So what exactly happened with this cart?

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So what exactly happened with this cart?

Postby jay_are » Fri May 15, 2009 8:10 pm

Top: U.S. Lunar Legend cart.
Bottom: ????

Is this a different version from like, another country or something?
Thanks!

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g72/kleev/what_happened.jpg

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Re: So what exactly happened with this cart?

Postby Kizyr » Fri May 15, 2009 8:31 pm

Odd...

My first guess is that the bottom one is bootleg (no "Nintendo Seal", no ESP logo, yet it still has the E rating). But I'd have to have more information than just the photograph, so I can't say for certain. KF

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Re: So what exactly happened with this cart?

Postby Alunissage » Fri May 15, 2009 11:22 pm

Just in case it wasn't clear, that definitely is not the Japanese one. I think Kizyr's probably correct. The only other explanation that would come to mind is if it were an early version or something, like a prototype or review copy; I know some went out before the game went into production but would have assumed they'd have been flash carts. What's the photo from?

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Re: So what exactly happened with this cart?

Postby jay_are » Sat May 16, 2009 8:43 pm

Oh thanks for your responses!
Yes I also knew it wasnt the japanese cart.
AND I found this on ebay, only like 3 times from different sellers though.

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Re: So what exactly happened with this cart?

Postby Benevolent_Ghaleon » Fri May 29, 2009 10:31 pm

Jay_Are, your avatar is beyond awesome.

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Re: So what exactly happened with this cart?

Postby jay_are » Sat May 30, 2009 3:59 am

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Re: So what exactly happened with this cart?

Postby Keitaro » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:02 pm

This is illegal release of Lunar Legend, and i'm 100% sure of this. GBA have a lot of illegal game releases that u can find on eBay.

It's pretty easy to tell which cartridge is illegal version. For example "GAME BOY ADVANCE" words on original cartridge:

http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... /4cart.jpg

and illegal releases:

http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... 11cart.jpg
http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... /1cart.jpg
http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... /2cart.jpg
http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... /3cart.jpg

There is a lot more about this, but i don't have link to an art in english language. More photos can be see here:

http://gameboyzone.vdl.pl/viewpage.php?page_id=529

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Re: So what exactly happened with this cart?

Postby EliteKiller234 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:20 am

Keitaro wrote:This is illegal release of Lunar Legend, and i'm 100% sure of this. GBA have a lot of illegal game releases that u can find on eBay.

It's pretty easy to tell which cartridge is illegal version. For example "GAME BOY ADVANCE" words on original cartridge:

http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... /4cart.jpg

and illegal releases:

http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... 11cart.jpg
http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... /1cart.jpg
http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... /2cart.jpg
http://www.gameboyzone.vdl.pl/IMG/arty/ ... /3cart.jpg

There is a lot more about this, but i don't have link to an art in english language. More photos can be see here:

http://gameboyzone.vdl.pl/viewpage.php?page_id=529


Wow! Nice fine! I'll definitely bookmark this for future reference.
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Re: So what exactly happened with this cart?

Postby Keitaro » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:49 pm

Sorry for poping up old thread. That site which link i posted before changed into GBForever, so i just wanted to post updated links here.

Original cart photo and review (polish language only):

http://www.gbforever.net/www/viewpage.php?page_id=1

How to find if game is original (polish language only):

http://www.gbforever.net/www/viewpage.php?page_id=400


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