Since the inception of R4 3DS cards, a lot of homebrew creators have created emulators. Emulators are homebrew applications that can emulator a specific gaming console to be used in another gaming console, in this case, the Nintendo 3DS.

Today, we are going to talk about a Gameboy emulator for the Nintendo 3DS. Although the Gameboy portable gaming console was created by Nintendo, the gaming company seems to have discontinued its support in their latest gaming console lineup.

The Gameboy I am going to talk about is the GameYob Emulator for Nintendo 3DS. This emulator is made by a Nintendo 3DS enthusiast who goes by the name “Drenn”.

This is an open-source emulator and all of the source codes can be found on his website (along with the official stable releases).

Now, why would you want a Gameboy emulator when the Nintendo 3DS has a new gaming lineup? Well, the Gameboy console is home to a lot of really good games. The most notable one is the Pokemon series. Now, it would be a shame not to try out Gameboy games, right?

That is why a lot of people are happy that Drenn created this awesome Gameboy emulator for the Nintendo 3DS.

So, what do you need to do in order to install the GameYob emulator right on your Nintendo 3DS?

Well, the very first thing you do is get yourself an R4 3DS card along with a suitable SDHC microSD card. If you’re wondering which brand to buy, you can buy the R4i Snoopy as it is not only inexpensive but also very user-friendly.

Also, for all of your storage and gaming needs, get a 32GB SDHC card. 32GB should be more than enough and most R4 3DS cards on the market support this storage capacity as well.

Okay, here are all the things you need to do in order to set this emulator up and running on your Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console:

  1. Download the latest GameYob version 0.5. This is a stable release and most of the bugs have been ironed out.
  2. Get your SDHC card and plug it in the microSD card reader.
  3. Next, plug the card reader into the USB slot of your computer.
  4. Afterward, extract and copy all of the contents of the GameYob installer you've downloaded from Drenn's website and put them in the root folder of your SDHC card.
  5. In your SDHC card, create a folder named "GameYob" and inside, create 2 additional folders naming them ROM and SAVES, respectively.
  6. All of your downloaded games should be placed inside the ROM folder. All of your saved games will automatically be placed inside the "SAVES" folder.
  7. Plug your SDHC card into your R4 3DS card and ultimately plug it in your Nintendo 3DS.
  8. Fire up your Nintendo 3DS and there should be a prompt to install the GameYob emulator. Just follow onscreen instructions and you're done!

OPTIONAL: Download the GBC Bios (also from Drenn's website) if you want the games to be colored. Although most of the games should already be colored, this enhances the color palettes even more.

That is pretty much it. You can just download all of your favorite Nintendo Gameboy games from the internet.

This process requires an R4 3DS card, so make sure to buy one first before you can try any of the above steps. If you want to play Gameboy games on your Nintendo 3DS console, the GameYob emulator is highly recommended.

Nintendo Wii is believed to be one amongst the thriving brands in the handheld gaming console industry. The credit for this goes to none other than the R4 revolution. R4 games are loaded with latest features and that makes it all the more interesting. Nintendo DS puts forward towards its users a ground-breaking and enlivening way for utilizing their manageable gaming console in addition to the R4 DS flash memory card. Users may find numerous online shopping shops that sell R4 DS for brand new R4i SDHC for Nintendo DS R4 DS, R4DS R4-III, R4DS, Nintendo DSi R4 SDHC, R4DS Ultra, etc.

Presently, R4 card has turned out to be an important device for all Nintendo DS and DS Lite user who wish to develop their gaming and not to mention entertainment experience. With the recent R4 DS card you may easily save your games in a Micro SD card. This implies that you don’t have to take total games collection along with you. Nintendo DS can be termed as a powerful gaming as well as media station. In the newly introduced models, you will find quite a few R4 DS games. This is preferably because they come with high storage capacities. As a result, gaming fans may have at their hand a superb collection of songs and movies. You can now go in for the thrilling experience with the help of the R4 DS card. What satisfy the gamers all the more are the unique features that come with Nintendo DS R4 DS, i.e. wireless connections, complete R4 Firmware, videos and movies internet connectivity, etc.

Acekard offers a budget friendly option for the flashcard. The Acekard 2 offers a full range of benefits and have left its parents problems behind. As far as flashcards go it may not always be you pay for what you get you may get more for less if you choose the right card.


What You Get


The Acekard 2 offers a full range of compatibility. You do not have to convert or flash to use this card. It is completely compatible with all the software that matters. Your purchase gets you the card and the card reader.


You also get a list of instructions and directions for the websites where you will download your firmware. As long as your internet speed is up to par you can easily download and install the firmware. The casing for the cart itself is a little flimsy. It is not held together with a screw it simply snaps together which gives it a flimsy feel.


There is one noticeable chip that you can feel that is sticking up underneath the sticker on the face of the case. It is not a really big deal but you should know that it is there. No user has reported any use issues because of the chip but you never know so do keep that in mind.


The Performance


Ultimately the way the cart feels is not as important as the performance. If it performs well than you can get past how it feels. It performs well as a matter of fact it out performs some of the more expensive cards.


There are a lot of perks that come with the Acekard 2 price being one of the greatest. It works as promised there are a couple of little glitches but nothing too major. There are quite a few perks that you would expect out of a more expensive option like the control features and customizable options.




If you need a flashcard and you do no want to spend a small fortune than this is the card you should be considering. It works well and does have a few things that make you raise your eyebrows like the chip that sticks up a little and the fact that there is no protective strip across the contacts so you have to watch where you place your fingers.


It is well worth the cost even with the small minor things that can be improved.