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I just got my copy of Metroid Zero Mission from Canada (eBay), and I think it might be counterfeit! The game crashed when I landed on the first bird guy statue (The statue with the glowing hands where your morph ball goes), and the game art isn't what it should be (Pic attached). What do you guys think?
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There are tons of pirated Gameboy Advance games on eBay, sounds like you got one. Email the seller and voice your concerns along with your problem, hopefully they'll do the honorable thing.
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i could be wrong but i dont know if you can pirate a gameboy cartridge. it likely uses propritary hardware. a pirated cd is much more likely.

Edit. looks like im wrong. interesting.
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i could be wrong but i dont know if you can pirate a gameboy cartridge. it likely uses propritary hardware. a pirated cd is much more likely.

Edit. looks like im wrong. interesting.
Heh that's what I thought as well but in January when I was in China I bought a PSP and the guy was talking about pirated game boy advance games selling very well. There are a lot of pirated goods on eBay if there are pirated games over there, it's only a matter of time before someone here does the same.
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Well, if it is pirated, it's a darn good copy. All of the logos and the 'Seal of Quality' are in the right places, and the case looks real also. Maybe I'm wrong??
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The seal is in the right place because the scanned the original. China is one of the counterfeit cap;itals of the world. The other being Bangkok thailand. They say that the fake rolexes work better than the real thing
    
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post #7 of 21
There are alot of pirate games on Ebay. You can definately tell if the picture on your carttridge looks a little faded.
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Well I sent NIntendo an email, guess I'll wait for a relpy!
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post #9 of 21
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Well I sent NIntendo an email, guess I'll wait for a relpy!
I hope you have also emailed the Ebay seller and asked for an official or refund. Theres usually tell tale marks on the cratridge that will tell you its fake namely there should be a nintendo stamp of authenticity on iy somewhere if not its a fake for sure dude.
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Well I sent NIntendo an email, guess I'll wait for a relpy!

Nintendo won't do anything. You bought it from ebay, not them. You need to e-mail the seller, though I doubt you'll get anything.
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