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iDeaS is described as 'plugin-based Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows and Linux, using the GTK+ toolkit' and is a Game Emulator in the gaming software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to iDeaS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iDeaS are VisualBoyAdvance, higan, mGBA and Visual Boy Advance-M.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Linux

iDeaS is a plugin-based Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows and Linux, using the GTK+ toolkit.

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  1. RetroArch icon

    RetroArch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  2. VisualBoyAdvance icon

    VisualBoyAdvance

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS

    VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is a free software (GNU GPL) emulator targeted for the Game Boy, Super Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handheld game consoles sold by Nintendo.

    ⚫︎ PortableVisualBoyAdvance can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.8.0 beta 3, released in October 2005, can be still downloaded from FileHippo

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  3. higan icon

    higan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator.

    ⚫︎ Portablehigan can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    mGBA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    mGBA is an open source emulator of the Game Boy Advance. The goals are speed and accuracy.

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    Visual Boy Advance-M

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    VisualBoyAdvance (commonly abbreviated as VBA) is a free emulator of the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handheld game consoles as well as of Super Game Boy and Super Game Boy 2.

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    melonDS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A Nintendo DS emulator with support for commercial games.

    ⚫︎ PortablemelonDS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    No$GBA

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    NO$GBA is a Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows. It is capable of running commercial and homebrew Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS games, such as Pokémon Diamond which the latest version is able to run at full speed with no graphical glitches.

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    Nostlan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A front-end or user interface (UI) is the presentation and interaction layer of an app or website. Most modern emulator apps have basic game list UIs that you can interact with using a mouse/keyboard but not a game controller.

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    Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]
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    RetriX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox

    RetriX is an emulator front end for UWP, on all the hardware platforms it supports: it serves the same purpose as RetroArch but is built from the ground up to integrate as well as possible with Windows.

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    Delta Emulator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • AltStore

    The number one Game Boy Advance emulator for iOS is back, and has been rewritten from the ground up for iOS 7.

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