TWiLight Menu++

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TWiLight Menu++
Developer(s) RocketRobz
Repositry Contributors
Latest version 21.0.2
Active Yes
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS
Type Launcher
Programmed in C++,C
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, 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:
    • (Super) GameBoy (Color), via GameYob
    • NES/Famicom, via nesDS
    • Sega Master System/Game Gear, via S8DS
    • Sega MegaDrive/Genesis, via jEnesisDS
    • Super Nintendo/Famicom, via SNEmulDS
  • 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.


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