3DS Emulator – Download Citra’s Nintendo 3DS Emulator


3DS EmulatorNintendo 3DS Emulator can be used on Android, PC, iOS and almost all platforms and Citra allows the users to play all the games and experience the Nintendo switch gaming experience without actually buying it yourself.

Nintendo is one of the most popular console makers in the world and you must have heard about the new Nintendo switch that came out this year. As it is with almost all the gaming consoles, the Nintendo switch is too expensive for the average consumer and not everyone can afford one and that is why the developers have created the Nintendo 3DS Emulator, also known as Citra Emulator.


Nintendo 3DS Emulator Features

  1. Get all the Nintendo games preloaded for free with Citra so you do not have to buy anything, just install and play.
  2. Game Save feature allows the users to save the current game play and continue the game after a pause without any progress.
  3. Anti-Aliasing feature makes the game play as realistic as possible and it works much better if the device you are using it on has a powerful graphics card.
  4. The resolution of the games is very impressive and it will adjust according to your desired preference and it goes up to 720p.
  5. You can play multiplayer with your friends and the network is good which enables fluid online game play without buffering if you have a high speed internet connection.

Download 3DS Emulator for Android

  1. Download APK file.
  2. Open file manager, locate the download 3DS Emulator apk file and install it on your android device.
  3. Open the 3DS Emulator after the successful completion of the installation process, now you can play any game you want because all are provided for free.

Download 3DS Emulator for PC

Note: Make sure you have a PC with graphics chip OpenGL 3.2 compatibility and i5/i7 processor for higher performance.

  1. Download the Zip file.
  2. Extract the zipped file and open the extracted folder.
  3. Install the Bios and following the given instructions.
  4. Make sure you have 3DS Emulator and Bios on your PC and install the game. Open it and navigate to the .3DS ROM to launch the game on your PC.

Download Nintendo 3DS Emulator for iOS

  1. Download iOS file.
  2. After choosing to download the file, you will see the dialogue box, tap on the install button. Go to home and wait for the download to complete.
  3. After the emulator is downloaded, navigate to “General>Profiles” or “Device Management.” Search for app that reads “Guangdong” and tap on the “Trust” option twice.
  4. Now you can run the app on your device, download the games that you want to play and enjoy Citra on your iOS device.
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    • If you’re on a PC, go to oldgamesfinder[.]com and select ds games, then type in a game related to the platform, or just search up files of 3ds games from the internet.

  1. Is there something else I should have to download this for iOS? It didn’t say install after I clicked the download button

    • I’ve uploaded an unofficial version, can you tell me about the problem more?

      Maybe just a reboot will work try it. Or try reinstalling it and let me know.

  2. excuse me , what to do after installed the app on android ? when i click play , it did nothing , same happens when i click install

    • Salmance, sorry for the trouble. I have taken down the android apk for now – its nothing but a money making app. Remove it asap.

  3. Hey mr.b I downloaded the apk file and opened it and there were 4 options: 1.install 2.play I tapped on play button it didnt gave response then how can i plAY

    • Priyans, I had uploaded an unofficial version of 3ds emulator for android. I need to update it. Maybe it stopped working.

    • Drainer, can you be more specific with the issue? The Citra emulator is still in beta mode with on-going testing so encountering few bugs will be normal.

    • I still didn’t got any official news from the Citra developers about the android apk. Let’s hope it to be soon.

  4. Like how do I open it on iOS do I need something to help cus when I try to open file all it says open in and then nothing

  5. Mr. B,

    Where to download the bios file for PC?
    I’ve searched a couple links but nothing trustworthy so far.


  6. My prob is the IOS file does not install AFTER i opened it using WINZIP….there is no .ipa file….its missing? pls help fix this….desperate to play..thanksss

  7. I have downloaded the ios file version, but how do I correctly turn it into a ipa file? I use cydia impactor and it ends up saying “Error- cannot unzip ‘file’ Not a zip archive”

  8. Okay, I’ve done few research there’s no official Android or iOS version of Citra 3DS , it’s only available for PC .

  9. As of right now, i cannot seem to download the APK file for Android. When i tap the link i go to the directed web page, but when i look at the download link, there is a line through it. Is there somewhere else i can get the download started?

  10. Any updates on apk? I really want to play fire emblem fates with out buying it i own conquest but i want to experience birthright and the other one with out paying $60+

  11. Mister B. Please please please release it for Android. I’m waiting for a 3ds emulator to come for Android for 2 years now I wanna play Pokemon XY and sun moon. Please please upload APK soon.

  12. Mister B umm im stuck when i tape into the download apk android it goes to google adds how do i actually download it ?

  13. Please Mr.B for android release please I’m begging you (T~T) all I wanted is to play pokemon I’ve been waiting my whole life for this. :'(

  14. What exactly do I do after I download the file for PC? I have the file opened but I can’t figure out how to run it. Please help?

  15. Mr.b plss release the apk for android I just want to play fire emblem that’s the only one I want to play so pls Mr.b

  16. Sup Mr.B!
    So I downloaded WinZip from the App Store, then tree to download the .tar file from media fire. When I try to unzip tho, it’s says open file failed. Any suggestions?

  17. Looks like I’m gonna wait next year then I’ll be waiting and Mr.b thanks for the app I tried to download 3ds file and it doesn’t wrk. But I can play pokemon I meant old version ones not the new ones


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