Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Earthbound NES Promo Cartridge

Earthbound NES Promo Cartridge
A seller on ebay is listing a ton of rare promotional items and samples. The one that caught my eye was a promo cartridge for Earthbound NES. That's right, NES.

Nintendo made a few of these Earthbound NES cartridges to show a shows like E3. Earthbound NES was never released because Nintendo decided to focus on the Super Nintendo. Most of these promo cartridges were destroyed but this one lives on.

It is definitely rare and a great collectors item. The ebay seller says the last one sold for $1,000. I can't verify that, but that price sounds about right for an item like this.

See Earthbound NES Auction


Unknown said...

I'm such a fan of Earthbound as you can see from my handle. I wish I could pick this up! Same with that brand new copy that was up a few months ago.

Anonymous said...

What's to say this isn't just a promo?

Stick a patched EEPROM famicom Mother board in there with a stack up converter and voila.

Anonymous said...

Who agrees that Nintendo needs to make a remake of Mother 1 and 3 for the 3DS? Since some of us got Mother 2/EarthBound for SNES

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - I would love to see Earthbound 1 and 3 in the US. Earthbound was a very unique RPG with tons of character and I loved it. Hopefully Nintendo gives it to us someday but I'm not going to hold my breath.

Anonymous said...

The owner of this is on RetrowareTV.com - Roo from 16-Bit Gems

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