Nintendo DS R4DS

February 18th, 2009 | Tags: , , ,

My Nintendo DS Lite has been collecting dust for over a year, and I’ve finally purchased an R4DS at IShopVideoGame.com hoping to make more use out of it.  If you didn’t know, an R4DS is a flash cartridge for your Nintendo DS that allows you to play ROMs downloaded from the Internet (yes… that’s not legal).  The whole flash cartridge business is quite shady in itself with lots of fake fakes (I say fake fake as there’s really no official one since Nintendo obviously would not support something like this), so it might be wise to do some research on which website to purchase it from, as there are a lot of potential scam websites out there as the products are created and shipped from Hong Kong or China.  I’ve received my from IShopVideoGame.com (from HK) in a week and can say they’re legitimate.

Getting the R4 to work requires a Micro SD card.  The regular R4 supports Micro SD cards up to 2GB, whereas the R4DS SDHC supports higher standards with higher capacity Micro SD cards (I purchased this one).  I’ve began playing Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (押忍!闘え!応援団), a Japanese musical game, similar to the genre of Dance Dance Revolution of playing the game to the beat of music.

The R4DS is quite an amazing little device to get more out of your DS.  There are also homebrewed applications out there to add more life into your DS.  Though I suggest that if you use the R4DS, you probably should not use it to connect to the Internet, for example, through a game, as I’ve heard that Nintendo put something in that checks that your game is legitimate, and if not, may erase your saved data or possibly brick your DS.

  1. December 31st, 2009 at 02:01
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    Hi, thanks for the valuable message, i am also a big fan of nintendo games. I have downloaded recently from the website.