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Citra 3DS Emulator

2021-04-29 Nightly Build
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The best Nintendo 3DS emulator for Mac


Latest version

2021-04-29 Nightly Build

Apr 30th, 2021

Older versions
Citra is a Nintendo 3DS emulator for Mac that can run commercial games at 100% of their speed, in addition to adding a series of characteristics to improve their visuals above and beyond the modest resolution of Nintendo handheld consoles.

The emulator can display both screens in real time, though it's also possible to show only one in fullscreen and assign a button to alternate between the two. As far as the controls go, you can use either the keyboard or an external gamepad. In terms of the touch controls for the lower screen, you can use the mouse directly to click wherever you want.

Citra supports a ton of games from the Nintendo catalog in both 2D and 3D, though the emulator particularly shines with the 3D titles, allowing for a more intense resolution that completely transforms some games, making it seem like they're not even from a handheld device. Pokémon Sun and Moon and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, for example, look amazing.

Citra is possibly the best and most advanced Nintendo 3DS emulator you can find. It's an open source project created by volunteers that lets you enjoy your handheld games on a desktop computer.
By Álvaro Toledo
Citra: The best Nintendo 3DS emulator for PC

The world of emulation never stops moving. While a few days ago we gave you a review of the impressive Cemu emulator for Wii U, today it's the turn of Citra, a fully functional emulator of Nintendo 3DS for Windows and Mac that can run games at 100% and scale the 3D graphics to display much higher resolutions that the console originals.
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Technical information

Op. System
Citra Emulator Project
Apr 30th, 2021

Older versions

2021-02-11 Nightly Build Feb 12th, 2021
2021-01-04 Nighty Build Jan 5th, 2021
2020.10.04 Nov 6th, 2020
2018-09-18 Nightly Build Sep 19th, 2018
2017-02-14 Nightly Build Feb 14th, 2017
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