All hardcore Nintendo gamers must be knowing that Nintendo releases ultra-rare and super-valuable Nintendo World Championship cartridges from time-to-time. So this time the company has come up with the prototype cartridge for The Legend of Zelda. Buying this cartridge will be heavy on your pockets because it has a high price tag and currently it is available on ebay. So if you wanna know the price tag then let me tell you that right now the cost of cartridge is $150,000.00. To be fair, seller tjcurtin1 is also including a factory sealed and graded copy of The Legend of Zelda, but the main star of this listing is clearly the yellow prototype cartridge.
It isn’t much to look at, but the seller says that it still works and still even saves – not bad for a cartridge that is apparently dated February 23, 1987. If the cartridge was indeed made around that date, that means this copy of The Legend of Zelda was making its way around Nintendo of America’s offices six months before the retail version released. For those doubting the cartridge’s authenticity (or the claim that it’s still in working order), the seller made a YouTube video demonstrating that the cartridge boots up just fine when popped into an NES. Here’s a video of it just check it out.
If I will tell you the real fact then there don’t seem to be any differences between this prototype and the retail version also the seller does point out that he hasn’t played through it all the way yet, so there could very well be some differences which remain undiscovered, but if its worth buying or not totally depends on the user but still then you should probably keep that little caveat in mind. If it isn’t different from its retail cousin, you’re buying the prototype because it’s a prototype, and not because it provides an ultra-rare glimpse at gameplay elements that were left on the cutting room floor. So till now 37 offers made on the prototype, and while a few are currently pending, most have been declined.