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Best Emulators for 3DS

MattKimura Apr 28, 2016

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    MattKimura Chaos Contributor Staff Member VIP

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    This thread will help you understand what the best options are when it comes to emulation on the 3DS. I'll be covering the basics, such as NES SNES GBC GBA. I'll also include Virtual Console games as another possibility. If you have recommendations for other relevant systems, let me know. Not counting PS1 since it's not really playable.



    Old 3DS
    With it's lower-end CPU, emulators such as SNES get a drop in performance and GBA does not work well at all.



    NES
    - RetroArch's QuickNes [Fullspeed]
    - You can also install NES Virtual Console injects from cia
    [Fullspeed]


    SNES
    BlargSnes [Slowdown]


    Sega Genesis
    RetroArch's PicoDrive [Fullspeed]


    GBC
    - GameYob [Fullspeed]
    - RetroArch's Gambette
    [Fullspeed]
    - You can also play GBC Virtual Console injects installed as cia
    [Fullspeed]


    GBA





    New 3DS
    With it's much higher CPU speed, it can support a fullspeed SNES emulator, and even GBA! It's highly opened to a good number of emulators.



    NES
    - RetroArch's FCEUMM [Fullspeed]
    - You can also install NES Virtual Console injects from cia [Fullspeed]


    SNES
    - RetroArch's PocketSnes [Fullspeed]
    - You can also install SNES Virtual Console injects from cia
    [Fullspeed]


    Sega Genesis
    - RetroArch's GenesisPlusGX [Fullspeed]
    - RetroArch's PicoDrive
    [Fullspeed]


    GBC
    - RetroArch's Gambette [Fullspeed]
    - GameYob [Fullspeed]
    - You can also play GBC Virtual Console injects installed as cia [Fullspeed]


    GBA
     
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    Cha0s Em3rald Chaos Immortal Staff Member Administrator

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    I haven't tried that many games on it but retroarch's pocket snes works ok for me on O3DS
     
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    NeoGamer Chaos Legend VIP

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    Another great tutorial and info thread. Thank you Matt.
     
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