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How to play free GBA, SNES, NES games on Switch and 3DS?

There are some flashcards to hack Nintendo DS/3DS/ Switch on the market, and do you know how to choose the best card for our console? What’s the best GBA card? How to play free GBA, SNES, NES games on Switch and 3DS? Can we use r4 card to play game on Nintendo Switch? Following us, we will show the deatiled information on the below.

How to play free GBA, SNES, NES games on 3DS?

Can you play NES/SNES games on 3ds?

Here let us introduce you the Multiple Ways for playing SNES/NES games via R4 Flashcard on 3DS. NES Games: The R4I SDHC RTS 3DS, r4i gold 3ds and R4I GOLD PRO all can support SNES/NES games on 3DS V11.8.0-41.  Download NES emulator which called NesDS.

How to play free GBA games on 3ds?

1.Play GBA games wuth 3DS Homebrew

Homebrew your 3DS then run the GBA emulator to play free gameboy advance games is the second way. You are very easily to get homebrews on your new 3ds or old 3ds, 2ds or 2ds xl machines. Of course, homebrew your 3ds can be totally free if you already own a certain game card, such as the Cubic Ninjia or Freakyforms Deluxe. Why? Because there are 2 3ds homebrew exploits are developed from them. So run the Ninjhax 2.9 or the Freayhax( Unfortunately, Ninjhax and Freayhax can not support on 3ds V11.8.0 at now, it will update on the future)  on your any 3DS system version device, your console can support Homebrew apps, emulators, tools and games.

2. R4 3DS Card for GBA games on 3DS 11.8.0-41

As we know, a R4 3DS card supports DS games, however, with a 3DS emulator, we can play free GBA and SNES games on Nintendo 3DS 11.8.0-41

There are many R4i 3DS cards and also many usages to play GBA and SNES game. But today we take R4i Gold Pro as an example.

  •     Buy a R4 Gold Pro Card and a MicroSD card at
  •     Download your Kernel V3.9 from official website:
  •     Decompress the kernel, you will have some files, copy these files to the root of your MicroSD card.
  •     Download NDSGBA emulator here: unzip this emulator, then add the files to the root of Micro SD card too.
  •     Download a few GBA ROMs from online site.
  •     Insert your SD card to the R4i GOld Pro card, insert the R4 card into your 3DS console.
  •     Choose a GBA game, then have fun!

After homebrew your handheld, you can choose a GBA emulator to download to your console. Here we recommend mGBA and GpSP , both are GBA emulators, the latter is much faster and support better on new 3ds.

3. Play GBA games with 3DS CFW

If you can install a CFW(custom firmware) like Luma3ds on your 3DS/3DS XL/2DS device, you can play GBA games on them through converting the GBA game to CIA format or simply get the gba cia files from online sites. First of all, you should hack your device with a free 3ds exploit which is called NTRboothax to install B9S/Luma3ds cfw. Then, you can just launch “FBI” to run the CIA installer to play GBA games in CIA format on the 3ds firmware console.

Currently, NTRboothax is the best and easiest method for installing a CFW to the 3ds family handhelds. To run it on your console, there are 2 things you need to prepare. One is the NTRboothax card and the other is a Magnet. NTRboot flashcarts are easy to buy and find online, the R4i sdhc 3ds rts, R4i b9s 3ds, R4i gold 3ds plus, R4i gold pro 2018 and other ds flashcards are all supporting NTRboothax.

Among them, recommend you choose the R4i b9s or the R4i gold 3ds rts plus, they supports both DS games and NTRboothax on the 3DS models. So even after you are using the flash card for NTRboot Method, you can also return it to DS mode to play free NDS games.

Can we use r4 card to play game on Nintendo Switch?

Yeah, recent month, r4 team released the R4S dongle for Nintendo Switch, After the arrival of the Dongle SX PRO and Team Rebug, there was strong suspicion that other teams “Hardware” would like, too, their share of the cake. Today is the Team R4, well known for its flashcards 3DS / NDS that comes with the announcement of a “new” dongle for the Switch.

Description & Features:

‘The R4S is a USB-C dongle that is a plug and play solution to injecting the necessary RCM payload to boot into custom firmware.

  •     Works on Every Switch, Free games to play
  •     Support third party payloads
  •     Fully Updatable
  •     No need License File
  •     Does Not Void Warranty
  •     1-year warranty’

The team also provides a PDF documentation and according to it, the dongle will not provide anything special compared to other dongles since the installation of * .NSP it will via Tinfoil and to play * .XCI, a conversion is necessary for launch them via LayeredFS.

So many of you may be aware of this product already. We tried to really find out what made this thing tick as well and look for all of the good and bad with it. The pros truly do come out on top with this dongle. For example, the first and most prominent attribute of this device is that it works with any custom firmware (so far). This includes, but is not limited to, Team Xecuter’s SX OS.

The SX Pro is top tier in terms of ease of use. You’ll notice that in the unboxing video that I did that in the simple box is just the items; the jig, the USB cord, and the RCM dongle. We all know what the jig is for at this point, bridging pins on the right joy-con slot. The USB cord is so that you can simply charge your RCM dongle. The RCM dongle itself plugs into the USB-C port on the bottom.


In a word, all the cards that we present to you are the choices not bad for playing GBA/SNES/NES games on 3DS or Nintendo Switch. Stability, instant backups, the frequency of firmware updates, etc. Several advantages allow them to be more and more popular on the market. Anyway, there are several choices, it depends on your needs if you would like to buy a flashcard. On the other hand, we are very happy to introduce you to our site, we have been selling flashcards and other video game assemoirs for a long time, you can find the various cards and enjoy the best service and fast delivery. All items here are under warranty, do not worry quality. Do not hesitate to buy from us.

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