AGS Aging Cartridge
|AGS Aging Cartridge|
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This extremely rare cartridge was used to test Game Boy Advance systems and is notable in that every single emulator fails at least one of the tests. GBA hardware clones will also fail one or more of these tests.
By default, the system will boot straight into the aging test, but the menu can be accessed by holding L + R at startup. From within the menu, you can run various tests and also modify the default startup behavior of the cartridge. This will alter certain flags in the save file of the cartridge.
|Download AGS Aging Cartridge
File: AGB_CHECKER_TCHK10.zip (381 KB) (info)
A crossed-out hand.
Small, pixellated frames of Mario's head from the intro of Super Mario 64. Only two of these frames are used.
While these are used, they are remnants of early versions of other games.
Scattered throughout the ROM are leftovers from other test cartridges.
AGB AGS 1.TARGET L R 2.TYPE 3.AGING TIME %02d:%02d:00 ENDLESS
CARTRIDGE RAM WAIT CONTROL TEST WAIT STATE WAIT CONTROL TEST SET PHI OUTPUT CONTROL PREFETCH BUFFER TEST CARTRIDGE TYPE FLAG TEST CARTRIDGE RAM TEST CARTRIDGE ROM TEST OAM TEST VRAM TEST PALETTE RAM TEST CPU INTERNAL WORK RAM TEST CPU EXTERNAL WORK RAM TEST GET SYSTEM ROM CHECK SUM
|Nintendo Console Testing Software|
|NES||Port Test Cartridge • HVC Controller Test|
|SNES||Burn-In Test Cart • Controller Test Cartridge • Test Program • SNSP Aging Cassette|
|GameCube||Service Disc v1.0/03|
|Game Boy||Controller Kensa Cartridge|
|Game Boy Advance||AGS Aging Cartridge|
|Nintendo DS||Aging Card NTR|