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Legend of Zelda II 2 The Adventure of Link NES SAMPLE PROTOTYPE Nintendo and More! #prototype #nintendo #link #zelda #adventure

zelda-prototype

Hello all. It’s been a while since I made a post on here. It’s been a very hectic month and to be quite frank, I wasn’t able to even consider making a post due to the amount of work involved in my personal life. But the tidal wave has passed and I can continue to resume posts on VGA :).

The featured auction is for a prototype (or sample?) Legend of Zelda II for the NES (Adventure of Link). Submitted by Scott (thanks!), this auction has now passed the $500 mark. In order not to paraphrase too much, I figured it be best to just paste the description here since the seller did a nice job detailing the auction:

Hello,

I am selling a recently re-discovered item from my NES collection. This is an ULTRA RARE sample / prototype copy of The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

This cartridge was given to me in the fall of 1988 by a family friend who worked at Nintendo of America in Redmond, WA. It is a complete or near-complete NA version of the game as I played through it as a child and did beat it. The cartridge still works (see pictures) and the battery backup is still functioning as my original saves are still there (see pictures). I do not know the exact history of where in NoA this cart came from, only that it was given to me pre-NA release and it has been in my parents attic for the last 20+ years.

I had intended to have VGA verify this before posting, however, they are no longer verifying samples/prototypes.

You may notice that ‘Nintendo’ is spelled wrong on the label (Nintedo). This appears to be a somewhat regular mis-print of genuine Nintendo samples/prototypes. If you look on Google or Ebay, you will find other cartridges with this same misprint.

I do not know if the chip/board for this unit is the same as the NA retail or if it is unique as I have no way to personally verify the bits. However, I am 100% confident that this cart came from NoA and neither the case nor board have ever been the retail version of the game.

I think that’s about it, let me know what other information I can provide and I am happy to provide as much information as possible.

Thanks & please let me know if you have any questions

I’ve seen prototypes on ebay before and although I don’t feel there’s many prototype collectors as there once was (probably due to how expensive it gets to acquire one), I’ve seen a drop in price for proto’s. However, proto’s like The Legend of Zelda II will not end low as it’s a grade A game. Proto’s of lesser known games are obviously less desirable so I’d be shocked if the LOZII game ends at the current bid. Always interesting to see what the ending price will be.

Click here for Legend of Zelda II 2 The Adventure of Link NES SAMPLE PROTOTYPE Nintendo

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Good luck!

Merchandise 1

Atari 2600 XANTE Worm War 1 – Extremely Rare R10 Video Game Holy Grail #atari #xante #wormwar #videogame #game #nintendo #gamecollect #holygrail

Atari 2600 XANTE Worm War 1 extremely rare R10

Hey all! Today is going to be a quick post. Apologies for the speedy post, but it’s a very busy month for me and hopefully I can get some posts in. Nonetheless, whatever I posted will ALWAYS have some goodies :). Check em out!

Atari 2600 XANTE Worm War 1 extremely rare R10 video game holy grail – ultra super duper incredibly rare! Thanks T Sal!
Sonic The Hedgehog Exclusive Badge
The Legend of Zelda : Green Rupee with Display Stand – super cool!
Legend Of Zelda Club Nintendo Messenger Bag – fake?
Mario Puppet Kooler – Nintendo NES Vintage 1989 Merchandise
Playstation 2 Branded Pencil Cup and Pencil – RARE promotional item
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Sentinel Black Baseball Flex Cap Hat OFFICIAL NEW
Metal Gear Rising PS3 Collector’s Edition Soundtrack Plasma Lamp
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK CD Assassin’s Creed Syndicate edition promo limited big ben

Good luck!

#atari #xante #wormwar #videogame #game #nintendo #gamecollect #holygrail

Japan Import Posters

Rare Video Game Posters! #nintendo #gameposters #videogameposters #posters #supermariobros #supermario

Saturn Bomberman Fight!!! Sega Saturn B2 Promo Poster 2

Some of the rarest video game posters come from Japan. Why is that you ask? Because the posters are only available in Japan lol. And also because 99% of the time the artwork or presentation is completely different from what you see in North America / Europe. So for example, a Castlevania Symphony of the Night poster in North America showcases Dracula’s castle in a dark setting (yes, it’s super cool). But the Japanese version of the game has this beautiful painting-like artwork that’s memorizing, and many collectors seek the original SOTN poster from Japan because most hardcore collectors consider the posters from Japan to be the first prints of the game, while the N.American posters are 2nd waves (obviously because they are released later).

Nonetheless, it depends on the taste of the collector. Some collectors only buy N.American posters, others buy both or just Japanese posters. I myself like to buy both as there’s a different flavor from a favorite game.

Seller 201itachi has a bunch of rare video game posters up for sale right now on eBay. Ranging from Metal Slug to Super Mario Bros., there’s a nice variety of posters in his store. So if you’re looking to find some Japanese posters to add to your collection look no further!

If you want to check it out, click here for rare Japanese video game posters. The seller also has an Instagram account as well where he showcases his beautiful collection as well as post items for sale! Check him out and please follow!

Good luck!

Statues

Ratchet and Clank Carbonox Statue, Super Mario Christmas Wrapping and More! #RatchetandClank #statue #supermario #nintendo #nes #snes #game

Ratchet and Clank Carbonox Statue

Quick post for today, but some goodies here. All auctions are ending today so don’t wait if you need to add any of these to your collection!

Good luck!

Rare Game Auctions:
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McFARLANE FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S THE SHOW STAGE CONSTRUCTION SET
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Space shuttle project Nes game
Super Mario & Luigi Happy Holidays Christmas Gift Wrap w Ribbon Wrapping Paper
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Super Metroid Nintendo Super Famicom SFC Handbill Flyer Poster Art Samus
NINTENDO STAR FOX ZERO T-Shirt Medium M PAX East 2016
Five Nights at Freddys Funko Pen Set 12 pcs 2 of Each Character With Retail Case
1993 Nintendo Mario pog set of 9 – RARE! Great condition
Nintendo Products Guide for 1996 VERY RARE SALESMAN FIELD GUIDE

#RatchetandClank, #statue, #supermario, #nintendo, #nes, #snes, #game

Apps Featured

Sweet Jump – New Arcade App for Android (DOWNLOAD NOW!)

Sweet Jump Arcade Mobile App Android Google Play Gumshoe Apps

Hey everyone. Thought it would be nice to help my cousin out who just created her first app titled “Sweet Jump”. It’s available on the Google Play Store and if you can download it now that would be great. The physical link below:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gumshoeapps.SweetJump

I know she’s been working on this for the past 4 months and to be honest it looks pretty damn nice for a first app. I never realized how much work is involved in getting an app ready but seems she knows what she’s doing :). Basically it’s a fast-action platform game where you need to time your jumps in order to pass the tree branches that come from the sides. The idea is to escape a flood in the city and collect gold stars while reaching level 300.

Anyone who plays a lot of mobile apps will probably want to know what kind of achievements there are. I basically just copied and pasted what my cousin put in her store listing below.

★★ Achievements in Game Services ★★

Level 1 – 20 jumps and your reward is 50 POINTS (Sweet Cake Reward)
Level 2 – 40 jumps and your reward is 80 POINTS (Red Jewel Reward)
Level 3 – 80 jumps and your reward is 120 POINTS (Gold Star reward)
Level 4 – 150 jumps and your reward is 150 POINTS (Trophy Reward)
Level 5 – 200 jumps and your reward is 200 POINTS (Gold Badge Reward)

Hopefully you guys can support her by downloading the app and playing! Any kind reviews will be greatly appreciated. It’s the least I can ask of you guys for providing weekly auction posts LOL. Thanks everyone. Enjoy!

Merchandise

Nintendo Employee 1987 Binder, Bomberman 64 The Second Attack and More! #nintendo #bomberman #n64 #snes #supermario #megaman #rockman #nes

nintendo entertainment system merchandisers manual guide nes

Today’s post is pretty much Nintendo prominent. But who doesn’t love Nintendo? 🙂

One of the auctions right now is for a really cool Nintendo Employee 1987 Merchandiser manual. What’s cool about this binder is that it shows the potential in-store displays you could order from Nintendo if you had a shop. Check out the Mike Tyson’s Punch Out standee and the Legend of Zelda counter stop display (btw, I’ve never seen this before!).

From the auctions description:

“This is a Nintendo Merchandiser’s Manual from 1987-1988. It contains Nintendo Fun Club News issues 1, 2, 4 and 6, which have been 3-hole punched on the sides so they could be put into the binder.

It also has some very rare documents from the Nintendo Fun Club.

The binder includes full service and repair manuals for the Nintendo M8 and M82 display units.

This binder and it’s contents were used by a Nintendo employee while performing their work. Some parts of it are slightly soiled, and some pages have small tears. A couple of the staples in one of the full-color inserts have come loose. A few of the pages have writing or highlighting done by the employee who owned this binder.

The full contents of the binder are listed below, separated into different sections, which are highlighted in red.”

If you’re interested in this auction, check out the Nintendo Binder here.

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Super Mario Bros RARE Vintage 1988 Mario Plush ACME Toy Doll Nintendo NES

Vintage Nintendo Super Mario Strips Bandages Sterile-Non-Stick Pad

The 100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987 Brett Weiss Signed CGE L.E. NEW

Famicom Rockman Megaman 1 2 3 4 5 6 Set Japan FC NES

Rare Nintendo Donkey Kong 64 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle 1999 Rose Art COMPLETE Nice

Tiger Electronics Handheld Game LCD – Sega Nights into Dreams

1988 Nintendo SUPER MARIO BROS. 36 Stickers SEALED

Nintendo Repair Center Guide Directory

Grand Theft Auto V Promo Dog Collar & leash Rockstar GamesNever Used

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Good luck!

Merchandise

Nintendo Power Super Mario Shoes, Splatoon Trucker Hats and More! #Nintendo #Nintendpower #SuperMario #Splatoon #gaming #gamecollection #NES

vintage nintendo power kids super mario bros tennis shoes 1989

Looks like today we have a bizarre item. I say it’s bizarre because of the price lol, but it’s actually a pretty cool piece. Someone managed to find some old Super Mario Nintendo Power shoes from when they were a kid.

Yup, the velcro, art fading, dirty insoles with a little red over the words “Super Mario” leaves this item to be quite the site for gamers who grew up the the 80’s/90’s.

Maybe not so much towards the late 90’s, but say you had these pairs back in 1991 and you were walking to school with them you felt like YOU WERE KING. Have beef on the playground with Billy? No problem! Fellow grade schoolers would come to your aid because you were “known” as the Nintendo Shoe Kid. You were super cool and had instint fame. I remember one of my friends had a Mario school bag. EVERYONE wanted to know him after because it was so cool back then. Who knows, maybe now Super Mario is replaced by Pokemon in the playground. But all I know is that the power was so great back then if you had anything nintendo (hence Nintendo Power baby).

On top of that, not much written in the description of the seller. Just a typical one liner with a high price tag.

Click here for Super Mario Nintendo Power shoes

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Vintage Super Rare 1982 Nintendo Donkey Kong promo Beach Towel feat. Mario
1992 vintage SUPER MARIO BROS copywrite CALCULATOR Nintendo European RARE Europe
CES 1990 Promotional Mega Man Hat Orange – Capcom Nintendo NES Promo – RARE E3
CES 1990 Promotional Mega Man Hat Pink – Capcom Nintendo NES Promo – RARE E3
Lot of 5 Super Mario 64 3-D 3D Nintendo Trading Cards Kelloggs Bowser Boo N64 96
2000 Nintendo VideoGame Superstars ZELDA and IMPA on horse MOC
Might & Magic Cloth Map
NEW METAL GEAR SOLID V THE PHANTOM PAIN ALERT SOUND SENSOR LIGHT
Nintendo Famicom Wars Promo VHS Video
Konami Metal Gear Solid 4 Ga-ko Alarm Clock
Very Rare, Exclusive, Sony PlayStation 2 989 Sports Blow-up Inflatable Chair
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Store Display Poster Sign Promo Promotional Sega Genesis
1976 Entex Tele-Pong
Super Mario Bros Stained Glass 3D Shadow Box Snes Super Nintendo
Legend of Zelda Stained Glass Collection Set of 3 – 3D Shadow Box Framed Art

Good luck!

Nintendo (NES)

$35,000 1990 Nintendo World Championships NWC Employee Jumpsuit #NWC #Nintendo #1990 #NES #NintendoWorldChampionships

1990 Nintendo World Championships NWC NES Event Employee Jumpsuit featured

Alright ladies and gentlemen. We got a pretty historic piece up on ebay now. If you’re a true game then you know what NWC stands for. Adding the year 1990 should be a dead giveaway.

Yes… NWC stands for Nintendo World Championships.

No, I’m not talking about the one from 2015. I’m talking about the ORIGINAL event. The one from 1990.

So here’s the thing. I always stumble upon some pretty cool stuff on ebay that is either from the actual 1990 event or somehow references it. Well today I stumbled upon a FREAKING EMPLOYEE NWC JUMPSUIT!

Sorry for the caps :).

Now I know all you retro gamers have your jaws dropped to the ground. But for all you new gamers who are not turned on by this piece, let’s just say that this jumpsuit is from a magical time unlike no other. A time where spirits roamed free, people dressed in weird clothing and didn’t care what you thought. A time where Saturday morning cartoons was an event in itself and where your local movie rental store would make a big deal when a new video game came out.

I’m talking about a scared period in time here. Well this “jump suit” is from that freaking time man! The jump suit represents innocence, fun, excitement, and something more than you or I can comprehend. That jump suit was worn at the coolest video game event in history. Who knows, perhaps the jumpsuit is filled with hidden secrets. Perhaps there’s still that ketchup and mustard stain that the employee forgot to clean off during break time at the NWC event. Maybe the fog smoke that blasted onto the gaming stage still roams in the fabric of this jumpsuit. No one except the seller will know.

And speaking about the seller, he too is a mysterious figure. Not revealing much is his description which states:

“1990 Nintendo World Championships NWC NES Event Employee Jumpsuit! Used by an employee for the actual 1990 Nintendo World Championships! These are rarer than the 1990 NWC carts themselves! Original and not a replica. Free shipping in the USA!”

I wanted to get more from the seller. Perhaps there’s a crazy story he didn’t feel like mentioning about this jumpsuit. Is he the original owner? Is there anything else he could add to this jumpsuit to make it more bada** than it is? (ex: photos? letter? ANYTHING??). And again, to my disappointment, the seller doesn’t seem to want to disclose anything after reaching out to him through ebay. All he wrote back was this:

“It is authentic. I am am xxxx on forums. I picked it up from a gentleman who passed many years ago.”

Yes, vague and not very refreshing, especially for a $35,000 item! But nonetheless, it’s still a pretty cool piece. Although I can’t confirm 100% if this item is authentic (we never make claims on this site unless we have 100% proof), it’s still a neat item to have in your watch list. Will someone buy this jumpsuit? Will anyone DARE submit an offer?

Click here to find the $35,000 1990 Nintendo World Championships NWC Employee Jumpsuit

#NWC #Nintendo #1990 #NES #NintendoWorldChampionships