CycloDS: Worth it?

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by Big Kong Boss, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Big Kong Boss
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    I've been considering getting a CycloDS because from what I hear, the R4 is doomed [​IMG]

    For the CycloDS owners, tell me: Is it a decent cart? Is it better than EDGE DS? (I'm also thinking of getting that.)
     


  2. Law

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    It's probably the best cart around from what I've heard, it's also not as expensive as people make it out to be.
     
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    You're better off with a Supercard DS One
     
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    If you like features, then it's the one to get.
     
  5. alex

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    cyclo is good but if you just want the basics, Real Time Save, Real Time Cheat(CycloDS doesn't have only before the game), and rEal Time Guides, Soft reset. It's still good if you aer on a budget and just want to play roms and homebrew and don't care about slow mo and stuff.
     
  6. Vincent T

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    Get the cyclo ds if you want alot of features. get the edge if you just want to play games.
     
  7. Translucentbill

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    The cyclods is an amazing card. I love it! Just by letting two of my friends use it, one bought a card, and the other is thinking about it! =]

    Its probably got to be the best card around. I would recommend it over any card!
     
  8. Veloxi

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    Got my Cyclo recently, and I'd say its a great investment. Seems pretty bulletproof from what I can tell... I don't use real time saves, but the menus, updating, skins, cheats, etc. have all been very pleasing.
     
  9. Big Kong Boss
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    hmm, so basically, CycloDS is an excellent cart and it's way better than the R4 right?

    Also, does the CycloDS have like a dedicated support team? Not like a dumb-dumb update every 3 months thing like R4.
     
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    best cart on the market
     
  11. Veloxi

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    Cyclo has their own forums at http://www.teamcyclops.com/forum/

    Responses usually show up within the hour. And moderators are usually giving suggestions as well, not just the users, but the creators.

    It's good stuff... I haven't used anything else but I also wouldn't try something else after this
     
  12. Translucentbill

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    Agreed
     
  13. Xeijin

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    With the possible exception of the AK RPG (seeing as it's open source) it probably has the best support team and updates of any card. Best of all, the support team can be contacted through the forum, and speak ENGLISH and not the ENGRISH that seems standard for many flashcart manufacturers.

    They also listen (to an extent) to their customers, and have implemented requested features (RTS, In-Game Guide etc.)

    The english-speaking support team, and upcoming features are the main reasons I picked it over other cards.
     
  14. cerenade

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    same question, i hear good things about the cyclo, is it worth it tho?

    i wanna get one anyhow just havent got the money at the moment, ive ordered a acekard2 and dstt, that will be good enough until i get enough for a cyclo if it is actually worth paying more than i did for both the acekard and tt
     
  15. Iced_Eagle

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    They just had another beta firmware release a few days ago, so it's a very commited development team still behind it.

    Right now the big new feature is the ingame text reader (so you can get a GameFAQs walkthrough or whatever and read it during the game without having to have a computer next to you).

    Up after that is more than likely going to be their GUI overhaul that they are planning.

    I just bought my Cyclo, and the 99.9% compatibility, great support, and great community is what sold me on it.
     
  16. Rayder

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    I think a Cyclo is worth it. I bought one to replace my R4 and I can say that I'm pretty impressed with the Cyclo.
     
  17. Ferrariman

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    I defiantly think it's worth it.
     
  18. DeMoN

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    It's worth it for a first flash card, but if you already have an R4 and it's not broken, I don't think you need to upgrade.
    If you can find someone to sell your R4 to at a profit, then you should get the Cyclo.
     
  19. Super6mix

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    After See Review after review ... it's the best, the EDGE is just a CycloDS Clone.. (just no 2mb on board memory) But it's been Proven it's a Clone..
    but I think they CycloDs is worth it... I'll be getting mine in a day or so..
    [​IMG]
     
  20. tomqman

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    good choice im so glad i sold my r4 back when cyclods just release the 2nd batch, ive never had anyproblems with mine its just and amazing bit of kit