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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its a Cheat System and Freeloader all in one
This package is a decent cheat system. where you have preloaded (on the disc) cheats for almost everygame. A lot of people think that if you have to cheat at a game then there is no point in trying to play it. But when you got Multi-player games that you have to unlock certain content and you just wanna have a few laughs with your mates as soon as possible what do you do...
Published on 1 Mar. 2004 by Duke Dudeston

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Obsolete
This Gamecube Action Replay contains both the Freeloader software, to allow you to play Gamecube games from other regions, and cheats. But it's a very stripped down version of what it used to be.

Despite the claim on the box, it doesn't work with the Wii, and hasn't for many years now, not since software update 3.00 in August 2007. Despite this, Datel still...
Published on 12 April 2012 by Jacob Behr


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Obsolete, 12 April 2012
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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This Gamecube Action Replay contains both the Freeloader software, to allow you to play Gamecube games from other regions, and cheats. But it's a very stripped down version of what it used to be.

Despite the claim on the box, it doesn't work with the Wii, and hasn't for many years now, not since software update 3.00 in August 2007. Despite this, Datel still sell the product as is, with nothing but a disclaimer on their website advising of the incompatibility issue.

I'll just go over the 2 main differences between the old version and this newer one.

1. The old version used to be region free. You could use it in a PAL console to play NSTC games or in a NTSC console to play PAL games. Not any more. Now it's region locked and this version will only work with a PAL Gamecube.

2. The old version used to allow you to add any codes not already present on the disc, but now there is no option to add your own codes, and the codes which are present are very limited. Many thousands of codes for Gamecube games which have been (and are) readily available on the internet for years before this disc was even manufactured have not been included. The codes that are present are mostly rather basic.

To add further insult to injury, some games (like the PAL version of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance) aren't included at all!. Now this is true of the old version also, but with the old version you could add any game not already on the disc yourself, and whatever codes for it you wanted.

And finally, just to make an already terrible product even worse, this newer version has compatibility issues with some Gamecubes, so there's a chance it might not work at all.

If you still use your Gamecube and want an Action Replay, then do yourself a favour and see if you can pick up an old version off Ebay at a reasonable-ish price (Good luck with that!).
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars change of features, 20 Mar. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Anyone thinking of purchasing this item please note that the 'add new code' or 'add new game' options have been removed.

I wanted to do just this and was dissapointed by the change. You will have to find an older version if you want this option.

Otherwise it's great fun to blow the dust of some old games you just couldn't finish.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its a Cheat System and Freeloader all in one, 1 Mar. 2004
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Duke Dudeston (Surrey) - See all my reviews
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This package is a decent cheat system. where you have preloaded (on the disc) cheats for almost everygame. A lot of people think that if you have to cheat at a game then there is no point in trying to play it. But when you got Multi-player games that you have to unlock certain content and you just wanna have a few laughs with your mates as soon as possible what do you do? You use this system to make them available.
Not only that, but it has the ability to be updated. using the supplied Memory Card you can store even more codes for the games that have been released after this cheat system.
But not only that, it has a Freeloader (just like the GameBoy Player Disc) but this freeloader overrides the region lock-out. this disc has already told the Game Cube that the disc is multi region, and when you play a new game. you take out the current disc and replace it with either a Japanese or US game and hey presto you can play these games before they are released here in the UK.
People think that this may cause problems with the Memory Card. but the memory card is just a data storage. It supposed to store the game in a multi-region format anyway so it shouldn't be a problem. It isn't a problem on my Console anyway.
Recommended for anybody who wants to play Japanese or US games on your GC without having to worry about voiding any warranty. And also for all those people who want to unlock all the bonus stuff on multi-player games without having to play the single player modes 27 times a day just to unlock one attacthment or extra level.
Nuff said really
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Replay, 7 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Action Replay (Gamecube) (Accessory)
As a European gamer there are two things that can really annoy me about the Gamecube. The first is that being in Europe we always seem to get games last and that there is a huge conversion time between Europe and America. So if a game was released in Japan we wouldn't get it till 6-months later. The second thing is there is no cheat software for Gamecube. The PS2 has lots of cheat software, why can't we.
This is why the Action Replay is the best thing to hit the Gamecube. You not only get cheat software to aid you in games. It also allows you to play imports, and without chipping and ruining your warranty. So you can get cheaping games before anyone else who needs to get PAL conversion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NO, 7 Mar. 2013
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO NOT BUY. AWFUL

REALLY REALLY BAD. Its not the older version so only has a small number of preset codes. Does not give you the ability to add codes. The preset codes are pretty crap also. Doesn't even have the master codes for any version of SSB

DO NOT BUY. Get an old one off ebay or get some adapters for your controllers and emulate it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars has worked every time, 11 Feb. 2014
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I have only used this product on my gamecube due to reading the problems other people have had on using it with a wii. This product has worked every time I have used it weather that's with cheats or using it as a free loader to play import games. My negative points are it apparently does not work with a wii even though it says it does on the packaging and the amount of cheats on the disc its a shame they cant be added.
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2.0 out of 5 stars flimsy disk can't input newer codes. You suck Datel, 21 Sept. 2014
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I've owned 2 of these & both have had the same problem, the disks are flimsy as hell over time placing and removing the disk causes cracks that get worse each time its inserted & removed which eventually stops working altogether after the disk cracks makes the cheat disk unreadable, I've been advised not to get the latest version of this & opt for the competitors.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY EASY, 30 May 2003
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M. R. Jones (Plymouth, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is what we have all been waiting for!!
The ACTION REPLAY system works by temporarily altering the input output signal reader (i read it somewhere, sounds true) and enables cheats designed unoficially by the ACTION REPLAY designers.
Also included is the FREELOADER system which enables you to safely play foreign games on your Gamecube system.
The best cheats system i have ever seen.
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3.0 out of 5 stars False, 27 Oct. 2014
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This does not work with the Wii as stated on the product, however i'm sure its good on a gamecube lol
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheat, 2 May 2014
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I absolutely love this I can now get past those tricky bits that I have struggled with for so long
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