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Over the weekend, a new Game Boy Advance emulator threw its hat into the ring, promising "highly accurate" emulation in comparison to existing software, like mGBA, VBA, and NanoBoyAdvance.

SkyEmu, as this new emulator is called, is the work of two primary contributors - SkylerSaleh and Powerlated - and appears to be a fresh way to experience your favourite Game Boy Advance games. The emulator comes complete with the ability to rewind and fast forward your games, contains up to four save slots with screenshot previews, and can also be played in a browser.

However, the biggest draw, as highlighted first by GamesRadar, is arguably going to be its accuracy when compared to other Game Boy Advance emulators.

You see, along with all the necessary instructions, SkyEmu published an interesting comparison between itself and other Game Boy Advance emulators, demonstrating its ability to work along with more difficult-to-emulate games.

According to this comparison, whereas other emulators struggle to pass muster, especially in regards to titles like Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones or Iridion 3D, SkyEmu seems to be more than capable of handling them. And that's apparently not all, with its creators also saying they have also tested the emulator on hundreds of GBA ROMs with no major problems so far.

This is really promising news, but as GamesRadar notes, it's important to remind folks that accuracy isn't always everything when it comes to emulating old games. This is because some creators often ditch aspects of the original GBA hardware in order to make games run more efficiently across a wider variety of devices. Nevertheless, this new emulator will allow more people to experience older games as they were originally intended, without an abundance of issues, which seems a noble cause in our books.

Have you tried SkyEmu yet? If so, what did you think? Leave a comment and let us know!

[source github.com, via gamesradar.com]