Are DS Games Compatible with the New 3DS (N3DS)

Published on August 29th, 2014 by Gervais D.

You’re probably wondering if Nintendo DS games are compatible with the New 3DS (N3DS for short, where “N” stands for “new”). To answer that question, yes, they are compatible with the New 3DS. However, some are not.

Features from games that require the use of the GameBoy Advance (GBA) slot will not work. For example, Pokemon Diamond/Pearl has a feature known as Pal Park that takes advantage of the GBA slot from the Nintendo DS and it isn’t supported on the device, if my translations are correct of course. In addition, games such as Pokémon Tretta Lab that require extra hardware are also not compatible with the New 3DS.

Here is a list of games that are not compatible with the New 3DS (N3DS) :

  • Pokémon Tretta Lab
  • Oshare Majo Love and Berry
  • The King of Beetles Super Collection
  • Slide Adventure Magukiddo
  • Impression up expressively in Feisuningu
  • DS Kao Training of adult
  • Wantame music channel Dokodemo Style
  • Arkanoid DS
  • Shishi-shin-den Ultimate Beast Battlers
  • SPACE INVADERS EXTREME
  • Taito Corporation
  • Guitar Hero on Tour
  • Shiseido Beauty Solution Development Center supervised project beauty
  • SPACE PUZZLE BOBBLE
  • I play cards! DS for the first time
  • SPACE INVADERS EXTREME 2
  • Metal Fight Beyblade

List of games that interlocks GBA games with DS games (feature isn’t supported):

  • The Shineru if for you
  • Pokemon Dash
  • Puyo Puyo Fever
  • Harvest Moon Colobockle station
  • SD Gundam G Generation DS
  • Maki returns Ri Ganbare Goemon Tokaido middle Oedo Tengu
  • Famicom Wars DS
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Dual Sympathy
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters NIGHTMARE TROUBADOUR
  • Rockman EXE 5 DS Tsuinridazu
  • Cross Aoitsuki – Castlevania
  • Reversal revives Ace Attorney
  • Where babies come No?
  • Rescue Team Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue
  • Tail group and two large tanks Dragon Quest Slime Mori Mori
  • Pretty in Pretty MaxHeart DANZEN! DS large battle together the force!
  • Harvest Moon Colobockle station for Girl
  • Croquette! Heroes of the Sky DS
  • Adventure King Byito Van der Versus Busters
  • Filtration troupe Gundam Mahjong DS agile troupe but never it was Aga also ~ father!
  • iFate to be applied to BLEACH DS Blue Sky
  • Madoka-kan Pazurupu
  • Let’s play in the San-X Land – Theme Park!
  • Devil Chaldean – Meruhevun
  • Rockman ZX
  • Road 2 to to The King of Beetles – Greatest Champion
  • Clavier of Meruhevun forgetting
  • Pokemon Diamond
  • Pokemon Pearl
  • Gyakuten Saiban 2 Best Price!
  • Negima!? Ultra Maho good War
  • Chaimasu in the stomach-down ☆ contract enforcement rage
  • Sun Django & Sabata of us
  • Rockman Dragon of meteor
  • Rockman Pegasus Meteor
  • Rockman Leo meteor
  • DS2 room tea dog
  • Super Robot Wars W
  • Pittan DS Moji puzzle of words
  • Crayola ~ tion Daisakusen and painted call Crayon Shinchan DS storm!
  • Dynasty Warriors DS Fighters Battle
  • Let Hajimeyo speak and write! Monster Farm DS
  • Gyakuten Saiban 3 Best Price!
  • A2: Grimoire of the Rift FINAL FANTASY TACTICS
  • Rockman 2 Berserk × Shinobi meteor
  • Rockman 2 Berserk × Dinosaur of meteor
  • Frontier Super Robot Taisen OG Saga of infinite
  • Pokemon Platinum
  • Knights in the Nightmare
  • Super Robot Wars K
  • Suparobo Gakuen
  • Pokemon Heart Gold
  • Pokemon Soul Silver

Source: Nintendo.

About Gervais D.

Gervais is a Nintendo fan who loves to play a good game. His first owned Nintendo console was the NES, and he currently owns a blue 3DS XL.