VisualBoy Advance is a Game Boy/Color and Game Boy Advance emulator.


VisualBoy Advance-M

Visual Boy Advance GX (Wii/GC only)


The original VBA emulator is ancient and has ceased development in 2004. VBA-M is a continuation of VBA, as it is regularly updated.

VBA-Next is an optimized version of VBA with speedhacks and is available as a libretro core for RetroArch.

For the Wii, it's better to use the VBA-Next core of RetroArch than to use VBA-GX. However, VBA-GX supports using the Wiimote as a gyrometer (required for a few GBA games), whereas VBA-Next does not.

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