emulator.
  • Xyds: XY-MINI emulator.

Console[edit]

Atari[edit]

  • A5200DS: Atari 5200 emulator.
  • A7800DS 1 & 2: Atari 7800 emulator.
  • StellaDS: Atari VCS 2600 emulator.

ColecoVision[edit]

  • ColecoDS

Vectrex[edit]

  • VectxDS

Sega Master System / Game Gear[edit]

  • Apprentice MinusDS: GG/MS emulation.
  • DSMasterplus: GG/MS.
  • DSMS: GG/MS.
  • S8DS: GG/MS/SG-1000 emulation.

Sega Megadrive / Genesis[edit]

  • jEnesisDS
  • PicoDriveDS

PC-Engine[edit]

  • NitroGrafx

NES[edit]

  • Midori
  • NesDS
  • NesterDS: and its enhanced version NesterDS+.

SNES[edit]

  • BAG SFC
  • CAT SFC
  • SnEmulDS
  • SnesDS
  • SnezziDS: port of the GBA-based SNES emulator Snezziboy (in its GBA incarnation, while functional it's less than ideal).

Neo Geo[edit]

  • NeoDS: AES/MVS emulation.

Multi-Console[edit]

  • RetroBoxDS: Port of Retrobox, multi-console emulator.

Handhelds[edit]

Game Boy[edit]

  • DS Boy: B&W GB.
  • DS_GBC: GB/GBC.
  • Lameboy: GB/GBC
  • Gameyob: GB/GBC

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Included by default in non-DSi models. GBA exploder (or iPlayer GBA Emulator, for iPlayer only) can be used to run GBA code for those.

Pokémon Mini[edit]

  • PokeMini DS

WonderSwan[edit]

  • DualSwan

Neo Geo Pocket (Color)[edit]

  • RACE !: NGP/NGPC.

Watara Supervision[edit]

  • Watari

Links[edit]

Curated list of emulators

Emulators from Filetrip

Rather out-of-date list of emulators