The ROM Report Part VI – Emulators on the Nintendo DS Edition
In any case, the list of links from that section can still be retrieved from the revision history.
I’m putting up a portion here for posterity. More specifically, it’s a list of emulators.
I’ve taken the liberty to enhance this list of emulators that run on the Nintendo DS. Included now are the manufacturers of the consoles as well as the year that they were introduced. The format is as such Manufacturer ConsoleName Year : EmulatorName.
Emulators that I’ve tried before have an asterix (*) next to their names. Feel free to click on the links to find out more about the consoles and also to download the emulators:
- Bandai WonderSwan (1999) : DualSwan
- Sega Dreamcast VMU (1998) : VirtuaMUnstaz DS
- Nintendo Game Boy (1989) : Goomba
- Nintendo Game Boy Color (1996) / Game Boy (1989) : Goomba Color / Lameboy*
- Texas Instruments TI-85 (1992) : DS85
- Texas Instruments TI-83 (1996) : WabbitDS
- Watara Supervision (1991) : Wasabi
- SNES (1991) : snesDS / Snezzi DS / SNEmulDS*
- Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) (1988) : PicoDriveDS / jEnesis*
- NEC PC Engine (1987) : PCEAdvance
- Amstrad CPC 6128 (1985) : Croco DS
- ScummVM : ScummVM DS
- SNK NeoGeo Pocket (1998) : RACE!
- Apple Macintosh Plus (1986) : MiniVMacDS
- Sega Master System (1987) / Sega Game Gear (1990) : SMSAdvance DSMasterPlus
- Sierra Entertainment : GBAGI
- MSX : MSXAdvance
- MSX2 : Penko DS
- Nintendo NES (1983) : NesterDS / PocketNES / nesDS* / midori
- Commodore 64 (1982) : FrodoDS
- ColecoVision (1982) : COLECODS
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1982) : DSpec SpeccyDS
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128 (1985/86) : ZXDS
- Atari 2600 (1977) : StellaDS*
- Atari ST (1985) : StyxDS
- Arcade/MAME : MarcaDS
I’ve been trying out StellaDS, an emulator for the Atari 2600, and I can’t believe how ugly Mario Bros looked liked 30 years ago. Anyways, it’s all very nice getting to play really old games on the DS.
Be warned though that emulators are not perfect, the ones that ‘m using have compatibility problems with some games on their respective platforms. Those games either look terribly jumbled up or refuse to run on the emulator.