If you're looking to back up your old cartridge saves, forget about that expensive, vintage hardware; this is all you need. This is a great product.
I downloaded the files linked on the product page, plugged the Flasher into my PC via mini-USB, and copied my Pokemon Red save onto my hard drive within minutes. The software was intuitive, and seemed effective and robust, although I must admit I did not explore its features any further than game save backups.
The flasher itself is nice and compact, and seems well-built and well-designed. It arrived already installed in its sturdy 3D-printed casing. My particular casing had a minor cosmetic blemish, but it was none the less impressive.
NOTE: You will want to make sure to scan the cart with the software, and apply the correct file size setting to your export. Incorrect file sizes may affect its compatibility with other software.
There are a number of products like this available, but with this they have all become obsolete. Easy to use, effective, fast and efficient, not to mention extremely easy to order, a great price point, and fast delivery.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a Game Boy cart flasher.
The cart flasher itself looks amazing. Looks like a factory-grade device, which worth every cent! Works out of the box, the program runs well under Win 8.1. Only my mistake that I wanted to reflash my original Pokemon cartridges (from german to english) - I forgot that they are made with fixed ROM memory IC and NOT rewriteable (not even EPROM or EEPROM, good old masked ROM) But hey, no more lost savegames!
I bought this mainly to pull some photos off my Gameboy camera, and it worked after a little research (the RAM size and gameboycamera dump). As long as you read the documentation, it's very easy to use with regular cartridges. I was able to back up old Pokemon save games easily, and double checked the files using VBA.
The cart itself feels solid (I got mine with the case), and I think it took less than 2 weeks to arrive at my house. I'm considering buying the flash cart just to mess around with. Great product!
(sad side story: i backed up my Pokemon Crystal save file, but my cousin's cartridge battery didn't last through the years of neglect. Same with my Gold version. RIP)
I bought it mainly to transfer my Game Boy Camera photos to my PC and it does it great (tested on Linux and Windows)! There is not much you can ask for.
The build quality is very high and the board looks nice. Sadly it's all covered by the case I also ordered. The case has the typical layered look that most 3D printed products have. With some fine-grained sandpaper you can polish the surface to make it look better. Nonetheless I'd recommend to order the case for the cartridge reader. It makes inserting and removing the cartridges a lot easier and protects the board during shipping.
I'll definitely plan to buy the flash cart to utilize its full potential.
I am one that can sleep better knowing my game saves are backed up on my PC, and gameboy carts were one that I was not able to back up.
After looking online, everyone suggests that you should get a ~20$ mega memory card and a ~40-50$ flash card. Then, copy your game onto the memory card, then from there onto the flash card, and from there to your PC. Seemed like there had to be another way.
Luckily I came across The Cart Flasher for GameBoy, which is MUCH easier, and costs much less. Win/win/win!
When I found it, it was out of stock and was I a little disappointed, so I contacted the seller to see if there was any plan for more stock; he got right back to me and said, "yep there are more coming".
I ordered it as soon as I got the email saying there was more stock (be sure to add it to your wishlist!), and it arrived about 2 weeks later (not bad considering it came from Spain to USA). I missed the mail guy, and had to go to the post office, but it shipped well and was packaged perfect, so it looked great. I got it with the 3d printed case, which is super cool.
It works perfect - I've backed up all my save games no problem. The only problem is I wish I had this cart flasher years ago, since the battery on my Pokemon Gold has already gone out.
Note: I haven't looked too much into the documentation (probably not smart enough to understand it anyway), but I'll give it 5 stars because I'm sure that is what it is.
If you want to back up saves - BUY THIS NOW - you don't want the batteries going out on you, trust me! You get an awesome product that is super easy to use, super cheap compared to alternatives, and you will be helping out a super cool guy!
I bought this device to transfer the photos off my Game Boy Camera and onto my computer. It shipped fast, came well packed, and most importantly it works perfectly! It took me less than two minutes to get everything working. Not only have I used it to snag pictures, but I've also been experimenting with editing my Pokemon save data, too! It's quite the handy little tool. Would definitely recommend.