Those were the days.
I still have my original Silver and Gold too. And yes, nine f-ing years ago. ^^
When they came out, I spent 89 Gulden for each game (dutch cash, like 40 euro now?) on those games. It was all the money I owned at the time.
Ah, fond memories. My original Silver data was awesome, but I lost the cartridge when I went to Ocean City in Maryland. I mean I had good Pokemon and Mewtwo and shit. All I have left is my Crystal cartridge, which I gave to a friend. My Yellow cartridge broke a while ago too. The only ones I have left that work now are Sapphire and FireRed.
[quote name='MegaAceâ„¢' post='2689974' date='Mar 21 2010, 12:42 PM']What are those batteries for in these games ?[/quote]
The old kind of save memory needed to have constant power to keep remembering.