ED64Plus - Brand New Nintendo 64 SD Card Enabled Flash Card With Cartridge Connector (Updated)

ED64Plus-Brand-New-Nintendo-64-SD-Card-Enabled-Flash-Card-With-Cartridge-Connector-Now-AvailableNintendo 64 gamers are without a doubt spoilt for choice when it comes to future proof solutions to getting their 64-bit fix. The ED64Plus is the fourth memory card based flash cartridge to be made available in the last few years, one which holds a slight edge over the competition thanks to a certain impressive and unique addition.

UPDATE: It has come to our attention that the ED64Plus is nothing more than a hacked and stolen version of Krikzz's Everdrive 64 cartridge. In knowing this we have removed the link to the product below and advise anyone reading this to instead look at buying the superior and original Everdrive 64. Thanks!

The name of this Nintendo 64 flash cartridge, however, is quite questionable. Given that Krikzz's Nintendo 64 Everdrive flash cartridge is often abbreviated to ED64, it's safe to say that Superufo's latest product is hoping to ride (unofficially) on the well established name of their rival. Compared side byside though, the new arrival is a much cheaper alternative, but is it any better?

While we have no immediate answer for you, the ED64Plus holds one huge advantage for retro gamers interested in preservation. Upon the top half of the ED64Plus is a cartridge slot which can be used to back up any Nintendo 64 cartridges you own straight to the on-board SD card currently inserted. The downside to this, however, is that the cartridge connector requires a retail Nintendo 64 game to be plugged in at all times in order to run ROM files from the SD card.

ED64Plus Nintendo 64 Flash Cartridge Video

ED64Plus Specifications & Features

  • ED64Plus can support a maximum of 512Mbit(64MBytes) ROM images
  • Support SD, SDHC, MMC card with FAT, FAT16, FAT32 format (maximum 32GB)
  • Multi CIC chip compatible
  • Supports all games of the region corresponding to the console (PAL system need to order PAL version ED64Plus)
  • Region free (will play a PAL ROM on a NTSC system, and vice-versa)
  • Supports all save types, even FlashRAM save type
  • Stores cartridge based saves directly on the CF/MicroSD card
  • Supports homebrew ROMs
  • Most games load within a few seconds. Larger ones take several seconds.
  • Drag and drop support directly to SDCard
  • No proprietary extra adapters involved
  • Supports multiple ROMs up to the capacity of the SDCard
  • Supports sub folders
  • ROMs are stored indefinitely until files are deleted or the SDCard is formatted
  • Continued menu, firmware, GUI, and hardware development support
  • 64MBytes of high quality Micron RAM onboard
  • High quality 4 layers printed circuit board and SMD components
  • Does not require any special hardware or software to flash games
  • N64 menu is navigated with the gamepad
  • Uses SDCard to store ROMs
  • Reset button takes the user back to the ED64Plus menu
  • Easy to use once set up properly and then recommended for the novice user
  • Most commercial ROMs backup work (* Some CIC6105 ROMs backup require the patched versions still)
  • Most games which required a patch for old copiers work with or without a patch
  • Support byte swapped ROM images

According to the ED64Plus website, the Nintendo 64 flash cartridge can be bought from several Far East retailers for $99, all of which are listed on their Where to Buy page (Link Removed).

Link: ED64Plus Website (Link Removed)


Last Updated ( 06 October 2012 )  

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(Link to this comment) froggydarren 2012-09-28 09:09
this is a nasty Chinese rip off it loads up using a everdrive OS but lacks firmware upgrades and if its anything like the nasty SNES flash cart clones then stay well clear....
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