* A Special Surprise: Game Boy Support
Feb 13, 2016 For the past month, I’ve been working on a special surprise to be released with mGBA 0.5: Game Boy support. Although secondary to Game Boy Advance support, mGBA aims to have extremely accurate Game Boy support, eventually cycle accurate. Although still early in development, it already passes a high percentage of many GB accuracy test suites. However, it’s still quite rough around the edges and is not recommended for everyday usage: it’s quite slow due to the aim of cycle-accuracy, and still very buggy. Support will be available in upcoming nightlies #development-downloads, starting tonight. Please note that this involved a gigantic amount of refactoring, so if you find a bug or regr

mGBA alternatives

  • RetroArch

  • What is RetroArch?RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features few other emulators frontends have, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading.

    tags: arcade-emulation frontend game-consoles game-emulation gameboy
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online Android iPhone Blackberry iPad OpenPandora Raspberry Pi
  • VisualBoyAdvance

  • VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is a free software (GNU GPL) emulator targeted for the Game Boy, Super Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handheld game consoles sold by Nintendo.

    tags: Discontinued Portable emulation game-emulation gameboy
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS Discontinued
  • OpenEmu

  • Open Emu is an open source project to bring game emulation to OS X as a first class citizen, leveraging modern OS X technologies such as Cocoa, Core Animation and Quartz, and 3rd party libraries like Sparkle for auto-updating. Open Emu is based on a modular architecture, allowing for game-engine plugins, this means Open Emu can support a host of different emulation engines and back-ends while retaining a familiar OS X native front-end.

    tags: app-store-access classic-games game-emulation gameboy-advance multi-system-emulator
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  • higan

  • higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator.

    tags: Portable game-emulation gameboy-advance gameboy-color gba-emulator
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  • VBA-M

  • Our goal is to improve upon VisualBoyAdvance by integrating the best features from the various builds floating around.

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  • No$GBA

  • NO$GBA is a Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows. It is capable of running commercial and homebrew Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS games, such as Pokémon Diamond which the latest version is able to run at full speed with no graphical glitches.

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  • Mednafen

  • Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument(command-line)-driven multi-system emulator with many advanced features. The Atari Lynx, GameBoy (Color), GameBoy Advance, NES, PC Engine (TurboGrafx 16), SuperGrafx, Neo Geo Pocket (Color), PC-FX, and WonderSwan (Color) are emulated. Mednafen has the ability to remap hotkey functions and virtual system inputs to a keyboard, a joystick, or both simultaneously. Save states are supported, as is real-time game rewinding. Screen snapshots may be taken at the press of a button, and are saved in the popular PNG file format. »

    tags: Portable game-emulation gameboy gameboy-advance multi-system-emulator
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • GBA4iOS

  • The number one Game Boy Advance emulator for iOS is back, and has been rewritten from the ground up for iOS 7.

    tags: game-emulation gba-emulator
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  • MESS

  • MESS emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and portability and therefore is not always the fastest emulator for any one particular system.MESS supports 231 unique systems with 738 total system variations and is constantly growing.

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  • Happy Chick

  • Happy Chick emulates more than 18 systems all in one APP, some of the included emulators are FAB/MAME/MAMEPLUS,PS,PSP,FC(NES),SFC(SNES),GBA,GBC,MD,NDS,DC,NGP,WS(WSC),PCE, ONS…etc. More games will be updated in the future...

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  • RetroX

  • RetroX is an Android application that will help you organize and play your own Retro Games with the less possible effort. Put your collection in your device and RetroX will take care of the rest.

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  • DroidEmu

  • DroidEmu is a game system to play SNES, NES, GameBoy Advanced, GameBoy/Color, SEGA GameGear, SEGA Genesis games on your Android phone. It runs thousands of games at full speed.

    tags: Discontinued game-emulation gameboy gba gba-emulator
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  • iDeaS

  • iDeaS is a plugin-based Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows and Linux, using the GTK+ toolkit.

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  • BoycottAdvance

  • BoycottAdvance is a free and portable emulator for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance handheld. Program is available on Windows, Macintosh, BeOS, Linux, FreeBSD and there is even a Java port, playable online.

    tags: Discontinued Portable game-emulation gameboy-advance gba
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  • KiGB

  • KiGB is the most accurate and free portable emulator for Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Super Gameboy for Windows, Linux and MS-DOS.

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    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux