Looking to buy 'Shantae' for GBC

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  1. LoganN64
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    Hello all, as you may see Im 'the new guy' around here, but I think I will try my luck here;

    Im looking to buy a copy of Shantae for the GBC, i am looking specifically for a copy that is complete in box, meaning; Game(with working save), Manual, and the box, all in relatively good condition. I dont want to pay crazy EBay prices, but im not unreasonable, so if you like please Private Message me.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. WiiU

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    This should be in trading forums.
    I think you need 100 messages to be able to access it.
     
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    oh ok, thanks, i didnt see it, but if you say that i need 100 posts, then i will do what i can to get them!
     
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    Good luck with that. Even if someone has it, it's not going to be cheap.
     
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    This page will be useful if you haven't read it already.
    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/Trading_Forum
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    :grog:If you want to play it, is available for nintendo 3ds eshop for cheaper than you may find the actual cart. But if you must have the actual game cart, good luck.
     
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    Yes i got the Digital Copy on my 3DS but i wanted to play the real deal with all the bonus stuff on my Gameboy Advance. i tried to enter the programmer cheats to access the bonus stuff but it kept crashing.
     
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    I suppose if you don't as... on several sites.

    Anyway why not play it on a flash cart if you really want hardware?
     
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    I was thinking of going to the Retro Game Labs website and grabbing the Repro cart the guy is offering... it seems pretty accurate except that its an imitation GB cart instead of the GBC cart... which i think i can mod a donor cart to fit the new architecture.
     
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    Why not buy a GBA flashcart for $40 instead of paying $70 if you just want the GBA extras?
     
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    Doesn't quite work like that.
    GBC games can tell if they are in a GBA vs a GB/GBC and some have extra bonuses from it (most would meet this game and the Zelda Oracles games).

    A GBA flash cart would only be running goomba color or something, which does still have the option to trick it, but is not hardware and instead emulation.
     
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    Oh man I never it worked that way. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    i sold mine for like 150, so good luck finding one!

    Kinda feel sad about it tho.
     
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    Are you talking about the debug menu code for the game? I mean you could use it i suppose. But you have to know what you are doing, here is a helpful page you can use. :)

    https://tcrf.net/Shantae

    The page also mentions how the 3ds virtual console game has one feature missing which is not able to learn "Tinkerbat dance" Which is only able to learn when playing on GBA enhanced. But i very doubtly think it would make much impact of the game. Using the debug mode allows access to it as it mentions you start the game with access to it if you choose to do so.

    I been wondering if anyone tried injecting GBC roms into GBA VC to see if that will enable "Advanced Enhanced" Features for GBC games like Zelda oracle of ages/seasons. If anyone willing to try?:unsure:

    Besides, i just use emulator, my android emulator for GBC games have the function to enable GBA hardware for the advance feature.:D
     
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    yea thats what i thought too. i tried the debug mode but pretty much just froze and or glitched, so i have to either get the repro, which i must say looks good, OR beg someone to sell it to me for about $150USD... depending on the condition. i wont fork over that kinda dough for a mangled cart only copy.
     
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    Chances are if you want a physical copy of this game wouldn't it defeat the purpose of buying a repro cart since this is different than buying a english translated cart or romhack? Also you don't have to buy the game complete all at once. You can buy the game now, and the box and manual and inserts later on so eventually you will have a complete legit copy of the game.
     
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    Maybe try following the guide to see if you properly used the debug mode. Remember it a option for testing various features and bugs/glitches for the developement team, it wasn't intended to be used by players, unless you know what you are doing, always remember that, doesn't make it broken, just hard to get what you may want from it. :)

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    Isn't Shantae for GBC one of the rarest GBC games ever made? CIB will definitely cost ya
     
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    True, However that is a lot of work to find someone that first is selling the game on its own, THEN find someone that is selling the Box and/or Manual on its own, and then buying the last bits... it would require A LOT OF LUCK and time to have those pieces fall in place.

    That feels a bit cheap, PLUS when i did try it, it unlocked EVERYTHING right off the bat; all dances and features, i like to earn them in some way or form... i know that seems neurotic but im trying to be as legit possible.

    Yes, you are quite correct my good sir/madam... but i have heard stories of some people getting a CIB or even SEALED version for $100 or something crazy like that. i was tempted to go to a pawn shop and see if they have some video games, but odds are they would be picked clean before i even showed up... plus i dont really have that many pawn shops in my area so odds are they wont even have games. maybe some Atari stuff if i know them.
     
  20. Sonic Angel Knight

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    If you really wanna be as legit, good luck finding that SUPER ULTRA RARE AGE LONG 20 YEAR OLD GAME. For unreasonable prices. (I used caps to sound like announcer) Or a not so expensive playable emulated game works as well. :ph34r: