John GBA Lite - GBA emulator APK

Version 3.91 - com.johnemulators.johngbalite
Last updated: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 5:02:18 UTC
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John GBA Lite is GBA emulator.
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John GBA Lite - GBA emulator apk

APP Information

Download Version 3.91 (3910)
Apk Size3.71 MB
App DeveloperJohn emulators
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packagecom.johnemulators.johngbalite.apk

Download John GBA Lite - GBA emulator 3.91 APK

App Description

John GBA Lite - GBA emulator is johnemulators,johngbalite,arcade,john,lite, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.38 by 40 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit John emulators website who developed it. com.johnemulators.johngbalite.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.91 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 181482+ times on store. You can also download com.johnemulators.johngbalite APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

John GBA Lite is GBA emulator for android 4.1+.
This app does not work without your own game files.

This app will not be actively updated in the future.
John GBAC of the successor app have been released.

- 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)

Please purchase John GBA to remove Ads.

Hardware requirements
-CPU: 1.0GHz Dual-core

App ChangeLog

  • v3.91
  • -fixed ads bugs

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Panda Pixie-avatar

    Panda Pixie


    I enjoyed the other one, My Boy!, more but this one isn't too bad. Can still enjoy the games I love and play them thoroughly, however the controls are sometimes sticky. Example: if I need to jump AND attack, I can do one or the other; not always both. That's (in-game) damaging 😬! No other problems otherwise 👍

  2. i dont know any good channel names-avatar

    i dont know any good channel names


    pc I would've rated this app 4 stars if it weren't for the fact that I encountered a weird bug where if picked a game it would freeze the app for a few seconds, and then fade to black and bring me back to my phone menu. Eventually I could access a game if I did it enough, but it's still very annoying, and from what I've seen, nobody else seems to have this problem, so I'm not sure if this is just something on my end. Hopefully this will be fixed in a future update. Note: I am running Android 8.1.0.

  3. Cinnafox Berri-avatar

    Cinnafox Berri


    john gba lite gba emulator download It would be a 5 star if it didnt crash so much. It used to work perfectly fine until one day I tried opening it. It would show my games, as usual. I would pick a game and it would turn black, then the game would run for a few seconds before I get a notification claiming that it has stopped.

  4. Doby-avatar



    john gba lite gba emulator games Very cool concept. If you don't know how to use it here: 1. Install the emulator. 2. Go to Google. 3. Search: "(The game you want to download) zip gba" for example "pokemon firered zip gba" 4. Go to the first website that pops up. 5. Download the file. 6. Go back to the emulator. 7. Press the button with a magnifying glass on it. And done! Game recommendations: Pokemon firered. Kirby the amazing mirror. Dragon ball advanced adventure. this is amazing and it takes mobile gaming to another level!

  5. Ryan Heywood-avatar

    Ryan Heywood


    john gba lite gba emulator review First, it runs great, probably one of the best ive ever tried. Second, the way that it works is it scans your device right when you allow it to access files, and will pull everything that it can play on it, so i downloaded Fire Red to play, but my Ruby game showed up as well, with the save still in progress so even though i got 4 or so gyms in another emulator, i now dowload this and i have those 4 gyms beaten. The best emulator so far, definatly get it.

  6. Dylan Lewis-avatar

    Dylan Lewis


    john gba lite emulator pokemon emerald cheats I've had this app for a long time and loved it! Today it started setting off my notification sound & vibration every time I open the settings, save, load, speed up/slow down the game, and open my drop down menu (android). I cant find any setting to stop this and it is incredibly annoying. Please help!

  7. Jesse Wurm-avatar

    Jesse Wurm


    john gba lite emulator download for pc 1 star for ads. Edit: the dev "fixed" ad bugs but just made it worse. Tab out? 6-10 unskippable ad. Constant ad banners everywhere. Do yourself a favor and buy the app. Dont use the free version. I just disable wifi and mobile data. I fill justified because I'm sure I've given the dev enough money for accidentally clicking an ad or just by the sheer about of time I've spent forced to watch some crappy ad. Its personal now.

  8. Pinking Lily-avatar

    Pinking Lily


    john gba lite emulator pokemon fire red cheats It's smooth and it works. The virtual control is quite neat though I'm not sure if you can resize them. Problem here is that cheat doesn't work. You could put codes in, but the emulator will said that the codes are invalid, which is odd cause it works with Visual Boy Advance (PC). Can't even make my own RAW code because there's no in-app tool for that. Might as well remove the cheat section altogether.

  9. Mark Busuttil-avatar

    Mark Busuttil


    john gba lite emulator pokemon Everything is great and it works well. I only have an issue with the save and load buttons on the top of the screen. I reset almost my whole kirby game and ive lost all motivation to play it. If you have the option to go back after loading just in case it was a mistake. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME EXPERIENCE GAMES I COULDNT AS A CHILD.

  10. Amber Enthoven-avatar

    Amber Enthoven


    john gba lite emulator iphone its a pretty good emulator, but my god are the controls bad other emulators I've tried on mobile have let you press two directions at once on the dpad with one finger by sliding your finger between two directions, this does not, making, for example, swimming in crash bandicoot XS really annoying to control id recommend finding an emulator with more customizable controls

  11. Ridwan saliu-avatar

    Ridwan saliu


    This app is absolutely amazing and I really enjoy it.It is easy to operate,it offers players choice.All its features are very,very and very good and I really,really and really enjoy it.infact,since the day I downloaded this app I have quit all the game apps on my phone.what a nice app.In addition, I suggest that provision should be made to choose the moving pad of one's choice, either buttons or cursor and one should be able to move the L and R buttons to the upper edges of the screen.👍💝👍.

  12. Suffer.-avatar



    It's perfect! The emulation is great, but sometimes the buttons don't work but it could just be my phone. Also, I wish for that for multiplayer games, you could play with wifi. Like, if each app had a code and you could put that code into your rom before it starts playing.

  13. Zachary Reuter-avatar

    Zachary Reuter


    Great way to play pokemon only problem is can't trade on here only way i have found in the past to trade is myboy which used to be free now costs five dollars. So if you want to fill your pokedex you will have to buy myboy emulator at some point. Btw idk about cheats i dont use em they just spoil the game best way to win is earn your win after all your playing this game to pass time must suck playing a few hours and having no challenge what so ever. Cheats only cheat your gaming experience.

  14. Sanmitra Goswami-avatar

    Sanmitra Goswami


    Really good app. Actually has more features than a real gba console. I play Pokemon and super mario games. There are almost no ads. Very gooda app. Really like it. The controls are great and customisable. Only one problem, can't play with friends. I know that's impossible. But the app you have create is also not that easy. This is a perfect five star app. I like all its features, except it's name. I don't think John is a very good name for a games app. However I don't care about that much.😃😃😃

  15. Rmesh Vishwakarma-avatar

    Rmesh Vishwakarma


    This is the best ever emulator but it contains ads. If you want to know how to remove ads without any subscription you can read my comment. Turn off your cellur data and then open the game and you will found that there hasn't any ad but when you activate cellur data the ads will come. Thanks for reading my post

  16. Krishna Anand _6A_9757-avatar

    Krishna Anand _6A_9757


    Nice app for Pokemon and Spiderman roms. It also has a hide virtul pad system and a game pad system. So I can feel it as I am playing thus game in a computer. But I had one problem, You has irriteting ads. Please remove them. But dont worry, there are only a little quantity of ads. Ek dam jhakkaas app hai.

  17. BluFudge CrispyRice-avatar

    BluFudge CrispyRice


    This app is amazing. Non-intrusive ads, fabulous emulation, great ui, etc. The only problem is that you can't resize the controls flexibly. You only have a few options for size, and even the largest size is too small for my tab. It's irritating and effects gameplay quite a bit. Allow for us to manually drag the box and resize it please.

  18. PokerusFreak-avatar



    Not a bad layout, but wouldn't discover or open a bunch of my games even though they were the right file type, even if I moved them onto the SD card and followed other instructions. Can't give it too low a score, because it did play several games and worked well with an appropriate number of ads instead of being overwhelming. Especially liked being able to change the size and location of buttons! 3/5, 6/10, does the job if you just want simple gba games

  19. Mr Dip Shitios-avatar

    Mr Dip Shitios


    This is by far one of the greatest gba emulators on android that i have ever played. I've used this app multiple times and i haven't seen any form of screen tearing, delayed controls, sound corruption, file corruption or any form of save data corruption it simply just works like its supposed to, if i have to find any form of problem with the app it would be that the original layout of the controls is a little bit awkward to use but you can easily change it in the settings. 5/5 would recommend.

  20. Merciless Rascal-avatar

    Merciless Rascal


    This app has allowed me to play all of my childhood games on my phone!!! That alone makes it such a good app. I recommend it for all gameboy lovers. So helpful!!! I personally play Pokemon FireRed on it and it is such good quality! If you are wondering how it works, you just need to search on Google the game you want to play with "free download" on the end. Find the one you need and just download. After that, go on the app and it should find your downloaded file. EASY!!!

  21. Jack Brooks-avatar

    Jack Brooks


    the app worked really well when I first got it. I had a great run with a ROM of Pokémon Ultra Violet that was going very well. I'm not sure what happened but one day I was going to use the app like I usually do and nothing was working. the ROMs I had weren't loading at all, and I tried several times to restart the app. all of my progress on everything was lost. please fix this.

  22. Lucas Sampsel-avatar

    Lucas Sampsel


    Works great, simple and easy to use. Ads are not intrusive so you don't really need to buy the full version. I'm hoping they're making a John nds emulator because their emulators work so well.

  23. Robert Rawlings-avatar

    Robert Rawlings


    This is by far the best GBA emalutor app out there. However my 2 star review is because I use the app so often to relive my childhood i decided to purchase the ad free version. But even after purchasing it I am still subject to banner ads as well as timed pop up ads between switching games or switching to a different app. Its a joke. If you take my money to remove ads you should remove the damn ads.

  24. Alexander Bustamante-avatar

    Alexander Bustamante


    This is AMAZING!!! I can't complain about ads if I could still play my childhood games. Gaming is legit you can save and still have your saved progress. I like it and will recomend to anyone. Thank you developers for creating something unimaginable.

  25. Donna Woodby-avatar

    Donna Woodby


    Works perfectly! All my ROMs run nicely on here and don't freeze up or glitch all the button work and the volume also works. And if your someone that complains about the ads, you can turn off wifi and your games will be uninterrupted

  26. Twinkling Sushi-avatar

    Twinkling Sushi


    You could've at least given me a "heads up" for when you decided to have an emulator version with no ADS- I would've bought it immediately bec I love the old school games but was it really necessary for you guys TO DELETE MY SAVED GAMES AND PROGRESS?! I only recently noticed that the app is no longer available and so I had to re-install again, thinking there was some sort of glitch from my end... Wow, you just had to wipe off all my saved games. Completely. Uninstalling. Thanks a lot. 😠

  27. John Smith-avatar

    John Smith


    I tried out this and Nostalgia Lite. Both are free. John Gba Lite had noticable lag and a ton of ads, the save option found in actual games was overridden by the app's save system which I did not like, but they had a battery counter which was neat. (By the way, you can turn off WiFi or data to get rid of ads, still it's time-consuming.) Nostalgia Gba lite was smoother, more responsive, the fast forward speed was not choppy at all, and best of all-- no ads. So I recommend that one instead.

  28. Dr Anchal Kaushik-avatar

    Dr Anchal Kaushik


    I love this. App, I downloaded so much games and I love it. But why 4 stars because I was playing Mario world advance and I reached forest of illusion fortress and the game freezed and is still. It happened 3 days ago. Plz plz plz plz plz fix that. I'll rate it 5 stars if you give an update about that freezing bug fixed. Plz plz plz di that

  29. Mitchell Zalucha-avatar

    Mitchell Zalucha


    Its the best emulater out there, due to the fact that you can use cheats for free and the controls are customizable. It is more than worthy of 5 stars.

  30. Payton Olberding-avatar

    Payton Olberding


    I just want to say thank you to the people that made this, I'm 10 years old and pokémon leaf green was the last game I played since I was so happy. Pokémon leaf green is also the game that got me into Pokémon. I haven't downloaded it yet, but I can tell that it's gonna be fun. So thank you to the people that made this, and ignorance is bliss.

  31. Nicole Preston-avatar

    Nicole Preston


    I used to use a different emulator & when that one had a new unreasonable cost I decided to try this one. I was leery at first but have been beyond pleased! I am able to download & play all the games I love (gotta have my Pokémon Fire Red, etc). Very pleased with this app! Thank you John of John GBA Lite 🤗👍🏻

  32. Meta Hollow-avatar

    Meta Hollow


    As great as an emulator this is, after months of use there is one persistent issue. If I save in game, it won't keep the save, so I have to use savestates. Meaning that if I bump the wrong option, I lose my progress.

  33. Smol Floof-avatar

    Smol Floof


    It's really nice, the controls are great, and you can always save in just one literal tap. I love this app a lot. What's left for me now is to look for great gba games

  34. LTD Smoky-avatar

    LTD Smoky


    Works very well for all the games and has a place to use cheat codes if you find any so that you can do what you want and overall is a great emulator and has great games.

  35. Perry Schmidt-avatar

    Perry Schmidt


    Nice workin app however it deletes saved data at a random selective amount. For my example I was playing Pokemon FireRed, I've downloaded this game file multiple times from the same source so I know that it's fine however running it on here after 8-10 hours of gameplay it randomly deleted half of it! Considering I very much like to grind out levels after capturing six Pokemon I will use throughout the game and do so shortly after the 1st gym battle, from all 6 at level 40 back to 4 at level ~15.

  36. Preston Thomas-avatar

    Preston Thomas


    If you want the best GBA emulator then you have come to the right place. It plays all of your favourite GBA games without any hassle. I wanted to ask the Dev if they is going to allow Android 11 to capture the device sound l. I have tried on different phones and it won't record the sound from the emulator directly.

  37. Monika Kumari-avatar

    Monika Kumari


    I can't load a .sav file even by typing A.gba and A.sav but it does'nt work on your emultor but all things and other features are very nice but if it do not load my .sav file that is the main feature of .gba emultor but you can not do that so it means that you should update this app and support it with loading .sav files okay thats why only 4 stars insted of 5 stars

  38. david copell-avatar

    david copell


    Yes save states all you need till you buy it also you can map buttons and choose between sizes by long holding a button. And up to x16 speed. The catch is an add Everytime you open menu. And there is a save icon on screen, no add on save unless you open menu ads are skippable and short.

  39. Allan valadez-avatar

    Allan valadez


    Very good app works better than my boy. Has good mapping on the controls and also good connectivity with accessory remotes (8bitdo) only down sides I have experienced was searching for files that when found would delete saved data meaning I had to start everything over. And the ads. Other than that still a good app and emulator.

  40. ᴀ ғᴏᴏʟ ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴇᴀᴛʜᴇɴ-avatar

    ᴀ ғᴏᴏʟ ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴇᴀᴛʜᴇɴ


    It emulates games, I'll give it that. The problem is, when I was playing Pokemon, I saved before a battle, both with the game and the emulator. The battle wasn't going well, so I quit. Apparently, it didn't save. At all. That entire hour of progress, gone.

  41. Alan_ Youtube-avatar

    Alan_ Youtube


    I love this app! But the only problem is the ads, when I wanna open up the settings gui I get an add like 70% of the time. But i still love it!

  42. Melmacian Dissenter-avatar

    Melmacian Dissenter


    Excellent emulator. Works fine with all ROMs I throw at it (EUR, US, JP). And best of all, it doesn't require a connection to internet to work ...

  43. Ng Joshua-avatar

    Ng Joshua


    I am already very high level and when I accidentally press the restart button there's no way that I can get back to where I came from I'm very disappointed right now I have to start from the very beginning my Mudkip evolve its final stage I was about to go to the tree Fort City when I accidentally hit the restart button I get that it is my fault but please put some kind of permission like are you I really sure you want to start all over again

  44. Victoria Hayduk-avatar

    Victoria Hayduk


    This emulater is very clean and well done. Even with the lite mode adds arent that annoying. 100% recommend this. also fine a good rom website. Saves you time.

  45. Deepika Singh-avatar

    Deepika Singh


    Amazing game Ever.Steps to start john gba lite:Leaf green version -Copy this link:Pokemon - Leaf Green Version (V1.1) - Gameboy Advance ... - And Tap on Click here so it will Start downloading.If u want More Versions u will get it on the same link scroll down on that link for more versions.If u liked my advice plz like it.Thank you🙏🏻

  46. Kathleen Umali, RPm-avatar

    Kathleen Umali, RPm


    It was going well, but when I got to the last dungeon in the LoZ, it kept reloading to the title screen. I wasn't able to progress in the game. I also saw in some game forums that users of John GBA emulator, experienced the same glitch with the game 😔

  47. William Mccadden-avatar

    William Mccadden


    Every time that i try to load Pokemon Sapphire on this app it keeps on closing the app. I don't know if the rom is corrupted, or what, but can ya'll please tell me what i should do? I don't want to mess up the emulator. That is why i am asking.

  48. Nadim Hijazze-avatar

    Nadim Hijazze


    This app works but if you'd better use save state instead of in game saves. I almost dropped my phpne, touched load state when i caught It and this erased the in game save without warmlning causing me to lose days of playtime. That is a big no from me.

  49. GeT_RiCe-avatar



    Good app, definitely should buy the upgrade version, the only downside it the button is a lil bit small, note that if you play pokemon and want to play after elite for you have to save state manually when the credit is playing

  50. Cinnamon-avatar



    You can play many diferent games on this and it runs great and is pretty easy to navigate. There are adds, but they don't interrupt the gameplay and are almost unnoticeable

  51. Tyler Dame-avatar

    Tyler Dame


    Fun app but it's also a link to offshore spam callers and texters. Ever since I deleted this app I have yet to receive a spam call or text. Coincidence? Who knows.

  52. WizardOfDoge-avatar



    This is one of the best apps for GBA emulators that you can download. There is little to no input lag and all the games run smoothly. If you have the extra money I would highly recommend upgrading to the premium version of the app just to get the best experience possible.

  53. Kaitlyn B ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ-avatar

    Kaitlyn B ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ


    I have used this emulator ALOT, and for a free emulator, it is FABULOUS! Firstly, the ads are not so intrusive and annoying! That makes the game actually playable and puts the game in the highest quality possible! Second, the fact that you can speed gameplay is very helpful! When I play Pokèmon, I end up getting in LOTS of battles which is annoying. However thanks to the speed up feature I can play faster! This is just amazing!

  54. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I used this app on my old phone to play Pokemon fire red and loved it! Now my 3 year old daughter is starting to like Pokemon so I've added it to my current phone to teach her about the games. It works great, aside from 1 issue. It won't play GBC games. The engine seems to be limited to GBA games, so in order to play GBC, I need to install the separate emulator. It's not a big deal, I just wasn't looking forward to having another app. Otherwise, this is a great emulator!

  55. Elder-avatar



    The game is great, but when I try adding cheats, they won't work and I have to try hundreds of times for it to finally work

  56. Lisa Shannon-avatar

    Lisa Shannon


    This worthless emulator doesn't save, it has a 💾 floppy disk on the top left, during the game, clicked on it because it would give a message as saved, and it doesn't work, a few hours of play kept clicking on the floppy disk icon, it would say SAVED! Nothing

  57. The Wandering Tengoku Mine-avatar

    The Wandering Tengoku Mine


    Hate to break it but....I had to deduct two stars because my save file got corrupted after a while and now when I try to open it it takes a long time for my save to open

  58. Spaceichu-avatar



    I used this to play Pokemon Emerald and to say I am impressed. This is one of the best gba emulators for free or you can get My Boy for 5 or 4 dollars but this is the best free one.

  59. Ami Apenou-avatar

    Ami Apenou


    This is such a good app I get to play the classic pokemon and Mario games but at first it was hard to make it work but it's worth it.and people are complaining that's u cant do this or that but it's a gameboy not a pc running fortnite.

  60. jakjakjak-avatar



    Great emulator! Works perfectly fine, and the ads aren't intrusive or frustrating. Lots of customization, and a great system for editing where the controls are. One feature i am very happy about is the fact that it scans for games instead of you manually having to search for one. Kudos to the developer, this is a great app!

  61. The Third Kaiser-avatar

    The Third Kaiser


    This is most definitely the absolute best GBA emulator there is on any phone. Its a lot easier to set up other than most other emulators (just get the file and let the app scan your files for it), its controls are extremely responsive, and the ads are little. You can even play it in portrait/landscape mode, and map out your button layouts for truly the best emulating experience. If you're new to GBA emulation and looking for one on your phone, I highly recommend you try this one. Dueces.

  62. Soham298-avatar



    Althrough it needs the rom to find games but still is nice.Fire Red was a good app,I don't think it should have been banded,but this app has fullfiled our needs and is in a comparisan to fire red.It is awsome😃😃😃😃

  63. Jesse Torres-avatar

    Jesse Torres


    Great app. All features unlocked. There are banner ads and sometimes full screen ads that you have to "X" out but every feature is unlocked so no complaints. Quick saving and reloading is great, definitely will purchase ad free

  64. HERBALIFE Mr Baljinder singh-avatar

    HERBALIFE Mr Baljinder singh


    It is a very good emulator excellent emulator when I installed Pokemon Ruby all the cheats were properly working but sometime because of misuse of this cheats it freeze the game and I had to start it from beginning it is a nice emulator and in such a low MB and his superb there are some problems but 800 still it is a good app emulator

  65. Joshua La Foy-avatar

    Joshua La Foy


    Crashes for no reason. But not at first, only when you get really far into a game. Would not recommend.

  66. kenny merino-avatar

    kenny merino


    Playing a game and I got to the part and it resets on me I tried to load it back up go back there it still resets on me and I have to go in that direction for the story line pothetoc if your going to make somthing make sure it works 100% fake ass emulator

  67. David Crow-avatar

    David Crow


    Works well, plays stock or modified games. Very pleased with the app, and this is the right way to have a free and paid version.

  68. Sanjay Sunil IX C-avatar

    Sanjay Sunil IX C


    The app is amazing!!!!! I recommend you to play in this emulator. To play using this emulator, install this app, then download any game from google or so, then go back to the app and play. That's it!!! Try it!!!

  69. Llamason-avatar



    For a free emulator it runs things very well, even when sped up. I could not recommend any more.

  70. Kokichi the grape-avatar

    Kokichi the grape


    This emulator is really good. It lags sometime but overall its a great experience. But I would lag some lag updates in the future.

  71. Kurogai Shinzaki-avatar

    Kurogai Shinzaki


    The apps save data won't let me return to my progress, every time I try to return to my progress it sends me back to a new game and automatically deleted my original save data forcing me to restart all over again, I can't play my games like this if it continues to delete my save data every single time.

  72. Althea Bautista-avatar

    Althea Bautista


    This is app is really great but could you put the settings like sensitivity size of buttons etc because i got a new phone recently thats longer and thinner than my old one and when I dowbloaded the app the buttons got smaller and I wasnt used to it at all it tooks me a long time to adjust too

  73. Carlos Rodriguez-avatar

    Carlos Rodriguez


    Its a pretty decent emulator, I would like to have the option to change the opacity of the buttons so they don't interfere with the game screen also i would like to be able to change the screen size from the regular square to full screen or stretched view, I've actually seen this option on other emulators.

  74. Chain Sherman-avatar

    Chain Sherman


    This is an awesome consept and was done perfectly (I recommend Kingdom hearts chain of memories) very understandable and easy to use and is really great

  75. BLZingRage Gamer-avatar

    BLZingRage Gamer


    Very good. But when I downloaded pokemon emerald then I wanted some cheats for rare candy but it was not working I tried every cheat but nothing is happening please resolve this issue

  76. Vinod Sisodiya-avatar

    Vinod Sisodiya


    Worked for me. I installed and started playing Pokemon fire red on this and it was really great. Just dont forget to save your work after playing.

  77. Chibi Tamago-avatar

    Chibi Tamago


    Great emulator, easy to use. The graphics could use a touch up and the d-pad could be improved. But overall really great.

  78. Whole_Wheat_Soup-avatar



    Beutiful. An emulator that works and is fun. Edit: for some reason I cannot play any randomized roms. Very unfortunate but still very worth it :)

  79. 4025 Barath Kumar-avatar

    4025 Barath Kumar


    I'm at the point of finishing Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga right now.I have yet to experience any technical issues/glitches so far,this is by far the best GBA emulator you can ask. Has quite a number of features namely the scanning games,speed,auto-save and cheats makes it a lot easier to play on control intensive games. 5/5 AMAZING.Do yourself a favor and download this app,nothing beats the original GBA but this sure was a nostalgic ride and a great homage to arguably my favorite console ever.

  80. Nicholas Sayer-avatar

    Nicholas Sayer


    As a free emulator option this is absolutely great for mobile devices. While the ads may be annoying they are skippable after 5 seconds in almost all cases and the emulation is of high quality and high speed. Overall this is probably the best GBA emulator that's totally free. And if you want to avoid the ads entirely you could pay for John GBA pro whcih solves my only issue here.

  81. Eric Mullins-avatar

    Eric Mullins


    This emulator works like a charm. Only thing is that some cheats are not compatible but it always work and it never crashes. Keep up the good work

  82. kangge ideas-avatar

    kangge ideas


    It's the best emmulator for me. I have played much of my Pokemon games here. Its good in everything like save, reload,e.t.c. I would like to recommend everyone of you to install this emmulator

  83. mao mao-avatar

    mao mao


    I love this emulator but couple of days my progress on my games did not save i saved my game a lot . And couple of days my game said not played😠😠😠all my progress where gone 😭😭all my hard work on pokemon gone.😠😠😠😠😠😠😠plz fix this... And one thing could i play my games on lanscape not comfortable using portrait.. Thanks devs for making the game terible... Deleating my progress seriously😠😠😠i want to rate this game 0stars so unfair😠😠🤬🤬🤬Dont download this emulator..

  84. Diane De Leon-avatar

    Diane De Leon


    Okay emulator with few notes: CAUTION: In-game saving is NOT a safe option as if you leave the game and don't save it in emulator, ALL PROGRESS WILL BE LOST. RECOMMEND: Play with NO/OFF WiFi to prevent frequent pop-up ads. Major disappointment is that many, cheats for some games such as final fantasy, DO NOT WORK/FUNCTION in this emulator. It keeps notifying that said cheat can't be read or won't be applied in-game. I'll uninstall when I download Visual Boy Advance Emulator again.

  85. Theory Expert-avatar

    Theory Expert


    A superb, super easy to use emulator. Best GBA emulator on play store. It can find my games very easily and it has many options of deleting like delete with all the savedata or just delete from the device and keep all the save data. It also has a very cool feature of just simply hiding the game. The controls are super easy.

  86. A Buffoonish Writer-avatar

    A Buffoonish Writer


    It's an emulator,it emulates. Actually it emulates so well, I forgot to save my forty one hour emerald journey and then broke my phone in frustration. Forgot that there are diff ways to save game. Thought my phone was an actual game boy advance. After a brief stint in a room that locked from the outside, I am irreverent about what happened. Unhappy, want to sacrifice three virgins at the altar of the mighty Arceus. But irreverent to what happened. Nice eimulator. You forget your shitey reality.

  87. Vaivashvat Tripathi-avatar

    Vaivashvat Tripathi


    This is a great emulator. Very few ads, and a good graphic emulation. Also games run very smooth. 10/10 would recommend.

  88. gobu let go-avatar

    gobu let go


    This game works well on pokemon red fire red wow i love this app 😀😀 who made this game it a great game if your pokemon games not working use this app john GBA i was so happy it helped lot install this app so your pokemon game works so your pokemon can get stronger if it this it work😞 clean and make space on your phone have fun😏

  89. Syegfryed Hellscream-avatar

    Syegfryed Hellscream


    There is a bug where the emulator is only set to power save mode and you can't change, making the game lag

  90. Seth Gilbee-avatar

    Seth Gilbee


    I haven't had any problems at all and I've beat many games on here. Only thing is that every time I go to save state or load state it always loads up an add 😂 but they aren't long at all

  91. Patrick Bulington-avatar

    Patrick Bulington


    Great app, does exactly what you expect it should plus some small extra customizable options that are an added bonus. Definitely 5 stars no question.

  92. Wunimmi Anas-avatar

    Wunimmi Anas


    Dudes you emulator is of the hook . I don't got no problem with it. When I saw it at first I thought it was a fake until I downloaded it 🤯

  93. Aqua Ninja-avatar

    Aqua Ninja


    This man probably made the best Nintendo emulators. I can play Pokémon Sapphire with ease and without lag, and I like that it searches for the rom or zip file for games automatically.. If only this dude made a DS emulator since I really wanna play Platinum on my phone....

  94. Matthew Millson-avatar

    Matthew Millson


    This app straight up works. I'm so surprised that a free emulator works this well. There are adds, but they are totally non-intrusive, and it's totally worth it. I downloaded pokemon ruby and it works very well. I'm especially glad that you can change the game speed. Download this!

  95. Gem Bocobo-avatar

    Gem Bocobo


    It definitely still needs improvements. I don't mind the ads but folks that hate ads will find it annoying. There is also the matter of the on screen dpad being hard to use for games like summon night and MegaMan Zero. Action games really suffer for it. RPGs or Tactics games are perfect for this to be fair so if that's your jam you will enjoy this emulator

  96. Neel Patel-avatar

    Neel Patel


    The games are amazing and high quality. I really enjoy being able to play gameboy games on my phone without too many issues at all.

  97. Ashok Bhatt-avatar

    Ashok Bhatt


    It is a nice aap .I 👍the aap but there are too much ad. It disturbe me to play games So I am giving it 4⭐ and there are too much problem to trade Pokémons in same device😔 and also problems in cheat .But the aap is the best emulator for me. 👍👍👍⭐Nice aap

  98. Traioz-avatar



    It's very good in gameplay but all of the ads i get are un-exitable so i have to exit the game and play it again so i have no time to save my game so I'm stuck in the beginning of my game please fix that!

  99. Niikooruu-avatar



    I'm using John GBA for 4 years already, and I'm very comfortable using it so I'm giving this a 5 stars! Keep up the good work, and thank you for creating this emulator! good job! ✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧

  100. Anushka Pant-avatar

    Anushka Pant


    Best GBA emulator in history. It works perfectly with any rom game without any cracking issue. But there are way too many ads so I am giving it 4 🌟 please fix this ad issue

  101. Seamus Clancy-avatar

    Seamus Clancy


    The ads are obnoxious are the dpad has a terrible hitbox (far too small no matter what size you set it to). There are better free emulators out there

  102. eli ayers-avatar

    eli ayers


    Exceptional runs amazing and dosen't waterboard you with adds it's easy to find you roms and is an all around great emulator works better than all the other free emulators for gba

  103. Hero Five-avatar

    Hero Five


    Its great app im happy, its like the old emu i that use but now need payment. About the option on settings. Can you add other control pad? Like the circle pad so it easy to move back and forth. So hard to move when the game is fighting like zelda, or action in semi-3D. Button pad was good only in games like pokemon, super mario.

  104. Sirjohn-avatar



    Very fun and easy to use,you can map the controls,and it's just great also the ads are basically dont exist

  105. Casper2277 Gamin-avatar

    Casper2277 Gamin


    I really love this app its very cool and amazing. I just wish i can trade because this could be the only free emulator that can have the trading option for the pokemon games. Plzzzz... the creators of this fantastic please can you add this feature. This will be worth the 5 star this app is missing. Thank you for trying to listen.

  106. Well great this is my username-avatar

    Well great this is my username


    Works perfectly and is great even as a lite version you can buy the paid version to support them and the ads are scarce, i had one ad the whole month! And it doesnt limit u unlike most lite versions of other things all in all if u are not a guy who is well versed in files to find the .zip its great! Simple and great.

  107. We Are SHAKYA-avatar

    We Are SHAKYA


    This emulator is really helpful.I used to play Pokémon fire red very much but later i wasn't able to play because the gba was no more working.And later I download this app and finally i can play the Pokémon fire red as well as other old games.

  108. Gamer girl-avatar

    Gamer girl


    Works perfectly, lots of options for the optimal experience and very little ads. Best one I've tried.

  109. Poki Trash-avatar

    Poki Trash


    Great app. It runs all of my cheats and games smoothly. It only lacks the change game option so I can't trade with myself. Overall great app!

  110. hozefa kalolwala-avatar

    hozefa kalolwala


    I liked the graphics but the only problem is that I can't get the Pokemon versions except Ruby sapphire emerald leaf green and fire red and I am really bored of playing these I want the other versions😭😭😭😭

  111. Hunny Bunny-avatar

    Hunny Bunny


    It's great!! Works really well and it's wonderful to use for romhacks and regular games. I never had a problem with this app.

  112. Emanuel Vang-avatar

    Emanuel Vang


    I am on chromebook so I cannot even play a single game on there because there is no gamepad settings which sucks but the quality and the rest of the stuff are great but I rate this 4/5

  113. Hanz Marquez-avatar

    Hanz Marquez


    Bug found: Could not add codebreaker cheat codes starting with "0" Overall great emulator, but I still hate the ads though

  114. FlightlessCupid-avatar



    I don't like that when you save on the game it doesn't save it in an actual file for the game to revert back to. I lost 6 hours of gameplay like this. Haven't opened the game for two weeks now.

  115. C2l3TlA/\/-avatar



    Pretty upset. Had a Pokemon Ruby run that I spent a while on. For some reason when I had my game running in the background, it randomly reset all my game data to a load state over a month old.

  116. Kaushlendra Singh-avatar

    Kaushlendra Singh


    Everything was going good, then suddenly the roms stopped loading and i couldn't play it when i refreshed it my roms (games) were gone. Totally gone all my progress was lost

  117. Lucious Mondaine-avatar

    Lucious Mondaine


    Easily tops any other GBA emulator out there if your looking for something Cheap and free then your in the right place ignore the fact that it says that it contains ads because it very much does not wth or without your wifi on it runs pokemon emarald and ruby with or without cheats ( Also if you are having trouble with the weird pad try creating shortcuts making it easy to move around on a chromebook)

  118. ethyn collins-avatar

    ethyn collins


    This actually works. Absolutely Brilliant, I really do enjoy playing games that you usually can't play on you phone, on my phone

  119. Naveen Kumar-avatar

    Naveen Kumar


    When i use it first it is one of my favorite emulator but after few months everything is changed it is not working i was playing pokemon red chapter and glazed it erased the game memories and pokemon red chapter was not there it was deleted automaticaly so please fix that problem😦😦😟

  120. Parveen Bagum-avatar

    Parveen Bagum


    It is good but after playing any Gba game after some days the game will be restarted and the all saved data will be lost otherwise I will give 5 stars plz fix this bug

  121. Meredith Lim-avatar

    Meredith Lim


    At first it was good and it was working properly but NOW it is the worst all your saved files disappear and I just beat the elite four in Pokemon fire red and it will save that file but hell no when I wanted to play it again it brought me back to the first save!!!!! Wow if you really really want to save your game file this would be the last recommendation cause this sucks used to be my fav but now it SUCKS AS HECKkkkK!!!!!!🖕

  122. Sync Gamer-avatar

    Sync Gamer


    This app is so so so so so fantastic!! This is now my favorite app it can play gba games and i realy like the exiting thing that if you press back button it pops up that has save or dont save and cancel and also i like the auto load state. It kinda makes me sad cuz my gba sp is broken and this app makes me sad or happy. I realy thx you for making this app so far i manage to get 20 games but bcuz of boredom i deleted 14 of them. I realy appreciate this app. I am broke so i cant buy the premium.

  123. souvik pal-avatar

    souvik pal


    I just love this emulator. It works exactly what it is supposed to do; all the features which are needed to play Pokemon games are included. In short, it has exactly what I needed.

  124. Resham Thapa-avatar

    Resham Thapa


    The best emulator in the world . I love this emulator because with the help of this emulator I can play pokemon and others gba games . So, I give 5 star

  125. Thatoneguy Wholoves dbz-avatar

    Thatoneguy Wholoves dbz


    Use to be good but now after a couple of hours the app constantly closes when you want to get in the app.

  126. oreo 2154-avatar

    oreo 2154


    Hath the time the games dont work pokemon stadium wont work keeps saying theres no files eventhough I used a 7zip on it and made it useable when I click on find a app that can run It it shows this app but it cant find the file idk great overall tho pokemon fire red and emerald were good

  127. ChaosAngel Seria-avatar

    ChaosAngel Seria


    I love this app. Anytime I play Pokemon I download it. I admit I delete it when I'm bored (to keep the space in my phone low) but I always come back to John Emulator when I'm in the mood for more pokemon.

  128. Padam Padam-avatar

    Padam Padam


    I like this app but I have give only 2 star because when I play pokemon light platinum mega version I tired and save game and I that time I have not played half hour and I open the game and I have to start from first please fix that

  129. Night Jr-avatar

    Night Jr


    I Used to play This and it was Fun I get to play the Games That I never played but There is a Problem Sometimes when you play a Game it takes forever To Load the Game so I wish you could fix it

  130. alberto deluna-avatar

    alberto deluna


    Cheat codes issues. I'm having trouble putting in gameshark and codebreaker codes I go on sites and try to put In the codes but i keep getting an error message saying that the code is wrong.

  131. Krystelle Lois Llamedo-avatar

    Krystelle Lois Llamedo


    Giving it 5 stars for a free app. The controls are just right and the ads are not at all that annoying. I am finally able to play Harvest Moon and Pokémon like when I was a kid. Thank you! Would like to see improvements like maybe controller opacity?

  132. Sumit Bharat-avatar

    Sumit Bharat


    I love😻😻 this emulator it helped me play many games. I had fun using it. Keep it up

  133. nupur jha-avatar

    nupur jha


    The screen turned into blank. I can't play my game now . It is good emulator but fix this problem . And you not believe me then send your e-mail address I will send you screenshot .😡😡

  134. Zynthrix--avatar



    A hassle-free app. All you'd expect from an actual Gameboy console is present in this very emulator. Just download some ROMs from the internet and open this baby up it'll locate it in no time. Great emulator and probably the best free one out there.

  135. muqshott-avatar



    I would make it 5 stars but there's an error, Everytime I quick-save it fails and it restarts the whole entire game. I was mad.

  136. Zachary Gabriawesome 2.0-avatar

    Zachary Gabriawesome 2.0


    Its good and runs like an angel!The only problem i have is getting the game ive extracted my file so many times and it still wont work

  137. Teresa-avatar



    After 2 days of nonstop gaming on pokemon, the GBA suddenly crashed. All of my savea are still here but the game always crashes after a couple of seconds everytime I play. Please help. I already love the Gba already since you can adjust the speed too. I really love this app, please fix this bug. :(

  138. Atharv Kumar-avatar

    Atharv Kumar


    This emulator is really good and the advertisement on this emulator are relatively less and i enjoy using this emulator and controls are way easier compared to the other once .... i recommend this emulator

  139. Aditya Kumar-avatar

    Aditya Kumar


    Nice Emulator,Easy to use,But Contains Too many Ads But I have a solution just turn off the internet. 😆😆😂😂

  140. Alessandro Celoria-avatar

    Alessandro Celoria


    The app does not allow to use the free version unless you specifically agree to have your data sold to strangers. Perfectly fine with having ads in a free app but NOT with being forced to allow data consent. When you'll provide the option to display un tailored ads, I will reinstall the application.

  141. Psycho Boy-avatar

    Psycho Boy


    Love it,Always give it more than 5 hours a day.Truly the best GBA Emu.All cuz it has Search option,which is just not available in other GBA Emulators.

  142. Kanav Goswami-avatar

    Kanav Goswami


    This app is the worst app I ever used. My all progress lost. Because it stopped working at the end of the game. So this is the worst app. I want to abuse it but I don't have any rights to abuse so fix this app or ban it from playstore.

  143. sam man-avatar

    sam man


    I have had nothing but a blast with this emulator, it's a good way to play games for either nastolga or to try out something new.

  144. John varriano-avatar

    John varriano


    Riddled with Pop Up adds that run even when the app is killed. No thanks. Uninstalled immediately. I'd give it no stars if I could.

  145. Sheela Yadav-avatar

    Sheela Yadav


    It was a great experience with John gba lite, l had played many game but never spotted. You will also have an great experience 👌👌👌👌

  146. Michael Ohlund-avatar

    Michael Ohlund


    The app isn't bad but there's too much ads and the controls are a bit wonky but all in all still a good app to play emulator games

  147. RUPAK SINGH MAjila-avatar



    This is very amazing app for playing roms like Pokemon fire Red Pokemon emerald etc but in speed Jon gba is not good so I started to play my boy but when I wake and open my boy started the rom the rom is restart so I decided to play Jon gba only .

  148. Matt Clarke-avatar

    Matt Clarke


    Best gba emulator on the market. So easy to use, and best of all, very simple to adjust controls. Usually hate touch screen controls but being able to drag where I want each button and a proper directional pad makes this epic!

  149. jeba Johnson-avatar

    jeba Johnson


    Don't download this app it has sooooo many adds , first it was nice and then it is horribly ads, When I pause the game many ads ,so don't download this app I would give it 0 stars if I have could so bad.

  150. Adarsh Sunny-avatar

    Adarsh Sunny


    Its good. But thats its positive side. Ads ads ads ads and ads. Its the nagative side .