VisualBoy Advancefor Windows



Back in time with Gameboy emulator

VisualBoy Advance is a free emulator for the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color. You're able to relive childhood memories right on your computer.

Gameboy games on your PC

Dive back to a time where RPGs were challenging as you fight and advance through the many titles available.

VisualBoy Advance is an emulator for the Game Boy range developed by Nintendo. An emulator reproduces the system of another console or device. This allows programs that are specifically made for the emulator's device to run on the specific platform.

Like this you can play your childhood games. Collect them all by playing Pokemon Fire Red or Pokemon Sapphire as you try to become a Pokemon Master and defeat all the gym leaders. If you fall, rise up again with full, save state support, meaning a respawn is just a few steps back.

Featuring full joystick support, it lets you sit back and play in comfort. Thanks to this you can hook your computer up to a television and pass the joystick around taking turns to compete for the best score.

You can take full control of your game by using the built-in hacking and debugging tools. These tools give you unrestricted access to your game and could let you get a great head start. Graphics filters enhance the display to make the games look better than they did on the original console.

Where can you run this program?

VisualBoy Advance is available only for Windows computers and requires an up-to-date version of Microsoft DirectX.

Is there a better alternative?

No. However, VisualBoy Advance is for the computer only. If you are looking for applications for mobile devices, then choose My Boy - GBA Emulator, and play on the go.

Our take

VisualBoy Advance is a good emulator that lets you experience old games for free. Most of those games are no longer available, and this is a great way to remember and play them.

Should you download it?

Yes, the application is a nice way to get a taste of nostalgia and replay classics. Pokemon fans will especially appreciate the emulators' ability to run the entire Game Boy series.


  • Supports hundreds of games
  • Free to download and use
  • Take screenshots


  • Games are separately downloaded
  • Tricky to operate
  • Not ideal for older hardware
  • Requires DirectX to run

VisualBoy Advancefor Windows


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