This is such a cool game!! How would I go about playing it on my 3ds?
Hey! You'd need to follow https://3ds.hacks.guide/ in order to install a custom firmware. Unfortunately most of the 'easy' methods are now patched by Nintendo, so if you're on the latest firmware you'll likely need to purchase a compatible flashcart to aid the process.
If you've done that, you can use an app called FBI to install the .cia file to your home menu and launch it as if it was an official Virtual Console title.