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Nintendo Game Boy Advance (GBA) Reverse Engineering

Edit on Github | Updated: 17th May 2024

Nintendo Game Boy Advance Reverse Engineering

Welcome to our page dedicated to Game Boy Advance reverse engineering! The Game Boy Advance was a popular handheld gaming console that was released in 2001, and has since become a favorite of gamers around the world.

If you’re interested in learning more about the technical aspects of this console and how it works, you’ve come to the right place. On this page, we’ve compiled a list of links to other pages that cover various topics related to Game Boy Advance reverse engineering.

Whether you’re interested in understanding the hardware architecture of the console, analyzing game code, or exploring the many mods and hacks that have been created by enthusiasts over the years, you’ll find a wealth of resources and information on the pages we’ve linked to.

So grab your Game Boy Advance, and get ready to dive into the exciting world of Game Boy Advance reverse engineering!

Hardware Architecture

Copetti.org has an excellent page on the hardware Architecture of the Game Boy Advance, it is also a great introduction to the system:

Game Boy Advance Architecture - A Practical Analysis

Check out this excellent introduction to the GBA hardware

GBA AGS-CPU-11 Hardware Schematics

The GameBoy Advance uses a 32-bit RISC CPU (ARM7TDMI) running at 16.78 MHz known as the AGS-CPU-11, for really low level detail for how this CPU works at a hardware level check out the Schematics:

gb-schematics/AGS-CPU-11.pdf at master · Gekkio/gb-schematics · GitHub


Development Kits (Hardware)

Game Boy Advance (AGB) Development Kit Hardware

For more information on the GBA Development Kit hardware check out this post.


Software Development Kits (SDK)

Music Library (M4A)

M4A Music Library for Game Boy Advance (GBA)

For more information on the GBA Music SDK check out this post.

SDK Demos

Game Boy Advance SDK Demos

For more information on the GBA SDK Demo games check out this post.


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