Nintendo request GBA4iOS, Game Boy emulator, be removed from web

On May 14, 2014


The team behind the HUGELY popular GBA4iOS has been forced to remove their emulator from the web after Nintendo filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request, this according to a tweet from creator Riley Testut

He states that while the app will continue to function on iOS devices new downloads will be stopped as well as the in-app ROM downloads “temporarily being suspended.”

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If you are unfamiliar with the App it is in essence a GBA emulator allowing users to play Game Boy games on their iOS devices, as well as download games directly within the app. The app was notable for bypassing Apple App Store restrictions by being installed directly on devices through a website download link.

There are still other emulators on the net, perhaps the most notable being the NDS4iOS‘ Nintendo DS emulator for iOS devices, it still remains to be seen just how long these will remain available.