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    Heroic Warrior deltadod's Avatar
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    Why the difference?

    Between these two games I mean why are the labels different?

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    Taking a stab in the dark here, but one of them might be a bootleg. There were quite a few GBA games that were bootlegged around that time, and I ran into a couple myself. The only way I could tell the difference was that the plastic of the cart is a bit darker than a real GBA cart. You can't really see it well unless you have it in hand.

    Of course, I could be wrong. Could just be a running change from the company.
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    Left label is the US version. Right could be European, or bootleg. I didn't find any matches to it on eBay though. Try this comparison guide-

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discu...-gba-cartridge
    Last edited by diosoth; September 4, 2014 at 06:08pm.

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    Heroic Warrior deltadod's Avatar
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    It seemed legit until I looked at the "Gameboy advance" logo it seems crooked and it doesn't say "Nintendo 2001" inside just an "M" and a few numbers So I think bootleg. (thankies for the help)
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    It might still work normally, but it could fail at any time, and more than likely the save battery will die quick(most GBA carts use flash ROM for save data- a few legit carts do use batteries but they'd likely last for decades the way NES carts do).

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    The one on the right is a bootleg.
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    It plays fine but wont save(Ah well bootleg or no it's still fun to have lol!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltadod View Post
    It plays fine but wont save(Ah well bootleg or no it's still fun to have lol!)
    Yeah - that is the common issue as diosoth wrote too.

    Did you get it from Ebay? I had heard that some used game stores actually end up taking these in by accident and reselling them.
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    If memory serves I got it from a pawn shop.
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