The Game Boy Advance (often shortened to GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed by Nintendo. It is the successor to the Game Boy Color. It was released in Japan on March 21, 2001; in North America on June 11, 2001; in Australia and Europe on June 22, 2001.
|Name||Operating System(s)||Latest Version||GB/GBC||GBA||NDS||Game Link Support||Recommended|
|Visual Boy Advance-M (VBA-M)||Windows, Linux, OS X, Wii, Gamecube||2.0.0 Beta 2||✓||✓||✗||✓||✓|
|higan||Windows, OS X, Linux||0.106||✓||✓||✗||✗||✗|
|mGBA||Windows, OS X, Linux, Wii, PS Vita, 3DS||0.3.0||✓||✓||✓(WIP)||✓||✓|
Visual Boy Advance-M is a fork of VisualBoyAdvance with additional improvements. RetroArch's VBA-Next is based off an older revision of VBA-M with added speedhacks and tweaks, making it a bit less accurate in some respects, though it fixes a few games such as Advance Wars 2. Higan's GBA core is cycle-accurate, but is otherwise very much a WIP and not as compatible as either version of VBA.
The last official release of gpSP was version 0.9 by Exophase. There are, however, two superior forks: gpSPmod and gpSP-J. gpSP-J has superior compatibility, while gpSPmod has more options for customization (full screen, cheats, etc). Both are superior to Kai.