New Review: PassMe Upgrade (aka. PassMe-2-Z)

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  2. ShadowXP

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    Fantastic review, Shaun. This new PassMe sounds just like what the scene needed - a stylish, compact PassMe that doesn't need an original card. Next stage: making them the size of original NDS cards... [​IMG]
     
  3. Stanny

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    Next stage: making flashkits the size of original NDS cards... = )))
     
  4. m_babble

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    That's pretty slick.
    Would love to replace my M3's PassKey with that.
    $63 USD is really steep though.
     
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    Review updated

    A few things have just been brought to my attention...

    The first is that this PassMe goes by several names...
    • PassMe Upgrade
    • PassMe-2-Z
    • PassMe2Z
    • PassCard
    Also I've been told that these PassMe's usually come with a sticker on the side of the box indicating what game is inside the PassMe. Written in the form of the 4 character serial number code. I don't know why mine didn't come with one, I guess some Chinese guy in a sweat shop is going to get a good telling off soon though! [​IMG]

    This update doesn't really affect the review at all, as the games in the carts are still random and whatever save type you do end up with is still the luck of the draw.
     
  6. privateers69

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    Nice review.. Tho I think it stinks that they are putting random save formats into them.. luckily I've got the orig. DS
     
  7. Lewigi

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    Is this in any way better than flashing your DS? (Apart from that sometimes you can brick your DS flashing it, if you make a mistake)
     
  8. ConraDargo

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    Neat device, might exchange my SuperPass and PassMe2 for this one.
     
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    Is it possible to flash a "new firmwared" DS using this passme and a regular flashcart like EZFA for example?
     
  10. jumpman17

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    I don't like the "luck of the draw" aspect about the save size though...other wise it sounds great.
     
  11. Costello

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    as far as I can tell, if you own a M3 or Supercard, the thing is great. Otherwise, it's shit because you can't play games with more than 4kbit/s saves.
    but oh well I got both M3 and SC so I want one [​IMG]
     
  12. ChaosTheorySD

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    How much is this thing in American dollars?
     
  13. Puck The Joker

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    Why can't people read the previous posts?
     
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    $63 was after shipping to US.
     
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    As far as I know there aren't any American based stores selling it yet, but from what I've heard it will be in the region of $30-$40.
     
  17. AshuraZro

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    What they should do is open their own shop and support custom orders. The ability to pick what game you want inserted and programmed would of course cost more, but for those willing to spend the money for a PassMe2 with a larger saver I think it'd be a good option. Not me though, I'm picking up an M3/G6 PassKey at kicktrading next time there in. (Gotta be the 8th time I've said this... this time is actually happening! I swear it! REALLY!)
     
  18. CCNaru

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    i just bought superpass 2, and this comes along...lol.
     
  19. Opium

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    This passme device is by the same company as the Ewin. I guess this is their new model passme. The size is great but the price naturally isn't. They need to buy an original game to put into it. Hell they should have bought 500 copies of Ping Pals from Amazon when they were selling for $5 [​IMG]

    Personally a passme is only useful for installing Flashme. After that you don't need the damn thing anymore [​IMG]
     
  20. Renegade_R

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    Too bad they're sold out eh [​IMG]