Whatever the reason, this appears to be the extended load-time people have been grumbling about. The distortions really make me wish I had upgraded to Lite at least. We’re not sure why the black screen appears. If its a home console you have to take up an extra slot on the tv for an old console or keep unplugging it which ruins the slot after a while. However, don’t throw down your cartridges in disgust just yet! You’re also forgetting those people who wouldn’t be able to afford one if they couldn’t trade their old hardware. TWiLight Menu++ adds a few features to DS games such as a cheats manager, increased sound quality and widescreen support. It’s because each DS has been a revision of the past hand held, there’s an expectation the old games will work. eh you get backlash I never upgraded from a DSlite to DSI because i wanted to still be able to play my large back catalog. Then why do they not have the console? Yes, I wish to receive exclusive discounts, special offers and competitions from our partners. For the DS, it was the excellent games that came out in the tail end of the GBA’s life. Its new hardware, if you so lovingly still enjoy playing your old games, well then just play them on your old system. ), 3DS on preferred brightness setting. (Brightness setting of five. Clearly they are doing something right as they creamed the PSP in this generation. But I dont understand why they would need to rebuy franchises again. In fact, performance was indistinguishable from the DSLite to the 3DS; the time it took to load a save-file differed, on average, by only a tenth of a second! By subscribing you agree to our Terms of Use and So worry not if you’ve already traded your erstwhile DS Lite, or DSi, or DSwhatever toward your brand-spanking and sparkling new 3DS. For the GBA, it was Zelda Ages/Seasons. siteads.queue.push( {"site":"kotaku","pagetype":"article","ad_type":"article","sec":"nintendo","amp":false,"ctype":"article","article":"how the 3ds alters ds games and what you should do about it","article-tags":["3ds","comparison","ds"],"native":["null"],"aggregate":["3ds","comparison","ds"],"pageID":["null"],"sub-sec":"","cat":"nintendo","cat1":"","item":{"objectid":439843,"title":"How The 3DS Alters DS Games, And What You Should Do About It","text":" <\/a>With the launch of Nintendo's 3DS fast approaching, there's been some concern that DS games may not play well on the 3DS. We tested several games on the 3DS, DSi and DS Lite. }. There have been reports that DS titles running on the system appear blurry or pixelated – especially on the device’s top screen – because they are stretched to fit the 3DS’s wider dimensions. Can I play Nintendo DS games on my Nintendo 3DS? They look just fine, thanks for asking. Yep, because the immense successes of the PS3 and the Gamecube, the two most recent consoles with a lack of backwards capability, clearly show that it’s not at all important to have. While the 3DS does support 3D gameplay, that's only true for 3DS games specifically. Also if anything is holding the 3DS back at the moment it is A) the 3D and B) the Battery. }, However, the 3DS does give users a handy way of bypassing the enlarged display: simultaneously holding down the start and select buttons while booting up a DS title will cause the 3DS to display the game in its native, albeit, somewhat dwarfish, resolution. For now, it’s Pokemon Black/White. Just be prepared to acquaint yourself with some of the less obvious functions of the new console, and to possibly mess with the brightness settings to get the display you are looking for. Playing a non-3D DS game does not mean that it will be "converted" to a 3D game. Exceptions are games that use the GBA Slot. if (typeof siteads.queue !== 'undefined') { Can I play Game Boy Advance games on my Nintendo 3DS? TWL Menu++ runs entirely in DS mode so some 3DS features will not be available while the application is running. It’s the one thing i love about my PC that i can play anything released ever(sometimes with a little effort but eh) games that otherwise are near on impossible to find or play. Don’t take your opinion and attempt to pass it off as Nintendos opinion too. Related categories. (See that Pokémon pic up top for an example.). Enter your email below. and id rather have access to my backcatalog than an extra hour of power. They add backwards compatibility because it brings in new customers. Now you can get the top stories from Kotaku delivered to your inbox. It is compatible with the vast … Yeah I understand that. Nintendo is smart enough to know their launch titles are weak and that most 3DS owners will be using them to play DS games for a good period until better ones come out. Despite the small graphical distortions it has bigger screens than my Lite, and some games (like Mario 64 DS) will benefit from using the anaogue slider, even though it will still technicaly use digital movements, diagonal direction changes will be a lot smoother to make. (Brightness setting of four.). But you’ll want to become familiar with some of the ins-and-outs of your 3DS if you want an ideal performance in the visual department. And what if your going to a friends house and you want to play a 3ds game and ds you have to bring both systems. To Ed: The problem is Nintendo is releasing a new console with especific games every few years, if a user owns DS and now 3DS, would like to play DSi games also, and definitively is not going to purchase DSi, so backwards compatibility is a must. Oh yeah. While it might take longer to boot your DS games on the front end, the games we tested appeared to run just fine once we made it past the Black Screen of Dread. The Best Black Friday Sales and Deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and Dell (Updated), Star Wars: Everything We Know About George Lucas' Abandoned Sequel Trilogy, The Mandalorian: Season 2, Episode 5 Review, Updated: The Best Black Friday Sales and Deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Batman Reveals the Ultimate Truth About Joker, The Best Black Friday Gaming Monitor Deals from Dell, Samsung, LG, and More, Metal Gear Solid Bionic Arm Has Come to Life, Things Ghost of Tsushima Doesn't Tell You. Purists may want to hold on to their soon-to-be-classic DS models, but the majority of gamers should be perfectly satisfied with how DS titles play and appear on the 3DS. Aaaaaand what if those people want to play their old games, but want the price drop for trading a system in for the new one? It also gives the console an instant quality library of games. We found that any visual distortions were extremely insignificant; the original aspect-ratio for those DS titles that we tested was preserved, and if anything, games tended to look better and occasionally smoother than they did running on the DS Lite. Nintendo put in backward compatibility because they felt that their own launch titles were weak. The 3DS can play them, but peopl","url":"https:\/\/www.kotaku.com.au\/2011\/03\/how-the-3ds-alters-ds-games-and-what-you-should-do-about-it\/","img":false,"category":"Nintendo","published_at":1301139000,"updated_at":1301151483,"kind":"article"},"ad_location":"mrec-content-mobile","targeting":{"pos":"2"},"provider":"google-dfp","element_id":"ad-slot_mrec-content-mobile_section-index-1_pos-2"} ); if (typeof siteads.queue !== 'undefined') { Screen & Image; Search the Support section. The 3DS can play them, but peopl","url":"https:\/\/www.kotaku.com.au\/2011\/03\/how-the-3ds-alters-ds-games-and-what-you-should-do-about-it\/","img":false,"category":"Nintendo","published_at":1301139000,"updated_at":1301151483,"kind":"article"},"ad_location":"out-of-page-mobile","provider":"google-dfp","element_id":"ad-slot_out-of-page-mobile_section-index-1"} ); It could be beacause the 3DS needs to adjust its resolution to accommodate the display settings of standard DS titles. DS and DSi games won't display in 3D on a Nintendo 3DS. België Belgique Deutschland España France Italia Nederland Österreich Portugal Россия Schwe Search Country: UK & Ireland . We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. Totally. Yeah, it’s just a black screen – a screen you’ll be eying for anywhere from five to eight seconds every time you boot up a DS game from the 3DS menu. What’s the deal? Yes, you will be able to play most Nintendo DS games on your Nintendo 3DS. The 3DS can play them, but people have been buzzing about extended load-times and diminished graphics for DS games on Nintendo’s new system. You can't access the Home menu while playing Nintendo DS … This guide will show you how to play Nintendo DS game ROM’s on your 3DS directly from SD card using TWiLight Menu++. o_o. Isn’t 3DS on a beefier hardware? Why pay for new hardware to do what my old hardware already does better? Having to add backwards compatibility adds complexity, development time and costs, hardware costs and can limit the potential of the new hardware. as of 4.06.2017 you must have a 3ds on 11.2 with cfw in order to do this! We did notice that the colours displayed in games like Pokémon and Advance Wars: Dual Strike appeared perceptibly off. *im not considering people that go for the EB “deals” with console trade ins, I hope they are the minority, lol. I want new hardware to play new games with new features. I wouldn’t be getting one at all if I wasn’t getting $250 off thanks to my trade in, so if it didn’t play old games I couldn’t justify it at all.