My Boy! - GBA Pokemon Emulator for Everyone
If you've been frequenting my blog, then you know I love to play old games. Here you'll find reviews for old emulators and game ports. I've also reviewed several emulators for Androids that will let you play your favorite Gameboy games. In line with this, I am going to review My Boy! which is a popular GBA emulator for Android phones and tablets.
You can find the My Boy! on the Google Play Store and it will let you play nearly all GBA ROMs without a fuss. It is equipped with some pretty nice features that you can find in the VBA Link emulator (which is for playing Pokemon games on Windows). It will not only let you save or load your game any time but it will also provide you with options like controlling the game speed and frame rates. Although these options may seem like cheats to a die-hard GBA Pokemon fan, they are actually a life saver because you can skip or pass levels that would have been hard to do at normal speeds.
My Boy! lets you connect two devices together which is fantastic if you like to play Pokemon games and trade Pokemon with your friends. You can get those Pokemon that "evolve on trade" as well as enjoy multi-player games with another person. This is not possible on emulators that do not support network play over WiFi or local network linking of games.
This emulator does its best to be efficient in utilizing battery life and you have the option to turn off the phone's sensors so you can further save power.
The emulator controls are likewise customizable. What that means is you can change locations as well as decrease or increase button sizes. But that's not all, you can also switch on an option that will enable you to press 2 buttons concurrently by pressing the space in between them. This option can be quite useful if you are playing some arcade games.
My Boy! also works well for those who love adding cheats because it can support all kinds of cheat files. You can buy the premium version for $4.99 at Play Store but there's also a free version. Take note that the free one does not have some of the options offered in the Premium. If you're a hardcore GBA fan, use the free version because you won't really use many of the premium features.
Download either version from Pokemon Emulator.com
Q: My favorite Pokemon game?
A: I would have to go with Pokemon FireRed!
Pokemon can never be denied that they have incredibly conquered the American market and hypnotized millions of kids to buy them. It started in 1998 where children across the world have embraced this phenomenon. Parents on the other hand, have been spending too much on this stuff just for the love and satisfaction of their kids. I am sure that those who were born during the 90’s would agree with what I am saying. Like me, your childhood way back then has also been influenced by this phenomenon too. You have been creating a Pokemon savvy out of yourself and consider it as part of your childhood. Who among of the 90’s babies that were not engrossed by the GAMEBOY original Pokemon Red and later in their teens by the GBA remake Pokemon Fire Red Version? If there exists to be one, though I hate to be mean, but I think that kid was lacking a part of its own childhood career. To all haters, you must agree with me that this game has become the greatest phenomenon that was ever created by Game Freak. Well, thanks to Satoshi Tajiri and his team for a job well done that will never lose the hearts of many kids and even the older ones.