EverDrive-GBA X5 Mini (Base - Smoke)

PCB Version: Model 19, Rev. B (X5 Mini)
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EverDrive-GBA X5 Mini (Base - Smoke)


SD Card Size

This is the Base version of the EverDrive-GBA X5 Mini, nothing fancy. This cartridge comes assembled in a transparent gray shell with the basic label.

Ever dream of having your whole library of Game Boy Advance games in a single cartridge? The EverDrive-GBA X5 Mini allows you to load your game back-ups (commonly known as ROMs) on a microSD card, put the SD card into the EverDrive-GBA, put the EverDrive-GBA into a Game Boy Advance compatible device and have your list of games at your finger tips. Please read the FLASH CART DISCLAIMER below before purchasing.

Basic Edition vs. Deluxe Edition

The Basic Edition comes with just the EverDrive-GBA X5 Mini cartridge in the selected style or configuration covered by a 1-year Warranty. Whereas the Deluxe Edition includes the cartridge, a case, printed manual, an EverDrive-GBA sticker, Stone Age Gamer sticker, and is covered by a 2-year Warranty.


  • Small design! Will fit flush in all your GBA handhelds.
  • High compatibility. Almost 100% compatibility with GBA game library.
  • All save types supported, no ROM patching required.
  • Fast Loading (most games load within 1 - 2 seconds).
  • 256Mbit PSRAM (32MByte) ROM memory.
  • 1Mbit SRAM (128KByte) save memory.
  • Real-time clock support.
  • Low power consumption.
  • SD, SDHC and SDXC cards are supported. Tested with micro-SD cards up to 64GB.
  • FAT32 support.
  • Supported with GameCube GBA Player, Super Retro Advance adapter and other GBA accessories.
  • NES, GB and GBC games support (emulation mode).


A) PIRACY – Stone Age Gamer Retroworks, Inc. ("Stone Age Gamer") does not support or condone piracy. Flash carts and similar devices Stone Age Gamer sells and supports are intended to be used only for the following purposes: development, playing games licensed by Stone Age Gamer for use with the product, and/or playing currently owned personally backed-up games and media where it is legal to do so. Stone Age Gamer does not offer support for any other use of this product.

B) PERSONAL BACK-UPS – In many territories it is legal to make back-ups for personal use and/or archival purposes, however it may not be legal in all territories. Please learn the national and local laws regarding this subject before making back-ups for personal use. Please note, in most territories "Personal Back-up" means exactly that; back-ups you made yourself of games you currently own. This often does not include back-ups obtained via other methods (i.e. downloading), even if it is a game you physically own.

C) DAMAGE – Neither Stone Age Gamer or the manufacturer is responsible for any damage of property this product may cause. This is a new product intended to be used on electronic hardware that exceeds two decades in age and Stone Age Gamer can’t guarantee the condition of such hardware. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

D) MODIFICATION & USE – Any unauthorized modification and/or non-intended use of this or any other flash cart product sold by Stone Age Gamer shall void both manufacturer and retailer warranties of that product.

E) CLONE / MODIFIED CONSOLES – Flash carts were developed and intended to be used on un-modified original hardware using original hardware accessories. Stone Age Gamer does not guarantee flash cart operation on clone consoles or modified consoles. Flash carts may operate on some clone consoles or modified consoles. However, due to power consumption changes, random hardware changes and/or firmware updates of those consoles we cannot offer a guarantee of flash cart compatibility. Any returns due to incompatibility with clone consoles or modified consoles will result in no refund of any shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee if no defect is found during testing.

20 Reviews

  • 5
    EverDrive GBA X5 Mini

    Posted by Jerome Howard on Apr 27th 2022

    I love this little unit. It works amazing in my Gameboy Advance handheld. And I love the physical case you can get with them, as before with other consoles, all I got were black plain boxes. I will always buy from StoneAgeGamer just for that fact alone. You cannot go wrong with this device. Also, something I would add. If you are interested in GB and GBC, even thought I bought the GB everdrive, I didn't realize this one would play them on the GBA through an emulator. If I had to do it over, I would probably just get this one, as I don't mind playing GB and GBC on the GBA. Just a thought. You can not go wrong getting this device if you love playing on original hardware.

  • 4
    GBA X5 Mini

    Posted by Jeremy Laumer on Feb 24th 2022

    The GBA X5 Mini has been great! It's running with no compatibility issues in my Analogue pocket. The micro SD slot is recessed a bit, so you'll need to use a small tool to get it seated properly, but aside from that, everything has been great.

  • 5
    Excellent flash cartridge

    Posted by Thomas Schadeberg on Jan 14th 2022

    Everdrive remains the top of the line for flashcarts. Fast, energy efficient, with constant updating of firmware even years after release.

  • 5
    Everdrive Gba X5

    Posted by Jorge Serna on Dec 29th 2021

    Who hasn't played on a GBA in their childhood? Well mine was, but with the passage of time many of the games may not be in the best condition or are difficult to get, but fortunately you can Dumpear your games and not be more with the pending if something happens to them or their labels are damaged, with the Everdrive GBA X5 was the best solution and with which I continue to enjoy the great catalog of GBA and finally, with the release of the Analogue Pocket is the best combination of an Everdrive GBA X5 and an Everdrive GB X7.

  • 5

    Posted by Chad Martensen on Dec 12th 2021

    This is such an amazing product. Form-fitting and built amazingly well. Stoneagegamer is an awesome store. Thanks to them for the wonderful experience the 2 times I bought these.

  • 5
    Works Like A Dream

    Posted by Andrew McClure on Dec 12th 2021

    Simple and easy to use right out the box. If you enjoy retro handhelds you should have one of these.

  • 4
    Everdrive GBA X5 Mini: A Must Own Product

    Posted by Walter on Nov 5th 2021

    To begin, my initial X5 Mini was faulty to no fault of SAG or Krikzz. There is a possibility that your cartridge could be faulty per Krikzz, but SAG return and exchange policy is excellent. I was able to recieve a replacement with 5 days of shipping back my item. SAG provided excellent service that ensured I would get the X5 Mini I wanted. With all that out of the way let's discuss the actual product.

    The Everdrive GBA X5 Mini is a vast improvement over it's predecessor, Everdrive X5, in size only. The cartridge now sits flushed with the GBA/SP/Micro consoles as any other retail GBA game would. The plastics and PCB used in production of this item are too notch as it feels 99% close to a retail GBA cartridge. The front sticker for the cartridge is also high quality with no noticible defects in the art. Removing the micro SD card is a bit of a pain, but any electronic with a spring loaded SD slot at this size tends to have difficulty removing SD cards due to needing a small object or nail to push the tough spring. This is not too big of an issue as I see most users only removing the SD card sparingly after initial setup of the OS and backup ROM files.

    The OS and use of the X5 Mini is simple as it can get. Simply place the unzipped files provides by SAG tutorial page in the root of the the Micro SD you put into the X5 Mini. There are options to quickly play the last ROM booted, hide the OS files, and run a debug test for possible faults in the cart. You can have your ROMs straight in the root of the SD or organized into folders in any way you want. Unfortunately there is no save state function for GBA roms at this time, but maybe it could be added in the future. For GB/C games converted to GBA roms there is the ability to use save states and change the color palette, but that is the result of the program that creates those files and not the X5 Mini. One final note, battery usage of the GBA seems average with retail GBA cartridges, so I would not be too worried about the X5Mini being a power sapper.

    Be sure that when using the X5 Mini that you use an appropriate micro SD card sold by SAG or one that has compatible read and write speeds. The slower the SD card the better, because newer cards like the Samsung Evo and SanDisk cards commonly found are too fast for this device. When you receive the cart be sure to test it with many different ROM files and on different devices if possible to ensure your cartridge is not faulty. If you encounter a red screen upon booting your cartridge might be faulty, so continue attempting to boot and get into the OS and run the debug program. Afterwards if you come across errors in your test get in contact with SAG as soon as possible.

    With all that said, the X5 Mini is an excellent device for those looking to get the best out of their GBA cartridge and is worth the asking price of ~$100 USD. I give it a 4/5 for function, ease of use, and build quality.

  • 5
    Bang for your buck

    Posted by Matthew Kitz on Oct 26th 2021

    If you are on the go and have a GBA, then you can't go wrong with this puppy. All those games at your finger tips all in a nice little package. I have never had any problems loading or running my games. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Excellent Cartridge, though only a nominal improvement over the original X5

    Posted by on Oct 10th 2021

    If you already have the X5, this is just a smaller version of it; the only other notable change is that it also doesn't have that bright red LED that flashes every time your game saves. (Very interesting in games that auto-save)

    But if you don't have the X5, this game cartridge is a great way to play (nearly) all of the GBA library. I particularly love using it to play fan translations on original hardware. Krikzz hardware support is also excellent, especially with the new-ish integration with GBA emulators like Goomba (for GameBoy and GameBoy Color). Overall, very highly recommended for fans of the GameBoy Advance.