There are still relics of the past to discover, treasures that have not been fully reviewed. This is what happens even with a console as legendary and long-lived as the NES. The first system of Nintendo it was quite a revolution that had hundreds of well-known titles, except two.
As revealed by Frank Cifaldi, founder and co-director of the Video Game History Foundation, there are two completely unreleased NES games up for auction right now. In other words, we are talking about works that never reached the market and that, of course, have not been digitized in any way.
🚨Attention video game preservation fans with money to spare🚨
There are currently TWO unreleased, one-of-a-kind, never-digitized games for the original NES on eBay right now. This has literally never happened before. Our resources are stretched thin, and we could use help. pic.twitter.com/54ym603mHM
— Frank Cifaldi (PRGE).nes (@frankcifaldi) October 11, 2022
Attention video game preservation fans with money to spare. There are currently TWO unreleased, one-of-a-kind, never-digitized games for the original NES on eBay right now. This has literally never happened before. Our resources are scarce and we could use some help.
What are these two mysterious games? One of them is about Battlefields of Napoleona real-time strategy title that has never left Japan and is wrapped in a package containing the files that Nintendo had to copy to begin distribution.
On the other hand we have Scanner, a work the sea of peculiar. In this case we refer to an unfinished prototype of Rare that sought to take advantage of the Nintendo Power Glove. It is one of the most disastrous accessories of the Japanese company, with a launch made in 1989. Its value increases when taking into account that only Super Glove Ball came to take advantage of this tool.
Cifaldi’s objective when disseminating this information is to raise the necessary funds to be able to buy both titles and thus guarantee its preservation. Currently we can find them on eBay, by two different sellers, and their prices are already beginning to touch the tens of thousands of dollars.
Battlefields of Napoleon adds up to $9,100 at the time of this writing, while Scanner It’s at $7,400. We will finally see who takes the cat to the water, since they are two extremely coveted collectibles.
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