The Palm Pre is capable of playing 3D FPS classics like Doom and Quake, but now it’s time to go retro with VisualBoyAdvance for WebOS – a GameBoy Advance emulator.
The VisualBoyAdvance emulator is available for many platforms and now it has arrived at WebOS and the Palm Pre. It’s a work in progress, but it will handle all the classic GameBoy and GameBoy Color games without a hitch.
Playing GameBoy Advance games is hit or miss – here’s a table that lists the game speed for a lot of games. Speeds range from the acceptable 80-100% to about 50%, which makes the game unplayable, but disabling the sound gives the emulator a bit of a speed boost. However I expect that on the wimpier Palm Pixi GameBoy Advance games will be unplayable.
Some of the games work quiet well however, like Mario Cart:
The latest version 1.1.1 has skin support and touchscreen controls, auto-save, loading ROMs from a ZIP file, custom game controls and other features.