Play DS games on 3DSXL?

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User Info: _Just_Blaze_

_Just_Blaze_
4 years ago#1
I got a few games in my backlog so it'd be nice if it could play my old games.

If yes, how?
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User Info: nonty96zie

nonty96zie
4 years ago#2
Yes, you put the game in the 3DS and play it.
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User Info: _Just_Blaze_

_Just_Blaze_
4 years ago#3
Also are there any bundles on sale right now for the holiday season? I'm looking to pick me up one but buying a bundle would be that much better.
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_Just_Blaze_
4 years ago#4
Also how do DS games perform on the XL? Do the games fit the screen?
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User Info: klecser

klecser
4 years ago#5
Lots of bundles coming up. Go to nintendoeverything.com and read about them.

DS games have the same aspect ratio as the DS and the whole image is stretched equally. So, it is fewer pixels in any given area of screen. I personally don't notice the quality if the game is fun. If you are a graphics whore, you'll notice it.

User Info: aak57

aak57
4 years ago#6
From: _Just_Blaze_ | #004
Also how do DS games perform on the XL? Do the games fit the screen?

They take up the entire bottom screen and an equal size on the top by default. However, if you hold start or select while launching the game it enters native resolution mode, where it displays at roughly the size of a DSi screen.
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User Info: _Just_Blaze_

_Just_Blaze_
4 years ago#7
aak57 posted...
From: _Just_Blaze_ | #004
Also how do DS games perform on the XL? Do the games fit the screen?

They take up the entire bottom screen and an equal size on the top by default. However, if you hold start or select while launching the game it enters native resolution mode, where it displays at roughly the size of a DSi screen.


But there's an option to fill the whole screen right? I'm not much of a graphics whore but having unused space on my screen would be annoying.
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User Info: DeathSoul2000

DeathSoul2000
4 years ago#8
_Just_Blaze_ posted...
aak57 posted...
From: _Just_Blaze_ | #004
Also how do DS games perform on the XL? Do the games fit the screen?

They take up the entire bottom screen and an equal size on the top by default. However, if you hold start or select while launching the game it enters native resolution mode, where it displays at roughly the size of a DSi screen.


But there's an option to fill the whole screen right? I'm not much of a graphics whore but having unused space on my screen would be annoying.


no, because if it did, games that take advantage of both screens at once,(yoshi's island ds for example) would like extremely mishmashed and look crap.

User Info: klecser

klecser
4 years ago#9
_Just_Blaze_ posted...


But there's an option to fill the whole screen right? I'm not much of a graphics whore but having unused space on my screen would be annoying.


There is not. You will always have black somewhere on the screen to preserve the aspect ratio. Keep this in mind if it could be a deal breaker for you.

User Info: Lum_Yatsura

Lum_Yatsura
4 years ago#10
Languages are the main compatibility issue. DSi and 3DS have fewer settings, so some DS games can't use every mode they contain.
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