Mednafen (GB)

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Mednafen, short for My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name, is an open-source multi-system emulator that can run a wide array of gaming consoles including the classic Game Boy (GB), Game Boy Color (GBC), and Game Boy Advance (GBA).

Mednafen is focused on providing gamers with accurate and highly compatible emulation that's known to outperform even official emulators in accuracy tests. However, unlike most of the modern emulators which are user-friendly, Mednafen utilizes manual user input with its shell-only interface. To use Mednafen, you must first download and put the reqiured BIOS of the console you want to emulate, then drag and drop the ROM file to the executable. External GUI and third-party softwares and launchers are available to make up for software's lack of GUI.

Supported Consoles

  • Apple II
  • Atari Lynx
  • Bandai WonderSwan/Color (Swan)
  • Nintendo Game Boy handheld consoles (GB, GBC, GBA)
  • Virtual Boy
  • Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom (NES)
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • NEC PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16
  • PC-FX
  • SNK Neo Geo Pocket/Color
  • Sony PlayStation One (PS1/PSOne)
  • Sega Consoles (SMS, Mega Drive, Saturn, Game Gear)

Mednafen original cores are available for PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Virtual Boy, and TurboGrafx-16. These original cores boast higher quality, compatibility, and accuracy than other cores available elsewhere.

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Mednafen Emulator download can be obtained free to play Gameboy. Available for multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Android and Wii with fastest download speeds on This GB Emulator (also known as My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name, Nintencer) is in English and can run games online in high quality. Mednafen is developed by Ryphecha and Mednafen Team. If you like this Nintendo emulator then also see related emulators such as zBoy and Wzonka-Lad.

Download Links

Mednafen v1.31.0 Windows 64-bit newest WindowsFree2022-08-276.85 MBUnstable
Mednafen v1.31.0 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2022-08-275.16 MBUnstable
Mednafen v1.29.0 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2022-01-186.81 MB
Mednafen v1.29.0 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2022-01-185.15 MB
Mednafen v1.27.1 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2021-06-126.82 MB
Mednafen v1.27.1 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2021-06-125.05 MB
Mednafen v1.31.0 Linux newest LinuxFree2022-08-273.37 MBUnstable
Mednafen v1.29.0 Linux LinuxFree2022-01-183.35 MB
Mednafen v1.27.1 Linux LinuxFree2021-06-123.21 MB
Mednafen v1.24.3 r0 Android newest AndroidFree2020-05-043.10 MB
WiiMednafen v0.3 Wii WiiFree2021-11-042.39 MB
Mednafen R3 PS3 PS3Free2010-10-253.37 MB
Mednafen v1.26.1_2,1 FreeBSD13 FreeBSDFree2020-11-113.76 MB
Mednafen v1.26.1_2,1 FreeBSD12 FreeBSDFree2020-11-113.73 MB

Additional other files:

Mednafen v1.31.0 Source Linux SourceFree2022-08-273.37 MBSource Code
Mednafen Server Source v0.5.20 Linux SourceFree2014-12-15109.88 KBServer Source Code