visual boy advance

Visual Boy Advance (GBA)


VisualBoyAdvance is a free emulator software that can play Game Boy (GB), Game Boy Color (GBC), and Game Boy Advance (GBA) games. It can also handle the elusive games of the SNES console peripherals; Super Game Boy and Super Game Boy 2.

The original VBA was started by a developer under the alias "Forgotten". The project was then picked up by his brother who formed the official VBA Team. However, the development of the original VisualBoyAdvance stopped in 2004. Fortunately, new developers were able to successfully improve the project. The most notable improved forks are VisualBoyAdvance-M (VBA-M), and VisualBoyAdvanceLink (VBALink).


VBA-M is an open-source GBC and GBA emulator that is currently the most advanced fork of the original VBA emulator. It merges together several forks into one codebase, while adding several features and keeping the emulator up-to-date. If you are looking for the latest updates of the inactive vboy, then look no further than VisualBoyAdvance-M.

Currently, this emulator and other forks are available on multiple operating systems including Windows, Mac, BeOS, and Android.- allowing users to enjoy the emulator across multiple platforms.

Missed your old handheld games? Play them again on your PC with VisualBoyAdvance Emulator. Enjoy your favorite childhood games in all their retro glory.

Experience one of the greatest RPGs - Final Fantasy VI Advance with VBASlaying a giant skeleton in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow with VisualBoyAdvance-MPlay Double Dragon Advance on your vboy and beat up those baddies once againPlaying Street Fighting Alpha 3 on VisualBoyAdvance

Visual Boy Advance Emulator download can be obtained free to play Gameboy Advance. Available for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and Android with fastest download speeds on This GBA Emulator (also known as Visual Boy, VBA-M, vboy, VBA, VisualBoyAdvance-M, VBALink) is in English and can run games online in high quality. Visual Boy Advance is developed by VBA Team, Forgotten and VBA-M Team. If you like this Nintendo emulator then also see related emulators such as mGBA and RetroArch.

Download Links

VBA-M v2.1.4 Windows 64-bit newest WindowsFree2021-09-2620.43 MB
VBA-M v2.1.4 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2021-09-2619.19 MB
VisualBoyAdvance v1.7.2 Windows WindowsFree2004-05-26597.57 KB
VisualBoyAdvance v1.7.1 Windows WindowsFree2004-02-08512.45 KB
VisualBoyAdvance v1.7.0 Windows WindowsFree2003-12-11511.41 KB
VBA-M v2.1.4 Mac 64-bit newest MacFree2021-09-2620.97 MB
VBA-M v2.1.4 Mac 32-bit MacFree2021-09-2620.54 MB
VisualBoyAdvance v1.7.4 Mac MacFree2004-02-13729.50 KB
VisualBoyAdvance v1.7.2 Mac MacFree2003-12-24634.01 KB
VisualBoyAdvance v1.6.0a Mac MacFree2003-09-10553.90 KB
VisualBoyAdvance v1.8.0 Linux ARM-64 newest LinuxFree2022-03-22333.83 KB
VisualBoyAdvance v1.8.0 Linux AMD-64 LinuxFree2022-03-22403.52 KB
VisualBoyAdvance Free v11.1.2 Android newest AndroidFree2018-01-026.64 MB
VisualBoyAdvance v6.1.2 Android AndroidFree2017-11-274.54 MB
VisualBoyAdvance v1.7.1 SDL BeOS OtherFree2004-02-08704.98 KB

Additional other files:

VBALink v1.8.0 Windows WindowsFree2006-05-01563.94 KBLAN / WiFi Edition
VBALink v1.7.2 Windows WindowsFree2006-05-01554.40 KBLAN Edition
VBA-M v2.1.4 Source Linux SourceFree2021-09-263.71 MBSource Code
VisualBoyAdvance v1.7.2 Source Windows SourceFree2004-05-221.67 MBSource Code
VisualBoyAdvance v1.7.4 Source Mac SourceFree2004-02-13296.01 KBSource Code
VBA-M v2.1.4 Translations OtherFree2021-09-26587.13 KBMulti-language support
VBALink v1.7.2 Modified Server OtherFree2006-05-0127.93 KBFaster LAN play (2 Players only)