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Top 7 GBA emulators for Windows 10

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The Game Boy Advanced was a very popular handheld gaming console launched by Nintendo. While we don’t actually have one here at Candid, we still do enjoy playing classics from time to time. 

In this article, we’re going over the top seven GBA emulators for Windows 10 so you can enjoy your favourite classics again.

mGBA Emulator

One of the most popular mGBA and one of the best GameBoy emulators out there if you’re looking to play classics on your PC. The emulator is efficient enough to run most game without performance issues on just about any hardware.

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It does miss out on a few features, simply because the developer wants to keep the emulator simple and easy to use. You get support and patches for most if not all popular GBA games and it supports cheat codes as well. 

You can download mGBA emulator here

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No$GBA Emulator

Another very popular GBA emulator floating around on the internet is No$GBA. It supports pretty much every game out there. It also is the only DS emulator that runs on DOS.

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The emulator doesn’t exactly get proper development but still works just fine for almost every game you throw at it, with the occasional bugs here and there. You can configure the games to you

You can download No$GBA Emulator here

VisualBoy Advance Emulator

Another good option with a name resembling that of GBA. This emulator started off initially as laggy but since then has been optimised for just about every hardware configuration.

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The emulator does support cheat codes, button remapping for controllers and even gives players the option to take screenshots or record their gameplay.

You can download VisualBoy Advance Emulator here

Also read: Top 7 Xbox emulators for PC


Apart from being one of the best GBA emulators out there, this one’s also the most simple. You won’t get any flashy features, it’s just an emulator, that’s all you get. 

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Owing to its simplicity, the emulator takes up minimal space on your machine, and this also contributes to the emulator’s flawless performance on low-end machines. 

You can download BatGBA here

Higan Emulator

The Higan Emulator is a very versatile little software that can run not only GBA games but also Famicom, Super Famicom and Sega Master System games amongst other popular consoles. It also offers perhaps the best colour reproduction/correction of all GBA emulators. 

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The only disadvantage of all the versatility is that if you’re on a relatively weaker machine, you might run into major performance issues.

You can download Higan Emulator here

Also read: Top 7 SNES emulators for Windows, Mac and Android

Boycott Advance

Boycott Advnace is a rather reliable and you guessed it, advanced GBA emulator that can handle any game you throw at it with ease. 

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The emulator even comes with an expansion pack that adds support for USB joysticks and gamepads. fullscreen and audio support as well as further enchances game opening speed.

You can download Boycott Advance here

RascalBoy Advance

This is one of the oldest GBA emulators around that supports multiplayer games with upto 4 players on the same PC as it doesn’t have network support yet. Considering the multiplayer patch came out in 2004, that ship might as well have sailed.

Anyway, you still get support for multiple languages, and the emulator runs almost any game. Just make sure you have a good enough PC.

You can download RascalBoy Advance here

Note that the site linked above is a third-party alternative as the official site was down at the time of writing. 

Also read: Top 7 Nintendo DS Emulators for PC

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: