How to play Nintendo DS games on Android using melonDS Emulator.



Technology, changed every aspect of mankind and simplified almost all works in numerous ways to such extent people now in 21th century can do most physical stuff from indoor spaces using tech gadgets for ex: In olden days people around the world used to play physical games but later on in year 1972 when world's first home gaming console The Odyssey manufactured and  released by Magnavox since then people started playing home console games.

Home gaming consoles are very similar to computers where you will get single digital screen and some pre-installed games that are known as video games with an option to add additional video games using any compatible external card and then once you setup home gaming console you can start playing video games via supported gamepad that works like keyboard but varies in design and structure.

There are numerous home gaming consoles manufactured and released by different companies over the years and each home gaming consoles and thier models has it's own design and format games thus you can't play one home console video game on another due to different hardware and software with number of system limitations.

However, only few companies like Nintendo and Sony got immense success and popularity with thier home gaming consoles especially Nintendo developed and released many home gaming consoles since 1983 that are better then existing ones with upgraded system and games thus alot gamers like to play video games on Nintendo home gaming consoles.

Nintendo is one of the top and leading home gaming console maker who did alot of experiments on thier home video game consoles to develop much better home gaming consoles like for instance people got used to 2D video games but in 1987 Nintendo released world's first 3D video gaming consoles including that they even created dual screen home gaming console in year 2004 named Nintendo DS.

But, when modern personal computers inshort PC and smartphones released in electronics market the sells and usage of home gaming consoles dropped as people around the world shifted to modern PCs or smartphones that have powerful hardware and advanced softwares to install and play high graphic intensive games.

Even though, PCs and smartphones has millions of games and much more capable and comfortable then home gaming consoles yet many gamers still like to play home console video gamers for Nostalgia reasons but in order to play video games you need to buy home gaming consoles which are expensive and not worthy as in this digital technology era you can now play almost all home console video games on PCs or smartphones using emulators.

Emulators are build by third party developers who are not associated with home gaming console makers thus they are unofficial so third party developers won't get any support due to that they have to go through alot of things in order to make PC or smartphone hardware and software compatibile emulator that is hard and takes time which is why most video game emulators stay at early access or beta phase for years even being open source projects on GitHub or GitLab etc.

We have many stable unofficial emulators available for PCs as it's have powerful hardware like home gaming console so you can play any video games without lag and glitches on PCs but on smartphones you can't play video games in full fps rate like PC because of hardware and software limitations.

Fortunately, modern smartphones has powerful hardware and software by using them you can do almost all works of PC in it's own way so most people eventually shifted to user-friendly smartphones and then they starting demanding video game emulators for smartphones thus from past decade we got many unofficial PC video game emulators on smartphones like Citra 3DS, Dolphin etc.

Recently, we found an free and open source unofficial emulator named melonDS build by Rafael V. Caetano to play Nintendo DS video games on smartphones which is unofficial port of melonDS PC video game emulator that officially don't support smartphones as of now, so do we got your attention? are you ready to explore? If yes let's begin.

• melonDS official support •


• How to download melonDS •

It is very easy to download melonDS from these platforms for free.


• How to play Nintendo DS video games on Android using melonDS with key features and UI / UX overview •

- Go to emulatorgames.net or any other platform you like then download Nintendo DS games / roms to your storage.

- Now, once downloaded open your file manager I suggest Mixplorer or Zarchiver then navigate to Nintendo DS roms and simply extract them to same folder or create Nintendo DS folder. 


- Here, I created Nintendo DS gsmes folder and extracted Nintendo DS games into it.

- Open melonDS then tap on SET ROM DIRECTORY

- Find and select folder directory where you saved Nintendo DS games / roms then tap on USE THIS FOLDER.

 - Your Nintendo DS games will be listed which you can change some settings.

- Tap on your Nintendo DS game.

Ta-da, start playing your favourite Nintendo DS games.

- Settings

- General

- System

- ROMs

- Save Files

- Video

- Video

- Input

Atlast, this are just highlighted features of melonDS there may be many hidden features in-build that provides you external benefits to give the ultimate usage experience, anyway if you want one of the best emulator to play Nintendo DS games on Android then melonDS is worthy choice for sure.

Overall, melonDS Emulator has dark theme mode by default, it has clean and simple interface that ensures user friendly experience, but in any project there is always space for improvement so let's wait and see will melonDS Emulator get any major UI changes in future to make it even more better, as of now melonDS emulator is fantastic.

Moreover, it is definitely worth to mention melonDS works best with full performance on 64bit smartphones with JIT support and thread rendering thus you can play games at full speed but on 32 bit  older smartphones game performance can be poor due to lack of JIT support.

Finally, this is how you can play Nintendo 3DS games on Android using melonDS emulator? are you an existing user of melonDS? If yes do say your experience and mention which feature of melonDS you like the most in our comment section below, see ya :)
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I'm Mark Evans from india, I like technology and it's related fields from childhood being very passionate to read and share knowledge, I made this blog in focus of sharing technology topics In simplified manner.

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