System Info Hints, Tips, Tricks, Secrets, & Glitches

Birthday Greeting

Enter a chat room in PictoChat on the date that you entered as your birthday in the system settings. The message "Happy Birthday! Today is [your name's] birthday!" will appear. The starting sound of the DS will also change on your birthday.

Quick Game Boy Advance Start

With both a Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS game inserted, hold B when turning on the Nintendo DS. It will advance directly to the Game Boy Advance games without the usual warning screens.

Abort Automatic Play Mode

After turning on Automatic Play mode, hold Start when turning on the Nintendo DS to return to the main menu instead of starting the game.

In-game Reset

Hold L + R + Start + Select during game play in a Nintendo DS game to return to its title screen.

Game Boy Advance In-game Reset

Hold A + B + Start + Select during game play in a Game Boy Advance game to return to its title screen.

Birthday Boot-up Noise

On your birthday, boot up your DS and the start up noise will be special.

Turn Signal Sound

On the screen in the beginning, there is a little sun in the bottom left corner. Poke that with your stylus as many times as you want. It sounds like a turn signal!

Your Favorite Color

When you put in your favorite color, it will be the color of the second hand on the clock, the todays date, the border on the screen and the corners of a selected icon.

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