I love seeing this cart show up.
If you’ve never heard of the game, its kinda rare. As of three years ago, less than five copies have been confirmed to exist, with three of them passing through the hands of our own Nicola. Not sure what the count on them is now. If you have any luck finding one of these in the wild, let me know next time you go to a Casino, as I’d like to tag along on your luck. If you like casino games, we recommend that you visit this website, although itâ€™s in Norwegian
Apparently, in 1995 Blockbuster organized their second Video Game Championship. There were two categories, up to 13 and over 14 years old. You also had to choose to compete on the SNES or Genesis. From June 14th to July 9th there was a Store Championship Competition, then the WVGC-Finals. Each store had to award a Store Champions with a prize of free rentals for the next two years (two games a month).
The best eleven players then won a trip to San Francisco for the final fight in August, inside the GamePro (gaming magazine) HQ.
For SNES, Rare built the well known Donkey Kong Competition Edition cart. For Genesis, Acclaim made this cart. Unlike the DK cart however, this cart could not be won, nor bought. Store owners were ordered to destroy the cart after the competition. Not surprisingly however, that didn’t always happen.
The last copy (that I remember), went for a final price of $2,068.05. Since then there has been others listed, including one for $50,000. Recently ShopGoodwill had one sell in a lot for an absurd amount. However, it appears it ended up unpaid and was relisted on eBay.