If you're using an original model DS, or a DS Lite, both of which have the GBA slot, then I'd recommend holding on another month or two and getting the new GBA Everdrive that krikzz is producing. It is coming soon. I can't see much point settling for anything else. If you're using a DSi model, i.e.
No GBA slot, then I personally feel you're better off finding a backlit GBA-SP (AGS-101) if you want to play GBA games. I've got a Supercard DSTwo in my DSi XL, which is capable of running a GBA emulator, but I couldn't stand it and it is used only for DS games. I pretty much hate emulators across the board though. That's why I buy krikzz' stuff. Here's a video explaining the difference between GBA-SP models.
As you can see, the AGS-101 model is much, much better. I've got two of them, though my daughter's going to steal one of them when she moves out one day. If you can't find an AGS-101, and want a 'real hardware' experience for GBA, then I'd recommend the DS-Lite. The DS-Lite has slightly smaller display area for GBA games than a GBA-SP, but the screen is lit just as nicely as the AGS-101 and you also get DS games of course.
Items you will need. MicroSD card and adapter for R4 cartridge. Memory expansion device for Nintendo DS The R4 media cartridge for Nintendo DS allows users to download and run a host of amateur-developed games and software on the system. In addition to software designed for Nintendo DS, the cartridge can also run games and software developed for Nintendo's previous system, the Game Boy Advance. Running Game Boy Advance software requires an additional memory cartridge such as an EZ-Flash or Nintendo's own DS Memory Expander. Download the GBA Exploader software from the site in Resources.
Will my Nintendo DS R4 card play Gameboy Advance ROMS? (AGS-101) if you want to play GBA games. I've got a Supercard DSTwo in my DSi XL.
Double-click the downloaded file to unzip it. Connect the MicroSD card for your R4 cartridge to your PC's USB port using the R4's MicroSD adapter. Copy all unzipped Exploader files to the root directory of the card. Create two directories on your R4's MicroSD card called 'GBA' and 'GBASAVE.'
Copy your GBA games into the 'GBA' directory. Many sites provide amateur-developed and public-domain games for GBA. Disconnect your MicroSD adapter and remove the MicroSD card. Insert the card into the R4 cartridge and insert the cartridge into the top slot of your Nintendo DS. Insert a memory-expansion device such as EZ-Flash or Nintendo's DS Memory Expander into the bottom slot and turn the system on.
Select 'R4 DS' from the DS' home screen. Choose 'GBA Exploader' from the R4 menu. Scroll to the GBA game you wish to load using the D-pad.
Press 'A' to load any of the GBA games stored on your R4.
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