The Nintendo 3DS is probably one of the best portable game consoles of 2016 and that is due in part because of the emergence of R4 3DS cards.
R4 3DS cards today support homebrew applications or third-party software. One of the best homebrew applications you can install on your Nintendo 3DS is the emulator.
There are many emulators out there for the Nintendo 3DS and in today’s article, I will talk about the Snes9x.
The Snes9x is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System or SNES emulator. Now, there have been a lot of SNES emulators for the Nintendo 3DS for quite some time but the Snes9x is a bit different.
For one, the Snes9x is a much-improved emulator. When it comes to coding, the Snes9x is much more streamlined and is faster when compared to SNES emulators of old.
Second, all of the SNES games run at a consistent 60FPS. The Nintendo 3DS’ hardware is more than capable of delivering the right amount of power this emulator needs to run all of the SNES games at full speed.
Other features of the Snes9x include 3DS hardware acceleration, highly aggressive coding for improved memory load and storing functions, it incorporates the DSP sound enhancing module, and a host of other great functions.
If you are interested in installing the Snes9x emulator on your Nintendo 3DS, here are the steps you need to do:
1. The Snes9x emulator is created by a great Nintendo 3DS hacking contributor, bubble2k16. Go to his official github page and download the Snes9x file.
2. It will come in rar format so make sure to unpack it.
3. Place all of the contents into your microSD card.
4. Next, search the internet for SNES ROMs. There are plenty of ROM websites out there. Just be sure to download from the most reputable ones.
5. Then, in the root folder of your microSD card, create a folder and name it “ROM”. Place all of your downloaded SNES ROMs into this folder.
6. Then, put your microSD card into your R4 3DS card and turn on your Nintendo 3DS (with the R4 3DS card inserted, of course).
7. Fire up the homebrew launcher and select the Snes9x emulator. It will then install the emulator; just wait for a few seconds until it is finished.
8. Once it’s done, just fire up the emulator. The emulator will then search the ROM folder you’ve created earlier for the SNES games. Just choose which game you want to play and press the A button to start playing!
9. Also, as a side note, you can press the left and right directional buttons to navigate between the emulator and ROM selection options.
The Snes9x is free and give props to its creator, bubble2k16. You can donate some money to him so that he can continually improve this emulator.
If there is one minor thing I can say about this emulator, it would be the interface. The interface is plain and simple and it does need some graphical improvements. He did state on his github page that everyone is encouraged to chime in and help improve the overall emulator.
If you have a Nintendo 3DS and an R4 3DS card, make sure to install the Snes9x Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator.