I'm honestly curious about this. I know the hardware is dated and underpowered, but I remember back in the 2000s, people were able to coax decent emulation out of the original DS and even the Game Boy Advance! The GBA was pretty much capped at 8-bit titles (NES, ColecoVision, Master System) but the DS could play smaller Genesis games. I could have sworn there was also a Neo-Geo emulator that ran better than you would have expected. Then there's the PSP which seems to handle just about everything up to the PSOne, and that was released in late 2004! So I've got to wonder why the Old 3DS is such an underachiever when it comes to emulation. I'm not singling out hobbyist programmers who make these emulators for fun, either. Apparently M2 had to move mountains to make Genesis games play as well as they do on the Old 3DS. Nintendo won't even TRY to put Super NES games on the system, probably because it's just not feasible to attempt it. So what's holding the machine back?