Aging Card NTR
|Aging Card NTR|
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The Aging Card NTR is a debug cartridge for testing the Nintendo DS. The menu is dated August 18, 2004, a little over three months before the system's launch. The name of the article is based on the cartridge's label. A lot of the content in this cart is reused from the AGS Aging Cartridge (or is it the other way around?). As such, some of the unused content here is in that cart as well.
To boot straight into the main test, hold Select at startup or for the menu, hold Start. If you do not hold either of those, you will get an error message.
Two versions of the cart are known to exist: 1.0 (intended for the original DS), and 6.0 (designed for the DS Lite).
|Download Aging Cart NTR (1.0)
File: Nintendo DS NTR Debug Cartridge.rar (911 KB) (info)
|Download Aging Cart NTR (6.0)
File: Nintendo DS Lite USG Debug Cartridge.7z (1,07 MB) (info)
| Menu Information|
A look at the menu.
Early Super Mario 64 DS Screenshot
|NTR Debug Cartridge||Super Mario 64||Super Mario 64 DS|
While not unused, an early screenshot of Super Mario 64 DS can be seen in some tests. The cannon's platform seems to be missing, while the textures of the dirt, grass, and distant cliff appear to be much closer to their N64 counterparts. The sky texture seems to be completely different and more cartoony, however.
All of these can be heard in the Sound Test.
The music track used in the AGS Aging Cartridge.
A series of notes, each with a different instrument. This was probably for testing the instruments. A similar series of notes is also used in the other Aging cart. Notice a pattern?
A harp glissando.
The opening of the Super Mario Bros. theme.
|Nintendo Console Testing Software|
|NES||Port Test Cartridge • HVC Controller Test|
|SNES||Burn-In Test Cart • Controller Test Cartridge • Test Program • SNSP Aging Cassette|
|GameCube||Service Disc v1.0/03|
|Game Boy||Controller Kensa Cartridge|
|Game Boy Advance||AGS Aging Cartridge|
|Nintendo DS||Aging Card NTR|
|Nintendo 3DS||CTR Aging Test Program|