KiGB – portable emulator for Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Super Gameboy

Last Updated on July 11, 2021

KiGB is an accurate and free portable emulator for Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Super Gameboy.

It is fully compatible with all GB/GBC games, and features several components not usually packaged with basic emulators, including a graphics effects module which allows visual effects like blur to be enabled.

KiGB is the only emulator that emulates the Game Link Cable, this lets you play most 2-player games over a TCP/IP network.

Features include:

  • Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Super Game Boy (SGB and SGB2) emulated.
  • High compatibility and accuracy in graphics, sound and timing.
  • Game Link Cable supported (allows 2 players to play over a TCP/IP network).
  • MBC1, MBC2, MBC3, MBC5, MBC6, MBC7, HuC1, HuC3, Rocket, MMM01, Gameboy Camera and multi-carts supported.
  • All 4 sound channels and digital sound supported (each can be on or off).
  • Graphics on background, window and sprites can be set individually on or off.
  • Battery supported.
  • Real time clock supported.
  • Zipped and gzipped files supported.
  • Screen size: 1×1, 2×2, 3×3 and full screen.
  • Frame skip supported.
  • Joypads/joysticks supported.
  • GameGenie and GameShark cheats supported.
  • Screen dump supported.
  • Save states supported.
  • Close colors as a real Game Boy Color.
  • Input playback supported.
  • Save states and input files are compressed.
  • Battery save, save states and input files are portable across all supported platforms.
  • Default border image supported.
  • Up to 4 players are supported (SGB only).
  • Gameboy Printer supported.
  • Per-game configuration.
  • Sound wave file output.
  • Customizable Gameboy palettes.
  • Adjustable emulation speed (25%, 50%, 100%, 200% and 400%).
  • Graphics filters: Super 2xSaI, Super Eagle, scanline and bilinear.
  • Special effect: sprite shadow (experimental).
  • Special properties of LCD (Mix Frame).
  • Generic flashcart (most public domain, trainers and hacks required this)
  • Demotronic Trick.
  • GBC palettes (default and built-in) for GB mono games.
  • 5-speed auto-fire.
  • Barcode Boy supported (required game: Battle Space).
  • Boot ROM for GB supported (not included).
  • Simulate boot ROM for GBC.

Developer: Ricky Liu, Richard Bannister (port)
License: Freeware


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