File Extension Library

.GBA File Extension

  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .GBA file?

.GBA file extension has been classified as Game Files. The format of .GBA file is Binary

.GBA is Game Boy Advance ROM

A GBA file is a ROM image of a Nintendo Game Boy Advance (GBA) video game, such as Pokémon, Zelda, or Final Fantasy. It contains an exact copy of a GBA game saved in a format that can be played using a Game Boy emulator.

You most likely will only see a GBA file if you are attempting to play GBA games on a computer or mobile device. Since the games were not meant to be played on devices other the GBA, they must be opened by an emulator in order to play them.

There are a variety of emulators for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. Some of the emulators are NO$GBA, VisualBoyAdvance, DreamGBA, KiGB, GBA4iOS, and GBAoid

List of all softwares that can open the Game Boy Advance ROM
RascalBoy Advance
Fast Emulator My Boy!

How to Open .GBA file on different platforms

Open .GBA File on Windows

  • Right-click a .GBA
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .GBA file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .GBA files" Press "Ok"

Open .GBA File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .GBA file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .GBA File on Linux

Right click on the .GBA file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .GBA File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .GBA file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .GBA File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .GBA files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .GBA files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .GBA files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .GBA file format
  2. You need to check the .GBA file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)