Differences between EDGE and Cyclo

Discussion in 'EDGE' started by ShiningYoshi1, May 5, 2009.

  1. ShiningYoshi1
    OP

    ShiningYoshi1 Member

    Newcomer
    19
    0
    May 3, 2009
    United States
    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.?
     
  2. ecash

    ecash Member

    Newcomer
    33
    0
    May 15, 2006
    United States
    price.
     
  3. Pimpmynintendo

    Pimpmynintendo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    608
    0
    Mar 18, 2008
    United States
    Arkansas
    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.
     
  4. ShiningYoshi1
    OP

    ShiningYoshi1 Member

    Newcomer
    19
    0
    May 3, 2009
    United States
    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?
     
  5. skinsfan05

    skinsfan05 Newbie

    Newcomer
    4
    0
    Jan 10, 2009
    United States
    Edge has slow motion too.
     
  6. Pimpmynintendo

    Pimpmynintendo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    608
    0
    Mar 18, 2008
    United States
    Arkansas
    Thanks I wasn't for certain if it had some of those although I knew it didn't have all of them.
     
  7. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Member
    3,634
    30
    Aug 2, 2008
    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]
     
  8. ShiningYoshi1
    OP

    ShiningYoshi1 Member

    Newcomer
    19
    0
    May 3, 2009
    United States
    Thanks guys. Most likely I'll order a Cyclo later tonight, from gamebygame.com. [​IMG]
     
  9. Pliskron

    Pliskron Banned

    Banned
    1,276
    0
    Jul 22, 2009
    United States
    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.
     
  10. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Global Moderator
    6,181
    4,802
    Aug 29, 2008
    United States
    Las Vegas, NV
    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.
     
  11. eSPy

    eSPy GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    145
    0
    Mar 15, 2009
    Canada
    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.
     
  12. shinnyuuya

    shinnyuuya GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    312
    0
    Jul 20, 2009
    Indonesia
    Town of Rainstorm
    can u tell me more about 'No in game menu' and 'No Real Time SAVE'?
     
  13. tec9

    tec9 Member

    Newcomer
    20
    0
    Jul 9, 2009
    Canada
    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
     
  14. Shadow10

    Shadow10 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    56
    0
    Feb 25, 2009
    Canada
    hold L + R + DOWN + B for 1 second in-game to toggle on and off
     
  15. wanderone

    wanderone Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    67
    0
    Mar 26, 2009
    United States
    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.
     
  16. Todderbert

    Todderbert Korg Fanboy

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Todderbert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    639
    329
    Aug 30, 2009
    United States
    Illinois
    When the Edge was sub $10 at DX, it was an awesome deal.