Working GB/GBC games.

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Luna, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Luna
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    Its a common problem to most GB/GBC games.
    The battery just stops.

    I myself dugged up some of my old GB/GBC games I bought when they game out! I was aware of this problem so I was curious if it still worked. I didnt expected it to work after 13 years and 9 Years respectively.

    But they did work!

    The games I'm referrig to are Pokémon Yellow and Crystal.

    Can I be one of the few lucky ones whos game still works?

    Tell me your story!
     
  2. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    My Pokemon Blue, Red, Yellow, Gold and Silver carts still have working batteries.
     
  3. gumgod

    gumgod GBAtemp Regular

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    My Metroid II and FF Legend II original Gameboy games still work [​IMG]
     
  4. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    What he said except I have crystal as well and that mario one.
     
  5. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love

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    They all still worked perfectly when I dug mine up, but I got my soldering iron and change the batteries anyways, just in case. I didn't lose my saves too, because I used a mega memory pack to back them up.
     
  6. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe? Mine still works.
     
  7. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    my wario land 3 cartridge went dead a year ago, i brought another one on ebay though, was real mad cause i lot a lot of save progress, i almost complete the game and that game was tough too!
     
  8. Langin

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    Crystal works as the hell.! [​IMG]
     
  9. Arithmatics

    Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    My pokemon Gold. still kickin. haven't changed the battery yet.
     
  10. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    found my Pokemon Crystal cart recently still has a working sram battery.
     
  11. revron

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    You bought a new cartridge? You could have just bought the battery.
     
  12. Odnetnin46

    Odnetnin46 GBAtemp Regular

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    I still have my old cartridges,and they work great,despite being 8 years old.But now,if I play any GBC games,I just use Lameboy or No$GMB.
    Retro rules!
     
  13. PeregrinFig

    PeregrinFig A miserable little pile of secrets

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    My Pokemon Silver which I have owned for about 10 years still saves. Same for both of the Zelda Oracle games. (I bought both and played them to death)
     
  14. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Every GB/GBC game I own still works and the Pokemon games still save.
     
  15. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    All of my old Gameboy games still work. And I recently came into a few more (Yellow, Mario Land 1+2, Wario Land II) and they still work!
     
  16. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    My Pokémon Red, Green and Blue carts still save.
    So does my two Yellow carts (One US, one JP.)
     
  17. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    usually, my games batteries ran out 2 years or so after buying them...
    specially with pokemon.
    i think its actually a thing of usage.
    how many times you switch it on and off, how long you play etc.

    Ive still got that Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest (the one thats like secret of mana on GBA) and its probably older than any of my other games and it still saves, but I never played that as much as dragon quest monsters or pokemon.


    on another note... i've had quite a few games give up on me cause the contacts wore off. like with my crystal, after a year, i had to open the cart and put a little piece of paper behind the contacts to push them forward, but one day, it just became unreadable anyway.

    something similar happened to my old xploder... oh how i loved that thing, for gbc as well.
    you could actually find your own codes with that thing by checking values that changed between the last checks.
    never saw that in any other cheat device outside of emulators..
     
  18. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    I had a Gameshark for Gameboy/Color that let us do that as well, I believe.