I got my Supercard SD(s) today, for personal use on the GBA-SP, Micro and DS Lite and after some troubleshooting, i find that it works quite well for the price (around $25). It plays GB/GC/GBA, NES, SMS, GameGear, PCE (Turbografx-16). That aside, the only ones that have to be patched (with batch support) is the GBA. I subdivided the games by system. The system menu can only handle so many files on the list, which i fixed by subdividing the games alphabetically (#, A, B, C, D, etc...) and now it runs like a dream. I've only had a small handful of rom incompatibility issues, but it's run aprox. 95% of the games that i've wanted to play on it. Despite that, the only other issues i came across was that the NES games need to have the speed settings adjusted, once per NES emu play (i.e. initially, returning after exiting to play other system roms (or powering off) and returning). Not a big deal, you do this by:
- push L + R together (to get to the system menu)
- go to "speed hacks"
- push A (takes you to the only three speed options there)
- turn "PPU" and "JMP" to "ON"
- go to "Autodetect speed hack" and push A
- then just push B twice, which takes you back to gameplay
The other emulators besides the ones above run acceptably or better. The GameBoy Advance emulation is right on the money, i'm assuming because this IS a GBA, and the roms are right at home here...
The roms that run on this don't need to have the buttons reconfigured as they are all (excluding the NDS) two face button controlled systems anyway. Perfect to give to a child for some retro action or a nice and cheap alternative for yourself from other, more expensive or shoddily made, chinese devices...
I bought 4 of them and i don't regret it at all. Each one even came with a free, higher quality Mini-SD card adapter from Kingston.