The Nintendo DS, also known as the NDS, is considered as the number one handheld gaming console available in the market today. Sony Playstation portable or PSP has lost its number one position as the top handheld gaming console. In terms of sales and units moved Nintendo DS is now the number one. The growing popularity of NDS has made Nintendo DS games a popular target for piracy.

NDS Rom games or NDS Roms are basically copies of an original NDS game. You download them off the internet and from there, you can either copy it to your NDS console or you can play them on your computer using system emulators. It is very easy to find these files on the internet. All you have to do is go to Google, enter “NDS Rom” and within some seconds you will get a list of hundreds of websites offering these files. You will be surprised how many results you will get. Hundreds and even thousands.

Everybody will agree that it is really enticing to download games for free which usually would cost you up to $40 when buying them at a regular store. However, you have to keep in mind that you are violating copyright laws and you might get into big trouble

As mentioned earlier, an NDS Rom is a pirated copy of an NDS game so this makes them illegal. Also, these games often have viruses attached to them, making them a security risk for your computer and also your NDS.

However, even if there is a multitude of websites offering these free roms, nothing has been done to completely stop them. That is why even if people know these files are illegal, they still download it. Unless there is a complete crackdown on the software pirates who make them, NDS Roms will always be here to stay.

On the other hand you will also find legal NDS roms. These are either demo games or homebrew games and they are absolutely legal. So if you really want to download NDS roms and safe some money, you have to be very careful. The first thing you will have to do is to make sure you are not downloading a pirated copy of a commercial NDS game. You don’t want to get into trouble, do you?.

You also want to make sure you have an updated version of an anti-virus software installed on your computer and scan downloaded files carefully.. Happy downloading!