VGBA - GameBoy (GBA) Emulator

VGBA - GameBoy (GBA) Emulator


(4 stars)


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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

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

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:

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Recently changed in this version

* Returned standard menu (Cheats, etc) to devices with physical MENU button.
* Added "Show Box Art First" option to the File Selector.
* Fixed OpenGLES lockups on Mali GPUs (Samsung, RK, etc).
* Fixed flickering border when simulating scanlines on x86 devices.
* Made screenshots and box art display bigger on large screens.
* Hiding the title bar is now the default behavior.
* Fixed premature hiding of the title bar.

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

    by Jerome Massey on 02/01/2015

    Had this app for like 7 to 8 months love it. Worth every penny. Best emulator out there. Have never had a problem with it. Keep up the GREAT WORK!

  • (69 stars)

    by Steven Lawler on 01/01/2015

    Works well!Is it possible to download the gba files locally and store the states locally when using dropbox?It can sync and check for changes in the background on startup and closing or something.At the moment I must download the game each time if they are stored in my dropbox,and then upload the state after playing, which could be a problem when I'm in a bad Internet area or on a plane. **REPLY**

  • (69 stars)

    by Connor Small on 01/01/2015

    I'm not sure what sort of codes to enter.

  • (69 stars)

    by kirk hutchinson on 31/12/2014

    Best emulator I have found period. I played Pokemon for like seven hours, and through a misfortunate series of poorly placed fingers, I kind of did reset and didn't have a recent save.... So, perhaps a confirmation for a system reset in the menu? Would have saved me a couple minutes of raging and mourning for my lost But other than that does what it claims to do! Thanks Dev, for a

  • (69 stars)

    by Cassiy D on 31/12/2014

    I don't like this at all.. I played for it last night and it won't even work. I want my money back.

  • (69 stars)

    by Devin Hill on 31/12/2014

    While the emulation itself seems to have few issues, if any, I have struggled to play certain games which require extensive diagonal d-pad pressing. Actually after playing for a while I think my personal problem is this: when pressing a button, it vibrates, and when sliding from that button to the diagonal, it also vibrates, but not when sliding from the diagonal back to the normal button, meaning

  • (69 stars)

    by Ricardo Carrillo on 31/12/2014

    The best gba emulator out there. Definitely worth the download. Keep it up dev, great work!

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