Junichi Masuda's birthday.
Hi, I'm just wondering if it would be possible for everyone who has Pearl (or indeed Diamond) to check the game card and see what the Nintendo seal looks like? It just seems a bit odd that my Pearl card has the oval "Official Nintendo Seal" instead of the circular "Original Nintendo Seal of Quality" that all my other genuine games have. There's a guide to fake games on eBay that says the "Official Nintendo Seal" is fake, but the Diamond game card picture on Bulbapedia has that seal. Did Diamond and Pearl just have a different seal for some reason? Or is my Pearl fake? I'm pretty sure it is genuine, all the Diamond and Pearl books have the oval seal as well, but I'm just getting a bit paranoid and don't want to take any risks. My Pearl game did freeze at one point when I played it on my faulty DS, but I think it was because of the DS, rather than the game itself.
(Image from the eBay guide)
All five of my Generation IV games (which I bought off Amazon) have the oval "Official Nintendo Seal", as do the used copies of Ruby and FireRed I bought at GameStop after I downloaded Raikou (They just rope you in...). What games of yours have the "Original Nintendo Seal of Quality"? Generations I and II?
My copies of Silver, Ruby, Pinball RS and Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team all have the "Original Nintendo Seal of Quality", I'm not sure where my Emerald, LeafGreen and Yellow are at the moment but I think they have that seal as well. Maybe it's got something to do with the country they were made in? I live in the UK but the picture of the Diamond cartridge on Bulbapedia is apparently North American; I bought Pearl on eBay so it could be North American too. Oh I don't think I'll worry about it! Thanks. :)
my 7 ds games have the oval logo as does my leafgreen.
According to Wikipedia, NTSC regions use the elliptical seal while PAL regions use the circular one.
My SoulSilver, Platinum, LeafGreen and Sapphire all have the oval seal, and I've never had a problem with any of them.
I am some ways through FireRed which I thought would be best to start with since it is a remake of the first game. I need to choose which game to do next. The obvious choices seem like:
1) HeartGold/SoulSilver; or
I was thinking HG/SS because it is a remake of the 2nd game in the series, but some cursory research suggested that there are so many differences between the two that the continuity would be broken between the FireRed to such an extent that it wouldn't matter.
Moreover, if I did HeartGold 1st, I would have to go back to Emerald on the GBA and to be honest, I think once I put the GBA down the next time, it will be for good! The DS is much more enjoyable to play on. Also from the perspective of gameplay features, HG/SS are more advanced than Emerald, so I would be moving back words in a sense.
So HG/SS or Emerald?
Also I assume I should do Emerald and not Ruby or Sapphire?
HGSS are much more advanced, look much better, contain more Pokemon and attacks, and when taking both Kanto and Johto into consideration, is fairly longer.
On the other hand, Emerald features what I consider the best region, great characters and a great plot, and the Battle Frontier.
Both games are worth experiencing...
But Platinum is actually the game I'd suggest you try out first. The best Pokemon game out there imo, Platinum is the pinnacle of the series.
id suggest emerald, followed by HGSS and then doing platinum. platinum is my fav out of all the games, has so much to do after you become champion, yo ucould play it for months after. doing emerald first will mean you dont have the never pick up your gba again bug.
this is still something I havent figured out yet, in mystery gift mode what does the option mean by get from a friend? Does it mean get a Wonder Card from another persons game or DS?