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:: EU HARDWARE REVIEW ::

Review One : The "Flash Linker Combo" (128meg version)

 


The "Flash Linker Combo" consists of:

Flash Linker (which connects via cable to your PC and to transfers games/programs onto the 128meg Cart)
128meg Cart (plugged into Flash Linker to transfer roms and then to use on Gameboy Advance)

Also included:

  • Cables (to plug your Flash Linker to your PC via. parallel port)
  • Power supply (note: batteries only last for a few hours so this is an essential)
  • CD (Contains utils, emulators and PD roms that can be used on your Flash Linker)

All you need other than the above is a standard Gameboy Advance and your PC and your ready to hookup the "Flash Linker Combo" setup..

Once you've connected the Flash Linker to one end of the Cable (standard male to male cable) and the other into the back of your pc parallel port, next step is to plug in the Power Supply (batteries drain in less than an hour so that would be a waste of money) and finally insert the 128mb Cart into the Flash Linker (this is the cart you will be using on your Gameboy Advance once done). Once your all set, turn on the switch on the side of the Flash Linker, the red light should come on. Now your ready to put some stuff onto your 128meg Cart.

On the CD that is included there are transfer programs, I have chosen Flash Advance Writer (Win9x, XP versions etc are all included on the CD) which allows you to upload .gba roms from your PC to the 128meg cart via the Flash Linker. The 128meg Cart is a good size for contents (the 128meg Cart normally fits about 4/6 decent sized games <2-3mb> or 2/3 huge games <4-6mb> and gamesaves too!) although there is a 256meg Cart (available also at CDWORLD) out which will double the capacity. Once you've chosen, say 4 games, Flash Advance Writer will upload them to the 128meg cart and even sets up a menu (for multi-games) to choose once its ready to play on the Gameboy Advance.

(image to show the Flash Advance Writer's setup - This is included on the CD) *Note: The above is an example to show the potential size of the cart *

Once the games have been uploaded (you can alter the speed depending what PC spec. you have), you simply turn off the Flash Linker, remove the 128meg Cart and insert it into your Gameboy Advance. Where upon switching it on, the following menu will show:

(image of the Flash Writer OS menu)

All that is left to do now is to select the game that you wish to play and within seconds it loads up. Simple as that. Emulators for the GBA such as Spectrum, Master System and many others also work on this flawlessly :)

The Flash Linker also allows you to back up your original Gameboy Advance titles to your pc, which will allow you to play your games on any of the popular Gameboy Advance emulators available OR you could upload two/four original games that you own to the 128meg cart, saving you carrying all the games about :)

Oh and btw the Flash Writer Advance program has the option to format the cart too, so the options are limitless.

It really is as simple as it sounds. I recieved mine from CDWORLD who as always offer such an excellent service and at a good price. Highly Recommended.

In closing if you own a Gameboy Advance and want to expand your options, then this is the product for you.

Description
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Comment
Packaging
80
Good packaging, lovely cart holder.
Ease Of Use
90
This thing is fool proof, All is set up in a few minutes.
Contents
93
Included the entire kit (minus the GBA) and the CD-Rom included is all you need to get started and then some.
Value
95
If you have a GBA then this should be next on your shopping list as its a GBA fanboy's dream.
Overall
91
An inexpensive way of improving the way you play with your GBA and if you can code GBA demos and games you can try them out on the real thing using this. An essential piece of your GBA kit.

Recommended Purchase Site

CDWORLD : An excellent and trustworthy store that sells gameboy/gameboy advance hardware (inc. the above product) for your needs and for the best price.


Important Copyright Notice: The Flash Linker should ONLY be used for games that you own and for PD demos/games purposes. Any taking advantage of this is in the owners risk of breaking copyright law. "Above images taken from various misc. sources on the internet". EU will not be held responsible for any wrong doings. Thank You. - The Fox.

 
:: Last updated on March 27th, 2002

 

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