MintyFreshGames Trade-In Program

If you would like to trade in games to me. Please be sure to read the guidelines as I don’t accept counterfeit Pokemon games.

Authentic vs Counterfeit HG SS copyNot only are the counterfeit games illegal, but they are also missing key features. The counterfeit Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold games on the bottom are grey and do not have the Infrared sensor and without it there is no way to connect the Pokewalker to the game, taking out one of the best parts of the game. The authentic ones pictured above are translucent black and includes the infrared sensor. The text font is also incorrect on counterfeit games.

Authentic vs Counterfeit Diamond Pearl 3

The most obvious flaw in the counterfeit Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games pictured on the bottom appear darker than the authentic ones. Pearl is pretty distinct missing almost all of the red hue that the real one above has.

Authentic vs Counterfeit Platinum
Counterfeit Pokemon Platinum games have a red Nintendo symbol instead of the authentic Pokemon Platinum games having a black Nintendo Symbol.

authentic-vs-counterfeit-catridge
The back of Counterfeit Cartridges also look a bit different. The spacing is off and the text is bigger.

Please be sure that the games you are trading in look identical to the ones pictured below
Authentic 2
If you are looking at the same game but it has a different front label (Such as a Pokemon Diamond Cartridge having an image of Dialga on the label) that ends in USA I would suspect it to be counterfeit  since the Authentic Pokemon games only have one label style that never changes.

At this time I only accept games made for the USA (Games that end with the code USA). Any games ending with the game codes that end with EUR, or JPN will not be accepted

Any games that are traded into us must meet these minimum requirements:
1. Games must work on first boot up (Games that take multiple tries to boot up are not accepted)
2. Games must be able to save and hold data
3. Label on cartridge must be fully intact (No peeling or missing front labels)
4. No Permanent marker or Pen Marks on cartridge
5. No tobacco smell or other odor

Requirements for sending in “Game, Case, Cover Art and Manual”:
1. Manuals cannot have any folds or bends (Even tiny ones)
2. The original case including the engraved “Nintendo DS” logo on the insde and the original cover art must be sent in. Generic cases with no authentic engraving on the inside of the cases will be accepted.

Requirements  for Factory Sealed games:
1. Factory Sealed products that have been opened in any way or resealed will not be accepted.
2. Factory Sealed products must include the authentic Y folds on the top and bottom of the case just like the game pictured below.
Y Fold Sealed

All costs associated (postage and packaging) with sending a game in will be the responsibility of the person trading their games in.

At this time we only offer cash through Paypal as payment for your trade in.

If you would like to trade in your games please message us at MintyFreshGames@yahoo.com with what you would like to trade in along with the Paypal e-mail address that you would like the payment sent to. Further directions will be given from there.

The current list of games that we accept for trade in right now is:
$17 Pokemon Diamond (Cartridge Only)
$20 Pokemon Diamond (Game, Case, Cover Art and Manual) (Pictures required)
$26 Pokemon Diamond (Brand New Factory Sealed)
$18 Pokemon Pearl (Cartridge Only)
$21 Pokemon Pearl (Game, Case, Cover Art and Manual) (Pictures required)
$23 Pokemon Pearl (Brand New Factory Sealed)
$21 Pokemon Platinum (Cartridge Only)
$25 Pokemon Platinum (Game, Case, Cover Art and Manual) (Pictures required)
$30 Pokemon Platinum (Brand New Factory Sealed)
$35 Pokemon Heart Gold (Cartridge Only)
$34 Pokemon Soul Silver (Cartridge Only)
$19 Pokemon Black (Cartridge Only)
$18 Pokemon White (Cartridge Only)
$20 Pokemon White 2 (Cartridge Only)
$22 Pokemon White 2 (Brand New Factory Sealed)
$21 Pokemon Black 2 (Cartridge Only)
$27.5 Pokemon Black 2 (Brand New Factory Sealed)
$18 Pokemon X (Cartridge Only)
$22 Pokemon X (Brand New Factory Sealed)
$18 Pokemon Y (Cartridge Only)
$20 Pokemon Y (Brand New Factory Sealed)
$25 Pokemon Omega Ruby (Cartridge Only)
$26 Pokemon Omega Ruby (Brand New Factory Sealed)
$25 Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Cartridge Only)
$26 Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Brand New Factory Sealed)
$18 Super Smash 3DS

Multiple copies of the same game traded in are subject to approval.

When I receive your game it will be fully tested on a Nintendo DS. Once I verify that the cartridge boots up and I am able to save data on the cartridge your payment will be processed. This regularly takes 1-2 business days after the package has been delivered.

If you have any questions about our trade in program I would be more than happy to help you.

You can tell your friends and family about this trade in service. Just be sure that they read all the requirements.

I hope you have a great day,
-= MintyFreshGames =-

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to spot fake/counterfeit Pokemon games.

There are many Counterfeit Pokemon games and I want to teach you how to watch out for them so that you don’t get ripped off.

Authentic vs Counterfeit HG SS copy

Not only are the counterfeit games illegal, but they are also missing key features. The counterfeit Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold games on the bottom are grey and do not have the Infrared sensor and without it there is no way to connect the Pokewalker to the game, taking out one of the best parts of the game. The authentic ones pictured above are translucent black and includes the infrared sensor. The text font is also incorrect on counterfeit games.

Authentic vs Counterfeit Diamond Pearl 3

The most obvious flaw in the counterfeit Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games pictured on the bottom appear darker than the authentic ones. Pearl is pretty distinct missing almost all of the red hue that the real one above has.

Authentic vs Counterfeit PlatinumCounterfeit Pokemon Platinum games have a red Nintendo symbol instead of the authentic Pokemon Platinum games having a black Nintendo Symbol.

authentic-vs-counterfeit-catridge
The back of Counterfeit Cartridges also look a bit different. The spacing is off and the text is bigger.

Be sure if you are purchasing a Brand New, Factory Sealed Pokemon game for the Nintendo DS that it has the Y fold like the Pokemon White Version 2 game pictured below:
Y Fold SealedPokemon games on the Nintendo DS that do not have the Y fold seal are either counterfeit or have been resealed (Which means at the very least that the package has been previously opened.)

Here is a picture of the most popular Authentic Pokemon games for the Nintendo DS:
Authentic 2

If you are looking at the same game but it has a different front label (Such as a Pokemon Diamond Cartridge having an image of Dialga on the label) that ends in USA I would suspect it to be counterfeit  since the Authentic Pokemon games only have one label style that never changes.

Counterfeit Pokemon games will also have the following disclaimers “Only works on Nintendo DS, DS lite” “Does not work on DSi or 3DS” Authentic Pokemon games made on the Nintendo DS work on the DS, DS lite, DSi, DSi XL, 2DS, 3DS and the 3DS xl. You can always ask  the seller if the game works on the 2DS and if they say it does not, just move on to the next one.

Even the counterfeit cases look much different from the authentic ones. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum cases will appear shiny/holographic where the counterfeit ones will regularly have no holographic shine to them.


The easiest way to spot counterfeit Pokemon games for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance is to check out this official list of games: Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, Fire Red, Leaf Green, Emerald, Pinball, Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire and Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team.
If the Pokemon game is for the GBA and is not on this list then it is counterfeit.

These are the known fake Pokemon games for the GBA: Pokemon Chaos Black, Quartz, Darkcry, Arcois, Naranja, Blue Sea and Lugias Ocean.

These fake/counterfeit games are known to have: harsh language, downgraded graphics and glitchy gameplay, which makes some of them downright unplayable.

If you find any of these fake/counterfeit Pokemon games on eBay, please do the follow:

1. “Report Item” and under Report Category select “Counterfeit and trademark”
2. Under Reason for Report select “Counterfeit item or authenticity disclaimer”
3. Underneath Detailed Reason select “Counterfeit, fake, or replica items”

Now everyone can enjoy high quality/fully functional Authentic Pokemon games! =]

Side note: Since you have read through the various ways of spotting counterfeit Pokemon games you now qualify to trade in your legit games to us for cash. Just read these condition guidelines and you will be ready to trade in your older Pokemon games that you don’t use anymore.

I also sell Authentic Pokemon games at my eBay shop MintyFreshGames!

Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Free Pokedex 3DS Application

A free Pokemon application for the 3DS has released on June 7th, called the Pokedex 3D.  This application really showcases where Nintendo can go with their Pokemon Games.  All 150 new Pokemon from the Unova are rendered in beautiful 3D with 360 views of each Pokemon.  There is one catch though,  you have to update your 3DS, and connect your 3DS to the new Nintendo eShop.

Updating You Nintendo 3DS:

Make sure your 3DS is connected to an internet and:

1. Turn on your Nintendo 3DS and go right until you find “System Settings”, press “Open”.
2. Select “Other Settings”3. Select Number “4” and then click on “System Update”.4. Remember to keep your system plugged in and update your system.

and now your system is updated.

After your system resets and you get to the menu, you will notice the Nintendo eShop where there will be Pokedex 3D free to download.

When you download this application you will automatically start with these 16 pokemon:  Snivy, Servine, Serperior, Tepig, Pignite, Emboar, Oshawott, Dewott, Samurott, Audino, Scraggy, Minccino, Emolga, Foongus, Axew and Hydreigon.


Other Pokemon can be unlocked by: finding AR cards (Physical Cards), Street Pass (You have a chance of unlocking Pokemon when your 3DS passes another 3DS) , and Spot Pass.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment