Is one of my Game Boy games fake?

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  1. UltraMew
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    I want to know if one of these two (Pokémon Red and Super Mario Land 2) are fake. Pokémon Red looks legit, but no official seal. Super Mario Land 2's "grey-line" text looks different, it has a official seals (Golden Nintendo one and "Official Game Boy Game Pak" that is usually only on boxes) , and it looks like a downscale of the cover art. Both do say "Nintendo GAME BOY" and not "GAME". Pokémon Red has a red cartridge.
     

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    Both look like my legit cartridges as far as I can tell. Had to compare Pokemon Red to a Blue cart though, but I doubt they'd be much different
     
  3. UltraMew
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    My friend has Blue, they are similar (except the obvious Charizard/Blastoise, Red/Blue diffs)
     
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    Well yeah, but since they are from the same time they should have the same kind of markings on them. I think they're both legit copies as long as you can't see an obvious difference in plastic quality. But the only way to truly know for sure would be to open it up with a special screwdriver called a "game bit"
     
  5. Joe88

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    we are going to need high quality photos to actually see anything, those are just unacceptable
     
  6. Foxi4

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    I'm afraid nobody's going to help you unless there's something clearly off with the labels - no offense, but the photos look as if they were taken with a potato, which is okay since there are other tell-tale signs of whether a game is legit or not.

    A legit Game Boy game should:
    • Have a star-shaped screw on the back
    • Have the Nintendo GAME BOY TM mark on the thumb grip of the cartridge
    • Have a cleanly-printed label with grey bars on the sides and the correct release code, as well as a two-digit number physically pressed onto the label (Not sure if it's a rule or if it applies to NOA or NOJ games, but all my legit NOE games have a number like that)
     
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  7. UltraMew
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    Look like these. Real, I guess. [/thread]
     
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    Looks fine to me as well, glad to see that your issue is resolved. :yay: