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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by Opa Opa Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:07 am

It's a NintendoAge member's listing.

Surprise, surprise. :roll:
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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by MrPopo Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:11 am

Maybe if it was a mid-development prototype it would be worth the price he's asking (and it'd be a Famicom cart). But a test cart of the final rom? That's less interesting.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by CRTGAMER Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:36 am

What makes VGA the expert and jacking up the price simply because of their judgment of a game? That silly VGA rating just causes the gullible into buying it. There are so many other sale sources that are not taken into account that gives a true assessment of the average price. Yeah I know they can't realistically take independent Retro Stores, Thrift Stores or Swap Meet prices into the picture but I sure can.

Sorry about the Rant, back to the cart. Any prerelease game might be worth getting, but certainly not to be remained sealed. Very likely some bugs in the game, but would be nice to uncover an extra feature that did not make the final cut.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by AppleQueso Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:42 am

CRTGAMER wrote:What makes VGA the expert and jacking up the price simply because of their judgment of a game? That silly VGA rating just causes the gullible into buying it. There are so many other sale sources that are not taken into account that gives a true assessment of the average price. Yeah I know they can't realistically take independent Retro Stores, Thrift Stores or Swap Meet prices into the picture but I sure can.

VGA doesn't say anything about price. VGA grades condition. Nothing more.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by Opa Opa Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:55 am

What's the shelf life on a proto anyway?
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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by D.D.D. Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:46 pm

Opa Opa wrote:It's a NintendoAge member's listing.

Surprise, surprise. :roll:


What? Are they hoity toity or something?
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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by Opa Opa Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:56 pm

D.D.D. wrote:What? Are they hoity toity or something?

"Hoity toity" is debatable but it isn't surprising that the prototype cart comes from a NintendoAge member. There are some pretty heavy collectors over there.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by DinnerX Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:00 pm

D.D.D. wrote:
Opa Opa wrote:It's a NintendoAge member's listing.

Surprise, surprise. :roll:


What? Are they hoity toity or something?

Supposedly yes.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by Gunstar Green Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:17 am

Opa Opa wrote:What's the shelf life on a proto anyway?


EPROMs are a crap-shoot after about 25 years.
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Re: The Legend of Zelda prototype.

by AppleQueso Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:30 am

Gunstar Green wrote:
Opa Opa wrote:What's the shelf life on a proto anyway?


EPROMs are a crap-shoot after about 25 years.


Not necessarily. People have found and dumped Atari protos that are older than that.

Of course if you're holding onto an un-dumped 25+ year old prototype you're seriously playing with fire not getting it dumped.
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