This Final Fantasy 6, or when it was released in the US it was labeled Final Fantasy 3. I am on my way of having my cake and eating it too. I am going to have those expensive RPGs that I never had until now. And I am playing them on my Super Famicom by way of inexpensive reproductions.
The two carts of the same game. Top is the reproduction for the SNES and the bottom one is the real thing for the Super Famicom. Boards are interchangeable and fit perfect.
The Nintendo board which looks impressive next to the reproduction. The battery was dead in this one. The game would boot up, but it would not let you play the game. A message would come up in Japanese. I can only guess what it actually said, "battery dead."
You can always find Nintendo on the real McCory. That seems to be the only way of identifying the real thing anymore.
The small PC board with a minimum showing of chips.
I sort of wonder if it is the advancement in technology? Or should I question the durability of such a board. 10 to 1 it will not last 23 years like the original hardware.
And the icing on the cake, that battery can be easily changed out. That is one thing that I like about these things. Again the reproduction shell was a high quality plastic with the metal screws, just exactly like the real Nintendo carts. They look authentic but open it up and the truth hits you. If anyone has a notion that they want to go on eBay and spend high dollars for what they think is the real game cart, I would ask the seller to open it up and show photos. I don't care if they have a perfect rating. They might not know what they have because they didn't know to look. Too many of these China reproductions are showing up on eBay. I spent only $18 for this repo, free shipping.