Summary: "The previous save file will be loaded the game can be played." This error message is displayed upon attempting to play the game. Upon further research I have discovered that this is a sign that the game is faked. My worries were confirmed when I found the screen "glitching" when attempting to save in some caves. Avoid.
Summary: I purchased this a little while ago as I hadn't played Emerald for a few years, when it arrived and I plugged it in, a message popped up saying "the file can be played" which didn't happen on the emerald I had before (which was purchased from a game shop in my town) you also cannot "migrate" from this copy to Heart Gold, Platinum etc, I did some research online and this is definitely a bootleg copy, I compared the cartridge to a real copy & it looks different, the casing...
Summary: The game worked and I was able to get about an hour into the game... however, after the hour I saved and put the game down for a while and when I attempted to play again is said that I couldn't play the file and that I had to start a new game save. I was hoping for more play time than an hour.
Summary: Pokemon Emerald, a remake of Ruby and Sapphire with a few neat additions. However beware when buying when you get the cartridge make sure you check the back and it says AGB-002. If it is anything different it means it is a fake. Make sure to get a refund asap instead of find out months too late like I have.