mGBA

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mGBA is an open-source modern Game Boy Advance emulator under active development that also supports Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. As of yet, it's the most complete GBA emulation effort and is also available as a libretro core on RetroArch.

Last Stable Release:

0.8.4

Dated:

30-10-2020

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Windows: Vista+

Mac: 10.7 (Lion)+

Linux: Ubuntu (64-bit) 16.04 / 18.04 / 19.04 / 19.10

Other Platforms: Nintendo 3DS / Switch / Wii, PlayStation Vita

VBA-M

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Visual Boy Advance - Merge (VBA-M) is a fork of the inactive open-source emulator Visual Boy Advance. It mainly targets Game Boy, Game Boy Color and the Game Boy Advance though somewhat offers emulation for Super Game Boy and Super Game Boy 2. While supporting all previous features, it adds Link-cable emulation between GBA gamepacks, Joylink GCN/GBA emulation, e-Reader(still in development), etc. It has a very good accuracy level and is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, BeOS, GameCube and Wii. 

Last Stable Release:

2.1.4

Dated:

02-10-2019

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Windows: 32/64-bit

Linux: None reported

Mac: 32/64-bit


Translation pack available here

Dev-builds available on homepage!

higan

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higan is a multi-system emulator that began development on 15 years ago! Consoles include but are not limited to Nintendo Famicom, Nintendo Super Famicom, Super Game Boy / BS-X Satellaview / Sufami Turbo, Nintendo Game Boy / Color / Advance, Sega Master System / Game Gear / Mega Drive, NEC PC Engine / NEC SuperGrafx, Bandai WonderSwan / WonderSwan Color and much more!

Last Stable Release:

110

Dated:

25-07-2020

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Windows: 7+ 

Linux: 3.2+

MacOS: 10.7+ 

FreeBSD: 10.0+

No$GBA

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NO$GBA is currently the fastest working GBA emulator, though not the most accurate on GBA and even less on DS. It supports multiplayer and is able to load multiple GBA/NDS ROM files for linking games.

Last Stable Release:

3.03

Dated:

18-10-2020

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Windows: Doesn't mention minimum

Also available on DOS