After running around like a headless chicken for quite a while during my 'emulator-buzz' (don't worry, we all get it), I came across an emulator known as nds4droid. It was hands down the worst emulator I had ever used, even worse than Daedalus Revision 747, that couldn't even run Super Mario 64 at reasonable speeds. Being a big NDS fan, having an R4i Gold for my 3DS, you can imagine my excitement when a new Nintendo DS emulator was announced. Well, as of August 8th, 2013, DraStic is now available to the public, and I was quick to get my hands dirty with it. What we care about most! - SPEEEEEEEEED The greatest thing that DraStic has to offer is speed. This emulator rivals FPSe by being the fastest 3d gaming emulator I've come across so far. The games I chose to test the emu came out of my own collection, and I wanted to test out how the emulator would handle things that are heavy in those games. For instance, I chose Phantom Hourglass to test touch responsiveness and latency, and Naruto for particle effects. Though, I admit I could have picked better games if I had them Hardware: LG-E739 / LG Mytouch 4GClock Speed (Native): 1024 Mhz / Cyanogenmod 7 with CM9 Kernel 188.8.131.52 by KaliClock Speed (Overclocked): 1520 Mhz - PERFORMANCE governor- Using JIT- VM Heap Size of 48m Games Tested: - New! Super Mario Bros. - Was choppy until adjusting the Filter to 'None'. After that it ran perfectly fine, but the 3D graphics took a noticeable hit in quality. After turning on Multi-Threaded 3D Rendering, I could set the game on Linear and it ran perfectly fine, while setting the filter to None made it choppy. Maybe an error in my testing. - Phantom Hourglass - Keeping the Filter on 'Linear', the game ran perfectly! Feels like I'm playing it using an actual DS. No performance hits - Great job, Exophase! - Naruto: Ninja Destiny - Same as Phantom Hourglass- Mario Kart DS - During the stage fly-bys, the graphics get really choppy and alot of the textures flicker, along with graphical bugs in many areas. During races, no graphical bugs were found, and the performance was on par with Phantom Hourglass Overall: Great speed! Like I previously stated, this emulator is definitely up there with FPSe! Settings: Frame Skip - Auto / 3MultiThreaded 3D Rendering: OnFilter: Linear (None looks horrible and only boosts certain games, causing choppiness in others)Audio: Enabled - High LatencyShow FPS: On All games ran at above 90%, usually between 96 - 100. Mario Kart fly-bys went to 103% tops, could have something to do with the graphical glitches. Features!!DraStic sports similar features found in practically all Android emulators. - Real-Time Saves- Screen Layout selector- Turbo emulation (can you believe that, on an Android device!)- External controllers Along with this, the app sports cloud-saving to your Google Drive account, and also has built-in cheats for every game. Cons There really aren't any. The app is perfect fit for those looking to have their DS games in their pocket at practically any point in time. The only problem I could find was that the default screen layout is a bit small, and after setting the layout to the Top/Bottom configuration, it was hard touching items on the touch screen without accidentally hitting one of the command buttons. The workaround to this problem, though, is fixed by selecting whichever screen layout fits the game you are playing. For instance, with Phantom Hourglass, the 2nd layout works, but only after you use the 'swap screen' setting with it. Still, this has problems with games like The World Ends With You, where it is pivotal to see the action on both screens. This is a VERY minor problem and it shouldn't deter anyone from getting this app. In Conclusion... Do I really need a conclusion? This app is THE BOMB! I wish I had waited for this rather than buying the R4i. - Kidding, the app still could use some work, but for now, it is fine as-is Rating: Perfect - Recommended to All This is the second layout I mentioned. Courtesy of Google Play services. Converting from .SAV to .DSV If you own an Acekard/R4 or any other card that saves games in .SAV format, import the save in the Desmume and save your game in the emulator, it will generate a .DSV file which is just your old .sav in dsv format. Put that in sdcard/Android/data//com.dsemu.drastic/files/backup on your Android phone/tablet. For a quicker solution, use http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/u...save-file-type-converter-26-alpha-f26025.html, however, keep in mind that some titles will not convert using this software. If that is the case, go with the above option.