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Visual guide to verifying N64 carts

Quick note before you start reading this guide - N64 carts released by Limited Run Games use reproduction casings. As these carts are in a, well, limited run (3000-4000), it's highly doubtful that they'd use legitimate N64 casings by Nintendo.

Smooth and straight lines are the key.

You shouldn't need to open the cart to notice these.

Number stamp on back? Legit, always, although some games seem to omit this.

Dotted circle "i"? Fake.

Colours are everything.

Extrusions in inside the casing? Legit casing.

Depository of Boards

All of the below are legitimate boards. You'll need to open your N64 carts in order to compare yours to the below. If your board is similar, you'll probably have a legit cart. All carts are US versions unless otherwise stated.

Cart Code & Board
007: GoldenEye NUS-NGEP-EUR
007: The World is Not Enough NUS-NO7E-USA
1080° Snowboarding NUS-NTEE-USA
A Bug's Life NUS-NBYE-USA
Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage NUS-NAYE-USA
AeroGauge NUS-NAGE-USA
Aero Fighters Assault NUS-NERE-USA
All-Star Baseball 99 NUS-NBSE-USA
All-Star Baseball 2000 NUS-NBEE-USA
All-Star Baseball 2001 NUS-NASE-USA
All-Star Tennis '99 NUS-NTNE-USA
Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. NUS-NARE-USA
Army Men: Air Combat NUS-NACE-USA
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes NUS-NAME-USA
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 NUS-N32E-USA
Asteroids Hyper 64 NUS-NAHE-USA
Automobili Lamborghini NUS-NLOE-USA
Banjo-Kazooie NUS-NBKE-USA
Banjo-Tooie NUS-NB7E-USA
Bass Hunter 64 NUS-NFHE-USA
Bassmasters 2000 NUS-NB4E-USA
Batman: Beyond NUS-NJOE-USA
BattleTanx NUS-NBXE-USA
BattleTanx Global Assault NUS-N8QE-USA
Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs NUS-NZOE-USA
Beetle Adventure Racing NUS-NNSE-USA
Big Mountain 2000 NUS-NMUE-USA
Bio Freaks NUS-NBFE-USA
Blast Corps NUS-N8CE-USA
Blues Brothers 2000 NUS-NBPE-USA
Body Harvest NUS-N8HE-USA
Bomberman 64 NUS-NBME-USA
Bomberman Hero NUS-NBDE-USA
Bomberman: The Second Attack NUS-NBVE-USA
Bottom of the 9th NUS-NBOE-USA
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling NUS-NOWE-USA
Buck Bumble NUS-NBLE-USA
Bust-a-Move '99 NUS-NB3E-USA
Bust-a-Move 2: Arcade Edition NUS-NBUE-USA
California Speed NUS-NCLE-USA
Carmageddon NUS-NCOE-USA
Castlevania NUS-ND3E-USA
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness NUS-NDAE-USA
Chameleon Twist NUS-NCTE-USA
Chameleon Twist 2 NUS-N2VE-USA
Charlie's Blast Territory NUS-NCBE-USA
Chopper Attack NUS-NCHE-USA
ClayFighter 63⅓ NUS-NCPE-USA
ClayFighter: Sculptor's Cut NUS-NC2E-USA
Command & Conquer NUS-NCCE-USA
Conker's Bad Fur Day NUS-NFUE-USA
Cruis'n Exotica NUS-NXOE-USA
Cruis'n USA NUS-NCUE-USA
Cruis'n World NUS-NCWE-USA
Cyber Tiger 2000 NUS-NT4E-USA
Daikatana, John Romero's NUS-NDWE-USA
Dark Rift NUS-NDKE-USA
Deadly Arts NUS-NGAE-USA
Destruction Derby 64 NUS-NDEE-USA
Diddy Kong Racing NUS-NDYE-USA
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers/Quack Attack NUS-NDQE-USA
Donkey Kong 64 NUS-NDOE-USA
Doom 64 NUS-NDME-USA
Dr. Mario 64 NUS-NN6E-USA
Dual Heroes NUS-NDHE-USA
Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck Unknown Code
Duke Nukem 64 NUS-NDNE-USA
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour NUS-NDZE-USA
Earthworm Jim 3D NUS-NJME-USA
Elmo's Letter Adventure NUS-NELE-USA
Elmo's Number Journey NUS-NENE-USA
Excitebike 64 NUS-NMXE-USA
Extreme-G NUS-NEGE-USA
Extreme-G 2 NUS-NG2E-USA
F1 Pole Position 64 NUS-NHGE-USA
F1 World Grand Prix NUS-NFWE-USA
FIFA 64 NUS-N7IE-USA
FIFA 98 NUS-N8IE-USA
FIFA 99 NUS-N9FE-USA
Fighters Destiny NUS-NKAE-USA
Fighters Destiny 2 NUS-NFGE-USA
Fighting Force 64 NUS-NFFE-USA
Flying Dragon NUS-NFDE-USA
Forsaken 64 NUS-NF0E-USA
Fox Sports College Hoops '99 NUS-NF9E-USA
F-Zero X NUS-NFZE-USA
Gauntlet Legends NUS-NGXE-USA
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko NUS-NX3E-USA
Gex 64: Enter the Gecko NUS-NX2E-USA
Glover NUS-NGVE-USA
Golden Nugget 64 NUS-NGNE-USA
Goemon's Great Adventure NUS-NGME-USA
GT64: Championship Edition NUS-NGCE-USA
Hardcore ECW Revolution NUS-NWIE-USA
Harvest Moon 64 NUS-NYWE-USA
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys NUS-NHCE-USA
Hexen NUS-NHXE-USA
Hey You, Pikachu! NUS-NPGE-USA
Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing NUS-NHWE-USA
Hybrid Heaven NUS-NHVE-USA
Hydro Thunder NUS-NHTE-USA
Iggy's Reckin' Balls NUS-NWBE-USA
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine NUS-NIJE-USA
Indy Racing 2000 NUS-NICE-USA
International Super Star Soccer 64 NUS-NJPE-USA
International Super Star Soccer 98 NUS-NWSE-USA
International Super Star Soccer 2000 NUS-NISE-USA
International Track and Field 2000 NUS-N3HE-USA
Jeopardy NUS-NUOE-USA
Jet Force Gemini NUS-NJFE-USA
Ken Griffey Jr.s' Slugfest NUS-NKJE-USA
Killer Instinct Gold NUS-NKIE-USA
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards NUS-NK4E-USA
Knife Edge: Nose Gunner NUS-NKEE-USA
Knockout Kings 2000 NUS-NKKE-USA
Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside NUS-NNBE-USA
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask NUS-N2SE-USA
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time NUS-CZLE-USA
Lego Racers NUS-NLGE-USA
Lode Runner 3D NUS-NLRE-USA
Mace: The Dark Age NUS-NMEE-USA
Madden 64 NUS-N8ME-USA
Madden 99 NUS-N9ME-USA
Madden 2000 NUS-NMDE-USA
Madden 2001 NUS-NFLE-USA
Madden 2002 NUS-N2ME-USA
Magical Tetris Challenge NUS-NMTE-USA
Major League Baseball featuring Ken Griffey Jr. NUS-NKGE-USA
Mario Artist: Communication Kit (64DD) NUD-DMBJ-JPN
Mario Artist: Paint Studio (64DD) NUD-DMPJ-JPN
Mario Artist: Polygon Studio (64DD) NUD-DMGJ-JPN
Mario Artist: Talent Studio (64DD) NUD-DMTJ-JPN
Mario Golf NUS-NMFE-USA
Mario Kart 64 (Tall PCB) NUS-NKTE-USA
Mario Kart 64 (Half-height PCB) NUS-NKTE-USA
Mario no Photopi NUS-NMPJ-JPN
Mario Party NUS-NLBE-USA
Mario Party 2 NUS-NMWE-USA
Mario Party 3 NUS-NMVE-USA
Mario Tennis NUS-NM8E-USA
Mega Man 64 NUS-NM6E-USA
Mia Hamm Soccer 64 NUS-NHME-USA
Mickey's Speedway USA NUS-NMLE-USA
Micro Machines 64 Turbo NUS-NV3E-USA
Midway's Greatest Hits NUS-NVIE-USA
Mike Piazza's Strike Zone NUS-NMBE-USA
Milo's Astro Lanes NUS-NBRE-USA
Mischief Makers NUS-NTME-USA
Mission: Impossible NUS-NMIE-USA
Monaco Grand Prix NUS-NMGE-USA
Monopoly NUS-NMOE-USA
Mortal Kombat 4 NUS-NM4E-USA
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero NUS-NMYE-USA
Mortal Kombat: Trilogy (Half-height PCB) NUS-NMKE-USA
Mortal Kombat: Trilogy (Tall PCB) NUS-NMKE-USA
MRC: Multi-Racing Championship NUS-NMRE-USA
Ms. Pac-Man: Maze Madness NUS-NP9E-USA
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon NUS-NG5E-USA
Nagano Winter Olympics 98 NUS-NH5E-USA
Namco Museum 64 NUS-NMME-USA
Nascar 99 NUS-N9CE-USA
Nascar 2000 NUS-NN2E-USA
NBA Jam 99 NUS-NB9E-USA
NBA Courtside 2 featuring Kobe Bryant NUS-NNBE-USA
NBA in the Zone 98 NUS-NBAE-USA
NBA in the Zone 99 NUS-NB2E-USA
NBA in the Zone 2000 NUS-NWZE-USA
NBA Live 99 NUS-N9BE-USA
NBA Live 2000 NUS-NNLE-USA
NBA Hang Time (Half-height PCB) NUS-NXGE-USA
NBA Hang Time (Tall PCB) NUS-NXGE-USA
NBA Jam 2000 NUS-NJAE-USA
NBA Showtime NBA on NBC NUS-NSOE-USA
The New Tetris NUS-NRIE-USA
NFL Blitz NUS-NBZE-USA
NFL Blitz: Special Edition NUS-NSZE-USA
NFL Blitz 2000 NUS-NBIE-USA
NFL Quarterback Club 98 NUS-NQ8E-USA
NFL Quarterback Club 99 NUS-NQ9E-USA
NFL Quarterback Club 2000 NUS-NQBE-USA
NFL Quarterback Club 2001 NUS-NQCE-USA
NHL 99 NUS-N9HE-USA
NHL Blades of Steel NUS-NHOE-USA
NHL Breakaway 98 NUS-NHLE-USA
NHL Breakaway 99 NUS-NH9E-USA
Nightmare Creatures NUS-NNCE-USA
Nuclear Strike 64 NUS-NCEE-USA
Off Road Challenge NUS-NOFE-USA
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber NUS-NOBE-USA
Paper Boy NUS-NYPE-USA
Paper Mario NUS-NMQE-USA
Penny Racers NUS-NCRE-USA
Perfect Dark NUS-NPOE-USA
PGA European Tour NUS-NEAE-USA
Pilotwings 64 NUS-NPWE-USA
Pokemon Puzzle League NUS-NPNE-USA
Pokemon Snap NUS-NPFE-USA
Pokemon Stadium NUS-NPOE-USA
Pokemon Stadium 2 NUS-NP3E-USA
Polaris SnoCross NUS-NPXE-USA
The PowerPuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction NUS-NPOE-USA
Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue NUS-NPUE-USA
Quake NUS-NQKE-USA
Quake II NUS-NQ2E-USA
Quest 64 NUS-NETE-USA
Rally Challenge 2000 NUS-NWQE-USA
Rampage World Tour NUS-NRPE-USA
Rampage Universal Tour NUS-N2PE-USA
Rat Attack NUS-NRTE-USA
Rayman 2: The Great Escape NUS-NY2E-USA
Razor Freestyle Scooter NUS-NFQE-USA
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing NUS-NRDE-USA
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 NUS-NR2E-USA
Resident Evil 2 NUS-NREE-USA
Re-Volt NUS-NRVE-USA
Ridge Racer 64 NUS-NRZE-USA
Road Rash 64 NUS-NROE-USA
Roadsters NUS-NRRE-USA
Robotron 64 NUS-NRXE-USA
Rocket: Robot on Wheels NUS-NSUE-USA
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie NUS-NRKE-USA
Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt NUS-NRGE-USA
Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA NUS-NR2E-USA
San Francisco Rush: 2049 NUS-NRUE-USA
San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing NUS-NSFE-USA
S.C.A.R.S NUS-NCSE-USA
Scooby-Doo!: Classic Creep Racers NUS-NSYE-USA
Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers NUS-NSGE-USA
Shadow Man NUS-NSDE-USA
Snowboard Kids NUS-NSKE-USA
Snowboards Kids 2 NUS-NK2E-USA
South Park NUS-NDTE-USA
South Park: Chef's Luv Shack NUS-NCYE-USA
South Park: Rally NUS-NPRE-USA
Space Invaders NUS-NIVE-USA
Space Station Silicon Valley NUS-NSVE-USA
Spider-Man NUS-NSLE-USA
StarCraft 64 NUS-NSWE-USA
Star Fox 64 NUS-NFXE-USA
Starshot: Space Circus Fever NUS-NSCE-USA
Star Soldier Vanishing Earth NUS-NS6E-USA
Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo NUS-NNAE-USA
Star Wars Episode I: Racer NUS-NEPE-USA
Star Wars Episode I: Racer (Limited Run) LR006
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron NUS-NRSE-USA
Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire NUS-NSWE-USA
Stunt Racer 64 NUS-NR3E-USA
Super Bowling NUS-NBWE-USA
Supercross 2000 NUS-NSXE-USA
Superman 64 NUS-NSPE-USA
Super Mario 64 NUS-NSME-USA
Super Smash Bros. NUS-NALE-USA
Tarzan NUS-NDZE-USA
Tetrisphere NUS-NTPE-USA
Tigger's Honey Hunt NUS-NT9E-USA
Tom and Jerry: Fists of Fury NUS-NTJE-USA
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six NUS-NR6E-USA
Tonic Trouble NUS-NTTE-USA
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater NUS-NTPE-USA
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 NUS-NTQE-USA
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 NUS-N3TE-USA
Top Gear: Hyperbike NUS-NGBE-USA
Top Gear: Overdrive NUS-NRCE-USA
Top Gear: Rally NUS-NGRE-USA
Top Gear: Rally 2 NUS-NL2E-USA
Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue NUS-NTHE-USA
Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals NUS-NOHE-USA
Triple Play 2000 NUS-N3PE-USA
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter NUS-NTUE-USA
Turok: Rage Wars NUS-NRWE-USA
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil NUS-NT2E-USA
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion NUS-NTKE-USA
Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding NUS-NSBE-USA
Vigilante 8 NUS-NV8E-USA
Vigilante 8: Second Offense NUS-NVGE-USA
Virtual Chess 64 NUS-NVCE-USA
Virtual Pool 64 NUS-NVRE-USA
V-Rally 99 NUS-NVLE-USA
Waialae Country Club NUS-NWLE-USA
War Gods NUS-NWAE-USA
Wave Race 64 NUS-NWRE-USA
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey NUS-NWGE-USA
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey 98 NUS-NW8E-USA
WCW Backstage Assault NUS-NWVE-USA
WCW Mayhem NUS-NWME-USA
WCW Nitro NUS-NW3E-USA
WCW vs. nWo: Revenge NUS-NW2E-USA
WCW vs. nWo: World Tour NUS-NWNE-USA
Wetrix NUS-NWTE-USA
Wheel of Attitude NUS-NWFE-USA
WinBack: Covert Operations NUS-NWDE-USA
Wipeout 64 NUS-NWPE-USA
World Cup 98 NUS-N8WE-USA
World Driver Championship NUS-NWDE-USA
Worms: Armageddon NUS-NADE-USA
Wrestlemania 2000 NUS-NWXE-USA
WWF: Attitude NUS-NTIE-USA
WWF: No Mercy NUS-NW4E-USA
WWF: Warzone NUS-NWWE-USA
Xena: Warrior Princess: The Talisman of Fate NUS-NXFE-USA
Yoshi's Story NUS-NYSE-USA
Yoshi's Story: International (Not for Resale) NUS-NYSJ-USA

Special Thanks

Credit to Nintendo 64 Forever for hosting these boards.

Credit to niwanetwork for their list of N64 serial codes.