Which R4 card support DS, DSI and 3DS games?

Here in this article, we would like to give you a full answer on R4 card compatibility to Nintendo DS, DSI and 3DS games. Can they support them all, can they play them all on a 3ds firmware or a dsi system handheld, and can they emulate GBA/GB/GBC/SNES/NES games as well? Just read this article!

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Can R4 card supports DS, DSI and 3DS games?

R4 cards or R4 3DS, they are supporting Nintendo DS and DSI games, however, they aren’t playing Nintendo 3ds games. That’s the answer. You must remember, no R4 card can support 3ds games. All r4 cards for Nintendo 3ds, they are just playing NDS roms on the 3ds family consoles not playing the 3ds games. Even the new r4 3ds cards released in 2017, such as R4i sdhc b9s, r4i gold 3ds plus, ace3ds x, they are with pre-flashed NTRboothax exploit, but they are not supporting 3ds games too. 

Watch out! R4 card can’t, doesn’t and never play 3DS Games to you. On the other hand, though R4 card can’t support 3ds games, after using them for flashing NTRboothax explloit to our any 3DS/2DS/NEW 3DS XL/NEW 2DS XL machine, we are able to install a 3DS CFW, to setup the FBI, to run the .cia 3ds games. So in 2018, if you insist on using a 3DS R4i card to play 3ds games, you can buy the R4i sdhc 3ds rts as well. It is supporting the NTRboot method and also playing NDS games for you after removing the NTRboothax.

Which R4 card plays DS/DSI games on a 3ds and dsi device?

best r4 card for 3ds

There are many types of different R4 3ds cards in the market, we will show you here and recommend you the best one to buy.

R4i sdhc or R4isdhc

  • R4i sdhc 3ds rts: Made by r4i-sdhc.com, it’s the most popular R4i sdhc 3ds card, the first one support the full RTS features at the same time, it’s the R4i 3ds card with the best real-time save, real-time guide and user cheats functions. Supports 99% DS games and runs DS homebrews, multimedia files, NTRboothax without problems!
  • R4isdhc dual core 2018: Come from r4ishc.com, cheap clone card of R4i sdhc 3ds rts, uses the similar kernel of r4i sdhc 3ds, but with no that good functions, it is just cheaper than R4i sdhc rts sdhc.
  • R4isdhc rts lite 2018: Same as the R4isdhc dual core.

R4i gold

  • R4i gold eu 3ds: Made from r4i-gold.eu site, it is an R4 card develped for European market, however, it is a cheaper clone of R4i 3ds sdhc rts card too.
  • R4i gold 3ds plus: Come from r4ids.cn, it is the most famous R4i 3ds card in the market, because it uses Wood firmware(which is not updated for years), the most exspensive R4 card in the market too.
  • R4i gold pro 2018: Same as R4i dual core and rts lite 3ds.

So in a word, if you want to choose an R4 card to play free NDS and DSI games for a 3DS or DS system model, just buy the R4i sdhc 3ds rts card, with reasonable price, stable performance and the best game compatibility(kernel updated regularly).

Are R4 3DS compatible with GBA/GB/GBC/SNES/NES games?

Not exactly, they aren’t supporting GBA/GB/GBC/SNES/NES games natively. But if you can find an emulator for the 3ds r4 card, you can use it to play GBA, GB, GBC, SNES, NES and other games, because it is supporting Homebrews.

  • NeoDS: R4i gold 3ds plus emulator for Neo Geo games.
  • DSCraft: R4i gold 3ds plus emulator for Minecraft.
  • Lameboy: R4i gold 3ds plus emulator for Gameboy Color.
  • GameYob: R4i gold 3ds plus emulator for Gameboy and Gameboy Color.
  • NesDS: R4i gold 3ds plus emulator for NES games.
  • ZXDS:  R4i gold 3ds plus emulator for ZX Spectrum.
  • Stella DS: R4i gold 3ds plus emulator Atari 2600.
  • JenesisDS: R4i gold 3ds plus emulator for Mega Drive/Sega Genesis games.
  • FrodoDS: R4i gold 3ds plus emulator for Commodore 64/C64.
  • S8DS: R4i gold 3ds plus emulator for Sega Game Gear.