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Datel Action Replay Cheat System (3DS/DSi XL/DSi/DS Lite)
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169 of 190 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2012
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First off let me start by saying, that I am glad I took a chance on this item although the low/negative remarks!
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Incompatability
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Im a 21 year old user of this item. This mean Im not reviewing something that WAS purchased for someone else ( Kids etc.) Before you kncok this product understand what it is. It is a cheat device that relies on UPDATES to function. Everytime 3DS updates you will need to update this device! Thats a no brainer. So in honesty if you are buying this for your child and they cant, or dont know how to, look up information online and download and install drivers/software. Please teach them the importance of playing a game through because you do not have patience. NEEDLESS TO SAY AS OF 10/22/2012 THIS PRODUCT WORKS FOR MY 3DS. POKEMON BLACK 2 . ON WINDOWS 7 64-bit.

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Fit issues
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I have read that some folks are saying this item does not fit thier 3DS or is not clicking when inserted. To be quite honest. SEND IT BACK!! Not only does this item click when inserted but it doesnt slide or fit any differently than it would have in my DS. Actually I just put it in my ds and VIOLA, it fits identically. No need to use tissue to hold in place etc. Please folks, use your heads, if it slides or needs tissue to stay in place. it obviously isnt "compatible"... SEND IT BACK! AGAIN... NO ISSUES REGARDING FIT HERE

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Executing cheats
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YES everyone this is considered a hack! YEs this can/ and will brick (delete/destroy/render useless) your game or system, if you have no idea wha your doing. Again not for anyone under 12+ ... so if you allow a 20.00 items to break your 249.00 ourchase, whose dumbness is that?? Stop rating this thing low because you made the BADdecision of allowing a 10 year old to hack a $250+ item with $20.00 media. LOL Pricesless....This does allow users to input cheats manually and via the PC. Im sorry but for pokemon i refuse to do it manually. so i do it via pc. And it has executed flawlessly. Lading is another problem. I have done about 20+ transfers and only 2x did my system freeze. but thats because I had too many codes on at once. My fault.. not the product.

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Final thoughts
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Im glad I took a chance and purchased this, espite sooo many negative reviews. LoL its sad but to be honest most reviewers need to learn the difference in reviewing a PRODUCT and reviewing SELF ERROR/Defective device. Amazon asks your to review the PRODUCT HERE. You can review the seller (for defective items etc) on another page/channel on amazon. So many people make this error. Also if you arent the END-USER . Please DO NOT REVIEW. Its like me rating a kitchen aid mixer 1-star because my mom made bad cookies.

Im sure ill get alot of bad rap from other but for those of you who will actually admit its you (lack of understanding) and not the device, please send me a message and ill walk you step by step through getting it to work for you. LOl will also get you some codes if you want!
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56 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2012
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This one really does work on the 3DS. Now, of course, it doesn't actually work with 3DS games because of the insane encryption Nintendo put on those cartridges (in fact, we'll probably never see an Action Replay for 3DS games), but for those who still have a lot of awesome DS games that own a 3DS, this will work perfectly fine with those!

Great product Datel, love ya!
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2012
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Quite contrary to the low star reviews about the missing disk and not sticking in mine fits sung in my 3DS and am quite happy.

I've enjoyed using it to get access to events in Pokemon Soul Silver I had to miss out on like the Arceus Event where you get to choose ether Palkia, Daliga, or Giratina.

The package clearly doesn't list a cd being included and uses a USB connection to download new codes.

This is a great product and I recommend it to anyone to uses a DS and needs a helping hand in their games!

BTW, this only works with DS games not 3DS. Sorry.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2012
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I got my AR about a week before it said. I've had no problems with it other than it doesn't come with the disc for easy code input. It doesn't freeze up like the some say it does. My advice to you if it does freeze is, MAKE SURE IT'S ACTUALLY IN ALL THE WAY!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2012
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This had FAST shipping. So that's a plus.

The AR DOES work with the 3ds, NOT 3ds games (only DS games). Some people have left concerns of this product not working and they would be right. Mine works perfectly. no issues with freezing or black screens. However, it will not work with your 3ds right out of the box. You will need to download the 3ds update from the manufacturers web site,

Here is the link:
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Then Plug in your AR and run the software. Then it will work like a charm.

Remember, NO DISC so any code you want will have to be manually entered on the AR through your 3DS.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2012
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well, as luck would have it.. Nintendo had a firmware update the day before I received this resulting in it not being read by the 3DS system. Luckily, after a few days, there was a patch (I had emailed Codejunkies about the problem and was emailed back a link to the download).
The patch fixed the problem and the AR works fine on DS games played on the 3DS.. hopefully, they will eventually crack the coding for the 3D games... hopefully.

But, as I had purchased this to work on my sons 3DS for his pokemon games(DS) it serves its purpose just fine.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon February 24, 2014
We bought Action Replay five years ago for my son's DS Lite. It didn't work. We exchanged it. The second one didn't work. We returned it.

Now, my son has a DS XL. He thought Action Replay would work for that. We bought it. It didn't work. No, we couldn't update it by connecting it to my PC. Windows 7 couldn't see it. We exchanged it. Windows couldn't see that one, either, but it looked like it worked . . . until it broke my son's Pokémon Black. Whenever he gets to a battle, an error comes up so that he can no longer play the game with or without the Action Replay.

Needless to say, this is the fourth Action Replay we've returned and we will never ever buy another Action Replay again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2013
If it won't stay snapped in - check your case!

We had the same issue with the action replay not snapping in like a game does. It would insert and then pop right back out. After returning one as defective and finding the same problem with the replacement, we had a duh moment and realized that the Nerf cases we had on our DS Lite and 3DS systems was preventing the action replay from seating properly. if you are having trouble with the action replay not snapping in and staying in like a game, take a look to see if your case surrounds the slot in a way that would prevent the action replay from fitting properly. We removed our case and it worked like a charm. Trimming the case would work too.

I hope this helps.

As for the system function, we've only had it a few days now, but it works as advertised. So we've got not complaints.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2013
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It works. That's all that mattered to me. I got this for my brother who is a gamer. I dabble in games as well and mostly use it for Pokemon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2012
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Love these things. I love fooling around with codes after I beat a game so the Action Replay is great! Love how it also now works on the Nintendo 3DS
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