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Yarsrevenge

@KingMike, Yeah I have the manual, box and cart. Box and cart NM condition, the manual has some wear. I'd say fair-good condition.
I purchased a thick acrylic case for it and now it's on a shelf I look at a few times a day and shake my head.

the proud discoverer in my garage of a 20 year old copy of Clay Fighter Sculptor's edition, in a pristine box.

FX102A

@Meowpheel Unfortunately GBA has a massive counterfeit cart issue. I learnt a few things during a con last year and learnt how to identify them. Went back through my collection and found three (one using a "Nintemdon" cart).

At that same con i found a place with tonnes of carts loads of which were Final Fantasies, Fire Emblems, Tales of Phantasia and even a freakin Ninja Cop!

Do kinda wish I'd bought that last one if even just to play it.

FX102A

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Since purchasing physical copies of Pokémon Gold and Silver on the 3DS, I decided to purchase the boxes of the original games on Game Boy Color from an eBay seller to compliment them (I have the carts but got rid of the boxes when I was younger, silly enough of me).

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KingMike

A bootleg Ninja Cop doesn't sound that surprising, that is certainly one of the most demanded "rare games".
Now if it was a bootleg of the many license shovelware games for GBA (I don't know, Sabrina the Teenage Witch a random enough example), that would more (but not completely) surprising.
I mean, I bought a bootleg of that Wizard of Oz RPG for the DS (and then bought a real one after I got it and noticed it was fake). Seriously, the pirates will counterfeit ANYTHING.

KingMike

Meowpheel

I once bought a bootleg Pokemon Leaf Green by mistake. It looked very real. I still played it and I could trade and stuff, but still it left a sour taste. Specially considering it was expensive.

That Final Fantasy 5 looked super official though, I couldn't see any of the obvious signs. If it wasn't because the dude slipped, I would've bought it.

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Meowph, that's right!

Oh look! A Morphloggery.
Oh! eShop Gurus.

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KingMike

Did the Pokemon Leaf Green still save? That's one odd thing is that the game can even tell when the save memory is missing (the start screen has a message about "the 1M circuit") and yet still allows the game to play.

Well, I ordered a Konami Krazy Racers cart. Just looking at the box art, I love how it entices me with "my favorite Konami characters" such as "Ninja". I'm not sure who "Ninja" is but I was sold on his inclusion.
(actually watched a video of the Japanese version. I'll assume the "waiwai" singing on the menu is removed in the localization.)

I remember the bootleg Ruby I bought but returned for a real one. The label art had all the right signs in all the wrong places. How can the pirates mess that up? (though it was the lack of "Nintendo" logo as well as the wrong AGB code on the back of the cart that tipped me off, and lack of Nintendo logo on the GBA boot screen)

KingMike

Meowpheel

It seems to do some fancy trickery to save the game.

A message that says "Loading the last save file" or something like that appears before the "continue, new game, options" menu, and when you save it kind of holds up for a second, no music or anything, and then it saves.

The game can't interact with non-gba pokemon games, like Colosseum. It literally shows a message that says something to the effect of "something's wrong with this game, the file will be destroyed", but I can just turn it off and the file remains there like nothing happens.

When trading with other GBA games, Leaf Green "pretends" it's saving like the real games do (it acts normally, no hold ups or anything) in between trades, but if you were to do a trade and quit without saving afterwards, the game actually loads the last save from before the trade. (so if I don't save after a trade, I'll lose the pokemon I traded in).

I can only assume the rom was modified to load and save with a special proccess, kinda like it keeps a separate save state, and skips it during trades to keep the connection stable. And since the save file is in a different place, the other games can't really destroy it.

It's completely normal in every other aspect.

Edited on by Meowpheel

Meowph, that's right!

Oh look! A Morphloggery.
Oh! eShop Gurus.

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Gamecubed

Found an official Gameboy multi tap sealed in the box at a local indoor flea market for $10. Just a little display piece for me.

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Tasuki

Picked up a few things at the Sac Gamer Expo today. Super Off Road for $5 and Indiana Jones Greatest Adventures for $15 both on the SNES and two Genesis six button controllers for $20 for the pair.

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TheMudHutDweller

Retro purchase, eh? Well, I did recently buy some septuagenarian from the black market while I was perusing the Dark Web. Initially, I just used her as a foot rest, but she just kept incessantly whining and whining and whining about her "poor back". Having become tired of her perpetual bleating, I now keep her chained up against the wall in the coal cellar under my property. There are rats under the house, but I'm quite sure that she'll be just fine. Probably.

Oh, and 80's Overdrive. That sort of counts as a retro title, doesn't it? No? Oh well. Still, I'm having so much fun with that game right now. Highly recommended!

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FX102A

Finally got my large boxed Super Metroid, undoing a mistake from my childhood. The guide was a little tatty but ironically that was the only bit I still had in decent nick.

This joined by Actraiser (Cart + Manual), R-Types and that PS1 Xevious compilation.

FX102A

Fiyaball

Recently picked up Revelations: The Demon Slayer, Wild Arms 3, and Mega Man Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar for $54. Wild Arms 3 is a complete copy, but the manual smells like smoke, so I'll probably almost never read it.

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Moviefan2k4

I went to a game convention this past April, and got the Wii version of "Super Mario All-Stars". In hindsight, I think I got duped...expecting the ports to be from the Advance series on the GBA.

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KingMike

@bezerker99 Has Metroid II gone up that people are reproing that now? I know Kid Dracula is a rare enough game and so is (the released) Resident Evil Gaiden, and the unreleased Resident Evil port was suppoedly good for what it was (at least of what was finished of the game before it was canceled).

KingMike

ogo79

@bezerker99
my mother said she was going to hold off on those until christmas but i see she gave them to you earlier...i wonder what else she gave you.......................
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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

ogo79

bezerker99 wrote:

@KingMike To be honest, I don't have a clue the value or rarity of video games these days. Just not something I keep track of. My homeboys, @ogo79 and @the_shpydar (and probably everyone else in this thread) are far better experts than me.

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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

RancidVomit86

Recently picked up Project Eden for PS2. It's one I never played but always had bit of an interest in.

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