gba VS ironds

Compare gba vs ironds and see what are their differences.


A crate that helps you make GBA games (by rust-console)


System for developing for the Nintendo DS with Rust (by QuinnPainter)
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gba ironds
7 1
620 8
1.0% -
7.3 3.5
7 days ago about 1 year ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 zlib License
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  • [media] I spent time porting rust to the Nntendo DS
    12 projects | /r/rust | 10 Feb 2023
    nice! I'm working on my own Rust-on-DS project here:, some of it may be useful to you? Mine is aiming to be an all-Rust toolchain rather than libnds bindings. I've also added tier 3 targets to the compiler (armv5te-none-eabi and thumbv5te-none-eabi) that you could possibly use?

What are some alternatives?

When comparing gba and ironds you can also consider the following projects:

cargo-n64 - Make Nintendo 64 games in Rust! 🦀

ctru-rs - Rust wrapper for libctru

rust - Rust for the xtensa architecture. Built in targets for the ESP32 and ESP8266

libnds - C library for Nintendo DS

rust - Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.



rboy - A Gameboy Emulator in Rust

c-of-time - Environment for injecting code into PMD: Explorers of Sky

alacritty - A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

rusty-TONC - Having fun on the GBA, and porting TONC's examples.