I had just played through Red again trying out a single pokemon run. Finished it with relative ease past the second gym. I wanted to try out a non-starter run, one that would require me to breed for using my Gold cart.
Put Gold in, turn on the game... no save data.
I've owned both Red and Gold since the first year they came out, so I found it weird that Gold was the first one to have the battery go on. So now I'm wondering, how many of you still have the original battery in the Gen 1 carts that still work?