VGBA - Game Boy Advance Emulator For Android
by Damien McFerran 2/4/2013
Developer: Garage Research
Format: Android, Xperia Play
With Apple doing its level best to keep emulators off the App Store, Android remains the perfect playground for retro game lovers who don't mind dabbling in the murky waters of ROM distribution.
VGBA is one such download. It replicates the performance of Nintendo's Game Boy Advance handheld, and like Garage Research's other applications it offers a wide range of options for gaming enthusiasts.
One of the biggest advantages VGBA offers over its Android-based rivals is the fact that you don't need to source a BIOS file - a requirement with many other GBA emulators. Naturally, VGBA doesn't come with any games, so you'll need to source your own - something which remains a grey area in legal terms, so do so at your own risk.
VGBA is arguably the king of Game Boy Advance emulation on Android, but its reliance on frame-skipping is a little disappointing
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