How to play free DS GBA games with Sky3DS

Now, more and more players have made a purchase of the Sky3DS+ to hack a 3DS or New2DS XL console to enjoy free 3DS games. So, how to play free Nintendo DS or GBA games with this Sky3DS + card? Is the Sky3DS + card a flashcard allowing us to play 3DS games at once NDS ROMs?

Sky3DS+ free DS ROM hack?

No, that’s not possible. Sky3DS+ and Sky3DS cards are known on the market to support Nintendo 3DS games and no older DS games. Every time you buy the Sky3DS+ or Sky3DS card, they do not allow you to play DS games on 3DS, New3DS, 2DS etc.

Sky3DS+ hack GBA games?

And if you want to play old classic Nintendo games, such as GBA / GB / GBC / SNES / NES games, can I use the Sky3DS+ or Sky3DS V2 blue button?

The answer is either, each of them does not support GBA games. If you prefer to play GBA or SNES games, you do not need to buy a Sky3DS+ card, but a DSTWO PLUS SuperCard flashcard or an R4 3DS card is your choice!

How to play free DS games

If you like to play free DS games, then an R4i SDHC card will be a very good choice in France. How to run DS ROMs downloaded with R4 3DS? Here is a tutorial to your reference:


  • Buy the R4i SDHC 3DS RTS card from a reliable online reseller to get an authentic card, love-gamecardis your choice. Unpack the package, you will get the red card R4i SDHC 3DS RTS and a USB drive
  • You should have a micro SD card from 2GB to 32GB. Do not forget to save the contents of your SD card before formatting it.
  • Turn on your computer, make sure it is connected internally.
  • Turn on your new 3DS XL console, make sure it has enough power.

Tuto R4 3DS

  • Insert your microDS card on your computer, format it on FAT32.
  • Go to, download the latest kernel version of the R4i card. Now it’s r4i-3ds v1.85
  • Unzip the file you get after the download, you will have a new folder, open it and copy all the contents in the root of your microsd.
  • Go to, download DS games any way you want.
  • Drag the .DS ROMs to your microsd card. Check that it is in .nds format.
  • Disconnect the micro sd/sdhc card from your computer. Insert it into the R4i SDHC 3DS RTS card.
  • Place the red R4i 3DS card in your 3DS or New2DS XL console slot. Then you can see an icon in the 3DS screen.
  • Now press the A button, you can start playing DS games for free!

The best way to play DS games on the New 3DS or 3DS XL is an R4 3DS flashcard. The R4i card supports DS game piracy, it works on DS, DS Lite or DSI.

With the release of the 3DS console, an R4i card directly supports DS games on a 3DS and New3DS version. An R4i SDHC flashcard allows you to play games, helps you run homebrews, it’s not a problem to read manga, watch MP3s on the 3DS console. In addition, one can cheat during a game, it’s more fun using an R4 3DS RTS.

Tuto play free GBA games

Which card will we choose to run free GBA games on 3DS in France?

You will encounter two choices: an R4 3DS card or a SuperCard DSTWO Plus flashcard. You need to download an emulator to play free GBA games using an R4 3DS card. But for the DSTWO Plus flashcard, it is inserted with a GBA emulator, it’s easier. We will take the map dstwo more as an example:

First, you need to download the latest firmware from the Supercard DStwo Plus card, then put the firmware files in the root of your SD card, you can download it from here: DSTwo EOS V1.14:

After putting the firmware in the right place, you need to download the GBA plug-in, you can download it from here: DSTwo GBA.

Put these two files in the root of your SD card.

Then put GBA games in your SD card.

Place the Sd card in your DSTwo PLUS card, then insert the DStwo Plus card into the DS / DSi / 3DS console.

Everything is ready, turn on your console and find the “Emulator GBA” icon and login

You will see the GBA game UI, just choose the GBA game you want to play. Very simple.

Which 3DS flashcard plays 3DS, NDS GBA and SNES games?

The new Stargate 3DS flashcard is a great choice for playing NDS, 3DS GBA and SNES games. But this flashcard is not available. And on the official, it does not have any more information about this new Stargate 3DS.


The Sky3DS+ flashcard does not play NDS and GBA games. But it is a very good choice to run free 3DS games. If you prefer to play GBA and SNES and NDS games, I recommend R4 3DS.

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