The R4i 3DS – The Ultimate Nintendo 3DS Homebrew Card
One of the biggest things that people look to when they consider purchasing any type
of 3DS Flash card is the ability to play classic game console emulators and games from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. The R4i 3DS
allows you to do just that, but using the SnesDS emulator, you’ll be playing all of
the Super Nes games you used to enjoy on your old Super Nintendo console at home.
The greatest thing about the Nintendo Dsi and the Nintendo 3DS is the ability to play these old console games, on your new hand held system. It really is a lot like having a portable Super NES right in your pocket. Ready for you to kick back and play some Mario All Stars or Donkey Kong Country any time you may feel like it.
How well do the games run? They run just as well as they did on the actual Super NES itself.
The screen resolution on the Nintendo Dsi and the Nintendo 3DS is perfectly suited for Super NES games. IN fact, the look better than they did on the actual TV screen you used to play them on. The graphics look smoother and less pixelated. The animation in the characters looks much more real and fluid than if you were playing the game on a 20 – 27” screen. Not to mention the fact that it is 100% portable.
First, you’ll need to download SnesDS, and you can do so by visiting this link
Once you have the emulator, you’ll need to unzip the .zip file to a folder on your computer. Just make sure to mark down where you saved the snesds.zip file and where you unzipped the file.
The archive itself only has the snesDS.nds file in it as shown in the image. You can click on the EXTRACT TO button in winrar to extract the file and save it to a location your on computer. Once that’s done, you’re almost there and ready to play.
You’ll now have to copy over the snesDS.nds file to your micro SD Card. You can order the r4i 3ds with a micro sd card already included, or if you have your own, copy it over to the root of your micro SD Card. Which means, not in any folder, just right to the card.
In order for you to be able to play games, you’ll need to get what’s called a game rom. These would be super nes roms that you can download. They are usually found in a file format such as gamename.sfc where gamename is replaced with which ever game it is you are getting.
You’ll want to create a SNES folder on the micro SD card as well and copy your games to that folder.
All that’s left for you to do now is take your R4 3DS or your R4 For DS card and put your micro SD card inside of it. Then plug it into your Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS system.
You’ll see the main menu of the R4. Select games, and then select the SnesDS emulator and it will load up. Once loaded, it will show you a list of all of the games you have in the SNES folder and you’re set. Just pick the game you want to play and start your journey into 16-bit console gaming. Playing the games with the emulator is just like playing the real thing. You can save your games, load your save games, even save your game in real time save mode – at any point in any game.