Today, even if they don't own a Game Boy Advance, players can simply install one of the many Game Boy Advance emulators out there, and enjoy these titles on their mobile device.
The successor to the Game Boy Color (GBC), Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a 32-bit handheld game console that was released in Japan 20 years ago, in March 2001. It was the first Game Boy to be designed in a 'landscape' form. Since then, over 81 million units have been sold all over the world.
Countless Game Boy Advance games have been sold as of today, with just 'Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire', 'Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen' and 'Pokemon Emerald' having a combined total of over 30 million copies sold worldwide.
But even though the Pokemon series was the best-selling title for Game Boy Advance, it was simply one of the many available. Super Mario series, Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Yu-Gi-Oh, Metroid Fusion, Dragon Ball Z, the list goes on and on. There are so many iconic titles that it’s impossible to name them all and I’m sure everyone who owned a Game Boy Advance has their favourite game.
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How to play Game Boy Advance's games on Android phones and tablets?In this article, we will take a look at some of the best Game Boy Advance emulators for Android devices. Something to keep in mind, the emulators come without any ROM files. In order to play games on any Game Boy Advance emulator you need a ROM file, and here is where it gets 'tricky'.
But what is a ROM file? Some might wonder what ROM stands for ‘Read-only Memory’ and to make it simple, it’s a file that contains a copy of the data from a video game cartridge.
According to Nintendo, the use of ROM is illegal, even if you own the original game. For a long time there was a belief that as long as you owned the original title, the use of ROM was legal. But, no.
Of course, there are countless sites hosting Roms that anyone can download with just a simple search. In any case, if you have a ROM, don't advertise it, don't share it and don't host it on any site. Just go about your business and you will probably get away from having problems with Nintendo.
With all that being said, let's dive right into our list with the best Game Boy Advanced emulators for Android devices.