List of games with compatibility issues

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This article lists games that have compatibility issues with the emulators used on the FunKey S that may make it difficult or impossible to play them without the modification of the emulator or the game itself. This includes games that need to be patched to function properly, games with emulation issues, games that require hardware that the device's emulators do not support, and games that crash at startup or have significant graphical glitches that render them unplayable. As inaccuracies with the FunKey's GBA emulator, gpSP, cause several games to crash or experience severe graphical glitching, an alternate (though more CPU intensive and slower) GBA emulator exists in the form of a Gmenu2x OPK. As the games on this page are divided into sections based on the glitch that affects them, users searching for specific games should use their browser's text search feature to locate them.

Fully-compatible games[edit | edit source]

This section lists games that are fully-compatible on the FunKey S, having no emulator-caused glitching if the instructions listed in each subsection are followed.

Games with region-specific glitches[edit | edit source]

The following table lists games that have a regional variant that glitches and another that doesn't. For the best experience, it is suggested to use the alternative regional variant listed below.

Name of Game Article System Issue
Digimon Racing Link GBA Freezes soon after launch; use North American version instead of European version
World Class Rugby SNES Graphical glitches; use Japanese version instead of European version

Games that require patching[edit | edit source]

The following table lists games that must be modified to be fully playable on the FunKey S.

Name of Game Article System Patch
Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand Link GBA Link
Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury Link GBA Link
Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu Link GBA Link
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II Link GBA Link
Top Gun: Combat Zones Link GBA Link
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy Link GBA Link

Games that require pre-existing save files[edit | edit source]

The following games crash during their opening sequences, so should be loaded with a pre-existing save (.SAV) file created in an external emulator. Once you load this save file onto the FunKey, navigate to it in the main menu of the game rather than going through the game's opening sequence.

Name of Game Article System
Denki Blocks! Link GBA
Grand Theft Auto Advance Link GBA
Hamtaro : Ham-Ham Heartbreak Link GBA

Games that require adapted controls[edit | edit source]

Due to the multipurposed nature of the Function and Select button, some games are not currently fully-playable using their default control schemes due to interferences between system shortcuts and required button combinations. The following games, while having this issue, remain fully-compatible as they allow the player to modify the controls in-game.

Name of Game Article System Button Combination
Final Fantasy VIII Link GBA L2 + R2

Games that temporarily freeze[edit | edit source]

The following games freeze during opening video sequences. To fix this, simply close and reopen the FunKey S when this occurs and the videos should continue normally.

Name of Game Article System
Hugo: The Evil Mirror Link GBA
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Link GBA

Games with opposing directional button glitches[edit | edit source]

The following table lists games that have one or more glitches that occur when opposing directional buttons are pressed, something that cannot normally be done on original hardware. These glitches rarely affect gameplay substantially or permanently, but remain notable nonetheless.

Name of Game Article System Glitch
Link's Awakening DX The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX GBC Graphical glitches
Wario Land 4 Wario Land 4 GBA Movement glitches

Fully-playable games[edit | edit source]

This section lists games that are fully-playable on the FunKey S, but have a glitch that affects gameplay in some way. Sometimes these glitches are minor, such as transparency flickering or graphical glitches during instances of menu changing, while other glitches are more noticeable, such as slowdown or sporadic crashing. Unlike games listed in the incompatible games section, however, games listed here should be fully-playable from beginning to end without crashing, severe graphical glitches, or severe slowdown. If you find that any list in this article is missing a game or that one of the games listed works as intended, feel free to edit that list yourself or inform the wiki admin!

Games with slowdown[edit | edit source]

Games listed below have light to moderate slowdown, though not sufficiently severe to render them unplayable.

Name of Game Article System
Bloody Roar 2 Link PS1
Dirt Trax FX Link SNES
Dead or Alive Link PS1
Doom Link SNES
Kirby Super Star Link SNES
Star Fox Link SNES
Star Fox 2 Link SNES
Stunt Race FX Link SNES
Tekken 3 Link PS1
Vortex Link SNES
Winter Gold SNES
Yoshi's Island Link SNES

Games with transparency glitches[edit | edit source]

In some games, transparency effects are mimicked by rapidly enabling and disabling a texture overlaying a background, making an object appear transparent if done rapidly enough. Emulation errors and differences in timing can at times diminish the effectiveness of this trick, rendering the flicking more visible than intended, creating a mildly unpleasant effect. Below is a list of games where such a glitch has been found.

Name of Game Article System
Advance Guardian Heroes Link GBA
Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy Link GBA
F-Zero Climax Link GBA
F-Zero: GP Legend Link GBA
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity Link GBA
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Link GBA
Robots Link GBA
The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood GBA
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Link GBA

Games with left edge visual glitching[edit | edit source]

Games listed below have been found to have visual glitching along the left edge of the screen at times. This glitch usually only occurs during certain portions of a game and does not significantly affect gameplay.

Name of Game Article System
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2002 GBA
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Attack of the Twonkies Link GBA

Games with menu-change visual glitches[edit | edit source]

Games listed below have been found to have visual glitching occur during infrequent instances of menu changes. As these glitches only occur during menu changes (and often only once or twice when a game is started for the first time), this type of glitch usually does not affect core gameplay.

Name of Game Article System
2 in 1 Game Pack - Spider-Man + Spider-Man 2 Link GBA
A Sound of Thunder Link GBA
Action Man: Robot Atak Link GBA
Antz Extreme Racing Link GBA
Dark Arena Link GBA
Dr. Muto Link GBA
Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham Link GBA
Garfield and His Nine Lives Link GBA
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Link GBA
Ice Age Link GBA
Kao the Kangaroo Link GBA
Majesco's Sports Pack GBA
Matt Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 Link GBA
Penny Racers GBA
Spider-Man Link GBA
Spider-Man 2 Link GBA
Stadium Games GBA
Yu Yu Hakusho - Ghost Files: Tournament Tactics GBA

Games with sporadic crashing[edit | edit source]

The following games have been found to crash sporadically during gameplay. As there is no set point at which they crash, they are partially compatible, though it is recommended that the alternate, albeit slower, VBA Next emulator be used with these games instead to entirely avoid the risk of crashing. If you decide to play these games in the default gpSP emulator, be sure to create regular save states as a means of reloading in case a crash does occur.

Name of Game Article System
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Link GBA
Metal Slug Advance Link GBA
SimCity 2000 Link GBA
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Link GBA

Games with other graphical glitches[edit | edit source]

The following games have graphical glitches that do not fit into any graphical glitch category above. Graphical glitches in the following games range from barely to extremely noticeable, but none prevent the player from playing the game. Should you find the graphical glitches in any of the GBA games listed below to be too severe, an alternative option is to play them in the slower, but more compatible, VBA Next emulator.

Name of Game Article System Severity
Casper Link GBA Mild
Disney's Kim Possible 3: Team Possible Link GBA Severe
Donkey Kong Link GB Medium
Happy Feet Link GBA Severe
Inspector Gadget: Advance Mission Link GBA Mild
Island Xtreme Stunts Link GBA Mild
Jumping Flash! 2 Link PS1 Medium
Lizzie McGuire 2 - Lizzie Diaries Special Edition GBA Severe
Lufia: The Ruins of Lore Link GBA Medium
Monster House Link GBA Severe
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Link GBA Medium
Phantasy Star Collection Link GBA Medium
Pinball Tycoon GBA Medium
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Link GBA Mild
Rayman 3 Link GBA Medium
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Link GBA Medium
Stuntman Link GBA Mild
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival Link GBA Mild
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis Link GBA Mild
Teen Titans 2 GBA Severe
The Hobbit Link GBA Mild
Tomb Raider: The Prophecy Link GBA Medium
Trick Star GBA Mild
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames! Link GBA Mild

Games with other issues[edit | edit source]

The following games have issues described in the fourth column that cannot be categorized in any of the categories above.

Name of Game Article System Issue
Air Hockey (Homebrew) Link GBA Crashes when match ends; restart required
Game Boy Advance Video (Series) Link GBA Games that don't crash immediately are at risk of crashing if one of various options are selected

Incompatible games[edit | edit source]

Games listed below either do not run at all on the FunKey S or cannot be normally played beyond a certain point due to either a glitch or unemulated hardware. While the lists are sizeable, note that the number of games that function normally with little to no glitching is far higher, so if a game isn't listed below it will most likely run on the FunKey S. If you find that a game functions on the FunKey S but has a glitch of some sort, consult one of the lists above to see if that game is listed. If you find that a game is missing from any list in this article, please inform the the wiki admin.

Games that require unemulated hardware[edit | edit source]

The following table lists games that cannot be played on the FunKey S due to the requirement of hardware that the FunKey S does not currently emulate.

Name of Game Article System Requires
Alien Resurrection Link PS1 Dual Analog Controller
Ape Escape Link PS1 DualShock Controller
Barker Bill's Trick Shooting Link NES NES Zapper Controller
Battle Clash Link SNES Super Scope Controller
Bazooka Blitzkrieg SNES Super Scope Controller
Chee-Chai Alien Link GBC IR Sensor
Command Master GBC Accelerometer
Destructive SNES Super Scope Controller
Dokapon 3-2-1 SNES Multitap Peripheral
Duck Hunt Link NES NES Zapper Controller
Freedom Force Link NES NES Zapper Controller
Game de Hakken!! Tamagotchi - Osutchi to Mesutchi GB External Speaker
Ganso Pachinko Ou SNES Pachinko Controller
Get in the Hole SNES Infrared Golfing Controller
Gumshoe Link NES NES Zapper Controller
Hogan's Alley Link NES NES Zapper Controller
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble Link GBC Accelerometer
Koro Koro Puzzle - Happy Panechu! Link GBA Accelerometer
Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge Link SNES Super Scope Controller
Miracle Piano Teaching System Link NES Keyboard Controller
SNES
Ore no Ryouri Link PS1 Dual Analog Controller
Pocket Family GBC External Speaker and IR Sensor
Pocket Family GB2 GBC External Speaker and IR Sensor
Robopon Link GBC External Speaker and IR Sensor
Shooting Range Link NES NES Zapper Controller
Super Scope 6 Link SNES Super Scope Controller
To the Earth Link NES NES Zapper Controller
WarioWare: Twisted! Link GBA Accelerometer ("tiltfix" patch is not an adequate replacement under all scenarios)
Wild Gunman Link NES NES Zapper Controller
X-Zone Link SNES Super Scope Controller
Yoshi's Safari Link SNES Super Scope Controller
Zok Zok Heroes GBC Shake Sensor

Games with incompatible control schemes[edit | edit source]

Due to the multipurposed nature of the Function and Select button, the following games are currently not fully-playable due to the interference of system shortcuts with button combinations required for gameplay.

Name of Game Article System Button Combination
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django Link GBA Select + Shoulder buttons
Boktai 3: Sabata's Counterattack GBA Select + Shoulder buttons
Metal Gear Solid Link PS1 L2 + Directional buttons
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions Link PS1 L2 + Directional buttons
Treasures in the Deep Link PS1 Select + Action buttons
Select + Trigger Buttons
Shoulder Buttons + Trigger Buttons
L + R
L2 + R2

Games that are unplayable[edit | edit source]

The following table lists games that are unplayable in the emulators currently used on the FunKey S due to emulation issues. Most GBA games listed below, except those highlighted in yellow, can be instead played in the alternative (though more CPU intensive and slower) GBA emulator VBA Next. While there is currently no alternative SNES emulator, the SNES emulator used by the FunKey S has a comparatively higher compatibility rate than the GBA emulator, with many of the incompatibilities listed below being due to the use of SNES enhancement chips in certain games. If you find that the list is missing a game or that one of the games listed works as intended, feel free to edit the list yourself or inform the wiki admin!

Excluding GBA Video and Classic NES (Famicom Mini) games, at least 81 licensed games are incompatible with the FunKey S due to emulation inaccuracies. Additionally, 6 homebrew releases have been found to be incompatible as well. The combined 87 games are on the following systems:

NES           3
GBC          1
GB           1
GBA         61
SNES         21
Name of Game Article System Issue
2 Games in 1 - Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku I & II Link GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
A.S.P. Air Strike Patrol Link SNES Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Activision Anthology Link GBA Crashes when a game is selected
Arkanoid Link NES Cannot move paddle left or right
Aryol SNES Immediately crashes to launcher
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge Link GBA Crashes to BIOS soon after launch
Battle Picross (Homebrew) Link GBA Crashes to launcher immediately
Big Mutha Truckers Link GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Bishoujo Wrestler Retsuden - Blizzard Yuki Rannyuu!! SNES Immediately crashes to launcher
Classic NES Series Bomberman Link GBA Immediately crashes to launcher
Castlevania
Donkey Kong
Dr. Mario
Excitebike
Ice Climber
Metroid
Pac-Man
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Xevious
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Curious George Link GBA Crashes immediately
Dead to Rights Link GBA Crashes immediately
DemiKids: Dark Version GBA Crashes to launcher when a battle starts
DemiKids: Light Version GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Dirt Racer Link SNES Crashes soon after launch
Doom II Link GBA Crashes soon after launch
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku Link GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Elite Link NES Extreme graphical glitches
Elite (Homebrew) Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches
Famicom Mini Balloon Fight Link GBA Immediately crashes to launcher
Clu Clu Land
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen
Dig Dug
Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo
Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha
Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū
Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kamigami
Kidou Senshi Z Gundam: Hot Scramble
Makai Mura
Mappy
Mario Bros.
Nazo no Murasame Jō
SD Gundam World: Gachapon Senshi Scramble Wars
Shin Oni Ga Shima
Star Soldier
Super Mario Bros. 2
Takashi Meijin no Bouken Jima
TwinBee
Wrecking Crew
Game Boy Advance Video Cartoon Network Collection - Platinum Edition Link GBA Crashes immediately
Cartoon Network Collection - Premium Edition
Cartoon Network Collection - Special Edition
Shark Tale
Shrek
Shrek + Shark Tale
Shrek 2
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Yugi vs. Joey
Global Star - Sudoku Fever GBA Crashes to launcher when any mode is selected
Golden Sun: The Lost Age Link GBA Crashes to BIOS soon after prologue sequence
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Link GBA Returns to language select menu soon after launch
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup Link GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Hayazashi Nidan Morita Shougi 2 SNES Crashes once gameplay begins
Hello Kitty Collection - Miracle Fashion Maker GBA Crashes immediately
Hudson Best Collection Vol. 1 - Bomberman Collection GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Vol. 2 - Lode Runner Collection
Vol. 3 - Action Collection
Vol. 4 - Nazotoki Collection
Vol. 5 - Shooting Collection
Vol. 6 - Bouken-Jima Collection Crashes to BIOS soon after launch
Iridion II Link GBA Immediately crashes to launcher
James Pond 2: Codename: Robocod Link GBA Crashes after selecting a language
Kakinoki Shougi SNES Crashes once gameplay begins
LvR (Homebrew) Link GBA Crashes to BIOS soon after launch
Madden NFL 06 Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches before crashing to launcher
Madden NFL 07 Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches before crashing to launcher
Madden NFL 2002 Link GBA Crashes immediately
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Link GBA Crashes to BIOS soon after launch
Mario Tennis: Power Tour Link GBA Crashes to BIOS soon after launch
Maya the Bee: Sweet Gold GBA Crashes to launcher soon after selecting language
Metal Max 2 Kai Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches
Minority Report: Everybody Runs Link GBA Immediately crashes to launcher
Momotarou Dentetsu HAPPY SNES Crashes to launcher soon after launch
MSXAdvance (Homebrew) Link GBA Crashes immediately
My Animal Centre in Africa Link GBA Crashes soon after launch
NBA Jam 2002 Link GBA Crashes immediately
NEScape! (Homebrew) Link NES Crashes immediately due to mapper incompatibility
Payback Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches and slowdown
Power Drive Link SNES Extreme graphical glitches
Premier Action Soccer GBA Immediately crashes to launcher
Radical Psycho Machine Racing Link SNES Immediately crashes to launcher
Rayman Raving Rabbids Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches before crashing
Rocky Link GBA Freezes immediately
Scrabble Blast! GBA Extreme graphical glitches
SD Gundam GX SNES Crashes immediately
Shin Shougi Club SNES Crashes once gameplay begins
Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures Link GBA Data cannot be read
Shrek Smash n' Racing Link GBA Crashes immediately
Smash Tennis SNES Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon Link GBA Severe slowdown
Star Wars: The New Droid Army Link GBA Severe slowdown; eventually crashes to launcher
Steel Empire Link GBA Crashes immediately
Street Racing Syndicate Link GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special SNES Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Super Formation Soccer 94: World Cup Edition Link SNES Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Super Formation Soccer 94: World Cup Final Data Link SNES Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Super Power League 4 SNES Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Super Monkey Ball Jr. Link GBA Crashes immediately
Syvalion Link SNES Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Taito Variety Pack GBC Mapper incompatibility causes extreme graphical glitches
Taxi 3 GBA Extreme graphical glitches
Teen Titans Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches before crashing to launcher
Tengai Makyō Zero Link SNES Crashes to launcher soon after launch
The Invincible Iron Man Link GBA Immediately crashes to launcher
The Sims 2: Pets Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches
The Sum of All Fears Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches
TI-83 Emulator (Homebrew) Link GBA Built-in ROM does not load
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches and golf ball does not stop rolling
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Link GBA Extreme graphical glitches
Top Gear 3000 Link SNES Freezes soon after launch with extreme graphical glitches
Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Ultimate Arcade Games GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Ultimate Puzzle Games GBA Crashes to launcher soon after launch
Winter Sports GBA Crashes after selecting language
Yoshi Link GB Cannot start game from main menu
Yū Yū Hakusho SNES Immediately crashes to launcher
Yū Yū Hakusho: Tokubetsu Hen SNES Immediately crashes to launcher

The following games appear to function correctly at first, but have been reported to eventually crash. If further testing confirms this, they will be moved to the main list above. If further testing disproves this, they will be removed from this list.

Name of Game Article System Reported issue
Drill Dozer Link GBA Crashes late into the game (needs to be tested)
Golden Sun Link GBA Crashes late into the game (needs to be tested)
Sword of Mana Link GBA Crashes late into the game (needs to be tested)