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Old 02-21-2015, 01:45 AM
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Just got my 3DS XL and i picked up 2 used games from gamestop. Chessmaster and TruSwing Golf. They are DS games and I thought that the unit was backward compatible? When i insert them nothing happens? It does not show on menu? I have Madden for 3ds and that works fine. Not sure if both games are broken or the 3ds XL does not play DS Games? Hope somebody can help! Thanks for your time!

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Old 02-21-2015, 04:07 AM
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The 3DS is backwards compatible, it could be the games. Maybe try to clean the contacts on the DS cartridges and try it again? Of course make sure they are properly inserted, though I doubt that's the problem.

If that doesn't work the games could be broken, though two broken games seems unlikely.
Old 02-21-2015, 10:11 PM
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Yes! Contacts got one working! Thank You!

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trying to change unanswered to answered..argh not sure how

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Old 02-23-2015, 07:07 AM
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I always wonder about those previously owned games. Does Gamestop test them before buying them off customers? I tend to avoid buying previously owned, unless it's an optical disk and I can visibly see the scratches. Game cards and cartridges were always a little iffy to me.