Mednafen is a great multi-system emulator which uses lower computer resource and has many advanced features,it supports save states,take screen snapshots and has the ability to remap hotkey functions and virtual system inputs to a keyboard, a joystick, or both simultaneously.

It emulates:

* Atari Lynx
* GameBoy
* GameBoy Color
* GameBoy Advance
* NES
* PC Engine (TurboGrafx 16)
* PC-FX
* SuperGrafx
* NeoGeo Pocket, NeoGeo Pocket Color
* WonderSwan

Easy to install in Ubuntu:

Open terminal from Applications->Accessories menu and execute:

sudo apt-get install mednafen

Use Mednafen

Right click on your GBA or FC game file and select “Properties”,then click Add in “Open with” tab and type mednafen in the bottom box.

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Now,you can double click to open the game.Press F1 to see help menu,F2 to set up a command key,Alt+Shift+n(n=1~5) to configure hotkeys,F5 to save states,F7 to load states,F9 to take screenshots,F12/Esc to quit and so on.
To configure the resolution,use gedit ~/.mednafen/mednafen.cfg command and change the section looks like this:

;Full-screen horizontal resolution.
nes.xres 640
;Full-screen vertical resolution.
nes.yres 480
;The scaling factor for the X axis.
nes.xscale 2
;The scaling factor for the Y axis.
nes.yscale 2
;The scalingfactor for the X axis in fullscreen mode.
nes.xscalefs 2
;The scaling factor for the Y axis in fullscreen mode.
nes.yscalefs 2
;Enable scanlines with specified transparency.
nes.scanlines 0

Now,enjoy!

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