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.

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Recently changed in this version

* Removed "Save VBA Save File on Exit" option, as no longer necessary.
* Properly shutting down DropBox and BoxArt threads at exit.
* Fixed stale timer thread remaining after exiting a game.
* Went through the global bug list fixing various emulation bugs.
* Fixed hangups in E.T., Worms World Party, Black Belt Challenge.
* Fixed graphics problems in Nicktoons Racing, Scooby Doo, Altered Beast.
* Fixed sound in Monster Truck Madness.
* Fixed a bunch of other, mostly Japanese games.

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

    by Matthew Torres on 22/08/2014

    How do I get pokemon please help

  • (69 stars)

    by Javar Madison on 22/08/2014

    the app is good would be nice if the cheats for dbz buus fury worked. Fix that and i'll give a higher rating.

  • (69 stars)

    by Daniel Greene on 22/08/2014

    Haven't had a huge amount of use so far, but from what I have used I've loved it. Does what I expect and does it well, thank you GRE for the work you do.

  • (69 stars)

    by Lorenzo Cael on 22/08/2014

    Works for all the games i like! Thanks :-P

  • (69 stars)

    by Chase Kloster on 21/08/2014

    I've had no issues with this emulator like some I have used in the past

  • (69 stars)

    by Andrew Perow on 20/08/2014

    Plenty of options, customization and the cheats are all loaded. No more hassle of searching for codes!

  • (69 stars)

    by jeffrey prieto on 20/08/2014

    Can't battle vs friends on pokemon fire red both have same version of game on same WiFi network hope this gets fixed