And you thought that Nintendo World Championships gold cartridge would certainly make a delightful beginning to the retirement fund. An eBay auction from tjcurtin1 is providing a prototype NES container for the United States release of The Legend of Zelda at a Buy It Now rate of $ 150,000, or approximately ten times more than the common final bid that Price Charting quotes for a traditional NWC cart. While it resembles an unassuming yellow piece of plastic, it’s in fact a Nintendo of America copy from February 23, 1987– half a year before the conclusive action experience reached the US market. The game still plays and can easily also save its game on the still functional, industry-first battery backup. Simply bear in mind that it’s not automatically going to reveal any type of design secrets from Shigeru Miyamoto or Takashi Tezuka: the seller alerts that he just can’t see any type of functional distinctions between the early copy and the (additionally featured) shipping version. Anyone well-heeled enough to buy the prototype is therefore going entirely for the collector’s value. But for those determined to be the coolest kid on any type of block about 25 years late, there’s just one method to go.
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