How to Spot Fake Pokémon Nintendo DS Games!

I was playing my Nintendo DS, and the Pokémon game cartridge I was using wouldn't load. I thought that was strange, the pin on the game looked clean. My Nintendo DS played every other game cartridge I inserted. Furthermore, I tried the Pokémon game on a different DS, the game started up, but would then freeze. This got me thinking that something must be wrong with this game. Then I compared the Pokémon game, with a few other Nintendo DS games. I noticed some big differences that lead me to determine I had some bootleg video games. So let's discuss the differences I found with the fake game And how you can avoid buying counterfeit versions, of Pokémon Nintendo DS games. If you want to view larger images, you can see them on pinterest @  TheOSGVault   Step 1: The Serial Code / Region Code Must Match The biggest factor I found...

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Pokemon Sun And Moon Review - The Old School Game Vault

In the 20 odd years since the lovable critters of the Pokemon Universe took the world by storm, the franchise has been adapted into several kinds of media. As would befit a franchise this popular, there have been a ton of Pokemon games over the years. Some of them have been great and inspired fan frenzy, while other shave tried and failed to garner player interest. However, Pokemon Sun and Moon Is a fine return to form for the series and a great reminder of what made the franchise so popular in the first place. Balancing combat, exploration and RPG elements expertly, Sun and Moon is a fun, challenging adventure that will be enjoyable for returning fans and new players alike. The GamePlay: The most noticeable change in Sun and Moon is the setting. The Island of Alola is a treasure trove of varied combat and puzzle challenges that usually lead to...

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How to Spot Fake Pokemon Games, Nintendo Game Boy Advance Games

Bootleg Game Boy Advance Pokémon games are getting more & more frequent in the gaming community.  Really, it's not just Pokémon games, it's pretty much all the popular games from the Game Boy Advance library. This article shows a real vs fake Pokémon Emerald Game Boy Advance game as the example The same principles can be applied to other GBA games. Below is a list of (7) seven points that have helped thousands of gamers know what a Pokémon emerald real vs fake game boy cartridge looks like. With large online auction platforms allowing counterfeits to freely be sold. For this article, we are going to examine a fake Pokémon emerald game cartridge and an authentic Pokémon emerald game cartridge.     Unfortunately, Counterfeit Pokémon Games look Real Below is our guide to help weed a counterfeit game boy Pokémon game.  If you want to view larger images, you can see them...

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Pokken Tournament Review - The Old School Game Vault

Pokémon fans, rejoice! The fighting game that all of us have been waiting for has arrived. Featuring elements from Tekken, Street Fighter and several other stalwarts from the fighting genre, Pokémon Tournament for Wii U balances complex fighting game mechanics with the cute anime style that millions around the world have grown up with. In addition, the game draws from other anime-based games such as Naruto and Dragonball to create an  interesting environment where your favorite Pokémon battle each other to the death.   The game switches between traditional 2-D plane combat and a 3-D perspective Where you can dodge and reposition your characters on the battlefield. The game calls these two phases Duel Phase and Field Phase, respectively. If you circle around your opponents and maneuver yourself into a favorable position to land some meaty blows in Field phase, the game activates Duel Phase, which allows you to string together...

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90s Video Games & The 5 Best Pokémon Games by Ranking

Lately, the game Pokémon Legends: Arceus on the Nintendo Switch has been all the rage. For older fans, it is a source of nostalgia, while for those new to the franchise, it is an opportunity to go back to the older generation titles. So, we decided to help you board the nostalgia train with this list of 5 best 90s Pokémon video games. Nintendo has had huge successful franchises in the form of Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Metroid some of the best-selling games before they released Pokémon. But what set Pokémon apart from the rest was not only was it released as a game, but a year later an anime adaptation was aired.  This created a cult following for the game, as people wanted to become the protagonist of their own story and be the very best Pokémon trainer. This cultural phenomenon gave way to the massive success...

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What’s the Secret to Pokémon's Success after So Many years?

1996 is the year that the little cuddly monsters called Pokémon first appeared on everyone’s favorite Game Boy. The title was a labor of love created and slaved over by famed designer Satoshi Tajiri, who, as legend has it, was inspired by his childhood hobby of collecting insects. This seed of an idea eventually grew into a premise involving the collection of monsters for combat purposes. For its part, Nintendo was ambivalent about releasing the title at first, only doing so initially in Japan. But after a strong response in that country, Nintendo took it to the states, and a global phenomenon was born. So why has Pokémon continued to dominate for so long while other would-be franchises (Bubsy the Bobcat, anyone?) died with a whimper? While opinions may run rampant on the subject, here are five cogent arguments that should help explain Pokémon’s global domination. Pokémon Games are the Swiss...

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