How to Download Retro Games onto Your Computer

Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance (GBA) still remains one of the most popular retro consoles of all time. Every day, lots of users try to find old GBA games to play on their computers and Android devices. If you are one of them, you may find our article particularly helpful, since we are going to tell you how to get the most popular Game Boy Advance ROMs from the most reliable online sources right onto your PC. Ready to enjoy retro classics? Let’s start, then!

Using RomsMode

After installing the nice emulator that can support your future GBA games, you may proceed to downloading ROMs.

To spare you unnecessary fuss, we recommend that you go straight to RomsMode, the website that host a plethora of popular games for most popular retro consoles.

Next, search for the desired game on the website. Just type its name into the search bar in the middle of your page, click on “Search,” and wait for the results to immerge.

You can also scroll down the webpage and click on the console name in order to view the list of the game available for this system.


If you click on GBA, you will be able to navigate through the long list of the games designed for this console until you find the one (or, maybe, not just one) you would love to play on your emulator.

To download the selected ROM file, don’t hesitate to press yellow “Download Now.”

Next, you will be prompted to enter the verification code consisting of 4 digits into the corresponding box. When you are done, the download process should begin.

In a minute, you will get a new ROM file to your computer. Unpack the archive and start enjoying retro classics!

Using EmuParadise

EmuParadise is another online source offering ROM files which is worth being mentioned. There is a wide range of emulators and retro games you will want to download. The procedure of downloading GBA or any other ROM file is quite similar to that described in the previous “Using RomsMode” section.

So, you should visit the EmuParadise official website first thing.

On the main page of the site, you will find the “ROMs, ISOs & Games” section you will need to access. Under this section, start looking for the GBA game you would like to play. Don’t hesitate to scroll down the list of various retro systems until you see something worthy of your attention. In our case, it’s Nintendo GBA ROMs.

Click on the corresponding link, then.

You will be offered to click on the first letter of the game you are looking for. So, if you’re eager to reunite with your favorite Pokémon, you will need to select the “P” letter.

Then, you’ll be presented with the list of the games starting with the chosen letter. Scroll down until you see the preferred Pokémon version.

Once you find the necessary game, click on its name.

  • It would be a wise choice to select the game that has your country listed next to it, provided that you’re given the choice, of course.

After choosing the game, you will see the “Downloads Link” option at the top of your window. Make sure to select it.

  • As a rule, they provide you with one link only.

You also will be asked to type the verification information into the “Answer Box.”

Then, you should select the “Verify and Download” option in the middle of the webpage.

After all those manipulations, you will be able to click the download link that should appear at the top of the window. It should resemble the name of the ROM file you want to download.

Wait a while until the new file is saved to your comp.

Congratulations! At this point you can play the new game using your emulator.

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