If you are like me, than you are a fan of Pokemon Go, but there is just something that doesn’t compete with the nostalgia of playing the good old Pokemon games on GameBoy. If you have an itch to play any of your old favorite GameBoy titles, this is the tutorial for you! This tutorial will show you how to play GameBoy games on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, no Jailbreak required! Supported game titles include GameBoy, GameBoy Color, and Gameboy Advance. If you run into any issues or have any questions along the way, please leave a comment below! And don’t think I’m forgetting about Android users.. check out this separate tutorial:
What You'll Need:
Step 1: Install Tweakbox
Go to http://tweakboxapp.com on your iOS device web browser and click Install Now. Tweakbox is an alternative to jailbreaking your device and provides tweaks and applications that are not typically available on the official Apple App Store.
Step 2: Install profiles
Tweakbox will begin to download and install on your device. Make sure to click install and accept any prompts that pop up. You may have to enter your screen lock passcode to complete installation.
Step 3: Navigate to Tweakbox Apps
Once Tweakbox is installed, open up the app and click on Tweakbox Apps.
Step 4: Install GBA4IOS Emulator
Scroll down until you see GBA4iOS and select it. Alternatively, you can search for it. Click Install. GBA4iOS is the GameBoy emulator we will be utilizing in this tutorial to be able to play the GameBoy games on your device.
Step 5: Configure Settings
Once GBA4iOS is installed on your device, you will have to configure its settings before you can open it. To do this, open Settings, and navigate to the General tab. From there, look for China Mobile Group and click Trust.
Step 6: Install a zip Extractor
In order to extract most GameBoy games that are downloaded online, you will need a ZIP file extractor, as they generally come in compressed ZIP files. For this tutorial, we are using Unzip, which you can install from the Apple App Store. Alternatively, you can use the files app already installed on your device to extract the ZIP archive.
Step 7: Download Gameboy Games
Now, the fun part – downloading all of your old favorite GameBoy games.. oh, the nostalgia! Here a couple websites you can check out to get you started (We are not affiliated with these websites and these links are in no specific order):
Step 8: Extract the ZIP File
Extract the ZIP file that you downloaded on or to your device.
Step 9: Open Game with GBA4IOS
Once the ZIP file is extracted, you can open the extracted file, the GameBoy game file with the emulator. To do this, simply click on the GB, GBC, or GBA file and choose Copy to GBA4iOS. You only have to do this once for each game and then the game will be copied into your game library.
Step 10: Play your Game!
You are all set for a solid old-school gaming sesh right on your iOS device!! This tutorial really could not have been any easier, but should you run into any roadblocks leave a comment below. If this tutorial helped you out at all, show some love in the comments below and please make sure to subscribe to NicksTechVideos on YouTube to be notified when new videos are posted!