MARS flashcard

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  1. sepinho
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    sepinho GBAtemp Regular

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    Browsing DX, I stumbled upon yet another flashcard: The MARS TF Multimedia Adapter Cart for NDS/DS Lite. Manufacturer's website can be found here.
    What is it? A genuinely new card coming out of nowhere, or another clone? It's got mSD support, so it's obviously not another N-Card clone.

    It seems to have the classic "three-button setup" GUI of the R4, but it's touch screen controlled. I doubt that it's an AK2 clone, as stated in DX's product discussion.

    Features according to the manufacturer's homepage:

    ?2nd generation storage device (no booting tool required)
    ?Support SDHC TF card. Virtually unlimited storage size !
    ?Supports any MicroSD card speed with no lag in game
    ?Supports Clean ROM, drag and drop. Works on any OS
    ?Built in NoPass
    ?Automatically detect save type
    ?Save directly to MicroSD card, not to onboard chip
    ?Supports Moonshell and other homebrew. Open I/O interface
    ?User friendly skinnable interface. Touchscreen or button operation
    ?Supports rumble pak and memory pak
    ?Supports the WiFi game, DS Rumble Pak, DS Browser
    ?Supports changes of the background of Operation Interface
    ?Support Skin DIY by setting background and font colors on Main Menu and Game Menu manually and automatically
    ?Supports 4-scale-lightness adjustment ( DS Lite only )
    ?Supports the Soft Reset.
    ?Supports Action Replay cheat
    ?moonshell 1.6 support Software Reset function .Press START key back to the MARS menu
    ?DLDI auto-patching
    ?Full download play support

    *EDIT* Info added
     
  2. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    Weird we haven't heard anything about this card before, and I can't see any contact details either.
    Good find [​IMG]


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    If anyone finds contact details for this card's team/makers please send me a PM.
     
  3. sepinho
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    sepinho GBAtemp Regular

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    The FAQ on the manufacturer's site mentions "shortcuts to games". Could it be an iTouch clone? Wouldn't surprise me, considering M3's history.
     
  4. pilotwangs

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    Looks like an R4 clone to me.
     
  5. Hit

    Hit GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Looks like an R4 Clone, or maybe CycloDS clone
    Or maybe a new card with similar menu to R4
    They have a really nice website by the way which making me doubt it is a clone

    [​IMG]
     
  6. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

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    Im hoping for a review on this cart,even though i wont be getting it.
     
  7. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Its an R4 clone.
     
  8. Mars

    Mars Radioactive Propaganda Minister

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    I am not associated with this cart's team.

    A bit of a dissapointment, another R4 clone. Meh, there's enough carts already in the market.
     
  9. Fat D

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    based on the feature list wording and the shell design, it looks like a 1st-gen R4, however the SDHC support is confusing.
     
  10. flaxxon

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    Looks like an M3 Real clone rather than R4.
     
  11. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    I second that, i need contact info of them, so i would also like to get it (pm)

    ThX
     
  12. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Someone on another thread pointed out that the FAQ on the iTouch and Mars sites are suspiciously similar. Mars clearly copied parts of the iTouch site (in particular the FAQ), but that doesn't necessarily mean the Mars cart is an iTouch clone. More likely the Mars cart doesn't have shortcuts and the FAQ only mentions that because it was cut-and-pasted from the iTouch site.

    -Bri
     
  13. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    The loader uses the R4 dldi driver, open the .nds file in wordpad or something and search for R4 [​IMG]
     
  14. ben_not_benny

    ben_not_benny GBAtemp Regular

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    I read the home page of MARS in Chinese and its content looks nearly identical to the R4.
     
  15. Kellicros

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    So the SDHC support is fake?
     
  16. nicky041192

    nicky041192 GBAtemp Maniac

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    possibly
     
  17. AjDeF3

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    Go to ndsmars.com, and hover your mouse over english version. In the drop done bubble thing it says itouch english version.
     
  18. pet33

    pet33 Newbie

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    Use Operating systeme NDSMars (add _AX_MENU.DAT of th N5) on a N5 and it's OK
    [​IMG]
    It's a clone

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  19. Holaitsme

    Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

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    yeah its another r4 clone but maybe this one will have sdhc support
     
  20. pet33

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    Mars is SDHC and N5 too with the firmware mars or R4SDHC