John GBA - GBA emulator APK

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Install on Android2.3.x and up
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John GBA - GBA emulator is johnemulators,johngba,arcade,john, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.28 by 205 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit John emulators website who developed it. com.johnemulators.johngba.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.3.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.66 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 352708+ times on store. You can also download com.johnemulators.johngba APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

John GBA is GBA emulator for android 2.3+.

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- Original GBA engine

- Cheats (Raw/GameShark/CodeBreaker)

- High quality rendering

- Search game files in SDCard & Internal Storage

- Virtual On-screen keypad

- Zipped file support

- Save States (with previews)

- Customizable keys

- Turbo buttons

- Screenshot

- Fast forward / Slow down (x0.25 - x16)

- Bluetooth / MOGA controller support

- Dropbox support (requires John DataSync)

- No ADs

- No internet connection

Hardware requirements

-CPU: 1.0GHz Dual-core

-RAM: 1GB 

App ChangeLog

  • v3.66
    -improved performance for ARM(big.LITTLE)

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control vibration
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Mark Lehman-avatar

    Mark Lehman


    Honestly I don't understand how this emulator has any reviews below a 4 this is a fantastic emulator. Simple to learn and easy to use! my only wish is that you would make a ds emulator all of the one's I have tried have left so much to be desired. Please keep doing what you're doing and continue to build and improve upon these fantastic emulators!

  2. Steven V-avatar

    Steven V


    john gba (gba emulator) full.apk I love this emulator so much! I have been playing dragon ball z legacy of goku 2 and I have got it stuck in sleep mode! Deleting save files and the app itself and re downloading does nothing to fix it. I can't find any solid info anywhere on line and I'm hating it because I love the game so much! Help please!!!<3

  3. Max Adventure-avatar

    Max Adventure


    john gba gba emulator pro apk Much prefer this app to MyBoy, and it's cheaper. The 'buttons' are more responsive. In MyBoy I always hit both up and left or down and left together and it usually picks the wrong one lol. This one doesn't have that problem since the spacing is better. Also its cheaper so win win. (But I still have both bc pokemon trading lol)

  4. Harmonious Gaming-avatar

    Harmonious Gaming


    john gba gba emulator apk Fantastic... Just amazing. Easy to understand and simple, just as it should be. Fantastic emulator with great features and good price. Love it!

  5. Bagus 101-avatar

    Bagus 101


    john gba gba emulator download Cheat function is kinda gacha, sometimes it work sometimes it just says "code is invalid". I tried to write the code manually using text editor but it seems the author making it very hard to do so by using single line of text for an entire game. Unless you are an expert in coding, just avoid to use cheat function in this emulator. I've tried contacting the author but no reply at all. Shame though because the emulator run the game perfectly but ruined by this.

  6. Iqbal derzoug-avatar

    Iqbal derzoug


    john gba gba emulator free download The worst emulator ever!! That save button on top left ruined everything, I didn't know that if I clicked that some time in the beginning of a pokemon game journey, I would be back there after I click it by accident when I'm in the near end of the journey!!! I want a total refund..this emu is cheap but I've wasted money on this trash app!!

  7. Chaotic Pandas203-avatar

    Chaotic Pandas203


    john gba (gba emulator) apk download Does great for select games. I consider all classic pokemon even the remastered and had things added are amazing. Give it a shot for some well needed nostalgia. 😇

  8. Joseph Nixon-avatar

    Joseph Nixon


    john gba lite gba emulator games I really like this emulator, it's actually better than all other gba emulators I've tried for Android. The only thing that could make it better would be the ability to do connections either through BT or wifi between devices (for stuff like Pokémon links)

  9. Seano The*POP*-avatar

    Seano The*POP*


    john gba lite gba emulator I paid to remove adds. Like a few days ago and there were no adds. Now there is adds again. I think the dev does this a lot with the apps to see if we'll pay again. What's up with that?

  10. A. P.-avatar

    A. P.


    john gba lite gba emulator download It's a great app in landscape mode. When I play it portrait mode it clips my fov. It allows me to adjust the position of the screen but I can't change its size. It would be nice if I could adjust the size of the screen accordingly. *Edit: it would be nice if I could increase the game speed by .25 increments. After 1x speed it goes right to 2x.

  11. Ty MultiBitHero-avatar

    Ty MultiBitHero


    I enjoy the nostalgia of being able to play all of my favorite childhood games. Its easy to use and offers a lot of really nice features.

  12. ChampionOfHyrule-avatar



    The emulator works great, I really recommend saving within the game and save states to completely be safe, the cheats work nicely but can take a while to figure out. Hopefully the devs can throw in a cable link function with Bluetooth, so games like The legend of Zelda: four swords could actually be played. Other than that it's a great emulator.

  13. Malik Joshua-avatar

    Malik Joshua


    VERY simple user interface and control configuration. This is literally a genuine off replacement for GBA. I can play anything GB had to offer by a simple download. File search. Then play! Ignore the rude reviews. This app gets 5 stars.

  14. Edgar Determan-avatar

    Edgar Determan


    Good ap. Just cant get GB Color games to play on it. If id known his other app could, i wouldn't have paid for this, i'd have paid for no ads on the other app.

  15. Dan G-avatar

    Dan G


    It runs great, but the vibration on button press gets a little annoying, had a look to see if it was able to be turned off but no luck, maybe Im missing something.

  16. Seth Raven-avatar

    Seth Raven


    Great cheap and simple gba emulator. I wish it had link cable emulation and that the load button didn't exist. Costed me 1 hour of gameplay in Pokemon

  17. Raquel Miceli-Keele-avatar

    Raquel Miceli-Keele


    Pretty good, would download again. Over all, the cheat data base is lacking but of you don't use cheats it's 9/10 with the exception that it's occasionally weirdly difficult to use some of the harder to find settings

  18. Maikel Van Noort-avatar

    Maikel Van Noort


    Everything you need in an emulator. Customizable layout, multiple saves. Runs fast and stable

  19. Carlos Rodriguez-avatar

    Carlos Rodriguez


    Its a pretty solid emulator there are areas where it can improve. Maybe add a feature to change the opacity of all the buttons that appear on screen. Also add the option to change the screen of the actual game to full screen or stretched out to fit the actual size of the phone.

  20. David Smith-avatar

    David Smith


    Works well, but the cheat code input says certain codes don't work when multiple sites say they do. Now the codes I've inputed that worked, no longer work.

  21. Curtis Robinson-avatar

    Curtis Robinson


    Extremely satisfied. Used the lite version for a bit and decided to buy the full version. Definitely worth it. Wish there were more directions for cheats dont know how to use em but would love to.

  22. Rob Banchon-avatar

    Rob Banchon


    I was really enjoying this but after 5hrs of gametime in pokemon ruby it lags slightly but enough to turn me off from playing. I've tried changing the video settings and it only makes it worse :(

  23. Suspended XV-avatar

    Suspended XV


    This is the best emulator I've ever seen so far on the Android platform, rather than GBA Emulator. GBA Emulator it's good, but more good on PC, and for Android, this is so far that i'd like so much. Thank you developer for making this app, and the premium version prices is so cheap. Thanks for all of that :v. Sorry for my bad English -_

  24. Jos Elbers-avatar

    Jos Elbers


    By far the best emulator for your phone from my experience. It has an intuitive customizable UI, tthat doesn't feel like it's blocking your vision or feel like it's hard to use. Save states are easy to manage too. The emulator doesn't contain ads either, I'm sold.

  25. david winkelmann-avatar

    david winkelmann


    Bravo. Great emulator. No lag or skipping. Bought it because the lite version was awesome but it had Ads of course.

  26. R V-avatar

    R V


    Best GBA emulator for android! I used the Lite version for a month and i am extremely satisfied with it so i decided to buy the paid version! Don't hesitate to purchase this app it's very user friendly and lite version only have some ads so it will not disturb your gameplay that much but it needs WiFi connection to use game speed setting so better get the paid version to have all settings.

  27. Olav Grevsnes-avatar

    Olav Grevsnes


    The app just broke on my Razer Phone 2. Zoomed inn on the lower left part of screen. Been amazing up until now. Expecting to be back to using John's shortly.

  28. Tamanian-avatar



    Missed out on a lot of what is now know as retro gaming due to life taking its course. With this brilliant app you can experience what made these great game titles the giants whose shoulders, games today stand on. Great work and thanks dev(s).

  29. ShocKnife-avatar



    Brother I respect the work that happened here i am a hardcore gba gamer and i have been searching for the smoothest and the best gba emulator and i am amazed of this app, usually i dont buy stuffs in the google play but this time i do and not only for how good is the emulator also to support the great work, keep it up.

  30. Peng Sue Vang-avatar

    Peng Sue Vang


    Everything works greatly, except for certain cheats. I usually don't care about inputting in cheats unless it's an RPG and I need a boost with exp gaining, so that's my only issue with this. C'mon now~ dropped $3 + taxes for this emulator.

  31. Marcos Morales Carlson-avatar

    Marcos Morales Carlson


    Honestly there is no better app for GBA games than this one. I've tried multiple different apps and John GBA is by far the best one. If your looking for GameBoyColour games I recommend John GBC, made by the same developer and is just as great as this one!

  32. Juliano FS-avatar

    Juliano FS


    Outdated by PizzaBoy - GBA Emulator, even the PizzaBoy - GBA Emulator Free is better than this paid app here. The paid PizzaBoy - GBA Emulator is expensive than this one here, but it's so worth the price because features Game Boy Skins and Link Emulation, alongside Accurated Emulation, you feel that you are playing a real gameboy and can trade Pokémon with yourself or play with someone through Wi-Fi/Bluetooth. This app here is not worth a single cent anymore, this lacks in features and updates.

  33. Eric Rodriguez-avatar

    Eric Rodriguez


    Works great with no problems. It's cool to finally play some old school yugioh. It was really the only game I played on the advance as a kid.

  34. Ferdinand-Antonio Calairo-avatar

    Ferdinand-Antonio Calairo


    I really enjoy this emulator... But can you include a function to add more buttons...ex: sometimes I need to press L or R with another button... And it's tough when they are not shoulder buttons. So maybe by adding a "custom buttons" function will make gaming a little better. And also, some of the chest functions don't work either. Other than that...I really like this emulator.

  35. Drew-avatar



    Very smooth emulation, plus it was very easy to start up new games and come back to old games. I haven't encountered any issues at all with this program at all, it ran flawlessly

  36. Vincent-avatar



    I'm struggling to get any gameshark or codebreakers to work on pokemon. Keeps saying invalid codes and I've tried several this is pretty frustrating for a paid app. Any one help?

  37. Patrick Bergstedt-avatar

    Patrick Bergstedt


    All functions are easy to use and games run seamlessly with Galaxy SIV

  38. Manuel aka Kadavre-avatar

    Manuel aka Kadavre


    Generally, this emulator is good but I have paid full version and it still has Ads, is it normal?

  39. Francisco Huebes-avatar

    Francisco Huebes


    The app is pretty good, and I do not have any problem, talking about gameplay, but even with the paid version, some adds still appearing in my cellphone, even out of the app, and it's a king of boring, and it anoys me because now, when I try to use whatsapp or youtube, for example, these adds start to appear, I would like to receive a feedback, 'cause I don't wanna stop using this app

  40. Paul Whitehorne-avatar

    Paul Whitehorne


    Great emulator. Used it for over a month now and no problems

  41. Sjoerd van Deinse-avatar

    Sjoerd van Deinse


    Emulator keeps freezing, I can't recover any of my progress including save files which I made regularly. I'm disappointed to have paid for this, as I can start all over again.

  42. Steve_Macc-avatar



    This is hands down the best Android GBA emulator I have ever used, it's so easy to import games into and the controls feel great. 5/5/5/5 review from me here.

  43. ToxicTM-avatar



    Have been using this emulator for years, really great emulator. Just one thing, is it possible to connect to wireless adapter? If so how?

  44. Ryan Junglas-avatar

    Ryan Junglas


    Great, emulator, savings are easy, would easily recommend

  45. Crash Nebula-avatar

    Crash Nebula


    I'm loving this emulator. my only gripe is when playing a game such as the "sims:bustin out" where moving diagonally is required. I've fooled around with the settings( making diagonals larger, smaller etc.), but I can't get it to read diagonal movement very well. wish there was maybe a virtual control stick option, unless I glanced over it. Otherwise 5/5, awesome emulator.

  46. Dalton Martin-avatar

    Dalton Martin


    pretty good app but even though I like it, I have two complaints that has me going back to the My boy emulator, when I play games on my S9+, it runs well but when my fingers leave the buttons on the screen, they instantly stop working, My Boy has a slight pull that lets my fingers glide on the screen and still use some directions. as for the other buttons, My boy lets me use combo buttons unlike John GBA, though if there is something Im missing, sorry. But unless this is fixed, My Boy for me.

  47. 日本語話せません-avatar



    I bought this just to support you, keep up with the excellent work! The emulator is perfect, but I'd love to be able to connect "in multiplayer" with the same rom on the same device. This would greatly help with games like "Pokémon" as you could trade with yourself some pokémon which evolve only by being traded and get some pokémon which you wouldn't be able to get without cheats.

  48. Edgar Co-avatar

    Edgar Co


    Had some issue and the developer fixed it asap. Totally worth it. 5 stars worthy even for the app itself.

  49. Raptor Gamer-avatar

    Raptor Gamer


    Don't be a cheap ass and pay for it, it's cheaper than a burger and will give you hours of entertainment, while being the best gba emulator I've used on android

  50. Ignas Remeikis-avatar

    Ignas Remeikis


    I hoped to make better use of my screen with no ads, but sadly there is no way to adjust screen scaling for vertical and landscape modes individually. Would've still given it a chance, but as this is the old version that won't get feature updates anymore and reading that the dev removed old NES apps entirely, I guess I'll be safe and just continue using the lite one. The new app seems to have even less options for screen scaling, while also showing a wrong screen ratio for GBA in layout options.

  51. Elonta Henderson-avatar

    Elonta Henderson


    I believe having a mobile GBA for $3 is a good deal. The display is nice and the lack of ads on this is another plus.

  52. Jeffrey Lund-avatar

    Jeffrey Lund


    I've tried a few GBA emulators and this is by far the best. The interference is simple and easy, and the emulation is (relatively) easy on the battery while being very faithful and smooth. All the bells and whistles like save state, custom virtual buttons/dpad, speedup, etc are there. Well worth the small cost!

  53. Chris TBTP-avatar

    Chris TBTP


    Non-email intrusive, fully-functional gba emulator. Fast forward, button mapping, save / load states, cheats, overlay customization, even FPS monitoring are all present here. Excellent optimization (even older phones will benefit from physical camera buttons etc that can be mapped to shoulder buttons or load / save functions). Perfect app to play some of my favorite RPGs from my pocket while taking up very little precious disk space.

  54. Matthew Kinsella-avatar

    Matthew Kinsella


    I installed this just to play pokemon emerald and it runs smoothly, I had no problems playing it but one thing I learned the hard way is when you exit without saving when the pop up tells you to it won't save any progress since the last time you did, I lost 6 hours of gameplay because I thought in game saves would be fine.

  55. Zon C.-avatar

    Zon C.


    Really good GBA emulator. After i tested the lite version i am satisfied to get the paid version. Don't hesitate to get paid version it's worth it!

  56. EzekielLati-avatar



    Honestly better than MyBoy, I'm able to play Mother 3 without any desync audio problems

  57. Thomas Rowe-avatar

    Thomas Rowe


    Ok, so brilliant emulator, just need to get rid of the quick load NEXT to the save button. Sooooo annoying. It just needs to be taken away really or at least come up with the option "are you sure" incase you hit it by accident and lose all your damn work. Also it needs to have save states so I can trade Pokémon ect

  58. Sapphire Anatra-avatar

    Sapphire Anatra


    Best GBA emulator, hands down. My absolute go to for GBA on my phone and in general.

  59. balisongman07-avatar



    Absolutely amazing app. I use an old moga pocket controller for my phone that's a pita to connect, but John's app connects it for me easily. The cloud support is a godsend and let's me play between my tablet on the tv and my phone at work. The only issues I've had is crackle in audio and a crash in minish cap (but a Google search showed alot of emulators do.)

  60. Hawkedoesstuff-avatar



    Runs all traditional roms (wouldn't run hacks but whatever) and is super easy to use. Seperate save and load States for each game means no digging through files to find your last save. You can configure the buttons to whevere you like on screen, plus only three dollars to remove ads but fully functional otherwise? Definately worth the money. I highly recommend this.

  61. Alexandru Zugrav-avatar

    Alexandru Zugrav


    In the description it says that the paid version has Bluetooth connection and when I go to the options, the Bluetooth connection is in none of them. For a game like pokemon emerald the multiplayer option is impossible because of this malfunction. I payed for the game and about a week later went to play multi with a friend. I request fixing that or a refund.

  62. SuperGrizz91-avatar



    I really enjoy how it allows me to play games of my childhood and all of my other favorites my only issue is of i could turn the dpad into a circle pad instead

  63. MeatyDeathstar-avatar



    I love this emulator and dig the ability to move my buttons around, its very streamlined as well. However, i can not get cheats working in any way shape or form regardless of the type of cheat. It always says invalid code when entering anything more than one line long (which most master codes are)

  64. Rushabh Pathak-avatar

    Rushabh Pathak


    I was searching the best gba emulator who would bring back all my childhood memories. And then I found this emulator. It is very light weight, no ads, best performance. And also the people who are complaining about failures of cheat codes, let me tell you it is working absolutely fine. Loved your product. Love john♥️

  65. Simon N. Simonsen-avatar

    Simon N. Simonsen


    Great emulation performance, good config menu, unintrusive design. I realized I've been using the free version for ages and that's when I knew I had to get the paid version. If that's not a good sales pitch then I don't know what is

  66. The Lily Pot-avatar

    The Lily Pot


    Great. Works great. Sometimes ir would randomly go yo ny last save poibt and id have to replay levels again but i just got more in the habit of saving frequently

  67. Steven Wood-avatar

    Steven Wood


    Amazing app works flawlessly, however I wish there where more settings for us to mess around with such as on screen button opacity from 100% to 0% Am using an ipega controller so I need to place the buttons on screen manually using the shooting v3 software because am not able to use the in app control scheme. More options I will then put it to a 5 star rating!

  68. Daser Fomalhaut-avatar

    Daser Fomalhaut


    Decides when it feels like registering DPad inputs and its almost never. So of course i literally cant play anything

  69. Mondfisch-avatar



    It just works. Amazing. Also the buttons have slight vibration feedback.

  70. Denzel James Lim-avatar

    Denzel James Lim


    Some cheats are not identified and refuses to ne saved even if it runs well on other emulators.

  71. Durand Victor-avatar

    Durand Victor


    simply perfect lvl of customization, compatibility, speed. paid only for no ads, free version has already all features. your smartphone is of course a gba on top of all its various other functionalities. IMPECCABLE controller support, with mid range and entry level wireless controllers.

  72. mark lopez-avatar

    mark lopez


    Only reason for the 4 stars is because I can't turn off the vibration when using the app.

  73. Andrew Lytwyn-avatar

    Andrew Lytwyn


    This GBA emulator is fantastic. I've gotten back into playing the old Pokemon games and have not experienced any issues with the app whatsoever. If I could give it more stars I would. Definitely worth paying a little extra for the full version. Great job!! 🤗

  74. Amruth Pillai-avatar

    Amruth Pillai


    The rest of the app works great, but the Cheats don't work at all. I'm not able to add any of the Master Code Must Be On GameShark Codes for the Pokemon Games. It doesn't accept any GameShark Codes even though they are in thr right format. Please fix this as soon as possible, thank you.

  75. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Hi, nice app and does as expected. Handles saving really well, and even saves the state of your current playthrough, which other emulators don't do. Please add a screenshot button option in the Virtual Keypad if you can. It would be very convenient for people who screenshot heavily. Thanks.

  76. Patrick Dailey-avatar

    Patrick Dailey


    Excellent emulator. The "lite" version is fully compatible with adaway, and I was perfectly happy with it, so I bought the paid version because developers should be paid for their work.

  77. Brandon Taylor-avatar

    Brandon Taylor


    I'm sure it's great but I'm unable to get the D-Pad on my steelseries controller to work with the emulator. My controller works with every other emulator I've tried it on. Not sure what I'm doing wrong here. Will change to 5 stars if I can figure it out.

  78. Foxy MC-avatar

    Foxy MC


    A nice emulator. Lacks some features but for this price its worth it.

  79. Ray L-avatar

    Ray L


    Best emulator. I used my google rewards cash so I paid 0$ for this great app. 10/10

  80. Khoa Voz-avatar

    Khoa Voz


    It runs well for all the games, but the cheat doesn't work, can't even add the cheat while other can add that cheat and run well

  81. Dom Jonson-avatar

    Dom Jonson


    Finally found a game this emulator sucks for, cuz the game wasnt that hard when I first played it.

  82. Brendan Garcia-avatar

    Brendan Garcia


    I like the app alot but i cant get the cheats to work for any pokemon related games or anything. Please fix this and ill give 5 stars

  83. Lizzy Lee-avatar

    Lizzy Lee


    I absolutely love this emulator. Would give it five stars if it had cable link emulation so I could trade Pokémon across the different versions. Other than that, I have zero complaints.

  84. Matthew Boyd-avatar

    Matthew Boyd


    Haven't had a single problem with this emulator. Just go to Google download a rom for what game I want to play and then travel back in time to when things were simpler. Like a time machine I swear.

  85. Undead_LumberJack-avatar



    Very good emulator its definitely easy to use and I would recommend this to anyone I love that the app itself searches for the games I don't have to manually put the files in. I love it overall I haven't found any flaws

  86. Super AJ-avatar

    Super AJ


    I've used this emulator for years. Tons of awesome features, like if you accidentally load a save, you can undo it and be right back where you were. Hands down the best emulator you can get on your phone. Thanks John!

  87. cannon fam-avatar

    cannon fam


    Ive been using this forever. Basically the first app I have bought. Works great. Works really great. Ive played for years and before i used the lite verson. Countless roms. Probably 35 or so just on gba and ive never had a crash. Never. Its crazy

  88. DnkMemBoi-avatar



    great emulator for on the go or sat at home. i really love the dropbox linking, for new users this means that you can play on your phone or tablet then instantly play were you left off on your other device.

  89. Jiacheng Sun-avatar

    Jiacheng Sun


    Here is the thing I want to mention. before you complaining cheat code invalid pls make sure your rom version is fitted for the cheat code, especially master code. for example leaf green master code that most people get from internet is specifically for version 1.0 if you are 1.1 it won't work. it's not the emulator's problem. you dont need to spend 6 dollars to get my boy gba at all. my personally like John's interface way more than my boy.

  90. Evan-avatar



    * update * changing to 2 stars due to poor communication through email. I can't seem to get a reply or answer as to why I can't play my games since android 10 update. Everything was fine before update. If developer answers me and helps then I will change rating.

  91. Anand-avatar



    Deserves 5 star, and will get them when my issue is taken care of. Near perfect, but it absolutely refuses to accept any master code. Some cheat codes that work on other emulators are not working here. Looking for a fix!

  92. Veronica G.-avatar

    Veronica G.


    Great emulator! Very easy to use and well worth the price!

  93. Adam Kirkwood-avatar

    Adam Kirkwood


    This is such an amazing emulator. This app. + bluetooth controller. + screen casting. = Best GAMEBOY PLAYER EVER. No need to get gamecube and GB player. This works just as great. If not any better. + free games. Plz create a PS1 adn/or PS2 emulator.

  94. Andrew Grasso-avatar

    Andrew Grasso


    Would be perfect if the center of the directional pad wasn't a dead zone. Really kills any significant reaction time on a touch screen. Especially for any fighting game which relies on slide movements.

  95. PC-98-avatar



    The games run fine on my J7 but you can't apply visual filters such as "pixelate" that the PC emulator Visual Boy Advance has. It's also pretty weird with cheats, some codes I'm trying to enter work as intended on the aforementioned PC emulator but are detected as invalid on John GBA.

  96. poison shift-avatar

    poison shift


    was working a few months ago. i bought this and was using a ps4 controller. using the same setup over Bluetooth and now the directional pad and sticks are not working, and if they do it's not right at all

  97. ChevySpeed724-avatar



    Absolutely awesome emu for GBA. I'm finally enjoying all my Gen 3 Pokémon games that I sold years ago to pay for college. This is better than my old GBA in every conceivable way, besides physical buttons, and brings the nostalgia hard. A++.

  98. Jose Bautista-avatar

    Jose Bautista


    This emulator runs really good with all my roms I have, unlike myboy where it constantly is asking to access my emails. I recommend this emulator one of the best I've found, plus the interface can be customized.

  99. Keston Langley-avatar

    Keston Langley


    It's only fault is a lack of bluetooth multiplayer, but asides that it's fine.

  100. Matti Gilmore-avatar

    Matti Gilmore


    I have had this for many years it work great. Only probly is ips does not work. And ips files is most prevalent now. When you get ips support ill change my rating to a 5. Now i got to go down load sme other emulator to play the hacked rom I want to play and deal with adds

  101. Brendon Basey-avatar

    Brendon Basey


    I love this app. it works great. I just cant get the cheat codes to work. if that could be fixed it would easily be the best gba emulator out.

  102. Jesus Avila-avatar

    Jesus Avila


    TOO EASY TO DELETE GAME! Do not save the game in-game, because the developer put a giant "load state" on top of the screen...i made it smaller, tried removing it. then i accidentally clicked on it and had to restart the game, since I avoided saving states to get a fair experience of the game.

  103. Gabriel Luces-avatar

    Gabriel Luces


    Even if you buy game, too many pop up ads

  104. Josiah Buhayan-avatar

    Josiah Buhayan


    Great emulator. Customizable control, great performance, plays all the ROM I have

  105. Jacob J-avatar

    Jacob J


    It's everything I was looking for in an emulator. Runs smooth, opens up a world of gaming possibility, easy controls, it's all good. My only regret is not having shoulder buttons on my phone.

  106. CantOutRunADuck-avatar



    Great emulator! Lots of adjustment options for the controls and display and always runs smoothly even on my $40 phone. This App is well worth the price.

  107. Vorbel Morbels-avatar

    Vorbel Morbels


    I've had the free verison for the longest time and finally got the paid version. I really love this app and it's given me very few issues.

  108. derden95-avatar



    Better than I expected. Loads .zip format games just fine. The controls seem a little janky for the dpad but I'm not even sure if that really is the apps fault. I had low standards and it seems alright.

  109. Joshua Fellow-avatar

    Joshua Fellow


    After first use game became unplayable skips frames tried restarting did not fix

  110. Flumper-avatar



    My only complaint is that the virtual d-pad is not the best. if it followed your thumb around the screen it would ve much more useable.

  111. rita pandey-avatar

    rita pandey


    Best gba emulator,with convenient button layout and settings,but please give us some updates.

  112. Lucille Owens-avatar

    Lucille Owens


    Almost lovely — if you added more nuanced speeds like 1.5 or even 1.25 and 1.75 it would be better! Certain coordination-heavy but slow games can't be finessed at 2x speed :'(

  113. Jake Welch-avatar

    Jake Welch


    TURN SMOOTHING OFF BY DEFAULT. Gosh how hard is it. Terrible volume options, I wish there was a slider for volume. And no rewind. Apart from that it's great and easy to use

  114. Leo Kenji Cheah-avatar

    Leo Kenji Cheah


    this app is spectacular, one of the best gba emulators, but one thing, I would appreciate it if you can make a link cable connect for trading. Other than that, this app is highly recommended for such a cheap price. 😇👍

  115. chris marino-avatar

    chris marino


    Best emulator on the market, but I wish you would allow quick switching to other games without having to exit the game, I want to evolve my pokemon!

  116. Vincent Munoz-avatar

    Vincent Munoz


    For some reason when I come back to the app in a day or two all my saves go bye bye please fix and tell me so I can rate 5 stars again.

  117. Ronell Oropesa-avatar

    Ronell Oropesa


    This is the best GBA emulator for me. But right now it crashes when running a rom on my Android 9.0 phone. I can't play any game

  118. Salty Crab-avatar

    Salty Crab


    Reset my game back to an old save losing numerous hours. Emailing now for a refund.

  119. Kirbo-avatar



    This is the perfect app to emulate gba games in my opinion, but a recomendation would be to add shaders i think it would really add to the experience.

  120. Giurdžanas Nacrug-avatar

    Giurdžanas Nacrug


    Although I purchased it, that damn thing still has ads. Other than that, it's okay except it doesn't emulate game link.

  121. Graham MacCara-avatar

    Graham MacCara


    great emulator Would give 5-stars if my controller worked when my phone was in landscape mode. Works fine in portrait. Tried both PS4 and Xbox One.

  122. Ryan Webb-avatar

    Ryan Webb


    Its ok. The emulator loads fine and ive not had issues with any particular game rom, however cheats dont work at all. Just be nice to find an emulator where this works. Doesnt recognise any code you give it.

  123. Olav Birkeland-avatar

    Olav Birkeland


    Please make it Android TV compatible. It's not currently available from Google Play Store for Android TV. Sideloading APK works great, but would be better to use the build in Play Store.

  124. Linnea Bjelkesten-avatar

    Linnea Bjelkesten


    I downloaded the full version just to use cheat codes longer than 1 line (for my fire red mono type run to work) and it still says invalid code for all of the cheats. Don't download this if you're expecting full cheat comparability.

  125. fewstr-avatar



    Good for everything except the audio isn't good when sped up and more importantly I can't change to the high quality mode.

  126. Anastasia Ezhova-avatar

    Anastasia Ezhova


    Nice and fast. Just one thing, can you maybe add keys life up+right, up+left for gamepad mapping? Sometimes they are quite useful

  127. Brendan Urke-avatar

    Brendan Urke


    The best emulator. I also use John GBC. Ads are non invasive, but I paid for the premium version to support the devs.

  128. Matt Akash-avatar

    Matt Akash


    fantastic emulator! love the layout and the options, its fast with scanning and easy to use. i wish i bought it sooner.

  129. dax-avatar



    One of the only gaming apps worth buying, works like a dream and saves good too. You can hook a controller and play that way also. Been using this app for years.

  130. Cesar Castillo-avatar

    Cesar Castillo


    it'd be alot better if an update was made so GB(C) could run on this emulator like they can on a real GBA. However of course you greedy bastards don't want to lose money which is why you made a whole separate GBC emulator.

  131. Nikita Karatun-avatar

    Nikita Karatun


    Fantastic emulator, no issues faced so far, playing with Bluetooth gamepad, nice interface, easy configuration.

  132. Marco Castanon-avatar

    Marco Castanon


    The best game for GBA just one little thing, can u make it work with LG G8xThingQ Dual Screen i would split it in both screen i very sure is going to look awesome Thanks.

  133. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Works great! And you can customize the controls

  134. Joshua Taggart-avatar

    Joshua Taggart


    Has pretty much everything an emulator needs, speed up, save states, and of course customizable button sizes.

  135. PapaWill-avatar



    I like the overall experience, but I'm trying to access gamesharks and codebreakers. Everytime I do, the codes are invalid when I select the proper format. Can someone help me?

  136. Kevin Waggott-avatar

    Kevin Waggott


    Fantastic! Had no issues. Thanks, I can now play GBA games without having to hunt for cartridges online.

  137. Owen Beare-Bath-avatar

    Owen Beare-Bath


    Works flawlessly, no UI issues or lag. Been playing multiple roms and haven't had a problem yet.

  138. Dave Bokaro-avatar

    Dave Bokaro


    Good work John this is a nice clean app you have here. The name for the app could use a little imagination tho.

  139. Rich-avatar



    Love this emulator! Only downside is with cheats... Codebreaker, Gameshark, Action Replay, ect. codes usually don't work unless it's a Pokemon game.

  140. The Cartoon Man-avatar

    The Cartoon Man


    This is a great app I love it. The only thing I can't figure out is how to add the game artwork to the game list.

  141. Just Bird-avatar

    Just Bird


    This is more of a question- How would one go about transfering saves/ save states between devices? Ive enjoyed using this app to play the Mother3 fan translation. No lag and easy to use.

  142. Édgar Antonio Mejía Romero-avatar

    Édgar Antonio Mejía Romero


    It is great and all, basically perfect, except the gyroscope don't work.

  143. Flare780-avatar



    it worked great for a while but it started to freeze up really bad and the speed up function doesn't work, fix and I'll change my review

  144. GeorgePillages-avatar



    Perfect gameplay, detection of my ROMs, no ads, good price, perfect. I love this app.

  145. Marty Pickell-avatar

    Marty Pickell


    changed the name of the NES and SNES emulators and now have to purchase again. dont risk your money on these ones unless you're willing to pay twice. other than that, they're good apps.

  146. Dylan Lewis-avatar

    Dylan Lewis


    Works flawlessly for me. I've never had any issues. QUESTION: Is this compatible with bluetooth controllers?

  147. Edgar Molina Lomeli-avatar

    Edgar Molina Lomeli


    Good price. It's a good, fast emulator that allows me to play my childhood games on my phone.

  148. SicVic1989-avatar



    For those who plan to buy a wireless Bluetooth and crave Gameboy advance this is the best app on the market save wise and in general I have the pro version so it's ad free and worth it

  149. Mason Perry-avatar

    Mason Perry


    Ive used this app and the gbc version for running roms of games for years and ive never had a single problem. Thank you for creating this.

  150. Vall Ey-avatar

    Vall Ey


    Just find out, this emu can't detect any archive beside zip. My rar and 7z file can't be read, and I must extract and compress the file again, and it little bit annoying.