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Is this real or fake???

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation III Discussion' started by holy dragon, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. holy dragon

    holy dragon New Member

    I got this game off of amazon. I think it was used. HNI_0065.JPG
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
  2. Moonlight Amaryllis

    Moonlight Amaryllis ♪smoke and mirrors♪

    It looks pretty real to me. Have you played it yet?

    Oh yes, how much was it? I've been dying to get myself an Emerald Version once I heard of it.
  3. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    Don't waste your money at this point. Begging to be ripped off.
  4. Moonlight Amaryllis

    Moonlight Amaryllis ♪smoke and mirrors♪

    I know, right? Everyone is selling it for like, 50$ or something. -_-
  5. I hate to tell you but that's fake. The code on the bottom-right corner of the sticker reads "AGB-BPEE-USA".

    How much was it? I got mine brand new for £40. The fake one only cost eight.

    It's sad: you have to pay alot more than it's worth for the real thing :(
  6. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    What are you talking about, that's exactly the code on my Emerald Version, and mine isn't fake, because I bought mine at Walmart.
  7. Dylz

    Dylz Trainer since 1997

    Looks real to me. Take it to a gameshop and ask there.
  8. Palamon

    Palamon Sovereign of Asunder

    The background looks different to me. I think it might be fake. (I would know--I have a real Emerald.)
  9. Todoserugi

    Todoserugi Never Forget

    is emerald kinda rare or something?
  10. DCKiyoshi

    DCKiyoshi Active Member

    kinda. It's a very good pokemon game. In my opinion the best in the series. and they're pretty expensive.
  11. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    Not in the traditional sense. It was given a full production run and then some. Copies were not at all difficult to find when the product was current.

    That last part is the catch - Emerald, like all of the Generation III titles, is long out of print. Combine that with its extreme popularity during its run and the relative ease of pirating software these days and you get a current secondary market that is comprised largely of counterfeit merchandise. What isn't fake is being sold at a considerable markup from the game's original pricing. All of these combine to make the current effort of trying to find a Generation III game one best not undertaken.
  12. PrismaticPrincessAnna

    PrismaticPrincessAnna I'll do my Lilliest

    Its real. I got a fake one and its not even see through green, its plain gray. Plus it sticks out my GBA slot, nya~
  13. Does it really matter if it's fake? As long as it saves properly and generally works you should be fine.
  14. Dangertrout

    Dangertrout Well-Known Member

    if you look in the bottom of the cart, at the circuit board, just above the contacts you should see "©2002 Nintendo"
    It's a little tricky to see, but just tilt it around until you can make out if and what it says there. (you don't have to take apart the cartridge, it's visible without damaging your game)
  15. SeiyruKazohu

    SeiyruKazohu I can haz poffin?

    It looks real to me. I also have an Emerald. I just need to find where the little bugger went to, it's probably hiding, not wanting to have ANOTHER new save file created on it. I've played that game so much I can't believe I have ran it dead yet. It's my favorite Pokemon game.
  16. abdulmuhsee

    abdulmuhsee Well-Known Member

    Hard to tell from the picture. The first one I got was fake, and the easiest way to tell is to see if the game actually saves or not. If you save it, turn it off, then have to start a new game when you turn it back on, it's fake.

    The easiest way to tell is via the label. If the label is shiny, it's most likely real, but if the label is similar, but not shiny, it's most likely fake. Both the real and fake cartridges will have transparent green casing, though the casing on the fake one is usually lighter in color.

    Regardless, just see if the game actually saves. You can also put a 4th Gen game into the DS slot and see if you have the option to "Transfer from Emerald." That should be simple enough.
  17. bobandbill

    bobandbill Winning Smile Staff Member Super Mod

    I think that's enough answers now on if it is real or fake. =p If you cannot see stuff that people say ought to be there then it's fake. (I'll add that if it ever says someone upon loading about the battery or save file being okay on a blue screen you can take it as fake too. What abdulmuhsee says is also a good test; see if it connects to any legit 4th gen games as if it isn't nothing will work and the save file of the Emerald possibly wiped for your trouble too).

    Anyways, closed.
  18. Nutter t.KK

    Nutter t.KK can Mega Evolve!

    This has a Clear shot of it: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110964292625474469836/posts/NrQGohMiMnx

    It's a real Cart of Sapphire which I've replaced the battery on. I had it for years, when fakes where harder to find. The battery should be over the right hand chip. You are seeing it as if it was Label side up and of course the bottom of the PCB is the contacts.

    I've got to add a few things.. the back of the GBA Case should read AGB-002, like all the GBA games do. I've seen a fake with the wrong code.
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