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Can a 3DS game get bricked or killed somehow?


#1 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23016 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2019 - 10:54 PM

So I've had Radiant Historia remake in my New 3DS XL for like... 2yrs now. Now clue why I can't get myself to finish it, the original was probably my favorite DS game and one of my favorite RPGs but the remake just felt off to me. I decided to finish it but for some reason, the game no longer works. 

 

I checked other 3DS games and some DS games, and they all work fine, but when I insert my Radiant Historia remake cart, the system doesn't show anything. 

 

Contacts and everything looks clean, this is a brand new copy I bought day 1, and I played up to the final... quarter of the game without any issue. Anyone every run into this issue where a cart just dies? I don't have another 3DS to test this on so not sure what to do here. 

 

The only notable factor I can think of worth noting is when I fired up my 3DS for the first time in ages, none of the controls no touch screen seemed to work. I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out why before realizing the generic screen protector I put on the touch screen was causing it to pick up screen presses that weren't being made. I took it off and everything when back to normal. 



#2 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7405 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:24 AM

So I've had Radiant Historia remake in my New 3DS XL for like... 2yrs now. Now clue why I can't get myself to finish it, the original was probably my favorite DS game and one of my favorite RPGs but the remake just felt off to me. I decided to finish it but for some reason, the game no longer works. 

 

I checked other 3DS games and some DS games, and they all work fine, but when I insert my Radiant Historia remake cart, the system doesn't show anything. 

 

Contacts and everything looks clean, this is a brand new copy I bought day 1, and I played up to the final... quarter of the game without any issue. Anyone every run into this issue where a cart just dies? I don't have another 3DS to test this on so not sure what to do here. 

 

The only notable factor I can think of worth noting is when I fired up my 3DS for the first time in ages, none of the controls no touch screen seemed to work. I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out why before realizing the generic screen protector I put on the touch screen was causing it to pick up screen presses that weren't being made. I took it off and everything when back to normal. 

I haven't heard about Radiant Historia, but I know that some of the first run copies of Persona Q didn't work.  Atlus was allowing people to return it and get a code for the digital version.  Maybe the copy of Radiant Historia that you got was from a bad batch of cartridges.



#3 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   23016 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:36 AM

I haven't heard about Radiant Historia, but I know that some of the first run copies of Persona Q didn't work.  Atlus was allowing people to return it and get a code for the digital version.  Maybe the copy of Radiant Historia that you got was from a bad batch of cartridges.

Interesting... thanks for that. Unfortunately, it's been well over a year since I bought the game so guess I'm SOL. Sucks, I was near the end of the game before I got sidetracked. Was hoping to just finish it out.