Took a while to get to grips with this :-( & to navigate all the help thats available out there on the net!!
Our expectations realised:
* You dont get to enter codes with this product.
* Its is a cheat only cartridge & doesnt contain any visible codes.
* You dont need to access a keypad to type in characters manually or access a star on the lower left of the screen.
* Unfortunately cheats are not all singing dancing additions to the game that announce that theyve been applied :-D lol
* The game will continue to progress normally through all your usual day to day play - enhanced by the cheats, some when activated in action. Others automatically once the initial activation sequence of pressing the Up + L + R buttons has been performed.
* You dont need to connect to a laptop or pc. Purchase or use additional usb leads or media sets. CDs, code managers, have a wifi connection/adapter or need an active internet connection for this cheat cartridge to work.
* The packaging we have is identical to the product image here on play.com and doesnt mention that it contains or supports cheats for ruby, sapphire or emerald.
How to use it:
NB: There are no instructions on how to use this cartridge that I could see on the packaging so here goes ..
1. Insert the cheat cartridge into the consol as you would normally & turn the consol on.
2. Theres no need to touch the screen, the cheat cartridge will run automatically - stating on the upper screen that its not a licensed or endorsed product.
3. Then when the upper screen scrolls the message INSERT GAME CART, swap cartridges: take out the cheat cartridge and insert the official game cartridge. For us it was Pokemon Platinum UK version.
Do not turn the consol off during this change over.
4. The cheat cartridge screen will still be visible and should hopefully state which game title & the type or version is that youve just put in.
5. Now press the CHOOSE button on the lower screen to see which or all cheats that you want to install/apply.
6. Use the A button to check the boxes next to all that you want and then press the big poke ball START button.
7. Fingers crossed.. you should now be able to continue with your new or ongoing game :-)
Once up and running ..
8. Press L & R buttons to activate max cash: you can check this by pressing X for the inventory/tool bar. Scroll down to your player name & press A: see what it says next to Money.
Exit this to continue ..
9. Press the Up + L & R button together to activate all other cheats.
When in battle - 1: press the start button to activate max health.
When in battle - 2: after selecting fight & then the fight move or TM hold down & continue to hold down the select button to activate the one hit kill cheat.
When in battle - 3: at the wild Pokemon faints message, press the R button for increased exp points.
Experience points are what leads to quicker level ups for each Pokemon.
Save the game so that all data remains for the next time.
Great item once this was sorted & I now have a very happy nearly 10 yr old that has had the opportunity to see & discuss what the differences are between working to obtain a new pokemon levels & what cheat levels involve before it might impact on any real player gaming later.
I hope this helps anyone that finds themselves in the same deep dark and muddy place that we found ourselves in when the cheat cartridge arrived!