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Core info
License GPLv2
Extensions gba

VBA-M is a Nintendo Game Boy Advance video game system emulator that can be used as a libretro core.


VBA-M is a Game Boy Advance emulator with the goal to improve upon VisualBoyAdvance by integrating the best features from the various builds floating around.

Feature Support

These are libretro features, not frontend or standalone emulator features.

Saves Save states Rewind Netplay Cheats Controllers API Rumble Sensors Camera Location Subsystem API


The libretro port of VBA-M does not support using BIOS image files.


This core has a few options that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is highlighted and in italics:

  • vbam-gamepad (normal/reversed): Choose between the original and a reversed button layout.


The VBA-M core supports one controller setting:

  • VBA-M Joypad: VBA-M Controller

RetroPad VBA-M Joypad
Retro Dpad.png
Retro Y Round.png
Retro X Round.png
Retro B Round.png
Retro A Round.png
Retro L1.png
Retro R1.png
Retro R2.png
Retro R2.png
Retro Left Stick.png
Retro Right Stick.png
Retro L3.png
Retro R3.png
Retro Select.png
Retro Start.png

Compatibility List/General Issues

Main article: [1]

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