John GBA Alternatives

    John GBA is described as 'Lite is GBA emulator for android 2.3+' and is a Game Emulator in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to John GBA 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 John GBA are VisualBoyAdvance (Free, Open Source), higan (Free, Open Source), mGBA (Free, Open Source) and VisualBoyAdvance-M (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2019

    1. What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading. What systems does it play?
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      • 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.

      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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    2. higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator. higan is a Nintendo multi-system emulator that began development on 2004-10-14.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      mGBA is an open source emulator of the Game Boy Advance. The goals are speed and accuracy.
    3. 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.


    4. 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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      • 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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Windows Phone
      My Boy! is an 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. Highlights: - Fastest emulation, therefore saves your battery to the MAX.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Bitbucket
      iOS: The popular Game Boy Advance emulator, GBA4iOS has been updated to version 2.0 and now works without requiring a jailbreak or any crazy workarounds. On top of GBA emulation, you'll also get support for Game Boy and Game Boy Color.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      BoycottAdvance is a free and portable emulator for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance handheld. Program is available on Windows, Macintosh, BeOS, Linux, FreeBSD and there is even a Java port, playable online.

      Discontinued

      last update: September 27, 2008

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