Yes, have a look on MVS scans and it will give you abit of idea about the boards used. This is the only game to use a PROG EOP, no other game uses it. Loads of games have 2 green boards, 2 tan boards, a green and a tan, grey and tan, grey and green and even 2 grey.Are you sure that "ALL" X carts had the gray board? I have an X and it does follow your pattern, but I know of other carts that I have seen in the past that were green both boards. Are you saying that those have to be boots? These carts were advertised with a box and instructions and looked legit. If they were not, someone must have had a Komori or Hidelberg printer. This is truly great information if there were no other boards used as you stated. Thanks,
Its a real one, or sure does look to be.
You can tell a real Metal Slug X without opening the cart, ill post a pic of why and how soon.
Still doesn't matter as there was no pic of the boards colors posted in the listing. That is omitted and the seller is saying he won't open it. Red flags like crazy.
If it looks to be real and you can't see the contacts, what are you basing that assertion on?
What am I basing mine on? Hehe, I'm basing the pass decision on the fact that the cart cannot be conclusively identified as legitimate and the seller refuses to post identifying pics or open it. This is exactly the same as the seller stating out right that it might be a boot.
You said that the cart looks real and that it's easy to tell by the color of the boards. There is nowhere in the seller's pics that show the boards (probably not an accident either). Therefore, I'm asking you why you think it's real when the criteria you use to identify the cart isn't present in the listing. Your response was to say, "experience". Really? So just looking at a cart shell tells you what's inside? If you think that's the case, it's clear you don't have much experience at all.
I'm not saying the cart isn't real. I am saying that there is enough there in question to pass on a $1,000 purchase.
You may be right, the seller may have no idea about the board color difference. What we do know for a fact however, is that the seller is certainly aware that bootlegs exist and is prefacing the sale with the remark that he's not going to make sure it's properly identified.
Imagine if the seller tried to open the cart like this.
Thanks to your tip, the cart does not need to be opened. It's a great tip and I believe what you're saying. Maybe you can start a thread and point it out. I'm sure that would be very useful to a lot of people.
It doesn't change the fact however, that it's not something that can be examined here. You're here telling the OP that the specific cart he asked about is legit when the method used to determine authenticity CANNOT BE USED. So while you might be right that the cart is legit, you might also be wrong. In other words, you're talking out of your ass.
I also never said that the cart must be opened, but I was pointing out the attitude of the seller with regard to questions about authenticity. It's really quite telling. But that isn't really important to you. What's important to you is to hijack the thread and beat your chest and talk about all of your experience, none of which is helpful to the OP in determining whether or not the SPECIFIC CART he was asking about is legit or not.
In any case, I'm glad we've had our little hash out so that the buyer can make a choice for himself. Helping the buyer make a decision here was my only goal, so the rest of what's to come with all of your backpedaling, non-sequiturs, and hurt pride wasn't ever an issue that the OP or myself should be concerned with. The main issue is that fraud is rampant in AES, and people are being taken for thousands regularly. People like you that encourage the buyer when they have no way of knowing one way or the other should stfu.