Retro Game Corps – An Unreleased NES Game Is Up For Auction on eBay
As a collector of vintage video games, I’m constantly on the lookout for interesting finds on eBay. Recently, I came across an auction on eBay for an unreleased NES game. It was called Retro Game Corps. I was intrigued, and wanted to know more about the game.
Frank Cifaldi finds unreleased NES game on eBay
Video game collectors are getting together to help save two unreleased Nintendo Entertainment System games that are being auctioned on eBay. The auctions have drawn interest from collectors and preservationists all over the world.
The auctions are currently being hosted by two separate sellers in California. Both have over 100 percent positive feedback. Both of them have been listed for hundreds of successful transactions. They are also willing to offer guaranteed responses to auction winners.
One of the auctions is for a prototype NES demo cartridge. The rare game was designed to support the Power Glove peripheral. In addition to the prototype cartridge, it includes a WATA-certified development board. It also comes with a disembodied hand cursor.
The other auction is for a localized version of a Famicom real-time strategy game. The game is called Battlefields of Napoleon In Occident. It was published by Broderbund. It was never released in the US, though.
The game was originally exclusive. But it was later available for sale on eBay. The game contains original box art and packaging design. It also comes with two additional CHR ROMs.
Frank Cifaldi, the founder of the Video Game History Foundation, has been working to raise funds to purchase the two unreleased Nintendo Entertainment System games for his nonprofit. He wants to acquire the games in order to preserve them for future generations.
Cifaldi’s concerns about retro game corps auction
Frank Cifaldi, the co-director of the Video Game History Foundation, has a vested interest in preserving the history of video games. Aside from collecting and cataloging rare prototype games, he’s also in the business of promoting game preservation through educational and promotional efforts. The VGHF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that holds conferences and events to highlight the best of old school gaming. If you’re looking to buy a collectible or two, be sure to check out Cifaldi’s eBay store, where you’ll find more than a few gems.
On top of his usual list of must-haves, Cifaldi has been scouring the globe for the next gen in video game prototypes. While he’s had some success procuring high-quality prototypes, he says he needs your help in order to build the foundation’s library of rare video games. The Video Game History Foundation has a small staff of volunteers who are hard at work.
While Cifaldi has not released exact figures, he estimates his auction will raise between $5 and $10k. He’s a good sport and is more than willing to take donations. In fact, his Twitter feed is a treasure trove of useful tidbits. He’s even dubbed his store the “Retro Games Warehouse” for good reason. If he can’t find the perfect prototype for you, he’ll try to find someone who can.