Nintendo 3DS Emulator Is Finally Able To Play Its First Commercial Game

In case you missed it, there seems to be a large progress on the upcoming 3DS emulator for PC. The emulator which is called Citra Emulator is now finally able to boot its first commercial game and it seems to be fully playable as can be seen in the video below.

This 3DS emulator seems to be progressing at a rapid pace considering the fact that development on it started recently. The developers have confirmed that the game that is shown in the video (Cave Story 3D) is fully playable + completable on the emulator, although there is no sound emulation yet.

With tons of changes over the past month, Citra is now booting several games! While it’s still slow (Citra is running a software renderer and CPU interpreter) the game appears to be fully playable and even completable!

Citra currently does not attempt to emulate sound, so music has been added to the video.

They also showed Legend of Zelda: Ocarnia of Time 3D running on the 3DS emulator although it still hasn’t reached a state where it is playable. You can check out screenshots from the game below, which seem to be a mess.


The 3DS emulator still has a long way to go but it is nice to see that it is progressing at a rapid pace. Those who are looking for a way to emulate their 3DS games at a higher resolution/frame rate should find this useful.

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