A collector has auctioned an Atari 2600 cartridge with a starting price of $ 90,000. The reason why this game has such a high rating is that it is a real historical rarity, of which only four cartridges of the game remain in the world.
This game was published in 1984, one year after the first major crisis suffered by the industry, by the family company Skill Screen Games, a small independent studio that distributed a very limited number of copies. This makes it not only a difficult game to find, it also makes it one of the last titles edited for this platform. In the description of the article on the website of the auction, the reasons why Extra Terrestrials deserves such a high starting price: according to its seller, it is the only cartridge owned by a collector. The remaining units remain in the Personal Computer Museum of Brantford of Canada, since Extra Terrestrials is the only game developed for Atari 2600 created and distributed in that country, so it has a “great historical value”.
In the last few months we have seen how really unique games have reached the auctions with very high prices, like the prototype of the unpublished game of Akira for almost $ 3,000 or a rare cartridge of Super Mario Bros. new with a record price. / p>
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