Emulators on GBA

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Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Gbagba.png
Developer Nintendo
Type Handheld game console
Generation Sixth generation
Release date 2001
Discontinued 2010
Predecessor Game Boy Color
Successor Nintendo DS
Emulated
For software that emulates the GBA, see Game Boy Advance emulators.

Even weak Game Boy Advance has quite a few emulators. They can be downloaded from EMULATORS FOR GBA LIST.

Arcade[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
Greenboy Attack 0.5 Low
RGBArcade 0.1 Low
Greenboy Attack
Can play Green Beret, Rush'n Attack and Mr. Goemon.
RGBArcade
Can play Donkey Kong 1,3 and Jr, Gorkans, Pacman, Ms.Pacman, Phoenix and Pleiads.
Archived Website

Computers[edit]

Acorn - BBC Micro[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
PocketBeeb 1.01 Low

Microsoft - MSX[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
MSXAdvance 0.4 Low

Sharp - Sharp X1 Turbo[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
X Millennium Advance 0.2 Low

Sinclair - ZX Spectrum[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Foon 0.22 ~
ZXAdvance 1.0.1

Consoles[edit]

Coleco - ColecoVision[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
CoG 0.9.7 beta Low
ColecoTech v.0 Low
Cologne 0.8 Low
CoG
The first ever ColecoVision emulator for GameBoyAdvance.
It lacks support for multiple ROMS. The bug supposed to be fixed in the 1.0 release, but however, the development has stopped.
Cologne
The author made a "quick and dirty" emulator based on SMSadvance. Can play a few games.

Emerson Radio - Arcadia 2001[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
Super Bug Advance 1.3 Low
Super Bug Advance
Can only emulate Super Bug, Super Bug 2, and Capture.


NEC - PC Engine[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
PCEAdvance 7.5 Low
PCEAdvance
Very decent emulator.

Nintendo - NES[edit]

Name Version FDS FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
Famicom Advance 0.1 ? Low
FC Emulator for Gameboy 0.02 ?
HCVA 1.40 ? Low ~
InfoNES V0 ? Low
PocketNES 7-1-2013 ? Mid ~
Famicom Advance
Slower than PocketNES. FC/NES emulation.
FC Emulator for GameBoy
Just a simple NES emulator for the Game Boy Advance.
HCVA
FC/NES emulator with support for lots of mappers.
InfoNES
Old yet decent emulator.
PocketNES
Best one for GBA. Fast, stable, with multiple zoom options.

Nintendo - SNES[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
Pocket SNES Advance Download Low
SNES Advance 1.0 Mid ~
SnezziBoy 0.26 Mid ~

Not really ideal for the obvious reason GBA has two buttons less than the SNES.

SNES Advance
Formerly known as PocketSNES. Different versions have different game-specific fixes breaking stuff elsewhere. This emulator is very inaccurate and has lots of issues, it hasn't been updated for a long time, so it's not recommended to use.

Sega - Genesis[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
YJ Emulator ? ?
YJ Emulator
An emulator commonly used on pirated multicarts like PocketNES. Its name is derived from the header. Games will suffer from low speed and poor sound emulation while emulated. There's currently no way found to inject the game into the emulator.

Sega - Master System / Game Gear[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
DrSMS 6.0 Mid ~
PocketSMS Demo 5
& Sonic Special
Low
SMS Advance 2.5 Low
DrSMS
GG/MS. Excellent speed and compatibility.
pocketSMS
Written in 100% ARM assembly language. Can run some games.
SMS Advance
SG-1000/GG/MS. Good. No FM Chip, EEPROM emulation.

Handheld[edit]

Bandai - WonderSwan[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
SwanAdvance 0.1 Low
SwanGBA git Mid ?
SwanAdvance
Very early, low compatibility and speed.

Nintendo - Game Boy / Game Boy Color[edit]

If you don't want to use a GB Bridge, emulators exist as well:

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
GBonGBA 0.4 Low
Goomba 2.0 Low
Goomba Color 2019-05-04 Low
Jagoomba Color git ~ Low ~
PocketGB 0.1a Low
Goomba Color
Sound, SGB borders, savestates. (Updated Link)
PocketGB
Low compatibility, high speed.

SNK - Neo Geo Pocket[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
NGP Advance 0.3 Low
NGPGBA 0.5.7 Medium
NGP Advance
Incomplete but good.

Watara - Supervision[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
WasabiGBA 0.2.3 Mid

Miscellaneous[edit]

Sierra - AGI[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
GBAGI 2.0 Low