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Game Boy Advance ROMs (GBA ROMs)

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

Game Boy Advance is a 32-bit handheld video game console designed by the French designer Gwénaël Nicolas and his Tokyo-based design studio Curiosity Inc. The game is developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo as the successor to the Game Boy Color. It was first released in Japan on March 21, 2001, then in North America on June 11, 2001, in Australia and Europe on June 22, 2001, and in mainland China on June 8, 2004 (iQue Player).

Computer files which contain a copy of the data from a read-only memory chip, extracted from Game Boy Advance Cartridges and uploaded on the internet are called Game Boy Advance ROMs which can be downloaded from the internet, allows you to play GBA games on your cell phones, tablets, or computers.

There are many Game Boy Advance ROMs available on the internet but the most popular ones include:


  1. Pokémon – Fire Red/ Pokémon – Leaf Green Version (V1.1) game is a remake of the original Pokémon Red released in Japan in 1996. It is an upgrade of the former in terms of graphics and sound effect but the main objective remains the same: catch and train Pokémon and become the ultimate Pokémon Master.
  2. Pokémon Emerald/ Pokémon Sapphire Version game is a role playing game just like other main Pokémon titles. It is an extension of the storyline, “universe”, and “quest” that has already been established in the release of Pokémon Sapphire and Pokémon Ruby with the additional creature animations. 
  3. Pokémon – Ruby Version (V1.1) is a two-on-two battle wherein a single player can simultaneously battle two Pokémon or two players can battle against each other with two Pokémon each, as well as a four-player battle mode. The main objective is to train, battle, trade and earn badges with a new set of Pokémon.
  4. Super Mario Advance 4 – Super Mario Bros. 3 (V1.1)

Super Mario Advance 4 game is a remake of the Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES. It comes with upgraded graphics, sound effect, additional levels and power-up items.


Other Game Boy Advance ROMs include:

  • Spy Kids Challenger
  • Detective Conan
  • Megaman Zero 2
  • My Animal Centre In Africa
  • Berenstain Bears- Spooky Old Tree
  • Bakunetsu Dodge Ball Fighters (Capital)
  • Sentouin – Yamada Hajime
  • Spyro – Season Of Ice (Eurasia)
  • Disney’s Party
  • Titeuf – Ze Gagmachine

To play GBA games on your smartphones, computers, tablets, you need to download emulators for the GBA ROMs. Emulators enable your devices to function like the real Game Boy Advance console, without which the GBA ROMs will not run. The best emulators of Game Boy Advance console include

  • BatGBA for Windows
  • Boycott Advance (for Windows and Mac OS X)
  • DreamGBA (for Windows)
  • GBA4iOS (for Mac OS X)
  • My Boy! (for Android)
  • No$GBA (for Windows)
  • RascalBoy Advance (for Windows)
  • VBA10 (for Windows)
  • VisualBoyAdvance (for Windows)

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