Mednafen Emulator for PC (GameBoy Advance): Download & Install

Mednafen is a GameBoy Advance Emulator for Computer, so it will allow us to play GameBoy Advance games on our PC completely free of charge. The main feature to highlight in Mednafen emulator is that it allows us to emulate a large number of consoles, especially Nintendo, among them we will have the NES, SNES, GameBoy Advance, GameBoy and many more. It also has a large number of configuration options.


Name Mednafen
O.S. Windows
Consoles NES, SNES, GameBoy Advance …
Size 13.5 MB

Download Mednafen Emulator

Download Mednafen Free for your PC

To download Mednafen for PC you must follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the file from the button above.
  2. In case you are asked for confirmation, confirm the download of unknown origin.
  3. Wait for the download to complete.
  4. If the downloaded file is in .zip or .rar format, you will have to unzip it.
  5. Once we have unzipped the contents, we look for an .exe file (the installer) in the folder.
  6. Run the .exe file.
  7. We will follow the installation instructions.

How to install Mednafen Emulator?

To install Mednafen on your computer you will need to follow the instructions below:

  1. Before proceeding with the installation we will make sure that we are running the process on a compatible operating system.
  2. Once the installation file has been executed, follow the instructions of the installer.
  3. Select the option to create a shortcut, so you can run the emulator from the desktop.
  4. Once the installation is finished, you can go to the desktop and click on the corresponding icon to enjoy Mednafen.

Downloading and Installing Games in Mednafen Emulator

The vast majority of emulators are just that: an emulator. To put a comparison is like when you buy a console, you simply have the device in question. However, to play both on a console and on an emulator we also need the games. To do this we will have to get what is known as ROMs (is the format of the games for Emulators) that really come to be the original games of each console, in this case of the GameBoy Advance is a compatible format and executable by the emulator. Once we have these files we will only have to run the emulator, and in the toolbar look for an option that puts open file or open ROM.