How Download games free on Nintendo 3DS. You just bought a Nintendo 3DS, the latest portable console from Nintendo before Switch / Switch Lite. NOT? Surely you have already begun to explore the large number of possibilities offered by the latter and its immense group of titles.

Perhaps your budget is currently tight and, knowing that you can get free games, you would like more information on the subject. Is this the case, am I right? Then I am happy to announce that you have come to the right place at the right time!

In today's tutorial, in fact, I will explain exactly How download free games on Nintendo 3DS. First of all, I will also explain how to prepare the console and the memory card that you will have to use to download the games. Since formatting the SD card until connection to Internet from the console, going through the creation of the account necessary to access the 3DS online functions. Obviously, then, I will not fail to provide you with all the details of the case regarding what content you can get completely free (and legal).

What do you say, are you ready to continue and start playing Nintendo 3DS at no cost? Come on then, all you have to do is take some time off, get comfortable and follow the instructions below. Having said this, there is nothing else to do. Except wish you a happy read and enjoy!

How to download free games on Nintendo 3DS. Previous steps.

Before going into details about the procedure in how Download games free on Nintendo 3DS, it is essential to describe the preliminary operations necessary for the correct operation of the console. Below you will find everything you need to know.

Prepare the SD card

Nintendo 3DS and all associated models (such as Nintendo 2DS) allow you to download games from the Internet, but to do so you must go through a SD card / SDHC.

However, there are limitations: SD cards can be used from maximum 32 GB and the latter must be formatted in FAT:. If you don't know which model to buy, I suggest you google or search my website for which card SD buy. Obviously taking care to respect the parameters that I have indicated above. For more information on the cards that can be used, I also recommend that you take a look at the official Nintendo guidelines.

To format the SD card in FAT, you can use tools implemented "as standard" by the OS. However, my advice is to use the free program SD card formatter, Available for Windows and for MacOS and distributed directly by SD Association (an association made up of the world's leading SD card manufacturers). In fact, this software allows you to format SD cards more effectively and safely than with "standard" tools.

For Windows

To install the SD card formatter in Windows, just connect to the official website of the program. Scroll down the page and click the blue button For Windows. At this point, read terms and Conditions that will appear on the screen and press the button to accept present at the bottom of the page, to start the discharge  of the program

Then open the file SDCardFormatter (version).zip and you will find the abstract of its content in any binder. If you don't know how to do it, find out how to unzip a ZIP archive. Too easy.

Once done, start the file SD card formatter (version) Setup.exe. Click on the item following, check the box I accept the terms of the license agreement. And click on siguiente, siguiente, install, yes, finished y yes to complete the installation

For MacOs

Regarding the procedure for MacOS, you can download the SD card formatter by connecting to this page by reading me terms and Conditions and pressing the button to accept. Once the download is complete, you just need abstract the content of the file SDCardFormatter (version) .zip obtained and open the file Install SD card formatter (version) .mpkg.

At this point, you must successively click continued, continued, to accept, continued y install. Now you just have to insert the local password and press successively Install software, search y movement, to complete the installation.

Then you must enter the SD card format in computer. If your terminal does not have a special terminal notch, you can solve the problem by buying a SD / microSD to USB adapter. In general, the cost of these products is less than 10 euros.

Alternatively, if you have a Mac with only doors rayo format USB-C, could you think about buying a SD / MicroSD to USB-C adapter or USB-C hub with integrated card reader. Again, the price is usually less than 10 euros.

Once started SD card formatter, select SD card drive from the drop-down menu Select card. Type the name you want to assign to the volume in the field Volume label and press the button first format and then that to accept. If you are using MacOS, You may have to write el local password.

In summary, the SD card formatter is quite easy to use, but if you need more information, you can find them in my guide on how to format an SD card. After completing the formatting of the SD card, remember to insert the last one into the appropriate one Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 2DS Slots.

Connect the console to the Internet

After preparing the SD card, you need connect the console to the internet. Fortunately, this is a simple procedure. I will explain how to do it right away.

To get started, turn on the 3DS and press the spanner icon (that of adjustments ), in the main menu of the console. After that, press the button Internet settings and, if necessary, activate the wireless bracketpushing the  palanca located on the right side.

Now press the blue button Connection settings, select one of the three available notches ( Connection 1, Connection 2 o Connection 3 ) and press the button New connection. Then press the button guided, to follow the procedure provided by the console and respond to questions that appears on the screen. The console will ask you if you are in casa or out, if you have a access point. If you have one wireless connection and if you have a router that supports technologies AOSS y WPS.

Clearly, the answers you have to give vary by your settings, but often you just have to press the item first I don't know / none of these and then to accept, to start searching wireless connections available.

At this point, select the network name to which you want to connect and write the password. So press accept and it will be done connection test. If everything went in the right direction, the writing will appear on the screen Successful connection and Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 2DS will start downloading any Software updates. At this point, press the button back console and return to the main menu adjustments.

Create a Nintendo ID

Your goal now is to configure the Nintendo Network ID or the profile necessary to access Nintendo eShop (the Japanese company's digital store), from where to download the games.

Then press the button Nintendo Network ID Settings present at the top and first clicks on the element good and then that siguiente (multiple times) Now select item Create a new ID and press siguiente. Then you must complete the form that appears on the screen with all the required data, such as birthdate, gender of membership y Country of residence.

You should also write the Nintendo Network ID, that is, the username and the password to be used to access the online services of the Japanese company. You will also be asked to enter a valid email address and press confirmation. Finally, you will have to choose if you want limit the use of your Nintendo ID on a device and validate the account by clicking on the confirmation link received by email

Perfect, you have now successfully configured your console to access Nintendo online services. For more details on the profile involved, I recommend that you check out my tutorial on how to create a Nintendo account.

How to have free games on Nintendo 3DS

After explaining how to configure the Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 2DS to be able download free gamesI would say you are ready to take action.

Then go to the main console screen and press the icon Nintendo eShop (the shopping bag) You may be asked to enter Username and password the account you previously set up.

Once you enter the digital store, you can browse all downloadable games on your console you will immediately notice that there are several subdivisions and that there are two titles for a fee you play free : is clearly interested in the latter.

Well, the first section you should consider is the manifestation or trial versions of the games. To access this part of the Nintendo eShop, simply press the green icon manifestation present at the bottom.

Here you will find some free reduced versions of some of the most successful titles released for the Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 2DS, by Pokemon sun and moon guidance on Detective Pikachu, via WarioWare Gold y Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. In summary, with these games you already have several hours of free fun for your gaming sessions.

However, few know that the electronic store also includes free downloadable full games. In fact, there are several available. These are not listed in any section of the store and therefore must be searched manually. That is why many people do not know this possibility.

Free games for Nintendo 3DS

In any case, as stated on the official Nintendo website, the free (or free, as the Japanese company calls it) titles available for 3DS / 2DS are Fullblox, IRONFALL invasion, Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest, Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo challenge, Nintendo Badge Arcade, Pokemon Picross, Pokémon Rumble World, Pokémon Shuffle, Steel driver: Sub Wars, Pictoposta y Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. In short, free downloadable games are certainly not lacking and there are also solutions for various tastes.

To install any of these titles, simply use the search function la Nintendo eShop. To give you a concrete example, I will examine the game. Pokémon Rumble World. Well, to download the latter, once you have entered the Nintendo digital store, you must press the item Search present in the upper right, write » pokemon rumble world "And keep going good.

After that, scroll through the list of results until you find it Pokémon Rumble World (Pikachu Icon) and select it. Perfect, now just press the buttons in succession Proceed to download, siguiente, Download y Complete the download now, to start the game installation. Once the download is complete, you will find the game on the main page of the console and simply press the icon Pokémon Rumble World, to start it.

If you are interested in paid titles, I suggest you also check out my guide on how to download games on Nintendo 3DS. Have fun!