Remember the Sega Genesis Blockbuster World Championships II Cart that has been on eBay for quite some time? Looks like it finally sold. Price? $5,000.00.
If you`ve missed the previous posts on the game, less than five copies have been confirmed to exist, with three of them passing through the hands of our own Nicola.
Apparently, in 1995 Blockbuster organized their second Video Game Championship. For SNES, Rare built the well known Donkey Kong Competition Edition cart. For Genesis, Acclaim made this cart.
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).
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.
I know a copy sold circa 2005 – 2007 (sold by Nicola) for $2,068.05, but can`t remember at the moment if any of the others have changed hands recently, or if so how much.