The two monitor handheld console released in 2004 by Nintendo. This tag also concerns the DS Lite variant. If your question is about the DSi and the DS XL, please use the [dsi] tag instead.

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How can I determine if a used game is pirated?

How can I tell if used GBA/Ds games are pirated?
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How do Chrono Trigger's SNES and DS versions differ?

What are the main differences between the SNES and DS versions of Chrono Trigger?
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Are DS games region locked?

I have a friend in South Africa who is thinking about buying a Nintendo DS. It's hard to find games in her city, though, so I was thinking I'd buy several in the USA and mail them to her. Would this ...
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Is there a way to take Screenshots from a DS?

The title pretty much explains it all - I want to be able to take screenshots from my DS, but haven't been able to find out whether it is possible and affordable.
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Can I play DS games from any region on the 3DS?

I have a North American 3DS, and I really, really want to get a copy of the DS game Freshly Picked: Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland. However, the only way to get it in North America is to import a European ...
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Pokémon Generation IV (Platinum, Pearl, Diamond): What's new since Gameboy versions?

I recently started playing Pokémon Platinum on my Nintendo DS. Last one I played was Pokémon Yellow on my Gameboy. Ever since then, a lot has changed in the Pokémon World. I've tried going through ...
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Is there a way to connect an external display to a Nintendo DS/DSi/DSXL?

Are there any hardware add-ons that allow support for an external display such as a monitor or TV
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Do modern Nintendo DS games still work on the original DS?

I'm an extremely casual gamer - I only own a PS2 and use it for DVDs more than games - but I'm attracted by the type of games you get on the Nintendo DS. I'm not looking to spend a lot of money, so ...
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Can a 3DS receive DS Download Play games from DS cartridges?

Can the 3DS receive and play games from the regular DS (DS, DSi, DS Lite, DSi XL)? For example, Tetris from Tetris DS or Mario vs Luigi from New Super Mario Bros. Or will I lose the ability to play ...
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Is the Game Boy Advance slot on the DS region-locked?

Would I be able to play an American Game Boy Advance game on my European DS via the GBA slot at the bottom of the device? I know the on the whole Nintendo don't region-lock their portables (at least ...
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Can you play multiplayer GameBoy Advance games on the Nintendo DS?

Is it possible to play games like Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure with friends on the Nintendo DS system? Are you able to use the wireless feature to play together with multiple Nintendo DS ...
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Who knows Dark Magic?

When playing Harry Potter Years 5-7, I noticed there are things only Wizards with Dark Magic can interact with. I figure these are things I will have to go back and do later, as right now I don't have ...
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Is there any way to invert the flight controls?

I really hate flying the plane. I am not very good at it, especially when I have to remember that pressing up makes my plane go down and down makes my plane go up. Is there any way to invert this on ...
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When can I stop picking up trash?

I started playing London Life today, and while my job as a Trash Picker is pretty profitable, I would love to be able to do something different. I know that in the Station, a man mentioned that if I ...
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How do I enter cheat codes for LEGO Star Wars III on Nintendo DS?

I can find lists of Nintendo DS specific cheat codes for LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars via a Google search, however—how should one enter the codes in the game? The usual places, The ...
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Where are the savegames stored for Mario on the DS Lite

I was a few worlds into Mario for the DS Lite when we moved and I somehow lost the cartridge. I've been thinking of buying another copy of the game to finish it, but I don't know if my save games are ...
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I killed Magus in Chrono Trigger. Did I miss the opportunity to have him in my party?

I've been replaying Chrono Trigger on the DS and have gotten to the point after the Ocean Palace where you fight Magus for the second time. I think I killed him... Have I missed the opportunity to ...
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How do I kill the dragon in the moon?

I'm trying to get all the pieces of the crystal armor in the dungeon in the moon, but there's a red dragon in a box that kills me with "Thermal Ray" that makes something like 2k of damage to my party. ...
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How can I press buttons faster?

Some games have segments that require the player to press one button really fast in order to pass through. At the moment, the game that bugs me is the Legendary Starfy, but I've also run into it in ...
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Where is the hidden key in Dino Domain?

I have finished most of Dino Domain, but I haven't found the key to the locked door in Dino Domain. What track is the key hidden on? Where on the track do I need to look?
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What's Revocation?

In Dragon Quest 9, what's "revocation"? How does it affect new treasure maps? Is it the same thing as changing jobs at Alltrades Abbey? Is there a limit to the number of times each party member can ...
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What is a good class configuration for Etrian Odyssey 2?

I need class help in Etrian Odyssey 2. I'm having a hard time with the FOEs on level 2, even with a party of all level 7-8 characters.
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Is there any way to increase charisma in The Dark Spire?

I wanted to make my warrior character a Paladin, but apparently he requires a high Charisma attribute. The other attributes can be increased by training, is there no way to increase this one?
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Nintendo DS only recognises game if inserted when I power on

I bought a used DS Lite in order to play the small percentage of DS games that are region locked and won't play on my DSi XL. I know the cards are good, but this DS Lite won't recognise the game ...
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How can I cross long gaps?

In Scribblenauts, what techniques can I use get across long gaps such as pits or lava? I can't seem to get any bridges that are long enough to solve some levels.
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DS won't power up

My son's DS won't power up when the button is pushed. It worked fine up until now, but it is about 5 years old. We have tried charging it (with several chargers in case that is the issue) and there is ...
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Is it possible to move around during combat?

So far, whenever I have engaged enemies in combat while playing Chrono Trigger, I noticed that while the enemies might move around during the fight my party members stay completely still (unless ...
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How can I back up a saved game on Nintendo DS?

My wife and I share a single Nintendo DS. Many DS games permit only a single slot; one example is Etrian Odyssey. I would like to be able to back up my Level 18 Etrian Odyssey party so that my wife ...
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No wifi connection on DS Lite

I recently switched internet providers (Telenet, in Belgium) and I want to be able to connect my DS Lite to my new router (which they also provided me with). It's a "CPN / SVG6540E" combined ...
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What's the most powerful sword in Chrono Trigger DS?

The most powerful weapon in the original Chrono Trigger was the Rainbow Sword, which I've already gotten. However, I've seen suggestions around the net that the DS version has something even better in ...
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3DS Specifications List

Now that the 3DS launched on Japan, I was wondering if anybody knows if there's already been modders or enthusiasts that have done spec testing on the hardware. I'd like to know how much potential ...
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Daily Events in Fifth Gen

What are the daily events that I should be attending in Pokemon Black and White? I'm mainly referring to items given out daily, swarm like events from 4th Gen, and daily battles. Feel free to include ...
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Any games interacting between DS and Wii? [closed]

I remember there was a Final Fantasy game for the Gamecube where you could also use your Game Boy Advance to control or have some advantages by playing on both platforms... So are there any games out ...
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What is this thing sitting in slot 2 of my new DS lite?

When you buy a new DS lite some kind of placeholder is sitting in slot 2 of the DS. It appears to have electrical contacts but I can not find any documentation anywhere that says what it does, if ...
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How can I get a bunch of 1-UPs in New Super Mario Bros(DS)?

I need to rack up a bunch of free lives in New Super Mario Bros (Nintendo DS). What is the fastest technique to get a bunch of 1ups / free lives? (Will the staircase + koopa trick work in NSMB? ...
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Do Spells that cause Status Effects have any effect against Bosses?

I've tried to cast Spells like Blind and Poison multiple times against Boss enemies, yet they always miss. Can these Bosses even be effected by these Spells?
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Is there a specific order for completing the Moon Phase rooms in the penultimate level?

In Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on the DS, the penultimate level includes a set of 5 Moon Phase rooms. Is there a specific order in which these rooms have to be completed to allow the player ...
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What level are the gyms?

What level are the Pokemon in each Black and White gym?
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Play Game Boy Color games on DS Lite

I'm thinking about homebrew-hacking my DS Lite, because I could backup my games, play music, and emulate SNES games. I was thinking, could I emulate GBC games? I have a few timeless Gameboy Color ...
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What do the gold wizard's hats do?

I have managed to find a couple of golden wizard's hats in various levels of LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7. I never manage to find all the ones in a level, though, which made me wonder if they were ...
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Final Fantasy IV DS and PSP difficulty differences

I've read that the DS version of Final Fantasy IV is significantly more difficult than the newer PSP version. Why is this so? (I haven't played either game, and I have no experience with any ...
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How do I get more Oran berries in Pokemon Heart Gold or Soul Silver?

How do I get more Oran Berries in Pokemon Heart Gold or Soul Silver to cure the Miltank above Olivine City from its illness? I did not create more Oran berries in my berry pots and have run out of my ...
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Do all Nintendo DS game cases have a GameBoy Advance cartridge slot in them?

I recently got into the mood for upgrading all my GBA games into Nintendo DS cases because they have that nice slot that fits them perfectly and look much better on the shelf. If you didn't know, it's ...
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Nintendo DS WiFi Support

I still have the original DS and can only get online by either using WEP or no security at all. This is an annoyance since my security is set to WPA2 on my router. What type of WiFi security do each ...
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What pokemon do the NPCs use when allied for multi-battles?

On the battle subway you can ally with an NPC (for multi battle and super-multi battle), and tell them to focus on Attack, Defense, or Mixed. What sort of pokemon am I signing myself up for with the ...
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What strategies are critical to winning a Tetris DS tournament?

In addition to basic Tetris play, what strategies are critical to winning Tetris DS in tournament play (items on, best 2 out of three)?
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Is there a strategy in Dragon Quest Heroes Rocket Slime how to catch a goody bag?

I need to know how to catch goody bags and where they appear most. Is there a strategy? Is there a place that they appear most often? If I could know, that would be great.
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Is playing the tag-mode mini game necessary to expand the Pioneer Town in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen?

When you first discuss the Pioneer Town with Hank Hoffman, Jr., he mentions that in order to grow the town, you must play a tag-mode mini game to recruit pioneers to come to the town. Is this ...
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Basement Key in Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings DS

Early on in Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, you have to find a Basement Key. You find a room with six pictures on the wall which you can press, and a magic lantern. When you blow on the ...
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How do I use my R4i SDHC on my Nintendo DSi XL?

I have a R4i SDHC and it stopped working with my Nintendo DSi XL (1.4.1e). What firmware should I try on my flashcard?