SameBoy

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SameBoy is a user friendly Game Boy and Game Boy Color emulator that's very accurate and includes a wide range of powerful debugging features. In addition to accuracy and developer capabilities, SameBoy has all the features one would expect from an emulator – from save states to scaling filters.

Last Stable Release:

0.13.6

Dated:

22-08-2020

Windows: Doesn't mention minimum

Linux: Unix-like systems

Mac: Doesn't mention minimum

BGB

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BGB is a Gameboy emulator which lets you run Gameboy and Gameboy Color games. It has excellent accuracy, gamepad support, high quality sound and graphics, smooth V-sync animation, and low latency. In addition, it contains a debugger that lets you analyze/look into the emulation, create cheat codes, and assist in creating and modifying roms.

Last Stable Release:

1.5.8

Dated:

18-03-2020

Development-builds available: None reported

Windows: 32/64-bit

Gambatte

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Gambatte is a portable, open-source Game Boy Color emulator. Its accuracy is among the highest and is based off numerous reverse engineering tests and documented studies. It is currently available as both a core for RetroArch, as well as an individual emulator. That said, it's not actively developed anymore.

Last Stable Release:

r571

Dated:

28-09-2014

Windows: Doesn't mention minimum

Linux: Doesn't mention minimum

Mac: OS X+

Gearboy

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Gearboy is an open-source Game Boy/Game Boy Color emulator written in C++. It's not the most accurate, but runs on iOS, Raspberry Pi, Mac, Windows, Linux and RetroArch.

Last Stable Release:

3.1.1

Dated:

24-05-2020

Windows: 32-bit (Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable required)

Linux: nothing in particualr mentionned

Mac:via brew install gearboy