Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NTSC Stadium Events for sale!

Someone is auctioning off a copy of the US NTSC version of Stadium Events! 6 days and 11 hours left and it's already up to $600. Of course if you are a console game collector you know this is a must have. It's the rarest licensed NES game ever made. At the time of its launch during the holiday season of 1987, Stadium Events was only available at Northern-region Woolworth's Department Store, which was a test market for Bandai. In 1988, Nintendo purchased the North American rights to the Family Fun Fitness mat technology and re-released it as the Power Pad. The two Family Fun Fitness-branded games that had already been released, as well as Bandai's version of the running pad accessory, were pulled from shelves and presumed destroyed. Because of this odd sequence of events, only 2000 copies are believed to have been produced, of which it is estimated that 200 copies reached consumers before being recalled.