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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



One Amazing Application That Allows You to Play Again All of Your Favorite Gameboy Games

By Sam James

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014

When I was a kid I used to play different handheld gaming consoles because I really love to play different fun and exciting games. But one of my favorite handheld game devices is the GameBoy Advance because it is very handy and the games are pretty simple but most of them are very addictive. That’s why I’m so glad when I found out that we can still play all those GameBoy and GameBoy Advance games even without having the specific GamBoy device. We only have to install this wonderful application in our computer so we can possibly play all those classic GameBoy games, and this application is called Visualboy Advance. Visualboy Advance is a small and very simple tool that can emulate GameBoy and GameBoy advance games using our computer. So it means we can actually play it again all those GameBoy games in a much wider screen and best of all we don’t need to buy those expensive GameBoy games.


  • We don’t need to spend some money
  • You can play different GameBoy games


  • The graphics are very old-fashioned



A Very Easy to Use Emulator for Game Boy Games

By Sam James

On Monday, August 24, 2015

This program is one of the finest Game boy and Game Boy Advance emulator available at this moment. I like it because it supports a very big range of features and upgrades, and is compliant with every Game Boy game as well as Super Game Boy and Super Game Boy 2. Plus, the program also provides a great number of sounds and graphical filters for advanced and first timer users. Also, it gives you the possibility to choose the kind of memory where to store the game information that are emulated. Well, thanks to this program I can now enjoy playing my Game Boy games on my computer just like in the Nintendo Console. Its interface is really simple so it is not that hard to use and understand. If you love Game Boy games and you want to play it on your PC or laptop, I suggest you should try to use this one.


  • Very easy to understand and operate
  • Emulates games in Game Boy


  • Difficult to use for beginners




For what are you going to use the program?
  • 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.

  • 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 am going to play old school games and that is pretty much it. I don't plan on using it for anything else or share the program as it is not mine.

  • I'm going to use this program for games and for my small brother he want to play the dragon ball z game which can only started on Visualboy Advance

  • i am going to use this emulator to relive my childhood memories of playing the best game of all time pokemon emerald which was my favorite game growing up

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

What do you like most about this program?
  • 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

  • What I like about the program is its convenience, easy to use, and mobility since most emulators available do not offer such kinds of things.

  • Memories and the joy of being able to play what I remember like it was yesterday. thank you so much for the ability to play this once again!

  • because its recommended by my friend while he is playing pokemon flora sky final version so, i am encourage to download it and play it too. thanks.

  • 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

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