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| [https://www.zophar.net/consoles/gameboy/sms-gg/pocketsms.html Demo 5 <br> & Sonic Special <br>]
 
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==Handheld==
 
==Handheld==
===Game Boy Color===
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===Game Boy / Game Boy Color===
 
If you don't want to use a GB Bridge, emulators exist as well:
 
If you don't want to use a GB Bridge, emulators exist as well:
 
 
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| [https://www.gameboy-advance.net/emulated/gb_roms_on_gba.htm GBonGBA]
 
| [https://www.gameboy-advance.net/emulated/gb_roms_on_gba.htm GBonGBA]
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| [http://agiwiki.sierrahelp.com/index.php?title=GBAGI GBAGI]
 
| [http://agiwiki.sierrahelp.com/index.php?title=GBAGI GBAGI]

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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

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

Consoles[edit]

NES[edit]

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

SNES[edit]

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

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]

  • No known publically availble emulator for Genesis yet.
    • There's an emulator called "YJ Emulator" that's used on some pirated GBA multicarts, but it isn't dumped yet.

Sega Master System / Game Gear[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
DrSMS 6.0 Mid ~
SMS Advance 2.5 Low
PocketSMS Demo 5
& Sonic Special
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.

PC Engine[edit]

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

ColecoVision[edit]

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

Emerson 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.

Handheld[edit]

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.

Neo Geo Pocket[edit]

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

WonderSwan[edit]

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

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]

MSX[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
MSXAdvance 0.4 Low

Sharp X1 Turbo[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
X Millennium Advance 0.2 Low

ZX Spectrum[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Foon 0.21 ~
ZXAdvance 1.0.1

BBC Micro[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
PocketBeeb 1.01 Low

Miscellaneous[edit]

Sierra AGI[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Accuracy Recommended
GBAGI 2.0 Low

See also[edit]