GBA Emulator review

4 / 5
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The description of GBA Emulator

If you are adamant about reviving your childhood or you an avid fan of Gameboy Advance gaming console, this app is what you should consider. Download GBA Emulator app on your smartphones and tablets to experience the gaming of Gameboy Advance on your device. The Gameboy Advance is the ninth-best-selling video game handheld console in the world. The app assists in reviving the old charm of gaming and let you play your favorite games such as Pokemon Emerald, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, and so on. 

Now, how does GBA Emulator simulates the console functioning on your device? The central aspect is the controls of the game. The app simulates the control on your device’s screen exactly as it is depicted in the console. However, the controls are displayed on the lower part of the screen unlike on both the sides of the console. You can play any GBA game on your device by installing GBA Emulator. 

The intuitiveness of the controls is what makes this app unique. You can play all the games without experiencing any glitches in the controlling. The app doesn’t lag or the controls don’t go frenzy in the gaming mode. However, if your device lacks sufficient RAM and storage, then the app might lag. Otherwise, you can enjoy effortless gaming on GBA Emulator. 

To play the GBA games on your device, you have install ROMs of the games. ROMs are the copies of the GBA games that you can obtain from any internet site. GBA Emulator app does not support downloading of ROMs. Thus, you have to arrange them by yourself. But yes, the app ensures seamless compatibility with all the ROMs. 

GBA Emulator simulates the virtual console and the screen on the device. The graphics of the game, the soundtrack, the gameplay, and other features are always intact while you play the games on GBA Emulator. Even the menu options are similar to those experienced on the console. If your phone features HD display, you would simply love playing GBA games on your gadget. 

The only constraint is that while selecting the game, you might experience difficulty in playing it on GBA Emulator. As the app doesn’t allow downloading ROMs, you have to perform an additional task of finding and installing them. Further, the app displays advertisements, but the frequency of ads is minimal. Thus, it will not interfere with gaming. 


  • Revives the old charm of Gameboy Advance;
  • Consumes minimal space;
  • Supports almost all games.


  • GBA Emulator functioning may confuse you in the initial stage.


To summarize, we can say that GBA Emulator is successful in invoking your childhood memories. The app supports the majority of the Gameboy Advance games and thus, you can download ROMs to enjoy the games without any interference. The seamless compatibility and intuitive virtual console are the impressive aspects of GBA Emulator.  Since the ROMs are not available with the app, it might take time to play your favorite GBA game. But once you have downloaded the ROM, you can play the game without any interruptions. Further, the app is compatible with Android 2.1 and above, thus, ensuring compatibility with multiple smartphones and tablets. 

Professional Critic
Anthony Bunn

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GBA Emulator

4 / 5
Latest Version: 1.5
Publish Date: 2015-05-27
Size: 17.6 MB

GBA Emulator history

Version: 1.5 for Android 2.1+ - Latest Version!
Update on: 2015-07-18
Signature: af0cb694a125174bd7abee050d23efec781e5d7a
APK File SHA1: 7ca09c126e5f85e14a12a27fdba5bc16894f2223

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