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.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WinDS PROWinDS PROUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
VBA-M - A VisualBoyAdvance ForkVBA-M - A VisualBoyAdvance ForkUser submitted
VisualBoyAdvance emulatorVisualBoyAdvance emulatorUser submitted
GB/C/A emulatorGB/C/A emulatorUser submitted
uTorrentuTorrentUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
iPhoneBrowseriPhoneBrowserUser submitted
DolphinDolphinUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GBA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with GBA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!