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Tips to Spot Reproduction / Counterfeit Nintendo 64, N64 Games


The first thing I do when I encounter any expensive game is looking for serial numbers. For Nintendo 64 games look in the cartridge slot. On authentic games, if you look in the groves of the N64 game you see some numbering in the slots. 

You’ll also notice the back label will have a number imprinted into the label (00) for example. This is the easiest and fastest way for checking out cartridges from Nintendo NES & Super Nintendo Games. The games always will have a serial number imprinted in the cartridge slot.

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First impressions are key, reproductions look cheap

• A reproduction is much lighter than a real game, the labels always seem to look off or have noticeable imperfections.
• The cartridge shell is much lighter than a real game, generally, the plastic on a repro looks a slightly different shade of grey.
• I always seem to notice the screws used, as they just look like there were cut from a machine.
• Look at how Nintendo is spelt on the back of the cartridge, a legit copy will have the “i” dotted with a square. On fake games, the “i” is dotted with a circle.
• Look at the spelling of “Seal of Quality” on the front Nintendo Seal. Most counterfeit games capitalize the “O”.
• The Best Way is opening up the game and having a look!

Hope this all helps, Please Like & Share - Below are some Photo Examples


Back of Counterfeit N64 Game



Counterfeit N64 game board


Counterfeit N64 Cartridge Shell


Make sure to check out my other posts about the growing problem & how to spot counterfeit games.

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-- How to Spot Counterfeit SNES Games

-- How to Spot Counterfeit Nintendo DS Games

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Sunday, 05 December 2021