Best GBA ROM cartridge (and best source)?

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Thelucario21, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Thelucario21
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    I've been carrying around a GB Micro around for the past ~10 years and I FINALLY have decided I want to get a romcart going, so I'm looking for the illustrious -Temp community's advice on which to get and where is the best place to get it. I've specifically been looking at the EZ-Flash IV MicroSD version.

    Usage Info: I mostly plan on playing the old Pokemon games. I don't mind if I have to deal with manually paging my ROMs.

    Before you make the obvious suggestion, I refuse to use touchscreen controls and prefer original hardware, so no emulators.

    Yes, surprisingly the battery still holds a really good charge, and I have schematics for a custom battery expansion using Nokia batteries
     
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  2. Fabax01

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    If you want the BEST card pick the EverDrive-GBA. Basically, it's perfect. 100% compatibility and other features.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    - It has only one downside: It costs 99$. WARNING: Before you buy it: wait for GBATemp's review.
    If you want a good card pick the EZ-Flash IV: It costs half. And you could find one discounted. On the net you should find a lot of good reviews about this card.
    EDIT:Added warning/source.
     
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  3. Monty Kensicle

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    Only 1/3 the price if you get an EZ-Flash from China.
     
  4. Fabax01

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    Well, i saw 48$ / 35$ discounted on the list from the official ez website. Better for op, then.
     
  5. Monty Kensicle

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    Here's what I found. Has good feedback as well.
     
  6. Fabax01

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    It's the black one (with microSDHC) so if you want to pay less money go for it.
     
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    the other downside (its debatable whether its a downside) is that it sticks out a little bit.

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    the downside to the EZFlash is that there is no real time clock. since OP wants pokemon, I'd suggest everdrive too.
     
  8. Fabax01

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    Didn't realized that.. You can patch them tho.
    Here's a guide for the EZ-FLASH https://gbatemp.net/threads/ez-flash-iv-mini-guide-for-myself.282877/
    Edit: added guide
     
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