What's the best GBA flash cart to get?

What's the best GBA flash cart to get?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You just posted it.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EZ Flash Omega Definitive Edition.
    Everdrive is decent option too.
    Avoid the regular EZ Flash Omega.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've had the normal EZ Flash Omega for some years and it's worked perfectly for me. If you can wait just a couple of seconds after saving your game before you turn off your console you'll be fine.

      EZ Flash Omega Definitive Edition has a mode that makes it pretend to be one game so you can use it for gamecube and DS integration. It depends if you think that feature is important or not.

      I use the regular EZ Flash Omega and it works fine. Never had any saving issues that people have complained about.

      The reason EZ Flash Omega has a lot of weird rumors around is because you can no longer buy directly from the original manufacturer and there are a LOT of knockoffs floating around.
      (there is a site now that claims to be the official site, but the real official site https://www.ezflash.cn/ just lists them as another reseller)

      The fact that you can buy a Everdrive GBA directly from Krikzz on his webstore to me makes it automatically the right choice.
      Yes, the EZ Flash Omega is an excellent product - but the gamble you take when buying one and lack of manufacturer support just makes it not worth it to me. Plus obviously the power consumption stuff people have been mentioning.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any evidence of this? Is there a way of distinguishing a real from a fake?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just google "EZ Flash Omega fake" and you can see tons of people wondering if they got duped.
          It seems like a ton of the carts sold over the last few years from Amazon, Ebay, and Ali Baba (no shit, right?) are older, shitty EZ Flash Reform cards repackaged as Omegas

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Just google "EZ Flash Omega fake" and you can see tons of people wondering if they got duped.
            They speculate but I can't see anything definitive. In fact on most of these threads on sites like Reddit or GBATemp, replies are confident that there aren't clones of these cards.
            >It seems like a ton of the carts sold over the last few years from Amazon, Ebay, and Ali Baba (no shit, right?) are older, shitty EZ Flash Reform cards repackaged as Omegas
            That's not a clone card, that's just being sold the wrong product. A malicious attempt to dupe buyers maybe, but it's not a fake cart from a different manufacturer.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >That's not a clone card, that's just being sold the wrong product. A malicious attempt to dupe buyers maybe, but it's not a fake cart from a different manufacturer.
              Isn't that kind of splitting hairs though? My point still stands, you're still running the risk of not getting what you paid for.
              >They speculate but I can't see anything definitive.
              Well sure, all this stuff is what the lawyers call hearsay but circumstantial stuff like

              Yeah, the build quality on my Omega isn't great. Definitive Edition seems sturdy though. It's cool that the normal Omega has a lite-sized case though.

              (who I'd guess has a Reform card that was repackaged as an Omega) is enough to put me on the Everdrive side of the fence.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's really not. If's immediately obvious to see if you got sent a Reform instead of an Omega by using it. If clones exist, then it's not obvious if you get sent a clone.

                I am

                Yeah, the build quality on my Omega isn't great. Definitive Edition seems sturdy though. It's cool that the normal Omega has a lite-sized case though.

                and I know it's an Omega because it runs the Omega kernel and loads 32MB ROMs to RAM. It ain't rocket science.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >are older, shitty EZ Flash Reform cards repackaged as Omegas
            also I need a Reform to round out my collection, where the fuck do I buy one now?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      The reason EZ Flash Omega has a lot of weird rumors around is because you can no longer buy directly from the original manufacturer and there are a LOT of knockoffs floating around.
      (there is a site now that claims to be the official site, but the real official site https://www.ezflash.cn/ just lists them as another reseller)

      The fact that you can buy a Everdrive GBA directly from Krikzz on his webstore to me makes it automatically the right choice.
      Yes, the EZ Flash Omega is an excellent product - but the gamble you take when buying one and lack of manufacturer support just makes it not worth it to me. Plus obviously the power consumption stuff people have been mentioning.

      I had the EZ Flash 3-in-1 way back with a DS and the board was sagging on the gba cart, while the ds cart was coming apart after awhile. I just avoid cheap chinese shit now even if its new and improved

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, the build quality on my Omega isn't great. Definitive Edition seems sturdy though. It's cool that the normal Omega has a lite-sized case though.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people post questions with answers in their op images?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sometimes it's the wrong answer.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everdrive is the better choice. I have both the Everdrive and the Omega DE and the Everdrive is more reliable and is more energy efficient with batteries.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      $180 for the Everdrive vs $72 for the Omega. Minimal improvement in the former.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There is an improvement over the regular Omega. There's none over the DE. The DE is actually better as well as cheaper.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >$180
        Wat? How about shopping around or buying from an actual reseller before posting the cost meme gouge price you see on Amazon? Moron.
        You can buy my Omega DE for $7,000, so that’s the new price. Why would you spend $7,000 for an inferior product?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I just bought the same mini that's in OP's picture for $100. What are you on about?

        https://i.imgur.com/rI7pIam.jpg

        What's the best GBA flash cart to get?

        You already posted it. I already had the OG EverdriveGBA but I wanted to give it to someone so I bought myself a mini. Both work perfectly. I have an IPS mod and neither draw too much current.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What do you mean by "more reliable"? This is very vague. Does the Omega DE sometimes not work?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Everdrive is the better choice. I have both the Everdrive and the Omega DE and the Everdrive is more reliable and is more energy efficient with batteries.
      this
      check this video out, the difference is massive

      4:12

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Turning off RTC if you're not using it makes a huge difference to EZ Flash battery life.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >everdrive is over $100
    >ez omega is $80
    are they kidding? I got my DS for $40

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've had the normal EZ Flash Omega for some years and it's worked perfectly for me. If you can wait just a couple of seconds after saving your game before you turn off your console you'll be fine.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one that reliably does everything you want at the lowest price. Simple as.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have a ez flash omega de. does the everdrive have rtc?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a 3DS

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EZ Flash Omega Definitive Edition has a mode that makes it pretend to be one game so you can use it for gamecube and DS integration. It depends if you think that feature is important or not.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For GameCube integration you can boot the ROM through the bios. DS integration is a Definitive-exclusive feature, though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For GameCube integration you can boot the ROM through the bios. DS integration is a Definitive-exclusive feature, though.

      what does this mean?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        By flicking a switch on the Omega Definitive Edition, it will boot directly to a particular game. You can use this to transfer Pokemon from gen 3 to gen 4.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    more info about flashcart power consumption
    https://www youtube com/watch?v=HrGTzSrdCyA
    https://docs google com/spreadsheets/d/1baIDOZlUjERhOsmc5Uexz-6v63oGIfMhQQ3zYBDSzL8/edit#gid=0

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use the regular EZ Flash Omega and it works fine. Never had any saving issues that people have complained about.

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