Are you the type of person that loves super special things that no one else has? Do you have an extra $150,000.00 laying around waiting to be blown? Are you a gamer? If you answered yes to these questions, than some guy on eBay has the perfect item for you! That’s right folks, you could own a prototype copy of The Legend of Zelda, a treasure that the buyer states is “THE single most impressive item in video game collecting in [his] humble opinion.” It doesn’t look like there is much difference between this “prototype” and a normal copy of The Legend of Zelda, so don’t expect Link to be shooting a machine gun or hanging out with robotic ninjas.
This is definitely not the type of auction that a
poor fledgling writer such as myself will take part in, but I’ll be curious if someone actually pays the full price. I would also like to meet that person and spend the day looking at the game through thick glass, though I expect to be doing so in some sort of underground mansion or atop a majestic high-rise. For those of you that have your doubts, the buyer also included a video showing him playing the game, which to me seems like the kind of action that would depreciate the value of such an item. Then again, I don’t deal in antique gaming.