A downloadable game

For fun, I remade Flappy Bird for the Nintendo DS using libnds and NightFox's Lib. My goal was to remake the game as accurately as possible, so it should have most of the features that the original game has.

I'm pretty sure most people aren't interested in playing a game from 2013 on a handheld from 2004 in 2020, but, if you're an outlier, I hope you enjoy!

If you’re interested in how I went about creating this remake, check out this video where I explain the entire process! 

Install instructions

The game can be run on a DS (Lite) with a flashcart, a hacked DSi or 3DS with HBMenu, or any DS emulator such as DeSmuME or melonDS.


flappybird.nds 396 kB


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This is going to be awsome!

I am testing the game on a rspberry pi 3B using RetroPie and mabye if i can find one, a Nintendo Dual Screen (nds) bios.

Thanks PolyMars for the amazing coding and porting you do!


Change of plan, using it on real nds using ttds game roms card.

I hacked my DSi a few months ago. Have over 300  roms on it, some fanmade but most are not. This game is so great on an actual system. Especially when you run it on an emulator and use an Xbox controller xD


kool I am waiting for my r4i/r4 card (that is probably fake) to arrive in the mail.

It arrived yesterday

How is it

It dint work. The rom din't load.

aw :(

Can you help please? The screen just appears black when I boot up the game on my R4.

i got it working then it was black after like a week i tried removing the .sav then im redownloading this game cus i got rid of the nds aswell btu try deleting the .sav

time to pop in the r4 card

Did you get it to work? If so, how?

I have a black screen ;(

For spanish speaker.

I don't know why but this game (and the examples of NightFox's lib) doesn't run on acekard 2, but in twilightmenu++ it works just fine.


takes out r4 with many backup of games on it

its an original r4 as well

Same with me

woah now I know why im buying a DS game carrt

Can I publish your game on nds.scenebeta.com? (GBA / NDS / 3DS Scene) All the publications that are there are in Spanish XD. It would be a good way to share your Homebrew :)


Nice work man, keep going.

Can you please remove the part where it says "nds-bootstrap"?

The game should work on anything that can boot a .nds file.

nds-bootstrap only runs commercial/retail DS games, and old DS homebrew (which this homebrew isn't).

My mistake, I'll take that part out of the install instructions. Sorry about that!


i will not run on my r4 gold cart or hiyaCFW but it works when i run it in the hb menu or twilight menu for me