Which card to get?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by darkzob, Aug 28, 2008.

Aug 28, 2008

Which card to get? by darkzob at 1:59 AM (4,968 Views / 0 Likes) 33 replies

  1. darkzob
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    Newcomer darkzob Newbie

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    I'm looking for a cheap flash cart and want to know which one is the best out of r4,edge and m3 real.

    Price wise r4 and edge cheapest
    Edge has some kind of sticking out Micro SD problem
    M3 real is the most expensive and from what I've read it isn't just a plug and play card you need to do lots of stuff first.
    M3 Real comes with a rumble pack which I don't what I would use it for.

    I heard they all have 100% compatibility but they slow on updating for newer games.if so which one updates fastest?

    I just care about having 100% compatibility and ds download play and wifi compatible.Also I would prefer if the save files were compatible with the ds-x my old card which failed me.

    So which should i get?
     


  2. Link5084

    Member Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

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    STAY FAR FAR AWAY FROM THE R4

    I would reccomend getting a EDGE.
     
  3. darkzob
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    lol any reason to keep away from the r4?
     
  4. Bri

    Member Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    There are about a thousand threads on this exact same topic, in particular this one: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=70252

    The following flash carts seem to be the most recommended:

    CycloDS (expensive, but lots of features and a simple menu).
    Acekard 2 (pretty and fast menu, but not as sturdy as some carts).
    Edge (decent menu, but not as fancy as the Acekard 2).
    SCDS1 (lots of features, but slow and difficult to use menu).

    -Bri
     
  5. Link5084

    Member Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

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    The R4 is outdated, has the worst features out of any flashcart, and no active support anymore. Basically, it sucks now.
     
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    Im purchasing my first cart as well.
    I'm going with the CycloDS

    But, I was deciding between SCDS1 and the Acekard 2, I'd choose one of those 3
     
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    Member Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

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    Price wise r4 and edge cheapest= so is a 3 day old fish @ the market...they stink, buddy (if in any doubt, just scroll through the R4 pages over the last month or so, you'll soon work it out)

    Edge has some kind of sticking out Micro SD problem = don't know

    M3 real is the most expensive and from what I've read it isn't just a plug and play card you need to do lots of stuff first. = incorrect, its plug n play. However, you can 'enhance' the cart by downloading the M3Sakura triple boot firmware...its sweet

    M3 Real comes with a rumble pack which I don't what I would use it for = its come 'complimentary' with cart, just plug it in GBA slot2 and whatever games are released with rumble, the game rumbles automatically (ie. no patching req'd)

    I heard they all have 100% compatibility but they slow on updating for newer games.if so which one updates fastest? = R4 certainly does not have 100% compatibility (well, natively anyway), its dead in the water, stopped production, no updates/support. No idea about Edge, but from what I've read on this forum its a cheaper 'cousin' of the CycloDS.

    care about having 100% compatibility, ds download play, wifi compatible = Don't think either 3 have Wifi (R4 does not).
    prefer if the save files were compatible with the ds-x = its my understanding all sav can easily be converted between all carts.
     
  8. layzieyez

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    I would hold out for the KGB since it has the most awesomest looking box. Seriously though, I would also look at the iTouch. I use EDGE and I'm happy with it.
     
  9. gosp

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    M3 real (With the expansion pack) is the best if you will ever play a GBA game.
    Edge is good, but nothing exceptional. (Acekard 2 might be a better budget card)
    No R4

    M3 and Edge both have perfect WIFI and very good download play (Just one or two are bad... like snowboard kids)

    M3 is worth the price. Forget about the rumble and get the GBA expansion.
     
  10. Defiance

    Member Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

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    Get the CycloDS. What's a $15 price difference going to do if you're not even going to buy anymore games?
     
  11. ponchods

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    The R4 probably isn't getting anymore updates. No updates = future DS releases may not work. It doesn't have that many features anyway. Also, there are a lot of R4 Clones out there that could brick your DS. It's kinda hard to find a real R4 now.

    I'd go for the CycloDS Evolution. It's the best flash card imo. A bit pricey though. If you're low on money go for the Acekard 2. If you still can't decide, try looking at the Review section. That might help you out.
     
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    Still once again if your looking for a no-frills budget card the only choice out there is the AceKard 2. Its just incomparable to the other budget flashcards around. However if your looking to splurge a little bit and get the richest experience out of your DS. Its the CylcoDS or nothing at all.
     
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    Best UI/Customization - M3 Real with triple boot.
    Best Card/Features - CylcoDS
    Best Buget - AceKard 2

    As easy as that.
     
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    Out of the ones you said, EDGE. It's cheap, and does what you want it to do. Though it doesn't have any features. But, you get what you pay for.
     
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    EDGE ALL The way Man its a good FlashCart is u dont care if the MicroSD is sticking out its the best one
     
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    Acekard 2 or Edge? The decision is killing me, but I find myself leaning towards Edge more, just because I'm reading all these random forum posts and the general consensus is that Edge is a good, solid, and sturdy card that doesn't seem to have any problems, and simple GUI similar to that of R4/CycloDS. The Acekard 2 on the other hand has some extra menu options and is a bit fancier, possibly faster as well, but the card build quality seems to be lacking.

    Edge sounds the safest but I'm pretty torn between that and the Acekard 2 myself.
     
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    EDGE EDGE EDGE EDGE ALL TEH WAY
     
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    I feel like I repeat myself every day. CycloDS owns all. Even plays MLB Power Pros 2008, which was nuked. CycloDS [+1]
     
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    Umm, no
     
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    Would you stop it?

    Every thread like this, you post the same GD thing. I assume you're trying to raise your post count?

    Back up your comments.
     

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