SNES Emulator on GBA?

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  1. Sno206
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    Just wondering if there is a decent emulator for GBA that anyone can recommend, or if its even possible?

    A few hits on google show private projects from people that claim to do it, but id rather check here before downloading from somewhere I don't trust. Most of the search just brings up info on emulation of both SNES and GBA but running for other systems which I do not want, I specifically want this to be for my GBA. I know this will probably be the best place to ask for a definitive answer either way.


    My goal would be to play a few games I never got the chance to play on my snes on my Gameboy Micro (Chrono Trigger, Secret Of Mana maybe one or two other games that did not get ported over).

    Any help would be great.

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  2. Localhorst86

    Localhorst86 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The GBA is simply to underpowered to emulate SNES properly. That being said, there was a POC by Loopy once:

    http://www.pocketsnes.net/
     
  3. BARNWEY

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    It's too underpowered, though many SNES games were ported to the GBA anyways...
     
  4. Sno206
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    Thanks guys, I'll check out pocketsnes, I had seen that but it did sound unstable but must be as good as its going to get.

    Cheers
     
  5. Dodain47

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    You should also take a look at Snes Advance. It builds upon pocketsnes and has improved compability. Download link.
     
  6. GreatCrippler

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    There's also Snezzi... They're all very limited, but I have half a dozen games or so that I can play more or less ok.
     
  7. Dodain47

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    Good old snezzi. It´s a pitty pocketheaven is down. Had lots of backroundinformation and back ups.
     
  8. Seliph

    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    I'm pretty sure that if the 3ds can't run snes games perfectly the GBA certainly won't be able to
     
  9. Dodain47

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    Yeah, it´s more of a proof of concept from back in the day.
     
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  10. FAST6191

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    Barring stuff like https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2011...-3ghz-quest-to-build-a-perfect-snes-emulator/ and even accounting for the 3ds being a bit crap I am not sure how Nintendo et al manage to hose up SNES emulation to the extent they have.

    @ OP I should say there are good PCE/TG16 emulators for the GBA. If your favourite 16 bit game did not get ported to the GBA in some fashion (and still be worth playing if it did) then do check to see if a PCE version exists.
     
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