SuperCard DS ONE vs. M3 DS Simply

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    SuperCard DS ONE vs. M3 DS Simply

    Review By: Vapourstreak
    Sample By: Kick Gaming (Formerly Kick Trading)


    Feature Lists (Spelling spacing, and grammar mistakes are not my fault.
    SuperCard DS ONE (as shown on packaging)

    Plug'n Play (no need for GBA Card andpassme/flashme)
    100% CleanROM Support
    No PC software required, just drag'n Drop file from PC to flash memory card
    HardWare save support, Unlimited storage
    support FAT/FAT32
    High speed R/W system, support high speed flash memory card without any slow down
    The best harware design compatible with all current and future DS consoles, same size as original DS cartridge does NOT stick out.
    Micro firmware designed, and extended skin which is fully upgradable.

    M3 DS Simply (as shown on packaging)

    ~The same size as original DS cart
    ~Build in PassMe (no need for boot card or anything alse to boot)
    ~Using Micro SD card (Trans Flash) as external storage. Cheap and variety usage .
    ~Boot clean dump images
    ~Super simply use , drag and files over to the mocro SD card .
    No drivers required
    ~Standard FAT system support.
    ~Support different speed of micro SD card even the low speed SD card .Run games withour and lag or slow down .
    ~upgradable Firmware ( OS / Bios / Kernel )
    ~Touch screen control & robust skinning support .
    ~No need battery , back up save file into micro SD card directly .Never lose your save .
    ~Auto detect the save type & automatic generate saver file .
    ~Homebrew support, IO lib will release on launch .
    ~Direct watch movie , listen MP3 & read TXT on DS via the use of Moonshell .
    ~ Support Wifi , DS rumble pack & DS browser

    Box and Box Contents:

    SuperCard DS ONE
    Box:
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    Box Contents: Instruction manual, microSD card Reader/writer, SuperCard DS ONE Cart
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    M3 DS Simply:
    Box:
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    Box Contents: Mini CD, Game Case (2 games), Game Case finger strap, M3 DS Simply Cart.
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    Introduction
    Welcome to the review of the SuperCard DS ONE and the M3 Simply. I will be reviewing the flashcarts, showing you what are the good and bad points, and advising you to buy the flashcart that comes out better in the end.

    Test No. 1: Build Quality
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    As you can see, the SuperCard DS ONE (Right), looks like it has much better build quality because it is barker and looks sturdier, but they are both equally sturdy. The only thing I don't like about the M3 DS Simply is that is has a tiny screw at the back, while the SuperCard DS ONE doesn't.
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    The SuperCard DS ONE is the flashcart on the left this time

    Test No.2: Size (In a Polar White Nintendo DS Lite)
    The M3 DS Simply and SuperCard DS ONE both sit flush in the Nintendo DS Slot-1 (DS Game Slot).
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    You can't even see the M3 DS Simply!
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    Well, you can't see the SuperCard DS ONE either, so i guess they're even.

    Test No. 3: Gui/OS/Firmware
    My M3 DS Simply and SuperCard DS ONE is using a Windows Vista skin and the SuperCard DS ONE's games are on the top screen instead of the default (bottom screen).
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    The SuperCard DS Game List (The SuperCard DS ONE does not have a startup screen)

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    The M3 DS Simply Startup screen

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    The M3 DS Simply Game List

    Test No. 4: Game Compatibility

    PASS = Game can play fine, save fine, and download play works
    PROBLEMS = Either game doesn't work, can't save, or download play doesnt work.

    SuperCard DS ONE
    42 All-Time Classics/Club House Games
    - Problems: Plays and saves fine. Download play doesn't work
    Actionloop
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Advance Wars Dual Strike
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Age of Empires
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Animal Crossing
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Asphlt Urban GT 2
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Biker Mice from Mars
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Big Brain Academy
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Bomberman Land Touch!
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Brain Boost - Beta Wave
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Brain Boost - Gamma Wave
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Brain Training
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Brick ‘em all
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Burnout Legends
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Bust a Move DS
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Castlevania: DoS
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Castlevania: PoR
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Children of Mana
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Daigasso! Band Bros
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Danny Phantom
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Dead 'n Furious
    - PASS: Plays fine and saves fine.
    Diddy Kong Racing
    - PROBLEMS: Plays and saves fine. Download play doesn't work.(manually set save to 2M)
    Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Elite Beat Agents
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Feel the Magic
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Guilty Gear – Dust Strikers
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Hotel Dusk Room 215
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    InuYasha – Secret of the Divine Jewel
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Kaitou Wario The Seven
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Konductra
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Legend of Spyro
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Lost Magic
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Magical Starsign
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Mario Hoops 3 on 3
    - PROBLEMS: Plays and saves fine. Download Play doesn't work
    Mario Kart DS
    - PROBLEMS: Plays and saves fine. Download Play doesn't work
    Megaman ZX
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Metroid Prime Hunters
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Metroid Prime Pinball
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Micro Machines V4
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    My Animal Centre in Africa
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Nacho Libre
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Nanostray
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    NEW Super Mario Bros
    - Problems: Plays and saves fine. Download Play doesn't work
    Nintendogs Dalmatian & friends Touch & Roll
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Nintendo DS Opera Browser(with official RAM)
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Nintendo DS Opera Browser ~SC patched~.
    - PROBLEMS: Minor graphical glitches. Fixed in batch 2.
    Phoenix Wright 2
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Point Blank
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Pokemon Dash
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Pokemon Diamond
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Ryuusei no Rockman - Ice Pegasus (J)
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    San Goku Shi Taisen DS
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Sonic Rush
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Starfox Command
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Tetris DS
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    The Sims 2: Pets
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Tony Hawk American Sk8land
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Tony Hawk Downhill Jam
    - PROBLEMS: Plays and saves fine, minor graphical artifacts might appear briefly even with top notch micro SD cards.
    Ultimate Spiderman
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Xiaolin Showdown
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Yu Gi Oh Spirit Caller
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Zoo Keeper
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.

    M3 DS Simply
    4 Game Fun Pack - Monopoly + Yahtzee + Boggle + Battleship
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Animal Crossing - Wild World
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Asphalt Urban GT 2
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Big Brain Academy
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin
    - PROBLEMS: You must own a high-speed microSD, or the game will freeze or lag.
    Club House Games
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Dead 'n' Serious
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Diddy Kong Racing
    - PROBLEMS: Plays and saves fine. Download Play doesn't work.
    Elite Beat Agents
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Final Fantasy III
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Fullmetal Alchemist - Dual Sympathy
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Hotel Dusk - Room 215
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Inuyasha - Secret of the Divine Jewel
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Kirby - Canvas Curse
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Kirby - Squeak Squad
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Mario Hoops 3 on 3
    - PROBLEMS: Plays and saves fine. Download Play doesn't work.
    Mario Kart DS
    - PROBLEMS: Plays and saves fine. Download Play doesn't work.
    Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 - March of the Minis
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Meteos
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Metroid Prime Hunters
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Metroid Prime Pinball
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    New Super Mario Bros.
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine. Download Play doesn't work.
    Nintendo DS Browser
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine in conjunction with Nintendo's RAM Pack. The M3 and Supercard patched ROM also works.
    Nintendogs - Chihuahua & Friends
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Phoenix Wright - Ace Attorney
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Resident Evil - Deadly Silence
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Super Mario 64 DS
    - PROBLEMS: Original U.S.A. dump fails, but v01 plays and saves fine.
    Tomb Raider - Legend
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Ultimate Spider-Man
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.
    Yoshi's Island DS
    - PASS: Plays and saves fine.

    Test no. 5: Homebrew Support

    SuperCard DS ONE
    All DLDI compatible homebrew works with DLDI patching.

    M3 DS Simply
    All DLDI compatible homebrew works with DLDI patching.
     
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