GBA File Type- The quick facts
What are GBA files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a GBA 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 GBA file?
The .gba file extension is usually given to files that contain a ROM image of a game that is played on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance portable video game system.
The Game Boy Advance system is a hand-held video game device that is distributed by Nintendo. GBA files include an exact duplicate of the actual Nintendo Game Boy game found on the game cartridge distributed by the game manufacturer.
The GBA file takes the file that is on the game cartridge and stores it in a software format. The game can then be played on a user's computer using a Game Boy emulation software.
How to open GBA files
Important: Different programs may use files with the GBA file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GBA file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different GBA openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 5, 2022
Suggest another file format using extension GBA
While we know of one file format using the .GBA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .GBA file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of GBA files. Remember, different programs may use GBA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.