1. retroisbest

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    Hi there,
    Please can you help me identify if my game is fake or not, it has a tri wing screw, the font looks ok, the case looks ok but the black blob is worrying!
    There is no indented numbers anywhere on the label either, I've started collecting them and this is the first I have with no indented number.
    I did read if the PCB lacked an MX chip it's almost no doubt a fake, but my PCB does have one.

    Thankyou!

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    Last edited by retroisbest, Sep 29, 2017
  2. Orangy57

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    nah that's legit
     
  3. MrCatFace

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    back of pcb? usually the biggest identifyer
     
  4. migles

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    that game is fake.

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    avoid sarcasm please...

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    that's might not be true lol...

    see the black circle? if it has it, it's fake.
     
  5. VinsCool

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    Dang they really improved the bootleg carts over time. I remember when they were incredibly easy to spot, using a battety to keep the ROM alive for some time.
     
  6. Localhorst86

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    a) not the ROM, but the SRAM. The ROM is not volatile, but the savegame is.

    b) This is still incredibly easy to idetify as a fake. The "Game Boy Advance" lettering on the front looks way different that on an original cart, it's way too thin. The Nintendo logo on the back is also using a wrong font (Particularly noticable with the letters "N" "e" and "d" but also "i", "t" "n" and "o"). You don't even need to compare it to an original cart to see that something is off. The label is the only thing about this cartridge that's somewhat convincing because we only have the photo to judge it by. I am pretty confident though that in person you'd be able to easily identify the label as fake as well, it will probably lack the imprinted 4-digit code. Last but not least is the black blob on the Board itself. That is a dead giveaway this is fake - No official Nintendo licensed game will ever use a COB (chip-on-board)*.

    *except for a few early NES titles where Nintendo was using this method.
     
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