my GBA game is a bootleg

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by zeello, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. zeello
    OP

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

    Member
    705
    268
    Apr 15, 2013
    United States
    I found my old copy of Castlevania Double Pack but turns out its a bootleg. Now I don't know what to do with it. Two ideas I had was to mail it to someone who wants it (provided it won't cost more than a dollar to ship) or to write "bootleg" on it using a pen and giving it to someone. But I'm open to suggestions.

    I'm walking a moral fine line here! :P
     
  2. GreatCrippler

    GreatCrippler Greatness Fallen

    Member
    1,270
    162
    Mar 27, 2010
    United States
    LoL, if you don't want it, I would happily let you mail it to me. :-P
     
  3. jonthedit

    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,691
    438
    May 30, 2011
    Bangladesh
    Me!
    :P
    Well first could you show a video maybe of what boots on it?
     
  4. purupuru

    purupuru GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    188
    113
    Oct 10, 2013
    United States
    Don't like using bootlegs? What's not to love about good bootleg products?
     
    SSG Vegeta likes this.
  5. zeello
    OP

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

    Member
    705
    268
    Apr 15, 2013
    United States
    but I beat it a long time ago and I don't play GBA games anymore. I was going to sell it until I realized its a bootleg, now I have be careful about how I get rid of it. GameTZ expressly forbids dealing in non original copies in any way and I assume eBay is no different. (and it would look bad considering eBay is notorious for bootlegs) Is it OK if I sell it on gbatemp?
     
  6. jonthedit

    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,691
    438
    May 30, 2011
    Bangladesh
    Bootlegs are amazing rare things!
    Unless of course it is literally the normal game redumped onto a fake cart. :\
    I was looking for a custom "game"
     
  7. RevPokemon

    RevPokemon GBATemp's 3rd Favorite Transgirl

    Member
    4,830
    2,419
    Aug 24, 2014
    United States
    Fort Gay, West Virginia
    Too bads its a boot as the original is worth some money, also how does it play?
     
  8. overdriver

    overdriver Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    61
    12
    Sep 27, 2010
    United States
    omg.. i was trying to buy that cartridge off ebay. how did you find out this is bootleg ??
     
  9. TidusWulf

    TidusWulf Real Aloha

    Member
    593
    226
    Jul 27, 2007
    United States
    Hawaii
    Yeah, how can you even tell? I have a bootleg of pokemon, but that's because it's literally some crappy unfinished Ruby ROMhack put onto a fake cart

    [​IMG]
     
  10. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,458
    2,673
    Sep 1, 2010
    I have a small pile of Pokemon bootlegs myself, as well as a Final Fantasy V Advance bootleg. They're kinda interesting to collect, there's so many out there, and some of them are such bad copies it's funny that they put effort into it.
     
  11. zeello
    OP

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

    Member
    705
    268
    Apr 15, 2013
    United States
    I compared it to my other GBA games and noticed differences:
    - The games all said pat pending 002, but the number is 033 on this one
    - the inside (where the metal contacts are) there is a rectangular gap
    - The part on the front the says Game Boy Advance, the O has a dot in it so it looks just like a target logo.

    I got the game off eBay long time ago. a while later the seller closed his account. There was feedback on his account from one person who accused him of selling fake carts.
     
  12. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,840
    2,659
    Sep 14, 2010
    Netherlands
    Out of curiousity: do you have the same Emerald bootleg that I have? It's basically Emerald with a google translate-tier translation and it's kind of amazing. I also have a bunch of normal games on fake carts, but those are boring.
     
  13. zeello
    OP

    zeello The reason we can't have nice things.

    Member
    705
    268
    Apr 15, 2013
    United States
    This Castlevania cart is just the normal game on a fake cart, I'm afraid. I never had anything like that Emerald bootleg. I think this is the only fake game I have unless my copy of Yugioh Nightmare Troubadour is also a fake. I honestly can't tell. (see my thread in DS game forum section)
     
  14. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,458
    2,673
    Sep 1, 2010
    I so wish I did. I have a broken copy of Naranja and Quartz I think, as well as a bootleg Leaf Green.
     
  15. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    migles is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    6,620
    4,340
    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    i didn't knew there was people interested on this botlegs, i got somewhere a pokemon gold botleg, it's half english there is some japanese, and lots of trainers only say "..."
    when i was a kid i hated that cartridge but now that i remember, it was hilarious...
     
  16. overdriver

    overdriver Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    61
    12
    Sep 27, 2010
    United States
    ok Thanks for the tips. I will be careful to differentiate legitimate cart.
    you can send it to me :) I will pay shipping