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How to Use Download Play

Published by SuperCheats Staff on Sep 2nd 2013
Download Play is a feature first introduced in the Nintendo DS which allows units to share one game cartridge for multiplayer gameplay. This is also used to send/receive game demos as well.


  • Download Play is available for all models of Nintendo DS (3DS, DSi XL, DSi, DS Lite, DS)

  • Wireless communication must be enabled

  • You should be using a Download Play-compatible game title.


  1. Launch the Download Play-game from the Home menu.

  2. Select the appropriate Multiplayer/ sharing option within the game. Consult the game's software manual to learn how to use Download Play


  1. Launch the Download Play icon from the Home screen

  2. Choose whether you want to download a 3DS or Nintendo DS title from the host.

  3. The titles that you can receive will be listed. Choose the one you want to download.

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