How is R4i Gold 3DS card in emulating free DS games ? Can we use it to play all DS/GBA/GBC games ? And will it be blocked by Nintendo in 2017 ? Want to find the answers to these questions ? Then read on!

R4I GOLD 3DS Supports Free Games on 3DS ?
Absolutely YES! R4i 3ds cards include not only R4i Gold 3DS card but also other R4i cards such as R4i Gold Pro, R4i SDHC 3DS RTS, R4i SDHC Silver RTS Lite and R4i SDHC Dual-core. These R4i cards support DS games on Nintendo 3DS/ New 3DS/2DS consoles as well as NDS/NDSi handhelds.
As to emulation, R4i Gold 3DS and other R4I flashcarts can work with DS homebrews and emulators to emulate old classic Nintendo games such as GBA, GBC, GB, SNES, NES on 3DS/NDS systems.

R4I GOLD 3DS supports Pokemon NDS/GBA/GBC games?

After some tests, it's confirmed that R4I GOLD 3DS can support almost all Poekmon titles in DS version. So R4i Gold 3DS has an excellent compatibility for Pokemon DS games. So if your only concern is to play Pokemon ds games, you can buy this card to play Free DS Roms on 3DS/NDS.

· Pokemon Black Version 2 (NDS)
·  Pokemon White Version 2 (NDS)
·  Pokemon HeartGold Version (NDS)
·  Pokemon SoulSilver Version (NDS)
·  Pokemon Black Version (NDS)
·  Pokemon White Version (NDS)
·  Pokemon Platinum Version (NDS)
·  Pokemon Dash Version (NDS)
·  Pokemon Diamond Version (NDS)
·  Pokemon Pearl Version (NDS)
·  Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team (NDS)
·  Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness (NDS)
·  Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (NDS)
·  Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time (NDS)
·  Pokemon Ranger (NDS)
·  Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (NDS)
·  Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (NDS)
·  Pokemon Trozei (NDS)

R4I GOLD 3DS and Pokemon GBC games: you need one R4 GB/GBC game emulator called Lameboy DS to play Pokemon GB and GBC games. Lameboy DS, a fully-featured Gameboy and Gameboy Color emulator supporting a huge number of games at full speed. This emulator also supports larger ROMs in excess of 2MB and provides save state support that works.

·  Pokemon Pinball (GBC)
·  Pokemon Puzzle Challenge (GBC)
·  Pokemon Trading Card Game (GBC)
·  Pokemon Crystal (GBC)
·  Pokemon Silver (GBC)
·  Pokemon Gold (GBC)
·  Pokemon Yellow (GBC)

These are Pokemon GBC games. If you want to play them with R4i Gold 3DS card, you should download and install Lameboy DS emulator to 3DS or DS console firstly.

R4i Gold 3DS and Pokemon GBA games: the worst emulation of R4i 3ds card is the GBA one currently. No R4I 3DS card can play GBA games well on 3DS with any Gameboy advance emulator. So for those who care more about playing Pokemon GBA games, then you should not buy the R4i Gold 3DS card but the DSTWO Plus or EZ Flash IV microSD version: DSTWO Plus is an upgraded card from the Supercard Dstwo, the one ever been the best GBA/SNES games supported card for years; while EZ Flash IV microSD version is especially for GBA games and is quite convenient to use since no emulator is needed.

·  Pokemon Emerald (GBA)
·  Pokemon FireRed (GBA)
·  Pokemon LeafGreen (GBA)
·  Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (GBA)
·  Pokemon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire (GBA)
·  Pokemon Ruby (GBA)
·  Pokemon Sapphire (GBA)

Will R4i Gold 3DS be blocked / patched by Nintendo in 2017 ?
There is very slim chance. Nintendo hasn’t patched R4i cards for years and they surely will never do it again because for now their major trouble is the increasing number of free 3ds exploits developed by different hackers. Nintendo try to patch them by releasing new system updates time after time, but the result isn’t that good. Whatever, R4i Gold 3DS card will still work on your 3DS/NEW3DS/2DS, NDS/NDSi consoles in 2017, and there is no need to worry about being blocked.