App Review: Gameboid – Take Yourself Back a Few Years

Advertisement
Advertisement

GameBoid is an application by the developer yongzh. This same developer brought us and continues to support emulators such as Nesoid and Gensoid. The quality of all of these emulators (which I highly recommend checking out) is superb, and GameBoid is no exception.

When you first fire up GameBoid, you will find that it asks you to specify gba_bios.bin. This can easily be found on numerous sites. The developer even includes a link in the application to download ROMs. Once you have the game of your choice on your SD card, just select it and you're ready to play. The highly configurable controls of GameBoid are fantastic. Even the onscreen controls work flawlessly. On 2.0+ devices, multitouch works perfectly. On my Nexus One I had no problems at all. Don't have a fancy eclair phone on you? You can use the trackball instead! Or, if you're feeling adventurous, you can go ahead and use the accelerometer. All of the hardware buttons are also programable. This means that even the volume rocker can be turned into something useful. This combination of tools makes your gaming experience almost perfect. The application also includes screenshot and save functions that work flawlessly. After getting this application, I found myself playing Yoshi's Island for hours.

GameBoid is just stellar all around. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys Gameboy Advance games. You won't be disappointed with this application.

Advertisement

Pros:

smooth gameplay at high frame-rate
easy to use settings
includes link to ROM site so you can download games
updated very often
Multi-Touch on 2.0+ devices
save function
screenshot function
mappable virtual and physical keys

Things I'd Like to See:

Advertisement

nicer looking UI

Share this page

Copyright ©2010 Android Headlines. All Rights Reserved.

This post may contain affiliate links. See our privacy policy for more information.
Advertisement
CEO / Publisher / Owner

Chris founded and started Androidheadlines.com website in 2009 and grew it into the international success it is today and is the CEO of the business today. Chris has been an entrepreneur most of his life running several businesses, startups and worked in the website technology Industry since 1998. His skills and assets are Business, Finance, Emerging Technology and the Mobile Industry including everything Android and Google related and more. Contact him at [email protected]

View Comments