Need some help on determining authenticity of these pokemon games

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by CasualDan, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. CasualDan
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    http://imgur.com/a/NrBTs
    I was thinking about buying these games. Any feedback on their authenticity would be so helpful.
     
  2. WigWrm

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    Real. ESRB logo is sharp and the cartridges have tri-wing screws.
     
  3. jefffisher

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    the four gold squares on the left side of the back mean they are %100 for sure real.
    they can be easily seen on both the green and red games.
    sapphire is real too pins are showing on back the front label is indented and the E is the right size.
     
  4. Joe88

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    so far the sapphire cart color seems way too light
    I got mine from a retail store when it out, and its fairly dark in comparison
    its a very dark blue/purpleish
    the sticker also seems poor quality

    the others look the exact same as mine
     
  5. CasualDan
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    Thanks for all your feedback, I think I will be purchasing the Leaf Green and Fire red.

    I'm a little skeptical of sapphire, the sticker doesn't seem very metallic, any inputs on that?
     
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    it is definitely real, i have about 20 real and 30 fake pokemon sapphires in my room right here from various ebay auctions over the years.
    it is metallic the shinyness fades especially in the dull blue color, in fakes usually the E is smaller and at the wrong angle. and fake ones you can't see the contacts from the back side. also the number 2 indented above the nintendo seal to the right of the copyright circle r thing.
     
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