Friday, January 06, 2006

How Much Would You Pay to Play Super Mario Bros.?

During summer 2004, when Nintendo announced that they were going to release classic NES games for the GBA for $20 a pop, I was truly baffled. I mean c’mon, most of the games released for it – Metroid, Excitebike, Ice Climber, etc. – were nearly twenty years old!

I must have not been the only one who thought that they were overpriced, as they did quite poorly in sales in the U.S. (in Japan, however, they proved to be quite popular). Nevertheless, there is one of those classic games that is now selling for over $60 on eBay.

Classic Super Mario Bros.

Yep, the game that most people with NES’s will pay for you to take it off their hands. The game that was already released a few years ago on Game Boy Color. To add insult to injury, the Game Boy Color version was far superior to the newer GBA Classic Series version (it not only had the original game on it, but a boat load of extra features as well).

You have to wonder why people are paying so much for this game on eBay. C’mon, if you really want Super Mario Bros. in portable form, you should at least buy it on Game Boy Color (cheaper, no less!), as that version is much better. Like Staind204 (a member of the forums) said:

“There’s a difference between being a collector and an idiot”.


At 1:10 AM, Anonymous Wedge14 said...

Hey! I'm tottally checking out your blog.

Yeah the Gb colour version is vastly superior to all other versions. Probably played that thing more then the original. It truly makes the idea of buying a dusty old NES cartridge utterly absurd.

But to think who is paying 60 dollars for the original mario?
I'll give them a deal. I'll give them The original Mario for 55 and i'll throw in Duck hunt for free.


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