What are the best Gameboy Advanced Emulators ?

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    #1VBA Link

    VBA Link
    VBA Link by denopqrihg is a modified version of GBA Emulator VisualBoy Advance. VBALink now supports GBA/SP multiplayer link cable emulation and linking of up to 4 gameboy emulators with gba roms. At this time linking is possible only under Windows OS.
    Software

    Windows

    Alice Nelson
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "This is supported by Windows OS, at this time the website states, so perhaps future development is in order. VBA Link by denopqrihg is a Game Boy Emulator that has been modifired. If you want to tweak the GBA Emulator VisualBoy Advance this might be for you as it links Multiplayer action with up to 4 gameboy emulators. "
  2. 11

    #2No$GBA

    No$GBA
    No$GBA is a free Nintendo DS / DS Lite and GameBoy Advance emulator for Windows XP, Windows VISTA and MS-DOS. No$GBA supports multiplayer and is able to load multiple NDS ROM files for linking games.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Arthur Sanders
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "No$GBA emulator is a pretty reliable GBA emulator. I have no trouble playing any game rom files and the accuracy of the emulation is almost 100%."
  3. 9

    #3mGBA

    mGBA
    mGBA is a new generation of Game Boy Advance emulator. The project started in April 2013 with the goal of being fast enough to run on lower end hardware than other emulators support, without sacrificing accuracy or portability.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Grace Hopkins
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This looks wonderful. You can download and run from basically any hardware on any computer."
  1. 8

    #4Emulator for GBA Pro Plus

    Emulator for GBA Pro Plus

    Free and advanced game emulator for GBA (Gameboy Advance). Many options and fast emulation speed. The best GBA emulator with a high game compatibility and an amazing screen layout. This application is able to run all kinds of GameBoy Advance games.

    Software

    Android

    Dennis Payne
    Written on October 10, 2017
    "Thus far, this has been compatible for all my GameBoy needs. It is almost hard to believe it is free. I can even export all my saved files."
  2. 6

    #5RetroArch

    RetroArch

    RetroArch is a free emulator that makes use of a powerful development interface called Libretro to make it compatible with PlayStation, Game Boy, SNES, and Nintendo DS. It requires users to download some programs called 'cores' from within the app.  

    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Lauren Mendoza
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I really wanted this to work for me, but so far I've encountered too many bugs. I definitely will check it out again later to see if the bugs have been worked out, because I would love to be able to use this! Bring back my Gameboy!"
  3. 6

    #6Batgba

    Batgba

    Batgba is a Gameboy Advance Emulator that is constantly improving

    Software

    Windows

    Jeremy Fox
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "For those who grew up using the Gameboy Advance like me, Batgba is a great emulator letting you play those games again. It is a constantly improving and evolving emulator shown by it's many updates. There is also a great community that has embraced Batgba as the best emulator currently available."
  4. 2

    #7My Boy! - GBA Emulator

    My Boy! - GBA Emulator
    My Boy! is a super fast and full-featured emulator to run GameBoy Advance games on the broadest range of Android devices, from very low-end phones to modern tablets. It emulates nearly all aspects of the real hardware correctly.
    Software

    Android

    $4.99

    Harry Howell
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "As far as Gameboy Advance Emulators go this one appears to be one of the best available for Android devices. It looks to have high compatibility with games and it appears to run smoothly on most devices. The only issue is that it comes at a price and most emulators do not cost money."
  5. 1

    #8ClassicBoy

    ClassicBoy

    ClassicBoy is an All-in-one emulator that runs roms that emulate different gaming platforms like PS1, N64, GBA, GB, GBC, NES, SEGA Genesis, SNK NeoGeo.


    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alexander Patel
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This is a very well performing emulator that supports a ton of different game systems. It does not only Gameboy, but at least 7 other systems. It's fantastic. "
  6. 0

    #9Matsu PSX Emulator

    Matsu PSX Emulator

    Matsu PSX Emulator is a multi-emulator for Android which supporting multiple consoles like PSX, SNES, NES, GBA, GBC, Genesis. it also contains various functions such as state save, fast forward, rewind, etc.

    Apps

    Android

    Tammy Carter
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I was searching for an emulator to play Gameboy games and remind me of my childhood. I found the Matsu PSX Emulator in the app store and decided to give it a try. Although it worked well, I could not stand all of the ads that continued to pop-up while I was playing the game. I'd suggest trying out a different emulator that cost's money and does not have all the ads this one does. This emulator still works well but I am not a huge fan due to all the ads."

Summary

Best What are the best Gameboy Advanced Emulators
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VBA LinkSoftware 14 Paid
2No$GBASoftware 11 Free
3mGBASoftware 9 Paid
4Emulator for GBA Pro Plus Software 8 Paid
5RetroArchApps 6 Free
6BatgbaSoftware 6 Paid
7My Boy! - GBA Emulator Software 2 Paid
8ClassicBoy Apps 1 Free
9Matsu PSX EmulatorApps 0 Paid
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