DraStic DS Emulator APK

Version r2.5.2.2a - com.dsemu.drastic
Last updated: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 4:12:19 UTC
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DraStic Nintendo DS emulator

DraStic DS Emulator apk

APP Information

Download Version r2.5.2.2a (104)
Apk Size7.37 MB
App DeveloperExophase
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.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 3438 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 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of r2.5.2.2a 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 7320291+ 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

  • - Fix kernel 4.4.160+/3.18.124+ crash
  • - Fix virtual gamepad buttons disappearing
  • - Fix NVIDIA Shield/Shield TV controls
  • - Fix Android TV menu icons
  • - Fix Android TV screen layout editor
  • - Fix expected behavior when volume buttons are held
  • - Added Spanish translation

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
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Nim The Goodra-avatar

    Nim The Goodra


    Works well, great emulator, just wish there was a way we could move the buttons where we want, they more often then not cover the screen making touch screen games harder or near impossible to play or when a game has buttons and touch screen it's annoying when switches between the two. Also, if the button to reset the game was quicker to get to/able to be put on the screen. I for one like shiny hunting and having it there/having a more customizable overlay would make things alot more enjoyable.

  2. Connor Macdonald-avatar

    Connor Macdonald


    игры Was working absolutely fine until just recently. Screen randomly turns black and freezes the game. Only way around is to reload the game which loses my recent progress. Edit: I have recently started using the auto save feature and now it no longer freezes. Been absolutely brilliant. 5 stars.

  3. Mike P-avatar

    Mike P


    apk free download - oceanofapk At first I thought "no way I'm paying for an emulator! I'd just buy a DS!" But oh BOY am I glad I took the chance. Customisable user interface down to each button and screen placent, not to mention the best emulator I've used, possibly for any console. Other emulators are choppy, mess all the textures up and make the music sound like it was made by someone with no sense of rythym, but this emulator is as good as the original as were ever going to get. Just buy it, trust me

  4. Matt6sic6-avatar



    apk free download For the most part this emulator is awesome, but something it SORELY needs is a way to backup the settings. There's a LOT of settings to mess with, too many to remember. And God forbid you have to do a system restore on your phone, you instantly lose all that. If only all that info was saved to a file you could drag and drop or something. It's LONG overdue. Fix this and you'll get 5 stars from me.

  5. Slim OvO-avatar

    Slim OvO


    download full version Before the Android 11 update on January of 2021 I had no issues with the DraStic DS emulator. It ran smooth with no hiccups. After the update traffic DS emulator stopped letting me read my ROM files from my SD card and later stopped reading from my internal storage as well, even though I had given it permission to read my files. I've been trying to find a solution for the last month and a half and I have nothing. I want it to work again, as it is my favorite emulator, because of Pokemon Platinum

  6. Tyler Ehrig-avatar

    Tyler Ehrig


    download Wonderful tool, no complaints. However, wanted to give mention to a current issue I am experiencing today. Opening and 'continuing' crashes the app every time, unsure why. Worried that uninstall/reinstall will mess up save data. Galaxy S21 Ultra. Hopefully addressed soon. Thanks!

  7. Flare-avatar



    скачать бесплатно It's really good! It's faster than everything else I've tried, and I've been using it for a couple of years now. Cheat codes work fine, most games run without issue. Even on Chromebook it runs perfect. The only problem I've been having lately is that certain games just refuse to load. Sonic Colors is a mass contender. As well as certain ROM hacks. They won't load either. Is something just wrong with my settings? I really don't know.

  8. Juan Albarran-avatar

    Juan Albarran


    full apk Used to work perfectly but it doesn't work anymore due to the Android 11 update. My roms don't appear and there's no way to browse for files anymore. I hope it gets fixed soon. I'll update this review if it does.

  9. Jon Fitzpatrick-avatar

    Jon Fitzpatrick


    4pda Darn near Perfect. No trouble what-so-ever getting set. Has all the features I've come to expect in quality Nds emulation. Only problem is getting it to properly function with an Xbox one controller. Wish there was a button mapping process, big time. Would be 5 stars.

  10. WeiJun Syu-avatar

    WeiJun Syu


    pc Recent update to android 11 prevents access to the sd card completely on this app. Last update for this app was apr of 2020, it feels like this app has been abandoned. Android 11 has been out for a while now, yet no fix in sight.

  11. Ruth Creekus-avatar

    Ruth Creekus


    I like the simplified interface, and unlike other emulators, it is easy to navigate game files and settings. This emulator runs most games well. However, I have noticed in Rhapsody A Musical Adventure DS, the music crackles at times. That issue is tolerable and doesn't make the game unplayable. What isn't tolerable is that Final Fantasy Tactics A2 has issues with crashing. Overall though, I am pleased with Drastic and FFT A2 is the only game that has crashed out of the 5 games I've tested.

  12. Ann Bowler-avatar

    Ann Bowler


    Great gameplay quality but randomly crashes and loses progress. Even saving frequently doesn't prevent this - it seems to lose all data for the session. Sometimes I can play for hours without issue; sometimes only ten minutes. It's really unfortunate because this is otherwise an excellent emulator and runs ridiculously smoothly even on my older phone (Galaxy s7)... but I haven't had these crash bugs with other, free emulators I've tried. :(

  13. Lyv Love-avatar

    Lyv Love


    Was having fun over all playing Pokemon white 2, but then once I made it to mistralton city and to board the plane, the screen goes black, yet the music continues to play, so I can't make it to lentimas town, unable to progress in the game. I've tried several times, along with disabling any cheats I have on, thinking maybe it was part of the problem, but nothing worked, so I'm stuck in mistralton city, unable to continue.

  14. Christopher Torres-avatar

    Christopher Torres


    Use to be my most used app on my phone until the most recent update. Now I can't access my roms on my SD card. Looks like this is something that's been known for months but the devs aren't doing anything to fix the issue. Such a shame :\

  15. Super Nerd-avatar

    Super Nerd


    As far as emulators go, I'd say this is the best one on the market. Games run pretty smooth and the level of customization is phenominal. With access to cheats too, you can play Pokemon with all shinies, randomized, no exp. etc.

  16. Marcus Hattula-avatar

    Marcus Hattula


    Works perfectly for me. Zero crashes and no emulator-related issues. I wish some functionality to enter and save personal custom cheat-codes would improve the experience. Device used is a Samsung Galaxy A71, using touch screen controls. Have mainly played Pokémon games.

  17. Prince Foolish-avatar

    Prince Foolish


    great emulator! but the mic function is kinda insufficient, if you want to play games that require that function, it will be difficult or impossible to play. I wanted to play nintendogs, but the name calling feature made me me stuck. hope developers will update this

  18. Sean C-avatar

    Sean C


    Just wasted my money, I bought this emulator just because I can edit the screen sizes, for a D's emulator on a phone that's really helpful. HOWEVER, the app is unusable as out of all my ROMs, only 2 appear. Nothing in the settings to scan folders or directories. Hopefully someone can help but from the forums and Google it seems like a update needs to happen

  19. Haydeez West-avatar

    Haydeez West


    Hands down the best NDS emulator for android. After years of floating around the free versions - Ad riddled, slow performance, laggy animation and clunky interfaces - finally found a worth it replacement for the DS. You get what you pay for and if you want a fast, clean emulator, paying a few quid versus console price, there's no question!

  20. grand tostada-avatar

    grand tostada


    I am in no way an expert at this stuff, but i do believe that this is an amazing app to run DS games on. I myself, have had no major problems with this app, some of my saves do get corrupted sometimes, but i figure that's because I sometimes enable cheats. Overall this is a great app!

  21. AetheralMeowstic-avatar



    There's a grapical glitch in Heart Gold that corrupts Ho-oh's sprite at the beginning of the intro, and will also occasionally corrupt the exclamation point sprite when an NPC notices me and challenges me to a battle. The corrupt Ho-oh sprite is harmless, but the corrupted exclamation point crashes the emulator before the transition from overworld to battle can occur.

  22. Johnny Joestar-avatar

    Johnny Joestar


    I wish the keys were a little better, sometime I find myself walking the wrong way on pokemon. John GBA controls work best, i wish Drastic was similar to that. But overall everything is perfect, the only thing that would make Drastic better is if it had local multiplayer

  23. Jacob Buss-avatar

    Jacob Buss


    I really like this emulator. As someone who is terrible with technology, there's something nice about it just working without me needing to change the file format and all that. It's easy to control, responsive, and works really well

  24. Goodnight-avatar



    Played for around 25+ hours so far. Everything works fine. The app never crash. Not once I ever ran into any major problem. The touchscreen works really well, never expected that from an emulator. 5 bucks for an app that work well like this is amazing.

  25. Troll 4 Life-avatar

    Troll 4 Life


    This is by far the best emulator of all time there's so many customisation options including stuff you would never even think of like closing the ds which only use is making Mario say bye bye in Super Mario 64 ds though if I may offer a suggestion I would like the ds start up screen to play before every game and have the option to toggle between the DS i start up screen and the DS start up screen. A feature like that would be so small but offer so much for nostalgia.

  26. Wes Gilleland-avatar

    Wes Gilleland


    Doesn't work with latest Android 11 update. Even after giving it permissions to use the file system it won't list anything other than /storage and I can't browse anywhere else. Sad because I really like it otherwise, but this is just ridiculous

  27. Ryker-avatar



    The definitive DS emulator for Android. However more updates and optimizations, and options would be nice, along the ability to use your own DS BIOS like melonDS. As a side note, the bluetooth audio streaming for hearing aids (using the Oticon Streamer Pro) is so painfully delayed and low quality. Youtube and Instagram doesn't have this problem.

  28. krillarbran-avatar



    Have emailed support. Unable to browse storage in app since Android 11 OS update. Seems this has been a problem since the updates release for many apps, as there are several reviews stating the same issue. Will update review when it's fixed.

  29. L3xus-avatar



    Android 11's new "Scoped Storage" is the reason why this app cannot access SD Card anymore, they add this useless feature for "pRiVAcY fRiEnDLy", they really ruined all emulator apps because of this feature.

  30. Cody Moore-avatar

    Cody Moore


    Unusable. I have given all the permissions to the app but I cannot access my files to open my ROMS. I'm using an s21 ultra and new to android and was super excited to use this app cause I have used it on a raspberry pi and it was awesome on that and wanted to support but currently can't use it.

  31. 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

  32. Kisha-avatar



    * I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S20FE I don't know if it's because of a recent update or what but when trying to load a game the file explorer shows up blank. the only way I was able to play one was by downloading an external file Explorer app and going to my ROM folder to load the game. (The default Samsung file explorer won't work because you can't manually pick an app to open an associated file type. It tries to do it automatically otherwise it tells you to download from Play store)

  33. Simon Dietsch-avatar

    Simon Dietsch


    Runs well on the Retroid Pocket 2. Saves settings per game so I can vertically stack games that need both screens and hotkey swap those that only need one at a time. Converts certain key presses to touch presses where needed. Excellent and accessible quick menu.

  34. GDawg Productions-avatar

    GDawg Productions


    The smoothest DS Emulator money can buy, and it's well worth the 5 Quid my only gripe is for my galaxy A20 when you press the close lid button to shut the ds and open it back up, the game crashes, if you could fix this you've secured a five star, in my eyes it already is

  35. parkerpowell94-avatar



    UNREAL!! I used this app all the time. However, while using this app my phone was hacked and all of my phone got completely wiped clean. I was able to restore most of everything. My photos from years however got completely lost. My fault for not backing them up, but I will not be using this app ever again

  36. Java Coffee-avatar

    Java Coffee


    Edit: more than 3 years of usage, still top notch. Great dev, great emulator, highly recommend buying. It's just the price of 3 coffees yet much better. Old review: excellent nds emulator, never had any issues, very fast, support every games i threw at it.

  37. Isaac Froemming-avatar

    Isaac Froemming


    One of the maybe four apps I liked enough to buy. So stable, never had an issue. Save state updated whenever it goes to the background which is a must for phone multitasking. Good performance even on an old motorola phone. Able to customize controller layouts PER GAME. It just works.

  38. Chee Yong-avatar

    Chee Yong


    Game runs smoothly but I am unable to find the virtual gamepad I've made sure the controller icon is on through the menu, stylus is off, opacity is 100% When editing the button layout it's visible but once I closed it & edit screen, the virtual gamepad disappeared Appreciate if can help with issues

  39. Jeremy Weghorst-avatar

    Jeremy Weghorst


    This is a great emulator. But you lose a star because the "eye for decay" in castlevania: portrait of ruin doesn't work due to graphical issues with this build. Please fix it.

  40. Chris-avatar



    Love LOVE this app, but save frequently because it's pretty rough when it crashes after about 20 minutes of use. I'm on a Samsung 10s plus and it's perfect aside from the crashes.

  41. Luke Santillo-avatar

    Luke Santillo


    Got a Z Fold 2? Ever thought it'd be the perfect emulation platform for the DS? Well fun fact, it is. Once you edit the screen layout and control layout and sizes, you proper off-screen controls and dual screens. This seems to be the only DS Emulator where you can properly use the extra screen realestate that the fold gives you.

  42. Jonathan Babinski-avatar

    Jonathan Babinski


    This literally got 60 fps on my KINDLE FIRE (yes you can get Google play on Kindle Fire). That thing only had 1 gb of ram and it still delivered. I now use it on a much better tablet and still get 60 (obviously). Overall, I am very pleased and am very thankful to whoever developed this.

  43. Natasha Lyons-avatar

    Natasha Lyons


    One of the best DS Emulators out there right now, it worth the money and I can't recommend it enough, I played good multiple games on this and only crash few time but that was probably my tablet.

  44. Jan Dassow-avatar

    Jan Dassow


    Overall a great emulator, definitely worth investing into. Played everything I threw at it perfectly, minus the occasional frame drop that is to be expected with emulators.

  45. Will Vander Heide-avatar

    Will Vander Heide


    Overall it's a great app, but the menus are a challenge to navigate when searching for newly downloaded game, and it crashes unexpectedly without at random times.

  46. Mikeicey12-avatar



    The emulator itself seems to work with relative ease, and isn't overly complicated. For the deal you're getting, the price really isn't bad. However it should be noted, there are on occasions some graphical glitches, and the occasional crash here and there(in my opinion, its to be expected). In addition to that, there should be mention of the fact that in game saving can prevent some freezes, bugs, and glitches from occurring. Soft-locks appear possible when not utilized said function enough.

  47. Raditya Arga Putra-avatar

    Raditya Arga Putra


    (1) Everytime I open DraStic setting during gameplay, the screen layout reverts to two-screens even when I have chosen the one-screen landscape (2) Random sound crackling after opening DraStic settings during gameplay (3) There is no option to globally disable touch button and to globally disable touch input on 2nd screen (4) Crashes on Final Fantasy Tactics when casting certain spells (5) The dev doesn't update the app regularly. Just go open source already. Let other people fix the problems.

  48. Rubin Vo-avatar

    Rubin Vo


    Crashes after 5mins. Also my save states don't work. The emulator fails to even meet standards of gba emulator. Everything is so clunky within the menu.

  49. Allen Ray Lorico-avatar

    Allen Ray Lorico


    I don't Recommend this Emulator. I paid for this app but i experienced so much error during the game. it always crushes when you load saved games, i even reinstalled it still same problem. i only used it for a couple of days. im so disappointed. sorry!!

  50. ViolettePlays-avatar



    Runs games perfect, the only reason it's not a 5 star is because the fast forward seems extremely laggy no matter what game or settings, when set to unlimited its perfect for fps but way to fast at 1000+ percent, but if I have it set to any of the set speeds like 200, it feel choppy and not smooth at all

  51. Pietro CG-avatar

    Pietro CG


    Still the best, but downhill lately. A lot more bugs and random shut downs of the games now, even though they played perfectly a year or two ago. What have you changed? Could you just change it back? I hate these crashes that happen every 40 minutes.... Lost a lot of time on them. Still the best emulator for DS out there, just sort this out pls?

  52. Benjamin Åberg-avatar

    Benjamin Åberg


    this is very well-made, being an emulator for android. playing on pc will always be optimal, but THIS. this is the best nds emulator you can find for android, and I've actually tested the other free ones. there are 1 good nds emulator but DraStic just knocks it out of the park not even expensive, let's be real

  53. theofficialcloutbaby-avatar



    I have downloaded drastic in the past and it was working fine until I got it back and its not reading my roms and I have deleted it and re installed it and even downloaded from different rom websites and it still wouldn't work.

  54. Xelger-avatar



    Near-perfect emulation with loads of features. Controller support is especially appreciated. I do not regret my purchase one bit.

  55. Henry Junghans-avatar

    Henry Junghans


    If you're debating paying the 5 dollars, don't, while other emulators are stuttery and slow, this emulator moves at the speed and quality of a ds, and it's extra features don't slow it down 10/10

  56. M. B.-avatar

    M. B.


    When I try to resize and rearrange the screens on my fold 2 (perfect phone for da emulation) the moment I save the edited layout, the two screens snap on top of each other at the bottom (one covering the other). Unfortunately unusable, had to refund

  57. David Bergevin-avatar

    David Bergevin


    1st and last thing I buy on the app store. The most important part of a game is the save state, and this useless app crashed and overrited my savestates so I lost all my progress... Got ripped off. By the way I give it 0 stars It os just not possible

  58. X Blaed-avatar

    X Blaed


    This really is a great app but it is broke now they need to fix it and they need to fix it really bad I can't find any of my games I mean if it gave me the ability to look Probably would but yeah Please fix this problem I really want to start playing with this app again Please fix this problem I really want to start playing with this app again The other Ds emulators all right Probably a solid 3 stars 3.5 maybe but this app would be a complete 5 if they would just get going again

  59. ßrince ßurple8-avatar

    ßrince ßurple8


    I tried to get some pokemon games but the black file thats supposed to be connected to all of your files does not work for me. When i tap it it flashes blue then nothing happens idk if i have to jail break my phone or something to get it to work but i have tried every which way with the 5 videos of tutorials ive watched that all show "load new game" with the black file connecting to all the other files on your phone working with no problem, but for me it simply doesnt.

  60. Robert Ostapchuk-avatar

    Robert Ostapchuk


    The emulator worked flawlessly on my S9 plus but now that I've downloaded it onto my S20 the app can't find the folder with my ROMs and I'm unable to navigate to the appropriate folder

  61. Daniel Jones-avatar

    Daniel Jones


    The emulator is good and plays Black and White without, but I gave it a 4 due to no option to make the center of the D-pad a deadzone which would of made it easier to use.

  62. Black John-avatar

    Black John


    Amazing ds emulator!Definitely deserves its money.Only problem I had were the controls in some games are difficult to handle.Anyway still the best emulator.I really hope to make it support wifi in the future.

  63. Mikio Funamori Jr.-avatar

    Mikio Funamori Jr.


    After updating to android 11, I can't scan games in micro SD card. Please fix. I really love your emulator and this is the best NDS emulator.

  64. original username-avatar

    original username


    Excellent Emulator, very much worth the money. After a while I forgot it was an emulator. It has a really intuitive layout and the touch screen functions work probably better than the DS. No lag, supports in game saves and savestates. Automatically finds the roms on your device. And has all the customisation you could need. As said before it doesn't run the battery that much either. Very pleasantly surprised by this emulator. Have enjoyed the entirety of Pokemon soul silver already.

  65. Milo Miles-avatar

    Milo Miles


    This is the best DS emulator for android. I've been using it for a few years now. All the emulators I tried before it were completely unusable with their lag, but this one is perfectly smooth. I think the only thing that could make the controls better is if you added an option that made the buttons vibrate slightly when pressed. Also, if it is at all possible to work towards DSi compatability, that would be amazing. The DS itself doesn't have many great games, but the DSi does.

  66. Joshua Stedford-avatar

    Joshua Stedford


    Way better than expected. I bought this to play Super Mario titles, and it has done a great job of emulation. For those new to emulators, it will take a while to get used to the controls, and some customisation is needed to get the right layout for all the buttons to be right where you need them. However, after an adjustment period, it really is a great way to play a DS title of your choosing.

  67. Joel Todd-avatar

    Joel Todd


    Very nice experience and options but not the most modern looking and has some settings that refuse to update sometimes.

  68. cikocikociko-avatar



    I cant scan for games. Each time i tried to the app crashes. I bought this app so please can you fix it ...

  69. Ernie Johnson-avatar

    Ernie Johnson


    Great emulator. pretty much turns your phone into a Nintendo DS. And I can say with almost one hundred percent certainty that nearly every issue that the bad ratings are talking about have nothing to do with the app itself and are due to sub par hardware. they are having crashes because their phone can't keep up not because of anything the app is doing wrong

  70. Zoro-avatar



    Without a doubt the best ds emulator on mobile, however definitely needs more features and customizability. Also sorely needs feature to move joypad and buttons.

  71. 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. As an update to this, the emulator has gone downhill slightly. It now has frequent crashes, visual glitches, softlockes, and more. This is no longer worth the money. Two stars.⭐⭐

  72. Steve Brodkin-avatar

    Steve Brodkin


    Doesn't work on Android 11, doesn't appear to have access to internal storage despite giving it permission.

  73. Sam George-avatar

    Sam George


    Used to be a great app: Customisable screen space, google drive save backups, pre-loaded cheats database (if you're into that), and a ton of customisation for all sorts of things. Looks like the developers stopped updating recently and sadly it looks like I'm not the only one it doesn't work for. Trying to load a game on my chromebook will cause the screen to briefly flash and then immediately returns to the title screen of the app.

  74. CoraKolour-avatar



    An excellent emulator, to be sure. My only problem is that my touch is offset slightly below where I actually tap. This is the case for the buttons and the touch screen. I uninstalled and reinstalled and still the same problem. I have a Samsung Galaxy A71 and have had absolutely no problems up until installing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. I have no clue what the problem could be.

  75. Rafał Jaroni-avatar

    Rafał Jaroni


    The best ds emulator for android i ever saw! All works perfectly fine and i can not ask for more. Just pay the man for his damn work and enjoy. Just use the game pad.

  76. Solar Polar-avatar

    Solar Polar


    Very useful there were a couple parts of the menu navigation that took trial and error to figure out but it didn't take to long

  77. Stanko Stanko Chunt-avatar

    Stanko Stanko Chunt


    Worth every penny - the best emulator on Android and the only one as far as I'm aware that supports upscaling, which DS games benefit from massively since their native res is only like 256*256 or something in that ballpark. I'd absolutely love to see future versions support higher upscaling resolutions like DeSmuMe (a Windows DS emulator that supports up to I think 8* res, but honestly 4* is plenty and current mobile hardware would significantly struggle beyond 4) and also support WiFi features.

  78. David James-avatar

    David James


    Horrible now. On almost all my roms it starts like it's going to play then says ds can't read game file and to restart the ds. The same roms read fine on other ds emulators. This used to be the best but apparently no longer.

  79. Stephen Haroldson-avatar

    Stephen Haroldson


    Been wanting a good way to play DS games on Android but was always disappointed. Drastic has played everything I've thrown at it perfectly. Kudos for such a great app!

  80. jonathan guerrero-avatar

    jonathan guerrero


    Won't let me open any games on my note 10!!!!! After a few days it finally opened my games. 2 days later it won't open them again. What a garbage app it was great before.

  81. Josh R-avatar

    Josh R


    This is the best DS emulator in existence. The only thing that could make it better would be incorporating achievement support through retroachievments.

  82. Robert Murri-avatar

    Robert Murri


    Anyone having issues with drastic jobs longer finding roms after last android update, go in to settings / apps / drastic / storage and clear cache and clear data. Then it will rescan for games

  83. Emperor Chungus-avatar

    Emperor Chungus


    DEVS: like your app im almost happy with it. Its got great customization and even support for a full cheat database. But sadly this emulator crashes all the time, i mean constantly. On my Galaxy S20+ Ultra 5G, And on my A50, and my A20+. This app needs work. Crashes when implementing cheats in any game i tried. If that's the kind of performance I'm getting from a 5 dollar app amongst mostly free ones...Yikes lol Refund. I expect it to just work and it does but only under perfect circumstances.

  84. Wooly Ampharos-avatar

    Wooly Ampharos


    Very nice for the price easily plays the roms and has some built in cheats for that extra debug feature, very nice

  85. Moslem Noori-avatar

    Moslem Noori


    A very good Nds emulator, probably the best in the play store, u should buy it and support the dev The reason for 2 star is, i was going to travel, i would have been ofline so i bought this emulator, to play some old games during the wait times and... It won't work because it could not verify my license. Which was the whole reason i bought it, to have something to do while offline. That was a few years ago, vut it left me disappointed

  86. Jake Wachner-avatar

    Jake Wachner


    Pretty good though it would be nice if when I setup my screen I didn't have to for each game. Also it would be cool if you could add a feature for dual screen phones.

  87. alexandre nackers-avatar

    alexandre nackers


    This was an amazing emulator but now I can't even open the game it crashes and brings me to my homescreen I've uninstalled the app and reinstalled it 3 times already please fix this. Edit it was only doing that because I had downloaded a corrupt file and it was only trying to ensure I didn't corrupt the other files as soon as I deleted that file it works like a wonder

  88. Colin Weber-avatar

    Colin Weber


    Drastic is awessome! But does not work on the pixel 5. I have had dratic for a long time and never had any issues with it. But getting the new pixel 5, the directory no longer works so I cannot select any of my roms to play. If this was fixed this would be a 5 star review. Edit: I believe it has something to do with Android 11

  89. Mohamad Harb-avatar

    Mohamad Harb


    works well and have not had an issue so far, very well made emulator with a good amount of customization.

  90. Lewis Forster-avatar

    Lewis Forster


    Its great I would give 5 stars if you could change the D-pad to separate keys as I always seem to hit up or down when I wanna go left, update that and I'll put 5 stars for sure

  91. TheKevoyo-avatar



    Has a lot of potential. Multiplayer compatibility would be a good jump and Gameboy compatible would be nice too.

  92. Trevor C-avatar

    Trevor C


    While you can obviously download and play whatever you want, (the DS library has over 2000 games to choose from, not withstanding homebrew), I recommend starting with a roguelike called POWDER. If POWDER isn't your cup of tea, then I highly recommend trying out Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords - it's a bejeweled-style puzzle game fused with a D&D-style CRPG. Both games are perfect for Android, IMO.

  93. Diabetic Rai-avatar

    Diabetic Rai


    Absolutely amazing. It's difficult to find an app, let alone an emulator that's constantly good but somehow Drastic has managed to do that for the better part of like what, 7 years now? The people behind it deserve all the credit in the world

  94. Justin Beck-avatar

    Justin Beck


    Worth it as long as you are willing to buy this. Best NDS with amazing cheat lists. Even Yu-Gi-Oh WC07 is on this. Downside it requires license verification. Meaning you must be signed in account (Gmail).

  95. Ethan Paulakonis-avatar

    Ethan Paulakonis


    Was having trouble getting DS games running at full speed on retroarch on my Galaxy S8. Tried every setting available and nothing worked. Bought this emulator instead and I was able to run the games full speed with no lag, without tweaking any settings whatsoever. Definitely worth the small price it costs. Would highly recommend this app to anyone having trouble emulating DS on retroarch.

  96. Rashira Asavara-avatar

    Rashira Asavara


    I bought this app 7 years ago while I was waiting for my ds flashcard to arrive. It worked flawlessly back then for the few games I tried. I can only imagine its even better now. I dont use this anymore because i dont need to, but if you want a DS emulator, I highly suggest this one!

  97. ThuggishPlum82-avatar



    D-Pad weird sensitivity might've been fixed, i dunno, but it works good enough for me now.

  98. dario mugnaini-avatar

    dario mugnaini


    5 star for the emulation but my only complain is the absence of virtual button for key combination(like a+rb) p.s: sorry for my english

  99. emma omo-avatar

    emma omo


    If you're going to make a DS with two screens. At least make it suitable and compatible with my LG v60 dual screen phone. If you really want us to be be satisfied, think outside the box. I mean the DS is pretty much known for having two screens at least do the same with my phone that also has two screens.

  100. Nick Noble-avatar

    Nick Noble


    Excellent emulator, runs all my games without issue and has a good amount of options for comfortable screen layouts and controls.

  101. Rainlily 3-oh-5-avatar

    Rainlily 3-oh-5


    It's really amazing and I adore it!! However, I'm only adding 4 stars because there's a feature option that doesn't work. I'm not sure if it's just not there yet or the button is a glitch, but there the option to do WiFi multiplayer, however when I press that button it says WiFi multiplayer isn't supported. I'm assuming the button isn't supposed to even be there yet, so I think it's existence is a glitch as of now. Other than that, everything is a-okay, though.

  102. Brandon Lawler-avatar

    Brandon Lawler


    Was referred to use this by someone on reddit who swore by it. Unfortunately it did not work for me. I spent over an hour downloading several Pokemon Emerald ROMS attempting to save them in multiple locations but could not open any of them manually, nor did Drastic pull any of them up automatically. Switched to MyBoy and used the same download and it opened immediately.

  103. Jockeylou-avatar



    Many other emulators I would try to run games like Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow or Mariokart DS. They would all and I mean ALL lag. This just blew my mind and I am very glad to have spent 5 dollars to play DS games 100% lagless. I found this very enjoyable :)

  104. A Nayak-avatar

    A Nayak


    When I try to load games on my LG V40, it gets stuck on Scanning. Just sad that it won't even boot.

  105. Megz Blanca-avatar

    Megz Blanca


    Great app. Worth the price. Although very rarely the app will close without warning.

  106. Nate-avatar



    I was hesitating at first looking at the 5 bucks. But I'm glad I spent it. I mainly got this so I could play all the ds pokemon games, and even randomizers. Graphics, viability, and speed is amazing! No hick-ups, and I'm on a relatively old phone too! No I'm not bot, (although that's something a bot would say lmao)

  107. Synclayr M-avatar

    Synclayr M


    Flawless app unless your device is using Android 11, now my external storage doesn't work with this app anymore. I'll update my review when this is fixed.

  108. Lil Cory-avatar

    Lil Cory


    this emulator is good but close to something like desume the setting are fine ds games run well but i can not play rom hacks anymore plus desume has a 4k setup festure which its good if you only have a android not if you have windows

  109. Jordan Brown-avatar

    Jordan Brown


    (Edit: Still needs these features) I love the right joystick compatibility, but there are things it still DESPERATELY needs. 1) 3x-10x rendering resolutions. 2) 2-8x MSAA and be able to mix MSAA with 2-8x 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?)

  110. Rakee Smith-avatar

    Rakee Smith


    Amazing graphics are HD resolution for Smart phones you can turn into a to a consle like yeah... Controls Smoother so its great. Never had a problem runs top notch

  111. Abigail Moore-avatar

    Abigail Moore


    Best $5 I've ever spent. I came in wanting a new way to play Animal Crossing on my phone, since my phone can no longer support Pocket Camp. I got that and so much more. Pokemon ROM hacks, Mario Kart, Professor Layton, Nintendogs, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Tetris DS etc. This has extended both the life and use of my phone for probably several years. Only complaint is a stylus is required for some games like Rhythm Heaven to run perfectly. Being able to move the buttons is a lifesaver.

  112. Jovanka Davino Chineza-avatar

    Jovanka Davino Chineza


    i couldn't register in the fandom or website because i enter "Exophase" for the author, so i just want to say, for those who think multiplayer is impossible and got annoyed by people talking about these, try to check with melon ds emulator before say something, i have used the multiplayer my self for gaining dlc and i did it.

  113. Emil Batista-avatar

    Emil Batista


    Stopped working for some reason no longer loads after you hit load new game it will crash and no fix for it yet, tried uninstalling and nothing.

  114. royal boyo-avatar

    royal boyo


    Really good emulator for an Android phone! Very easy to tweak to fit the specific DS game you wanna play. Worth the purchase!

  115. Steven Rogers-avatar

    Steven Rogers


    It's good. I found a recurring glitch in one game that I've played, but I can't be sure if it's the game or the emulator.

  116. Jon Rudd-avatar

    Jon Rudd


    Recently found my nvidia shield portable. This emulator is perfect for it. Download the games on the shield and this will even scan folders for applicable games. It's the best thing I could buy for less than a fiver. Has the option to have in game saves, full screen rather than the ds split screen too. I don't leave many reviews, but I had to for this one. Worth every penny to play Mario again with no issues

  117. Joshua Wilson-avatar

    Joshua Wilson


    Great. Can't get the Google Drive connection to work but so much of this app is perfect I can't really complain too much

  118. Sid Waltz-avatar

    Sid Waltz


    Works great. I've played many of my favorite games from back in the day. Keep up the good work drastic! Only issue is the app is not eligible for Family Library because I purchased it so long ago. My kids would enjoy this app on their devices.

  119. Ben Z-avatar

    Ben Z


    App doesn't support android 11 storage (pixel 3a), just stuck in empty /storage folder, no scoped storage in use.

  120. Jamm Marcelo-avatar

    Jamm Marcelo


    Good thing that the crash issue was fixed. Thanks so much exophase. Surely that DraStic DS is the Best DS emulator for android. 2 thumbs up. But it will be much better if you enable nintendo wifi emulation so we can trade pokemon

  121. Ryan Chisholm-avatar

    Ryan Chisholm


    The emulator works great, good layout and customizable features, one thing that irritates me is when playing some games, the screens will go black, but the controls stay, and theres nothing you can do besides close the app and lose all unsaved progress, devs, please fix this

  122. Matheus Monteiro-avatar

    Matheus Monteiro


    Don't recommend. I paid just to be able to play Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 and the emulator can't handle a LOT of things in the game and crash. Found out today that the community have been pointing those issues for years and the problem is not fixed, and will never be, cause developers don't care. Save your money.

  123. Gerald Santana-avatar

    Gerald Santana


    I give it 4 stars due to the fact that the app deletes your saved files after a while is there is a solution to this problem then I'd be more than happy to give it 5 stars, the app is almost perfect minus the saving problem.

  124. Noobsensei-avatar



    A Really good NDS emulator. I used to use supernds for emulating NDS but it was slow I thought it was because of my phone until I bought this emulator. Performance is unbelievable it runs everything perfectly without frameskip. I fully recommend this emulator.

  125. Joshua Walker-avatar

    Joshua Walker


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

  126. E4EHCO-avatar



    Worked fine for a while but after an update a few months ago it's constantly freezing

  127. Toxological-avatar



    Great emulation settings and runs excellent. Havent had any issues in over 40 hours of gameplay. It may fail to save sometimes with thr save states but doing it multiple times until you see the spinning wheel or relying on in-game saves takes care of that. Well worth the price.

  128. Basil Choy-avatar

    Basil Choy


    Audio lag is an issue for music based games. Even with lag set to low, there's still some delay. Other than that, performance are solid. Hardware 3D rendering really boost the quality of graphic.

  129. Finch Hoyt-avatar

    Finch Hoyt


    Probably the best nds emulator available for Android. I use it on both my phone and Chromebook and it works great. It can track real life time for games like Animal Crossing and Pokemon HGSS, if you asked me for an nds emulator I would genuinely show you this one, especially for Chromebook.

  130. xXLeon13-avatar



    Best emulator. 5 stars when you patch the speed up feature so it can use full frames instead of defaulting it to 6 frame skips.

  131. PoodlestarGenerica-avatar



    Usually when loading a new game, games don't load and I have to go through the menu and find the game again to load it, also it has crashed leading to data loss on several games. That being said, it is one of the best emulators on android and everyone should buy it.

  132. shahar cohen-avatar

    shahar cohen


    Used to play it a lot but now the game just crash when i try to load games. I press the "load game" button on the main screen and after a short loading it just stays on the main screen without any button working, just freezing like that.

  133. TheFantaPanda-avatar



    Worth every penny. Excellent compatibility and decent customization options. Would happily pay for a Windows version as well were it available. If you are into emulation, this is an essential app.

  134. SuperSpruce-avatar



    I sometimes crash here and there when I try to load a game for an unexplained reason. Please fix

  135. Daniel Fryar-avatar

    Daniel Fryar


    was working on my acer chromebook 15. all of a sudden when i loaded it today, it shows the drastic loading screen briefly as i tried to load pokemon conquest, then it goes back to main screen. it worked before, now unusable. dont buy it unless they fix it. i hope no one else is having a similar problem.

  136. TacoRoniNoodles-avatar



    emulated touchscreen pisses me off, sometimes it doesnt wanna work at all and others it works fine

  137. garrett whisenant-avatar

    garrett whisenant


    Great controller support great stability just great emulators all around I would pay for it again if they could make a high spec phone version of PS2 emu 🤣

  138. Sean Bainbridge-avatar

    Sean Bainbridge


    Works perfectly for all the games I've played on it. I really like that I can change the screen layouts as well. Only way it could be better is with multiplayer emulation.

  139. JavierSG Javier_Sotox-avatar

    JavierSG Javier_Sotox


    The only thing that need the emulator, it's a multiplayer option to be perfect.

  140. Reya Watts-avatar

    Reya Watts


    Had a gut feeling this wouldn't work after trying ClassicBoy's DS emulator didnt work with my Samsung A21s, but still fancied giving it a try. Well, I wish I had recorded my reaction when it worked gorgeously smooth! Plays NSMB beautifully, going to try my other games later. Beyond happy right now!

  141. Moses Cuarenta-avatar

    Moses Cuarenta


    Works great you just need a good enough phone for it to run smooth. When will you add "Online" feature to play with other people. You can umpliment something like PPSSPP did with custom online servers

  142. Arlik Maldonado-avatar

    Arlik Maldonado


    Worked fine on my Galaxy S10+ and that I upgraded to Note S20 ultra won't even read my storage and can't play any games.

  143. Kurt I-avatar

    Kurt I


    I love the app but there is a major input delay when using Bluetooth controllers and it is like that on all of my devices. Please help

  144. apoc-avatar



    3D rendering. Activated once and now the screens are permanently swapped. Yes I can swap the screens manually but if I were to go into battle it's inverted. Very tedious to manually do it. It's fixable by reinstalling DraStic though. DQ IX

  145. Mike Cudmore-avatar

    Mike Cudmore


    Works as intended but will randomly close a game in the middle of playing it, and if you don't save thats a ton of progress lost. Getting kind of annoying aside from that its great.

  146. Ted Yoon-avatar

    Ted Yoon


    Sometimes fails to load a game every time I start the app but after a few times it works.

  147. Kumagawa Misogi-avatar

    Kumagawa Misogi


    Best ds emulator i have used by far. Has close to no bugs and is smooth even on my old lenovo v7 phone.

  148. Mega Feehily-avatar

    Mega Feehily


    I pay for this to ensure getting no bug emulator but often after few moment I open the menu, it turn to be black screen

  149. Tim Masters-avatar

    Tim Masters


    Doesn't work at all. I gave it permission to read the files on my device, but it doesn't allow me to read either internal or external memory.

  150. Kami Sakura-avatar

    Kami Sakura


    kinda wierd when i use the fast forward, like its skipping a big frame, 150 kinda not good either, maybe its time to add a smooth enhance high speed processing option in the app and its about time for that