Game Boy Advance or GBA is one of the best Retro Gaming consoles and has some great games such as Pokemon Red (Standard Edition), The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Kart etc. Now you can enjoy and play your favorite or any of the Game Boy Advance games on PC / Laptop using Game Boy Advance emulators. Many of the emulators do not support newer versions of Windows such as Windows 10, 8.1 and even Windows 7. So, here are the Top 5 Best GBA Emulators for PC / Computer or laptop with Windows 10, 8.1, 7 compatibility and sound support.
Top 5 Best GBA Emulators for PC – Computer or Laptop
GBA Emulator # 1 – mGBA
mGBA is one of the fastest lag-free GBA emulators for Windows and will let you play you your favorite Game Boy Advance game on your PC or laptop.
Besides emulating GBA game ROMs mGBA has some salient features such as –
- Multi-player multi-window support.
- Solar Sensors support
- Game overrides and ROM patch support
- Cheat code support
GBA Emulator # 2 – VisualBoy Advance
VisualBoy advance is another great GBA emulator for Windows PCs or Laptop and works flawlessly on Windows 10 , 7 or Windows 8.1 [all 32-bit & 64-bit] variants.
VisualBoy Advance has some unique features such as –
- JoyPad or Gamepad support (Play GBA games on PC with Joystick)
- Cheats support.
- Save & loading game support.
- Ability to record Gameplay into videos or screenshots
GBA Emulator # 3 – No$GBA Emulator
No$GBA or No Cash GBA as it is known is another powerful GBA Emulator for Windows 10 / 8.1 /7. Besides GBA it can even emulate NDS games thus enabling it to use it as a two in one emulator.
To play Game Boy Advance game on Windows via No$GBA , navigate to File – > Cartridge menu (Files.lst) and here select the NDS game ROM which you want to play.
Besides, No Cash GBA also has gamepad or Joystick support to play Game Boy Advance games.
GBA Emulator # 4 – Higan GBA Emulator
Higan is a multi-emulator system which has support for Nintendo famicom, super famicom, game boy color as well game boy Advance emulation support.
Besides emulating the gaming console, you can even specify custom BIOS rom so that you can even emulate Sega Master System, Mega Drive and even Game Gear.
The GBA emulation game color reproduction is really good, however the sound is a bit laggy.
Click here to Download Higan GBA Emulator for Laptop Computer or PC
GBA Emulator # 5 – BoyCott Advance
Unlike the above mentioned GBA emulators which work on Windows 10 , 7 or newer versions Boycott Advance is GBA Emulator for Windows XP , Vista and older versions.
We managed to play it on new Windows using Compatibility settings, however it freezed on a number of occassions e.g while entering a Pokecenter in pokemon.
Thus , these are the Best Game Boy Advance or GBA emulators for PC / Computer with Gamepad or Joystick support. To Play Game Boy Advance games, you will need Game ROMs which you can download from sites like Romhustler.net as these do not come with any game packaged. Incase if you face any problems feel free to comment.