Nintendo Ds : Install & Play Nintendo DS Emulator / Games On iOS 8 – 8.3 / 8.4

Nintendo Ds : Install & Play Nintendo DS Emulator / Games On iOS 8 – 8.3 / 8.4


Nintendo, the world-famous Japanese video game maker, is responsible for dozens of gaming’s most popular titles. Super Mario, Bomber Man, Zelda are all franchises that owe their existence to Nintendo and to the many video game consoles that it’s produced over the years. Until fairly recently, buying a Nintendo game certainly meant that you needed to have a Nintendo-made console to play it on. That’s still the case today, but video game emulators are changing that a bit. nds4ios is a very popular, iPhone, iPad and iPod app that lets users skip buying new hardware and acts as way to play Nintendo DS games on the iPhone and more.

Here’s how to play Nintendo DS games on the iPhone running iOS 8 / 8.3 / 8.4 and using nds4ios (Jailbreak Method).

Before we begin, there’s some important things for you to know. First, no matter what way you look at it, playing Nintendo DS games on iPhone instead of Nintendo’s hardware means that you’re going to have to break some rules. Strictly speaking, Nintendo has a right to do whatever it can to block its software from being available in other places. Second, you’re going to have to acquire nds4ios outside of the iTunes App Store, which means you’ll be playing outside Apple’s walled, but safe garden.

Emulators are perfect facilitators of our nostalgic tendencies, allowing us to play those timeless classics from yesteryear on our mobile devices, and while Apple doesn’t allow such utilities to enter the App Store, jailbreaking throws the company’s rulebook out of the window. So here, we’re going to show you how to get a Nintendo DS emulator and games onto your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8.1 – iOS 8.3 / iOS 8.4.

We cannot find any Nintendo DS games on iTunes app store, but if you want to play DS games on iPad or iPhone, you can try Nintendo DS emulator called nds4ios that let users play the games on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices.

 Nds4ios emulator allows users to play Nintendo DS roms directly on their iPad and iPhone, that works with iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1 and above.

There are some pre-requisites in accomplishing the task, the most important protocol is that the device needs to be jailbroken and either the Pangu jailbreak tool or the TaiG tool could be used to accomplish this. This would help to get the DS emulator run quickly on the gadget without requiring the intervention from a Mac or a PC computer. The emulator DS game is also referred to as nds4ios and this article would focus on how to install this tweak and get related games on the iDevice.

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  • How To Install Nintendo DS Emulator :

Step 1 : Launch Cydia from your iOS device’s home screen.

Step 2 :  add the source as

Step 3 : Search for “nds4ios”. You will see “nds4ios (Stable)” and “nds4ios (Testing)” two version, select stable version to install.

Step 4 : Browse across the web and locate titles as DS ROMS that user wishes to enjoy

Step 5 : Select and download any ROM that takes your fancy, and once it has transferred via your Safari browser, you’ll be able to open it straight away with nds4ios.

Step 6 : In your app’s ROM List, any title that you download will be located here, and provided you’ve configured the numerous settings available to tailor the experience, enjoy very slick, streamlined Nintendo DS emulation right from your iDevice.

Also Read: How to Install GBA4iOS on iOS 8 / 8.3 / 8.4

These steps are enough to get the tweak on the device and to download more games, the user has to open the safari browser and visit This method helps in enjoying games without involving PC or computer. This is one proven easy method to enjoy one’s favorite games on the idevice.

How do you like your new Nintendo DS emulator ? Share your thoughts on it below !


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