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Jaguar GameDrive

$179.99
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Jaguar GameDrive

 

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Attack of the Mutant Penguins, Head Over Heels & Impossamole
PURCHASE INCLUDES FREE DIGITAL COPIES OF
ATTACK OF THE MUTANT PENGUINS, HEAD OVER HEELS & IMMPOSSAMOLE!
Ever dream of having your whole library of Atari Jaguar games in a single cartridge*? The Jaguar GameDrive for the Jaguar allows you to load your game back-ups (commonly known as ROMs) on an microSD card, put the microSD card into the Jaguar GameDrive, put the Jaguar GameDrive into a Jaguar system and have your list of games at your finger tips. Please read the FLASH CART DISCLAIMER below before purchasing.

This updated version of the Jaguar GameDrive cartridge has support for EEPROM save games as used by some homebrew software as well as improved game load time (no longer than 1 second for the largest games) and an improved game selection menu.

The Jaguar GameDrive has full support for all games and sizes of EEPROM (used to save game progress). The EEPROM contents are saved directly to the memory card along with your game, so everything is stored in one place.

You will need to provide a memory card (FAT or FAT32 formatted) and your own ROM images (JAG, J64, ROM, BIN, ABS) to play.

Basic Edition vs. Deluxe Edition

The Basic Edition comes with just the Jaguar Game Drive cartridge with label and printed manual. Whereas the Deluxe Edition includes the cartridge, a case, printed manual, a Jaguar GameDrive sticker, Stone Age Gamer sticker, and is covered by a 2-year Warranty.

Features

  • All retail Jaguar cartridge and homebrew games working
  • Many Jaguar CD games (no CD attachment required) working [still in beta]

Hardware Compatibility

  • Atari Jaguar without Jaguar CD installed
  • EEPROM support for 128, 512 and 2048 byte EEPROMs
  • FAT16/32 formatted MMC compatible micro memory card
  • JagLink currently not supported

* Cartridge shells are SLS 3D printed. While this is a high quality 3D printing technique, the cartridge will have a more textured feel compared to injection molded shells.


FLASH CART DISCLAIMER

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.

22 Reviews

  • 5
    Jaguar Game Drive

    Posted by Bludax on Jul 5th 2021

    The Jaguar Game Drive was a long wait for me. I missed several of the early releases for a number of reasons. Stone Age Gamer gave me access to it and for that I am grateful.

    This lives up to the hype and is the definitive solution for the Atari Jaguar. I couldn't ask for an easier to use and satisfying product. It does exactly what I want and best of all it unlocks secret potential for the Jag that you definitely want to discover. I kind of felt like I was on an adventure being watched over by a certain kitty statue and I heard drums in the background...

    All jokes aside the Jag GD with the Jag CD are not the only glorious functions of this cart. The potential for Atari ST exploration is a MUST HAVE reason to own the Jag GD. You do not want to miss out.

  • 5
    so far so good

    Posted by Reviewer on Jun 30th 2021

    I have enjoyed my gamedrive. Got most of the cd games working just a few to go. I've had a lot of fun playing these old games.

  • 5
    The Only Jaguar Cart You Need!

    Posted by Rick Valenta on Jun 28th 2021

    This is a MUST have. Very easy to add the roms, update the firmware and get this thing going. Most MRQ files are pretty easy to find over on Atariage. There is a creator tool, but it's in command prompt (not GUI) and i couldn't figure it out. Also haven't tried to tackle the CD games yet, but i'll cross that bridge when i come to it. Still, challenges aside, this is an amazing piece of hardware and if you have a Jag, it's a MUST-BUY. Saint makes great stuff, i recommend his Lynx GD also!

  • 4
    Definitely worth the money for those of use who like to play on original hardware

    Posted by Chris G. on Jun 22nd 2021

    I own and use numerous flash carts from both Krikzz and Terraonion. This cart is certainly in that same class.

    Pros:
    - The menu system is very well done and adds to the overall user experience with screenshots and covers.
    - Loading of games fairly quick but may be a slight bit longer than what some are used to on Everdrives but this is to be expected do to game size.
    - I initially was disappointed that the stock Jaguar cart shape was not used for this cart. I thought the original cart shape added to the look of the console. However, I was surprised that I like the 3D printed shell as much as I do. It looks and feels like it is very well made.
    - I have not run into any compatibility issues with any of the commercially released cartridge game thus far.

    Cons:
    - Jaguar CD support is spotty at best currently but it is in beta
    and is progressing which is exciting to see.
    - There is no in-game menu or key combination that be used to return to the menu system. This is true on many other flash carts as well but it is missed here.
    - Lastly, I am not a huge fan of the current label being used. It lacks personality but is currently the only option.

  • 5
    Jaguar CD and Carts working with an easy graphical menu.

    Posted by sheath on Jun 19th 2021

    I've been looking forward since I bought and failed to repair a Jaguar CD Development unit years ago. My Jaguar CD games set on my shelf taunting me, untested and unplayed. While the CD Support is in Beta I have to say it is phenomenal that it works at all, and when it does work the games play great. Don't forget to download the MRQ pack in AtariAge forums, name the files the same as your ROMs and get a screenshot and box shot in the GUI!

    The Jaguar CD Support forums on AtariAge have a lot of pages to sift through. I can say that I have tested Adata and a Generic SD Card with the Gamedrive but CD games would black screen every time on these. Sandisk is the way to go for CD Game support. But converted JCD images need to be placed on the SD Card one-by-one so they don't get fragmented on the drive (hopefully). For some games, like Battlemorph, BlueLightning and Highlander, placing the file in two directories helps with black screen issues. That is, booting the image in one directory to a black screen, restarting and then booting the same image from another directory results in a good boot and playable game more often than just retrying the same image in the same directory. So going for a 32GB Sandisk would be my recommendation, I tried swapping in and out CD games on my 8GB and they all broke unless I ran Defraggler to get the card to 0% fragmentation.

    World Tour Racing is the only game I have tested that is not working as of this review. I expect this will be ironed out by SainT soon, again CD support is only in Beta. I probably shouldn't hope for it, but I'd like to be able to keep my JagCD Unit hooked up with the GameDrive one day, currently it's on display instead.

    Support the developers and buy what you like that's still available for purchase. I just realized that World Tour Racing is still being pressed new! Nice shiny boxes on your game shelf will remind you to play them anyway. Nothing gets the kids wanting to play a game like reading the box and manual first. And hopefully this device will inspire more to learn Jaguar programming for great new games or ports of great games as well! I'm watching Asteroite very closely.

    The Jaguar GameDrive is a fantastic product that will hopefully open up the entire Jag and Jag CD library to people who have found the cost of entry the ridiculous mountain it actually is.

  • 5
    Jaguar Game Drive is Solid

    Posted by Cody Hoffman on Jun 18th 2021

    The Jaguar GameDrive is a simple, no frills SD solution for the Atari Jaguar. I had been awaiting this one for a long time and it is very much plug and play. The fact that it is now completely competent running CD games as well makes this a must buy in my book. Great built quality as well, and I love the texture on the cart. I ordered the Stone Age Gamer Deluxe Edition as well, which is a small price to pay for a great package that looks great on the shelf, and some additional included games! Highly Recommended if you are interested in a workhorse solution to play Jaguar games on real hardware.

  • 5
    Jaguar GameDrive

    Posted by Teuton1331 on Jun 17th 2021

    I waited quite a while to finally receive one, and I knew that I would not be disappointed because I had already set up several loaded SD cards for other people. Being able to play all of my ROMS plus SOME of the CD games is great. Now, if RetroHQ can get the rest of the CDs working, I'd give it even more stars. ;)

  • 5
    Fantastic, Must have, for The Jag

    Posted by Jagwire64 on Jun 17th 2021

    Jaguar Game Drive is well built and easy to use. The cart games run flawlessly. Have run some CD games as well. Best money I have spent on the Jaguar in a long time.

    Stone Age Gamer shipped fast and the only place to have stock that I have found. Really happy with the unit.

  • 5
    Atari Jaguar GameDrive is marvelous

    Posted by Weaver Ng on Jun 2nd 2021

    The Atari Jaguar GameDrive is constructed with a high quality case shell to withstand long term usage. Upon usage, the GameDrive presents the user with the option to upgrade the firmware. Once you update the firmware, the GameDirve is compatible with most CD games as well as regular cartridges. I found out that 16 GB micro SD cards are the most compatible memory card that work with this device. Any SD card larger than 16 GB seems to have problems (freeze in game) when I tested the CD games. Many homebrew games are also loadable and playable with the GameDrive. This is a bonus since the homebrew scene has many games to demo and preview. Credit goes to SaintT for creating a marvelous product for Jaguar owners.