VGBA - GameBoy (GBA) Emulator

VGBA - GameBoy (GBA) Emulator

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VGBA is the best GameBoy Advance emulator on the market. It runs GBA games on your phone or tablet, saves GameBoy Advance game progress at any time, and lets you easily cheat at dozens of GBA games. Share your GameBoy Advance game progress with friends, then let them continue where you've left off. Use network play to trade Pokemon or battle other GBA players via WiFi. Rewind your GameBoy Advance game play back in time with a touch of a button. This emulator does not require GBA BIOS and will also emulate clocks, rumble and tilt sensors found in GameBoy Advance games. VGBA lets you play GBA games with Bluetooth and USB joysticks, Moga gamepads, Xperia gaming buttons, iCade joysticks, Wiimote and Sixaxis controllers. Other features:

* Specifically optimized for Android devices, using assembly language and hardware acceleration for the fastest GBA emulation.
* Supports full screen landscape and portrait modes, with many special effect options and customizable skins.
* The built-in Cheatopedia offers cheat codes for dozens of popular GameBoy Advance games.
* Save GBA game play at any point and go back to that point once you get killed.
* Instantly rewind your game play back in time to replay your last moves.
* Share your current GBA game progress with other users via State Exchange feature.
* Supports real time clock, rumble, and tilt features found in GameBoy Advance games.
* Supports network play with other VGBA users via WiFi.
* Automatically searches and downloads game box art from the Internet.
* You do not need GBA BIOS file: VGBA emulates BIOS internally.
* Play with your hardware keyboard, gamepad, touch screen, or accelerometer.
* Rearrange on-screen buttons and display any way you like.
* Supports Xperia Play special buttons, generic gamepads, MOGA gamepads, iCade joysticks, Wiimote, and Sixaxis controllers.
* Supports GoogleTVs upgraded to Android 4.x, such as LG G2/G3.
* Fully supports x86-based Android devices, such as Dell Venue.

VGBA package itself does not contain any games. You should place your own game files onto the SD card before running VGBA. Notice that VGBA will not play Classic GameBoy games: you will need VGB for that.

Please, do not run any software you do not own with VGBA. The author cannot and will not tell you where to find free GameBoy Advance games.

Please, report any encountered problems here:

http://groups.google.com/group/emul8

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Recently changed in this version

* Corrected remaining sound problems, fixing audio in many games.
* Added large safety buffer to account for audio jitter.
* Fixed arithmetic bug in the EMULib audio mixing routine.
* Each game can have own backdrop. For Game.gba, place it into Game.gba.back.png.
* Cleaned audio in Metroid games.
* Fixed scratching sounds in Castlevania title.
* Fixed distortions in Golden Sun games.
* Aligning backdrop to the bottom on stretched screens.
* Moved GBA timers emulation to a separate function.


Comments and ratings for VGBA - GameBoy (GBA) Emulator
  • (69 stars)

    by luke gagnon on 05/11/2014

    The sheeeett!!!!

  • (69 stars)

    by Izzy Dope on 05/11/2014

    Love it

  • (69 stars)

    by Peter Bone on 05/11/2014

    Awesome emulator!

  • (69 stars)

    by Casey Narramore on 04/11/2014

    Played it all the time in a teacher we called Conetits' class. Never failed me, always had my back. Came in clutch.

  • (69 stars)

    by J Aquino on 03/11/2014

    Could use some nicer looking controls or UI. But feature packed and customizable. *Edit: Thank you dev for responding I wasn't aware one can change the bitmap, will look into it.

  • (69 stars)

    by christopher logan on 02/11/2014

    I love this it really good I have no problem with it

  • (69 stars)

    by Rikimaru Axume on 02/11/2014

    My problem was confirmed fixed for next release. Thanks for the wonderful emulator. And hopefully it becomes even more awesome.