How to delete (save) data on SMA3: Yoshi's Island?

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  1. Hanafuda
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    I picked up SMA3: Yoshi's Island and SMA4: SMB3 for my GBA collection, and the first thing I want to do is delete the old save data. With SMB3, no problem, just hold SEL, A, B, L, & R on bootup and it prompts w/ option to delete all save data. But that doesn't work on Yoshi's Island, I don't have the official manual & cannot find it online, and sites such as gamefaqs don't seem to address this.

    What's the key combo for deleting all data for this cart?

    (thanks)
     
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    Can't save files be manually deleted on file selection?
    If not, well... You could always wipe the save data with GBA_Backup_Tool if you have access to a DS flashcart + DS/Lite.

    I've been reading that the game doesn't actually have the option to delete save files. :/
     
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    Yes, but on the main menu page where you choose between playing Yoshi's Island or Mario Bros. Classic, there is high score information & 'achievement stars' which are not deleted by erasing save files.


    Yeah I have that option. Thanks for the suggestion. Though I feel there has to be a built-in way to do this.
     
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    I just used the GBA_Backup Tool to do the exact same thing. Great program.
     
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    I think the link you provided is to the NDS backup tool, v. 031

    Just to confirm before I go with this plan, is v. 021 the latest version of the GBA backup tool? here.
     
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    I didn't provide that link. GBATemp did it automatically. It's a Filetrip search thing. (EDIT: got rid of it)

    The one you found is the right program.
     
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    aha. anyway, still helped point me where I needed to go. thanks.

    EDIT: and just to follow-up, the GBA backup tool did work. Thanks guys.
     

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