Introduction: What Is It?
The G6 Lite is the newest entry into the Nintendo DS mod scene. It has internal memory and comes in 3 ďflavorsĒ, a 1G, 2G and 4G (1G = 1 Giga bit = 1024 bit ). It supports both DS and GBA games but also includes emulators for playing FC, NES, SNES, GB, GBC, PCE, SEGA-MS & GG. The unit has a built in media player for playing the following formats:
- Dobly AC3 audio frequency file (*. AC3)
- target's file of DVD video (*. VOB)
- wave form sound file of Microsoft (*. WAV)
- MPEG-1 Audio Layer-2 file (*. MP2)
- MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3 file (*. MP3)
- Real media file (*. RA, *. RM, *. RAM, *. RMVB)
- MPEG-1 media file (*. Mpeg, *. Mpg)
- MPEG-2 media file (*. M2V)
- Windows media file (*. AVI, *. ASF, *. WMA, *. WMV)
- VCD video file (*. DAT)
- QuickTime media file (*. MOV)
- MPEG-4 media file (*. AVI)
- DivX media file (*. AVI)
The G6 Lite also has a built in PDA program although I was not able to try it out due to it only being in Chinese at the moment.
Part 01: What You Get:
The package arrived in a box and inside the box is a very nice round tin that holds the product. Inside the tin you get 1 G6 Lite (thatís the size of the DS Lites GBA dust cover), 1 regular size GBA shell (this is so that if you have a phat DS you can transfer the insides of the G6 Lites contents into the bigger GBA shell for use in the old phat DS units), 1 usb transfer device (for putting on and removing games and media on the G6 Lite), and 1 mini CD with the G6 Lite software (includes the newest firmware and rom patching software).
Part 02: Size Does Matter
The most obvious advancement in the G6 Lite is itís small size. The unit is the exact same size as the GBA dust cover that comes with the G6 Lite.
If you donít happen to have a DS Lite well then the G6 Lite has you covered there too. The G6 Lite comes with a shell that is the same size as a regular GBA game. This means that if you want to use the G6 Lite with a old phat DS you simply just transfer over the contents of the G6 Lites small DS Lites shell into the bigger Phat DS shell. This is the first unit that fits perfectly into BOTH the DS Lite and the older phat DS.
Combing the G6 Lite with the Passcard3 no one would ever know you had a fully moded DS Lite just by looking at it as nothing sticks out of the unit from either slot.
Part 03: Loading It Up
The unit comes with a usb adapter for transferring games and media onto the G6ís internal memory.
The usb adapter couldnít be any easier to use with the G6. You simply slide the G6 onto the usb adapter as if you were inserting it into a DS.
Next you just pop the unit into any available usb slot on your pc. If your using an older pc (like windows 95, 98,ect) and the unit isnít automatically recognized by your pc, the mini cd that comes with the G6 Lite includes the drivers needed. Any new pc will have no problems recognizing the usb unit. The usb unit has a nice blue led on it to let you know that is inserted correctly and working and the blue led blinks when the unit is transferring data between it and the pc.
The G6ís small size is only 1 part of the new advancements of the DS mod. Another area where the G6 Lite shines is itís software. You use the G6ís rom patching software to get games onto the DS. Once the games are on the DS and you boot up the unit your in for a nice treat. The days of the ugly text based interface have been left in the dust by the G6. The G6 has a NICE interface for listing games as not only are the games names listed, but also a nice little picture icon of what the game is, is displayed next to the name of the game.
This nice new feature isnít limited to the DS side of things either as there is a picture displayed for GBA games as well.
Part 04: Taking it For A Spin
The main thing I wanted to test on this unit was the speed of the internal memory. With other mod devices where you can use your own CF, SD, or Mini SD you need to use faster memory or some games will display graphic glitches and audio hiccups. To no surprise the G6 Lite played all the DS games I threw at it. The memory was more then fast enough to play troublesome games that require fast memory like The Rub Rabbits, and Metroid Prime with no glitches whatsoever. The unit also plays GBA games with no problems. I tried some of the troublesome games like FFIV, Mario Kart, and Mario & Lugi Super Star Saga and none of them displayed any glitches. Both GBA and DS games save properly as well. The unitís text reader is VERY clear and you can easily read a book on the unit without eye strain. The built in media player is another nice feature. It supports many type of media files both audio and video. This turns your DS into a mobile multi media player.
Conclusion - Simply The Best!
After using the G6 Lite for a few hours itís easy to see that this unit is king of the DS mod mountain. Itís small size and amazing software make it the most advanced mod unit out for the DS at this time.
+ small size
+ nice software with pictures in the games menu
+ near perfect DS support and GBA support
+ built in emulators
+ built in media player
+ built in PDA
+ shell of the G6 Lite is not only white but also glossy to match the shell of the Ds Lite
+ larger GBA shell included for older phat DS units
- internal memory is not upgradeable
- non upgradeable internal memory means you cant play large video files
- PDA is only in Chinese so unless you can read Chinese itís little useless at the moment
Official Website: G6Flash.com