Gameboy Flash Advance Linker
GBA Flash Linker
The Flash Advance Linker was the first professional mass produced development
device for the Gameboy™ Advance and still is King! You connect it
to the PC, plug in Flash Advance Card into the FALinker and now you can
write roms to the FlashROM or read out and backup on your computer the
Game roms from the Nintendo gba cartridges.
Its successor is FA Linker Xtreme (uses USB instead of Parallel
Printer Port) also known as FA Linker Extreme. FA Xtreme is ~30% faster
than FAdvance but who really cares if you have to write the roms 2 or
3 mints - what's more important Flash Extreme is better in the way that
it uses USB port, and when used with it does not require additional power
supply. So if you don't have a free printer port get this one!
Later on came Flash 2 Advance Linker or you can also find it under
the name of Flash Linker 2 or II or F2A Pro... Its name has led to some
confusion - it is not 2nd version of Flash Advance Linker as you might
think. Flash 2 Advance is a link cable that connects Parallel Printer
directly to Gameboy Advance and lets you write gba roms to the Flash Card
that is plugged into the GBA. Because it is more simple it also costs
less! It has its own F2A 64M and F2A 128M Flash Cards, but F2A 256M cart
is the same as 256M Flash Advance Card and it can be used both on F2A
As if it wasn't complicated enough there are also newcomers like EZ-Flash
(XG-Flash) that also let you backup games and emulate gba roms in
gameboy. EZ-Flash uses USB port and in that manner is similar to FA Xtreme,
when as WiseBox can be used with Printer port OR it can be used separately
to backup Games to WiseCard directly without a PC.
If you ask me - Go for the Flash Advance Linker Extreme 256M set as it
is the best most compatible device. If you can't afford it look at the
128M Flash 2 Advance set. I wouldn't suggest you to buy any of the cheap
64M sets as there are games like Lords of The Rings : Two Towers that
take up all 128M and if you have a 64M Flash Card you will not be able
to play it :(
Where to Buy :
Specializes in all kinds of GBA Flash Cards and Flash Advance Linkers including EZ-Flash 2 PowerStar, XG-Flash USB, Flash 2 Advance and Extreme Flash Advance EFA USB.
Sells Gameboy Flash2Advance F2A Ultra 1G cards Flash2Advance Linkers XG2 EZ2 and XG2 Turbo linkers for GBA & GBASP. Can pay with CreditCard or PaÿPal
Sells new X-ROM 512M Cards and XG-Flash linkers, good old FA Pro Linker, FA Pro Linker, TV Converter, E-Merger for Game Boy Color and GB PC-Linker.
Play GBA ROMs from SD
cards on GBA SP & DS Lite
with SuperCard SD and
mini SD adapter