Nintendo DS Lite ™
GBA Multicarts are 100% DS Lite compatible.
One of the frequently asked questions we get from new customers is "Will your multicarts work on my new DS Lite ™ ?" and
"Are multicarts compatible with USA / European / Japanese DS Lite?"
The answer is Yes. All multicarts have been tested to be Nintendo DS and DS Lite compatible. All our gameboy cartridges are Region free so you can play these games on any GAME BOY™ or DS worldwide no matter where you bought your handheld console.
So how exactly does a multicart works on DS Lite - see the screenshots:
You put the multicart into the DS -> gba game cartridge slot [SLOT-2] as you would do with any GAME BOY Advance cartridge.
GBA Multicarts are the same size as regular single game and 2in1 game cartridges so when inserted into DS LITE it will stick out a little, like any GBA game would.
When you turn ON your Nintendo DS Lite - select [Start GBA Game]
Now you will see game selection menu. Use [UP] or [DOWN] to select the game and push [START] to play the game.
From there on the game will play the same as it would from a single game cartridge with all the features like Saving, Multiplayer etc.
In the menu - if you more the cursor over a NES game it will show a preview of that title. (this option is not available for GBA titles)
If you look closely in Classic NES games you will notice that the screen is scaled to fit full screen of GAMEBOY. If played on TV mario would be a little bit taller. You can turn the scaling off by going into the options menu, but than you would not see the top and bottom part of the screen.
To enter the options menu (ONLY available in NES games) you have to simultaneously press [L] and [R] buttons.
More Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are the games the same quality as on the single cartridges
A. Yes the games are of exactly the same quality and all the game
functions like Link Play / Game Save act. work the same as if you
had only one game on the cartridge.
Q. How can it be possible to fit so many games on each
A. The reason it is possible is because the cartridges we sell
are of a massive size. These cartridges can contain more than 300M
(megabits) of memory in comparison to 32M / 64M or 128M on
normal GBA carts.
See multi-game section menu at - "How
GBA multicarts work" page
Q. What are NES games ?
A. The NES stands for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was
the original Nintendo machine.
It was one of the first games only machines (or console) and needed
a television. It sold millions but the games were very expensive
about $30-40 (more in the UK).
The games were very addictive though and the machine was very
popular in the States and Japan. Super Mario 3 and Zelda are still
rightly seen as classics.
The NES games on the GBA cartridges have been ported perfectly
and are in perfect color. Young Children and Retro Gamers will
love playing them. Most NES games didn't have game save option
in the original version - now that has been added to enhance your
Q. Are These games full games or just Demos ?
A. All games are full games just like the original.
Take a look at our Gameboy Multicarts Catalog
At GBMC we sell GBA games that can be played on DS Lite but you can also order custom NDS multicarts with the DS games!
If You are looking for DS LITE multi cartridges with Nintendo DS GAMES on them go to NDS multicarts.com . Build your own custom Nintendo DS cartridge by selecting the games that you want - all the games will be burned to a special DS Multi-Cart and shipped to you...
- Price of the custom DS LITE cart is fixed and does not depend on the games you choose -- you are only limited by the number of DS memory blocks you can use (110)
- most games are ~4 Mem Blocks big so you can fit around 25 full Nintendo DS Games on one NDS multicart. Smallest games are 1 MBlock big so in theory you can have a cart with 110 games!