Ok, i recently stumbled onto a post that pointed out some things to me that i hadn't thought of. I knew of the "fake pokemon games", like the obvious Black chaos and Liquid Crystal, but i now know i was entirely ignorant of the "real game" fakes. O.o'.....
I own 6 Pokemon games (although some i dont play anymore):
-Pokemon Stadium for the N64
-Pokemon Gold & Silver for the GBC
-Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness for the GameCube
-Pokemon FireRed & Emerald for the GBA
Now, i KNOW that games Pkmn Stadium through Pkmn XD: GoD ARE LEGIT. But...it's Emerald & FireRed that worry me <:o you see that same post i spoke of earlier listed things (on the cartridges themselves) that would point them to be fakes. That same post gave a link to a YouTube video of a guy that pointed out even more things (such as gameplay errors).
My problem is, i'm almost 100% certain my FR is legit but one thing is wrong, the "imprint" on the front under the sticker isnt there. I noticed this earlier but just thought it was cuz i took good care of it and didnt crease/press on the front. But when i used my nail to feel for the imprint/force it to show, nothing was there!...from what i can remeber, i bought this BRAND SPANKING NEW at Walmart or H-E-B. And everything else about it is perfect, gameplay, saving, sticker design/placement, etc. all except for that "imprint".
Is this anything to be worried about or am i just going a little "overboard"?
normally i wouldnt care but i have a trade date set next month and i'm worried the save file will erase if/when i put it in a DS Lite.
And about the Emerald, it looks 100% legit (even has the "imprint" on the front!) but even though i bought it at GameStop (used..) i've read alot over the net that even fakes are making it into stores! :( and i worry cuz mine's "used" and didnt come with any box or anything (but still cost me $40! D:< wtf?) and i've also heard that theres a 70+% chance of the save data deleting itself the 1st time you beat the E4 and 99% the 2nd time, i havent beaten them once yet and im nervous to even do so. idk if that last part is just for the fake or if that happens in the real ones too?..
and at the time of buying these, like i said, i didnt know people actually went so low as to make fakes of "real" games. So does anyone have any idea if they might be fake? I can put pix if needed, though like i said, they look 100% real (to me that is).
Thanks ahead of time guys, and sorry for such a long post! C:>
*EDIT UPDATE: i have this post posted elsewhere on other pokemon comms here on LJ and from what i'm told i'm pretty safe with my FireRed, and i'm just a little nervous now about my Emerald, but i think its gunna be ok. Just for a 3-5th opinion, here are some pix of my games, sorry in advance for lame quality, i used my phone :/