Can I play SMW Rom Hacks on my GBA?

Discussion in 'Other Handhelds' started by Eastonator12, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Eastonator12

    Eastonator12 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 16, 2016
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    I want to play a IPS patched SMW rom on my GBA. I have tried PocketSNES, but when I load the game with a EZFLASH IV, it glitches out BIG time. Is there another way? thanks
  2. Jayro

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    Yes, if the rom hacks were made using the GBA version of SMW.
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    For the record it is better to spell out a game name at least once in your post/title. Most people answering this question here probably know but at least think of those that search after you, and not all threads will be like this one.

    The GBA SNES emulators are more proof of concept than something you can really get to and play with. Certainly there were some games you could enjoy on them but by and large it is not something you will want to do. Off the top of my head I can't remember how good Super Mario World ever got with any of the GBA SNES emulators either.

    Going further many hacks of Mario games for the SNES are known to be... creative with their approach to hardware and may not even work outside certain, older and somewhat inaccurate, PC emulators.

    So yeah Jayro's somewhat glib response is probably the better way to get things done here, and it would probably be about as much work as you imagine.