Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Golden Cartridge

So this guy bought a very rare classic Nintendo game for $17,500 which was a bargain apparently since it was listed for $25,000 originally. The game is actually something created for a contest where each contestant would play through part of 3 classic games under a time limit and it would give them their score on each. The time limit is 6 minutes and 21 seconds. Now I just want to know how long it took them to get the cartridge to work in the classic NES. The real competition should have been that.

Think $60 video games are too expensive? You won't hear any argument from us, but you might from JJ Hendricks, a collector who just paid a clinically insane $17,500 for an obscure NES game from 1990.

The game in question is an ultra-rare, gold-colored version of Nintendo World Championships, a cartridge specially produced for use in a Nintendo-sponsored gaming contest. According to Wikipedia only 26 were created, and Hendricks calls it the "Holy Grail" of video game collectors.

$17000 Game

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