Are These Fake Game Boy Cartridges Or Just Unlicensed?

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alvin777
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Are These Fake Game Boy Cartridges Or Just Unlicensed?

Post#1 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:53 am

Hi. Are these fake cartridges or they are just unlicensed/unofficial but they are not fake? They all seem to have a green PCD if you look underneath the teeth or contacts. The light gray ones just have philips screws instead of the usual Game Boy cartridge screws:

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Re: Are These Fake Game Boy Cartridges Or Just Unlicensed?

Post#2 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:52 pm

The real carts also have "Nintendo GAME BOY" written on top.
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Though there, it looks like they only say "GAME", just like some of the pirated Game Boy cartridges.
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I say they're unlicensed. Did you try them in your Game Boy yet?
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Re: Are These Fake Game Boy Cartridges Or Just Unlicensed?

Post#3 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:24 pm

Hi. Thanks for the reply. They work well with the Game Boy Color. They are fakes then? Mark of the Wolves doesn't say Nintendo when it starts up.

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Re: Are These Fake Game Boy Cartridges Or Just Unlicensed?

Post#4 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:42 pm

The cartridges are too titled in those pictures to get a good view of the labels. If they don't have the Nintendo Seal of Quality logo on them, they're definitely fakes. Bootlegs generally avoid copying official logos.
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Re: Are These Fake Game Boy Cartridges Or Just Unlicensed?

Post#5 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:45 pm

alvin777 wrote:Hi. Thanks for the reply. They work well with the Game Boy Color. They are fakes then? Mark of the Wolves doesn't say Nintendo when it starts up.


You're welcome. Aleron Ives makes another point. If they do not have the Nintendo Seal of Quality logo on them, they are definitely pirated.

P.S. I'm not really a fan of Game Boy. Game Gear is better, IMO... 8-)
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