[Q] Best GBA Flashcart Currently Available?

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by LameNobody, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. LameNobody

    LameNobody Weighted Companion Cube Enthusiast

    Jan 23, 2015
    Hey guys, Looking for opinions on which flashcart to buy.

    I Got a GBA SP (with a backlight) free at a garage sale, it worked.. But I disassembled it anyway and scrubbed the corrosion away with alcohol. The only part it needs is a new lens. (and I'll be spraying it matte / flat black)

    Anyway, I would like to know what cart has the best features / compatibility.
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Standalone for GBA use your really only option worth considering is the EZ4. Fortunately it is a nice enough cart (supports SDHC, compatible with basically everything -- http://gbatemp.net/threads/buying-a-gba-flash-cart-in-2013.341203/page-18#post-4756995 , most issues known and able to be worked around or outright fixed).

    The other carts you might see are the supercard SD (don't -- slowdowns, incompatibility, annoyances all over the shop), some kind of firecard clone (at best 32 megabytes of space, GBA games were mostly 16 or smaller but did go up to 32) or maybe one of the old neoflash carts (not bad as such things go but you will have to have a very specific use case to beat the EZ4 and "playing through most of the GBA library that I might have missed out on" is not that).

    After that you more or less move into GBA expansion pack (like the EZ 3 in 1 territory), something I would suggest having a DS and DS flash cart to manage as it is really no fun at all using one with a standalone GBA, or finding someone selling a really old GBA flash cart.
  3. GreatCrippler

    GreatCrippler Greatness Fallen

    Mar 27, 2010
    United States
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    Start with the EZ 4. Then if you end up obsessed like a lot of us have. Collect the rare ones after that. ;)