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Developer(s) Lior Halphon
Latest version 0.16.6 [+]
Active Yes
Platform(s) Multi-platform
Emulates Game Boy
Game Boy Color
Accuracy Highly-Accurate
Programmed in C, Objective-C
License MIT License
Source code GitHub

SameBoy is a free and open-source Game Boy and Game Boy Color emulator for macOS, Windows and Unix-like platforms.


Windows macOS Latest Release


Top features include very high accuracy, debugging tools via a command line, and most standard features found in other top emulators. The UI is very crisp and clean looking.

Sameboy is also available as a Libretro Core. (more info)


All menu options are handled via the on screen gui, with no menu buttons at the top of the window.

Sameboy can change operating mode (GB, GBC, sometimes GBA) on the fly but restarts the currently playing game on event.

The splash screen of all Gameboy games is replaced with the words Sameboy, and animated accordingly.


WideGB is a fork of SameBoy with widescreen support. This allows you to peek beyond the screen boundaries of GB games. Downloads are available on this GitHub.