Simple GBA flash cart for little brother?

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Jul 28, 2008
  1. Scathraax
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    My little brother has asked about my R4, and after a bit of explaining, he asked if there was one like it for GBA.
    I told him there was, and now he wants one.

    Problem is, I haven't touched GBA flash carts.. and I know some are pretty complex. (Button combos for writing saves? Eh?)
    What's the simplest option I could get to hand to him full of ROMs without requiring much setup/maintenance?
     
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    I dunno, but I saw this one on dealextreme, it was only like $10
     
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    SuperCards have complicated saving. M3s are expensive and I have never used one. The EZ-Flash range is supposed to be good, check out the reviews we have here on the site.
     
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    My EZ-Flash IV seems to very slowly corrupt my 1GB MiniSD, so I wouldn't reccomend it for him... Maybe an Elink or an M3 Perfect SD?
     
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    I would recommend an EFA.. Sadly you can only really find the "simple" version these days. But they seem to work well.

    I owned a real one back in the day and it was super simple.. Add roms.. Put in GBA chose rom and play

    Heres a pic of mine when i had it.

    [​IMG]


    Not a bad deal at $20 with free (SLOOOOOW) shipping

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10447
     
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    You could get a fat EZ Flash 3-in-1 and like right a game to the NOR and it'll work I think
     
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    I could not recommend any single card for GBA games. I have owned several.
    I would use 2 cards:

    For slot 1, I think R4, DSTT and EDGE are the simplest, especially if you already know how to maintain an R4.
    R4 is now obsolete and out of production.
    DSTT used to be very cheap and available, now it is the same price as an EDGE and not very available.
    I like the EDGE the best and now it only costs $0.09 more than a DSTT!

    DSTT

    EDGE

    I also like my SCDS1, but it is more complicated and powerful and about $5 more expensive than the other 2.

    SCDS1

    For slot 2, you should also get an EZFlash 3in1 card.

    3in1

    Since you already have an R4, you could make him a bootable 3in1 with 1 GBA game at a time on NOR. as Diablo1123 suggested.
    Total cost under $20.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I use and swear by my 2x EZ FLASH ADVANCE III dev kits if you can find them they come with the dev kit loader hardware and carts that vary from 1gbit through to 8gbit [​IMG]

    even with a 1gbit you can fit about 10 - 20 roms on [​IMG]
     
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    If your unit is really GBA, then I recommend EZFlash IV miniSD. It works perfect for me with its simple interface though you'll need it's software. But once you get the games on the card it's no hassle playing games.
     

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