Rare Final Fantasy II Cartridge Pops Up on Ebay for $50,000 (Plus Shipping)

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Benjo

The listing has been removed :(

I guess it's back to Duck Hunt and Zelda on the ol' NES top loader

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NcOle

I'd like to know what it takes to become a video game historian.

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raymondcarver

It doesn't quite have the feel of holding cartridges in your hand, but my laptop with HDMI and my Wii make my perfect classic gaming experience. I still take take my NES and other cartridges out when I play the emulators--just for nostalgia's sake.

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Scatter

You can ask any ridiculous amount of money for anything on eBay.

It's only news IMO when someone pays it.

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abowlofsoda

+1

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Gezzer

It's funny how nostalgia and money can add up to some really over priced items.

I had an original Atari 800 (two cart slots and 4 joy stick ports) for the longest time. Had the stupid tape drive, a 5 1/4 floppy drive, printer, modem, joysticks, trackball, and so many tech books it wasn't funny. I think I bought everything and anything Antic and Analog published. Oh a ton of games/programs/carts as well, most were legit too. I must of spent at least 5 grand over the years on it.

I only had consoles till around 97 when I jumped back into computers. Decided that the old Atari was just gathering dust so I gave it to a friend of mine for his kids. I asked him one day how they liked it and my friend said "oh I gave it to Sally Ann, you didn't give me a TV for it so it was useless". Oh yeah, he's an EX friend now.

Well I checked it out in the local Salvation Army thrift store and they wanted 50 bucks for everything. So I was tempted to buy it all back. About 6 months later while I was on ebay I decided to check out what they were going for. Someone had sold a some what complete system for 1,500. My system had so much stuff it must of been worth at least 2 maybe 3 grand. I quickly went down to see if the Sally Ann still had it and I was told "we sent it off to be recycled, it was just taking up too much shelf space".

But you know what? Today I'd almost pay for another, I loved that system. Good thing we have emulators to take it's place. I have a hard enough time justifying my new computer purchases. If I spent way too much on an really old system, I'd be toast. lol

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John Pombrio

Read Scatter's comment above. They especially goes to "the stuff that got thrown away".

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West996

You can buy a system that plays both NES and SNES games for about $50 at thinkgeek.com

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mls067

I myself am a proud owner of one of those...well my wife is anyway. I could care less but she loves those old games and this thing works great for her

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limitbreaker

So that means that they had already translated the entire game and we just never got it released here which is terrible considering the pletora of crappy games that was released on thd NES. Before FF7 most gamers had no idea what an RPG was and unfortunately only a very few of thrm were ever released. Squaresoft released a dumbed down version of final fantasy 4 here in north america and called it final fantasy 2 on the snes. Squaresoft believed that the reason rpg games didnt do very well here was because north americans are too dumb so making the games more.simple with easier foes and less spells may have seemed like the answer.

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Gezzer

Maybe Square thought we were too stupid but Enix sure didn't.
I don't think we missed out on any of the Dragon Warrior series, can't say for sure but I know I played a lot of different ones. lol

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Lednaara

Actually Final Fantasy 1 was released in the US for the NES. I remember having it, Faxanadu, Zelda, and Kid Icarus. I had more, but those were my favorites.

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limitbreaker

Yeah, we had final fantasy 1,4 and then 6 and they were called 1,2 and 3. On the psx they released 7 and it confused every fan who had no idea why they suddenly jumped from 3 to 7. I personally think the reason why 7 was so successful in america was the comertials showing fmv videos making the game look.like a movie.

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MrSelatcia

I have a copy of FF2 for snes still even though I no longer have a snes. I knew it was really 4, but I had no idea 3 was really 6. I remember renting 3 and loving it when I was a teenager, but I was never able to find it again as the store (it was a grocery store) stopped renting games shortly after.
I'm tracking that down asap. Thanks for the info.

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wolfing

I'll wait and buy it pre-owned in Gamestop for $42,000

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Paul_Lilly

lol!

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Exarkun1138

NO game is worth $50,000!!! That is absurd! Anyone who would buy that either has way too much money or no life....or both!

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NavarWynn

I remember when I thought "no game is worth $75!" ...of course that was in 1996...

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Lednaara

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Still, it'd be pretty sweet to have something that's virtually one of a kind. But then I'd have to find a working NES to play it on. Mine died years ago sadly.

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nbrowser

heh I have a fully functional NES here....not for sale mind you but Super Mario Bros looks insane on a modern 55 inch TV......

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somethingelse

Lednaara, no problem! If you buy the game for $50,000, I'll sell you my NES for $100,000. It has a crack on the top cover, but it works perfectly. I'll give you two controllers, the A/C adapter and A/V cables. For an extra $20,000 I'll give you the red gun too. Ping me if your interested, it's a once in a life time opportunity and sure not too last long

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Lednaara

Neah if I really REALLY wanted to play those old games I'd get that system from thinkgeek for 50 bucks. I wonder if my Zelda saves are still there... lol

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USraging

A/V cables came later.

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somethingelse

Are you suggesting I am trying to scam? I have the coax cable adapter too, but that will be another $20k!

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