DraStic DS Emulator APK

Version r2.5.0.4a - com.dsemu.drastic
Last updated: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 9:34:32 UTC
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Download Version r2.5.0.4a (92)
Apk Size13.33 MB
App DeveloperExophase
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android2.3.x and up
App Packagecom.dsemu.drastic.apk
Website http://www.drastic-ds.com/

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DraStic DS Emulator is dsemu,drastic,action, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.43 by 3430 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Exophase website who developed it. com.dsemu.drastic.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.3.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of r2.5.0.4a 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 7266678+ times on store. You can also download com.dsemu.drastic APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

DraStic DS Emulator is the app that lets you play all the Nintendo DS games that you’ve always wanted to play on your mobile device.

Do you remember the giant game collection that came out on the Nintendo DS system? Now you can play it on the go and, instead of having to carry two devices at the same time, you can simply use your phone or tablet wherever you are.

And you’ve got some advantages too! The graphics look better than ever and you can customize the size of the DS screens to better fit your needs. There are portrait and landscape modes.

You can even use add-on controllers if you own devices like the nVidia Shield or the Xperia Play. Play the game with physical controllers for a better gaming experience!

There are some more neat extras like being able to save and resume your progress whenever you want with the help of save states and being able to check the database for thousands of cheat codes. Synchronize your save games with your Google Drive space and you can even press fast-forward if you want to go through the games faster.

The DraStic DS Emulator is only meant for playing private backups of legally acquired Nintendo DS games and ROMs are not included in the download of this app. Try the demo version first if you’d like to test the emulator out.

With an enormous collection of Nintendo DS games waiting for you and the many options the app gives you to personalize your gaming experience, DraStic DS Emulator is the definitive way to play Nintendo DS classics. Play the games your way!

For any needed assistance, contact [email protected] 

App ChangeLog

  • - Significant optimizations for X86 devices
    - Minor optimizations to 2D and 3D rendering
    - Changes to help prevent slowdowns in games like Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
    - Added per-game video/audio settings
    - Added Lua support
    - Added Chinese localization
    - Added ability to add background images to screen layouts
    - Fixed Android N permission issue
    - Fixed Google Drive folder creation issue
    - Improved Android TV key mapping dialog
    - Improved screen scaling in layout editor
    - Some UI enhancements

App Screens

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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.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

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.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

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

install shortcuts
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Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:Android, L:Mountain View, O:Android, ST:California, OU:Android, email:[email protected]
Certificate Subject:C:US, CN:Android, L:Mountain View, O:Android, ST:California, OU:Android, email:[email protected]





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  1. ArieR56 Cooper-avatar

    ArieR56 Cooper


    I've been having to save my game twice in order for it to actually save. I've realized this after closing and opening my game after saving once multiple times and it didn't ever save. So save twice. The controls are finicky especially the d pad. Plus, select, start, R, and L are in the way all the time to where I just play with the screens swapped since they interfere. You get to choose if you want the layout in your way of vision or way of you touching the screen.

  2. Lataco Grande-avatar

    Lataco Grande


    free It has potential to be great thats why I'm not just giving it only one star unfortunately. I'm disappointed that the amulator frequently freezes on me in the middle of my gaming for split seconds, enough for me to get annoyed and ruins the whole experience for me. Honestly I was expecting more from a paying product. I twicked around all of the settings to find no solution. I have a samsung etab tablet and I think is a decent hardware to play ds emulators on it.

  3. Beacon Games-avatar

    Beacon Games


    apk download This is by far the best mobile emulator available. I know a thing and two about emulators. This has all the features you will want. It is also very well optimized so it will run well on lower end devices. And on higher end devices as mine you can easily upscale the resolution.

  4. Greg Rayfield-avatar

    Greg Rayfield


    pokemon games Edit 9/23/20: (I don't like how now It redirects me to adds even though I paid for app. Plus why is it now asking me to allow downloads from unkown sources and my phone gives me a warning)? This works so good. I mean it is so easy to use as long as you know how to download roms. Once you successfully download one then you will be on your way to getting a great collection of games. The games are all only around 10 to 50mb. So you can download a good library without taking up too much storage.

  5. Arun Bhaskaran-avatar

    Arun Bhaskaran


    apk 2020 It runs flawlessly for me, with almost zero issues so far. The only complaint I have is regarding the controls in the menu itself. While the A and B buttons on my Xbox One controller work normally with the mapping in the games themselves, that's not the case in the menu. Half the time, both A and B act as the enter key and I have to resort to the touch controls to back out of most sub-menus. This is rather annoying. I can't seem to find a workaround, so far. Aside from that, this app is great.

  6. Jo Jabour-avatar

    Jo Jabour


    ocean of apk It honestly works better than the desktop emulator I've used. It let's you customize the screen and button layouts, has options for cheats, accessing saves is easy, allows for a save state, and fast forward is easy to use and adjustable. I've already recommended it to friends

  7. OddLink-avatar



    cheats Unlike any other DS emulator in the app store, this one is actually good! It runs great, it plays well and can run most if not all Nintendo DS games. The only thing that bothers me is the "Continue" button on the menu crashes the app.

  8. Gabe Itch-avatar

    Gabe Itch


    chromebook I'm so frustrated. This app is terrible. I just wanted to use a movement speed cheat in pokemon SS and now nothing works. Why is it that after disabling cheats they still happen? What about reloading saves? The cheats need to be fixed asap. Waste of 5 dollars. Edit: Another complaint. After fixing the glitch myself, I played for another two days or so saving both in game and in the app. Somehow all of it got erased. So disappointed, frustrated, and I've completely lost my drive to even play now

  9. Blinking Surprised Pikachu-avatar

    Blinking Surprised Pikachu


    for android I've been using this emulator for more than a year, I've been loving it so much. The PERFECT ds emulator, I tried so many others, but none of them even come close to DraStic's quality. Thank you so much. There's only one major thing I find annoying though, sometimes games don't load up the first time and take around 3 times before they start playing

  10. Josh Celnik-avatar

    Josh Celnik


    iphone There's a bug where everything randomly resizes smaller and doesn't revert until...it feels like it. Clearing cache or restarting my device doesn't fix it. If I attempt to resize the screens or move the controls while smaller they distort when the layout reverts. Certain games still crash randomly (usually during scene changes).

  11. No U-avatar

    No U


    The app is amazing and everything runs smoothly, (other than some sound issues this is a great emulator) Although recently ads have been popping up whenever I open the app, and it's never happen before. And the x is sometimes too small to click and I end up being redirect to some sketchy sites. So I would like to know if this is the app or my phone. But other than that I would 100% recommend this emulator to others!

  12. Derek Waite-avatar

    Derek Waite


    Great emulator. Runs smooth. No ads. Nothing sketch. Just honest to God Ds games. Wish I could mess with the button layouts, but there's ways around that and it's not a big deal to start with. Highly recommend

  13. Marc Cordero-avatar

    Marc Cordero


    Incredible emulator. Comes with a ton of options and customization options along with a large list of cheats to play the game however you want to. The savestates are reliable and it is easy to swap from game to game. I used this emulator to replay all the DS Pokemon games and this emulator is absolutely perfect for it. Would recommend if you want to replay your favorite DS games on your phone.

  14. Charles Choc-avatar

    Charles Choc


    Runs like a dream on my S9+. I'd previously tried using RetroArch (slow frame rate and unusable audio). I like RA for a bunch of reasons, but DS emulation thru it leaves much to be desired (slow!). I moved to SuperNDS Pro, which made games playable (with some tweaking). Decent frame rate and intelligible audio. Problem with SDNS is that it doesn't support ROMs on SD (boo!). I finally downloaded Drastic about a week ago and I am beyond impressed. Buy it! Step into the light!...

  15. Jordan Moylan-avatar

    Jordan Moylan


    Not only does this have more features Included, it's the only emulator on the store to have a "no filter" graphics option, meaning you can see all those glorious pixels perfectly sharp without linear or upscaling by default. It also allows every game to be placed to the phone desktop with its own icon, which launches rediculiously fast :) if you emulate a lot, this is worth it

  16. matcha-avatar



    I cant rate this app highly enough. In my years of using it I've never experienced any issues with any game at all. and recently I found out that my PS4 controller works with it....with no need for set up or ANYTHING! I just connected it through bluetooth and it worked perfectly. this emulator is even better than desmume for the PC which ive had a lot of headaches with

  17. Troll 4 Life-avatar

    Troll 4 Life


    This emulator has so many features like you can change what the background image looks like and change what the controls look like so you can make it look like a ds, there's also this option that makes it look like a 3DS remake no matter what game it is they did it with a method that I can only describe as wizardry, They also have a slot 2 that you can have GBA games in so far it only works on a handful of GBA games but I wouldn't be surprised if one day it would work on the entire GBA library!

  18. Raphael-avatar



    Ok, I've been using this for a LONG time, I love it. But recently it's been deleting my save files...? I have save states but I like to load them manually from the screen as start game bcos I save them in game, too, but somehow it always reverts back to New Game mode unless I click the save state....help?

  19. Sean Fields-avatar

    Sean Fields


    The App was working fine on my previous phone but ever since Ive re-downloaded on my new phone it keeps crashing in the middle of a game and I continuously get error messages and "The app stopped working" messages on my phone. Im playing on the galaxy A51. Please look into this and fix please! 🙏🏻

  20. Matthew ReviewsAll-avatar

    Matthew ReviewsAll


    Easily one of the best emulators to buy if your going to spend money I highly recommend this very easy to use never have bad any problems limited adds also if you aren't good at this stuff simply watch a YouTube video and this app is easy enough to set up.

  21. Jhercel-avatar



    After updating to the latest version, my ingame saves suddenly dissapear. even after playing and saving my progress in-game and playing it again, i cannot find my progress since it is blank. can someone help me about this? it seems the emulator don't save my ingame progress. i've been playing loveplus for almost 2 years now. good thing i uploaded my progress in google drive.

  22. Aaron Hart-avatar

    Aaron Hart


    This emulator seems to have better performance (audio and video) over the free ones I have tried. It also seems to not crash as much and be compatible with more of the games I play. Overall it's just a better experience and worth the 5 dollars even if you use it to just play a few games.

  23. Jordan Brown-avatar

    Jordan Brown


    A great app with amazing features like right joystick compatibility, but there are things it DESPERATELY needs. 1) 3x-10x rendering resolutions. 2) 2x-8x multi-sampling anti-aliasing and be able to mix MSAA with 2x-8x FXAA & SMAA. 3) Have Post-AA (ex: FXAA & SMAA) and texture scalers (ex: HQ4x, 6xBRZ, Hybrid + Bicubic) be separate settings. 4) 2x-16x Anisotropic Filtering. And 5) The ability to map button presses on a controller to points on the touchscreen. (Also, can you add beta sign-ups?)

  24. Alexis Alltop-avatar

    Alexis Alltop


    It's sometimes hard to play because the r and l get in the way I wish I could move it up. I always end up having to put the bottom screen on top. But overall amazing!!!!

  25. Dillon The Gay Cable Guy-avatar

    Dillon The Gay Cable Guy


    This does work but my low review is because you can be playing on the app, then switch over to some other app just for a moment, then go back on this and the app resets itself all unsaved progress is lost. I HATE this feature, but the app does work. Just literally have to save every single time in your game even if you are not playing it for just a moment.

  26. El Cuhhh-avatar

    El Cuhhh


    Awesome emulator and has cheats to mostly all games. The only thing is that. Sometimes when you save in-game. It won't save so you have to save twice. In-game and with this emulator.

  27. Raditya Arga Putra-avatar

    Raditya Arga Putra


    - everytime i open drastic setting during gameplay, the screen layout keeps reverting to two-screens even when i have chosen the one-screen landscape. - random sound crackling after opening drastic settings during gameplay. - there is no option to globally disable touch button and to globally disable touch input on 2nd screen. - crashes on final fantasy tactics when casting certain spells. - the dev doesn't update the app regularly. just go open source already. let other people fix the problems.

  28. Raiden S1Azhrally-avatar

    Raiden S1Azhrally


    So far the best emulator for DS games, running smoothly, it's really worthy if you like Old games like pokemon... The only negative thing it's doesn't have the option Multiplayers/Wi-Fi supports for trading like a real DS.. Overall it's really a good emulators app to play DS games...

  29. Sterling Archer-avatar

    Sterling Archer


    I had this on my note 8 and it worked perfectly. I've since upgraded to the S20 Ultra and the frame rate is insanely bad. Very choppy and freezes sometimes. I've messed around in the settings and still can't get it fixed.

  30. Niko Reiesu-avatar

    Niko Reiesu


    An amazing emulator, does nearly everything right...except for headphone audio. For some reason Bluetooth headphones cause significant audio delay issues (2+ seconds) for this emulator, so be aware of that if you want to use them with this emulator.

  31. Talih Kenger-avatar

    Talih Kenger


    Great app but my screen layout saves keep getting messed up. I have to adjust screen layout everytime I start the app. Note20Ultra android 10. The screenlayout function is bugged for me. It will save my layout but make everything bigger when I re-open the game.

  32. Adam Henderson-avatar

    Adam Henderson


    Tried alot of these DS emulators and they have nothing on this one I'm still playing around with the settings and features this app brings but first thing you will notice when trying this app is the picture quality and how smooth it runs. Also fast forward feature 🤤🤤🤤 a must have for pokemon games. For anyone wondering im running it on a Samsung s10 and will update my review once I've had a further play around with this app but so far great app no issues found well worth money

  33. Munier Abdurahman-avatar

    Munier Abdurahman


    Greatest app ever... but I'm having issues with final fantasy tactics. The app keeps crashing, it's never done this before and I've had it for well over a year now. Please fix, I've even e-mailed you guys but no response yet

  34. Yoshie27 YT-avatar

    Yoshie27 YT


    The BEST emulator for mobile ever! Most emulators require you to risk your private information, but not DraStic. No lag, Cheats! , And more! I finally get to play the Pokemon ds games. Worth the money. If you want the best emulator on android, get DraStic it's the greatest emulator and truly revolutionary for mobile devices.

  35. Naxal Dusk-avatar

    Naxal Dusk


    By far the best DS emulator on Andriod devices. Easy to use and learn. Only drawback is loading times, but that might be cause the games are big.

  36. Sabrina Colson-avatar

    Sabrina Colson


    It's really helpful but appears to be missing features found in other versions? Namely I can't keymap the third special button so I can press two buttons at the same time, something I cannot do by myself with the default game pad. This can kind of completely RUIN some games, so please fix it 🙄 The controls are god awful and half the cheats don't work. Wouldn't recommend paying for this when you can get MUCH better emulators for free.

  37. J.J-avatar



    Definitely worth the money! Now I can play all the ds games with much better audio and smooth gameplay. But the only problem is that you cant save the game "In game" which isnt really that big problem because you can just save on the DraStic.

  38. Henry Hunter-avatar

    Henry Hunter


    Honestly amazing, i have never had a problem with crashing or glitching yet, and i am able to replay some of my favorite games again, this time from the comfort of my couch thanks to the in app controller support!! Definately the best android DS emulator i have ever had! :)

  39. Twist of Collection-avatar

    Twist of Collection


    Great Emulator, my only suggestion is that I hope there is an option to change the position of the L+R and Start+Select button so that it doesn't block to touch screen below. It can be placed in the free space above the joystick.

  40. Vicki Miller-avatar

    Vicki Miller


    I really love this and I haven't had any of the issues that I've seen other users mention. I'm using it to play through the old Pokémon games, so being able to adjust the screens and the controls is crucial, and it's super easy to do with this. I do wish that the app included local trading (through other game files on the app, not with other players). I rely pretty heavily on trading with myself in these games where you need to trade certain things, so it would be a great addition!

  41. Strawberribuns-avatar



    Recently got a new phone and this was one of the first things I installed, on my old phone it worked amazing with no issues, but now the app refuses to acknowledge any of the 7 nds files I've downloaded and only runs new super mario Bros, I've tried everything I can think of but it just doesn't recognize anything

  42. Stie Putra-avatar

    Stie Putra


    this is probably the best DS emulator, I've never encountered any serious problem, most of the games run smoothly... i think it deserves five stars

  43. Calvin Liemowa-avatar

    Calvin Liemowa


    Like maybe the best DS emulator for Android. Simple to use, plenty of features, and never give me any trouble. I've been using this for few years I think? Anyway, I don't have any other comments except this emulator is my favorite.

  44. Sadomasochistic Tendencies-avatar

    Sadomasochistic Tendencies


    I see your warning about the game cheats may cause the game to break. What do you mean by break? Will the game not work anymore? Really important since I need cheats to get certain pokemon since you cant trade with this app which is a bummer. You should add that feature onto the app that allows you to trade yourself and/or with others in pokemon like in the myboy app. Please that would be awesome.

  45. Sir Pokenn-avatar

    Sir Pokenn


    Great Emulator, works great and has a nice cheat system for someone looking to mess about some. Works cleanly and is highly worth the £5 or whatever. If you emulate regularly, then this is great, it works even better than the Free Ds For Android. Five stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  46. Lee Henderson-avatar

    Lee Henderson


    The emulator itself is amazing, just a question though. My kids are connected to my Google play acc and when I try to install it on their phones it asks me to pay again. Is this normal or a bug?

  47. Papa Shockwave-avatar

    Papa Shockwave


    Awesome emulator. Only drawback is that it doesn't have the ability to take advantage of the LG Dual Screen. That would be absolutely perfect!

  48. Brandon Tan-avatar

    Brandon Tan


    Please add a feature where the game auto saves after you leave the app, I cannot tell you how many hours I have lost due to me being used to every other emulator auto saving. It is extremely useful and really isn't that hard to implement.

  49. brian flowers-avatar

    brian flowers


    Released 8 years ago and still doesn't support wifi, it should be about time to focus more on the issue boss man.. Until it supports wifi and multiple play I put 5 star

  50. Trixie Marie Gil Cabiles-avatar

    Trixie Marie Gil Cabiles


    Playing for a week now, and I was devastated earlier when the screen went black, only showing the controllers and buttons. Searched the internet if there was a way to fix it but didn't find anything. After trying different ways to in hopes of fixing it, Iwas able to fix it!! I'm so happy! I'm hoping it won't happen again though. Btw, I'm playing on a Samsung 20 Ultra.

  51. KaluW-avatar



    This is a good emulator, with a couple of issues - it can't play some of the most popular titles of the classic nds. 😩 (Like some of the mini games in Mario party) Secondly, it still has bugs, and even though I save often both in-game and in the emulator, it still annoying to deal with reset bugs, or freezes, etc. I have not experienced in other ds emulators. I hope these are fixed at some point and I'll give the 5-stae rating. 😞

  52. Consciouscant-avatar



    Terrible, I thought it was amazing but it kept crashing my games for doing literally nothing, of course I spent 3 hours and suddenly it has to crash in the most important time of the run? Really?

  53. Matteo Alhysa-avatar

    Matteo Alhysa


    I just wanna say that now I can't go on "Load new game" for some strange reason... If I tap anything else it doesn't freeze, I really enjoyed playing but right now I can't play, please tell me something to do

  54. Nolan Henderson-avatar

    Nolan Henderson


    Great emulator for DS games. Had it for about a week and it's run smoothly the entire time. I've tried a few different games and each one has been perfect. The only issue I've had is the placement of the buttons can be a little weird depending on the game you're playing. A suggestion for an update would be a button layout you can customize yourself.

  55. Ella Olsen-avatar

    Ella Olsen


    I saw other reviews complaining about this app, about crashes, games not loading, etc. After buying it myself, I'm convinced those cases were either user error, or early bugs that have been fixed by now. Some have said the save states are unreliable, but the app tells you explicitly not to rely on them. There is literally nothing wrong I can find about this emulator. It even runs a LOT better than the DS emulator on my PC, and drains less battery than other apps. 5⭐ Definitely worth the money

  56. Peter Boutros-avatar

    Peter Boutros


    Perfect DS emulator, I tried many other but they failed miserably, this one works perfectly and has all the options needed. Finally playing pokemon soulsilver and platinum exactly like on the DS since I cant buy them anymore

  57. Nitemage Ivory-avatar

    Nitemage Ivory


    I hope the team make a 3 or 2ds emulator! The team did an amazing jod on this emulator. It runs smooth and everything. Its like a real ds excluding internet compatibility. But its fantastic! Keep it up!

  58. Bhushan Patil-avatar

    Bhushan Patil


    Best emulator you can get for DS. I have been using it since 2014. This has every minute detail features from DS like emulating closing DS (it requires to solve some cases in a particular DS game) or blowing in mic etc.

  59. Tunny Bunny-avatar

    Tunny Bunny


    It's a great emulator for its price, Although after the recent update some Roms crash would crash. HeartGold straight up crashes when you boot it up (SoulSilver is fine though) and MarioKart crashes after a single track regardless of the course and speed. I haven't checked for other games yet but for the most part, everything works just fine. ps: These problems might have already been present in the version before the last update and I was just not able to check at the time, but I'm not sure

  60. CorruptedFox-avatar



    This ks a badass app. Every ROM I install doesn't have any hacks loaded into it, but the emulator has some sort of search system, becausr it always has hacks for any game you have. It also plays so smoothly.

  61. L C-avatar

    L C


    Really good but a couple minor things bother me. 1: there's an option for whether to load a savestate when starting a game from a shortcut, but when it's set to off there's a prompt which can be annoying. 2: it adds a few bytes to the end of the in game save file which seem to be unnecessary and add hassle when trying to copy the save file to a physical cartridge, and there's no way to turn it off.

  62. Triple B-avatar

    Triple B


    Really good emulator. Love how you can change the fast forward speed, and also love the layout feature. A couple things I would really like to see and the reason I didn't give 5 stars, I noticed there is a portrait lock mode but no landscape lock mode. Would love to see a landscape lock mode and also the ability to save to multiple save states.

  63. BlazeGamez-avatar



    Runs smooth just like a ds. Controls are iffy but there's not much you can do about that. Overall perfect emulator

  64. Jordan Yunker-avatar

    Jordan Yunker


    Absolutely amazing emulator, very worth the price. Runs everything well. I was having an issue with screen flickering, but messed with settings and fixed it

  65. Kevin Griswold-avatar

    Kevin Griswold


    Pretty good emulator. Games runs great and is stable. Please add a bulk scroll for the games list. Scrolling all the way down the list of hundreds of games is tedious

  66. Yoman Level 74-avatar

    Yoman Level 74


    This is one of the best emulators but uploading savestate to Google drive don't seem to work. One example is when I upload a save state and as soon as I leave and come back, the uploaded save state is gone and is no longer detected, and the option to upload the save state doesn't disappear, allowing me to infinitely upload savestates. When I uploaded all my saves and went to my other android device with another copy of drastic and my rom, the uploaded savestate wasn't detected from my account.

  67. Aaron Rodriguez-avatar

    Aaron Rodriguez


    Best emulator for years, but since the last update , whenever i try to scan for games the app freezes. By the way, mt phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

  68. gizmo-avatar



    This is no doubt the best DS emulator for Android. I've tried so many others and nothing matches this, first off the other app "NDS4Droid" is pretty terrible in terms of graphics and FPS, the only other substantial DD emulator by developer CPU studios is shady and sends you to an odd download of DraStic. In terms of FPS, DraStic reigns supreme, it has top notch performance even on a lower-end phone like mine (Moto e6) The graphics are much much better and the graphics, *chefs kiss* 1000/10

  69. Noname Noname-avatar

    Noname Noname


    Works better than emulators on PC ever did, even on older and lower budget devices like HTC Desire 510 and Galaxy A5 2017. With a plethora of options (especially for placement and scale of screens and controls) and the ability to set per-game options and layouts, this emulator is the best one for DS by far.

  70. King Bee-avatar

    King Bee


    You may think 5 dollars is a steep price for "Some stupid app" but its all worth it they have 16-bit rendering and some great 3d rendering optoins for 3d heavy games. The only reason im not giving 5 stars is because there is a lack of good filters for the games, i would really love to see something better the hq2x or FXAA. Overall im really enjoying the app its without a dount the best nds emu on the play store so if you want a quality experience just pay the dev the 5 bucks (they deserve it)

  71. Daniel-avatar



    Works perfectly. Paying for an emulator felt weird, but being able to run DS games on my phone this well makes it worth it. I tried some other DS emulators before getting this one but they always had performace issues. DraStic finally allows me to play Pokémon SoulSilver at 200% speed, which is a godsend.

  72. Victor Gaeta-avatar

    Victor Gaeta


    This is a very solid emulator but I'm confused how to use the speed up button. Also it would be nice if it could back up my saves to Google drive unless it does do that and im mistaken .

  73. Sensei 1667-avatar

    Sensei 1667


    This is the perfect NDS Emulator. No questions to ask. 10/5. The roms I downloaded run S M O O T H, butter smooth. Even allowing me an outlet to play Newer Super Mario Bros. DS (for anyone unaware it's a NSMBDS rom hack with a bunch of original stuff that I highly recommend) This. Is. The. BEST. NDS. Emu. E V E R.

  74. Cow-avatar



    Used to work great. Have tried everthing I could think of but the app crashes on a sheild portable attempting to start any game. Demo version works, but that is not really a solution

  75. GOBLAW 1-avatar

    GOBLAW 1


    Only just purchased this app seems 2 wrk fine so far on my phone but when I went 2 install it on my tablet it wanted me 2 buy it again not sure if this is a bug. But I've never had 2 pay 4 a app twice before bit disappointed by this tbh

  76. Jamm Marcelo-avatar

    Jamm Marcelo


    Overall good app that i can play my favorite DS games. But when my phone got a system update the app crashes when i open a game fix this error pls or give us a money back cause this is just a waste of money, that we paid, if this error will still occur. Ill rate it 5 stars if you will fix app error when doing system update Update Edit: Good thing that the issue was fixed. Thanks so much exophase. Surely that DraStic DS is the Best DS emulator for android. 2 thumbs up.

  77. LI KA FAI-avatar



    The best DS emulator, support controllers, tons of customization, different display combinations, 1000% recommend!!! Just paid and play till the end of universe.

  78. J C-avatar

    J C


    Wow I never thought I would be able to relive all the games I played on my ds + others that I never got the chance to buy at the time. 10000% worth buying!

  79. Ari Morgan-avatar

    Ari Morgan


    The only reason I give this 4 stars is because there isn't enough virtual gamepad customization options. I am constantly inputting the wrong thing, and making the d pad bigger just obstructs the touch screen. In Pokémon I am constantly walking when I don't want to and in Mario 64 ds I fall all the time because the d pad inputs the wrong thing. Add more customization options for the virtual game pad and this gets 5 stars. Make it so I can have the d pad from the John gbac emulator

  80. Moon & Stars-avatar

    Moon & Stars


    Whenever I click load new game it just says scanning for 3-5 seconds then it disappears then the game closes, I hope you fix this problem. I can't even play a game

  81. Skadoosher 77-avatar

    Skadoosher 77


    The emulator runs well on my just out of date note 9 and is great for most games that one would want to play. I will I've tried playing on older phones and it chugs quite but i dont think that can be helped. As always with phone emulators though, if you dont like touch controls, you better hope you have an xbox controller and the proper cables.

  82. Leo Lavender-avatar

    Leo Lavender


    I honestly love this. The only problem i have is how the L start select and R button are in the middle of the screen.

  83. Clik-avatar



    Awesome way to play DS! Supports Action Replay codes, HD rendering(for 3d games) and more! The only issue is that it leaves a notification if you exit it without using the button in the app. Idk why they did this, but that's pretty much all that stands between this and perfection.

  84. Volt-avatar



    Why is the A button so odd? Every other button works normally but the A button only basically needs to be held down for it to register a press. Please fix it

  85. Tristantine The Great-avatar

    Tristantine The Great


    Tried to play a game, and before I even got to the main menu, it crashed so hard that my tablet screen went out and I couldn't even turn off the tablet, while the music fron the game kept playing. Took me almost 10 minutes to get the tablet to turn off. What's the deal? I used DraStic four years ago and never had an issue. Don't ruin something that was good.

  86. Solomon Garland-avatar

    Solomon Garland


    It just works, for the most part. No connectivity or trading, but that's to be expected.

  87. Mr. Krabs-avatar

    Mr. Krabs


    Mostly good emulator, make sure you have a bluetooth controller handy if you plan on buying it. It's a bit pricey for an emulator but it's the best one on mobile so it wasn't a regrettable decision. An option to emulate the wireless communications would be nice though.

  88. Iris Meijer-avatar

    Iris Meijer


    The time system is very wonky. Often the emulator doesn't register system time, and assumes the same time it was when the game was closed. Custom time doesn't work at all. In the last few weeks it has started corrupting my animal crossing saves, making me lose town's I worked very hard on. The saves I backed up got lost too. Unacceptable

  89. Aaron Leonetti-avatar

    Aaron Leonetti


    Ive played on nds emulator pokemon platinum and advance wars dual strike and the framerate was horrid! Drastic changes that! Nds emu also force closed alot and so far Drastics been smooth as butter 😘! Thanks guys if i exp problems ill re rate it.

  90. Nicholas Croft-avatar

    Nicholas Croft


    It worked for like a week, then both games crashed and now all I can load up is a white screen. Could be my device, could be the files, could be this app. But I've never had this problem before...just wish I didn't waste my money coming back to this in 2020 :(

  91. Giovanni Paolo-avatar

    Giovanni Paolo


    Best NDS emulator out there. (Including PC version of them) It's totally worth the money I spent on it because they continue working on new updates and making it better for us as users.

  92. Rachel Stent-avatar

    Rachel Stent


    This is the best emulator app I have found! I uninstall then reinstall every couple of months because I just cant help but come back to playing old ds games.

  93. Sideeq Umar-avatar

    Sideeq Umar


    Amazing emulator couple bugs. Sometimes the controller layout doesn't save accurately. There's no snap options so buttons are ALWAYS unaligned unless you reset the whole layout. The shoulder buttons are too thin. Emulation wise, it's pretty flawless. Wish it had more filters shaders though.

  94. Taylor Hoyt-avatar

    Taylor Hoyt


    Seemless experience. I stopped playing a game for months and came back with all my save data in perfect condition.

  95. Deodat Lawson-avatar

    Deodat Lawson


    works perfectly other than a few frame pauses here and there but overall, hasn't crashed once in my 6 hours of playing pokemon white and the save states havent failed me yet for my huewei p30 lite. id say its worth the price. just be sure to check other reviews to see if your device can run it smoothly

  96. Physalis 17-avatar

    Physalis 17


    Using a Moto G7 Power and an Ipega Red Knight controller with the emulator. Runs very well on my phone and the touch controls are accurate. Very impressive emulator.

  97. Tiffany Forsythe-avatar

    Tiffany Forsythe


    Best DS emulator, hands down. Prefect for revisiting my favorite rpgs from the ds right on my phone. Now i can play Dragon Quest and Pokemon till my heart's content.

  98. SB-avatar



    Perfect experience for a phone, but I want this app to support SamsungDeX so I can use it on my PC, or at least add keyboard support to function as buttons

  99. Matt Gelement-avatar

    Matt Gelement


    Great display and personalization options, easy to navigate. Definitely worth the price

  100. balisongman07-avatar



    It's working alot better now for my S20+ also a huge fan of how optimized it is for any device.

  101. Syafiq Mohd-avatar

    Syafiq Mohd


    It's a good emulator. Many have been complaining about crashes,but you should know better not to overuse cheats and use a better device.my only complain is the movement button. Please enable choices as pokemon is better with movement button like pubg where you can touch anywhere to move instead of just fixed.

  102. Eschatological-avatar



    Good emu, but would sometimes crash out of the blue for no reason.

  103. Roy Kim-avatar

    Roy Kim


    Better than the original DS experience with an S-pen. Nintendo guidelines to push touchscreen input ended up making DS games ideal for emulation on phones

  104. J R-avatar

    J R


    except for not letting three button combos, it works great. I would five star if we could press r+l+a (chrono trigger).

  105. Saulo Coelho-avatar

    Saulo Coelho


    A very good emulator, and worth the price..maybe the best on Playstore! The only complain i have is about the backups on Google drive not work all the time, and so bad WiFi don't work as WiFi and multiplayer. Otg cable gamepad work good, and all games with high graphics..Keep up the good work

  106. XENON KILLER-avatar



    The emulator is amazing top notch even. However it says that the emulator should be able to pick up my MOGA powerA controller however it doesn't. Overall though pretty good Edit: Okay the reason why my MOGA didn't connect was because it doesn't register the MOGA pivot app but does acknowledge the MOGA universal driver.

  107. Ismael Muthana-avatar

    Ismael Muthana


    Works perfectly, apart from the issue of the license check failing occasionally, which is an issue when outside without wifi. Would be good if they added the ability to name savestates. Multiplayer would be something to aim for in the future.

  108. Andrew Johnson-avatar

    Andrew Johnson


    Custom mappable external controller support, don't have to move any files, actually makes the graphics better, and plays Pokemon Platinum without random black dots. The only downside is that the built in controls don't have a joystick. 9.5/10 definitely worth buying.

  109. Dae Young Choi-avatar

    Dae Young Choi


    I love this app im glad i bought it! I just wish i can play pokemon emerald! If you guys can make a Gameboy Advance or Color or maybe possible to play GBA/GBC backward compatible that would definitely be great! TBH i was pretty skeptical but my friend told me about this app and then i bit the bullet and well that was the best decision ever! haha. anyways keep up the good work!

  110. Jayden Trafford-avatar

    Jayden Trafford


    I've been playing Pokemon Black 2 for a couple days now and today while in the app samsung kept opening with a random site. Then my lock screen was an ad too. I found the virus by putting the phone in safe mode and hopefully got rid of it but be careful using this app. It's a shame cause it works really well and I like the customizability of the interface.

  111. Vince Galea-avatar

    Vince Galea


    I love this app, works fantastic! I would just love easier support for LG dual screen cases which would make this app 100% perfect for me!

  112. JavierSG Javier_Sotox-avatar

    JavierSG Javier_Sotox


    The emulator it's perfect, but please, we need the multiplayer option. Thanks

  113. Prisma 007-avatar

    Prisma 007


    Works great but an update is needed. Crashes on my galaxy a01 sometimes.

  114. Joshua Walker-avatar

    Joshua Walker


    This is the best Ds emulator i have ever used it has high quality graphics and runs almost all my ds games its also easy to use. Can you also add wifi/multiplayer And a vr.

  115. Darkestinsane-avatar



    I only wish that this developer would also make a 3ds emulator. I enjoy the drastic for ds games but there are a few roms I would love to play that are 3ds only. Please make a 3ds emulator or maybe even make it so this can play 3ds roms

  116. Sir Rant'alot-avatar

    Sir Rant'alot


    Performance is great, however my save got deleted randomly. Giving it another chance, but this was highly disappointing.

  117. Adrian A.-avatar

    Adrian A.


    The emulator is best especially on Note series it feels like you have a real dS. I wish you add multiplayer mode so that the emulator is complete

  118. Mystic Gaming-avatar

    Mystic Gaming


    I loved this emulator 3 years ago. Now it's bad. For starters, I cant access my roms easily and when I finally can access them after hours of searching it wants me to download a suspicious app that I've never heard of and suspect to be malware. Exophase, please, I beg of you. Make roms easier to access. Please

  119. grimlockrider 1-avatar

    grimlockrider 1


    I love the app but I wish that you could add custom buttons so if your using keyboard and mouse or controller, you could add a custom button on screen and you would not have to reach and touch the touch screen to do a certain action.

  120. Liam Nolan-avatar

    Liam Nolan


    DON'T BUY. Have been through multiple ROMs and all have ended up crashing. Total waste of money *Edit Pokémon platinum worked and hasn't crashed so far. Although, Drastic recommends to use the actual game to save, on multiple occasions this has failed and I've lost 10+ hours of progress already. FREE DS EMULATOR IS FAR BETTER.

  121. Joshua Fahrenkrog-avatar

    Joshua Fahrenkrog


    App has suddenly stopped working on my S9. I have tried everything to fix it. If it gets fixed this app is easily a 5 star...Please fix it!

  122. Joseph Lucido-avatar

    Joseph Lucido


    This is one of the better emulators I've used. It cool cus it comes with it's own set of cheat codes so I dont have to do the work. Also i can bluetooth my steam controller to it and play that way as well. No game play problems unless I break it.

  123. Bryan Jones-avatar

    Bryan Jones


    Would love to play it but seems to crash everytime I try and load a game on it is there a fix for it or am I just kinda sol?

  124. Yamil Habed-avatar

    Yamil Habed


    Best DS emulator on Android. Hope multi-player is supported soon. Would be even better if 4x + resolution and wide-screen fov hacks are supported

  125. Emmet-avatar



    Definitely one of the best emulators. Gets updates regularly. Worth the $5! Quick Question: Do you have plans to add a non-wifi local multiplayer function that can communicate with an actual DS system, or would that be too complex?

  126. Alex Hodges-avatar

    Alex Hodges


    I've used drastic for what seems like forever now but recently I've been trying to play yugioh over the nexus and reverse of Arcadia and it says the game files are not playable.

  127. Isaac Lopez-avatar

    Isaac Lopez


    I do enjoy using this app but there is a problem with the game controls. Whenever I play a game, there is a point out of no where the controls suddenly stop working, which prevents me from continuing through the games.

  128. LionSlingshotWMD-avatar



    Great app took me a minute to figure out that the main menu doesn't save your game you gotta go into it but its very good otherwise

  129. delt-avatar



    Very fast and mostly accurate emulator. 4/5 because of a few glitches: (1) some lines/circles missing in a few places, and (2) bottom right of lower screen sometimes vertically misaligned by 1 pixel. Tested on several devices.

  130. xMikesDeathwish1-avatar



    It was great but... the game Pokemon Heartgold can crash and it hasnt happened to me but it could get rid of peoples progress. This should be fixed also because whenever i rematch the gym leaders it always crash when i win (or lose).

  131. Banjo-Kazooie Bear-Breegull-avatar

    Banjo-Kazooie Bear-Breegull


    This emulator runs flawlessly. The only issue I have is the microphone. I can't get to work for games like Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. If you could help me out then it would be a huge help. Thank you for this amazing emulator!

  132. Shadow Fox-avatar

    Shadow Fox


    Absolutely wonderful! The only thing I'd add is for it to be affected by the rotation lock. However, it's just a minor inconvenience. Other than that, allowing us to change the screen sizes a little more would be greatly appreciated.

  133. Jake Hamilton-avatar

    Jake Hamilton


    Randomly stopped working for me, try to open a open new game, it freezes before I can even select my rom now.

  134. Kala mpag-avatar

    Kala mpag


    this emulator works perfect. no freeze no hangs. runs pretty well.

  135. Alex Leung-avatar

    Alex Leung


    If you're looking for DS emulator on Android, look no further. This is literally the only one that actually works.

  136. Dylan17Dino-avatar



    The most likely game for people to play is pokemon and if you are going to do that NEVER try to run all cheat commands at once. I leared that the hard way but other than that this is the best thing ever

  137. Miles Smith-avatar

    Miles Smith


    Its great but I notice sometimes the files get corrupted.

  138. Michael Barnes-avatar

    Michael Barnes


    Amazing emulator with little to no lag, I jest wish the home screen of the app was a little less clunky.

  139. Patrick Piedra-avatar

    Patrick Piedra


    Works fantastic . Would be 5 stars but very rarely it sometimes crashes

  140. Kevin-avatar



    I'm rating 3 stars mainly being I spent hard earned cash money$ for this supposed best NDS Emulator available for Android users. Please explain why it crashes least two times every hour I spent using this app plus dont even use the cheat codes or do anything special with editing the settings and what not

  141. Captain Bungslayer-avatar

    Captain Bungslayer


    I don't pay for a lot of apps, but I let this be the first one I supported! Followed the development for years and with my first ever paycheck. Years later, I finally remember to leave a review. It's good stuff.

  142. Kyle Lewis-avatar

    Kyle Lewis


    Is anyone else having trouble with ads that won't go away after downloading this app?. These ads are also extremely inappropriate if you have a kid that is under the age of 12 this needs to be addressed immediately because it's all over my phone now and I can't get rid of them.

  143. Evan Bassham-avatar

    Evan Bassham


    It works great ,super easy, games run smooth, and no lag money well worth it.

  144. Pyro Pyro-avatar

    Pyro Pyro


    Insanely good ds emulator, runs significantly better than any other I've used. Very worth the $5

  145. x KingKDN x-avatar

    x KingKDN x


    Literally perfect, even works on chromebook and has a built in cheat database. I always wondered why most reviews look cliche on some apps as if people were payed to say it but this is genuinely one of the best emulators if not the best emulator I've ever used

  146. Jose Reyez Bautista-avatar

    Jose Reyez Bautista


    Best ds emulator in the app store but the one thing I wish they could add is where you can trade your pokemon with other pokemon games for example trading pokemon from soulsilver to heartgold and if gba emulator can do it you can too

  147. Jarl Valdr-avatar

    Jarl Valdr


    Needs option to disable Bluetooth/gamepad controller. I have one that maps the screen to push the virtual buttons and the app is taking control of the controller making it not work. Tried selecting none and no mapping. Doesn't work

  148. Maddie Houser-avatar

    Maddie Houser


    It works well but crashes a lot so make sure to save every couple of minutes.

  149. myplans SG :D-avatar

    myplans SG :D


    The 3rd special button is not appearing despite clearing data, reinstalling the emu again... It does appear in layout editor, but nowhere else can I find it in game, despite me trying to change the settings one by one to test out what cause this

  150. Mackey Encienzo-avatar

    Mackey Encienzo


    Hi Dev Team, I hope you could create a multiplayer/wi-fi for Pokemon games. It would be great as we emulator users didn't experienced multiplayer back then.