GBATemp's Official sky3DS Review

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    Hello Temps and Temptresses! As of late, there's been a lot of commotion regarding new flashcarts for the Nintendo 3DS, and among them, the sky3DS, the first 3DS kit capable of booting on 4.5+ firmwares. Today we'd like to happily announce that we have one of those bad boys and we've just finished reviewing it!​
    Follow the link below to check out our Official sky3DS Review and stay tuned for more and more awesome reviews at our Review Center!​
     
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    Huray!
     
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    i thought it was skylanders.
     
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    Thank you! Finally I can see the facts unfold...
     
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    Gotta love that copyrighted music...
     
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    Would you rather listen to the usual serving of no-name techno blarring at you? :P
     
  7. Crass

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    But can it boot on 4.1-4.5 firmwares? Or does it only work on newer versions?
     
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    same question, do you have an 4.5 3DS and can you try to boot it ?
    I have the sky3DS too, but nothing work on 4.5 !

    And.. why did you cut the package !!?? xD
     
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    10/10 Unboxing
    1. Great Music, no horrible blasted music that makes you go death
    2. Real Package and Real content that isn't fake
    3. Such neat and efficient way to utilize scissors

    -IGN​
     
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    Fail for cutting the package while it had some sweet open/close mechanism...
     
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    I forgot
    >No MLG dubstep sirens

    0/10.

    But nice, been thinking about grabbing one myself for the past couple days...
     
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    No red polish No buy ;p
     
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    The contents just keep getting smaller as you open the thing lol.
    What is the red (button?) to the left of the card?

    [I also cut my packages guys]
     
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    I really don't see why it wouldn't as long as the games are flashed according to the instructions on their site, however I can't verify that as I only have a 9.2 FW 3DS. ;)

    I'm used to blister packaging that requires a power drill to get into, I didn't even notice the flap before I started cutting into the box. :P

    The button is used for switching games. ;)
     
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    Blister packaging can be opened with a manual can opener.
     
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    It can also be opened with dynamite, but most people prefer to use the device that was designed to open packages - a pair of scissors. :P
     
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    Just a tip on something to look at for your review.

    I got my Sky3DS yesterday and have been playing around with it. I've found that not only can you only have 10 games, you can also only use those 10 specific games (the 10 you flash to the microSDHC card) on that specific cart. I tried flashing a second microSDHC card with other games but the card kind of freaked out when I tried to use it. It just kept flashing through the games and wouldn't stop or let me launch any. Everything worked fine as soon as I put the first microSDHC card back in.

    From their FAQ:
    So it seems that after you flash the first 10 games, those are the only 10 games you can play on that specific cart. I guess they plan on this being their big money maker. :/
     
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    Yes, that part of their FAQ has been covered by the review. We want to make it painfully clear - as of today, the sky3DS only works with 10 games, and that's the 10 games you install first. The on-board memory is not rewritable, so choose your games carefully! ;)
     
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    But it looks co cool...


    can-opener.jpg
     
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    #Foxi4BadUnboxing2014 ;O;

    It really annoyed me when you cut the second envelope in which the cards was lol
    You could just pull the thing to open it....