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December 14th, 2009 | Auctions, EarthBound

Last week I posted about the Super NES EarthBound prototype and/or review cart that was on eBay. The auction ended yesterday, and after 13 bids it sold for about $584.

Who bought it? What’s on the cart? Is it a review copy of the final build? Or does it have a work-in-progress version of EarthBound on it? Judging from all stuff in the magazine reviews and the weird things in the EarthBound Player’s Guide, it’s possible there are not-fully localized review copies floating around out there somewhere. We’ll just have to wait and see who won it and hope they’re willing to dump its contents so we can find out.


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6 Comments to EarthBound Proto(?) Sells for $584

santiagoff said on Dec. 14, 2009

Cheap, considering the price of the other protos. Right?

curiouspasserby said on Dec. 14, 2009

I’m surprised it went so low. Hopefully whoever bought it decides to dump it, I think that would be really interesting (And probably open up a slew of translation changes).

Sora444 said on Dec. 14, 2009

Seeing how big the cart is or the chip w/e its called, it might be somewhat of a pain to play it on the SNES. Might have to sacrifice a SNES cart but that big game won’t fit in the cart.

LucasTizma said on Dec. 14, 2009

Dammit, I got sniped at the LAST second… I was monitoring that auction forever, too. LOL

Starwolf_UK said on Dec. 15, 2009

I hope whatever happens we hear the result. I hate it when these things vanish into the ether (even if the info is as basic as same as final build…as has happened a few times with Sonic prototypes)

GhostSonic said on Apr. 9, 2010

It was never seen or heard from again.


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