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Aging Card NTR

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Title Screen

Aging Card NTR

Also known as: Nitro EVA, NITRO Tester, Test-NTR
Platform: Nintendo DS

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.

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The Aging Card NTR is a debug cartridge for testing the Nintendo DS. The name of the article is based on the cartridge's label; aside from the other official names at right, the software is also known unofficially as "NTRAging" and incorrectly (due to a translation error) as "Actual Inspection Card NTR".

Two versions of the cart are known to exist: 1.0 (intended for the original DS) and 6.0 (designed for the DS Lite). A screenshot of 11.0 (possibly intended for the original 3DS) can be found in the December 2020 Nintendo leaks.

The oldest known version is dated August 18, 2004, a little over three months before the system's launch. 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.

Download.png Download Aging Cart NTR (v1.0)
File: Nintendo DS NTR Debug Cartridge.rar (911 KB) (info)
Download.png Download Aging Cart NTR (v6.0)
File: Nintendo DS Lite USG Debug Cartridge.7z (1,07 MB) (info)


Menu Information
A look at the menu.


(Source: "undumped" on YouTube)

Early Super Mario 64 DS Screenshot

Dsnitro sm64ds.png

While not unused, an early screenshot of Super Mario 64 DS can be seen in some tests. You can view a comparison on the prerelease page for the game.

Unused Music

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.

Version Comparison

v1.0 v6.0 v11.0 (undumped)
Dsnitro Nitromenu.png NTRAging-6.0.png NTRAging-11.0.PNG

The screenshot of v11.0 is taken from the December 2020 Nintendo leaks. It is located in Documents.7z/セキュリティチーム運営/プロジェクト/INDY検討/eFuse検討/CTR本体電気検査仕様書.pdf on page 60.