If you’ve been floating around the interwebs in the last week or so, there’s a good chance the name GBA4iOS has crossed your vision more than once. A Gameboy Advance emulator for the iPhone and iPad, GBA4iOS works flawlessly. Better yet, it’s an easy install that doesn’t require jailbreaking, and it has a direct pipeline to a ROM store built right into it. For fans of emulation, it’s a pocket dream come true.
Emulation, of course, is a touchy subject. The legality around it scream “grey market” at best. But regardless of your feelings on the subject, you have to admit that GBA4iOS is a technical marvel – especially when compared to all of the mediocre GBA emulators that have tried to sneak onto your iOS devices in recent years. And it’s install method – requiring nothing more than visiting a website and changing the date on your phone – is a wonder in and of itself.
With all of that magic under the hood, there must be some crazy team of coders and hackers working around the clock to get this thing together, right? Actually – it’s just one high school student with a passion for apps and retro gaming. Read more »