A number of incredibly rare gaming related items and merch have recently shown up on Ebay. One such item is this listing for a Deadly Arts N64 prototype cart.
Per the seller, this proto cart has the N64 game Deadly Arts on it. Unfortunately, the Ebay seller listed the N64 prototype with the incorrect product information. Instead of describing this cart, the seller provided product info about the V-Rally Edition 99 for Nintendo 64. Of course, we’re assuming this is an accident.
However, the seller mentions (and documents) the missing label from the front of the cart. A number of retro collectors have their eye on this Ebay listing (there are currently 26 watching the listing and it is getting at least 1 view per hour).
“Video Game Prototypes like these are super uncommon.”
The current BIN of this Deadly Arts N64 prototype is set at $1,199.00 or made an offer. Obviously, the seller hasn’t had a bite. So, the seller may end up lowering the price.
The seller is located in the United States, so no worries about import fees.
Video game prototypes like these are super uncommon. If this listing catches your attention and you have some serious cash to spend on your N64 collection, check this out and make an offer.
Super Rare Deadly Arts N64 Prototype
Deadly Arts released in 1998 as a fighting game which in itself is was a rarity for N64 games. Although the North American version was called Deadly Arts, the Japanese and European version was titled G.A.S.P!! Fighters’ NEXTream or (Generation of Arts, Speed and Power).
Though the titles were different, the games were essentially the same. The main differences between the North American version and the Japanese/European version were the voices of the characters and different plates for the characters’ names.
Konami developed and self-published Deadly Arts. Interestingly, Konami released the smashingly successful dance simulation game, Dance Dance Revolution, during the same year they released Deadly Arts/ G.A.S.P!! Fighters’ NEXTream or (Generation of Arts, Speed and Power).
Be sure to check out other rare Nintendo prototypes and other system prototypes for sale below!
Other rare Nintendo video game prototypes for sale on Ebay:
- Crystal Mines Nintendo PROTOTYPE NES Color Dreams RARE – Rare prototype for Crystal Mines (developed by Color Dreams). For sale on Ebay with BIN at $299.99 (or best offer). This copy was most likely used by the press to review the game.
- Dr. Mario Nintendo NES PROTOTYPE super rare official Prototype pak – Extremely rare original proto to the venerable classic, Dr Mario. This NES prototype is listed at $1,400.
- Crash ‘N’ the Boys Street Challenge Nintendo PROTOTYPE NES Technos RARE Undumped – Here is another awesome and relatively rare Nintendo proto cart. Front label is black and white. Cart is on an official NES-TKEPROM-02 development board. There are slight difference from the completed game: the word “Sample” in the title screen.
- Times of Lore Nintendo PROTOTYPE NES Toho RARE – Check out this rare Times of Lore NES prototype. You can purchase this prototype for $599.99 or best offer. The label is a bit rough.
Rare carts for other systems
- Atari 2600 Proto Prototype Loaner Frankenstein’s Monster Ultra Rare – Snag this ultra rare 2600 proto for $329.99 (or best offer). Excellent condition. There are currently 10 people watching this listing, so it you want it get it before its too late!
- Street Hero Sega Game Gear PROTOTYPE Unreleased RARE – Rare Sega proto for the cancelled Game Gear title, Street Hero. Make this prototype yours for $1,000. Excellent condition (hence the high price).
- Bubble Bobble Sega Game Gear PROTOTYPE Taito RARE Undumped – Get Taito’s classic Bubble Bobble Sega Game Gear proto cart on Ebay for $549.99!