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Game Boy Color


The Game Boy Color was an 8 bit handheld gaming console released by Nintendo in 1998. Pokemon Yellow anyone?

Emulator Rom Folder Extension BIOS Controller Config
lr-gambatte gbc .7z .gbc .zip gbc_bios.bin (optional) /opt/retropie/configs/gbc/retroarch.cfg
lr-tgbdual gbc .7z .gbc .zip none /opt/retropie/configs/gb/retroarch.cfg
lr-mgba gbc .7z .gb .zip gbc_bios.bin (optional), sgb_bios.bin (optional) /opt/retropie/configs/gbc/retroarch.cfg

Emulators: lr-gambatte, lr-tgbdual, lr-mgba

lr-gambatte is the prefered single-player emulator, while lr-tgbdual runs two instances of the same game for either two-player link cable games or parallel play on the same system.

lr-mgba is a modern emulator that aims to be fast and accurate, supports local cable games, external BIOS, Super Game Boy emulation, among many other features. It also emulates [[Game Boy]] and [[Game Boy Advance]].


Accepted File Extensions: .7z .gbc .zip

Place your Game Boy Color ROMs in



lr-gambatte can load external BIOS for Game Boy Color (gbc_bios.bin).

lr-mgba can load external BIOS for Game Boy Color (gbc_bios.bin) and Super Game Boy (sgb_bios.bin).

Place these BIOS in


The correct MD5 for gbc_bios.bin is dbfce9db9deaa2567f6a84fde55f9680 and for sgb_bios.bin is d574d4f9c12f305074798f54c091a8b4


Both emulators utilise Retroarch configurations

Add custom retroarch controls to the retroarch.cfg file in


For more information on custom RetroArch controls see: RetroArch Configuration