Should I get a Everdrive-GB X3 or X5 for my Gameboy
from to on 05 Nov 2023 11:29 +0000

Im looking for a flashcard for my '89 Gameboy and stumbled upon the Everdrive-GB cartridges. The x3 is about 20 bucks cheaper than the x5. What am I missing out on if I get the cheaper one? Only thing I wanna do is to play a few homebrew gameboy games.

#retrogaming on 05 Nov 2023 11:59 +0000 next

If you’re not playing games that save to SRAM, nothing. If you are, then saving just requires you to do it manually, rather than being able to just shut it off and be done, like the original carts would on 05 Nov 2023 12:12 +0000

so saving is basically like every regular gameboy game? on 05 Nov 2023 12:18 +0000

Not exactly. Some original carts with SRAM would save automatically. You could shut it off and when you turn it on again, your progress would be saved without doing anything manually(eg. Mario Six Golden Coins). In any case, even those games, you still have to do another manual operation on the cart to save the “virtual save”, so the difference is that saving requires an additional, manual step, beyond whatever the game itself requires on 05 Nov 2023 12:41 +0000

Anything other differences besides having to save manually? on 05 Nov 2023 13:33 +0000

No on 05 Nov 2023 14:25 +0000

which one would you get? on 06 Nov 2023 15:57 +0000

I have a X7 and a EzFlash Jr because I want my experience to be seamless and compatible with RTC games, but if you’re really after something for homebrew or don’t mind the added step for anything that supports saves, just get the cheaper one. on 05 Nov 2023 16:56 +0000

Honestly, the ezflash jr is the cheaper option and has some amazing fatures, although the project seems to have been abandoned, they are selling the cart still, the beta FW let’s the RTC to work. on 05 Nov 2023 18:14 +0000 next

More expensive/not available in my region on 05 Nov 2023 19:18 +0000

What about on aliexpress? on 05 Nov 2023 19:30 +0000

Doesn’t ship to Austria on 06 Nov 2023 16:02 +0000

Just for anyone running across this later, another limitation of the EzFJr is that you have to load a custom F/w if you want SGB to work. The Krykzz cart works fine out the box for both platforms. That said, I do own both, and the EzFlash is a great budget alternative for handhelds if you can get it.