Is This A Fake Super Mario World?

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  1. StaticSilva
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Anyone have any pics of a legit Super Mario World for GBA that they could post?

    I just got this one on eBay and it seems fake.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Trolling

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    The Nintendo logo seems a bit off. I think it's a faker,
    Why not go search a real copy on google images and compare?
     
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    I've done that and I've looked at other eBay posts for the game and they look different than the one I got. Plus I looked up some of the other GBA games that the seller I got this from is selling, and they don't look like the real thing either. I'm just wondering if someone who has the game can confirm that the internals of the cart are fake.
     
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    I think it's fake, going by the dodgy Nintendo logo...
    I could be wrong though.
     
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    The ESRB "E" doesn't look right either. Neither does the "Game Boy Advance' text, and there is no registered R symbol after "Mario World".
     
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  6. chomel

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    It's is totaly a fake cartridge.

    1) The logo on the cartrige is too "sharp".
    2) The maskrom, the board and everything inside isn't official. When it's written in chinese or japanese stop searching, it' not official (it could be a beta cartridge but it's so rare). And I don't think there is a gba game that have this blob in the middle (the only official cartridge I know with a blob is Tetris on the first gameboy, but I could be wrong).

    I have 3 fake games like this one. I was pissed at fist but they've been working so far without any problem and they were not that expensive...
     
  7. Drud1995

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    Still not as fake as a cart I was given by my cousin. The cart I was given had a front label that looked far off from that of a legitimate one, as well as a copyright on the back of the cartridge that said 'Nintondo' instead of the usual Nintendo.
     
  8. Nusdogg

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    It's fake.

    I don't see the two digits engraved into the front sticker like the real cartridge.
     
  9. chomel

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    Actually, my fake cartridges have these numbers. So if there are no numbers, it's fake for sure, but if you can see these numbers, it doesn't mean that the cartridge in official. Best way is to open the cartridge anyway.
     
  10. Pacheko17

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    アイムジャグラーEX is a freaking pachinko machine. Why is that written on there?
     
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  11. Touko White

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    The GBA name looks squashed, and the 'E' and 'Nintendo' on the cartridge are completely off.
    Definitely a fake.

    I don't know about the little details in circuit boards and such but the iffy labelling triggers it.
     
  12. funnystory

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    How do people even figure out how to fake these things? Isnt it a waste of money to manufacture these fake games when they could sell a romloader cart for more money?
     
  13. Touko White

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    Good point. Although, some people don't want to know when it's a rom loader or they will be confused as to what the hell it does.
    So they fake the cart and... well. You get the idea.
     
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  14. OrGoN3

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    Cammygirl192 got it! That easiest way to tell, from all of the fakes I have seen (in person and in photos), every single one of them has the ESRB rating (in Pokemon's case, always an 'E') in slightly the wrong font/style.
     
  15. Joe88

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    fake, pics of my legit copy that I got at launch from a retail store

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    these copies only cost about a dollar or two to produce, then they resell them for $20 claiming they are legit new copies
     
  16. Ryccardo

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    Another thing nobody noticed: 1542 on the corner of the board
    Made in 2015, week 42? :D