GB File

What are GB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GB file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a GB file?

GB files have multiple uses, and Nintendo Game Boy ROM is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Nintendo Game Boy ROM File

Files that contain the .gb file extension usually contain a ROM image of a game from a Game Boy game cartridge. The Game Boy is a portable gaming device introduced by Nintendo in 1989.

The GB file holds an exact copy of the data from the game cartridge of an associated Game Boy game. The GB file is stored in a read-only ROM format. This file can be used to play the associated game on a Mac or PC. However, to play the game, the user must have the proper emulation software installed on their hard drive.

How to open GB files

We have identified 2 GB openers that are compatible with this specific type of GB file.

Programs that open Nintendo Game Boy ROM files

Last updated: May 31, 2022

More file formats using the GB extension

Through our research of GB files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • GenBank Gene Sequence Record

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of GB files. Remember, different programs may use GB files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
SimCitySimCityUser submitted
BioEditBioEditUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
SnapGene ViewerSnapGene ViewerUser submitted
Vector NTI AdvanceVector NTI AdvanceUser submitted
Vector NTIVector NTIUser submitted
DiplomaDiplomaUser submitted
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Serial ClonerSerial ClonerUser submitted

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