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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:

0.9.3

Dated:

18-12-2021

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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

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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. 

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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!

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SkyEmu

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SkyEmu is a low level GameBoy, GameBoy Color and Game Boy Advance emulator. Its primary focus is to provide a good user experience through a good mixture of tradeoffs of accuracy, performance, features and usability...

  • Highly accurate Game Boy Advanced emulation

  • Game Boy and Game Boy Color Emulation

  • Experimental Nintendo DS support (only capable of running homebrew currently)

  • Cross Platform: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Web App (with touch screen controls for iOS and Android)

  • Game Controller and Rumble Support with configureable keybinds

  • 4x Save Slots with screenshot preview

  • Game fastforward and rewind support (supporting very long rewind times)

  • Support for emulating the Real Time Clock

  • CPU, MMIO, and Memory Debuggers

  • Dark and Light Themes

  • Support for loading official BIOSs dumps


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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!

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Last Stable Release:

110

Dated:

25-07-2020

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Windows: 7+ 

Linux: 3.2+

MacOS: 10.7+ 

FreeBSD: 10.0+

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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.

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Last Stable Release:

3.05

Dated:

23-08-2021

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Windows: Doesn't mention minimum

Also available on DOS