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The cartridges fail to fit smoothly in the slot. You are getting a non-official box. The manual is usually home-printed (as well as the sticker on the cartridge). They sometimes fail to work on new versions of the console (DSi). (I used to buy a lot on second hand, and unfortunately I got 2-3 fake games like that)


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It would appear that the games are not region locked according this this Wiki article that states: "The Game Boy and Nintendo DS product lines do not use regional lockouts for physically distributed games; however, software specific to the Nintendo DSi are region-locked, and cartridges released by iQue in China can only be played on DS models ...


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Yes, what you want to do is possible. While all 3DS software is region-locked, Nintendo DS software is not. Because that region-locking isn't encoded into the DS software, you can play software from all regions on your 3DS. You can even check out this youtube video where someone demonstrates a DS games from North America, Japan, and Europe on their North ...


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Here is a brief overview of some of the major mechanic changes (with links to Bulbapedia in the header of each section): Special / Physical Split: Raven Dreamer already covered this very well in his answer, but basically, instead of the type of the move distinguishing whether it's a special or physical attack, it's now based on the attack itself. (For ...


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Yes, all DS games out now are compatible with the original DS. Professor Layton will play just fine. I don't know if any DSi only games are actually out, but if any get released, it will be stated on the packaging that the game only works on the DSi. I do know, however, that with the release of the 3DS there will be 3DS only games.


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The Nintendo DS stores its save game data on the cartridges themselves. The limited built-in memory on the device itself is reserved for storing information like the profile name, Wi-Fi settings, etc.


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More than one game in a cartridge is a dead give away. Some games have identifying features. E.g. Pokemon games for GBA are transparent and coloured, while the DS games HeartGold/SoulSilver are black instead of grey, to allow for the Pokewalker's IR receiver.


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Here is a post on Gamespot listing some differences. Some examples: "The addition of a DS style combat system, which simply moves the commands from the top screen into the bottom screen, clearing up the screen a bit" "New items. If you thought Rainbow was ridiculous there's a new sword for Crono that's more powerful and has a 90% critical hit rate."


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No it is not posible to use the Multiplayer Mode in GBA games on the DS, you can only play GBA games in Single Player Mode on the DS, as the GBA games are not able to use the DS wireless features and the DS does not have a connector for a link cable.


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http://www.pressthebuttons.com/2010/07/isnitrocapture-yes-it-is.html Hate to break it to you, but it's in the $3,000 range.


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In addition to Pokemon Battle Revolution as noted in ChrisF's answer, Animal Crossing: City Folk allows you to connect to it's DS counterpart (Animal Crossing: Wild World) and import characters. Also, My Pokemon Ranch (as stated by Michael Madsen) is a WiiWare game that functions similarly to Pokemon Box for the Gamecube - it acts as a very large storage box ...


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It's simply there to plug the port (protect it from dust) when you don't have a GBA game in it. There's no real purpose to it, it just makes the device look more complete, rather than having a huge hole on the bottom. The Cartridge Slot Cover is a replacement for the one included with your Nintendo DS Lite. The Cartridge Slot Cover is a removable cover ...


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Unfortunately yes. When you can choose whether to fight Magus or not, that decides whether he can join you or not. After defeating the Blackbird [...] if Frog [or the Party] refuse [to fight Magus], Magus will join the party.


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I'm 95% sure the DS Lite doesn't support "hot swapping" like this, I had a unit for two years but lost it. I am 100% certain my Nintendo DS ("fat") does not support hot swapping cards, and I'm pretty sure the DS Lite functioned exactly the same in that regard. Both DS game cards and GBA carts had to be inserted before the console was powered on to be ...


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I found the solution. I have to cast slow and berserk on it, so that it can't use "thermal ray". It was so obvious... How do I forgot? Thank you again.


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Since a power failure can be caused for many reasons, it tough to say for sure. There are two fuses in these guys, and it's possible that one of them has been blown. There are instructions to remove and short-cut the fuse with a piece of wire here. Alternatively, you can purchase replacement fuses online. If it's the system's power supply or other failed ...


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How about flight? The following items will give Maxwell the ability to fly: Wings Jetpack Magic Carpet Flying Broom Backpack Helicopter Winged Shoes NeoGAF Disclaimer: I've not played the game, but flying sounds like a winning formula for gaps Source: Scribblenauts Wiki


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You will still be able to use the Download Play on the 3DS - I've done it, and it works quite well. :)


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Tested on my own DS Lite, which is "tried and true" (I think I got it in the summer of 2007, and it still works perfectly fine, never crashes or anything), and yes, the DS Lite does not support hot swapping (unlike, say, the 3DS).


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On the Nintendo DS carts, I believe there's a series of numbers and letters printed on the green part of the contacts. Also, the Nintendo logo is on the back (you can only view it at certain angles), and something like a serial number is stamped on the back. For official GBA carts, the Game Boy Advance logo is faintly visible above the sticker, and the ...


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The main differences are: All the PS1 version movies are included New control scheme for DS Minimap added Encyclopedia added: Items Monsters Art Maps Endings New content: Several new dungeons and sidequests Monster battle arena 1 new ending Items Monsters & Bosses New translation


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There is one non-hack way you can, but chances are you won't be able to get your hands on the hardware to do so. The IS-NITRO-CAPTURE is a Nintendo product that allows you to connect your DS or GBA to it, and has AV Out ports and a USB out port. This is the device that Nintendo uses at events such as E3 to show DS gameplay on a big TV. Here is a video review ...


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Final Fantasy 4 on the SNES originally came in two flavors - the one for Japan, and the one for the US. The Japanese version had several things about it that were more difficult, including the fact that you couldn't buy "Ether" potions in shops that could restore your MP. I believe the fights were also quite a bit harder. The US version (released as ...


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The Dino Domain key is hidden on the Ancient Lake track. It's located at the very beginning of the track off to the right hand side. It will be floating on an inclined ramp. As mentioned in the comments below, you'll need a blue balloon to get the boost needed to grab the key. This video will show you where: ...


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The first tip I would give you might be obvious, but nevertheless many seem to forget it: Use your index/middle finger instead of your thumb. You'll find that if you place the controller on a surface and tap the buttons with your index finger, you achieve a much faster pressing rate. The second tip comes straight from the pro, Toshiyuki Takahashi (a.k.a. ...


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As in Ryan's answer, Nintendo DS games aren't region locked. I can confirm this myself as I'm in the UK and I regularly import US/Japanese games that don't make it over here. However, the Wiki quote raises this small caveat that I feel needs explaining more: software specific to the Nintendo DSi are region-locked What this means is that, if you use a ...


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No, there is no way to purposefully move your characters in the SNES or DS versions of Chrono Trigger. Each individual fight seems to start with set locations for where your characters stand. This does mean a few fights (not many) have certain party configurations that are better than others due to positioning. In particular, I recall the final boss battle ...


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Ways are: There are far more games contained in that cartridge. (1 game vs. 25-in-one cartridge) The cartridge back-side screw is not the same as the original screw There is another splash screen that loads prior to the official Nintendo screen. There is no official box, or the box received is different than the official box. The cartridge is bigger than ...


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Is one of them Age of Kings? That DS game has a save game bug that fries the cartridge, making it unusable.



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