I'm curious about this too. My red version has been perfectly fine for more then a decade now.all mine still work...I wasnt aware that Gen I games could die? (well besides the fact that all games can eventually wear out) but are they susceptible to anything in particular?
K K K K K did it. As long as my Pokemon Stadium 2 cartridge is intact, I should be good. I always worried a little because one of my other N64 games erased itself, but Stadium has never had any problems.Do it do it do it do it. Mine are all chillin' in the Stadium boxes.
Your Red/Blue and Stadium batteries should likely last for decades. When a game battery doesn't have a suicidal running clock, it'll last for a really long time. My original 1987 Legend of Zelda game still saves, so there.The likelihood of my Red/Blue cartridges dying isn't that great, is it? I have obviously had them for many years without problems, but I have all my ol' L100s on those, and planned on leaving them there.
I have no idea if changing the clock battery would affect the save file, to be honest.And wow, I didn't realize GenIIIs could have their clocks stop working. Huh. Is there a way to replace the clock battery without affecting the save? Is it a watch battery as well, or something different? Mostly asking out of curiosity rather than necessity.
You can use them in the Stadium 2 battles, I guess... and you feel better cause you'd rather have them vegetating in Stadium than being DELETED FOREVER BAWWWW.I've always wondered what the point is of migrating your gen II's over to Stadium II. It's not like you'll be able to use them anywhere else.