Sega Genesis Blockbuster World Video Game Championships II
Last time I posted about one of these, there were less than five copies confirmed to exist, with three of them passing through the hands of Nicola (one of gameSniped original writers and a Italian collector). Not sure if this is a previously unknown copy.
In 1995 Blockbuster organized their second Video Game Championship. For SNES, Rare built the well known Donkey Kong Competition Edition cart. For Genesis, Acclaim made this cart.
There were two categories, up to 13 and over 14 years old. You also had to choose to compete on the SNES or Genesis. From June 14th to July 9th there was a Store Championship Competition, then the Finals. Each store had to award a Store Champions with a prize of free rentals for the next two years (two games a month).
The game itself contains watered down versions of NBA Jam Tournament Edition and Judge Dredd.
Unlike the Donky Kong cart however, this cart could not be won, nor bought. Store owners were ordered to destroy the cart after the competition. Not surprisingly however, that didn't always happen.
I know a copy sold circa 2005 - 2007 (by Nicola) for $2,068.05, a horrible condition copy in 2010 for $2,000 and last year a copy sold for $4,500 - $5,000.
Auction Here - The top of the cart looks like the seller has obscured the "Not For Resale" text in the image.
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