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4. Playing Classic Console Games > Play Classic Systems on the GBA

Play Classic Systems on the GBA

Embark on retro adventures using your Game Boy Advance.

Considering that it shipped in early 2001 for under a hundred bucks, the Game Boy Advance is a pretty powerful piece of hardware. It’s so powerful in fact, that you can actually use it to emulate other classic gaming consoles. And indeed, many such emulators are available online.

“But wait,” you interrupt. “Why would I want to run an emulator within an emulator?” You’re right: the only reason you’d want to emulate a system within another emulator is for the pure hacker spirit of seeing if it can be done. And I’m sure there are quite a few people reading this right now to whom that sounds perfectly reasonable. But there is a goal here for even the casual hacker—by using rewriteable flash cartridges [Hack #46] , you can run the emulators and ROMs on your actual Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, or even a Nintendo GameCube equipped with a Game Boy Player attachment.


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