Game Boy (Original, GB Color and GB Advance) Emulators

Gameboy
Gameboy Color
Gameboy Advance
  • CPU: Custom 8-bit Sharp LR35902core at 4.19 MHz.The core also contains integrated sound generation.
  • RAM: 8 kB internal S-RAM(can be extended up to 32 kB)
  • Video RAM: 8 kB internal
  • ROM: On-CPU-Die 256-byte bootstrap;256 kb, 512 kb, 1 Mb, 2 Mb, 4 Mb and 8 Mb cartridges
  • Sound: 2 pulse wave generators, 1 PCM 4-bit wave sample (64 4-bit samples played in 1×64 bank or 2×32 bank) channel, 1 noise generator, and one audio input from the cartridge.The unit only has one speaker, but headphones provide stereo sound.
  • Display: Reflective STN LCD160 × 144 pixels
  • Frame Rate: Approx. 59.7 frames per second on a regular Game Boy, 61.1 on a Super Game Boy
  • Vertical Blank Rate: Approx 1.1 ms
  • Screen size: 66 mm (2.6 in) diagonal
  • Color Palette: 2-bit (4 shades of “gray” {light to very dark olive green})
  • Communication: 2 Game Boys can be linked together via built-in serial ports, up to 4 with a DMG-07 4-player adapter.
  • Power: 6 V, 0.7 W (4 AA batteries provide 15–30+ hours)
  • Dimensions: 90 mm (W) × 148 mm (H) × 32 mm (D) / 3.5″ × 5.8″ × 1.3

In 1996, Nintendo released the Game Boy Pocket: a smaller, lighter unit that requires fewer batteries. The Pocket has a smaller link port, which requires an adapter to link with the older Game Boy. The screen was changed to a true black-and-white display, rather than the “pea soup” display of the original. The Game Boy Pocket has a larger 65 mm (2.56 in) screen than the Game Boy Color that later superseded itThe Game Boy Pocket was not a new software platform and played the same software as the original Game Boy model.

  • Processor: Z80 Sharp processor
  • Processor Speed: 8 MHz
  • RAM: 32K
  • Video RAM (VRAM): 16K
  • Colors Available: 32,000
  • Colors On Screen: 10, 32, or 56
  • Resolution: 160×144 @56 colors and 320×288 @24colors
  • Sound: 4-channel FM sound
  • Controls: 8-directional D-Pad, A, B, select, and Start buttons
  • Power: 10+ hours on 2 AA batteries. AC adapter separately available
  • CPU: 16 MHz 32-bit RISC-CPU + 8-bit CISC-CPU
  • Memory: 32KB WRAM + 96KB VRAM + 256KB WRAM
  • Screen: Reflective TFT Colour LCD
  • Screen Size: 40.8 mm x 61.2 mm
  • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels
  • Display Ability: 32 000 colours
  • Sound: Mono speakers, stereo headphones
  • Multiplayer Options: Up to four GBAs, up to two GB/GBCs
  • Power: Two AA batteries, or battery pak
  • Battery life: 15 hours for batteries, 10 hours for battery pack
  • Dimensions: 82 mm x 144.5 mm x 24.5 mm

Emulator:
VisualBoyAdvance (commonly abbreviated as VBA) is a free emulator of the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handheld game consoles as well as of Super Game Boy and Super Game Boy 2. While VBA has been discontinued, it is my main goto emulator for Game Boy (Original, GB Color and GB Advance) games.

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