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EZ-FLASH Reform announced for the GBA

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27 Responses

  1. a7mag3ddon says:

    I still have my original E Flash for Gb and GBC great devices but need a serial port to program.

  2. Gaardus says:

    I’m pretty sure the “new” kernel mention is a reference to the autopatching update for the EZFLASH-IV released in June. They’re just saying the Reform will ship with that update.

  3. Alejandro says:

    So yeah, pretty cool and all but,

    for what does it work?

  4. Ell Enn says:

    For the price of around 40€ the regular EZ Flash IV is an absolutely fine GBA cart. Everdrive of course is better but costs more than the double and sticks out a bit.

  5. Icedcream says:

    I’ve been getting into flash carts recently. Replaceble battery is a great idea!

  6. cynder2011 says:

    But why? for something that is so outdated…and made obsolete with emulators of all kinds out there…I am really curious on why.

    • ZeroSbr says:

      Some people like their original hardware, and don’t want to hunt down carts which could cost a fortune.

    • BenoitRen says:

      I doubt the emulators work 100% like the original hardware.

    • Iek says:

      I use emulators to play old TV based consoles (2600, SNES, MaterSystem etc), because those games look terrible on modern displays, and an emulator can do a lot to improve that. I also use emulators for N64 and PSP games, as I can upscale the games to run at 720, 900 or 1080.

      On the other hand, I use an AGS-101 for playing Game Boy games. It’s solid Nintendo hardware, and the games will always work well, as they’re fully optimised for the console I’m using to play them on.

      My Game boy has a lithium ion battery that charges from USB, and (thanks to EZ Flash) runs any games I chuck onto a Micro SD card (you can literally install the entire catalogue of GB, GBC and GBA games on a ten quid card). It’s a lovely console, and only cost about £150 for the console, a complete set of accessories, a new battery, a new case and a limited edition (Famicom 20th Anniversary tribute) screen cover. It’s one of a kind, and I love it.

  7. sk74267 says:

    what you are saying is completely illogical. either a person wants something genuine, or they don’t. it doesn’t matter if they already own the system and simply don’t want to pay scalpers. there’s no middle road.

    • Gaardus says:

      Of course there’s a middle road. You can want genuine hardware and simultaneously not care about owning genuine software. Seriously, GBA emulators predate the release of the GBA by SIX MONTHS. There was never a need to buy a flashcart unless you specifically wanted to play the games on an actual GBA, and, well, a nonzero number of people own flashcarts.

      • ZeroSbr says:

        Really? I had no idea the GBA was cracked so soon.

      • sk74267 says:

        exactly… emulators… pretty much any mobile device can run emulators these days. my crappy $20 phone can run GBA titles just fine. what is so important about a genuine system if you are just going rip off the game? to trade up pokemon? the game isn’t genuine therefore neither are the pokemon. just hack them into whatever game you wanted to trade them up to.

        other than that… some people may make the claim they are just backing up old games, or even already have old games backed-up and the original is too damaged these days. but considering there isn’t any official or first-party method to do this… then i am not even sure if a person is actually entitled by the rights granted from purchase to make such back-ups.

        yeah, lets screw private trade and settle for some half-*** genuine experience. again, there’s no middle-road. you either want something that is genuine, or you don’t.

        • sk74267 says:

          (if we are entitled by rights from the purchase to make back-ups… then cool. maybe there are some people out there who could benefit from this type of product in a non-illicit manner. however, i don’t think those types of rights extend to video games, if i recall correctly.)

        • Gaardus says:

          That middle road you keep saying doesn’t exist DOES exist, at least in the minds of anyone who’s ever purchased a flashcart. I get that you’re not interested in flashcarts, and that’s fine! There is no product that can be all things for all people. But like I said, there are people who care about playing on the original hardware – whether due to nostalgia, ergonomics, price, battery life, or anything else – while simultaneously not caring about authentic software. In many people’s minds, hardware has a more substantial impact on the experience of playing a game than authenticity of software, and there’s no hypocrisy in that.

          (On a related note: it’s perfectly possible for someone to care about the in-game process of obtaining a particular Pokemon without caring about ownership and/or intellectual property rights.)

          • sk74267 says:

            you don’t seem to understand how something is either genuine or it isn’t. playing a pirated copy of whatever title on any genuinely owned system in the end still stands as a non-genuine experience. one thing is one, not the other. pretty simple to understand. can’t have it both ways. if you don’t care about owning a genuine copy of whatever title than there is ZERO point in caring about owning the genuine hardware. legit hardware and non-legit title? it is self-defeating, there’s no point to it.

            just grab an emulator and download the friggin ROM to play it through there. hells… at least one can achieve internet link-ups and still play multiplayer through an emulator, all the more reason to say screw the original hardware.

            a product reborn that would allow people to rip from an already existing legit cartridge would be far more worth spending money on than this thing. however, this can actually be achieved through some amount of legit means as well. that is, on the old DS systems with a GBA slot.

          • sk74267 says:

            at any rate… i wasn’t saying it isn’t possible for people to enjoy whatever they enjoy. it is their time and money. things are so old these days it is difficult to enjoy anything without being ripped a new ***.

            emulators are great and all. and they even bring back functionality long lost. but i still wouldn’t buy a DS or any other hardware to rip from a cartridge already owned. simply because, again, that is self-defeating. there’s no middle road. again, just download the emulator and ROM and enjoy.

            however, i can’t really say that either. that is, unless if people are trying to scalp for hundreds of dollars. i mean… myself sure as heck isn’t paying thousands of dollars to complete some obsolete collection. especially not since you can just emulate things on some already existing platform, and again revive long lost functionality. otherwise, save of the money and/or get a job.

            either way… there’s no middle road. there’s a fork there and you must choose which path to walk.

          • sk74267 says:

            gen·u·ine
            ˈjenyo͞oən/Submit
            adjective
            adjective: genuine
            truly what something is said to be; authentic.
            “each book is bound in genuine leather”
            synonyms: authentic, real, actual, original, bona fide, true, veritable; More
            antonyms: bogus

            au·then·tic
            ôˈTHen(t)ik/Submit
            adjective
            adjective: authentic; adjective: auth.
            1.
            of undisputed origin; genuine.
            “the letter is now accepted as an authentic document”
            synonyms: genuine, real, bona fide, true, veritable; More
            antonyms: fake
            made or done in the traditional or original way, or in a way that faithfully resembles an original.
            “the restaurant serves authentic Italian meals”
            based on facts; accurate or reliable.
            “an authentic depiction of the situation”
            synonyms: reliable, dependable, trustworthy, authoritative, honest, faithful; More
            antonyms: unreliable

          • sk74267 says:

            it is whatever… not like i am trying to say people aren’t allowed to do what they want to with this kind of stuff. again, people have their own time and money. if this want they want to do and can enjoy the experience gained from it… then so be it.

            but if you are looking for an authentic, or genuine, experience… these flashcarts won’t provide that. again, there’s no middle road.

        • bjohn says:

          the last time i tried to play emulators on my phone the input lag was so *** terrible, though i’m sure the bluetooth controller didn’t help.

          the reason many play games on real hardware is because of input lag.

  8. BenoitRen says:

    If it’s like the EZ-Flash IV, then it’s a hack that doesn’t work like original cartridges, and is therefore unreliable and is a pain for save management.

  9. Charles Fasano says:

    The battery of both my EZ-Flash IV and EZ-Flash 3-in-1 GBA cart are dead and no longer work. I still have my GBA Advance somewhere around. If the GBA injection on the 3DS was much better I wouldn’t need this.

  10. Craig Dunlop says:

    If anyone wants a decent honest dealer I finally found one:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232562807468

    These guys are excellent. Had a slight problem with the battery but I contacted them and they were great about it. After dealing with so many awful resellers I think these guys should be noted for doing the right thing for once.

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