DraStic DS Emulator ($7.99) (Be sure to read the Important Note at the bottom of the post!) (Notes about current updates to DraStic will be posted over at the Compatibility Thread ) So I was poking around the Play Store today and found a fairly new app... The reviews seemed promising (and not purchased by the developer ) so I gave it a whirl. Here's my review of it First off, DraStic seems kind of pricey at $7.99 USD, especially for a DS emulator. Secondly, the emulator calls for a legitimately obtained Nintendo DS BIOS file, as well as your own legally obtained roms. Find these where ever you will, but remember, simply downloading them is illegal. After I got my BIOS file, I loaded up my copy of Pokemon Pearl in the emulator. In other emulators like DSoid and NDS4droid, the 2D sections such as the intro with Rowan, and Pokemon battles, ran at a smooth 50-60 fps on my One X and Nexus 4. But once you hit the 3D parts of the game, like where the character moves around in the overworld, it would drop to a measly 10-15 fps, no matter which settings I used. I was very skeptic whether this would happen with DraStic or not, but to my utter amazement, it ran damn near perfect! I was able to play at a speed that is very comparable to an actual DS. There were visual glitches in the game, like black lines appearing in the overworld, but they did not ruin the experience of playing at all. DraStic can read DS roms in .zip and .nds form, so you can save space if you zip up your roms. There are a ton of settings, including the option to disable sound, and a 2x fast forward button. The in-game menu includes tons of different screen layouts for the top and touch screens, and a simple button to enable and disable touch screen input. The screen layouts are fully configurable, so you can move them around as you please. One small problem I had was that I was not able to slide my finger over the D-pad and have it change directions: I had to manually lift my finger and place it on the new direction I wanted the character to move in. Using the D-pad and A/B/X/Y buttons at the same time works just fine, though (I.E, using the Running Shoes in Pokemon). Edit: in regards to the D-pad issue, I've determined that it only appears if you use the option to display the screens in a portrait orientation. If the screens are side by side in a landscape orientation, then the D-pad functions as expected. One last, very picky thing, is that the app forces the system to always be in landscape mode. Even when you flip the screens and buttons to be in portrait, you can tell the system is still in landscape by my touch buttons. This isn't really that big of an inconvenience to me, but other people may have differing opinions on this. DraStic has integration with Google Drive for your in-game save files (.dsv), so you can resume your adventures for any game on any device! I personally haven't tried it yet, but if anybody else has, let me know how it goes! Overall, I think this emulator hit the jackpot for Android DS emulators. If you guys are feeling brave and want to test other games, feel free to post your results here and I can start a cumulative list of game compatibility. These game tests were run mostly on my Nexus 4, with a single test on my HTC One X for good measure. Both phones ran at about the same pace. You can download DraStic DS Emulator from this link for $7.99: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dsemu.drastic Even in its alpha state (v. 2.1.0a), I am very impressed with it. Give it a whirl and let me and others know what you think! As of August 16th, 2013, EXOPHASE has released a demo version of DraStic, which disables save-states, cheats, and has a 20 minute time limit, but it'd be perfect to figure out if your device supports the games you are looking to play. Get it from here : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dsemu.drasticdemo&hl=en Game Compatibility List All things regarding Game and Device compatibility have been moved here Important Note! If you are experiencing issues with freezes and in-game lock-ups, then go to Options and Enable Sound. It may slow down other emulators, but if you have a decent phone, then keeping the sound on should make no difference to your gameplay.