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mGBA is a free and open source, multiplatform, fast and accurate emulator for running Game Boy Advance games


  • Highly accurate Game Boy Advance hardware support;
  • Game Boy/Game Boy Color hardware support;
  • Fast emulation. Known to run at full speed even on low end hardware, such as netbooks;
  • Qt and SDL ports for a heavy-weight and a light-weight frontend;
  • Local (same computer) link cable support;
  • Save type detection, even for flash memory size;
  • Support for cartridges with motion sensors and rumble (only usable with game controllers);
  • Real-time clock support, even without configuration;
  • Solar sensor support for Boktai games;
  • Game Boy Camera and Game Boy Printer support;
  • A built-in BIOS implementation, and ability to load external BIOS files;
  • Turbo/fast-forward support by holding Tab;
  • Rewind by holding Backquote;
  • Frameskip, configurable up to 10;
  • Screenshot support;
  • Cheat code support;
  • 9 savestate slots. Savestates are also viewable as screenshots;
  • Video, GIF, WebP, and APNG recording;
  • e-Reader support;
  • Remappable controls for both keyboards and gamepads;
  • Loading from ZIP and 7z files;
  • IPS, UPS and BPS patch support;
  • Game debugging via a command-line interface and GDB remote support, compatible with Ghidra and IDA Pro;
  • Configurable emulation rewinding;
  • Support for loading and exporting GameShark and Action Replay snapshots;
  • Cores available for RetroArch/Libretro and OpenEmu;
  • Many, many smaller things.

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The game mGBA is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Game via Snap package

sudo snap install mgba

Install Game via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub io.mgba.mGBA

Install Game via EXE package on Windows

Install Game via DMG package for macOS

Game Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:0.9.2
Developer:Jeffrey Pfau
Programming language:C, C++
License:MPL 2.0 License

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