Citra For Android makes a surprise release – Play 3DS games on your phone!

Rizwan Anwer
Rizwan Anwer
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Citra is a popular 3DS emulator for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s given the ability to let desktop and laptop users play 3DS games from the comfort of their laptops without the need of finding a Nintendo 3DS system. Albeit not every game runs at a 100% on the emulator, popular titles like Pokemon and the Ace Attorney games do have their issues. Citra for Android just dropped and it allows for Android users to play 3DS emulated games on their phones.

Citra for Android – A real game-changer

If you’re looking to get your 3DS fix on the smartphone, your prayers might finally have been answered. Citra just released their official application on the Google Play Store, ready for download!

What games work and what kind of phone do I need?

While they haven’t shared a list of games for the mobile, You can go to this link and see the list of games and how well they work on the emulator.

Unfortunately, Citra has outlined that the phone has some rather strong requirements. They highly recommend you only try the emulator on Snapdragon 835 processors and above. Your mileage will vary on other processor brands such as Mediatek, Exynos, Kirin, etc.

Unfortunately, you will have to find your own way of finding backup games, but a bit of Google or contacting a friend who sails the 7 ISP’s can help put you in the right direction.

This is easily a big move for emulation, as the Google Play Store does also house the Dolphin emulator. The emulator that allows Wii and Nintendo GameCube games to run from the comfort of your phone.

With the arrival of Citra on the Play Store, you can now play your favorite 3DS games from the comfort of your smartphone.

However, if you still feel a majority of your games aren’t working properly, it’s best that you buy a new 3DS or a refurbished one from a reputable site like Amazon or eBay, sites which offer buyer protection. They are relatively cheap and easy to come by after many years.

What are your thoughts with the release of Citra on the Google Play Store? What games are you looking forward to playing on the system?

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