Citra for PC was a great success for Developers and a great experience for users. Since Citra has great compatibility with hardware (Windows, Linux and Mac ). Therefore users had been asking for a portable version of Citra frequently. Finally, Citra contributor community decided to bring an android version of Citra. They gave the good news for 3DS ROMs lovers on May 23, 2020. The decision and development story of Citra for Android is long.
Whoa…! now you may play almost all 3DS games on your phone, thanks to Citra. You may check list on home page.
- All Pokemon games
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Super Mario 3D Land
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Metroid: Samus Returns
- Shovel Knight
- Mario Golf: World Tour
History of Development
From the perspective of users, they wanted a portable version so they could carry everywhere with them and play their all time favorite 3DS games. Since they have been asking for android version of Citra.
Back in 2016, it had been a challenging task for Devs. A lot of work, improvements, features and testing were to dealt with. But in 2018 SachinVin, a developer outside of the Citra core team took his first iteration of Android app.
Since, core team had no experience in android version, so they collaborated with SachinVin. This way it saved time for them not to start from the scratch. This way development continued and one by one challenges were overcame. Compatibility with android hardware was not an easy task (Mobile CPUs and GPUs) but the team worked hard to complete it.
Despite being released unofficial Alpha version android port and taken some leaked features/changes, Citra kept working slowly, fixed all bugs and great controls on UI.
February 2020, under the supervision of bunnei all the undertaken challenges accomplished.
Thanks for the work the Devs team who worked very hard for the android port.
- Dolphin emulator developers
download link for official android version of Citra is here: