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First & Second Generations Discuss the first and second generation games: Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal.


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Old 06-20-2010, 03:17 AM
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Default How can u tell the differnece between a fake game or a real one?

Like, if your buying them off the internet coz I bought a ruby one and it LOOKS legit but the game itself wont load or save or anything...I just want to know so I don't make the smae mistake twice if it IS a fake.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: How can u tell the differnece between a fake game or a real one?

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Like, if your buying them off the internet coz I bought a ruby one and it LOOKS legit but the game itself wont load or save or anything...I just want to know so I don't make the smae mistake twice if it IS a fake.
Real Games have nintendo and gamefreak printed on the Catridge
and also you can see a little difference with the quality of the catridge
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:43 PM
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Check the reviews and ratings for the seller. If each reviewer had only one review for their total on eBay, and it's for the game, it's probably a counterfeit. The sellers of the fake game have created multiple accounts just to say how good it is, to get more people interested. If you review an item, like "product no longer available", and your review is negative, and the other reviewers criticize you, then it's fake. Or if a seller leaves out an image, details, or other information on their item, it will be fake.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:49 AM
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My mom bought me a REALLY screwed up Emerald. You know how when you beat the Elite 4 that game resets and you begin with all your Pokemon in your room? Well, after the Credits roll by, the game starts normaly, then when you go to the file screen, this happens:

THE SAVE FILE HAS BEEN DELETED DUE TO CORRUPTION OR DAMAGE.

THE GAME CAN BE PLAYED.

I still have it too. I think it was counterfeit, or someone REALLY screwed with it. Because I certantly haven't screwed with it or anything.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:58 AM
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some games r obviously fake like chaos black or perla those games. also u can tell by how well the games works like do the save files delete themselves or if glitches pop out. my friend got platinum version and it crashed his ds and he gave it to my cousin to open it up and saw that the chips were fake.
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:49 AM
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some games r obviously fake like chaos black or perla those games. also u can tell by how well the games works like do the save files delete themselves or if glitches pop out. my friend got platinum version and it crashed his ds and he gave it to my cousin to open it up and saw that the chips were fake.
I'm sure mine was fake because... *points to previous post* and the label on the cart had less shinier markings and streaks. I know because I got a new one later (that is legit of course) and the markings on the cart's label are brighter and shinier. And it doesn't delete itself or say this everytime it starts up (and there's still a playable file recorded on it):

THE SAVE FILE WILL BE LOADED.

THE GAME CAN BE PLAYED.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: How can u tell the differnece between a fake game or a real one?

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Like, if your buying them off the internet coz I bought a ruby one and it LOOKS legit but the game itself wont load or save or anything...I just want to know so I don't make the smae mistake twice if it IS a fake.
Another possibility is that the game wasn't a fake at all, but just didn't work anymore. Could of been the seller trying to get something for it after dropping it in water or something...

Edit: Fail, this thread is already half a year old
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Some games will save, but won't load due to them being too old. This usually only happens to the first 2 gens though.
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Buy from Amazon and not off eBay.
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Buying second-hand is typically a bad idea anyways. Having a less shiny label could just be due to it being old (as can being corrupted; it could be the exact reason why the seller is selling it, which, while dishonest, does not make it a fake game). I don't know of any easy way to definitively tell, unless the game is missing some critical label.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:49 AM
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I think upon saving your game, it will be deleted immediately, and just buy originals by making sure that the store is licensed.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:48 AM
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I don't think you'll find Ruby brand new in any stores really considering GBA games are becoming outdated. I hardly see them sold anywhere. When I do see them sold it's random games or used ones in Game Stop / EB stores.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:53 PM
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I think the logo will be different in a fake game than in a real game. I am lucky I didn't get a bootleg for Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness because I can still continue my old game until I erase the data on my memory card which I am waiting to bring some Pokemon in from Emerald into that game before I restart it. Anything else that you probably can't play is a bootleg and you want to avoid them. We discussed this on Yahoo Answers in the Games and Recreation section, my favorite section and now I'm a level 3.
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some of them has two batteries, the other battery is for trolling you by deleting your save file unexpected, some cant save on nintendo ds, some are produced by notondo, if it says ``the save file will be loaded, the game can be played´´ before the title screen, you got yourself a fake
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if it says ``the save file will be loaded, the game can be played´´ before the title screen, you got yourself a fake
That's not always true. It just means the internal battery ran dry. My Ruby, which I got from gamestop new when it came out, just started showing that message about a year ago.
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