TWiLight Menu++

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TWiLight Menu++
Developer(s) Rocket Robz
Repository Contributors
Latest version 26.6.0 [+]
Active Yes
Platform(s) 3DS
Type Launcher
Programmed in C++, C
Support ($) Ko-fi
License GNU GPLv3
Source code GitHub

TWiLight Menu++, often abbreviated to "TWL Menu++", is an open-source DSi Menu upgrade/replacement for the Nintendo DSi, the Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DS flashcarts. It can launch Nintendo DS, SNES, NES, GameBoy (color), GameBoy Advance, TurboGrafX-16, XEGS, Atari 2600, 5200 and 7800 games, as well as Sega GameGear/Master System & Mega Drive/Genesis ROMs, as well as DSTWO plugins (if you use a DSTWO) and videos. It can be used as a frontend for either nds-bootstrap or supported flashcarts.


  • Launch DS ROMs from the SD card and/or flashcard, via nds-bootstrap (comes included with the app)
  • Run GBA ROMs from the SD card or flashcard using GBARunner2.
  • Support for multiple languages.
  • Automatic on-the-fly AP-patching. Load the game and the patches should be applied if found (patching is done in RAM, leaving the original ROM untouched).
  • Includes emulators for the following systems and can launch the ROM through the menu:
    • A5200DS - (Atari 5200)
    • A7800DS - (Atari 7800 ProSystem)
    • A8DS - (Atari800XL/XEGS)
    • AmEDS - (Amstrad CPC)
    • ColecoDS - (ColecoVision)
    • CrocoDC - (Amstrad CPC)
    • GameYob - (GB/GBC)
    • GBARunner2 - (GBA)
    • jEnesisDS - (Sega Megadrive/Genesis)
    • nesDS - (NES)
    • NGPDS - (Neo Geo Pocket)
    • Nintellivision - (Intellivision)
    • NitroGrafx - (PC-Engine)
    • NitroSwan - (WonderSwan)
    • PicoDriveTWL - (Genesis/Megadrive)
    • PokeMini - (Pokémon Mini)
    • S8DS - (GG/MS/SG-1000)
    • SNEmulDS - (SNES)
    • StellaDS - (Atari 2600)
  • On the 3DS, can play DS games in 16:10 widescreen (requires additional setup; not every game is supported).
  • For DSi/3DS/2DS users: Overclock games to 133MHz, faster than the normal DS clock speed of 67MHz, and change sound frequency from 32kHz to 48kHz for higher sound quality.
  • For flashcards, the flashcard kernel/firmware can optionally be used to boot the games.
  • Customizable menus.
  • 200+ DSiWare titles playable on Phat/Lite models.


TWiLight Menu++ can be used on the DS (from a flashcart), DSi, and 3DS. More information can be found on the GBAtemp Thread or official wiki. For details on how to install, please read the installation guide.

Emulator Issues[edit]

SNEmulDS: Some games cannot load as they are known as Large Roms. Sometimes games do not work at all as the emulator is still a work in progress.

jEnesisDS: The screen will always be too wide for the DS screen due to the original's Aspect Ratio. It cannot be changed.

DS games in 133MHz mode: The overclock can cause issues or crashes in some games