VBA Next

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VBA Next
Core info
License GPLv2
Extensions gba

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


VBA-Next is a Game Boy Advance emulator based on VBA-M 2011 with backported patches for performance and compatibility improvements.

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


VBA Next optionally supports using the following BIOS image file for operation:

  • gba_bios.bin (Game Boy Advance Image)


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

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


The VBA Next core supports one controller setting:

  • VBA Next Joypad: VBA Next Controller
RetroPad VBA Next 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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