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A yellow, Pikachu-themed Game Boy Color. (Credit:Wikimedia Commons/Xabi Vazquez)Wikimedia Commons/Xabi Vazquez

If you grew up during the 2000's, chances are that you had one of Nintendo's Game Boys. It could have been a simple Game Boy Color or the more powerful Game Boy Advance. As with all things, most of us either gave the console away or traded it in for something more modern.

However, if you still yearn to play Pokemon Crystal or Advance Wars on your Android smartphone, here's a simple method to do just that.

Step 1: Get an Emulator

Users will have to get an emulator on their Android smartphone. A good option happens to be My Boy! Free - GBA Emulator. It's available on the Google Play Store here. This app can handle Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color titles.

Step 2: Get the Games

Freeroms happens to be a great place to get GBA and GBC ROMS. There are actual games here and you're going to have to download them onto your smartphone.
Make sure you pick only GBA or GBC games and nothing else. There should be a download link on each page, which should give you access to the ROM.

Step 3: Load Up the Game

Fire up your emulator app on your smartphone. You'll have to choose a ROM right away. Browse through the file browser in the app and pick your game's ROM. After this, the game will load up and you'll be good to go.

We recommend holding your phone in the same way that you would hold a GBC. This is because the app does offer a bigger picture size when the phone is tilted horizontally, but some controls and buttons don't work in this orientation. So stick with vertical orientation for the best experience.

Did this guide work for you? Let us know in the comments section below.