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:

0.81

Dated:

17-02-2020

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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VBA-M is a newer open-source fork from the now inactive VisualBoy Advance Project. It supports all the previous features and even has 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

Windows: 32/64-bit

Linux: None reported

Mac: 32/64-bit

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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! It currently supports the following systems:

  • 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 / Bandai WonderSwan Color

Last Stable Release:

110

Dated:

20-03-2020

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:

3.0

Dated:

27-11-2019

Windows: Doesn't mention minimum

Also available on DOS