Sky3ds+ review|Is Sky3ds+ the best 3ds rom card to buy in 2016?

In this article, you can find a full review on Sky3ds+ card, its card appearence,its usage,its change from the sky3ds,its functions,its game compatibility and so on.To whom ever plan to buy the flashcard, you should read this Sky3ds+ review.One thing has to be said clearly here firstly, the Sky3ds+ card supports 3ds/new 3ds games, don’t support any DS or GBA roms on any 3DS Xl or N3DS XL consoles!

Sky3ds+ review

Sky3ds+ card

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Sky3ds+ setup

1.Format your microSD card to FAT32 in Windows,and copy the roms into it directly, no diskwriter tool required any more.
2.Update Sky3ds+ to V110 firmware, it is the latest firmware Sky3ds+ card should install. Sky3ds+ v110 firmware lets the Sky3ds+ card run 3ds roms with any gamelist file any more!

  • Download the updated firmware.bin from sky3DS.com, and copy it into the root directory of
    your microSD card.
    Insert your microSD card into sky3DS+, connect your PC and sky3DS+ with a USB cable(come
    with, which can also work as a USB Adapter once connection The LED red light will turn on for 10 seconds, then turn to the green light and keep flashing for 10 seconds, once the light turn off it means the sky3DS+ has been updated successfully.
  • Alert:Never unplug the USB cable while the green light keep flashing, it might damage your sky3DS+ card!Delete the firmware.bin file in your microSD card.

3.Download 3ds roms online, copy and paste the .3ds files into this micro sd/sdhc card.Put in it Sky3ds+ card.
4.Insert Sky3ds+ to 3DS family consoles, when the led is flashing green, you will see the game icon appear on the screen. Enjoy your games, switch games by pressing the orange button back and forth.

P.S:A settings.txt file and other .sav files will be built in your microSD card once start to play games, open the settings.txt, set the CREATE_PER_GAME_SETTINGS = 1(default 0, can changeit anytime later) and save it, a .CFG file will be created in your microSD card after a game has been played, it includes the specific info for that game(CART_ID,FLASH_ID…), you can build you own .CFG file for playing a new game(or an online game) later if you know how to get those info properly, which means you don’t have to wait for the updated gamelist.bin file by our site, the .CFG file has a higher priority than a gamelist.bin file.

Sky3ds+ VS Sky3ds

The first important difference is button and game change.
Blue sky3ds only has one button, when you change games, you can only go ahead, can’t go back.
But the sky3ds+ has two orange buttons, one for going ahead, other for go back, so ,it is more easier to switch games.Plus, you can even chnange to play a certain 3ds game via pressing each of the button several times quickly in a time if you remember the game order you put in the micro sd card. That’s meaning, with Sky3ds+, you can not only change 3ds games but pick up a 3ds game to play.

The second important difference is writing roms to memory card.
Blue sky3ds need use a diskwrite tool to write roms to memory card, it not that easy to use and make sky3ds card has 31 game limits.
But For sky3ds+, you no longer need diskwriter tool,the card supports direct drag and play,very liking using an R4 card to play ds games on 3DS if you know the R4.

The third important difference is firmware and game compatibility.
Nintendo 3ds firmware updated from V8.9.x – V10.5.x, blue sky3ds works perfect all the time, never blocked.Means, Nintendo can’t stop sky3ds run on their system. So,they implemented a new Anti-Piracy measure to their latest games last fall, that is the reason why sky3ds can’t run the newest games such as  Monster Hunter X ,Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer,Fire Emblem If. The new released games really blocked blue sky3ds, because the old blue sky3ds can’t update, it doesn’t have firmware, so, it can’t be updated.
So Sky3ds+ card is released.The new sky3ds plus comes with a USB cable and has a firmware to use,it means the card can be upgraded.Mean if in the future,when Nintendo use new method to block sky3ds+,the card team can release new firmware to solve it.For example, the Sky3ds+ can play AP Check 3ds games.

Sky3ds+ functions

  1. Support Multi 3ds roms,you can download and play many 3ds games within a card.
  2. Support nearly all 3ds games,you can play new and old 3ds games in the market.
  3. Support all 3ds/n3ds/2ds consoles and firmware versions,including 3ds 10.5 and future versions.
  4. Support game save,load,online play,eshop access and so on.
  5. Support work with micro sd/sdhc card up to 128gb.
  6. Support 3ds games with out limits!
  7. Support Ninjhax 2.5 to run region free 3ds games and homebrews.

 

Sky3ds+ game compatibility

  • Region free:Sky3ds+ card is still region locking as the retail game card.So only with Sky3ds+ using on 3ds/n3ds/2ds consoles, you can play the 3ds games from your host firmware region.
  • NDS Game:No,Sky3ds+ is 3ds game hacking card.Can’t support DS games!
  • GBA/SNES Game: The card itself doesn’t run them. But it can work with Homebrew 2.5 to support GBA/SFC games.
  • .CIA Games:The card itself doesn’t run them. But it can work with 3ds cfw to support cia format games.

As for the 3ds game compatibility,Sky3ds+ card should supports all current 3ds games,the folliwng shows a small part of Sky3ds+ 3ds game list.

  • Project X Zone 2: Brave New World (JAP) - PASS
  • Mario & Luigi RPG – Paper Mario MIX (JAP) – FAIL (Hangs on an Error screen after creating/loading a save file, possible NINJHAX Region-Free Loader issue)
  • Monster Hunter X (JAP) - PASS
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (USA) – PASS
  • Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (USA) - PASS
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (USA) – PASS
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (USA) - PASS
  • Project X Zone 2: Brave New World (JAP) - PASS
  • Mario & Luigi RPG – Paper Mario MIX (JAP) – FAIL (Hangs on an Error screen after creating/loading a save file, possible NINJHAX Region-Free Loader issue)
  • Monster Hunter X (JAP) - PASS
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (USA) – PASS
  • Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (USA) - PASS
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (USA) – PASS
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (USA) - PASS

Sky3ds+ overall review

“simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”,The Sky3DS+ is the perfect flashcart for the “lazy gamer”. It’s no-nonsense plug & play at its finest – you throw ROMs at it and it just works.Sky3ds+ is a massive improvement over the previous Sky3DS designs and, honestly,considering the fact that it’s firmware-independent,it’s just about the perfect flashcart for users who are not interested in overly complicated setups and want a flashcart that “just works”.

Its only drawbacks are the slow transfer rate of the micro USB connector, which isn’t a big deal considering the fact that it wasn’t designed for high speed in the first place,and the lack of native Homebrew support or Region-Free launching which,as seen above,can be easily mitigated with NINJHAX.

So If you were ever interested in getting a flashcard to play 3ds roms on 3ds xl/n3ds xl handheld,Sky3ds+ plus is the best choice for now!

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