CoolNDS (Nintendo DS Emulator) APK

Version 1.0 - com.Lukas.FastNDS
Last updated: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 18:04:06 UTC

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Download Version 1.0 (1)
Apk Size9.07 MB
App DeveloperCool Emulators
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android2.3.x and up
App Packagecom.Lukas.FastNDS.apk

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CoolNDS (Nintendo DS Emulator) is lukas,fastnds,adventure,coolnds, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.47 by 51 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Cool Emulators website who developed it. com.Lukas.FastNDS.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.3.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 298027+ times on store. You can also download com.Lukas.FastNDS APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

***CoolNDS runs best on modern quad core devices! If running on an older device, enable frame skip and disable sound for max performance gains!***

CoolNDS is a fast, smooth NDS (Nintendo DS) emulator app for your Android.

Allows you to play backups of your favorite NDS games on Android.

*This app does not come with NDS game ROMs. ROM files must be on SD card to play.*


- Download and install CoolNDS to your Android device

- Open CoolNDS

- Point CoolNDS to the game you would like to play if it does not locate them automatically

- Keep in mind that you should only download and play games that you own

- If you do not have any games on your device, you can find the necessary ROM files at

- You're finished! Enjoy CoolNDS!

A page of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here:

CoolNDS is a modified version of the Open Source project nds4droid, which is licensed by GNU GPL v2.0.

Includes an improved UI, controller overlays, and more accurate texturing in some games.

If you like CoolNDS, please donate to the developer of nds4droid here:

For source code licensed by GPLv3, visit

For the license, visit

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.


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  1. Ben Sandaime-avatar

    Ben Sandaime


    Its a great app and its works as advertised but how do I acces the settings? I am using a Galaxy tab 4 and it doesnt have an options/menu key so I have no idea how to change the settings. Like one game I tried turning on the sound to check how it affects the speed and now I want to turn it off but I can't.

  2. ZPokemonfanA-avatar



    Great that I can play a DS emulator without any lag. Thanks a lot. Although now, having some issues in Apollo Justice. I can barely examine the evidence. The pointer works fine, but it's nearly impossible to get the Examine button to pop up. Please fix

  3. Amber Oldliquids-avatar

    Amber Oldliquids


    Very laggy for games over a certain frame rate like the new pokemon games and cut scenes in another game are nearly unwatchable. The ads are only once in so every so 3 stars, I'll rate 5 stars when there's no lag.

  4. Joshua Cole-avatar

    Joshua Cole


    Make a way to get back to the game select screen were you choose the games you want to play but hey best app ever keep up the good work also make pokemon heart gold and ssoul silver faster no one likes a slow game

  5. Tanner Kerley-avatar

    Tanner Kerley


    Some ppl complain that its slow but it isnt at all compared to the other emulators. I went through 7 NDS emulators that were so laggy that you couldnt even play it. This one is great and i will continue to use it

  6. Kenneth Campbell-avatar

    Kenneth Campbell


    Galaxy s5. plays smooth unlike every other emulator tested. Only problem is constantly force closing. I can play usually 15 min or longer until a fc. Just have to save often

  7. Miranda Hoops-avatar

    Miranda Hoops


    People who say it crashed when they tried to play a game are dumb u have to wait 5 - 10 seconds! This is the best 1 ive played yet!

  8. Edde Mane Ribay-avatar

    Edde Mane Ribay


    Playing dragon quest "starry skies" reached level 5 about to allocate skill points it force closes. Reloaded several times with the same result. Will give better rating if and when this is fixed. :c)

  9. XCeleronZERO-avatar



    It does not lag at all on my Xperia Z, also thank you for making the app. May i just ask if possible to make the buttons alittle more transparent? Thank you.

  10. Kimixx-avatar



    The emulation is pretty good, quad core and its only slow on a couple Roms, my problem: is there a settings menu? If so how do I get to it? If I could make a few tweaks that would be a lot better (: but either way, great work

  11. Kaden Lederer-avatar

    Kaden Lederer


    Unlike other things. But it took 2 minutes to load my pkmn game... For some reason every different emu I get the same layout. And they ALL say I downloaded pkmn black when I don't. I try to get pkmn black 2 and it doesn't work

  12. The Magnificent Sans-avatar

    The Magnificent Sans


    I just got it and I LOVE IT!!! I have downloaded Pokemon Platinum, Pokemon Ranger and Pokemon Explorers of time and they all work perfectly. Don't even have a quad-core and its fine.Will change to RetroArch because of graphics though 😢

  13. Jordan Scurry-avatar

    Jordan Scurry


    I love this but this is the second time I got so far in a game and all my data just disappears. I don't understand that..and i do not delete any game file. Can you please fix this issue

  14. Mario gaming 978-avatar

    Mario gaming 978


    I can't even play pokemon on here and It crashes and some how crashes my tablet! Please fix it and I will give it 2 more stars.

  15. Aaron B-avatar

    Aaron B


    Horribly slow. Playing pokemon white. A note of the theme song comes EVERY FIVE SECONDS OR LONGER. Horrible. Do not download, it is just a waste of time and device space.

  16. Estelle Chu-avatar

    Estelle Chu


    It is a bit laggy and it crashes occasionally, but today for no reason my game just reset! Uninstalling. Pls fix, because it really is a good emulator

  17. shruti sinha-avatar

    shruti sinha


    It was sooo good i cant believe i just gave review ..... Hats off and other people create a emulator yourself if you have a problem! Dont blame the they are doing their best!!

  18. Daniel Hernandez-avatar

    Daniel Hernandez


    I've played the n64 emulator made by the same person, and this I just got. It's a bit slow though. If that is fixed, I will change to five stars

  19. Guisela Maldonado-avatar

    Guisela Maldonado


    It was soooooo disappointing. It kept on crashing. It recognized the files, but every time I tried to open them I had the "unfortunately coolnds has stopped".

  20. Zed Carino-avatar

    Zed Carino


    At first it crashed only once in a week now its been crashing a whole lot pls fix and then I'll rate 5 stars make Pokemon games much faster too

  21. Valerie Palos-avatar

    Valerie Palos


    It lag a little more slightly and it fore closes when evr I played the game. Plz fix it Xl

  22. GreenLeader 001-avatar

    GreenLeader 001


    Works ok so far, only crashes every once in a while. Needs an options button for those of us without a list/menu button on our phones. Also needs mic support if it doesn't already have it.

  23. Joshua Wright-avatar

    Joshua Wright


    After using this app for a couple of days it deleted all my saved data! Don't waste your time with this app.

  24. Olga Ganzha-avatar

    Olga Ganzha


    Doesn't even work. When you open it they show different folders in you phone. Don't understand how to work it. Don't try and get it. 😈

  25. Jason Binkowski-avatar

    Jason Binkowski


    I was playing Mega man ZX Advent, and the second I defeated queenbee (which I believe was in the middle-ish), everything closed itself and everything back from there to when I got rospark (which is in the very beginning) was gone. Fix and I will rate better and tell my friends. By fix, I mean find a way to get the progress I made back, and prevent this from happening again. It's also quite very laggy.

  26. Jack E-avatar

    Jack E


    It is the second fastest emulator I've ever played, but speed is not what I'm looking for. Also, the slowness sometimes adds dramatic effect. The fact that it saves your game unlike other emulators. However, it has crashed but only one time, so I probably won't change emulators. Drasftic gives you a thirty minute limit then erases any record of you playing it. YOU CAN'T EVEN SAVE IT!!!!! THIS is the reason I'd like to keep this emulator.

  27. defry1234-avatar



    Just bexause its open source doesnt mean you can take their code jerks

  28. Moth Macros-avatar

    Moth Macros


    I spent two hours on pokemon diamond and came back to find all my progress was gone. 👏 well done 👏 -_-

  29. The Real JrB-avatar

    The Real JrB


    I downloaded about 10 ds emulators, but this is the best. Unlike every other emulator ive played, ds or not, it dosnt have a fast forward mode. If you add this, 5 stars. Guaranteed.

  30. Steven Universe Guy-avatar

    Steven Universe Guy


    Please just do two things. Make it faster for pokemon games. (Like diamond , pearl etc.) Also include settings.

  31. Artidoxia-avatar



    I had heard great things about this app. Sad to say it doesn't work at all. All it shows is a white screen or blackness.

  32. William Hamersly-avatar

    William Hamersly


    Literally every minute I get an ad and 30 seconds is 3 minutes and I have an s5 with a great graphics card

  33. Random Videos-avatar

    Random Videos


    This is a good emulator but when I play pokemon the music is slower than usual I have to keep pressing a to make it faster and it crashes often I just have to save it more often so I can avoid it please fix this and I will give you 5 stars please help

  34. Andrew Morrison-avatar

    Andrew Morrison


    App crashes every ten minutes or so, frame rate is slow but manageable. I'd rather not have to save my game every few minutes just in case I lose my data.

  35. Matt D-avatar

    Matt D


    Its really slow for some games, I have the JIT blocks to 100 and skip 9 frames and it still runs kinda slow

  36. Zac Miller-avatar

    Zac Miller



  37. Brennan McCloskey-avatar

    Brennan McCloskey


    This app is cool, but i'd like it if the games were a bit faster. Doesn't anyone agree with that? If the games become fast and be able to multiplay with my friends, i'd be glad to give this app five stars! Hope this gets updated. note: use nds4droid to gain fps and be able to change the settings!

  38. David Him-avatar

    David Him


    The speed and quality is fine but you need the sound, the options for saved games, and I can't even exit out my game

  39. Vänce Eridani-avatar

    Vänce Eridani


    I require the attention of the developer of this app to fix the problem with loading roms.. some roms failed to load therefore Dubugging it would be necessary and important..

  40. James Wibowo-avatar

    James Wibowo


    Its great, but the audio is broken and delayed by 2.6 seconds. And the only game i have is a rhythm game... please add a audio sync. I would give this 5 stars if only the game wasnt hard to play on this... thank you!

  41. James Drocer-avatar

    James Drocer


    Way too much don't bother I don't recommend.

  42. Kiela Millanes-avatar

    Kiela Millanes


    The CoolNDS is not fast or smooth it crashes constantly and I almost cant play pokemon even GBA isnt that laggy It never crashes either compared to this GBA is better

  43. So Visal-avatar

    So Visal


    Everytime i open this app it forces stop. I tried so many times and it still doesnt work. I even tried to reinstall both this app and the rom and the result is still the same. Please fix it. Thank you.

  44. Chase Patterson-avatar

    Chase Patterson


    Very slow whilst playing on my s5 I dunno why because the text sound on Pokémon black works but the music is just slow and it really is annoying for the game to run this way. Please fix

  45. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This app is awesome! But could you fix the lag? It makes the music sound weird in Mario Kart DS.

  46. Danito Alnemri-avatar

    Danito Alnemri


    Its good, the only problem i have is the fps drops and raised, its 63 fps for a long time then it drops to 40 for a bit then raised, its pretty annoying

  47. Justin Mattiuzzo-avatar

    Justin Mattiuzzo


    Unbelievably slow. Tried getting on one of the games I downloaded and it just lagged the entire time. Took out the fun of it

  48. Corey Clail-avatar

    Corey Clail


    It has potential needs better frame rate for games. on my xperia e it lags like hell but is better than most that I tried plz plz plz fix it for pokémon

  49. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    But is there multiplayer? How do I use it? New: every time I try to play a game, CRASH

  50. Sierra Norstrom-avatar

    Sierra Norstrom


    Open it up I see my files choose the file I want says Error I wish it would work I tried it several times but didn't work can u help pls?

  51. Kazden Hathorne-avatar

    Kazden Hathorne


    I was using another before, but it was slow. This one is great!!! But, I'm having trouble downloading other ROMs.

  52. Steve Yang-avatar

    Steve Yang


    Pokemon games keeps lagging and glitching it wont let my pokemons level up pleaz fix pokemon games ill giv 5 star

  53. johnny tarpley-avatar

    johnny tarpley


    Its pretty good 4 rl but idk how to wrk it..... see wot i did dere short cuts this is so off topic

  54. Gabriel Guedes Balogo-avatar

    Gabriel Guedes Balogo


    A lot less laggy than most other emulators. With some settings it would be great.

  55. Americo Magliozzi-avatar

    Americo Magliozzi


    When I play Mario and Luigi partners in time it is kinda slow and some of the dialog sounds like computer debug noises but it is the best

  56. Barnabas Dikibo-avatar

    Barnabas Dikibo


    Unlike other ds emulators this one hasn't crashed since I got it but it's a Little slow, please fix that

  57. Gentle Vinny-avatar

    Gentle Vinny


    While I understand the Lag. For it to crash whenever I play a game for more than 10 mins is a joke.

  58. Younho-avatar



    For pokemon games it lags alot. Plz fix and I will give 5 star.

  59. Ian Street-avatar

    Ian Street


    To rate the app before being able to play, and that is super crappy, this is literally just a copy of ndsdroid and works about as well, even had the same warning message about sound

  60. Miss Odango-avatar

    Miss Odango


    Crashed a few times. How do you load autosaves?

  61. KyleTGM-avatar



    UncoolDS. Do not download it is laggy and will infect your phone with malware. Broke my old phone.

  62. Shirou Emiya-avatar

    Shirou Emiya


    The game is a little slow. It needs to be as fast as the flash for me to give it 5 stars

  63. Christian Hubert-avatar

    Christian Hubert


    Can I adjust the quality and fps? It's kinda laggy in my device.. Cool app though..

  64. mohd farizuan-avatar

    mohd farizuan


    can someone teach me how to get some games? please?

  65. Christopher Altamirano-avatar

    Christopher Altamirano


    The best Ds emulator I've ever used for real. I tried them all never runs smooth as this one u will not find one good as this one.

  66. Kimmy Cruz-avatar

    Kimmy Cruz


    it crashes when I try to play, but if I'm lucky, it let's me play.

  67. Charl Vince Porlares-avatar

    Charl Vince Porlares


    This app would be great if setting is present and please fix it, the game couldn't be save, even though "automatically saved" flashes suddenly on the screen. Automatically closes and all files gone.

  68. shohana galaxy-avatar

    shohana galaxy


    It lags a lot and i cant do local multyplayer with friends that has a ds then ill give 5 stars

  69. brent gessel-avatar

    brent gessel


    Slow and laggy, might be better for you with quad core processors but for those of us with single core it's not worth your time unless you have the patience to deal with uber skippy and lag filled gameplay.

  70. muhammad ali-avatar

    muhammad ali


    i wanted to play castlevania dawn of sorrow and it's slow and you said it's fast make the emulator works faster

  71. Carolina Vazquez-avatar

    Carolina Vazquez


    Its good but put fast forward X1.5 why are people complaining every ds emu is slow

  72. Jules Frost-avatar

    Jules Frost


    Liked this D's emulator... More than the rest... Quicker less advertising. . still adverts though... Its OK.. Your CPU doesn't seem to need to add so much coal to the boiler to keep up with the emulator... My CPU is quad core... Not total crap just

  73. megolego2996-avatar



    Animal crossing was the only game that i had problems with. Great app otherwise

  74. Cheshire Chi-avatar

    Cheshire Chi


    I can play everything from pokemon to Zelda! Great emulator, even though it crashes sometimes.

  75. Bree Shidaki-avatar

    Bree Shidaki


    It is just irritating it is so slow it took fifteen minutes for the professer to stop talking for pokemon

  76. Louis Jean Camille-avatar

    Louis Jean Camille


    First thing the pokemon black white pearl etc run very slow include settings other than that the app is great 4 stars include some of my tips and your apps will be the best

  77. Noah Dalton-avatar

    Noah Dalton


    every time I try to play a game it just shows a white screen then I play a different game and its in slow motion and that makes the controls harder please fix that and I'll rate 5 stars

  78. Sankofa Legend-avatar

    Sankofa Legend


    Hate the emulator. Every nds emulator with mario on it sucks, even with no mario. I hate it, because it keeps shutting down, I rated 1 star on this because this deserves no stars at all.

  79. Fritz Cain-avatar

    Fritz Cain


    The start and select buttons don't work which is a problem

  80. よしおかがみね-avatar



    It jst stuck on a black screen saying scanning external storage for about 15 mins (EDIT: k my bad, it works, bt still too much lag)

  81. Chris Joseph-avatar

    Chris Joseph


    Works smooth on my galaxy note 2. It rarely & barely gets slow but other than that it runs just fine

  82. Sean A.-avatar

    Sean A.


    Whenever I try to play a ROM it just stops working, it's really frustrating. Doesn't work not even worth the download

  83. Paisley DeDonato-avatar

    Paisley DeDonato


    Pokemon goes so slow. Now I feel woe . I still like it though

  84. Markbud92-avatar



    Crashed as soon as I attempted to open Pokemon White 2, sorry but I must uninstall, hopefully this fixes later on down the road.

  85. Go. D Usopp-avatar

    Go. D Usopp


    I think this company makes a lot of losses this app is ridiculous never download it. It is way too slow and it crashes when the game starts

  86. Lyn Bacani-avatar

    Lyn Bacani


    I cant play faster its too slow while im playing pokemon diamond please fix it iwill rate u 5

  87. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I did not know how to access settings for some reason.

  88. Joe Wayne-avatar

    Joe Wayne


    This app is completely bullshit. It won't let me play any of my games, when I try and open it, the app always closes itself.

  89. Garrick Nickel-avatar

    Garrick Nickel


    I, like many got this in order to play pokemon, but you gain 0 experience for everything you defeat, ruining the point of pokemon in general, right?

  90. Maria Perez-avatar

    Maria Perez


    Every time when I try to go on a game it takes me off please fix it!!

  91. Alys-chan Gibson-avatar

    Alys-chan Gibson


    I can't access settings? I don't have that list button on that phone and the app does not indicate any settings are included.

  92. azmain hussain-avatar

    azmain hussain


    Please make it a fast because its really slow

  93. its.vaall-avatar



    Don't waste your time on this stupid game find a new one😈😠😈😠😈 😈 😈😠😈😠😈😠😈😠

  94. Banana Republic-avatar

    Banana Republic


    This had lag on my galaxy s3 how can I make it work?

  95. samrudh h-avatar

    samrudh h


    I would rate it 100 stars if it was more fast but it's super slow especially Pokemon games(diamond and pearl)plz answer after you improved it

  96. foreignfanta78-avatar



    After playing for 2 weeks on many games I go to play and all my save files are gone

  97. Gaming With Nekos-avatar

    Gaming With Nekos


    It caused my phone to freeze multiple times and never loaded the game. I wouldn't recommend this app to anyone.

  98. carljoh45 johnson-avatar

    carljoh45 johnson


    It's the fastest ds emulator in Google play

  99. Kevin Chappell-avatar

    Kevin Chappell


    The game crashes. If u play for thirty minutes, the game may crash and have to start all over again

  100. Dana Mills-avatar

    Dana Mills


    I couldn't get it to work. If you can tell me how to than I will rate higher of it works