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    Default Database for legit GBA carts?

    Is there any kind of site out there that has images of what a legit cart looks like for each game? I mean, yeah, there are some telltale signs of a bootleg, but not every cart is painfully obvious, especially if you only have an eBay photo or whatever to go off of. It would be fantastic to know precisely what the art is supposed to be and the exact layout of all the logos and such. I suppose you could still get burned even with that knowledge, but it would definitely be a helpful starting point.

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    check out gbatemp.net.
    theres a complete gba scene list.
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    I can't figure out how the heck to navigate that site. I don't even understand the purpose of it. What's a "scene list"? From my skimming around, I can't find any photos of carts either.

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    Thanks! It's a shame that the vast majority of GBA games don't have pictures yet on there, but at least it's a good start. I hope it gets filled in more soon.

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    Most GBA games on E-bay are legit, so if you see one or two games that have different artwork, treat it as a red flag. Also, it's the popular games that got pirated the most, so that means Pokemon and Mario games. You probably don't need to research what the label for Herbie Fully Loaded looks like. Oh yeah, stick to getting the games from domestic sellers as opposed to places like Hong Kong.

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    I just search google images for complete copies of the game and then look at what the cartridge looks like, most fake copies don't have packaging or at the very least they don't have warranty cards and other inserts.

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