How to Enter Cheat Codes into the Nintendo DS

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The Nintendo DS handheld game console features two LCD display screens. The bottom screen is a touchscreen. Players can play their favorite games from any location on the Nintendo DS. If you need a little assistance with finishing certain levels of your favorite game, you can use a cheat code to improve your chances of finishing. A cheat code can provide such boosts as more money, better skills or better equipment.

  • Collect cheat codes for the Nintendo DS from gaming sites such as Chapter Cheats or Cheat Code Central. (See Resources.) Search for the codes by game and gaming console.

  • Write down your cheat codes.

  • Load a game into the Nintendo DS and power on the system.

  • Enter the cheat code using the buttons on the Nintendo DS. The code may call for you to use the system's D-pad, directional arrows or letter buttons to activate the code. Start the game after entering the cheat code.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some cheat codes can be entered during gameplay. Press "Pause" while playing and enter the cheat code.