iOS Has a Jailbreak-Free Game Boy Emulator, and It’s Better Than Ever

February 26, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Classic Nintendo emulators have long been forbidden for iPhone and iPad users. While emulators aren’t explicitly banned, only those with tightly-controlled game selections and appropriate licensing are allowed into the App Store, limiting the selection to older consoles such as Atari and Commodore 64.

But there is one exception to the rule, and it’s called GBA4iOS. This isn’t some wonky, browser-based Game Boy and Game Boy Advance emulator (though we’ve seen one of those pop up recently). It’s a full-blown app that you can easily install from outside of the App Store without jailbreaking your device.

While GBA4iOS isn’t new, the latest update to version 2.0 has some major enhancements, including Game Boy Color support, iPad optimization and file syncing with Dropbox. Best of all, it works with official iOS controllers, so you can play with a real D-pad and buttons. The app is a must-have for classic…

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