GB-Bridge and GBA FlashCard

Discussion in 'Online Stores and Purchases' started by ViolentRockstar, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. ViolentRockstar
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    ViolentRockstar GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi tempers,

    Recently I've got my hands on an extremely cheap 2nd hand GB-Tetris combo (around 10 bucks). Since I already own a GBA SP (Sadly AGS-001) I was looking around the internet for a flashcard that would work on both systems. Now, I've read about something called a GB-Bridge, which lets you play both GB,GBC and GBA games on the same card. It works by sliding your FlashCard into the GB-Bridge, and sticking it into your GB/GBC. This way, you can use it to run GB/GBC games on a GB, and GB/GBC/GBA games on a GBA. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find it. I'm willing to pay a certain price, but my budget isn't enormous.
    I'm also looking for a fairly cheap GBA FlashCard that can stock up some games (preferably even MicroSD, but I know those are rare).

    I hope you can help me out!
     
  2. how_do_i_do_that

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    Things about the GB-Bridge you need to know not likely found in the wiki you read:
    1. Depending on what brand of GB-Bridge (Yes there was more than one brand), you will have to get the flashcart of the same brand as the GB-Bridge. It is hardware specific and a specific set of GBA flashcarts from the same brand. You can't stick any GBA flashcart into a GB-Bridge and expect it to work.

    The most notable of them is probably the one from F2A or FA at the time. The flashcart that supported the FA GB-Bridge came in 2 sizes, 32M and 64M. Both required a specific chip to handle GBA and GB modes and the voltage differences.

    2. If you posted a "looking for" or "looking to buy" type thread 10-15 years ago, you might have had a chance at buying it off someone. Because your posting here, I can tell you right now that your not going to find ANY vendor, reseller, etc. that carries the thing. The only people that still have one are collectors and diehards, so unless your willing to fork over a few hundred bucks for all the stuff you need your likely not going to get it. Your better off looking at what I recommend to you down near the bottom of the post.



    What I recommend instead of getting a GB-Bridge and compatible GBA flashcart:
    On the GB front, you might as well give up on that fantasy of a GB-Bridge since your on a buget.

    EMS 64M smart card: http://store.kitsch-bent.com/product/usb-64m-smart-card
    EverDrive GB: http://krikzz.com/store/home/8-everdrive-gb.html

    EverDrive GBA X5: http://krikzz.com/store/home/42-everdrive-gba-x5.html
    EZ-Flash IV Black: http://www.flashlinker-shop.com/nin...dhc-slot-2-gba-gbm-sp-nds-nds-lite-p-861.html

    (You might have to find the equivalent stores that carry those flashcarts nearest to you since your in the Netherlands)

    If your shocked at the 100 or so price tag, buy them piece meal; 1 GB flashcart and 1 GBA flashcart.

    Places in the EU and UK you can buy from:
    http://www.retrotowers.co.uk/
    http://www.retroconsole.fr/
    and your standard fair for flashcarts and modchip sites.
     
    Last edited by how_do_i_do_that, Feb 4, 2017