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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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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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My daughter has played with my DS (not a DSi, but they're pretty much identical physically) since she was 3 and my DS is still in great shape. They're pretty well constructed - a simple drop by a kid onto the floor doesn't really faze 'em. Obviously throwing it or something would be bad, but hopefully the kid will understand that's a no-no. The touch ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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I know you will find another Oran Berry later in the game; I skipped the Miltank thing (it's not important for completing the game) and eventually came across another berry, though I don't remember exactly where. You can get Blue Shards from smashing rocks, then trade with the Juggler in Violet City. But probably the easiest way is to send a Pokemon to the ...


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It's been a while, but I liked playing the first level over and over. It has a Mega Mushroom in it. What you do is let the mushroom out, but don't get it immediately - let it scroll right until it almost falls into a pit. Then pick it up and run like crazy to the right. You'll get a bunch of 1-Ups, including when you smash through the ending flag. Repeat!


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According to Nintendo's Wifi help page: Important note about the Nintendo DSi and WPA security: While the Nintendo DSi is compatible with WPA security, Nintendo DS games with online play still require the use of WEP or no security to connect with the Nintendo WFC. After some clarification from Micheal Madsen, it seems the answer is slightly more ...


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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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Each prefix has a unique meaning to it. I think I remember reading that there may be some differences in them between the DS and XBLA versions, but I can't find a source for that. The prefix effects vary based on upgrade level (Masterwork, Legendary, Epic) and type of equipment (Accessory, Armor, Chemical, Shield, Weapon). Here's what each prefix does ...


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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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As far as I know, there's no simple way to attach an external monitor to any kind of DS - it doesn't have a video output connector anywhere on it. It's possible, though, if you're willing to hack it to pieces and build your own breakout device.


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Technically speaking, that'd be the Dreamseeker. Obtained after defeating the Dream Devourer, it boasts an attack power of 240 (to Rainbows 220), and crit rate of 90% (Rainbow's crit chance is 70%). In order to obtain it, you'll need to defeat the Dream Devourer, let the credits roll, and create a new save file. When you start your next New Game+, Chrono ...


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Striaton City Cilan/Chili/Cress Level 12 Lilipup Level 14 Elemental Monkey Nacrene City Lenora Level 18 Herdier Level 20 Watchog Catelia City Burgh Level 21 Whirlipede Level 21 Dwebble Level 23 Leavanny Nimbasa City Elesa Level 25 Emolga Level 25 Emolga Level 27 Zebstrika Driftveil City Clay Level 29 Krokorok Level 29 Palpitoad Level ...


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You might try some flight items, like Wings, Jetpack, Winged Shoes or a flying mount such as Pegasus, or a Pterodactyl. You could also try attaching a number of balloons or kites to Maxwell, and then just jumping over the gap; you will be able to jump much farther with enough of either attached. Alternatively, you can also create a bunch of building ...


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On the DS version if thats what you're playing I would go for Alecto Carrow on price. You can also get Dolores Umbridge for the same reason she is cheap. But if you do have a lot of money to spend its Tom Riddle or Bellatrix LeStrange. Just a note. Alecto Carrow: $20,000 Dolores Umbridge: $50,000 Tom Riddle: $500,000 Bellatrix LeStrange: $500,000



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