VGBAnext GBA/GBC/NES Emulator

4.3
1.4K reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

VGBAnext runs games written for GBA, GBC, GB, NES, Famicom, DiskSystem, and VS System gaming consoles. It also emulates many addons, such as tilt sensors, light guns, vibration packs, printers, and more. VGBAnext is specifically opimized for Android devices. It lets you save game progress at any moment, or even rewind gameplay back in time. You can exchange saved game states with other users, or play together by using the network play. VGBAnext supports AndroidTV, GoogleTV, and a variety of gamepads, including Xperia Play, Moga, iCade, Sixaxis, Nyko PlayPad, and others.

* Supports full screen landscape and portrait modes, with many special effect options and customizable skin.
* Supports Moga and iCade gamepads, Nyko PlayPad, Xperia Play, and Sixaxis.
* Supports AndroidTV devices, such as ShieldTV, Nexus Player, and ADT-1.
* Supports GoogleTV devices running Android 4.x (Jelly Bean), such as LG G2/G3.
* Save gameplay at any point and go back to that point once your character gets killed.
* Rewind gameplay 16 seconds back with a single keypress.
* Share your current progress with other users via State Exchange feature.
* Use Network Play to play with other users over WiFi.
* Play with your hardware keyboard, gamepad, touch screen, or accelerometer.
* Record game soundtrack to MIDI files and use them as ringtones.
* On-screen buttons can be freely rearranged.

VGBAnext comes with a single public domain game. You can find more free public domain games at http://pdroms.de/. Please, do not run any software you do not own with VGBAnext.

Please, report any encountered problems here:

http://groups.google.com/group/emul8
Updated on
Dec 15, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.3
1.4K reviews
cody grimsley
April 20, 2021
It's true what some say about a learning curve. There were a few peculiarities, all will likely be ironed out in time. it plays flawlessly, the only permission it requires is the ability to access the files. That's really all I wanted. There are some features of other emulators I wish it had like different layout/appearance options for the control pad and being able to re-size the screen would be nice but honestly I can't complain. For what It is and the protection of my privacy 5 stars, EASY.
28 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
September 17, 2018
Excellent emulator, my personal favorite. I will admit, the ability to play with friends over local wireless would be perfect, and I hope they add the feature at a later date, but even so it is still the best emulator I've used. Clean, simple UI, and a very convenient cheat code encyclopedia, make this one of the most used apps on my phone. Highly recommend.
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Garage Research Emulators
September 22, 2018
VGBAnext should let you play with friends on the local network as-is. Try using "Netplay" option in the menu. It might be a bit slow though, since GBA GameLink protocol involves sending a lot of data.
Jonathan Balina
October 5, 2021
I used to love this emulator on my old phone (galaxy note 9), but now with the note20 ultra phone the screen does not completely fit. In vertical, either the select and start buttons are not in view, or i cannot access the settings button or the save state button. In horizontal, the a,b, and r buttons are slightly cut off. I'll leave a 5 star review if this gets fixed. Edit: thank you! You were right and this fixed my problem.
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Garage Research Emulators
October 5, 2021
Have you considered using "Settings | Input | Edit Joystick Layout" to move buttons where you want them to be?

What's new

* Switched to the latest DropBox SDK version.
* Switched to Android-31 SDK (Android 12).
* Switched to the JDK 11.