Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nerd History: Expensive Video Game Prototypes and Lost Games

I've always found the market for video game prototypes to be rather strange and fascinating all at once. With the recent attempted sale of a Final Fantasy II NES prototype getting attention for its $50k price tag, Boing Boing did some uncovering of some of the biggest sales.

My favorite rare game, for what it's worth, isn't a prototype at all but rather a gold cartridge considered the "holy grail" for collectors, the Nintendo World Championships game which was part of a massive tournament from Nintendo. The weirdest one I'm aware of is a Legend of Zelda title that was a downloadable title for a Japanese satellite system. All very strange.

Any old prototypes or lost games that tickle your fancy?

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