mGBA is an open-source emulator for Game Boy (GB), Game Boy Color (GBC), and Game Boy Advance (GBA) handheld games. Written entirely from scratch by Vicki Pfau (or Endrift), this emulator focuses on speed, accuracy, and portability. mGBA is known to be one of the most complete GBA emulators - even surpassing the ever-popular VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) and its forks.


Some of the most notable features of this GBA emulator are:

  • Compatibility with the NES Classic game series
  • Supports up to 4 players with a Local multi-pak link cable
  • Extensive hardware-based emulation support
  • Support for BPS/beat, IPS and UPS patching at runtime
  • Game overrides - forces the game to use a specific save or hardware sensor support
  • A basic yet user-friendly cheat code support with a functional search tool (AR, GS, CB).
  • Functional Save states
  • Allows players to fast-forward and rewind games
  • e-Reader support
  • Supports Dolphin/JOY bus link cable

mGBA emulator provides extensive hardware-based support that includes effective emulation for solar sensor (used on Boktai series), tilt sensor, Rumble Pack, a variety of "Chip Gates" (used on Rockman.exe game series), and real-time clock that can be synced to the system time or set arbitrarily.

Keep your childhood memories alive on your phone with mGBA. Enjoy hours of non-stop adventuring with your favorite Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games.


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mGBA Emulator download can be obtained free to play Gameboy Advance. Available for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and Wii with fastest download speeds on This GBA Emulator (also known as miniGBA, miniGameBoyAdvance) is in English and can run games online in high quality. mGBA is developed by Vicki Pfau (endrift). If you like this Nintendo emulator then also see related emulators such as Visual Boy Advance and RetroArch.

Download Links

mGBA v0.9.3 Windows 64-bit Installer newest WindowsFree2021-12-1713.65 MB
mGBA v0.9.3 Windows 32-bit Installer WindowsFree2021-12-1712.69 MB
mGBA v0.9.3 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2021-12-1712.60 MB
mGBA v0.9.3 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2021-12-1711.46 MB
mGBA v0.9.2 Windows 64-bit Installer WindowsFree2021-07-1013.62 MB
mGBA v0.9.2 Windows 32-bit Installer WindowsFree2021-07-1013.00 MB
mGBA v0.9.2 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2021-07-1012.53 MB
mGBA v0.9.2 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2021-07-1011.77 MB
mGBA v0.9.1 Windows 64-bit Installer WindowsFree2021-04-1813.42 MB
mGBA v0.9.1 Windows 32-bit Installer WindowsFree2021-04-1812.81 MB
mGBA v0.9.1 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2021-04-1812.31 MB
mGBA v0.9.1 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2021-04-1811.55 MB
mGBA v0.9.3 Mac newest MacFree2021-12-1715.52 MB
mGBA v0.9.2 Mac MacFree2021-07-1012.58 MB
mGBA v0.9.1 Mac MacFree2021-04-1812.69 MB
mGBA v0.9.3 Linux 64-bit newest LinuxFree2021-12-172.21 MB
mGBA v0.9.2 Linux 64-bit LinuxFree2021-07-102.21 MB
mGBA v0.9.1 Linux 64-bit LinuxFree2021-04-182.21 MB
mGBA v0.9.3 Wii WiiFree2021-12-17655.61 KB
mGBA v0.9.3 Switch SwitchFree2021-12-172.10 MB
mGBA v0.9.3 Vita OtherFree2021-12-17773.82 KB
mGBA v0.9.3 3DS OtherFree2021-12-171.10 MB

Additional other files:

mGBA v0.9.3 Source Linux SourceFree2021-12-1712.17 MBSource Code