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Visualboy Advance 1.8

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Visual Boy Advance Game Boy Emulator for pc review by James Meyette

By James Meyette

On Friday, August 22, 2014

Visual boy advanced is a game boy emulator that allows you to play Game boy advance games on your computer. There aren't any huge/significant features to point out about it as it does the job of what it is supposed to do well enough allowing you to play Game Boy Advance Games from your desktop or laptop. So other than that here are some of the things that it does offer.

Compatable with Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance ROM's

Ability to use the native save functionality of games that it is compatible with

Game Boy Printer Emulation is available

Hacking and Debugging tools

Support for scree shots

Support for Game Shark tools

GUI Skinning

Game Boy Linking over Local Area Network

Over all this software does as it claims and then has everything you would expect from a Game Boy Emulator program, If you are a fan of this era of gaming then this download is for you!


  • Does what it says it does
  • Has some nifty features to allow hacking or debugging for programming friendly users


  • Sometimes the ROM's can be kind of buggy



Simple Utility That Allows you to Play all of Your Favorite GameBoy Games

By Sam James

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015

There are many different game emulators for different consoles out in the market today. These applications are used for emulating games of old gaming consoles in order to play old games using your desktop computer or other portable devices. To tell you honestly, I am a great fan of GameBoy games and I truly loved to play different games on this portable gadget. Luckily, I have this wonderful application that can emulate all the games of this portable gadget and this application is called Visualboy Advance. Visualboy Advance is a simple utility that can emulate different games of GameBoy and GameBoy Advance so you can play your favorite GameBoy games even without having the GameBoy device. All you have to do is download and install this application in your PC and make some configuration, after that you can start enjoying all of your favorite GameBoy games in your PC. Overall, Visualboy Advance is pretty small but very useful application for emulating GameBoy games so you can experience to play GameBoy games in a wider screen.


  • It works on different OS
  • You can play your favorite GameBoy games in a wider screen


  • You will experience some bugs



One Small but Very Powerful Emulator for Your Gameboy and Gameboy Advance Games

By Daren Garius

On Monday, September 1, 2014

Game emulator delivers all the features of one video game device. This way, you will really enjoy different games that usually don’t run in any other system. However, the use of this game emulator can be illegal, but using this kind of application is not intended to encourage piracy. If you are a big fan of GameBoy games, and there is only one trusted application you can use that can emulate all GameBoy games, this application is called Visualboy Advance. By using Visualboy Advance you can now enjoy all of your favorite GameBoy games using your own computer. The great thing about Visualboy Advance is that this emulator not only supports the classic GameBoy games but it also supports GameBoy Advance games, all in this one amazing application. This application comes out with a complete support for using cheats and also you can use joystick so you will enjoy every game you play. Overall, Visualboy Advance is the ideal application for all those who really want to play again their favorite GameBoy games in a much wider screen.


  • Supports both GameBoy and GameBoy Advance games
  • Lots of audio and video options


  • Games are not included in this download




For what are you going to use the program?
  • playing pokemon leaf green and others game that i want to play please i really need this visualboy advance its very awesome to ply pokemon by

  • i'm going to use this program games and for my little sister because she wants to play pokemon games which can only started on visual boy advanced

  • having a fun and live silently with peace. so i decided to download this application for also for my research about the Pokemons because i ty

  • to play pokemon games that make me more relaxing and enjoyable, i hope it would be work on my Laptop thank you for this kind of emulator God bless

  • for playing pokemon games and i tried many others emulator but those are not working so m going to try thois now i hope it will work for me.

What similar programs have you used?
  • I want to play some games because i am with my cousins so please give me that thing my brother and my cousin like dragon ball z game thankyou

  • Visual boy advance for mac OS X because I want to play pokemon games on my mac os x. I also used a ds emulator called Openemu that plays every game

  • Nothing else. This will definitely be my first emulator and I really hope that it is going to work seeing that I'm struggling since yesterday

  • i have used Dolphin recently but it won't work on GBA so i think maybe this VisualBoy Advance 1.8 may be able to play gba roms now that i will be downloading it.

  • visual game boy older version is soo old that i can't play pokemon silver,gold,ruby,emerald.sapphire it is soo annoying that i need to download thos

What do you like most about this program?
  • free to download in pc and really great way to pass the time by jamming out to so pokemon fire red on the beautiful piece of programming perfection.

  • Anything, lol, emulating GBA on PC, incredible cool. Reminds me of the old times when I was playing games on NES/SNES. My childhood. Thank you Visual Boy Advance!

  • playing old games and having a lot of options to create and do whaterve i want with each game I also love it because it is easy to manage too

  • i'm going to use this program games and for my little sister because she wants to play pokemon games which can only started on visual boy advanced

  • It support all gameboy games and i love to play the pokemon games version which are supported by many roms but i prefer visualboy advance.tq

Visualboy Advance is an emulator tool that enables the user to play every single game developed for the Nintendo portable console, GameBoy Advance.

If you feel nostalgia about your old GameBoy Advance, with which you spent hours of fun and enjoyment, then this tool is what you were looking for. Designed by Forgotten, Visualboy Advance will allow you to play with your favorite games exactly as you remember them but with an enhanced support.

With this emulator you will be able to play all of them in your desktop computer, which enables you to see them in full screen and benefit from the comfort of your keyboard. Escape from the limitations the small screen of the console provided and watch your games as detailed as you never have seen them before.

Visualboy Advance 1.8 Features

This software includes the following features:

  • Emulates GBC, GBA and SGB roms
  • ZIP-ed roms allowed
  • Full screen mode
  • Take screenshots, video sequences or even audio fragments while you’re playing
  • Choose the graphic mode visualization you prefer
  • Possibility of activating tricks
  • Show or hide RGB layers

If you're interested in this emulator, you can read more information about it here

Alternatives to Visualboy Advance

There are a bunch of different console emulators you can find for free around the Net. For instance, if you want to play with your old PlayStation games in the computer, you can try PSX Emulator, which enables you to enjoy all of the classics of the old Sony console.

Another alternative is PCSX2, a PlayStation 2 emulator which will permit you to play with your favorite games with an improved performance as it includes the possibility of configure it with plugins that will enhance your experience.


If you liked playing with your old GameBoy Advance games, then Visualboy Advance is an ideal tool for you as it will make you remember all those good times you spent with your console.

  • Free software
  • Supports almost every game
  • Enhanced graphics and advanced options
  • May be a bit dated