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Guide: How To Spot Bootleg Nintendo Video Games

Keepin’ it real fake.

Bootleg video games have been plaguing the industry for a while, but as time goes on it’s become increasingly difficult to tell the difference between an official cartridge released by Nintendo and a fake. Take these copies of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen on Game Boy Advance. To the naked eye, they look strikingly authentic, but only one of them is the real deal.

For those of you unaware, bootleg video games are knock offs, counterfeit versions of the real thing. They usually play about as well as the original, but sometimes you’ll encounter bugs, translation errors and compatibility issues. Plus, when it comes to collecting, it’s like having a fake first edition Charizard card in your Pokémon TCG collection. It’s just not the same.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Keepin’ it real fake.

Bootleg video games have been plaguing the industry for a while, but as time goes on it’s become increasingly difficult to tell the difference between an official cartridge released by Nintendo and a fake. Take these copies of Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen on Game Boy Advance. To the naked eye, they look strikingly authentic, but only one of them is the real deal.

For those of you unaware, bootleg video games are knock offs, counterfeit versions of the real thing. They usually play about as well as the original, but sometimes you’ll encounter bugs, translation errors and compatibility issues. Plus, when it comes to collecting, it’s like having a fake first edition Charizard card in your Pokémon TCG collection. It’s just not the same.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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