GBAtemp Official N5 Review

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Apr 12, 2008

GBAtemp Official N5 Review by Sinkhead at 1:12 PM (10,699 Views / 0 Likes) 73 replies

  1. Sinkhead
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    [​IMG] N5 Review
    By Sinkhead
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    The Official GBAtemp Review of the N5 has just been finished. The N5 is a new flashcart from a previously unknown company and it is basically a clone of the R4. Read on to see whether it meets expectations or if it's a cheap failure!

    [​IMG] Read the review
    [​IMG] Discuss the review
    [​IMG] Go to the official N5 site

    Thanks to My Gaming Mart for the review sample!

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    Member jalaneme Female Gamer

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    O...M...G...
     
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    Member Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    hmmm ... another attack of the clones ... well, if something is fundamentally not broken, why not copy it?

    It is the Chinese way [​IMG]

    If the price tag is lower than the currently over-inflated R4 price tag, this will do very well, I have no doubt.
     
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    Former Staff jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    M3
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    What's next?
     
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    Member Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    ooh, it's one of those 'finish the sequence' puzzles ... I like those [​IMG]
     
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    so it doesn't break DS's, huh?
     
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    who knows [​IMG] letter + digit seems to sell pretty well
     
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    R6
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    ... 2 letters:
    the MK series (MK1/2/3/4/5/6...)
    EZ1/2/3/4/5

    anyway... CLONE!
     
  10. backlash

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    ive tried one of these using the software provided on the CD and found games to load half as fast as the R4. same for you guys?
     
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    It certainly didn't break my DS.
     
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    Don't forget E7 [​IMG]
     
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    Minimize 3
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    Games 6

    i can't seem to finish the puzzle as it seems like this will be the end?? but i can expect a "D" to appear
     
  14. Giangsta

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    i don't know if this is as good as an R4, check out what people have to say about it on DX. Seems the card is so bad that DX had to put up a notice.

    "For your information -- Please Read
    Reports have been received that these carts are suspected to cause a fuse in NDS to blow out, rendering the NDS unbootable until the fuse is fixed (DIY-able).
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    As the reported defective units remain normal (close to that of the DSTT), DX is unable to 100% verify this situation.
    "
     
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    You forgot the E7.

    Oh snap 500th post!
     
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    You forgetted R6 [​IMG]

    Thanks sinkhead, gonna read it later [​IMG]
     
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    You could have opened the R4 review with a hexeditor and replace every "R4" with "N5".
    That would just about do it.
     
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    Introducing..... [​IMG]
    The O7 (revolution for DS)

    "You say you want a revolution, well, you know....." [​IMG]
     
  19. perkele

    Member perkele GBAtemp Regular

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    I can't believe my eyes when I see a moderator from GBAtemp is recommending a (bad) clone.

    Could you test the DS battery life with the N5, because from what I heard, it's very short.
     
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    I think you will find that the statement you have quoted is in fact not a recommendation. It is a statement that is fully true. It will do the same job, maybe it will not do it quite as well, but with only one sample that worked well I cannot draw any reliable conclusion as to the reliability of this product, and thus I have not made any comments about it.

    The fact that it is a bad clone may well be proved with time, however from my own experiences which are the only ones I have written about there is no evidence to support this.

    I was actually going to put in a warning based on evidence supplied by DealExtreme but upon editing my review the whole thing disappeared and I had to use a backup, I then had to go out urgently and could not make the edits. I will do them now.
     

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