Differences between EDGE and Cyclo

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May 5, 2009
  1. ShiningYoshi1
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    So I'm thinking about getting either one of these flashcarts. I've heard that the Edge is almost like a clone of the Cyclo, I'm just wondering, what are the main differences? Does the Cyclo run faster, better support, sturdier card, easier to use, etc.?
     
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    price.
     
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    Ummm ecash how about you actually help the person instead of being one-sided.
    There is a LOT more of a difference between the two than just price, the CycloDS has a lot more features such as: Real Time Saves, a battery saver mode which works with most games, is Wii compatible, can use slow motion in games, they tend to be really fast on fixing games that have issues, there's an in game text reader you can use for FAQ's and such. Also anybody who has an Edge card be sure to correct me as i don't know if it can do these things from a recent firmware update.
     
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    Ok thanks. =]

    Cash isn't a big issue, but of course I prefer that it's cheap.

    Thanks for the answer, pimpmynintendo. Maybe I'll still go with the Cyclo. ^^

    Plus, is it true that the EDGE's microSD slot makes it stick out?
     
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    Edge has slow motion too.
     
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    Thanks I wasn't for certain if it had some of those although I knew it didn't have all of them.
     
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    Differences:

    No in game menu
    No Real Time SAVE
    Different firmware, setup
    Different card
    and of course the Price

    Similarities:

    You can use the same themes
    Slo-Motion
    Good Well updates Card
    Plays most, if not all ROMS

    Great card, i have one myself [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks guys. Most likely I'll order a Cyclo later tonight, from gamebygame.com. [​IMG]
     
  9. Pliskron

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    The Cyclo is the only card I've ever purchased and always been happy with. I really think it's worth the money. I hope that helps.
     
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    I know what the EDGE doesn't have, atleast before mine was stolen with my DS.

    RTS
    Battery saver mode
    in-cart firmware (Firmware is loaded off of the micro sd card)
    a $50 price tag.

    If you dont care about the above features, then go ahead and get it, just know that the usb adapter that comes with it is very flimsy.
     
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    not to sure about that. ive used the connectivity feature between the Geometry wars games on wii and the DS to unlock the special levels on my edge card. havent tried any other games like that though.
     
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    can u tell me more about 'No in game menu' and 'No Real Time SAVE'?
     
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    were is this slo mo feature on the edge cart. i have refered to the edge site and tried to search the menu in the edge with no luck
     
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    hold L + R + DOWN + B for 1 second in-game to toggle on and off
     
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    Cyclos DS Evolution (What it has that the Edge doesn't):

    -Ability to save and load game states (i.e. ability to save at *any* point inside the game. Not to be confused with regular saves
    that the game allows you to make at certain points which the cart saves to the sd card.)
    -Ability to recover from a faulty or minorly corrupted firmware. (Not a biggie IMO. If the card is dead it's dead and no recovery
    will work)
    -An ingame text reader
    -An ingame settings menu where you can change the brightness, read txt files, load & save save states and enable & disable
    cheats, enable & disable to Battery Saver mode, etc.
    -Ability to autoboot your last played game with a button-press combo.
    -A Battery Saver mode that adds a bit of time to your battery life. (But the Edge supposedly uses low-energy parts so it consumes less battery so..*shrug*)
    -Full GBA support (No cheats or save-states though) without the need of GBAExploder. (Though GBAEX gives you more options)
    -Constant beta builds available for download before the final releases are released (If you're registered at the forums).
    -NO passme autoboot. (I hate this on the Edge, you can set it to autoboot with one keypress in the native firmware so this is
    really annoying if you still play alot of GBA NOR-flashed games and don't want to remove the Edge cart each time you start up)
    So you get to change any DS options or play GBA games without removing the cart.
    -Works better with minor file-system fragmentation? (Having a problem getting files to copy via DSOrganize's File Browser app. Cyclo never gave me any problems with DSOrganize...using the same card also)
    -A developer hosted forum where you can get all the official info, files, tips and addons (new skins, etc.).
    -Options to set the default games directory in the config file.
    -Other numerous button-combo shortcuts.
    -Faster updates.


    IMO the Edge is only about 1/3 the worth of the Cyclos. It really needs a few more features. As it is I feel as if I paid half the price of what the Cyclos currently costs ($44 at RHS I believe to the Edge's $24) for about 1/3 the features. :-/
    Still though, if you don't have the money and really want something similiar, it makes an okay 'backup' in case something happens to your Cyclos.
     
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    When the Edge was sub $10 at DX, it was an awesome deal.
     

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